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Friday, March 18 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Advancing Critical Thinking: Online Inquiry with NHMU Objects

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Advancing Critical Thinking: Online Inquiry with NHMU Objects Critical thinking is required in nearly every area of the core curriculum! Learn about a free, online resource for inquiry-based learning that makes use of authentic paleontology objects from the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU). Activities include observation, analysis, research, hypothesis testing, and argumentation. Tools include 3D virtual models, videos from an NHMU scientist, and an educational game! Intended for advanced elementary and middle school students.

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avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction for the Instructional Design and Educational Technology master's program. Her research focuses on how visual information and visual interactions in multimedia and... Read More →
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Madlyn Runburg

Director of Education Initiatives, Natural History Museum of Utah
Madlyn has worked in K-12 education for more than 20 years with a passion for work that supports critical thinking. As a graduate of both the University of Texas in Austin and Northern Arizona University, she worked as a K-6 classroom teacher and reading specialist focused on early literacy development before moving into informal learning institutions that provide education programs for K-12 students and teachers. She is especially interested... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 103 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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