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K12.TWG chartered to define, develop and support a range of immersive learning experiences, best practices, guides, tutorials, and communities of support for K-12 (primary and secondary) education
BOSTON, MA - February 10, 2011 - The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that it will officially launch its K-12 Technology Working Group (K12.TWG) on February 24th. The K-12 group will launch with live events in Colorado and Kansas, followed by virtual launch events on The Education Grid in early March. The Initiative's K-12 Technology Working Group is chartered to define, evolve and maintain a range of immersive learning experiences (virtual worlds, learning games, simulators and mixed/augmented learning experiences), best practices, guides, tutorials and communities of support for primary and secondary education.
Educators are invited to attend the full-day launch event at South Park Elementary school in Pueblo, Colorado, or the iED Kansas (Kansas Chapter of Immersive Education) launch event in Kansas City. Both events are free of charge and open to the global academic community.
The open house at South Park will provide educators with an in-depth overview of the immersive teaching and learning tools and technologies that the school is using to rebuild elementary school education.
Attendees of the South Park event will receive hands-on experience with a wide range of Immersive Education solutions designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students, including:
To attend all or part of this event educators are invited to contact South Park Elementary school.
Educators are also invited to attend the iED Kansas (Kansas Chapter of Immersive Education) launch event on February 24th, which features both K-12 and higher education sessions. A full schedule of sessions and activities is available through the iED Kansas Community Group (KAN.CG).
Related iED Member Discussions
Following are notable iED member discussions related to this event. Click on a discussion link below to jump directly into that particular discussion, or visit http://members.ImmersiveEducation.org/forums to see all forums:
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