VWBPE Program

All sessions of the VWBPE 2020 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (Pacific Time).
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Mar
19
Thu
2020
Full Immersion Swing Era Dance Class in Second Life @ Full Immersion Swing Era Dance
Mar 19 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

SavoyBallroom.org and 2Ldance.org have produced a full-immersion dance class experience in Second Life which teaches the dances, music, bands, dance halls, and history of the Swing Era. Volunteer partners are usually available to enjoy the class with, or bring your own. The 50 minute class runs continuously and you can enter the class at any time. General info is available at http://savoyballroom.org. The Dance 301 class operates 24 x 7 x 365 and can be entered at any time. Two hosted sessions are offered for this VWBPE Immersive Experience. Several of the creators of Savoy and Dance 301 will be onsite to hand out our design abstract for the class, and discuss it with guests.

  • Participants will be able to experience the dances, music, bands and dance halls of the Swing Era
  • Participants will gain insights into the roll swing dancing played in desegregation

Host: Carlyle Chaparral

Access: Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Creations%20Park/35/54/28
The Dance 301 Swing Era Class is in the back of the learning center, and also accessible from the ballroom.

Accessibility: Scripts and notecards available on site

 

Full Immersion Swing Era Dance Class in Second Life @ Full Immersion Swing Era Dance
Mar 19 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

SavoyBallroom.org and 2Ldance.org have produced a full-immersion dance class experience in Second Life which teaches the dances, music, bands, dance halls, and history of the Swing Era. Volunteer partners are usually available to enjoy the class with, or bring your own. The 50 minute class runs continuously and you can enter the class at any time. General info is available at http://savoyballroom.org. The Dance 301 class operates 24 x 7 x 365 and can be entered at any time. Two hosted sessions are offered for this VWBPE Immersive Experience. Several of the creators of Savoy and Dance 301 will be onsite to hand out our design abstract for the class, and discuss it with guests.

  • Participants will be able to experience the dances, music, bands and dance halls of the Swing Era
  • Participants will gain insights into the roll swing dancing played in desegregation

Host: Carlyle Chaparral

Access: Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Creations%20Park/35/54/28
The Dance 301 Swing Era Class is in the back of the learning center, and also accessible from the ballroom.

Accessibility: Scripts and notecards available on site

Mar
27
Fri
2020
A Nonprofit Commons Salute to the Stars @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Mar 27 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM

Speakers: Cynthia Calongne / Lyr Lobo; Joyce Bettencourt / Rhiannon Chatnoir; Renne Emiko Brock / Zinnia Zauber; Buffy Beale / Buffy Bye; Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg

Join our constellation of stars as we explore the future of education and social good in virtual worlds. For 11 years, the NPC hosts educational workshops, tours, parties, mentor support, and events on Friday mornings in Second Life. Be a star! Everyone is welcome! Four questions will be addressed during this Roundtable Discussion.

  • Analyze how to strengthen our community through empowerment.

Accessibility: Provide a written script during the presentation

Workshop: Avatars on the Edges of Space: An Immersion Model @ VWBPE Workshop Area B
Mar 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Speaker: Leticia Deleon / Letty Luckstone, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

While virtual environments have been explored, discovered, and conquered, true immersion for learning continues to be elusive. This workshop will engage participants in an immersive model that borrows from experiential learning through the marriage of avatar, environment, and actions. Not only will participants engage in an immersive, interactive experience by using multimodal tools, but also create a plan for using the model with their own learners.

  • The participant will immerse their avatar in a learning experience using multimodal tools.
  • The participant will design their own plan for engaging their learners in true immersive learning.

Accessibility: Speak easy HUD