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Interactive Videoconferencing Showcase - Go beyond your virtual classroom

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Participate and share : Poster

Tuesday, December 1, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Genevieve Kaplan  
Karen Leonard  
Matt Schullek  
Jacqueline Benitez  
Tami Moehring  
Ren Love  
Kristin Edwards  

Learn interactive ways to go beyond your virtual classroom! Hear live-content providers discuss programs and give examples. Explore ways to collaborate outside of your class and how to integrate it all into the curriculum. Hear from teachers' experiences pre and during COVID-19 shelter orders.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The Interactive Videoconferencing Showcase will showcase ways for participants to bring outside perspective into their virtual classrooms. We will be cover the following topics during the poster session:
Interactive Collaborations
There will be multiple presentations that will focus on collaborations over video conferencing. Presenters will showcase tools to find collaborations, create their own, and enhance their students' educational experiences!
1:40 - 1:50 pm Kristen Edwards - Distance Learning Specialist
2:00 - 2:10 pm Karen Leonard - Director of Education Technology and Computer Science
2:20 - 2:30 pm Tami Moehring – Content Provider Liaison for the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)

Live Content Provider Programs
Multiple content providers will be connected live and showcasing the programs that they offer. Participants will be able to interact with providers and ask questions. Presenters will demonstrate where to find these resources.
1:30 - 1:40 pm California Academy of Sciences
1:50 - 2:00 pm Greenville Zoo
2:10 - 2:20 pm The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Participants will have the chance to:
-Speak with experts in the video conferencing field
-Q&A with content providers
-Experience an interactive virtual learning program
-Network with IVC experts and educators

Supporting research
Paccone, P. (2015). Using Video Conferencing Technology to Connect Students.
Newsome, B. (2013). The Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Churchill Fellowship to investigate best practice in science education via video conferencing - Canada, USA. Churchill Trust, Canberra.

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Genevieve Kaplan, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Genevieve Kaplan has served as the Director of Education at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza since January 2020. Prior to this role, she worked as the Director of Education at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. A graduate of The George Washington University’s Museum Studies Program, Genevieve worked at several museums in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore/Annapolis area including the Banneker-Douglass Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the National Air and Space Museum.

Karen Leonard, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Matt Schullek, Ohio History Connection
Jacqueline Benitez, California Academy of Sciences
Ren Love, Greenville Zoo
Kristin Edwards, CiTi BOCES

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