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First Annual High School Teacher Summit to Provide Hands-on Sessions Developing New Teaching Methods

March 30, 2015

Example of 3D prototyping.

Example of 3D prototyping.

The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI will hold a one-day summit for high school teachers on using sophisticated media and animation techniques to capture the attention and imagination of students.

It’s the first time the school has offered something like this for high school teachers in which informatics, media arts and science and human-centered computing faculty share their expertise on several relevant topics like how to bring science to life through animation, how 3D printing can shape education in the classroom, and using online teaching for snow days.

“The response was instant. Teachers understand the positive impact the use of technology can have in the classroom. The ability to use animation and 3D modelling to illustrate complex concepts or systems can help students understand things they would otherwise not be able to observe. Online teaching techniques will allow instruction to take place on days when classes would be cancelled due to bad weather. The Summit is a great opportunity to gain insight first-hand from our faculty who specialize in these key areas,” said Vicki Daugherty, Associate Director of Recruitment and Diversity at the School of Informatics and Computing.

Attendees will begin their day with the Informatics and Computing faculty sharing their expertise in an overview of the subject areas including demonstrations.

In the afternoon, there will be a tour of the Informatics Complex including the Advanced Visualization Lab, Virtual Reality Theater, and Media Arts Research and Learning Arcade before jumping into hands-on breakout sessions where teachers will develop new skills that they can take back to the classroom.

The summit is FREE to high school teachers and begins at 9 a.m. in the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex, 535 W. Michigan St. on the IUPUI campus.

For more information about the Summit or to register, contact Vicki Daugherty at Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.




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