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Howe Public Schools Reimagine Education

December 28, 2016 - 4 Comments

Learning is no longer confined to the classroom, the campus or the home. For students in rural southeast Oklahoma, the commute to school on the bus is an active learning space.

Howe Public School students who were once limited by their physical rural location can now access advanced courses and college curriculum. Cisco collaboration tools, in conjunction with the learners’ devices, provide a seamless conduit to real-time instructors via TelePresence and just-in-time avenues for peer and teacher mentoring.

These students can now can access the same resources they use at school while enroute via the Connected Transportation for Education initiative.

Through Connected Transportation for Education, school personnel and parents can locate a bus, know who is on it, and have a live video feed, as the technology brings connected school safety and security to new threshold. And, for bus maintenance leaders, the real-time data around preventative maintenance, malfunctioning components and engine analytics provides a proactive approach to addressing mechanical issues.

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Reimagining education is not about technology or devices, it’s about moving to a truly individualized and differentiated learning experience. Watch the video below to learn how Howe Public Schools is doing just that.

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  1. Incredible story on enabling a better learning experience for our future leaders. Well done Howe Public School & Team Cisco for leading the way forward!

  2. Thank you for sharing this great article!

  3. To many city dwellers, the concept of no or limited connectivity is likely foreign, but being raised in rural America, I can relate. The opportunity to transform those long, boring bus rides into learning time is a winner! It’s also well worth noting that technology is a recruitment tool which inspires children to go to school.

    Thanks for the post Dr. Ford!

  4. Thank you for sharing your experience and perspective. I believe benefits such as these exist for all of rural America and urban America as well. Establishing the technology in our inner city schools also has the potential to provide safer environments and expanded scope of classroom learning. As I live in rural America, the solutions fill a desperate void of access to learning and quality instruction.