Georgia’s fifth-largest school district assembles a cohesive package of classroom tools by installing Boxlight’s innovative technology in approximately 3,200 classrooms
Lawrenceville, GA — June 21, 2018 — Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, today announced that Georgia’s fifth-largest school district is installing its innovative technology in approximately 3,200 classrooms. Comprising 37 elementary, 14 middle, and 11 high schools, Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) in Jonesboro, Ga., will use the technology to improve student outcomes and enhance teacher efficiency.
Led by Superintendent, Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, CCPS is one of the top 100 largest school districts in the nation and encompasses about 55,000 diverse students, 7,300 employees, and 65 learning sites and educational programs. Working with reseller partner Howard Technology Solutions, the Metro Atlanta district is installing 75-inch flat panels with PC modules in 3,200 classrooms during the upcoming school year. It’s also implementing MimioVote (in its elementary schools), MimioPads (for teachers), and MimioView document cameras.
Overwhelmed in the past by districtwide implementations that relied on disparate systems and solutions—not all of which played well with one another—CCPS turned to Boxlight to help it assemble a cohesive package of classroom tools. The district’s key search criteria included good alignment with the 4Cs (critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity) and a strong teacher training/professional development component.
“We wanted a solution that worked under a single umbrella, and that didn’t leave teachers having to figure out whether a document camera worked with a specific piece of software or not,” says Rod Smith, chief of technology. “With the support of Dr. Beasley, and with comprehensive input from our instructional technology team, we found a solution that focused on ease of use and seamless integration from the teacher’s perspective.”
Boxlight CEO Mark Elliott says the district is already seeing high usage levels among its teachers and digital learning specialists—a “win” that can be directly attributed to CCPS’ mission of implementing an integrated solution that includes a strong professional development component.
“When it comes to an integrated solution, the experience CCPS had with other adoptions was a big part of what led the district to adopt Boxlight’s solution,” says Elliott. “When you’ve already been down the standardization route, you recognize the shortcomings of those types of programs.”
With one of its schools currently using the new solution, CCPS is now installing the flat panels, student response systems, and document cameras in the rest of its 61 schools. By weaving the solution into its core culture, the district is now well down the transformative path laid out by its leaders and teachers.
“The education and experiences students receive here will impact their ability to compete with their peers locally, nationally, and internationally,” says Beasley, “while instilling in them the acumen to use technology in multiple ways, and for many different purposes. We believe the implementation of this technology will support our efforts to embed a culture of high performance across our district.”
About Boxlight Corporation
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL)(“Boxlight”) is a leading provider of technology and STEM solutions for the global education market. The company improves student engagement and learning outcomes by providing educators the products they need for the 21st Century classroom. The company develops, sells and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. Boxlight also provides educators with thousands of free lesson plans and activities via MimioConnect®. For more information about the Boxlight story and its product offerings, visit http://www.boxlight.com.
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