Kai Frazier is a historian (B.A History), and innovative educator (M.Ed) passionate about utilizing technology to provide inclusive opportunities and increased exposure in cultural settings for people of color. Before creating Curated x Kai, she worked with several museums such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as well as the National Museum of African American History & Culture, specializing in digital strategy and content creation. We talk to her about the mission of the organization and how she uses 360 VR + AR experiences to provide people a new way to access the world's museums, monuments, and major events. #NecessaryListening
Finding ways to bring virtual reality into the classroom has been a struggle for some, but Curated x Kai has cracked the code. This VR company is using goggles to take students on virtual field trips to some of D.C.’s most historical landmarks.
“We’re different from most virtual reality companies because we’re putting inclusivity and representation in the forefront of what we do — it’s not an afterthought,” said Kai Frazier, founder and CEO.
A former history teacher is using virtual reality to teach students about Martin Luther King Jr. and take them on a field trip to the D.C. memorial honoring the civil rights legend.
Her ultimate goal is to bring her virtual reality experiences to classrooms around the country.
News 4's Shomari Stone reports.
When Kai Frazier was in high school, her history teacher changed her life. As a senior, Frazier found herself homeless and didn’t consider college to be an option. But that teacher showed her that she could do more. So Frazier went to college, got a history degree and became a teacher herself.
“I felt like it was only right to become a history teacher. I felt like I owed it to students,” Frazier said. “I wouldn't have been where I was if it wasn't for my history teacher.”
She taught history in low-income districts where her students regularly didn’t have the resources needed to be successful. Frazier realized that traditional teaching methods weren’t enough to serve her students who often struggled with adversity, poverty and a lack of hope.
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