Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation Awards $10,000 for TeachLivE™ Lab

Loughran FoundationThe Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation made a $10,000 grant to the Institute, allowing for the expansion of TeachLivE™ Lab offerings within the Kennedy Krieger Schools.  The TeachLivE™ Lab is a mixed reality environment that combines elements of classroom management, content, and theory and has become an iconic example of a best practice in education.  Kennedy Krieger’s TeachLivE™ expansion project will allow educators to train with avatars (i.e., virtual individuals who can be manipulated with different lines of programming and code to change behavior patterns) in order to afford teachers at the Kennedy Krieger School the opportunity to learn new skills and to craft their practice by rehearsing with computerized classrooms, ultimately preparing them to work most efficiently with students in the actual classroom environment.