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VSTE Goes Green: Over the years we’ve made an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste that gets accumulated by reducing the scope of the printed program. This year we will provide a printed conference program with only a summary schedule of the sessions available during each breakout session. For the full detailed listing of each session we encourage attendees to make use of our online schedule here which will work on mobile devices and all major platforms.

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Tuesday, December 9 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Become the HERO in Your School! Comprehensive American History Resources a Your Fingertips

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Discover how one museum engages students in American history via innovative and interactive online and distance learning resources which focus on content, literacy and the stories of this nation’s founding. Participants will explore the award winning online resources available on the Colonial Williamsburg web site; experience the Emmy Award-winning resources that are associated with the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips (seen on various public television stations throughout Virginia); and discover how to integrate online resources into their history curriculum and utilize the technology skills students bring into the classroom. Today's elementary students are technologically sophisticated and highly visual learners. This presentation will explore a wide variety of engaging resources that those students can use to facilitate their history studies while utilizing those technology skills. Participants will learn how to use online games, interactive maps, interactive exhibits and media resources that will engage young learners with the founding stories of America, and meet state and national standards in history, science, literacy, technology and arts education as well as Virginia State Standards and 21st Century Skills. The presenter will utilize Keynote (Mac) to demonstrate how to locate high quality resources that will enhance the elementary social studies curriculum. Each participant will receive a comprehensive handout and will be emailed a PDF of the handout after the session. Door prizes will be given out that will give winning participants special access to additional resources.

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Lisa Heuvel

Manager, Program Development Initiatives, Education Outreach,, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Emerging education technologies, museum studies online, TPD, K-Adult history/civics education

Tuesday December 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am

Attendees (43)