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Populating Your Personal Planner for ISTE2011 in Philadelphia? ISTE SIGVE Pics Will Help!

ISTE 2011 is sneaking up on us and will be here before you know it. If you're attending ISTE in Philadelphia, this quoted search will help make sure you attend the REALLY important sessions, workshops, and events. Those, of course, are those chosen by the Special Interest Group for Virtual Environments as relevant in the SIG Picks' process. SIGVE members weighed in on the content of over 800 such items, limited to only 20 Picks. Two of those didn't "make," apparently, or were cancelled for other reasons, but the remaining ones are in this list. Go to it! I for one am clicking "Add to Planner" for every single one!

Quoted from the official ISTE website's search feature:

A Deeper Understanding of the Holocaust through Virtual Environments Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Learning Station Session: Poster] 
Wednesday, 6/29/2011, 11:00am–1:00pm
PACC Broad St Atrium , Table: 7
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Social Studies
Andrew Wheelock, Erie 1 Boces/ WNYRIC with Susannah Renzi
Think history is dull? This presentation will highlight a powerful new way of bringing history to life.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE (Contains Commercial Content)

SAP141B Design Spaces for Learning: Exploring Physical and Virtual Learning Areas Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Workshop: Hands-on] Seats still available.
Saturday, 6/25/2011, 12:30pm–3:30pm
School Improvement : Digital-Age School Design
Chris Johnson, University of Arizona with David Jakes and Christian Long
The design of school spaces affect how students learn. Discover how you can employ "design thinking" to create and redesign schools and classrooms that support digital age learning.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE

Dive into Virtual Worlds: Learning about Ecosystems through Immersion Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Concurrent Session: Model Lesson] 
Tuesday, 6/28/2011, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Virtual Environments
Shari Metcalf, Harvard University with Chris Dede
Learn real science, virtually! With EcoMUVE’s immersive, inquiry-based curriculum, discover plants and animals, dive underwater, shrink to microscopic size, travel through time and collect and analyze data.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE

SUF222W Digiteacher Workshop: Digital Citizenship within a Project-Based Learning Environment Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Workshop: Hands-on] Seats still available.
Sunday, 6/26/2011, 8:30am–3:30pm
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Digital Citizenship
Vicki Davis, Flat Classroom Projects with Julie Lindsay
Discover the project-based method of teaching digital citizenship in this workshop from Digiteen Project co-founders Vicki “Cool Cat Teacher” Davis and Julie Lindsay.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE, SIGDE, SIGLIT

Games, Simulations, and Virtual Environments for Learning and Teaching Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Concurrent Session: Panel] 
Wednesday, 6/29/2011, 1:15pm–2:15pm
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Games & Simulations
Greg Jones, University of North Texas with Lisa Dawley and Chris Dede
Discover games, simulations, virtual environments, and visual experiences in education and see projects that benefit learning and teaching.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE, SIGGS

Immersive Worlds, Immersive Learning: How 3D Virtual Worlds Change Everything Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Concurrent Session: Lecture] 
Wednesday, 6/29/2011, 10:15am–11:15am
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Virtual Environments
Diane Lewis, Seminole County Public Schools with Janine McGrath
Learn how you can provide truly immersive learning experiences in 3D worlds from Second Life and Quest Atlantis to WOW and many worlds in between.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE

Learning Between Worlds: Integrating Virtual and Real World Classrooms Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Learning Station Session: Poster] 
Tuesday, 6/28/2011, 4:00pm–6:00pm
PACC Broad St Atrium , Table: 35
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Technology Integration
Rory Nackerud, Center4EduPunx 
Experience the integration techniques of a social media instructor morphed into a student teacher of middle and high school language arts and science.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE  (Contains Commercial Content)

Machinima Fest 2011 Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Other Program Events: Meeting/Gathering] 
Tuesday, 6/28/2011, 5:30pm–7:00pm
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Virtual Environments
Kae Novak, Front Range Community College with Marianne Mahlstrom, Rory Nackerud and Andrew Wheelock
Machinima Fest 2011 will showcase videos created using 3D virtual worlds or games, and it's potential for learning and communicating. Discover the possibilities of using machinima in your classroom.  Everyone invited! Sponsored by SIGVE. For more information, including how to submit a video of your own, please visit  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE

Project-Based Learning for Interactive Education in Virtual Worlds Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Learning Station Session: Poster] 
Monday, 6/27/2011, 8:00am–10:00am
PACC Broad St Atrium , Table: 25
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Virtual Environments
Susan Toth-Cohen, Thomas Jefferson University 
This poster details the specific steps and outcomes of project-based learning for graduate students who collaboratively developed virtual world exhibits on health and wellness.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE

Real World-InWorld Design Challenge: Inspire Students to Solve Space Challenges Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Learning Station Session: Poster] 
Monday, 6/27/2011, 8:00am–10:00am
PACC Broad St Atrium , Table: 24
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Virtual Environments
Sharon Bowers, National Institute of Aerospace with Mark Clemente
Through both face-to-face (real world) and virtual world (InWorld) collaborations, students solve NASA-inspired design challenges. New challenges available each school year.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE

TSIGOL SIGOL/SIGVE Forum: Teaching in the Cloud! Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Other Program Events: Forum/Summit/Symposium] Seats still available.
Tuesday, 6/28/2011, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Virtual Schooling/E-learning : Virtual Learning Technologies
Kecia Ray, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools with Kevin Honeycutt, Scott Merrick and John Ross
Virtual, online, and immersive learning environments are becoming much more accessible and acceptable. Visit this forum to find out just how accessible learning can be for students and teachers!  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE

SIGVE (Virtual Environments) Gathering: Virtual Learning with Real People Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Concurrent Session: Birds-of-a-Feather] 
Monday, 6/27/2011, 5:30pm–6:45pm
PACC Grand Ballroom Lobby
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Virtual Environments
Scott Merrick, Metro Nashville Public Schools 
Members and others will gather to celebrate our year, share a vision for SIG Virtual Environments, and pass the leadership torch.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE

The 3 Cs: Connecting, Communicating, and Collaborating for Student Scientific Research Add to Planner Add to Planner
[Learning Station Session: Global Collaboration Project] 
Sunday, 6/26/2011, 7:00pm–8:30pm
PACC Broad St Atrium , Table: 13
Digital-Age Teaching & Learning : Virtual Environments
Randall Thomas, GLOBE Program/UCAR with Donna Charlivoix and Martos Hoffman
The Student Climate Research Campaign uses open source virtual platforms to engage an international community of students, teachers, and scientists in scientific inquiry and research.  Recommended by ISTE's SIGVE  (Exhibitor-Sponsored)


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