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February Newsletter * Volume 2, Issue 1 

TeachLivE Editorial: Magic Sauce

At my house, where I have a son in the restaurant business, as well as two daughters, a daughter-in-law and my wife who each are wonderful cooks, the dinner table conversation often includes descriptions of wonderful dishes someone has tasted at a restaurant or in another person’s kitchen. The question arises, “How did he/she make that?”, leading to a discussion ...

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Sean’s Physical Virtual Avatar Meets Sean’s Avatar

The universe was forever altered when our beloved TeachLivE™ avatar, Sean, met his own physical virtual avatar at the Institute for Simulation and Training housed at the University of Central Florida. We were there to capture the moment and share in Sean’s wonder! If you look closely at the picture, you’ll see Charlie and Lisa giving a demo of the ...

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Visitors to the Lab

There’s never a dull moment in the TLE lab at UCF. From research participants in our many varied projects to visiting scholars to national leaders in education to international colleagues to corporate entities to local classroom fieldtrips, we are always playing host to a multitude of new friends. Every Friday we ...

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Partner Spotlight: Utah State University

Utah State University (USU) has been using TeachLivE™ for four years to prepare teachers in our severe and mild/moderate alternative preparation programs. Teachers of students with severe disabilities learn to conduct preference assessments and discrete trial training, while simultaneously collecting data on student performance.  Teachers of students with mild/moderate disabilities learn to implement a variety of instructional and behavior management ...

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Our New Partners

Welcome to our new research partners in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant project for Innovative Methods of Professional Development!  We are excited to have you on board and can't wait to start. Our Spring 2013 partners are:

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TeachLivE™ Note

I just wanted to send a quick note to sing the praises of TeachLivE™! As a retired elementary principal (36 years) and then a supervisor of student teachers for the past 7 years, I needed a shot in the arm! I got this last semester with your program. I look forward to taking 365 juniors in teacher education through your ...

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TeachAARS Piloted at Research Sites

TeachAARS (After Action Review System) is currently being piloted at the following research sites for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation research project:

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Upcoming Events: Xbox Kinect

Assistant Professor Demonstrates Xbox Kinect Tracking

This video shows the control of a virtual camera (OGRE 3D) through human-movement on the client-side of TeachLivE™ via mapping of Kinect-based skeleton-data. A simple non-parametric feature space analysis algorithm helps eliminate noise and jitter in sensor readings. The solution allows marker-less tracking in a confined rectangular space that is representative ...

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TLE TeachLivE™ Happy Hour

We are pleased to announce our first TLE TeachLivE™ Happy Hour. The purpose of our happy hour will be to share thoughts, exchange unique uses in TeachLivE™, and network with fellow TeachLivErs. Please join us at the Headwaters Lounge, Rosen Shingle Creek (conference host hotel) from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm on March 1, 2013 during the AACTE conference. Come ...

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TLE TeachLivE™ Conference 2013

Coming Soon! The TLE TeachLivE™ team is pleased to announce the first national TLE TeachLivE™ conference, themed Transferring Ideas to Improve Teacher Practices through Innovative Techniques. The conference will be held at the Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC) on May 23-24, 2013. For more information, to register for the conference, or to submit your proposal please visit our website at http://sreal.ucf.edu/teachlive/index.php.

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