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FL. Educators Chart New EdTech Visions During Hands-On Event

To assist educators with implementing makerspaces and environments that nurture STEM/STEAM skills, Brevard Public Schools, Connection and The Douglas Stewart Company collaborated on a “Classroom of the Future” event.
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To assist educators with implementing makerspaces and environments that nurture STEM/STEAM skills, Brevard Public Schools,Connection and The Douglas Stewart Company collaborated on a “Classroom of the Future” event. The interactive gathering took place Nov. 2 at Ocean Breeze Elementary in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. and featured tools focused on virtual and augmented reality, coding, design, video, and collaborative furniture.

The event featured two rooms. One room provided opportunities to interact with the products and collaborate with colleagues. The other room was used for vendor training and discussions with product experts on how technology can be used in the classroom.

The teachers who attended received in-service credits.

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Ocean Breeze Elementary Hosts “Classroom of the Future” Event with Connection and The Douglas Stewart Company

MADISON, Wis. (Nov. 8, 2017) – Technology is ubiquitous in education, but it’s not always clear how solutions fit practically into the classroom. To assist educators with implementing makerspaces and environments that nurture STEM/STEAM skills, Brevard Public Schools, Connection and The Douglas Stewart Company collaborated on a “Classroom of the Future” event. The interactive gathering took place Nov. 2 at Ocean Breeze Elementary in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. and featured tools focused on virtual and augmented reality, coding, design, video, and collaborative furniture. “Classroom of the Future” was designed to inform educators about available resources, demonstrate what a modern classroom could look like and how to implement emerging technology.

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