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Saturday, June 30 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Panel - VR is Complicated: The Potential for VR in Education from Student and Teacher Perspectives (45 min)

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We have been studying VR in schools for the past four years working with teachers, technology coaches and students from elementary through high school across North America with over 3000 students. Our goal has been to move beyond the “wow” factor of VR and into the relative value of the technology, understanding its authentic integration into curriculum. Specifically, we will be sharing findings regarding emerging technology in schools, empathy, value, ethics and perspective taking as a result of VR. Come join us as we share student and teacher voices and discuss possibilities for future research directions.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Castaneda

Lisa Castaneda

Co-Founder and CEO, foundry10
Lisa Castaneda is the co-founder and CEO of foundry10, a philanthropic educational research organization. She has a Masters in Education and was a classroom teacher for 10 years. One of her main areas of focus at foundry10 has been looking at VR in both applied and experimental settings... Read More →
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Marie Graham

Educator, VR Lab Coordinator, Mount Vernon School
Marie Graham is a maverick teacher who leads and learns with an amazing group of students at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta, Georgia. Partnering with Alienware, her school has created a VR/AR lab where students are seeking to create content that positively impacts the... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Ochoa Hendrix

Jessica Ochoa Hendrix

CEO & Co-Founder, Killer Snails
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix, CEO of Killer Snails, has worked in K-12 education since 2003.  Prior to co-founding Killer Snails, she worked as an educational consultant whose clients included Relay Graduate School of Education and the Charter Network Accelerator. Previously, she worked... Read More →
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Steve Isaacs

Teacher, Game Design and Development, Bernards Township Public Schools
Steve Isaacs is an educator with over 25 years of experience. He’s an edtech influencer, community builder, and leader in the area of game-based learning and teaching Game Design and Development. Steve has been part of a wide scale research study on VR in the classroom with foundry10... Read More →


Saturday June 30, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 105