Broadband Imperative II: Increase Infrastructure to Support Student-Centered Learning

Presented by: Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA; Sherilyn Evans, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CENIC, California; and Tony Hunter, CIO, Broward County Public Schools, Florida
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This webinar provides an overview of SETDA’s report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning, which advocates for increasing robust broadband access both in and out of school to best prepare all students for college and careers. The 2016 report expands on earlier recommendations from SETDA’s groundbreaking report, The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs and SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action’s State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access report.

In addition, CENIC provided an overview of the California K12 High Speed Network and its support of broadband delivery to K-12 schools across the state. The network not only delivers fiber-based broadband speeds, it also provides access to rich learning content affiliated with the University of California and Cal State systems in the state. Finally, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the nation’s sixth largest school district serving a large and diverse community. BCPS reviewed the district’s strategy to drive improved learning outcomes via the support of media-rich learning delivered over the district’s fiber-based network.