High school teachers' summit at IUPUI to show how to capture students' attention with animation

  • March 31, 2015


INDIANAPOLIS -- The IU School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will hold a free one-day High School Teacher Summit on using sophisticated media and animation techniques to capture the attention and imagination of students.

 It’s the first time the school has offered something like this for high school teachers in which Department of Human-Centered Computing faculty in the informatics and the media arts and science programs share their expertise on topics such as how to bring science to life through animation, use 3-D printing to shape education in the classroom and use online teaching for snow days.

 The response to an email inviting high school teachers to the summit was immediate, said Vicki Daugherty, associate director of recruitment and diversity at the School of Informatics and Computing.

 “Teachers understand the impact the use of technology can have in the classroom,” she said.

 The ability to use animation and 3-D modeling to illustrate complex concepts or systems can help students understand things they would otherwise not be able to observe. The summit is a great opportunity to gain first-hand insight from faculty who specialize in these key areas.

 The day will start with informatics and computing faculty sharing their expertise in an overview of the subject areas, including demonstrations.

 In the afternoon, teachers will take a tour of the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex, including the Advanced Visualization Lab, Virtual Reality Theater, and Media Arts Research and Learning Arcade before moving into hands-on breakout sessions where teachers will develop skills they can take back to the classroom.

 The summit begins at 9 a.m. in the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex, 535 W. Michigan St. on the IUPUI campus.

 For more information about the summit or to register for the event, contact Daugherty at vdaugher@iupui.edu. Registration is scheduled to end April 1. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picture of an interactive teaching and learning model

Picture of an interactive teaching and learning model

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