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Monday, May 11, 2015

Join us SAT 5/30 in New York for The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) Educator Training

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm
Time Zone: Eastern

National American Indian Museum
One Bowling Green
New York City, NY 10004
United States

The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) is an innovative bi-lingual lab for online games, simulations and virtual worlds that highlights Smithsonian arts and science collections. The LVM enhances visitor knowledge and appreciation of Latino cultural heritage through online activities. The LVM Teacher Toolkit supports educators with integrating this robust collection of on-line resources into their existing STEM +Arts programs.

This free training is open to teachers and informal educators including full access to the on-line Teacher Toolkit and take home curriculum. Recommended for grades 5 to 8 classrooms and out of school time programs.

The toolkit includes six bilingual modules that explore three themes:

  • American Experience
  • Sustaining a Bio Diverse Planet
  • World Cultures

The New York Training will include:

  • In-depth review of Educator Toolkit and overview of the six modules and interactive tools available
  • Step by Step Training of the CerĂ¡mica module that explores archeology activities related to World Culture
  • Overview of the Watershed module related to Sustaining a Bio Diverse Planet
  • Lessons learned from pilot programs
  • Optional tour of CerĂ¡mica exhibition at museum

Criteria and commitment to participate in Educator Training:

  • Access to computers and internet to fully utilize the transmedia resources in your classroom
  • Implement at least one module into classroom or program curriculum in Summer 2015 or Fall 2015
  • Your program/classroom has Latino students
  • Participate in a Webinar that will address additional questions after attendees have had an opportunity to use LVM on their own.
  • Complete evaluation

No cost for training and access to all LVM materials, including the Educator Tool Kit.
REGISTER TODAY by signing up below
NYSUT will provide in-service hours and certificates to teachers who attend

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