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Fall Science Education Summit
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wake Forest University - School of Medicine
Join us as we look at “cutting-edge” examples of digital learning demonstrated by the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools. See what the future may hold for your school, district or informal site. What are the possibilities?
Digital Learning is increasingly important as we seek strategies that broaden and deepen the content knowledge and skills of all students in science. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is requiring all teachers to seek additional training to better prepare themselves to use digital strategies in helping children learn. As schools or districts receive funding to implement or upgrade digital learning, equipment is purchased, and initial training is usually conducted. However, we often fail to reach all students in an effective way. Sometimes it is difficult to even observe any features of the original program three years later. In addition, equipment, software, materials, and strategies are not updated or even present three years after the initial implementation.
Dave Delade, Director of Science Programs, and Marty Creech, Director of Digital Teaching and Learning, both from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, will explain what steps they have taken to make sure their digital learning program is successful across all areas of science as well as all grade levels. They will explain how they are able to maintain and improve their digital learning program while meeting the many challenges and obstacles they face daily. Methods will be shared that can be transferred to other schools, districts, or informal education sites.
Leaders in science curriculum and digital learning from the North Carolina DPI will describe and explain what digital learning should look like as we try to prepare our students for the future.
In addition, a “birds of a feather” session is planned so that teachers, district leaders, informal educators and university educators will have a chance to share challenges and possible solutions with their peers.
Be on the lookout for registration information details, which will come out in August!