VSTE's Virtual Environments PLN is pleased to welcome Fara Faust, the CodeVA Computer Science Teacher of the Year for 2019 at its regular Monday meeting in Second Life on February 10, 2020, at 8PM EST (5 PM SLT). She will share information about CodeVA and their mission to bring computer science to every student in Virginia. She will also discuss some of the education opportunities offered through CodeVA.
Fara is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Virginia Beach. Fara has over ten years experience in instructional technology and is a strong supporter of “Computer Science is for everyone!” She is actively involved in bringing computer science to her school and other elementary schools throughout her district. Fara is a frequent presenter at local and state conferences including VSTE. She is also a Google CS First facilitator and apprentice for CodeVA. In this capacity she has worked with teachers throughout the state of Virginia.
This event is held in Second Life, a virtual world that is navigated using an avatar. You will need a free Second Life account as well as the software in order to participate. We recommend setting up an account at the Rockcliffe University Consortium's Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ Download and install the software.
Once the software is installed and open, click this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/156/169/58 and your avatar will be teleported to VSTE Island. Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, "Hey, I'm new!" We will take care of the rest.