Updates from Aaron Doering

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Capturing stories of education & sustainability in Bali

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Doering has this week been traveling and capturing stories of education and sustainability in Bali for the Earthducation project. Earthducation is a recent AIGA (Re)Design Award judges choice winner for its innovative design approach and commitment to sustainability issues worldwide. Video interviews from Bali will be available online soon at...

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Earthducation & North of Sixty are AIGA (Re)Design Award winners

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Doering's Earthducation and North of Sixty projects are AIGA (Re)Design Award winners! Earthducation was further recognized with top honors as a "Judges Choice" pick. The (Re)Design awards celebrate the most influential designs that advocate for strong communities, sustainable environments, and thriving economies. Sincere thanks to the AIGA judges and organization! Follow...

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Sidetracked Magazine publishes Doering’s North of Sixty expedition story

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Sidetracked, an online adventure-based magazine, has published a stunning presentation of Doering’s North of Sixty expedition story. The story recounts, through personal narrative, the April 2013 expedition across Baffin Island between the communities of Qikiqtarjuaq and Pangnirtung in the Canadian Arctic. Click the quote below to view the story and...

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Doering delivers AAUW keynote

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Doering provided the keynote at a meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in St. Paul, MN, this week. His talk, centered on engaging learners through the investigation of education and sustainability, was delivered to a full house of rapt listeners at the AAUW's headquarters on Summit Avenue....

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Ever-expanding international collaborations

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Doering's international collaborations continue to expand around the world. Previous work with Christo Van der Westhuizen and the Faculty of Educational Sciences at North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom, South Africa, has led to the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the LT Media Lab and College of Education...

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Linking Real-World Science to Schools

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Doering was interviewed for a new Education Week article on "Linking Real-World Science to Schools." The article discusses ways that researchers and others "are using technology to expand their connections with K-12 science educators, push students and teachers to become creators of science content, and blur the boundaries between classrooms,...

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Doering to keynote TEL2013 in Singapore

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Doering will keynote the TEL2013 symposium this October in Singapore. This two-day symposium will bring together stakeholders from institutions of higher education around the world to examine key aspects of technology-enhanced learning such as impacts on learners and teachers, sustainability, and scalability. Doering's keynote address, "From Apps to Adventure Learning,"...

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From Africa to the Arctic: Earthducation Brings Environmental Awareness

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The University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (IonE) recently published an interview with Doering about the Earthducation project. Doering is an IonE resident fellow. Titled "From Africa to the Arctic: Earthducation Brings Environmental Awareness," the IonE interview includes the history of the Earthducation project along with some of Doering's...

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Doering’s work presented at EdMedia 2013

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Three of Doering's papers centered on current research in adventure learning, sustainability education, and online learning environment design were presented at the EdMedia conference in Victoria, BC, Canada, in June 2013. This annual conference is focused on research, design, and development in the learning technologies field. Designing for Learning Engagement in...

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Doering keynotes Minnesota 1:1 Learning Summit

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Doering keynoted the Minnesota 1:1 Learning Summit at the University of St. Thomas on June 21, 2013, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His talk focused on designing and developing transformative learning experiences. The Minnesota 1:1 Learning Summit is geared at teachers and administrators and showcases innovative learning opportunities and projects in...

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LTML hosts MAGE summer institutes

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For the third year in a row, Doering and the Learning Technologies Media Lab (LTML), in conjunction with the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE), are hosting summer geography institutes for Minnesota teachers. During the institutes, middle and high school teachers from Grand Rapids to Rochester to the Twin Cities...

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Teaching sustainability through adventure

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Doering and Learning Technologies PhD candidate Jeni Henrickson have just published a new adventure learning article, “Teaching Sustainability through Adventure,” in the Journal of Sustainability Education. The article discusses the history of adventure in education, provides background on two adventure-in-education models (adventure education and adventure learning), and proposes user-driven adventure...

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Doering & Miller rock the stage at See Change 2013

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Doering and colleague Charles Miller delivered a mesmerizing, media-filled presentation to a full house at the See Change 2013 conference today. Their talk, titled “Exploring the Intersection of Design, Education, and Sustainability,” showcased many LT Media Lab projects, including Earthducation, North of Sixty, WeExplore, Avenue, and Flipgrid. See Change is...

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Doering interviewed live on “Wake Up with Al”

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Doering was interviewed live yesterday morning by Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams from the "Wake Up with Al" studio in New York City. The Weather Channel and "Wake Up with Al" had featured video coverage and live chats with Doering from the Canadian Arctic during the North of Sixty pulking...

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Doering keynotes MadLaT conference in Winnipeg, Canada

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Doering keynoted the MadLaT conference May 3, 2013, in Winnipeg, Canada. His talk focused on generating transformational learning opportunities in online learning. MADLaT's 12th-annual 2-day conference is oriented at teachers, trainers, and practitioners interested and involved in using educational technology. Learn more at http://madlat.ca. Follow @chasingseals ...

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Doering’s work presented at AERA 2013

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Three of Doering's papers centered on recent research endeavors were presented at the American Educational Research Association's annual conference in San Francisco, CA, in May 2013. AERA is the largest and most prestigious educational conference in the world focused on scholarly research in all educational disciplines. Approximately 13,500 of the...

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North of Sixty: An Arctic Celebration!

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A five-member North of Sixty expedition team led by Doering recently pulked more than 100 miles through Arctic wilderness between the remote communities of Qikiqtarjuaq and Pangnirtung on the Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada. The team also visited schools and interviewed elders during their travels, working to create a tapestry...

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MPR Interview with Doering from Arctic Canada

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Tom Crann from MPR's All Things Considered interviewed Doering via his sat phone during his travels in Arctic Canada. Doering was in the Arctic completing the North of Sixty expedition, leading a small team of explorer-educators who were pulking between the remote communities of Qikiqtarjuaq and Pangnirtung on the Baffin...

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Star Tribune and Minnesota Daily feature North of Sixty

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Feature articles covering Doering's North of Sixty project appeared in both the Star Tribune and the Minnesota Daily this week. The project has been garnering both local and national media coverage as the team prepares to head to Arctic Canada to visit schools, collect stories from Inuit elders discussing the...

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MPR News highlights North of Sixty expedition

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Elizabeth Dunbar from MPR News interviewed Doering about the North of Sixty project and expedition for a feature article as the team prepared to depart for the Baffin Island in Canada. View the full article at http://minnesota.publicradio.org. Follow along with the North of Sixty° project at http://n60.co! Follow @chasingseals ...

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Follow along with the North of Sixty Arctic Expedition!

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Three North of Sixty° explorers, led by Doering, will undertake a pulking expedition from April 10-25, 2013, journeying from Qikiqtarjuaq to Pangnirtung in Nunavut, Canada. Their travels will take them through a stunning landscape of ice, rock, and sheer granite mountains, as they pull their gear and food in pulks...

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North of Sixty expedition kickoff a big success

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Held March 28 at the beautiful McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus, the North of Sixty expedition kickoff event was a fun time and a huge success! Attendees from across campus and the local community came to learn more about the forthcoming expedition to Baffin Island in...

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