In the educational process students face problems with understanding due to the complexity of certain concepts and higher-level thinking processes. Educational researchers have started to introduce powerful new technology called Virtual Reality (VR) as a way to garner attention and stimulate learning as it provides computer simulation offering students a chance to interact with objects and concepts in a three-dimensional way.
The Kansas City Kansas (KCKS) Foundation for Excellence, under the guidance of executive director Christal Watson is investing in eighty (80) educational virtual reality units for use with the Kansas City School District in 2021. School leadership is expecting 100% increase in student engagement and a 30% increase in test scores, results educators expect to be significant. Leadership will focus on using VR to enhance job readiness as well.
Education foundations serve many roles as partnering agencies with schools, however none as impactful as improving academic and educational opportunities for students!
Join Christal for a presentation of the technology, its potential impact and how her foundation is working with the District to enhance student learning and teacher impact!
PLEASE NOTE: The webinar begins at 1PM EST/12PM CST/ 11 AM MST/10AM PST.
Christal Watson, Executive Director
Kansas City Kansas School Foundation for Excellence
In addition to supporting public education and school improvement for urban schools, Christal’s primary role utilizes resources and fund-raising abilities to ensure students and teachers are fully valued and supported at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools. Prior to this role she was appointed to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff in the office of the Mayor, Unified Government of Wyandotte County. A native of Kansas City, Kansas and actively involved in the community, she is also a former elected official, Board of Education - Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, USD 500.
A seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience with organizations such as Sprint, United Way, and Truman Medical Centers, her leadership abilities in business development, business process improvement, non-profit management, board governance, fundraising and community development has garnered her local and regional recognition.
NSFA Members // FREE
Non-Members // $35
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