Teachers with experience using electronic field trips shared their
experiences and "tips":
Jake Chaput from New York A high point for many was the reception/dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill where
time was devoted to getting acquainted and relaxed visiting.
Friday, July 19
We Hear from our Teachers and Enjoy Dinner Together
The morning began with an address by Geoff Haines-Stiles giving a quick
overview of Passport to Knowledge past and future and shared a short
video digest of past projects as teachers looked on. Marilyn Wall from Virginia (far left) spoke first about adapting
"middle school" science materials to the younger grades and non-science
followed by Tim McCollum from Illinois (far right) on integrating new technologies
Rob Theriaque from New Hampshire
spoke about using PTK with high school students Bonnie Bracey,
from Washington D.C. (the only teacher member of the National
Telecommunications Infrastructure Advisory board) added a national
context to the PTK projects.
Our next perspective was from leading government research agencies as
Malcolm Phelps (NASA Education) spoke on NASA's interest, space-age
technologies and science education followed by a question and answer
period. Marc Siegel NASA K-12 Internet Initiative
visited with teachers before moderating a panel discussion on the online
component with teachers:
Dave Eggebrecht of Wisoncon spoke of collaborative activities
Roger Stryker of Texas spoke on students as "web-masters"
Dave Grott of New York spoke of using project components offline when resources are limited
Ruth Wahl of New York spoke of how a teacher can participate with only one computer and minimal Internet access
Our next panel, moderated by Geoff Haines-Stiles on the subject
of the video component, included (from left to right):
Sharon Spence from Kansas who talked about using district resources to compensate for school-site difficulties accessing the video online
C.J. Rodke from Pennsylvania spoke of participating at a live uplink
Charlotte Stevens from Georgia spoke about time-shifting the live programs and involving parents
Ginny Dexter from California spoke about the advantages of viewing the videos live
The final teacher panel was led by Pat Haddon, New Jersey
and covered the hands-on component.
The panel included:
Rhonda Toon from Georgia
JoLynne Roberts from Washington and
Rob Matlock of California
Jan Wee then closed the morning's
activities by acknowledging the efforts of many including the NASA TV
camera crew and behind-the-scenes workers.
After a quick lunch teachers adjourned to the National Academy of Science
to participate in the NAS Mars agenda. A summary of the
panel discussion is available thanks to Teacher Advocate Patricia
Teachers with experience using electronic field trips shared their experiences and "tips":
Jake Chaput from New York
A high point for many was the reception/dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill where time was devoted to getting acquainted and relaxed visiting.
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