Hands-on with PolarPASS: Teaching with 360° Interactive Environments
November 17, 2023
10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern
Spruce Schoenemann, University of Montana Western
Emily Ward, CIRES Education and Outreach, University of Colorado Boulder
In this webinar, participants will engage with virtual field trips (e.g., 360° Interactive Environments) that explore the polar environments of Greenland. We will discuss how the 360° Interactive Environments were designed using data and insights from NSF-funded polar research expeditions and implemented with students as part of the broader PolarPASS curriculum to address specific learning outcomes like enhanced geospatial skills and development of a sense of polar place. We will go through a basic workflow for best practice in 360IE implementation and engage with an example so that participants can experience them as their students would.
- Learn about new curriculum, designed with active learning strategies in mind, to teach undergraduate students about glacial hydrology, albedo and mass balance changes in Greenland. (This is Part 2 of a 2-part webinar series, but they can be attended independently).
- Navigate PolarPASS 360° Interactive Environments of Greenland.
- Learn tips from instructor experiences in undergraduate classrooms, with time to ask questions about implementation and setup.
- PolarPASS 360IE Slides (Acrobat (PDF) 1.6MB Nov22 23)
- PolarPASS 360IE Instructor Guide and Student Handout.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 216kB Nov22 23)
- The PolarPASS Curriculum
- 360 Interactive Environments
- 360 Interactive Environments guide
Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
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