News & Events
Virtual Reality Filming
The Hospital Education Program could be in a neighborhood near you! We will be filming more virtual reality experiences for children who cannot leave the hospital for extended trips or educational outings. In our long-term care facility, students have complex medical needs that often prevent them from travelling long distances to see historical attractions, locations, or events. Our virtual reality program provides students with simulations of some of these experiences. The program uses virtual reality goggles and enhanced audio to show 180-degree panoramic high definition video. This allows students to experience the "look and sounds" of these locations. Be on the look out for one of our film crews as we continue to expand our library of experiences for our children!
Focus on Character Education
The Hospital Education Program provides not only Standards of Learning based content, but also maintains a focus on character education throughout each of our programs! Teachers infuse character traits into their daily lesson plans to ensure that students not only learn their A-B-Cs, but how to be good citizens and stewards of our planet. Character education themes are displayed in classrooms and the focus of art and music therapies, as well as daily instruction. We focus on the positive and seek to educate and inspire students to be themselves, stay positive, and focus on a growth mindset!
RHEP Virtual Reality Program
The Hospital Education Program provides students with distraction virtual reality experiences for various medical and educational needs. Many long term care students in the program have not been able to leave the hospital or participate in the typical activities of their peers. These activities include riding bikes, roller skating, going to amusement parks, historical trips, etc. The HEP purchased several pieces of equipment which allow the program to film virtual reality experiences of these events and play them back for students using special goggles. These goggles give students a first-person experience and allow them to “feel” like they are actually doing what they are watching. Donated funds to the program have helped to purchase equipment used for filming and playing back virtual reality experiences for our students.