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THE VHS COLLABORATIVE WEBINAR SERIES PRESENTS:
Part 2 of our STEM Series:“Engaging Students in Science Using Open Educational Resources (OERs)“
Join us on Thursday, November 29, 2012 for this Free Webinar.
Increasing students’ interest in science related college majors and careers must begin in high school or even earlier. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics science related jobs are expected to account for more than half of the jobs created between 2010 and 2020. Specifically, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related jobs will grow faster than the overall growth of all other occupations between 2010 and 2020. By 2018 2.8 million STEM jobs will open on the market and 92% of these jobs will require education beyond high school. It’s critical that America’s students be prepared for these jobs. However it is equally critical that they have interest in them, and that doesn’t happen by chance.
One approach is to use Open Educational Resources (OERs). As the movement toward releasing resources into the public domain continues to grow, each year brings a wealth of new opportunities to engage students in science through various forms of digital content. OERs:
- Address multiple learning styles
- Can be used to introduce or reinforce concepts
- Help make content meaningful, and connect students to the greater scientific community.
Topics of Discussion
- Share 2012’s Top 10 Science OERs
- Discuss methods to integrate these digital resources into the classroom
- Explore ways in which Open Educational Resources (OERs) can add new depth, dimension, and excitement to the classroom through a variety of digital media.
Please join us for this discussion and learn how OERs can expand and enhance your traditional science classroom.Webinar: Engaging Students in Science Using Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm EST
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