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Teaching VR - Exploring the VR Environment and Designing Experiences

Facilitator(s): Nicole Lakusta
Date:November 29, 2019
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(VR cardboard will be supplied for each participant.)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Parkland County
4603-48 Street, Stony Plain, Alberta
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Course code: 20-TI-190

Target Audience

Teachers (K-12)

Also Recommended For

Instructional Learning Coaches, Learning Coaches, EdTech. Consultants/Leads, Literacy Consultants

About this learning opportunity

For many, virtual reality (or VR) may seem like a new and possibly overwhelming concept. The fact is that VR is already being applied in various industries and has entered into the educational realm. A better understanding of VR can help you make informed decisions, establish innovative practices and impact student learning.

This session will feature an introduction to the world of VR from an educational perspective. Participants will be exposed to approaches to teaching about and with VR, to resources for exploring with VR connected to the Alberta curriculum and to creating VR experiences. Please bring a smartphone or iPod with the ability to install apps. As well, have a chromebook or laptop to interact with the online resources.

This session addresses the TQS competency #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Nicole Lakusta Over the many years in the K - 12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator with Parkland School Division, I am still excited about teaching and learning!  I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that engage, motivate, remove barriers and challenge staff and students. When not hosting PD events, I can be found reading, attending sports events and travelling with my family.  I am found online and on Social Media at