Experiential Learning Visits

Hosted by the Technology Leadership Network

Experiential Learning Visits offer a rare opportunity to explore the nexus of technology and education in practice. You’ll gain invaluable hands-on experiences you can take home. These popular programs are ticketed events open to all conference attendees. Fees are in addition to full conference program registration fees.

Thursday, March 23

Colorado Springs School District 11 and the United States Air Force Academy SOLD OUT

Please email Jeff Bowers at Jbowers@nsba.org to be added to the waitlist.

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Hear the vision and see the implementation of School District 11’s focus on personalized in every classroom. From 1:1 programs and STEM labs for elementary students to the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus encompassing eight unique programs on one site that include online schools, digital high school, career and technology pathways, and early college, the district continues to find innovative approaches to meet the needs of its 27,000 students. After lunch prepared by the district’s culinary arts students, the visit shifts to the United States Air Force Academy and will include stops at the Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor Center and the iconic Cadet Chapel.

Friday, March 24

Mapleton Public Schools

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mapleton Public Schools, located in the Denver suburbs and serving PreK-12 students, has been recognized as one of the most forward-thinking educational organizations in the country. This recognition has come due, in part, to the great strides they have made to ignite the spark of excitement for learning among their 8,400 students.

Saturday, March 25

Athletics & Tech: Sports Authority Field at Mile High SOLD OUT

Please email Jeff Bowers at Jbowers@nsba.org to be added to the waitlist.

12:00 PM – 4:40 PM

Get a “behind the scenes" glimpse into areas rarely seen by the public and some of the unique operations & inner workings of one of the most state-of-the-art stadiums in North America. Learn how technology has transformed professional athletics and sports broadcasting and how tech-savvy educators are using it to transform K-12 physical education classes.

Sunday, March 26

Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab® (CELL®) Exhibit

2:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn how you can help prevent terrorism by touring the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab® (CELL®), the world’s only exhibit devoted entirely to terrorism education and prevention. This state-of-art exhibit was developed by world-renowned experts and offers a dynamic, interactive experience that addresses the ongoing threat of terrorism and educates individuals on how they can play a role in enhancing public safety. CELL staff will share their online resources for teachers and school leaders, that feature an educational curriculum designed to help students evaluate news about terrorism, understand its root causes, and ultimately take action to help prevent it through education, empowerment, and engagement.

Making Science Accessible: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Learn how students can connect directly with scientists during live 45-minute broadcasts from field sites or research labs.  The Virtual Science Academy allows students to experience, explore, and engage with the Museum staff labs without leaving their classroom through interactive distance learning video conferencing. After the briefing, participants will have time to explore the Museum’s extensive collection.

Monday, March 27

Lockheed Martin Space Systems SOLD OUT

Please email Jeff Bowers at Jbowers@nsba.org to be added to the waitlist.

8:00 AM– 1:00 PM

Tour Lockheed Martin Space Systems where you will see how spacecraft are designed, manufactured, tested, and operated.  Depending on availability, the tour may include simulation labs, clean rooms, viewing spacecraft under construction, and operations centers where spacecraft currently operating in various parts of our universe are flown.  There will also be presentations and discussions about workforce needs and ways to incorporate exploration in education.

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