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XR Foundations: Designer

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OVERVIEW

  • XR Foundations for Educators is designed to lay a foundation for XR (including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) and help teachers gain confidence in the fundamentals of the latest immersive technologies.
  • XR and the Metaverse are cutting-edge learning tools to engage students and enhance instruction. Educators will become part of a supportive learning community that will propel their learning, foster excitement, and inspire them to apply their new skills in classrooms.
  • This 4-day program, with no coding background required, helps teachers to experience building a simple XR experience with the support of a live instructor and mentors. The program also lays the foundation for the teachers interested in more advanced study of experience design and gameplay interaction.
  • This professional development opportunity is offered at no cost in partnership with the Verizon Foundation.

OVERVIEW OF XR LANDSCAPE AND ECOSYSTEM

Educators will learn about all aspects of XR, the Metaverse, and the emerging ecosystem.

USE OF XR AS AN ESSENTIAL TEACHING TOOL

Educators will explore the current uses for XR in the classroom and how it can be tailored for different content areas. Exciting new tools will be introduced each day!

DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL SKILLS

Educators will work with industry leading tools and come away with an exciting set of skills that utilizes the abilities of the Unity Engine.

AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY HAVE TRANSFORMED CLASSROOMS AROUND THE WORLD!

Click Here For Examples

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

This program is designed for educators, administrators, and school support staff interested in learning about virtual and augmented reality and their value as learning tools. We’d also like to extend this opportunity to school counselors and students currently working towards a post-secondary degree in education.

Priority given to Title I School Districts

EDUCATORS WITH:

  • An interest in experiencing XR apps and platforms
  • An interest in building familiarity with immersive learning experiences
  • An interest in creating in 3D and/or Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications
  • An interest in applying these skills in the classroom
  • No coding background required

Click HERE for use cases of how teachers have adopted XR in the classroom!

Program Schedule

  • 4-days, 12:00pm – 4:00pm ET (If you can only attend some of those days, that will be ok. You’ll still learn a lot!)
  • Classes held via Zoom, so come as you are!
  • Upcoming cohorts:
    August 1 – 4
    August 8 – 11
    August 15 – 18
    August 22 – 25
    August 29 – September 1
    – Alternative weeks are available for larger groups.
    – Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 courses also coming soon!

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