Presented by: Dr. Debbie Dailey, Mrs. Michelle Buchanan, and Dr. Jason Trumble
July 9, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Technology tools can help augment a problem-based learning experience by providing and/or increasing student content knowledge and skills, enabling creative problem solving through shared ideas, and offering opportunities to learn in an authentic, real-world environment. Utilizing tools such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) allows students to gather information, data, and/or evidence from a seemingly authentic environment. This webinar will present multiple tools that can be used to engage students and guide them through a problem-based learning experience in a virtual or face-to-face environment. Participants will explore ways to use problem based learning in their own curriculum. An example problem will be created and participants will engage in solving the problem using available and interactive technology tools. Discussion will ensue on how a real-world problem could transform instructional practices in both virtual and face-to-face classrooms.
This session is for teachers of all subjects and grade levels who are interested in problem-based learning using real-world and current problems.
About the presenters:
Dr. Debbie Dailey is an associate professor of education and interim chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at UCA. She has authored and co-authored multiple journal articles, books, book chapters, and products focused on K-12 STEM and gifted education. She has delivered numerous professional development workshops and presentations at local, state, national, and international venues.
Mrs. Michelle Buchanan is currently the STEMteach program coordinator at UCA. She taught junior high science and engineering for 14 years and she received many national awards for her teaching, curriculum, and lessons including the following: TED-Ed Distinguished Educator, PBS Innovative Teacher Award, Edward C. Roy National Teacher of the Year, and U.S. Department of Education’s Star Teaching Award, to name a few. Buchanan is a National Board Certified Teacher and a licensed gifted educator. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Leadership with an emphasis on Gifted Education.
Dr. Jason Trumble is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Digital Age in Teaching and Learning Ed.S degree in the Department of Teaching and Learning at UCA. He is an ISTE Certified Educator, recently received the “Unruliest Professor” award by Unruly Studios, and is a frequent AERA, ISTE, and SITE presenter.