NC VR Adventures

NC VR Adventures empower students and educators to create, think critically and connect with the beautiful state, local and national parks and historical sites through virtual reality, literacy, math, science and social studies and digital learning standards.

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With the changes being made to Google Expeditions and apps like Google Poly, how can we continue to place the power of virtual reality into the hands of students? What if learners could create virtual reality projects to experience our state, local and national parks as well as historical sites? Together, we will create virtual reality projects that foster engagement, critical thinking and creativity, and engender something unique to this instructional strategy: empathy and a connection to the beauty and history of our state. These interdisciplinary VR experiences will be aligned to your learning objectives that can be used immediately with students leveraging the technology you may already have in your classrooms and media centers, like Google Cardboard, goggles, or a simple link. This program is designed for K-12 educators, school counselors and anyone eager to take learners on adventures. To schedule professional learning, contact your Innovative Learning Catalyst at NCDPI, Digital Teaching and Learning or check the NCCAT website for upcoming workshops.

NC VR Adventures on the Road

Learn how to positively impact student learning by creating innovative, literacy-rich, project-based learning experiences that will engage students in content areas from science and social studies to math and CTE using tools educators likely have in their classrooms right now. This engaging instructional strategy is applicable to all classrooms and can be experienced by students through a simple link on a variety of technology including chromebooks, phones and tablets as well as VR headsets. NC VR Adventures are designed for K-12 educators, school counselors and anyone eager to take learners on adventures.

Please be aware that social distancing protocols will be in place and 😷 face coverings will be required for attendees at all workshop locations regardless of local policies.

Workshops will be led by the Innovative Leaning Catalysts from the NCDPI Digital Teaching Learning division.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Dates and Locations

Monday, February 14 - Johnston County Schools AG Glenn Building, 501 S 2nd St, Smithfield, NC
Tuesday, March 8 - Kannapolis City Schools A.L. Brown HS, 415 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Kannapolis, NC
Thursday, March 10 - Onslow County Eastern NC Regional Skills Center, Burton Industrial Park, 261 NW Corridor Blvd, Jacksonville, NC
Friday, March 25 - Edenton Chowan Public Schools {school campus TBD - either John A. Holmes High School or DF Walker Elementary School)
Tuesday, March 29 - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Rd., Winston-Salem, NC
Thursday, March 31 - Moore County Schools Pinecrest HS Media Center, 250 Voit Gilmore Ln, Southern Pines, NC
Friday, April 1 - NCCAT Cullowhee, 276 NCCAT Dr., Cullowhee, NC 28723
Monday, April 4 - Wilkes County School Board of Ed, 613 Cherry St., North Wilkesboro, NC

Sessions are from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Space is limited per location. Social distancing will be followed and masks will be required.

This is a FREE event open to public school educators in North Carolina. Participants may earn 0.7 Digital Learning Competency CEUs. Space is limited!

Click HERE to register.



Click on the regions below to view the Google Maps that represent some of the places that have been explored via an NC VR Adventure in North Carolina. 



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