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Tuesday, June 14
 

1:15pm

The Playground
Use the power of play at the Playground to tap into your curiosity! Bonus — attend half-hour classroom sessions held in the Playground on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Explore how the power of play at OhHeckYeah strengthens the social, economic, and physical fabric of places. OhHeckYeah is a public-benefit corporation that transforms spaces into street arcades. Also check out OhHeckYeah’s morning breakout session on Tuesday — How can creative placemaking be used as a tool for learning?) ohheckyeah.com

Delve into a giant map of Colorado created by the National Geographic Society Education Foundations. Members of the Colorado Geographic Alliance National Geographic (COGA) visit schools, libraries, and museums to share giant state maps. See how a giant map can encourage learning through movement and games that teach place names, physical and cultural geography, and map-reading skills. Learn about our state’s natural features, national parks, historical sites, and physical landscape. uccs.edu/~coga

See how the Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) Colorado helps you incorporate affordable, everyday objects into hands-on learning. Students tinker, design, create, and communicate together — and learn from trial and error. RAFT is a low-cost membership association that turns donated materials into meaningful learning experiences. Also check out RAFT’s morning breakout session on Tuesday — How can educators use MakerSpaces and Design/Build challenges to enhance inquiry-based learning? raftcolorado.org

Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Mt. Daly Ballroom

2:00pm

What are geospatial information systems and how can educators use them to support student learning?
Use the giant map of Colorado to develop a definition of geographic information systems (GIS), understand how information from GIS is used in maps, and discover how we use GIS in daily life. At the Playground.

Facilitators
avatar for Rebecca Theobald​​

Rebecca Theobald​​

Coordinator / Assistant Research Professor, Colorado Geographic Alliance


Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Mt. Daly Ballroom

2:45pm

How can MakerSpaces be used to bolster curriculum?
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore MakerSpaces and how to add them to your classroom. MakerSpaces are places for hands-on learning. They don’t require lots of time or space to be useful, and they don’t need to be expensive to be powerful. At the Playground.

Facilitators
avatar for Chris DeKay

Chris DeKay

Education Director, Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)
Chris started preparing for his Chief Re-Imagineer job when he was a six-year-old “garage floor scientist,” gradually developing into a “MacGyver of education”! Chris has enjoyed teaching students and working with a wide variety of teachers at the Teton Science Schools, Keystone... Read More →
NH

Nick Haag

Re-Imagineer Zero (Store Associate/Educational Coach), RAFT
SW

Stephanie Walsh

Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)


Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Mt. Daly Ballroom
 
Wednesday, June 15
 

1:15pm

The Playground
Use the power of play at the Playground to tap into your curiosity! Bonus — attend half-hour classroom sessions held in the Playground on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Explore how the power of play at OhHeckYeah strengthens the social, economic, and physical fabric of places. OhHeckYeah is a public-benefit corporation that transforms spaces into street arcades. Also check out OhHeckYeah’s morning breakout session on Tuesday — How can creative placemaking be used as a tool for learning?) ohheckyeah.com

Delve into a giant map of Colorado created by the National Geographic Society Education Foundations. Members of the Colorado Geographic Alliance National Geographic (COGA) visit schools, libraries, and museums to share giant state maps. See how a giant map can encourage learning through movement and games that teach place names, physical and cultural geography, and map-reading skills. Learn about our state’s natural features, national parks, historical sites, and physical landscape. uccs.edu/~coga

See how the Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) Colorado helps you incorporate affordable, everyday objects into hands-on learning. Students tinker, design, create, and communicate together — and learn from trial and error. RAFT is a low-cost membership association that turns donated materials into meaningful learning experiences. Also check out RAFT’s morning breakout session on Tuesday — How can educators use MakerSpaces and Design/Build challenges to enhance inquiry-based learning? raftcolorado.org

Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Mt. Daly Ballroom

2:00pm

How can maps help students understand scale and measuring distance?
Limited Capacity seats available

Use the giant map of Colorado to get a better understanding of scale — this can be challenging for learners of any age! Two maps with different scales will help you compare equal distances and practice using a scale bar. At the Playground.

Facilitators
avatar for Rebecca Theobald​​

Rebecca Theobald​​

Coordinator / Assistant Research Professor, Colorado Geographic Alliance


Wednesday June 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Mt. Daly Ballroom

2:45pm

How can upcycled hands-on learning be used to bolster curriculum?
Turn play into purposeful learning that’s aligned to academic standards. Explore how a little forethought can easily support hands-on instruction and nontraditional assessment. Creating and making are effective learning strategies — not just add-ons for students to do. At the Playground.

Facilitators
avatar for Chris DeKay

Chris DeKay

Education Director, Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)
Chris started preparing for his Chief Re-Imagineer job when he was a six-year-old “garage floor scientist,” gradually developing into a “MacGyver of education”! Chris has enjoyed teaching students and working with a wide variety of teachers at the Teton Science Schools, Keystone... Read More →
NH

Nick Haag

Re-Imagineer Zero (Store Associate/Educational Coach), RAFT
SW

Stephanie Walsh

Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)


Wednesday June 15, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Mt. Daly Ballroom