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Gaspare Lipari
Distinguished Teacher
of the Year 2023

Greenwich Public Schools

A few highlights from 2022


My Journey to The Education Metaverse


When I was 8 years old, I got my first computer. It was a Texas Instruments TI99-4a desktop. I learned to code in Basic, and was hooked!  From there, I got a Commodore Vic 20 & 64, then, in High School, learned programming languages like Assembly, Basic, Fortran, & Turbo Pascal while in High School. Then I stopped.


But I didn't stop loving technology and computing. Now I share my love of technology and innovation with my students, hoping to inspire, motivate, and prepare young minds for what comes next.


Technology and Education

Could've. Would've. Should've. In order for an idea to come to fruition, risks need to be faced and the journey needs to begin. So, when I learned about the Greenwich Alliance for Education's grant awards, I did exhaustive research, ideas came to life and I filled out that first application. My vision became a reality and turned into something spectacular. Three grant awards and $115,000+ later and Unbound Innovations is a thriving growing program. It has been a challenging journey and I am excited about the direction it's headed. 

So what's next, what's our goal, what are we doing...

Starting as an after-school enrichment program, Unbound Innovations has become a highly sought-after and desirable program at Western Middle School. In the last year, hundreds of middle school students have had the opportunity to experience this innovative approach to learning. 

Unbound Innovation XR embeds the immersive tools of Virtual and Augmented Reality into many middle school academic and elective classes, offering a distraction-free multi-learning style approach to the topics being studied. The power of Virtual Reality to provide students with an environment rich in visuals, original audio, and interactivity creates a memorable experience where students are introduced variety of new ways to consume content and raise the level of learning.  From reliving history as part of the crew of a bomber flying over Germany, learning a variety of languages through real-world experiences, producing music, building new content, gliding through space while making stops at every planet and satellite, performing dissections and other lab experiments, or taking tours of Anne Frank's hiding spots, students are being introduced to an immersive transformative education.

Tools of the Trade

From heavily loaded gaming PC's with wide-screen monitors to 360 Cameras and the latest Oculus and Vive headsets, students have access to some of the latest tools to create and explore an all-encompassing experience in XR.​


50 Oculus/Meta 2 Headsets

15 Oculus/Meta 1 Headsets

2 HTC Vive Pro 2 Headsets

1 Vive Flow Mobile VR Glasses

1 Vive Elite XR Headset

2 Oculus Rift Headsets

6 Oculus Go Headsets

2 Microsoft Hololens 2 AR Glasses (on loan)

Kai's Clan XR Robotics - Class Kit

12 Samsung Tablets & iPads

2 Complete BHaptics Suits

2 Dremmel 3D printers

1 HP Sprout Desktop

4 iBuyPower Fully-Loaded Gaming PCs

4 36" Widescreen Monitors

4 insta360 Cameras

1 insta360 Pro II Camera & Kit

1 Mavic Pro 2 Drone

86 Merge Cubes and Headsets

24 VR Gaming Matts

Various Accessories

16 PC Laptops for Unity Game Design

Self-Built VR Charging Carts



PrismsVR Math

EngageXR App

Spoke by Mozilla



Icosa Gallery

EyeJack AR

Polycam AR

Halo AR

Kiri Engine


200+ Meta Applications

75+ Steam VR Applications


ManageXR MDM

CoSpaces Edu

Merge Edu 

Kai's Clan 


Victory XR

Engage XR

Organizational support and awards

The Greenwich Alliance for Education  |  Greenwich Public Schools

Grant Awards in excess of $115,000  |  Yale Medical School's Play4Real XR Lab/XRPeds

APE Labs  |  Kai's Robotics  |  Skills21 AR Project Award - 2nd Place | Greenwich Library Innovation Lab


Greenwich Time 2023

RoxCloud    Greenwich Sentinal 2022    Greenwich Sentinal 2020

Partnerships companies that made things happen

“Isaac is loving this camp! He's learning really advanced concepts and engaging with new technologies.”

Matthew Southworth

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