Exploring the Use of Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Classroom (No Cost for TMI Consortium Members)

Exploring the Use of Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

An Offering of the TMI-RL1 Reimagining Learning Series

The terms Augmented and Virtual Reality are hot topics in innovative instruction today.  However, it is critical that we conduct the integration of these powerful technologies in a way that balances with the content and pedagogy behind high quality instruction.  Through the use of Augmented Reality, we can overlay digital content using the camera on a mobile device/tablet, people can do everything from translate signs from one language to another in real time, have directional arrows placed over their line of sight while navigating the city streets, interact with games and products in a way they could never have before, or even customize an automobile physically on display in a showroom. The potential behind Augmented Reality is endless, both in our everyday lives as well as our classrooms. Similarly, the power that Virtual Reality packs for the exposure that students can harness through immersive learning is incredible and invaluable.  This technology provides the ability to immersively take students to global locations far beyond the physical limits of their own communities to foster global awareness and empathy. Additionally, there are tools in VR to foster creation and design that aligns with future ready education. In this workshop, participants will be provided with an overview of both Augmented and Virtual Reality technology, engage in hands-on experiences of both AR and VR in action, and align those experiences to instruction in their own school/classroom. The bulk of this session will be spent learning how to design learning experiences that incorporate AR and VR in meaningful and purposeful ways. Practical classroom strategies to integrate these emerging technologies will also be discussed. This session will prove to be fun, thought-provoking, as well as practical. 

Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Teacher Leaders; 
Instructor: Christine Lion-Bailey; TMI-RL1 Technology Integration Specialist and Lead Consultant; Tim Casperson; TMI Lead Consultant and Innovative Instructional Technology Specialist
Location: Virtually Delivered

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session:  As an added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will now have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

Please refer to Zoom’s Attendee Controls for more information on how to use these features.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:30 to 15:30
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