We accomplished a lot during the first day of our two-day teacher workshop. Today’s session began with a presentation and discussion on project-based learning and inquiry-based learning by Dr. Dara Williams-Rossi. During this presentation, teachers learned how to approach the process of learning through projects and inquiries, and how this might be incorporated into their classrooms.
Teachers then gained hands-on experience with many of our CSI activities, including fingerprint dusting and sensor,
and gait recognition, to name a few.
Participants had a chance to discuss how the activities might be modified to fit their classrooms and share any previous experiences they may have had with the subject matter.
At the end of the day our group came back together to discuss their main takeaways from the day.
In general, teachers
- Appreciated the implementation of technology, such as the XBOX Kinect, into classroom CSI activities
- Learned from their interactions with teachers of different grade levels and disciplines
- Wondered how to pull engineering into the CSI framework
To hear more from the teachers, and to participate in the CSI conversation, head on over to Twitter and use #2013CSITeachers.