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LIVE FROM MARS 2001: Mars Conference
Mars Virtual Teacher Training Conference
Welcome to the Mars Virtual Teacher Training Workshop
Remote users could become a part of the day's activities by clicking on the time at which they
joined. They would then be pointed to the Web page associated with the presentation underway.
Geoff Haines-Stiles describes specifics of how LIVE FROM MARS can bring the "Red Planet"
down to Earth
Four, five minute introductions:
Dates and times for the live and taped videos
Proposed content, live sites, formats (Q&A, online Q&A, student activities, touring remote
sites, possible contest and Challenge Questions, etc.), Teacher Training tapes and/or training
Overview of the LFM Teacher's Guide and other print materials
Headlining adaptation to various grades, indicating connections to other PTK components,
The LFM online resources
The different genres of material and experiences to be found online: i) informational;
ii) interactive; iii) leading-edge: CU-SeeMe, WebChat; iv) collaborative activities
Assessment and evaluation built into LFM project activities
3:35 - 4:35
Onsite participants will form breakout groups of teacher location participants gather at
rear and sides of the Auditorium, and brainstorm ideas, discuss issues, etc. Location
participants have a chance to attend TWO out of the THREE sessions.
"Virtual participants" will have a discussion with a panel of the day's presenters
responding primarily to accumulated and live questions:
Re-assembly of the whole DC group
Breakout group leaders report back key teacher comments: final chance for location and
remote Q&A and comment
Cheick Diarra and Geoff Haines-Stiles
Implementing LIVE FROM MARS over 1996-1997 and beyond... a unique chance to follow the
coming decades of Mars exploration