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May Newsletter* Volume 3, Issue 1 

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 UCF's Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC) on May 23-24, 2013. For more information, to register for the conference please visit our website.

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TLE TeachLivE™ in the News

Our partners at Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU) are making headlines with their work featuring TeachLivETM. Dr. Nicki Anselmo-Skelton correctly points out the fact that just 10 minutes in the the simulator provides the effect of an hour's worth of classroom practice. Go, SELU!


Another partner, Dr. Sally Spencer at California State University Northridge (CSUN), discusses ...

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JSD Article Featuring TLE TeachLivE™

The Journal of Staff Development (JSD) recently published Elford, Carter, and Aronin's (2013) manuscript on the use of bug-in-ear technology in conjunction with our very own TLE avatars. Be sure to check it out and see what research is being accomplished with the use of our classroom simulator.

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Joan Walker Wins AACTE Award with JTE Article

We're pleased to share in our colleague Joan Walker's success for winning the 2013 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) Article Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Dr. Walker's research focuses on parent-teacher interactions and communication, an area of need in our field. Congratulations, Joan!

For more information about the TeachLivETM simulator at ...

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Spotlight: Michael Hopper

Michael Hopper just completed his third year at UCF as an undergraduate computer science major. He joined the TLE TeachLivE™ team during his first semester at UCF to provide support for our numerous technical needs in the simulator. We are fortunate to have Michael as a result of connections he made from his high school engineering magnet program specializing in ...

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TLE TeachLivE™ Demonstrations

We've been honored to offer demonstrations to the following institutions and private companies in the past couple months:


  • Howard University
  • Bibb County Public Schools
  • ASCD
  • New Schools Venture
  • University of Kentucky
  • Alexandria City Public Schools
  • Mathsolutions


    • MatchEducation
    • AACTE
    • Teaching Works


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TLE TeachLivE™ Kinect™ Sites

TLE TeachLivETM  is rolling out big changes with the newly implemented Kinect™ systems at the following sites starting May 31st.



The sites include: FSU, Kansus, Miami-Ohio, WVU, WMU, Miss State, UWFL, U Central Miss, Rowan, SUNY, and UCF.


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CSUN's Digital Stories

Watch Dr. Sally Spencer and Dr. Beth Lasky of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) discuss their Digital Stories and their enormous success working with TLE.


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Digitech 2013

Our friends at Florida State University (FSU) featured TeachLivETM  at their annual Digitech conference.

Our avatar student Ed was even interviewed by the local WCTV news!

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Crooms Academy TechFest 2013

TeachLivETM technology staff visited Crooms Academy of Information Technology, a magnet high school in Sanford, Florida, to demonstrate TeachLivETM  to students interested in technology-related careers. We shared a space at the TechFest with the National Center for Simulation hosted by the director, Hank Okraski. The students were very excited to meet the avatars and also interested in how the technology works. They ...

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