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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

College of Education and Human Development

Designing Digital Learning in Schools using Robots

April 4, 2016

Robots attended class along with teachers in the Designing Digital Learning in Schools (DDLS) graduate program. These teachers had the opportunity to meet Sphero. They were able to build thinking and problem-solving skills by completing a range of missions and then to use those programming skills to teach their Sphero tricks. They had a great time and learned through direct experience how powerful learning can be when robots come to class.

Students in the Learning Technologies in Schools program can select from two concentrations:

  1. Designing Digital Learning in Schools (DDLS)—This cohort concentration uses a blend of online and face-to-face instruction to prepare teachers to design digital learning experiences for today’s classrooms and to assume leadership roles in implementing, supervising, managing, and integrating technology in schools. Candidates have the option to earn one of two graduate certificates or a Master’s in Education.
  2. Blended and Online Learning in Schools (BOLS)—This fully-online concentration prepares teachers to effectively teach in learning environments that blend online and traditional instruction or that are fully online. This concentration prepares teachers to design blended and online learning environments that meet the needs of today’s students and schools. Candidates have the option to earn a graduate certificate and/or a Master’s in Education.

If you would like robots to come to your Mason classes, think about joining the Fall 2016 DDLS cohort. Cohorts are forming on both the Loudoun and Fairfax campuses.

There are six scheduled information sessions where you can learn more:

Date Time Location
April 14, 20165:30 pmThompson Hall Room L049, Fairfax campus
April 16, 201610:00 amMason in Loudoun, Suite 220, Room 208
April 20, 20165:00 pmMason in Loudoun, Suite 130, Room 101
April 23, 201610:00 amThompson Hall Room L049, Fairfax campus
April 27, 20165:00 pmMason in Loudoun, Suite 130, Room 101
April 28, 20165:30 pmThompson Hall Room L049, Fairfax campus

Directions to Loudoun Campus. Directions to Fairfax Campus

 


About CEHD

George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) includes two schools: the Graduate School of Education, one of the most comprehensive education schools in Virginia, and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. CEHD offers a full range of courses, certificates, and degree programs on campus, online, and on site to more than 4,000 students each year. CEHD is fully accredited by NCATE, and all licensure programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education. George Mason University, located just outside of Washington, DC, is Virginia's largest public research university.

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