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Using Mobile Technologies to Create Meaningful Arts-Based Encounters for Preservice Teachers

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Broad Street Atrium

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Associate Professor
West Chester Univ of PA
Matthew Kruger-Ross, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration. He teaches graduate courses on educational technology, curriculum, and research methodologies. Matthew’s research interests include the philosophy of education and technology and its impact on educational practice, curriculum theory as it relates to teaching and being a teacher, and the intersection of philosophy of education and the hermeneutic phenomenology of Martin Heidegger.
West Chester University
Pauline Schmidt, Ph.D. is a Professor of English Education in the Department of Secondary Education at WCUPA. She is also the Director of the West Chester Writing Project. Her teaching and research interests include the infusion of the arts in English Education, diversifying the canon of literature for children and young adults, and the impact of new literacies on curriculum and teacher preparation.

Session description

Join us at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where we'll download an app we developed to support preservice teachers in this specific art space. We'll model the app with a work of art and then help you use the app to explore the museum in small groups.

Purpose & objective

Participants will utilize a mobile app to navigate an arts-based space; gain exposure to arts-based strategies in their content area; learn more about Glide apps and its ability to create free and easy experiences.

Participants will also learn a set of multimodal strategies to help them analyze and appreciate the artwork we have curated for this experience.

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10 minutes - Presenter and Participant introductions
10-15 minutes - Introduction & Overview of Mobile App
30 minutes - Presentation about the multimodal strategies we developed and then an in-depth modeling of those strategies using our chosen work of art.
10-15 minutes - Small groups explore another work of art
15-20 minutes - Gathering, sharing, and reflecting on the experience as a large group

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Session specifications

Innovative learning environments
Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Subject area:
Language arts, Performing/visual arts