Coronation School is very excited to be the first public school in Canada to employ the fantastic new learning technology Z-Space.
Z-space is a 3-D learning exploration tool that allows students to experience concepts in an entirely new way.
Seeing the human body, physics experiments, geometrical shapes and even the mechanics of vehicles in intimate details while they are working is all now possible with Z-Space!
To watch all of this happening while it is floating out in front of you between you and the computer screen as you are able to manipulate it is really a wonderful way to learn!
Superintendent Peter Barron sent each school principal to a technology conference last year, and that was where Cam Brown, principal of the Coronation School, experienced Z-Space.
“I was eager to share it with staff and other principals looking forward to bringing it to our students,” said Brown “but immediately ran into a snag when we learned there were no Canadian distributors.
“A year or so later, I received an email from the fellow I had originally talked to in Florida informing me a company in Calgary had agreed to sell Z-Space”.
A team of teachers, Michele Copan, Stacey Schedlosky, Candice Bussing from Coronation School and Fawn Coupland from Gus Wetter School, Cam Brown, Superintendent Barron and Director of Technology Steve Meyer went to Calgary to see it first hand.
“I wanted to have teachers get a first hand look at the technology to see if it was going to be a useful teaching tool and not something that just had a high “wow” factor”.
The team decided it was something that could greatly enhance the learning for students and purchased four units.
The Coronation School library is in the process of including space for a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Lab, and include a Makerspace, a space for creative and collaborative environment where ideas are shared, expanded and brought to life, as well as the Z-Space.
We will also receive a two-day in-service at that time for our teachers using Z-Space.
“I am hoping at that time to have an open house of some sort to show this off to the community,” concluded Brown.
Coronation School students, Wade Black and John Hewitt experiment with the new 3D technology, Z-space in their Physics class. Seeing the human body, physics experiments, geometrical shapes and even the mechanics of vehicles in intimate details while they are working is all now possible with Z-Space! ECA Review/Submitted