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#30 Empathy Across Continents with Shared Studios' Virtual Portals Why Distance Learning?

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In this episode of "Why Distance Learning," we delve into the transformative role of Shared Studios' immersive technology in global education. Our guests, Dr. Brandon Ferderer, Head of Programming at Shared Studios, and Ross Phillips, a dedicated social studies teacher from Winnacanet High School, discuss the impact of full-body virtual interactions that connect students worldwide, fostering genuine human connections and empathy. This technology transcends traditional video conferencing, allowing users to engage deeply with diverse cultures and global issues,  to enhance understanding, and to promote global citizenship.The discussion highlights real classroom impacts, such as Ross Phillips' integration of these tools into his curriculum, which has significantly enhanced students' understanding of complex issues like immigration and cultural diversity. We also explore the storytelling power of Shared Studios, where participants share their experiences in unique and impactful ways. This episode provides a compelling look at how innovative technologies can transform educational environments into global forums for cultural exchange, preparing students to navigate and influence an interconnected world effectively.Guest Links:Shared Studios: https://www.sharedstudios.com/Host links:Browse amazing virtual learning opportunities at Tami Moehring and Allyson MItchell's CILC.orgSeth Fleischauer's  Banyan Global Learning helps schools leverage technology for teacher and student wellness including AI literacy PD for teachers and, for students, live virtual learning experiences in Character Education: banyangloballearning.com

In this episode of "Why Distance Learning," we delve into the transformative role of Shared Studios' immersive technology in global education. Our guests, Dr. Brandon Ferderer, Head of Programming at Shared Studios, and Ross Phillips, a dedicated social studies teacher from Winnacanet High School, discuss the impact of full-body virtual interactions that connect students worldwide, fostering genuine human connections and empathy. This technology transcends traditional video conferencing, allowing users to engage deeply with diverse cultures and global issues,  to enhance understanding, and to promote global citizenship.The discussion highlights real classroom impacts, such as Ross Phillips' integration of these tools into his curriculum, which has significantly enhanced students' understanding of complex issues like immigration and cultural diversity. We also explore the storytelling power of Shared Studios, where participants share their experiences in unique and impactful ways. This episode provides a compelling look at how innovative technologies can transform educational environments into global forums for cultural exchange, preparing students to navigate and influence an interconnected world effectively.Guest Links:Shared Studios: https://www.sharedstudios.com/Host links:Browse amazing virtual learning opportunities at Tami Moehring and Allyson MItchell's CILC.orgSeth Fleischauer's  Banyan Global Learning helps schools leverage technology for teacher and student wellness including AI literacy PD for teachers and, for students, live virtual learning experiences in Character Education: banyangloballearning.com

44 min