In an effort to keep our students at the forefront of education and technology, we encourage our teachers to explore new and exciting innovations in areas that would benefit their classrooms and their students.

The company in charge of zSpace technology for educators recently contacted Lisa Venteicher about new learning tools available for the classroom. She attended an informative session for educators at the Denver Aquarium in downtown Denver.

The new zSpace technology began as a tool for teachers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields of education. The programs and application allow students to have a virtual experience within different fields of study. With lessons that encompass dissection, building circuits, gravity, tests for acceleration and other topics the student is placed in a lab environment without leaving the classroom.

“I know my students would love it, have fun with it, but also learn from it. It is a tool that would initially be a big money investment, but would eventually cut down on lab costs and expenses,” said Venteicher.

“I had never seen anything like this learning tool for science classrooms before. It is just amazing how far our technology has come.”

Logan Kennedy, a junior at Mile High, said, “It looks like fun. What is my favorite class will become a double favorite class.”

This article was also published in the June 2015 print edition of OUTLOOK. It was written by Agape Hammond-Jaklich, who coordinates marketing for Mile High Academy.