All sessions of the VWBPE 2020 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (Pacific Time).
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The Science Circle (SC) provides immersive experiences focused on science (astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology), math, art, and current events (example: wildfires). Areas on and above the island are accessible via a teleport system and multi-lingual, explanatory signage. Incl. a 30 minute Corona Q&A with our experts at 11 AM PDT. Past SC presentations are available via mini-theaters and links to https://sciencecircle.org. Two sessions are offered for this Immersive Experience.
- Participants will be able to better understand the scientific concept through a 3D interaction.
- Participants will be able to better appreciate global and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Hosts: Phil Youngblood / Vic Michalak, Michael Shaw / Shawza Tunwarm, Linda Morris Kelley / Delia Lake, Hajime Nishimura / Yan Lauria
A teleport map is available at the landing zone.
Accessibility: Scripts and notecards available on site
Speaker: Laura Gilmour / Zeppelin123. University of Alberta. Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Psychology, M.Ed. Special Education, B.A. Psychology, Autistic Self-Advocate.
Stairway to STEM, a National Science Foundation-funded organization helps autistic succeed in post-secondary education. Resources created are geared towards families, autistic students, educators and policymakers. In some cases, online spaces allow autistic people to engage in experiences that would otherwise be out of reach for them. Improving the accessibility of post-secondary education through technology helps autistic people to “reach for the stars” and may lead to gainful employment.
- Define the role of Stairway to STEM in helping autistic students succeed
- Describe the potential for SL to improve outreach and accessibility of STEM education
Accessibility: Provide a written script during the presentation
Meet the VWBPE Sponsors!
Moderator: Kevin Feenan / Phelan Corrimal; Rockcliffe University Consortium
Nine sponsors have come together to support this year’s Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference. This open forum is your opportunity to learn about their contributions to education and why they feel supporting open source virtual conferences, like this one, is so important.
Participants will be given the opportunity to express their opinions on how for-profit and non-profit businesses can better help support teachers and instructional developers.
Attendees will learn about the motivating factors behind some of the biggest names supporting education in Second Life
Text chat and voice
Most SLer’s love to dress up! Put on your favorite, fancy outfit and join us on the red carpet. Make yourself low lag by removing scripts and huds. You will have a chance to take photos with friends and mingle with other guests before the immersive performance by DeJa Vu – a ballet group. Come early to get some bubbly and a good seat, then sit back and enjoy the show!
Location: Royal Opera Garnier
DeJa Vu has been an SL theatre & ballet group since 2014. Their ballet, “The Forest Queen”, will stimulate your imagination, accompanied by beautiful Celtic music. The direction, set design, and choreography are by Ina Carpaccio. You will enjoy this beautiful performance at the Royal Opera Garnier.
Location: Royal Opera Garnier