Digital Skills

From teacher to CEO: How CommonLit’s founder is using technology to impact millions of teachers and students

With Cisco’s support, CommonLit has created cutting-edge tools and expanded its services to reach underserved students in Latin America with localized materials in Spanish. We recently sat down with CommonLit's founder and CEO, Michelle Brown, to learn more.

A focus on access: Learning and digital skills development

As a leading technology company, Cisco is committed to offering inclusive access to digital skills training and supporting those who use technology to educate. After all, even the most transformative innovations have no value if people don’t know how to use them, or don’t have access to them.

How access to technology in the classroom changed my life

Kyle Thornton, manager of the education investment portfolio for Cisco and the Cisco Foundation, shares how access to technology changed his life and how it continues to influence the work he does today.

From Cisco Live to Networking Academy: A donation of pi-top laptops engages students at a Tribal college

When Cisco Live went virtual in 2020, we were still able to make an impact by donating 1,000 pi-top laptop kits to Cisco Networking Academy partners around the world. Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota received 25 of the pi-top laptop kits that were donated.

March 9, 2021

EDUCATION

Meet the Enchanted Virtual Classroom

How can we offer engaging student experiences for the new era of education? Meet the Enchanted Virtual Classroom.

Code.org: Driving a global digital literacy movement in K-12 education

There are over 2 billion computers and more than 2.5 million apps in the world today, integrated into nearly every aspect of our lives. They influence how we work, drive, access healthcare, vote and more – and their uses are only growing. But how much do we really know about them? The answer for many of us is very little. The nonprofit Code.org is on a mission to change that.

Opening a window of opportunity to bring more women into the tech workforce

The pandemic has shown that it can deepen inequities — and create opportunities. Women are disproportionately affected by many of the cultural, economic, and technological shifts that the pandemic is accelerating. But even as many women navigate their new roles as full-time caregivers, ad hoc teachers, and bread winners, digitization is providing a unique opportunity for women to rise.

The social justice of education: An interview with the CEO of New Teacher Center

New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning for systemically underserved students by increasing educator effectiveness. Dr. Blackburn, CEO of NTC, recently talked to us about the link between social justice and education and shared how his organization supports educators who serve students with the highest needs.

Bridging the Gap to Economic Vitality

Cisco demonstrated our commitment to innovation, education, and CSR as a way to provide opportunity for Latin America’s economy and people.