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The Real Deal: How to Elicit Empathy with Augmented and Virtual Reality Experiences

  • mindSpark Learning 455 S Pierce St Lakewood, CO, 80226 United States (map)

Just ask Neo, reality is subjective.

Okay, that’s a bit extreme; however, reality is at the very least becoming somewhat distorted with the advent of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR).

Nonetheless, the benefits are endless with programs that feature technology like AR/VR. Never before have students and educators been able to benefit from experiencing the Holocaust or Chernobyl, or from experiencing what it must truly feel like to be homeless.

Now they can.

And, what better way to elicit a feeling of empathy than to put students in situations that engage the visual receptors of their brain, while simultaneously introducing them to the actual representations of life that come along with putting oneself in someone else’s shoes?

Who Should Attend:

  • Educators at all levels of education, from teachers to admin

  • Instructional coaches

  • EdTech coordinators

  • SEL and Mindfulness Advisors looking for something different

  • Schools on the cutting edge of innovation in education

Key Content:

  • Using VR to develop empathy in students

  • Using AR to make intangible learning tangible

  • Creating your own VR and AR experiences

You’ll walk off into another reality, filled with an ability to better understand the daily experiences that lead humans to extraordinary actions because you’ve actually experienced the catalyst to those actions.

Then, you can take these experiences directly to you students and shift their perspective on how they interact with the individuals around them.

Cost: $35

Later Event: October 27
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