Games, Simulations

and Virtual Field Trips

Webinar: Games, Simulations and Virtual Field Trips

May 26th

3PM – 4PM EST

In this EdTechTeacher webinar, we will explore several powerful yet practical ways to enhance engagement and authenticity in distance learning environments. First, we will explore how teachers can leverage games and simulations to engage students as well as how to facilitate student interaction with them remotely. We will then discuss various ways that teachers can spark real world learning through virtual field trips and guest speakers. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from others that have leveraged games, simulations, virtual field trips and guest speakers in their courses. Join us!

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is designed for:

Classroom Teachers K-12

Educational Technologists

Instructional Coaches

School Administrators

Technology Requirements

  • Login access to a Flipgrid account
  • The Webinar will be run with Zoom
  • Please download Zoom ahead of time on your device
  • Zoom Download Page

Meet the Instructor – Tom Driscoll

Tom Driscoll is the Digital Learning Director for the Bristol Warren Regional School District in Rhode Island. He has also joined the team at EdTechTeacher in 2017, providing schools, districts, and educational organizations a range of consulting and professional development services aimed at transforming teaching and learning with technology.  His most recent research and training focuses on personalization, deeper learning, and modern civic education (new Modern Civics Project)

Previously, Tom taught high school social studies in Connecticut while also regularly speaking at conferences and consulting with school districts across the nation. He has also authored chapters for several books on instructional technology including “Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement” and “Flipping 2.0.”  

Tom has a Master’s Degree in Computing in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and continues to research how innovative applications of emerging technologies can fundamentally transform teaching and personalize student learning. Tom lives in Coventry, RI with his wife Michaela and two young children. He can be spotted across Rhode Island coaching the sport he loves (former Vassar College Basketball player) as well as every other rec and travel team his kids end up involved in.  You can contact him at thdriscoll@gmail.com or connect on Twitter (@TomDriscollEDU) and Instagram (@TomDriscollEDU)

For more information about these workshops, please contact Gail Ross-McBride at gail@edtechteacher.org or call 888-377-9518 ext 1.

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