NASA CCP VR Training in Omaha, NE May 18-19, 2019
Limited availability - Registration is first come, first served!
COMMERCIAL CREW STEM PD FOR NASA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIA
Join education specialists from NASA's Kennedy Space Center to learn more about NASA's Commercial Crew Program and NextGen STEM pilot initiative including virtual reality tours/classroom field trips (VR) and K-12 STEM activities. This 2-day face-to-face professional development workshop is an exclusive training opportunity for Space Grant consortia and affiliate members. The first day will include an overview and training for VR tours, Google Expeditions, CCP App, virtual events, and launch week experiences. The second day will focus on K-12 STEM activities including the Crew Orbital Docking (CODing) Simulation, Eggstronaut Parachute Challenge, online educator and student badging, Sound on a String investigation, and how to stay connected with Commercial Crew.
WHAT IS CCP VR TRAINING?
Get hands-on with a VR Tour Kit. Learn how to use the CCP VR Tour app, including how to add videos to the server and push updates to the VR headsets. Practice a VR tour from set-up, to conducting a tour, to packing up the kit. We will discuss troubleshooting and best practices for using the hardware and software.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This training is intended for Space Grant consortia or affiliate members who want to learn more about the VR tours and other CCP NextGen STEM K-12 activities. The goal is to prepare you to create a plan for disseminating STEM content to educators in your state, purchasing equipment and materials for implementation of VR tours and STEM activities with students, and training others in your region. Participants could include educators from universities, school districts, and informal educational institutions such as museums and science centers. The training will include information and hands-on experience with technology and K-12 STEM activities.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration is free for Space Grant consortia and affiliate members.
Registration is currently full. To join to the waitlist, please email
nasa.nebraska @ unomaha.edu
WHAT TO BRING
Smartphone or Tablet
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Saturday, May 18: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
We hope by ending a little early on Sunday attendees can still catch an evening flight home.
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Questions may be directed to Denise Coleman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Omaha’s Eppley Airfield is served by 8 airlines and is about 10 miles from the University and hotel.
This area next to the university offers hotels and restaurants in walking distance.
Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village
$99 per night for a 1 king bed room or a 2-queen bed room
Guests may call the hotel direct at 402-951-4300 to make their reservations or use this link.
The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is in walking distance of the hotel. Parking is also available. Click here for directions.
THINGS TO DO
Omaha offers a top-rated zoo, art and cultural museums, and so much more!
Omaha Visitors Center: https://www.visitomaha.com/
Saturday, May 18, 7-10 p.m.: Calling all Journey fans! A FREE Journey tribute band concert is taking place in Aksarben Village with food and drink vendors. Click here for details.
The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is located between Omaha and Lincoln.