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Tuesday, February 26 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Virtual Field Trips and Distant Mentors

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We use our computers for a lot of things, but not often for the thing they do best--communicate! Kids type, google, and play games, but they don’t get to see the incredible opportunities offered by our ability to communicate with people a world--or a state--away.

Attend this workshop and walk away with a list of resources for virtual field trips and mentorship opportunities. These include connections to scientists, authors, and journalists as well as other classrooms.

Work with fellow teachers to develop standards-based lessons that take advantage of connections to far-away people and places.

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Janis Michael

Teacher, Avoca West School
Janis is a fourth-grade teacher at Avoca West School in Glenview. She's a former programmer, former editor, former waitress, and a former specialist on concepts of mind and body in 18th-century Chinese traditional medicine because she really loves studying hopelessly obscure topi... Read More →

Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg A
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