CTE Workshop: 360° and VR Career Exploration

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Library of Content

360°/VR Job Shadows

360° Photography Virtual Tours for Activities 1,2, and/or 3

General Equipment Diesel Mechanic
General Equipment Aggregate Technician
General Equipment Parts Person
ND Building Trades Unions

360° Videos for Activity 3

NOTE: Please be sure you have the YouTube App installed on your smartphone.
General Equipment Diesel Mechanic
General Equipment Aggregate Technician
General Equipment Parts Person

Virtual Field Trip

360° Photography Virtual Tour for Activities 1,2, and/or 3

Spectrum Aeromed

Section 3: Activities

Activity 1 - Send a 360°/VR job shadow to a student

Engage a student
Choose a 360°/VR job shadow experience from the library and send to a student for feedback. (15 minutes)
Example Questions to Ask the Student Before the Tour
  1. What do you already know about this career path.
  2. Is this a career you have considered?
  3. What do you believe to be the best educational path to pursue this career?
  4. What are some other careers that might interest you related to this career?
  5. How does this career benefit the community? state? nation?
  6. What are you most excited about seeing?
Example Questions to Ask the Student After The Tour
  1. What was accurate about what you thought you knew about this career?
  2. Did you have any incorrect assumptions about this career? What were those?
  3. Are you still considering this career? Or Is this a career you are now considering?
  4. What did you learn about skills needed for this type of career?
  5. What was most exciting to see?
  6. What else would you have liked to see?

Activity 2 - Give a guided tour

Engage a student
Schedule a time with a student to navigate one or more "360° Photography Virtual Tour" experiences(s) in real-time via Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, or your preferred screen sharing software. (15 minutes)
NOTE: Be sure to enable computer sound on your screen share so the student can hear the audio for the scenes you are showing. Alternatively, you can turn off the audio and discuss each scene with the student.
List of topics to discuss during the tour
  • Job path opportunities
  • Learning path opportunities
  • Community impact for this career path
  • Perception of employer or career path
  • Expectations or items the student wants to see and uncover and why

Activity 3 - Explore in Virtual Reality

On Your Own
Setting up your VR Glasses
View a "360° Video" experience and a "360° Photography Virtual Tour" experience with your VR glasses.
  • Reflect on how this experience differed from the screen based virtual field trips.
  • Reflect on the difference between 360° video and a 360° virtual tour with still imagery...what educational settings are appropriate for each?

Section 4: Assessment