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Engaging Students Through VFTs

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 1 of 3, at station "STATION 1 - Student Engagement Best Practices" within the playground "Let the Games Begin! Play With Interactive Videoconferencing PLN"; scroll down to see more details.

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Jasmin Poor  

Learn how authentic activities support engagement during synchronous virtual field trips. Through virtual field trips, teachers are able to address content standards by connecting with experts.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Science, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content standards and student technology standards.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

By the end of the program, participants will understand the value of virtual field trips and how they can support them in addressing content standards in the classroom in a meaningful way.


Intro question- Have you ever attended a VFT before?- 5 minute intro
Go over agenda
Address learning target for program
Introduce myself
Discussion about VFTs -5 minutes
Introduce story-based scenario programs
Discuss technology options for connecting
Closing with feedback from teachers.

Supporting research

Cole, C, Ray, K. and Zanetis, J. (2009) Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms: A Program Development Guide, 2nd Edition, ISTE.

Greenberg, A. and Zanetis, J. (2012) “The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, “Cisco.

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Jasmin Poor, Roper Mountain Science Center

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