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How Virtual Reality Is Supporting Students with Diverse Needs and Learning Styles

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

How Virtual Reality Is Supporting Students with Diverse Needs and Learning Styles

Presented by Glenn Collins, Global VP of Sales and Marketing, Veative; and Diana Lang, Assistive Technology Lead, Halton District School Board (Ontario, Canada)

Sponsored by Veative Labs

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Virtual reality (VR) provides many benefits to learners, such as immediate engagement, enhanced motivation, and hands-on experience without risks. Students with special education needs, such as students who have an ADHD diagnosis, autism, or learning disability, can receive the extra help and practice they need through self-paced lessons in a VR format that is engaging and motivational. For many students with special education needs, the ability to focus is a struggle along with memory retention. The use of VR software can significantly help students address their lagging skills and build their confidence and self-esteem.

Watch this edWebinar to learn how VR can help students with special education needs develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in ways that can be otherwise challenging. We discuss how VR affords a truly personal experience for students and what that means for students with diverse needs and learning styles that arise from their disabilities. Find out how differentiated learning in a regular education classroom is made easy by utilizing VR.

Viewers also learn how to access lessons on any Chromebook, laptop, MacBook, or iPad through “WebXR,” without needing a VR headset. Through immersive VR technology, software and hardware users can immerse themselves into a virtual experience or location thereby providing a more impactful lasting memory of that experience. In a VR setting, students can interact with what they see as if they were there. The non-judgmental nature of the VR experience allows students to engage in experiences as often as needed to obtain mastery at their own pace and build confidence.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers, education technology leaders, and school and district leaders of the middle and high school grades.

Glenn CollinsAbout the Presenters

Glenn Collins has been working with educators to improve learning outcomes through the utilization of technology for almost 40 years. He is passionate about the impact that immersive learning is having on learners globally and how it is transforming the way we engage students.

Diana LangDiana Lang is an assistive technology lead in the Halton District School Board in Ontario, Canada. She is part of a team responsible for providing management of assistive technology services, support and leadership across the system. As an AT Lead, Diana looks to help educate and innovate using various modalities of assistive technology. Being a longtime special educator, she is passionate about incorporating strategies and tools to support a diverse range of learners including online learning and building confidence and independence through the integrated use of various assistive technologies. She has been a special education department head for 14 years prior to taking on the role of AT Lead, fostering support, understanding and skill building for students and their families. She is currently not only an AT lead but also an online math instructor for T.V.O. and teaches ESL students online worldwide. She has presented at various educational conferences across Ontario and looks forward to sharing her experiences and knowledge with you to further the conversation on how best to support our struggling learners.

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Veative is a global provider of VR Solutions for Education. Our platform contains the world’s largest library of standards-aligned, immersive and interactive content focused on grades 6 through 12 in math, biology, chemistry, and physics. Designed by educators for educators, our solution is easy for teachers and students to use, simple to deploy and affordable.



Wednesday, April 13, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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