Your Name and Title: Dr. Stacy Delacruz, Associate Professor of ECE Literacy and Interim Director of Global Engagement
School or Organization Name: Kennesaw State University
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Georgia, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): elementary classroom teachers, undergraduate elementary education students
Short Session Description (one line):
This session will explore how teachers and students created school-based virtual field trips in order to learn more about their own culture and the culture of others.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
This presentation will explore case study data that was collected from three sites (Ohio, USA; Quito, Ecuador; Costa Rica). The three preservice and inservice teachers (and elementary students) at each site created a virtual field trip about their school. The virtual field trip included facts about the state or country, foods, interesting places, and the culture of the surrounding city and school. Data was collected in the form of teacher interviews and virtual field trip artifacts. The findings explain how teachers created these virtual field trips, and what their students learned as a result of creating their own and viewing other school-based virtual field trips.