Trends in Virtual Learning Spaces

Trends In Virtual Learning Spaces

Virtual worlds offer a “metaverse” of options that can be used as learning spaces. So how do we enhance the maker experience and emulate it online? During this session, we will dive into a few examples, look at the features of several platforms, discuss how they can benefit maker education and take a closeup look at a virtual maker space. Vriti Saraf, the CEO & Founder of k20 Educators will talk about how we have and can leverage these spaces as educators and learners to innovate within education.

Cath Fraise

Cath Fraise is the founder of Workspace Education, 100 Roads, and her latest endeavor, WorkspaceSKY Teens, a virtual campus for education. She started her career as a public high school teacher to reform education and realized the importance of the right environment and culture to maximize the potential of every human. After three AMI Montessori certifications and 10 years of project-based homeschooling, she set about to create a low-cost private alternative to traditional school that is adaptable, flexible, and allows for authentic personalization for every child as well as a platform for authentic creative self-expression.

Vriti Saraf

Vriti Saraf is an educator & founder. She has worked with public, private, and charter schools both locally & internationally, across the k20 spectrum. An alumna of Teach for America & Relay Graduate School, Vriti served as a teacher, dean of instruction, and network director of professional learning at Ascend Public Charter Schools, where she built the network’s first teacher residency program. At the same time, she worked with first year teachers as an adjunct professor at Relay. Most recently, she spent several years building schools around the world with Whittle School & Studios. As Global Director of Professional Learning, she constructed the professional learning and growth infrastructure for educators. Vriti is currently the CEO & founder of k20 Educators.