Virtual Reality Workshop
Thursday, February 17, 2 – 3:30 p.m
TILL Classroom, 3rd Floor, Ekstrom Library
Are you interested in learning about the possibilities of integrating virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and immersive virtual reality (IVR) in your courses? During this event, VR expert Dr. Shannon Putman will share an overview of these technologies and demonstrate how VR, AR and IVR can be used to engage students in course content.
Following a short presentation, you'll have the opportunity to try out VR, AR and IVR technologies and explore the ways you can integrate these technologies in your courses. Technology experts will be on-hand to offer support and answer questions.
Additional, in-depth workshops and resources will be shared throughout the semester, including grant-funded opportunities that can make VR experiences possible for your students.
Presented by the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning and the Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education
About the Presenters
Shannon Putman, PhD is the clinical assistant professor/Fort Knox coordinator in the Education Leadership Evaluation and Organizational Development department at the University of Louisville. Prior to that, Shannon spent eight years teaching the multi-modal communication special education classroom, two years as the learning and behavior disorder resource teacher and three years working as the teacher in residence at Cochran Elementary. Putman’s work is focused on implementing the use of Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) technologies into the educational curriculum as well as research focused on the use of IVR technology as educational interventions.
Geneva A. Stark, PhD, CDP, servant leader, visionary, educator, achiever, collaborator, and a problem-solver. She is a native of New Orleans, La. that resides in Metro Louisville. She received her BS Degree from Xavier University of New Orleans, Master’s in Education from the University of New Orleans, Rank 1 from Western Kentucky University in Administration (Principal, Instructional Leader and Director of Pupil Personnel). She received her Doctor of Philosophy Degree as Superintendent and Instructional Leader, from Educational, Leadership, Evaluation, Organization and Development department from the University of Louisville. Dr. Stark recently obtained a National Professional Certification in Diversity and Inclusion.
Dr. Geneva A. Stark retired from Jefferson County Public Schools after 25+ years of administrative service. Dr. Stark served as a teacher at T.T. Knight Middle School, before moving to Western High School as an assistant principal, then principal for 8 years. As principal, she became the first and only African American to serve as President of Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) and on the board of directors of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA). She was selected from a tri-state consortium for the Aspiring Women Superintendent Initiative (AWSI). Dr. Stark later moved to Human Resource department and served in the following capacities: Supervisor of Substitute Teacher Center, District Calendar Coordinator, Student Teacher Placement Supervisor, Coordinator of Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP), Coordinator of Beginning Educators Support team (BEST), District Coordinator of Professional Educators, District Coordinator of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), District Coordinator of Certifications, District Coordinator of Local Educators Assignment Data (LEAD) and District Administrator in Diversity, Equity and Poverty department, consultant, community liaison and now Director of the Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education (NCEE).