We can almost feel the energy growing around curriculum about the BP oil spill.Please plan to join us at http://EdTechTalk.com/live at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific USA Wednesday, July 28 / World TimesThis will be part of our ongoing series of webcasts focused on collecting stories, ideas, curriculum, connections, and resources that will help us teach about the Gulf oil spill this fall. Teachers who have been working together on this page in Suzie Boss’s Edutopia pblcamp will be with us: It Affects Us AllEric Brunsell, who collected these resources will join us too - http://www.edutopia.org/blog/oil-spill-project-based-learning-resources We’ll also be joined by Andy Rosenbloom, Program Director Virtual Team Challenge: Spill!
Even though you’re busy this summer with countless poolside BBQs, it’s never too early to plan ahead for Fall semester curriculum.The Virtual Team Challenge is an entirely FREE online, multiplayer business simulation that takes place in the animated 3D world of New City. The team objective in the simulation is to help the mayor stage the most efficient oil spill recovery effort. Top-performing teams are eligible for prizes for themselves, their teachers, and local charities!Virtual Team Challenge will run this Fall from October 12 – November 24. See our article in The New York Times <http://links.brandgames.com/m/e87GdtSgDHtt2XVuyf8X7kedlZAnCphseJUB-eJOnpFORQTZyQ> to read about one NJ teacher’s success with the program. Virtual Team Challenge comes complete with lesson plans and in-class exercises which form a curriculum that highlights general business acumen, business ethics, negotiation skills, decision-making processes and accounting while placing a special emphasis on important life/career skills such as teamwork, communication, professionalism and research methods. Register now at www.virtualteamchallenge.com/ <http://links.brandgames.com/m/ef9GdtSgDHtt2XVuyf8X7kedlZAngfEEySwYvC4ywuBFTuX8uw>
Teachers from the Gulf will be joining us too!This should be good.Oh, and by the way, Bill Fitzgerald just put up Voices on the Gulf! On the webcast, we’ll be looking for volunteers to begin to put some content up, so that our site looks like the community we want it to be. Join us at http://EdTechTalk.com/live at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific USA Wednesday, July 28 / World Times