During the month of January, Mr. Zawacki’s Biology and Anatomy classes collaborated with the PCS Technology team, to provide students with an immersive and interactive learning experience by integrating our new zSpace laptops. zSpace technology has the ability to enhance learning through an interactive experience by integrating AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) technology with science, math, and CTE (career technical education) topics.
Students completed engaging activities such as dissecting and interacting with mitochondria, cells, and muscles. The activities were designed to supplement the existing curriculum, while supporting retention and recall of information in a non-traditional immersive classroom environment. Students were able to see these objects come off of the screen and then rotate and move them, while studying each section. The 360 degree screen-breaking experience is achieved through built-in eye tracking sensors and a stylus pen.
We hope to dive deeper with zSpace in our science courses and for career exploration activities with our students. More information about zSpace can be found at www.zspace.com.
* Students see a 3D object as they use the stylus to navigate the activity.
On Wednesday, January 25th, Travis Mitchell, a professional stage and film actor, visited Pacelli Catholic High School to do a workshop with choir and theatre students. Travis shared his experiences working in the acting field on both stage and in film. He also worked with the students to model the audition process, and had each student do a mock film audition. The students also did activities showing the differences between stage acting and film acting, and they got a chance to try the more subtle form of film acting on camera! Travis also shared the message of how important it is to be kind to others, and to be a joy to work with, as that’s how you book future jobs. He shared that this way of intentional living can open doors for students in any future field of work and in life in general. The students love when Travis is able to travel in from New York City and speak to them, and work with them! More information about Travis Mitchell can be found on his website https://www.travistravistravis.com/.
Travis working with a student on a scene
Travis working with a student on a solo emotion scene
Travis working with students on a two shot scene
Travis demonstrating a camera shot
Pacelli Catholic Schools Early Childhood Center (Childcare 6 weeks-6 years, 3K, & 4K)
Thursday, February 9 | 4-6pm
Pacelli Catholic Elementary School-St. Bronislava (3K-4)
Thursday, February 9 | 4-6pm
Pacelli Catholic Elementary School-St. Stephen (4K-4)
Monday, February 13 | 4-6pm
Pacelli Catholic Middle School (5-8)
Wednesday, February 15 | 4-6pm
Pacelli Catholic High School (9-12)
Thursday, February 16 | 4-6pm