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XR Foundations: Designer

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XR Foundations for Educators

The XR (Extended Reality) Foundations for Educators
program empowers teachers to be at the forefront
with next generation learning opportunities.

No cost to accepted participants!

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Next start Date:

July and August 2022

Duration:

4 Day Part-Time Program

Location:

Course Delivered Live Online

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

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

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.

Development of technical skills

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.

Additional 360 examples!

Although these are more advanced that what can be learned in 4 days, they give you an idea as to what is possible for teachers and students to create!

Who is this Program For?

This program is designed for high school educators and administrators 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
  • Classes held via Zoom, so come as you are!
  • Available cohorts:
    July 5 – 8
    July 11 – 14
    July 18 – 21
    July 25 – 28
    August 1 – 4
    (Alternative weeks may be available)

    Day 1: Learn all about extended reality and the metaverse. How is it impacting our world and how are teachers already using it?

    Days 2 – 4: Develop skills to create a 360 environment that you can share with your students. (Your students may even be able to use some provided assets to create their own projects as class assignments!)
    • You may want to spend additional independent study and project time to build additional technical skills



Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality classrooms have transformed many classrooms over the world.

Interested in learning about the use cases and examples?

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