WHAT IS INFINI D LEARNING?
SHORT AND TO THE POINT
We build educational spaceships, time machines, and shrink rays. Seriously, that sums it up. These last two sentences were added just to fill the awkward empty space.
INFINI D Learning provides students with the opportunity to creatively apply what they learn in the classroom. Through game-like simulation modules, engaging team missions, and immersive environments; each students’ mastery of classroom instruction is put to the test in a variety of subject areas with innovative technical and social skill training. The INFINI D Lab keeps teachers involved in the learning process, allows them to teach their own lessons, and brings the subject matter to life. All you need to do is prep your tech, prep your students, and off you go!
BUCKLE UP, IT’S STORY TIME!
The year was 1983. In a suburb far far away, an elementary science teacher named Victor Williamson unknowingly decided to change the world. At the time, his goal was to impress his university professor with a new way to engage students in science. Armed with a boom box, overhead projector, and poster board controls, Mr. Williamson took his 6th grade students on several intergalactic voyages they would never forget. He had no idea what it would eventually grow into.
As the years went by Mr. Williamson continued to take his students, as well as tens of thousands of others from around Utah and the world, on amazing scientific adventures. As technology improved, so did his ability to reach more students with his immersive simulations. His years of work eventually led to the development of the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center as well as the Discovery Space Center. These award-winning centers have provided field trips and camps to the surrounding schools and community at large and have reached nearly 500,000 students.
Teachers that have had the opportunity to go on a space center field trip have seen the incredible impact this form of experiential learning has had on their students. Many of these teachers began requesting the development of programs that could be run on-site many times throughout the year to help them generate interest and engage their students more fully in the subject matter. In 2013, we took the expertise gained in changing thousands of students’ lives through these amazing centers and began piloting the very first integrated school simulation program. That program has now grown to encompass nearly every curriculum standard imaginable and is accessible through the simple and affordable INFINI D Lab setup. By using (with some simple upgrades) the existing computer lab infrastructure in schools, we can bring powerful experiential learning and problem solving to more students and more subjects than ever before.
Mr. Williamson often quotes the late Carl Sagan when he speaks of our united vision; “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”. INFINI D, along with it’s partnering schools and institutions, will encourage and motivate today’s students to search out that something in their own field of interest.
We live in the greatest age of discovery. It is time to envision INFINI D.