Hello and welcome to the first of what I hope will be many blogs I’ll get to write on behalf of Cisco. This is my opportunity to explain a little about the Cisco Legacy and Building A Brilliant Future (BABF).
As we passed the major milestone of One Year To Go, the focus from the key London 2012 stakeholders has been concentrated on preparing for the Games -- and rightly so. However, the Cisco team are equally proud of our Legacy programme, Building A Brilliant Future, and the work we are doing to take the project forward.
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Tags: cisco networking academy, education, ICT, London Olympics, math, networking academy, science, stem, technology
Rural communities are increasingly losing trained professionals to larger cities where up-to-date education & certification are more accessible. The Smart+Connected Community in Action video case study on Colorado Springs takes us to a smart+connected community in rural Colorado that is working with the bigger city of Denver to address this important issue.
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Tags: certifications, collaboration, community college, connected health, connected healthcare, education, healthcare, higher education, highered, preparing the workforce, Smart + Connected Communities, TelePresence, training
For most students, summer school may not be the most glamorous way to spend the treasured sun-drenched days of the long-awaited summer vacation. But, summer school classes provide enrichment opportunities for many students, as well as crucial remedial instruction for students who have fallen behind during the school year.
Unfortunately, according to the New York Times, schools increasingly have to cut summer school funding to make up for budget shortfalls. In some districts principals and teachers have offered to work without pay, while other schools have shut down summer programs altogether. Read More »
Tags: back to school, budget shortfalls, education budget cuts, new york times, summer school, TelePresence, virtual fieldtrips
With the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011 Enshrinement coming up next weekend, and the lockout over, I think it’s great timing to highlight what the Pro Football Hall of Fame is doing for students around the world.
How many times during your grade school years did you come face to face with one of your celebrity idols? Most of us probably can’t attest to more interaction with our famous role models than seeing their faces on posters or interviews on television. Thanks to telepresence, however, today’s students have a different story to tell.
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Tags: Art Shell, Buffalo Bills, canton ohio, Chris Hanburger, Dallas Cowboys, Dave Casper, Deion Sanders, Ed Sabol, education, football, Fred Biletnikoff, hof weekend, Howie Long, Jack Youngblood, John Madden, Les Richter, Lynn Swann, Marcus Allen, Marshall Faulk, Marv Levy, Miami Dolphins, Mike Haynes, Minnesota Vikings, NFL lockout, Nick Buoniconti, oakland raiders, pro football hall of fame, Richard Dent, Ron Yary, Shannon Sharpe, Ted Hendricks, TelePresence, Washington Redskins, Willie Brown
“You see, we know what’s possible for our children when reform isn’t just a top-down mandate, but the work of local teachers and principals, school boards and communities.”
Superintendent Panel on the closing day of Summer Connection 2011.
With these and 1,000 other words on education contained within his second State of the Union address on January 25th, 2011, President Obama signaled a renewed focus on learning in which the Federal government supports grass roots success movements.
He just may have been thinking about the Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD), in North Carolina.
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