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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.





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
Role Responsibility
Recorder Records search process and discussion
Reporter Reports on search process and discussion
Monitor Monitors times and turns with GPS Units
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