February 2021: Integrating Emerging Technologies into Teaching Practice

Society is awash in emerging technologies—artificial intelligence, virtual and mixed realities, robotics, location tracking, etc., that are changing the ways that we work and play. But the path to their incorporation in educational practice is seldom direct, requiring careful design and revision cycles informed by classroom experience. What roles can teachers play in this process, and how can we leverage what teachers learn as they enact technology-rich curricula? This Theme is a collaboration with the CIRCLS Resource Center. View Synthesis Brief

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February Theme of the Month Webinar Panel: Integrating Emerging Technologies into Teaching Practice


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Recorded: Feb 10, 2021 4:00 PM EST

Description: This webinar explores three digital learning projects funded by NSF that utilize mixed reality, indoor location tracking, interactive collaborative surfaces, and ambient displays to support teaching and learning in STEM. Our panel of researchers and educators will discuss the development of these projects and the challenges faced and strategies employed by teachers when attempting to integrate these ambitious learning technologies into their classrooms. Come and join what promises to be a fascinating discussion between researchers and educators as they explore the future of STEM teaching. This webinar is co-moderated by Tom Moher and Wendy Martin. It is a collaborative effort with CIRCLS, the STEM for All Multiplex and the STEM Teacher Leadership Network (all funded by NSF).



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  • Icon for: Noel Enyedy

    Noel Enyedy

    February 12, 2021 | 03:41 p.m.

    Looking forward to continuing the discussion.

  • Icon for: Emma Mercier

    Emma Mercier

    February 15, 2021 | 11:59 a.m.

    What are some of the biggest concerns for teachers when working with research teams? What examples of success can be shared with the community to improve future collaborations?

  • Tom Moher

    February 17, 2021 | 12:26 p.m.

    The webinar touched on both emerging technologies and collaborative design. Does collaborative design look different in technology-rich design contexts? 

Related Resources

Author(s): Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning

This report reflects on progress from over eight years of research projects in the cyberlearning community. The community involved computer scientists and learning scientists who received NSF awards to investigate the design of more equitable learning experiences with emerging technology—focusing on developing the learning theories and technologies that are likely to become important within 5-10 years.

Author(s): Roschelle, J., Martin, W., Ahn, J. & Schank, P. (Eds.)
Publication: CIRCLS.org

This report highlights examples of the exciting work our community is engaged in as we integrate the latest innovations in learning science and computer science into new research designs and methods. Commitments to equity, innovation, multidisciplinarity, community, and designing for the future drive the work forward and make it distinctive.

Author(s): CIRCLS Resource Center
Publication: CIRCLS.org

Educator CIRCLS aims to bridge research with classroom practice and broaden the community of people involved in CIRCLS. We invite teachers to join us or share this information with teachers you think may be interested in joining. We are looking for a diverse group of classroom teachers who are interested in sharing their experiences implementing innovative learning technologies in their classroom.