Texas Goes All In For zSpace Augmented and Virtual Reality

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With over 100% growth, 2019 was the most successful year ever in the Lone Star State

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“I see zSpace inspiring curiosity because it’s innovative and different. Students are engaged with the product in ways that help them master content through new and creative learning.”

Today at the annual Texas Computer Education Association Conference, TCEA 2020, zSpace Inc., makers of innovative computing solutions designed to power the global delivery of spatial content, announced a record-breaking year due to an unprecedented demand for its augmented and virtual reality learning platform across Texas districts and schools.

Over the past year, the company experienced over a 100% sales increase in Texas. One of the company’s largest customers in Texas, Longview ISD, is in the process of deploying zSpace learning solutions to about 6,000 of the district’s students in seven of its schools. LISD plans to use zSpace to support teachers’ efforts to more effectively engineer the learning of the students they serve. Each participating school committed to the training of a zSpace trained trainer to ensure successful implementation through the building of capacity for zSpace in their schools.

zSpace provides more than 2,000 school districts, technical centers, medical schools, colleges and universities worldwide with access to STEM content supporting core academic and Career and Technical Education (CTE) curricula. Millions of students benefit from the immersive learning applications on zSpace products as part of their lesson plans. Learning with zSpace has shown a 16 percent average improvement in subject matter retention among all students.

zSpace Educators Bring Learning to Life
In addition to the tremendous growth in Texas over the last year, zSpace continues to foster and nurture relationships with educators who work to advance teaching and learning through innovative technology.

zSpace facilitator Ali Worsham, an Instructional Technology Specialist at Longview Independent School District in Longview, Texas, was nominated as the 2019-2020 TCEA Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year for her work in technology planning and curriculum integration through the use of AR/VR. This award honors those who work in technology planning and curriculum integration and recognizes the significant contribution these educators made toward successful technology use in schools.

“I see zSpace inspiring curiosity because it’s innovative and different. Students are engaged with the product in ways that help them master content through new and creative learning,” said Ms. Worsham. “zSpace allows my students to gain a deeper understanding of complex subjects because they can really pick apart all the layers. They can see how different things work. They can manipulate objects and really get in there and look at things in a different way.”

A Dedicated Site
For Texas educators who want to learn more about teaching through AR/VR, zSpace AR/VR in Texas includes posts, events, professional development opportunities, and video case studies from Texas schools and Districts of Distinction.

Last year, Schluter Elementary School in Haslet, Texas, part of the Northwest Independent School District, was recognized as a School of Distinction for its use of zSpace with their STEAMbassadors. These third through fifth graders were empowered to coach other students on using STEAM resources and help peers develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. STEAMbassadors are skilled in the use of zSpace learning apps and zSpace Experiences, a learning app with experiential-based simulations that connect to real-world phenomena, such as waves and erosion.

zSpace will be at TCEA in Austin, February 4-6, 2020, demonstrating its AR/VR education solutions in booth 2043. Join zSpace and Everman Independent School District to learn more about enhancing STEM and CTE programs with AR/VR on Friday, February 7 from 12:15 p.m.-1:05 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center, Level 4, Room 18A.

About zSpace
zSpace® powers the global delivery of spatial content. A privately held, venture-backed company located in San Jose, California, it has more than 50 patents. zSpace has already disrupted the education market – more than a million students have benefited from learning with zSpace. Its technology also has applications in healthcare, entertainment, shopping, social media, gaming and more. zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and ranked two years in a row on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. Visit http://www.zspace.com, or follow @zSpace on Twitter.

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