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Social VR SCUBA Diving: The VR Hero's Journey

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, November 29, 12:45–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Caitlin Krause  
We're going on a VR deep-sea dive that'll immerse your senses. We'll have interactive games & share the latest about connecting & learning in social 3D virtual environments. There's a SCUBA theme & we'll be going diving together. If you're curious about VR, this is the time to get your feet wet!
To learn more on how to join this session and setup your account, please visit this website at

Audience: Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Professional developers
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, STEM/STEAM
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're going on a virtual reality deep sea dive for this ISTE VR social event that promises to immerse your senses as you explore virtual reality learning worlds. You can join us in ENGAGE using a VR headset or your 2D desktop, and Caitlin Krause, founder of MindWise and author of Designing Wonder: Leading Transformative Experiences in VR, will lead interactive collaboration games and share latest tips about connecting and learning in a social 3D virtual environment. There's a SCUBA theme, and we'll be going deep sea diving together. If you're curious about VR and XR, this is a great time to get your feet wet (or, in this case, to dive in) and join us!


Launch into VR platform - 5 mins
Introduction- 5 mins
Short background info of VR- 5 mins
VR SCUBA dive!- 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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