ISTE 2019

Captivate Your Classroom: Create Your Own Virtual Training Modules

Monday, June 24, 2019 – 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 33

Presented by

Richard Tran
IT Specialist

Mark Yap, MEd
IT Manager

Joanna Philippoff, MS
Assistant Specialist

Jessica Schaefer
Graduate Assistant

Join us to explore and learn how we have created virtual training modules to facilitate teacher and student learning. Learn about a templated process that allows anyone to create virtual training modules utilizing Adobe Captivate and 360-degree video as a means for blended learning and digital assessment.

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Tran, R., Yap, M, Philippoff, J., Schaefer, J. (2019). Captivate Your Classroom: Create Your Own Virtual Training Modules. Presentation,  ISTE Conference 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

Richard Tran is a current information technology (IT) Specialist at the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He is a recent graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, with a bachelor’s degree in Travel Industry Management. As a former student Computer Specialist, Richard has supported operations in and around CRDG and the University Laboratory School. Upon graduation, Richard joined CRDG full-time to continue to provide support to the organization. Richard has been exposed to technology for as long as he can remember, and it continues to be a significant influence in his life. He always seeks to find ways to use technology to better the lives of those around him. As a part of the IT team, Richard handles front and back-line support and project management to ensure smooth operations. He brings to the team an insatiable desire to learn, grow, and contribute, as well as an extreme interest in all things information technology. He is no stranger to ISTE, having shared his expertise and knowledge as a presenter at both ISTE 2016 in Denver CO, ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, TX, and ISTE 2018 in Chicago, IL. He has also presented his work in mixed reality research at the Schools of the Future (SOTF) Conference, hosted in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Society for Technology in Education (HSTE), an ISTE affiliate, based in Honolulu, HI in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and has presented his work at the Hawaiʻi Association of Language Teachers (HALT) Fall Symposiums in 2017 and 2018.

Mark Yap has over 20 years of experience in IT and in video/multimedia production, as well as recent work in the educational technology field. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communications, certificate in Ethnic Studies, and a Master’s of Education in Learning Design and Technology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Mark is currently a Phd. student in the Learning Design and Technology program at Manoa. He has presented at multiple ISTE conferences, local EdTechTeam Google Summits, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), and provided professional development for educators. Additional roles have included assistant teaching in multimedia for grade six students for seven summers, serving as lead instructor for a Taste of Technology summer course for elementary and middle school students, consulting on IT and audio visual needs, creating multimedia content for K–12, and bridging IT in a blended P–20 environment. He is currently the IT manager for CRDG at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

Joanna Philippoff is an Assistant Specialist in science education at CRDG in the College of Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She designs, implements, evaluates, manages, and does research on and about science professional development and curricula projects. She holds a BA in biology, a MS in zoology, and is working on her PhD in educational psychology (studying the long-term effects of a science teacher professional development program—expected 2019). Current projects include Our Project In Hawaiʻi’s intertidal (OPIHI), a citizen science program funded by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) grant. In OPIHI teachers are trained through professional development workshops in ecological monitoring techniques; they then pass these techniques onto their students prior to collecting data on an intertidal field trip. A sister grant, funded by Hawaiʻi Sea Grant, engages undergraduates in authentic research along Hawaiʻi’s coasts through a unique model that scaffolds immersion in the scientific process and involves the support of community partners, collaborating scientists, and multiple science departments. Joanna has also been working closely with the Hawaiʻi Department of Education training teachers throughout the state on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 

Jessica Schaefer is a Master’s Student in Zoology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Graduate Assistant for Our Project in Hawaiʻi’s Intertidal (OPIHI). OPIHI is a marine citizen science program for secondary school students and teachers. Jessica’s role in OPIHI includes training, coordinating, and assisting OPIHI teachers across the state of Hawaiʻi to conduct field trips where their students collect ecological data at a local intertidal site. This project combines Jessica’s dual passions for science education and marine ecology. She is especially interested in connecting K12 students with scientific research opportunities and enriching science learning through fun, hands-on, inquiry-based experiences. Jessica holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences and previously worked as a middle school substitute teacher and special education paraprofessional in Wisconsin before moving to Hawaiʻi.