Program Title:  Step Right In! Get Your Free! 3D Artifacts! Librarians & Education Faculty Co-Creating K-12 Learning Experiences

Your Name and Title: Melanie Hughes, Librarian,

Library, School, or Organization Name: Indiana University Southeast

Co-Presenter Name:

Sumreen Asim, Assistant Professor of Elementary Science & Technology,

Bradford Griggs, Associate Professor of Secondary Social Studies Education,

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Southern Indiana near Louisville, Kentucky

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience: Teacher Educators, K-12 Teachers, Academic Librarians, Public Librarians, School Library Media Specialists

Short Session Description: 

Starting with FREE! Artifacts! a librarian and education faculty colleagues explore 3D teaching activities to engage college and K-12 students in scaffolding content knowledge with technology.

Full Session Description: 

How academic librarians may connect with education faculty: providing resources to co-create virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality learning experiences for K-12 teacher candidates to use in their future classrooms. Enhancing and transforming content learning, we share educational technology (FREE! 3D Resources!). Participate in a live, immersive learning experience with 3D artifact inquiry anchored in the national technology ISTE standards.

Melanie E. Hughes, MLS, MBA, is a Librarian, Coordinator of Automation and Technical Services, and Library Liaison to the School of Education at the Indiana University Southeast Library in New Albany, Indiana, where she works with faculty to develop their collection of children's and young adult literature to support student learning.  She previously taught as an elementary librarian in Louisville, Kentucky and an English teacher in Japan.  Her research interests include STEM graphic novels and comics, 3D digitization, local food systems, and democratically-run schools--where the students make the law and curriculum of their school.

Dr. Sumreen Asim is an assistant professor of STEM education at Indiana University Southeast. She currently teaches STEM courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. Over the last two decades she has focused her work to share, love and grow with fellow educators. She enjoys helping others implement inquiry-based instructional approaches.  Her research interests are in collaborative efforts STEM education, culturally-responsive teaching, and educational technology. Her current focus is on augmented reality and its use in science methods coursework.​

Dr. C.Bradford Griggs, is an associate professor of Education at Indiana University Southeast. Bradford serves as the coordinator for Social Studies Education, the largest department with the Secondary Education program. He coordinates accreditation, course offerings. program development and advising. Having come from a previous background in a small business, his research is in the development of the citizen as an agent in the Republic, bears witness to the fruits of the validity of a robust public education system. History, archeology, and artifact preservation count as enduring topics in his pedagogical development.


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