Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thousands at Teachers Day at UA

AZGS had a booth at yesterday's Teacher Day at University of Arizona, that was organized by Tucson Values Teachers.  We showcased the Arizona Experience interactive website and announced the "Imagine Arizona" contest aimed at encouraging teachers to use the varied content and software apps on the site in lesson plans. There are prizes totaling $25,000 to be awarded next Fall for winning entries. Microsoft Research is a major sponsor of the contest, along with the Helios Education Foundation.

The AZGS Arizona Experience team is working with a team of practicing educators to develop workshops and short courses this summer for teachers to expose them to the rapidly growing online resources and give guidance on how to effectively use them in the classroom.  [Right, photo by Mike Conway.  See more on our Facebook page]

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