Come see us February 7th for First Friday in Downtown Bryan! Help us continue the momentum of 20 for 20. Visit with other people interested in 360, VR, and STEM. We look forward to seeing you all at the next First Friday. Come out and say hi! We'll be in our usual spot in front of Carnegie Hall across from The Queen Theatre!
20 for 20
Happy New Year, 2020! As we mentioned in the December 2019 newsletter, we are actively engaged in the 20 for 20 campaign. For the next year, we are striving to introduce VR technologies in 20 classrooms to assist 20 STEM teachers. This campaign seeks to partner with teachers working in K12 schools. Please let us know if you would like to participate or support this campaign.
Good news! We met with a local school administrator and have begun the process of implementing the 20 for 20 campaign in a K12 school environment. Additionally, researchers at the University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University have offered to work with STEM-VRSE. We will be posting updates on our other social media pages! If you want us to come to your school, send us a message!
A Note for Educators
In the January newsletter, we discussed the relative newness of VR in STEM classrooms based on the limited amount of literature. But what does the literature tell us about the use of VR? Dakota, our president, conducted a review of the literature and found VR likely allows for at least three important outcomes for STEM education. Specifically, VR allows for the following outcomes: "otherwise not possible" learning experiences increased learner motivation, and immersive interaction between learners and technology across space and time. If you are a parent or teacher, contact us so that we can share with you our vision of VR in K12 STEM classrooms to create learning experiences, motivate learners, and immerse your learners in an environment not limited by time or space.