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St. Louis area educators, here is your chance to learn about Second Life and how it can a useful application for your classroom! We’re offering two levels of courses, one on June 15 and 16, the other on June 18.
Second Life for Educators- Level I
June 15 and 16, 2009 at CSD: www.csd.org/tele
Second Life, a 3D virtual world created by it “residents,” offers a range of new and exciting possibilities for educators and their students. Already there is a broad range of prominent educational institutions and organizations exploring the use of virtual worlds for the delivery of a wide range of courses and educational events including distance and flexible education, presentations and discussions, historical recreations, multimedia and game design and language learning practice. This class will take you into the virtual world of Second Life and showcase many of the top educational uses!
[Single day classes are $138 for CSD members, $214 for nonmembers and 2 day classes are $276 for CSD members, $428 nonmembers]
Second Life for Educators- Level II
June 18, 2009 at CSD: www.csd.org/tele
This advanced class takes participants who have completed Second Life for Educators- Level I into the more advanced features of the multi-user virtual environment. Participants will learn how to participate in a personal learning network in Second Life and how to create their own learning environment.
Indianapolis Zoo has a popular, annual Earth Day videoconference. I can’t say that I know of too many others out there – can anyone list some? Have any collaborative project ideas over videoconference for Earth Day? I know I’m going to be getting inquiries on the topic in the next couple of weeks…
(photo from Visible Earth – a catalog of NASA images)
The Midwest Education Technology Conference started today! It’s not too late, however, to participate. Walk-in registration is welcome. We will be at the St. Charles Convention Center bright and early tomorrow morning! Sessions start at 9:30, but registration opens at 6:30. There is an exhibit hall with dozens of vendors, and break out sessions that cover everything from videoconferencing to differentiated instruction to digital media. There are over 140 breakout sessions that cover one or more of these levels: Awareness: exploring & gathering; Training: developing new skill sets; Systemic: systemic change agent. Districts from all over the St. Louis area (and beyond!) attend this fantastic conference! See you there…