Smithsonian LVM Educator Training at Pace University

Public event
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
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Pace University
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
United States

The National Girls Collaborative Project and New York STEAM will be offering a training to educators to participate in the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) Transmedia Project.  Pace University will host this training at the Pleasantville, New York campus.

The LVM is a Transmedia hub for 2D and 3D collections, online games, simulations, and virtual worlds and programs in real-time. The resources highlight the Smithsonian art and science collections as they relate to Latinos.  The LVM developed an Educator Toolkit to support educators with integrating this robust collection of transmedia and virtual exhibits into their existing STEM +Arts programs.

The toolkit includes six bilingual modules that explore three themes:

  • American Experience

  • Sustaining a Bio Diverse Planet

  • World Cultures

The New York Training at Pace University will include:

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

  • Step by Step Training of the Day of the Dead module

  • Step by Step Training of the Eco Explorers Investigate the Water in My Community module

  • 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 LVM module into classroom or program curriculum in Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016 that has Latino students

  • Provide feedback and share implementation (curriculum, photos, lessons learned, etc) of LVM into your classroom/program with us

  • 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

 Hosted by Pace University – School of Education

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