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Dr. Alice Christie's Tempe EduCaching Workshop

Workshop Overview

 

This workshop will use a learn-by-doing, constructivist approach so that participants are actively engaged, challenged to learn and integrate new concepts, working collaboratively with other participants, learning from their mistakes, and applying their new understandings and skills to their own teaching/learning situations.

 

Dr. Alice Christie with GPS

 

Practicing teachers will locate EduCaches hidden around the Brogan Center. Through modeling and discussion provided by the workshop, they will be able to design and implement effective learning environments that increase students' communication and problem solving skills through the utilization EduCaching in their classrooms.

 

Teachers will also learn about digital data and online resources that support the use of EduCaching in K-8 classrooms.

 

 

Agenda

 

Morning Workshop Agenda Items
8:30 AM Morning Workshop Overview and Goals
8:40 AM GPS/Geocaching Podcast
Distinguishing Between Geocaching and Educaching
8:50 AM Forming Teams and Explaining Roles
9:00 AM EduCaching (Locating caches at the Brogan Center)
9:30 AM Discussing/Webbing the EduCaching Experience
9:45 AM Exploring the EduCaches Contents
10:00 AM Sharing Strategies for Discusssing EduCaches Contents
10:15 Exploring Constructivist Learning EduCaches
10:30 Discussing/Webbing the Constructivist Learning EduCaches
11:00 AM Steps in Creating EduCaching Activities
11:15 AM Reviewing Online Resources
Dr. Christie's Research on EduCaching
11:30 AM Lunch

 

 

 

Handout 1: Roles and Responsibilities
Team
Member
Role Responsibility
A
Recorder Records search process and discussion
B
Reporter Reports on search process and discussion
C
Monitor Monitors times and turns with GPS Units
D
Facilitator/Photographer Guides group as needed
Takes pictures of group geocaching & discussing

 

Handout 2: Worksheet for Recording and Discussing Geocache Contents

 

Resources for EduCaching Lessons

URL: www.alicechristie.org
Email: consult@alicechristie.org