Making Learning Real: Turning Sim City into "Sim Science"!

Tuesday, March 18 | 10:15AM–11:15AM
Session Type: Professional Development
Current theories suggest that learning is facilitated when embedded in the context in which it will be used, but the constraints of the traditional classroom make implementing this difficult to impossible. This session will focus on exploring how new technologies such as virtual environments can situate learning in a "real" virtual context, motivate students while helping them develop scientific habits of mind, and support teachers in leading complex scientific inquiries.