Eastport South Manor (ESM) Central School District, located in Manorville, New York, was looking for a new way to reach and engage their students despite a tight district budget.
With Cisco’s video solutions, ESM was able to expand the boundaries of the traditional classroom and create a digital learning environment for their students. Video provided access to outside experts and increased video collaboration across the district.
Teachers were also encouraged to incorporate digital media into their lesson plans to increase student engagement across different subjects. For example, the Art Department recently produced videos showcasing artwork that was created by students.
Cisco and ESM will partner together on a webcast on Tuesday, June 14th to highlight why ESM adopted a video strategy, and the benefits they have seen from Cisco’s Digital Media Suite. Dan Espina, Director of Information Services and Technology at ESM, will join the webcast to discuss how video has changed teaching practices and day-to-day activities at the district, and what’s next at ESM.
“I worked in a corporate environment and wanted to bring successful concepts into the education community to improve process and workflow,” says Espina. “By positioning video at the center of the interactive classroom, educators have the opportunity to make a more collaborative impact than any one technology could do on its own. Students have come to expect the latest in rich media and interactive technologies in the classrooms, and these technologies enhance the potential for increased participation and deeper engagement by students.”
Tuesday, June 14th, 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT