A 2011-12 CADRE Fellows presentation
The panel presentation addresses the role of the teacher in online, game- and simulation-based learning.
This panel presentation showcases various NSF DR K–12 projects (Data Games, Evidence Game, MathSnacks, PhET, and TESLA) and the role of the classroom teacher in these project-related online, game-, and simulation-based learning environments. The session presenters highlight the envisioned role teachers play when implementing each game or simulation project. Presenters also discuss how the vision of the teacher’s role has evolved during the life of some of the projects. This is followed by a panel discussion about their experience determining the appropriate roles for the teacher; how the role of the teacher informs the design of the games and simulations; and supporting teachers for success in their role.