New York LVM Educator Training

Public event
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
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National American Indian Museum
One Bowling Green
New York City, NY 10004
United States

The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) is an innovative bi-lingual lab for online games, simulations and virtual worlds that highlights Smithsonian arts and science collections. The LVM enhances visitor knowledge and appreciation of Latino cultural heritage through online activities.  The LVM Teacher Toolkit supports educators with integrating this robust collection of on-line resources into their existing STEM +Arts programs.

This free training is open to teachers and informal educators including full access to the on-line Teacher Toolkit and take home curriculum.  Recommended for grades 5 to 8 classrooms and out of school time programs. 

 The toolkit includes six bilingual modules that explore three themes:

  • American Experience
  • Sustaining a Bio Diverse Planet
  • World Cultures

The New York Training will include:

  • In-depth review of Educator Toolkit and overview of the six modules and interactive tools available

  • Step by Step Training of the Cerámica module that explores archeology activities related to World Culture

  • Overview of the Watershed module related to Sustaining a Bio Diverse Planet

  • Lessons learned from pilot programs

  • Optional tour of Cerámica exhibition at museum

Criteria and commitment to participate in Educator Training:

  • Access to computers and internet to fully utilize the transmedia resources in your classroom

  • Implement at least one module into classroom or program curriculum in Summer 2015 or Fall 2015

  • Your program/classroom has Latino students

  • Participate in a Webinar that will address additional questions after attendees have had an opportunity to use LVM on their own.

  • Complete evaluation

 No cost for training and access to all LVM materials, including the Educator Tool Kit.

NYSUT will provide in-service hours and certificates to teachers who attend.

Registration is now Closed.

Email Stephanie Lemnios ( if you would like to be informed when future trainings are scheduled.

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