SDSC TeacherTECH To Air Locally and Nationally

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sdscThe San Diego Supercomputing Center [SDSC] at UC San Diego has announced that selected workshops from its TeacherTECH Science Series will begin airing locally and nationally [UCSD-TV and UCTV respectively].  The series was created in 2001 in order to help educators bring the latest technological tools and technology-enabled science concepts into the K-14 curriculum.  The broadcasts will begin on March 1.

SDSC’s TeacherTECH helps reduce teachers’ barriers to using technology for learning and teaching,” said Ange Mason, Program Manager of SDSC’s TeacherTECH program  “This partnership with UCSD-TV and UCTV will help meet our goal of giving every teacher, regardless of where they live, access to essential tools to bring the latest science and technology into their classrooms.”

This new collaboration between TecherTECH and UCSD-TV will dramatically expand our outreach to teachers who are seeking new ways of integrating technology tools and computational thinking into their teaching, to capture their students’ imaginations and encourage them to innovate and discover through science and technology-related professional pursuits,” added Diane Baxter, SDSC’s Director of Education.

So when can I see it!?

Two TeacherTECH seminars premiere beginning March 1. “Newton’s Laws and Gravity – From the Terrestrial to the Celestial”, will be broadcast on UCSD-TV March 1 at 10 p.m. and March 31 at 8 p.m. Pacific Time; and on UCTV on March 23 at 8 p.m. PT/ET, and March 24 at 4 p.m.PT, which is UCTV’s timeslot called “The Teacher’s P.E.T.” ( Professional Education for Teachers ).

The second seminar, called “Earthquakes: Teaching Tools Beyond Static Images and Flat Maps”, will air on UCSD-TV March 25 at 8 p.m. PT; and on UCTV March 30 at 8 p.m. PT/ET, and March 31 at 4 p.m. PT, in the “Teacher’s P.E.T” timeslot. The  “P.E.T.” website aligns each program with California State Board of Education Content Standards and provides complete broadcast schedules and links to view the programs in an on-demand format.

Very cool stuff!  For more info, check out their full writeup here or watch the series online here.