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The Future of Technology in Education

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London, ON N6A 3H3

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VRcadia is thrilled to introduce Industry Nights - an evening to explore how technology is being leveraged in Education!

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George Couros, educator and author of The Innovator's Mindset, says, “Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.”

How can technology be used to deepen our understanding of education? How can it be leveraged to better prepare students, and educators, for the future?

VRcadia is thrilled to introduce Industry Nights - an evening to explore how technology is being leveraged to advance the work of your industry, connect a diverse group of individuals, and experience the future with Virtual Reality.

We invite you to experience:

- Three 10 minute talks that will showcase how technology is being leveraged in your field of work (speakers and bios coming to you soon!)

- 20 minutes of Virtual Reality

- Networking with individuals from across London who are working in your industry

- Our on-site bar, offering speciality cocktails, local craft beer and wine

Ticket Price: $5

[Please note that we welcome anyone working in, or interested in, the field of Education]

Speakers:

Trevor & Ryan from Zealy | https://getzealy.com/

Trevor Paterson is a graduate from the University of Guelph's commerce program. He majored in marketing management and has continued to develop his marketing skills post graduation through the University of Toronto's digital marketing certification program. His passions are entrepreneurship, social media marketing, sports, nature and videography.

Ryan Persaud graduated from Western University with a degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering. In his final year at Western he caught the entrepreneurial bug. Since then, in addition to cofounding Zealy, Ryan has worked as the operations guru at Bend Bus and as a project manager with Study Scout, 2 other up and coming small businesses. Ryan enjoys cooking, being active, and watching a good thriller.

Fred Cahill from STEAM Centre | https://www.steameducation.ca/

Fred is passionate about his work at the Centre. He is the sort of educator who delights in the creativity of the students’ success. With an Honours degree in Physics and post-graduate education in Cognitive Science and Intelligent Computing, Cahill has extensive, international experience in toy design and the teaching of scientific principles. At the Science Museum in London, England and as Head of Design for K’NEX International he had the opportunity to work with and train engineers, artists and educators all over the world. Not surprisingly, Cahill believes that one the most important “strands of educational opportunity is digital literacy [because] virtually any job in the future will involve high tech.” Cahill aims to make sure the Centre is a place that “allows students the opportunity to shine.” According to one student, Cahill “can make a self-proclaimed non-techy feel like a genius. ​… He makes you feel like you are part of the STEAM family. He is truly a gem”.

Jim Pedrech from the London District Catholic School Board | http://pedrech.ca/

Jim Pedrech is an English and Canadian & World Studies Department Head in Southwestern Ontario. He strives to provide rich and meaningful learning experiences for his students.

He is particularly interested in the role technology, especially video games, can play in education. In collaboration with his students, he has created video games designed to teach students about ancient Egypt, Victorian England, Ancient Egypt, and even grammar. Yes, grammar. If you have ever wanted to battle grammatically challenged super-villains, now is your chance. You can find these games (and more!) at http://pedrech.ca/.

Jim is currently working on the Scanning History Project, a VR experience featuring historical artifacts scanned and analyzed by students.

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