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6401 Linda Vista Road

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Although educational technology best practices have a significant positive impact, they are not always widely and consistently applied. According to the national ProjectRED study, 99 out of 100 schools fall short of a successful technology implementation. Failure to implement technology effectively inhibits a school district’s ability to engage students in STEM. With employment in STEM jobs in our country expected to grow to more than 9 million by 2022, it’s critically important that we are preparing San Diego students to pursue these fields, particularly female and minority students. In order for San Diego to remain a leader in the STEM economy, it’s critical that we provide support to educators on effective technology implementation.

In 2017, the Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF) will host eight in-depth workshops for educators from across San Diego County to instruct them on how to effectively use technology to teach STEM to students. Each workshop focuses on 1 of 9 key technology implementation factors for success, which increase student learning outcomes.

The eighth workshop in this series of eight is:

"Using Social Networks and Virtual Field Trips to Engage Students"

Target Audience: STEM teachers, Principals, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Technology, and district technology staff

Format: The workshop will include a presentation on the material, expert guest speakers, collaborative peer-to-peer learning discussions, and practice demonstrations around adopting this material in the STEM classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand why and how social media and the digital space can engage students in STEM
  • To understand professional, best practice strategies on using social networks and the digital space to enhance STEM learning

Facilitated by Dr. Katie Martin:

CFF will partner with Dr. Katie Martin from the University of San Diego’s Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education (IEE) to facilitate these workshops. Katie Martin, PhD, is the Director of Professional Learning at IEE. She teaches graduate-level courses in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and works with teachers and administrators in diverse K-12 schools. Through partnerships with local and national school districts, she has helped develop systems that facilitate personalized professional learning for educators. Katie works with leaders to create a culture of learning and innovation to ensure all students are equipped with knowledge and skills to be successful today and in their future.

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Special thanks to the Verizon Foundation and SDG&E for their support of the TeamRED Workshop Series, and for their committment to educator professional development, as well as STEM engagement in San Diego public school classrooms.

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