Learning Innovations Conference Series: Past Conferences


Transforming K-12 Education with XR Technologies: March 11, 2022

Join us virtually or onsite at the Kent State Design Innovation Hub to explore the potential of extended reality (XR) technologies for K-12 teaching and learning. Presented by Kent State University and S3 Technologies with our premier sponsor, Ready Learner One.

Conference schedule (PDF)      Breakout Session Details (PDF)

Know Before You Go: Information for Onsite Attendees (PDF)

Session Slides and Materials (Google folder)

Virtual keynotes presented by Bobby Carlton, Director of Immersive Learning for Ready Learner One, and Christine Lion-Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer for Ready Learner One and Director of Technology & Innovation and Elementary  Principal (Morris Plains, NJ)

Virtual networking over lunch in Topia - Engage with colleagues during a guided tour of the Topia spatial media platform and brainstorm ways for creating learning experiences in the metaverse

Onsite breakout sessions include opportunities to:

  • Discover promising examples of XR technology integration presented by fellow K12 educators and teacher education faculty who are currently using XR in their own settings. 
  • Gain hands-on experience with a variety of tools and technologies for making and immersive learning, including MERGE Cubes, CoSpaces, Oculus Quest 2, Vuzix smart glasses, RayBan Stories, ClassVR, ThingLink, Google Arts & Culture, 360 Cameras (e.g., Insta360, Ricoh Theta), and more.
  • Participate in a think tank discussion with fellow conference attendees to collaboratively develop an action plan for effectively integrating XR in your own educational settings. 
  • Explore model spaces for innovation and immersive learning including the DI REACTOR, a multi-faceted makerspace environment, and the Blank_Lab, a "black box" environment for investigating collaborative experiences that bridge the scope of augmented, virtual, and extended reality technologies.

Contact Hours and Graduate Credit

Participants who attend the full-day onsite conference can earn a certificate for 6 contact hours or opt to earn one graduate workshop credit hour. Please note there is a $162 tuition fee for the credit hour, and participants must complete a post-conference assignment.

  • If you are pursuing the credit hour, you must register for both the conference (see link above) and the credit hour workshop (see link below). Registration for the credit hour workshop must be completed online by Friday, March 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
  • Payment for the $162 credit hour tuition is due March 25, 2022. Online payment directions will be sent in a confirmation email sent upon submission of the registration form.

Add graduate credit registration for the March 11 conference


Registrants attending the onsite conference will receive parking information and directions the week before the event.


For those traveling, hotel accommodations are available at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center. To reserve a room, call 1-330-346-0100 or visit www.kentstatehotel.com 

About Learning Innovations

The Learning Innovations Conference Series is designed to engage current and future educators in collaboratively exploring strategies and resources for innovating teaching and learning. Kindergarten through Higher Ed, pre-service teacher education students, school administrators, educational technology staff, and anyone interested in engaging educators are all welcome.