Incorporating Virtual Field Trips

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Course Introduction

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It's a small world after all!

In this mini course we will learn about the different types of virtual field trips, how to access them, and how best to incorporate them into your curriculum. No more bothering parents for permission slips! The lessons are not only engaging but since you choose your topic and subject you can ensure they align to your classroom curriculum and standards. Virtual field trips give you access to subject experts, and resources all over the world. Click on the Pilot to start your journey!

Course Goals

The learner will:

1. Define types of virtual field trips.

2. Compare pros and cons of traditional field trips to virtual field trips.

3. Identify equipment and funding needs to access a virtual field trip.

4. Analyze characteristics that demonstrate a quality virtual field trip program.

5. Collaborate and incorporate a virtual field trip to the classroom curriculum.


UNIT 1: What are virtual field trips?

UNIT OBJECTIVES:

1. The learner will be able to identify the different types of virtual field trips.

2. The learner will define key terms that relate to virtual field trips.

3. The learner will compare elements of traditional vs virtual field trips.


UNIT 2: Making sense of virtual field trips.

UNIT OBJECTIVES:

1. The learner will differentiate advantages and disadvantages of accessing field trips through technology.

2. The learner will be able to identify characteristics of quality virtual field trips.

3. The learner will be able to identify the obstacles to accessing virtual field trip providers and how to overcome those obstacles.



UNIT 3: Bringing virtual field trips into the classroom.

UNIT OBJECTIVE: 1. The learner will analyze elements of virtual field trips that relate to classroom goals and objectives.

2. The learner will align virtual field trip topics to common core and state standards.

3. The learner will collaborate to design and implement their own virtual field trip within 3 months of course end.