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XR Marin Education Workshop: Using virtual reality to implement Common Core, STE

Venue: XR Marin
931 C Street
Novato, CA 94949
Phone: 415-491-6638
Dates: Feb 9th, 2019
Times: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $20.00 Registration required at https://www.xrmarin.net/industry-workshops
XR Marin Education Workshop: Using virtual reality to implement Common Core, STE
XR Marin Education Workshop: Using virtual reality to implement Common Core, STEAM, and Next Generation Science Standards

Sign-up at www.xrmarin.net/industry-workshops Registration required.

Join us for a special workshop for educators on how to use virtual reality to implement standards-based curriculum. Hear from prominent VR content developers and a local high school teacher on her experiences using this technology in the classroom.

Keynote Speakers:

David Sarno, CEO, Lighthaus - www.lighthaus.us/

David Sarno founded Lighthaus, a VR-based education company, in 2013. He is a lecturer at the Stanford School of Medicine, and covered technology for 7 years at the Los Angeles Times. A recipient of the John S. Knight Journalism fellowship at Stanford, David has a degree in computer science from Yale, and a degree in fiction writing from the University of Iowa.

Mark Andersen, Co-Founder & President, Lifeliqe - www.lifeliqe.com/

Mark is the Co-founder and President of Lifeliqe, an education platform for students to learn visually in digital 3D. Lifeliqe's platform distributes the world's largest digital Science library available in interactive 3D models, augmented reality, virtual reality on HTC Vive and mixed reality on Microsoft HoloLens. Mark focuses on expanding Lifeliqe's learning experiences into schools and libraries. He is in classrooms and libraries weekly assisting teachers and librarians leverage the power of XR to improve learning outcomes and engagement for students. Previously he was the Business School Chairman at Anglo-American University where he also taught for five years. For the past twenty years Mark has worked as a marketing leader in tech startups in Silicon Valley. Before getting his MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg) Mark co-founded a successful startup that grew to 120 employees.

April Tucker, Science Teacher, Tamalpais High School

April is a Marine Science teacher at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. She is an award- winning science teacher which include honors such as Teacher of the Year, a two-time Golden Bell winner and the Amgen Award for Excellence in Science Education. She is passionate about engaging students in understanding the ocean and instilling a desire to further explore and protect it. April has always been driven to make her courses meaningful and relevant through applied technology, pushing the boundaries of what can be accomplished via technology in the classroom. She has designed a project based marine science course that incorporates flipped instruction, engineering, drones, 3D printing and mixed reality. She believes virtual reality will play a central role in future education models. As witnessed in her time implementing VR and AR in the classroom she has observed these experiences to impart more relevance, provide deeper more authentic learning experiences and develop empathy in students. The greatest impact has been seen with her struggling students. Virtual reality begins to level the playing field providing the same learning experiences for everyone.

More information at www.xrmarin.net/industry-workshops

XR Marin is a program of the Marin County Office of Education in partnership with the College of Marin, Novato Unified School District, Marin County Free Library, and the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay.