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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

Laptop

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL

Click on the underlined link for website(s):

Tracker: Video Analysis and Modeling Tool

Block based programming editor: Scratch and/or Snap! (To download Snap! click "Run Snap! now", click the logo in the upper left corner, select "Download source".)

Register as a Member of the EPDC Community (click the red button on the bottom of the page) and register with EDPC Digital Badging.

SCHEDULE

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.  

Click here for a detailed schedule.

QUESTIONS

Questions may be directed to Denise Coleman: denise.y.coleman@nasa.gov 

AIRPORT

Omaha’s Eppley Airfield is served by 8 airlines and is about 10 miles from the University and hotel.

AKSARBEN VILLAGE

This area next to the university offers hotels and restaurants in walking distance. 

Website: http://aksarbenvillage.com/

HOTEL

Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village

$99 per night for a 1 king bed room or a 2-queen bed room

Hotel website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/omawt-courtyard-omaha-aksarben-village/  

Guests may call the hotel direct at 402-951-4300 to make their reservations or use this link.

TRAINING SITE

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. 

Website: https://sacmuseum.org/