Category AV in the Classroom

A Chicago High School Turns the Classroom Interactive

Camelot Education’s Chicago Excel Academy specializes in helping at-risk students earn their credits for high school graduation. To foster student engagement with subject lessons, the school wanted interactive SMART Boards in its classrooms. AVI-SPL provided and implemented those SMART Boards, and trained teachers how to use them. Watch the video below to find out why Excel was so excited about the interactive displays and how the students reacted.

 

 

Contact AVI-SPL at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197 to get the collaboration tools that are right for your school.

Webinar Recording: The Future of Next Generation Learning

Technology, globalization and demographics are changing the world of education. With technology at a turning point, educators have plenty of challenges to address. Mary Schlegelmilch, Cisco Business Development Manager for Education, discusses how colleges and universities are being innovative in their use of technology. Join us to learn how you too can transform your educational institution.

Download “Driving the Future of Next-Generation Learning” >

About the presenter

Mary Schlegelmilch is Business Development Manager, Education for Cisco. She has extensive experience with distance and online learning, providing professional development, and with one-to-one initiatives and blended learning. As a member of the Cisco team, Schlegelmilch is dedicated to education and implementing technology that will shape the way we teach and learn.

 

 

Webinar: Driving the Future of Next-Generation Learning

Technology, globalization and demographics are changing the world of education. With technology at a turning point, educators have plenty of challenges to address. Mary Schlegelmilch, Cisco Business Development Manager for Education, will discuss colleges and universities that are being innovative in their use of technology. Join us on Wed., January 28 at 1 p.m. to learn how you too can transform your educational institution.

Register for “Driving the Future of Next Generation Learning.”

About the presenter

Mary Schlegelmilch is Business Development Manager, Education for Cisco. She has extensive experience with distance and online learning, providing professional development, and with one-to-one initiatives and blended learning. As a member of the Cisco team, Schlegelmilch is dedicated to education and implementing technology that will shape the way we teach and learn.

Going to FETC 2015 in Orlando?

If you will be in Orlando, Fla., this week for the annual 2015 FETC, be sure to visit AVI-SPL at booths 767 and 842 inside the Orange County Convention Center.

At this technology-focused gathering of educators, administrators, and exhibitors, guests will learn about the role of video collaboration in supporting learning strategies inside and outside the classroom. We will also be demonstrating the latest iRover by Copernicus, Epson BrightLink projectors, a QOMO interactive display and products from VariQuest.

If you can’t see us in Orlando, visit our education case stories page to see how we’ve helped education institutions.

Education Grant Opportunities for Early 2015

Below is a list of three grant opportunities for the first part of 2015 designed to help fund technology initiatives in education.

For AVI-SPL’s assistance with finding and integrating the video collaboration tools that are right for your school or organization, contact AVI-SPL’s Tracie Bryant, VP of sales for state/local government and education, at tracie.bryant@avispl.com

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant (RUS-DLT) (Deadline: Spring 2015)

  • The Rural Utilities Service’s (RUS) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program is designed to fund advanced rural telecommunications
  • $19 million available for 80 awards
  • Award amount: from $50,000 to $500,000

Customer Eligibility:  Customers that have partnerships with rural entities and are currently delivering educational courses or telemedicine services to rural areas. For-profit organizations are eligible.

H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants (Deadline: Spring 2015)

  • Designed to provide education, training, and job placement assistance in the occupations and industries for which employers are using H-1B visas to hire foreign workers, and the related activities necessary to support such training.
  • Total funding available: $240 million for 90 awards
  • Award amounts varies between $1 million to $7 million

Customer Eligibility: Universities or community colleges with intern or business partner programs.  For profit organizations are eligible.

Title IV, Part B: 21st  Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) for North Dakota (Deadline March 1)

  • This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools
  • The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services
  • Total funding available varies by state

Customer Eligibility: K-12 schools with after-school programs.