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XR Foundations for Educators


Summer 2024:
✨ Self-paced lessons
✨ Live workshop hours upon request
✨ Custom presentations/cohorts available
✨ No cost to educators

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XR Terra, in partnership with Verizon, is excited to bring this professional development opportunity to educators at no cost.

We invite you to learn about XR (Extended Reality) and how it can fit into our classrooms.

Discover how XR positively impacts education, learn how to create Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences for students, and begin incorporating new technologies into classrooms.

This course is funded by Verizon and offered at NO COST to educators!

This course is for you

  • if you are searching for new strategies to engage and inspire students
  • if you are interested in personally experiencing XR apps and platforms
  • if you want to build familiarity with new technology to help improve students’ learning experiences and outcomes
  • if  you are interested in joining a community of like-minded teachers

From Summer 2022

XR Foundations for Educators is a hands-on and engaging professional development opportunity designed to give you the confidence to use new technologies to engage your students and prepare them for the future.

Upon completion of the course, educators are issued a certificate indicating 16 contact hours. XR Foundations for Educators can be completed this summer or at your own pace over the school year.

You are not on your own — we provide live support and guidance to all educators in the course. Workshop hours are available on a weekly basis!


XR Terra has been approved as a continuing professional education (CPE) provider for the State of Texas.

XR Foundations for Educators is on the CSTA list of Quality PD Opportunities. 

Who Should Enroll?

  • Educators, administrators, and school support staff interested in learning about virtual and augmented reality and their value as learning tools
  • School Counselors
  • Digital Media Specialists
  • Students currently working towards a post-secondary degree in education
  • Teachers interested in a more advanced study of experience design and gameplay interaction

Teachers of all content areas can learn to build simple XR experiences for classroom use. No tech background required!

Certificates for contact hours will be awarded.

Educators who complete all 16 hours of the course may apply for continuing ed credits (PDPs) from Boston University.

XR Terra can also customize additional modules for educators with technical backgrounds and provide some support for your middle and high school students.

✨ Custom live workshops available✨

We know flexibility is key for busy teachers. We’re pleased to continue to host live sessions, but if the sessions don’t fit in with your schedule, you are welcome to view recordings, create some amazing projects, and still have some one-on-one help from our XR team.

Module 1: Intro to XR, Creating Interactive Posters

Module 2: Interactive Experiences & Virtual Tours for Students

Module 3: Designing and Prototyping Immersive Classrooms

Module 4: Web-Based Virtual Classrooms

Also Available On-Demand: Bringing XR to Your Classroom, XR in Arts: Immersive Storytelling with XR, XR Engines


  • Live sessions and workshops are held via Zoom
  • Self-paced modules are accessible on your own schedule
  • No coding experience needed
  • No special equipment required
  • No cost to attend | Funded by Verizon
  • Accredited by CSTA
  • Earn continuing ed credits (PDPs) from Boston University
  • Ask about a group presentation for your school professional development days!

XR in Education

VR and AR are not as new as you may think. Read more about different use cases of XR over the past 30 years.

XR in Education


FAQs about technology needed, scheduling, and more.


Program Overview

Downloadable PDF to share with your admin

Program Overview

ISTE Standards Alignment

See how this course aligns with standards set by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

ISTE Standards


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