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Wednesday, February 26 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Harnessing the Power of Virtual Reality to Develop Empathy

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Empathy is an invaluable 21st century skill, which allows us to better understand others’ perspectives in order to be more respectful, compassionate individuals. This session will show you how you can harness the power of virtual reality (VR) through a variety of tools in order to open students’ eyes to the world around them and within them--accessing what Rudine Sims Bishops calls “mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors.” Participants will learn about free tools for both consumption and creation of VR content across a variety of platforms to develop students’ empathy skills.

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Andrea Trudeau

Library Information Specialist, Deerfield District 109
Andrea Trudeau, M.S.Ed., NBCT, is a self-proclaimed no-”shh" librarian who won the 2020 AASL France Henne Award. She currently is a Ph.D. student at Northern Illinois University in Instructional Technology with a focus in virtual reality and how it has the potential to both embody... Read More →

Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:45pm - 1:45pm CST
Utopia B Mien Modern Learning Classroom