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Designing Wonder

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, November 29, 10:30–11:15 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Caitlin Krause  
Come join this "un-session" in a virtual wonderland that'll wow your senses! We'll talk about infusing a sense of wonder, mindfulness, presence, imagination, empathy, & SEL into VR spaces. We'll include interaction & Q&A. If you're curious about taking VR to a new level, this event is for you!
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Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android
Laptop: PC
Tablet: Android
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Windows PC, Android device, PC VR, Pico headset, Vive headset, or Oculus headset is needed.
Topic: Augmented, mixed & virtual reality
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education, Health and physical education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

We will go through a wonder-filled workshop that talks about infusing a sense of wonder, mindfulness, presence, imagination, empathy and SEL into VR and XR spaces. We'll include interaction and active time for community Q&A. If you're curious about taking virtual reality to a new level (and joining a fun social that focuses on designing with CONNECTION as the intentional priority), this event is for you!


Launch into VR platform - 5 mins
Introduction- 5 mins
Short background info of AR & VR- 5 mins
Wonder in VR- 15 mins
Sharing resources- 5 mins
Q&A- 10 mins

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Caitlin Krause, MindWise

Caitlin focuses on the intersection of technology and wellbeing. She teaches at Stanford University. In September of 2020 she released Designing Wonder: Leading Transformative Experiences in VR. She co-authored the XR Collaboration Global Resource Guide, unveiled at AWE 2020. Caitlin runs numerous collaborative experiences in social XR, fusing presence, mindfulness, curiosity & storytelling. After two decades of classroom teaching and leadership, she authored Mindful By Design (Corwin Press, 2019) helping individuals and teams navigate complexity and change, prioritizing wellbeing, design and imagination. Caitlin is Community and Business Development Director at the Virtual World Society. Find out more at

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