Preparing the Next Generation for the World of Tomorrow using Emerging Technologies, Part 2
Tuesday, March 30 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: Marina 4
Abstract: The symposium will share formal and informal learning practices using participatory cultures that foster and motivate student development of the skills needed to achieve in a new media learning environment that will lead toward workforce readiness for the 21st Century. .We will feature broadening engagement in the use of emerging technologies with referential case studies, research and books, as well as videos from the George Lucas Educational Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences and provide examples of how digital media empower youth, and encourages self-directed learning, unfolds in three stages of progressively greater immersion and learning: what they label as “hanging out,” “messing around,” and “geeking out.”. Finally, we connect the dots to STEM and the computational sciences with games, and virtual learning initiatives that go from data to discovery and scientific learning that identifies and nurtures pools of potential STEM talent There will be audience involvement.