Louisville, KY, Dec. 14, 2021 — BrainSTEM partners with Jefferson County Public Schools to host Hour of Code in the metaverse. Teachers, students and parents in Kentucky’s largest school district became some of the first to experience BrainSTEM Metaversity: a VR metaverse for K-12 students. In partnership with the forward-looking Digital Innovation team, BrainSTEM designed a VR experience that inspired students to complete coding projects for the national Hour Of Code initiative.
BrainSTEM Metaversity: a metaverse for K-12 students
BrainSTEM Metaversity can be accessed using a VR headset, laptop or Chromebook, making it an equitable choice for introducing VR technology into schools. Students appeared in the VR world as avatars and learned about Hour of Code projects, explored a regenerative art gallery, and scavenged for hidden digital treasures. Ricky Mason, CEO of BrainSTEM, inspired students to pursue STEM careers by highlighting his work history as an engineer at NASA and the CIA. Ultimately, getting a chance to use the latest Web 3.0 technology proved inspiration enough for students to get excited about their coding projects.
Feedback from JCPS
“It was a really fun interactive experience!” remarked one JCPS teacher. “We all enjoyed the Metaverse, and they can’t wait to meet me there again tomorrow,” tweeted a Digital Innovation Team leader about a JCPS school.
Interactive lessons are more engaging and communal for students. The JCPS Digital Innovation team strives to offer engaging and equitable digital learning tools for all students. The BrainSTEM team, led by two JCPS graduates, is keeping K-12 students to engaged with their studies and their school community during these uncertain times.
BrainSTEM is an edtech company providing courses, clubs and experiences in VR. Backed by Render Capital and recently named a 2022 Startup to Watch, BrainSTEM designs tools to put the latest technology in the hands of teachers and a love for learning in the hearts of students. Learn more at https://brainstemu.com.