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Building the Past: Using Design Applications and Virtual Reality in the Social Studies Classroom

Event Type
teaching & learning, technology
The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio
Mar 26, 2019   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Andrew Wilson - University Laboratory High School
Registration required
Jim Wentworth
Originating Calendar
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Dr. Andrew Wilson, a teaching associate at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School, will demonstrate some of the approaches that he has developed in his own courses and discuss the practical application of Design and VR-inflected pedagogy in the humanities. Building on his own experiences teaching in secondary education, Dr. Wilson will discuss the hardware (HTC Vive and the Google Cardboard virtual reality systems), applications (Tinkercad, Google Earth VR, Poly, and Tilt Brush), and theoretical approaches (project-based and student-centered) that illustrate his approach to using virtual reality in the humanities classroom.


This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.


Additional Post-Retreat workshops include:

  • Tuesday February 26th 4:00 – 5:00 pm Remix Your Assignments: Student-Centered Remixes Across Genres, Across Disciplines
  • Wednesday February 27th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Visual Storytelling: Theory and Practice
  • Monday March 11th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Multimodal Assignments with Adobe Spark
  • Thursday March 14th  12:00 – 1:00 pm Sound Advice: Audio Storytelling for Everyone
  • Thursday March 28th 12:00 – 1:00 pm Leverage High-Impact Learning with ePortfolio
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