Avantis Education Highlights New 360Cities Content and VR Scenes for Black History Month at TCEA 2024

Company also announces new C-Suite Team

Chicago (February 2, 2024) — Avantis Education, creators of ClassVR, will highlight its new partnership with 360Cities, unveil its immersive scenes for Black History Month, and introduce its new CEO, Huw Williams, at the TCEA Convention & Exposition in Austin, Texas. The TCEA conference takes place February 3-7, 2024 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Avantis is in booth #533.

ClassVR will also be featured in two presentations – one led by Avantis and one led by Texas Region One Education Service Center.

  • Avantis Education’s Vice President of Educational Services Chris Klein will present “Welcome to the Eduverse: ClassVR Has Been Waiting For You” discussing the possibilities and potential of the metaverse for education. The session takes place Monday, February 5 from 1p.m-2p.m. Central Time in Room 13AB
  • Texas Region One Education Service Center STEM Specialist Sylvia Escobar will present “Create Immersive Animated Storybooks with a STEM Spin” sharing lesson ideas and tips on how to use technology including ClassVR to create digital storybooks. The session takes place Sunday, February 4 from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in Room 19B.

“Our mission is to provide teachers with access to easy-to-use, immersive content that engages students and supports instruction,” said Avantis Education Chief Executive Officer Huw Williams. “Our new partnership with 360Cities and new Black History Month Lessons – plus recently expanded content for math and language arts – give teachers access to hundreds of thousands of 360-degree photos, immersive scenes, and state standards-aligned lessons to help them take lessons to the next level.”

Avantis is the leading provider of VR and AR content and hardware for K-12 schools. Its ClassVR all-in-one VR/AR headset is designed specifically for K-12 classrooms. It includes the Eduverse content platform with access to Avantis’ award-winning library of immersive VR and AR content and standards-aligned lessons for schools.

Partnership with 360Cities

Teachers now can use ClassVR’s content hub Eduverse to access 360Cities’ massive database of 360-degree images to supplement their lessons. They can access hundreds of thousands of curated, VR-ready, panoramic photos providing stunning views of majestic canyons, lunar craters, busy city streets, ancient ruins, and more.

New Black History Month Lessons

Avantis has created new immersive VR scenes to support instruction during Black History Month. The scenes, available in the Eduverse platform, are free for anyone to access during the month of February without requiring an Eduverse subscription. Each scene includes teacher resources with background about the topic and suggested activities for students. Scenes include:

New Leadership Team

Huw Williams, former managing director, has been named Avantis’ new CEO. Williams has been in the education technology industry for more than 20 years, and spent the last nine of those heading up global sales and marketing for Avantis. He helped pioneer many of the company’s market-leading innovations, including Eduverse. 

Williams is one of several strategic appointments to the executive team to support the company’s continued expansion in global markets. Other appointments include Chief Revenue Officer Alistair Hayward, Chief Marketing Officer Gillian Rhodes, Chief Finance Officer David Walters and Chief Technology Officer Bruce Grove.

To learn more, visit www.classvr.com or visit Avantis at TCEA booth #533.

About Avantis

Avantis Education, the creators of ClassVR, provides simple classroom technology used by more than a million students in over 90 countries.

The world’s first virtual reality technology designed just for education provides everything a school needs to seamlessly implement VR technology in any classroom, all at an affordable price. To learn more visit www.avantiseducation.com and www.classvr.com.