BCPS in the News

BCPS Partners with Google to Bring Learning to Life Through Augmented Reality

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
 
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WHO:   
Nearly 1,000 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students from Nova Eisenhower Elementary School, Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School and Nova Middle School
 
WHAT:   
From swirling hurricanes and erupting volcanos to space exploration and famous works of art – students' learning goes high-tech, thanks to a partnership with Google bringing augmented reality lessons into classrooms. Educational lessons span a wide range of topics, with everything from forces of nature to historical artifacts, ancient architecture and more. Teachers customize the augmented reality lessons to enhance their current curriculum.
   
WHEN/WHERE:   
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Nova Eisenhower Elementary School

(host school with Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School also participating)
6501 SW 39th Street, Davie, FL 33314
10 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. 1:25 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Nova Middle School

3602 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314
10 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. 2 – 4:15 p.m.
 
WHY:       
Google selected BCPS as one of its partners in its Expeditions AR Pioneer Program, which allows teachers to bring 3D objects to life right on students' desktops thanks to augmented reality. The fun, interactive and engaging lessons give learning a whole new dimension, sparking students' imaginations and creativity through technology. Google is providing all the equipment and teacher training for these events, as well as on-site Google staff to assist as needed.

Media interested in covering the augmented reality events should contact Dr. Lisa Milenkovic, BCPS Applied Learning Department, at 754-321-2623 or via email at lisa.milenkovic@browardschools.com, to RSVP.

 
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