News Release

Cisco to Host Industry Discussion on Providing 21st- Century Learning Environments via Advanced Networking Solutions

Webcast to Feature Notable K-12 School Districts Using the Network as a Platform for Innovative Forms of Education and Communication
May 05, 2008

May 5, 2008

WHAT:    Cisco invites media and industry analysts to attend a live, interactive Webcast to discuss how K-12 school districts can use the network as a platform for innovative forms of education and communication. Filled with real-world case studies, the webcast will showcase how school district customers are using network technology to enrich the learning environment, enhance student performance, improve safety, and reduce operating expenses while preparing students for the future.

IT professionals from School District No. 23 in Kelowna, British Columbia, and the Brevard School District, in Viera, Fla. will describe their experiences and successes as they planned, deployed and delivered new network infrastructures designed to support advanced K-12 applications.

School District No. 23 will describe its "Together iLearn" program, one of the largest and most mature one-to-one laptop implementations in North America. Brevard School District will detail how the network transformation it undertook helped make it a Florida Governor's Sterling Award recipient.

The discussion will highlight:

  • K-12 education and technology trends
  • Characteristics of 21st-Century Schools
  • Case studies: Applying technology to transform education
    • Applications
    • Devices
    • Infrastructure developments
    • Results

  • Live, interactive Q&A session

WHO:    Marie Hattar, Vice President, Network Systems and Security Marketing for Cisco Jon Rever, Director of Technology and Education Services for School District No. 23 in British ColumbiaBob Burns, Network Operations Manager for the Brevard School District in Viera, Fla.

WHEN:    Monday, May 5, 2008

TIME:    10:00 - 10:45 a.m. PDT (1:00 - 1:45 EDT/17:00-17:45 GMT)

HOW:     To register for the webcast, please visit the URL below:

REPLAY:     For those that miss the live webcast, it will be available for replay at the above URL starting on Tuesday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

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