Boxlight Corporation (opens in new tab) (NASDAQ: BOXL (opens in new tab)), provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, today announced Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS), Georgia’s fifth-largest school district, has initiated a professional development program with a multi-method approach for online, onsite and consultancy training within its whole-class learning solution. During the 2019-20 academic year, Boxlight’s subsidiary EOS Education (EOS), a professional development provider for the K-12 education market, will provide a comprehensive program of training, professional development and ongoing support for CCPS educators. These three programs will be integrated in order to facilitate the educator’s implementation of Boxlight classroom solutions and to provide those teachers with the necessary skills, knowledge, and best practices regarding usage of available technologies in their classroom.
Previously, in the spring of 2018, Boxlight was the chosen solution for an $18 million digital classroom refresh project in CCPS, to install its innovative Mimio classroom solution suite in approximately 3,200 classrooms, comprised of 38 elementary, 15 middle and 12 high schools. The installation was completed at the end of February 2019.
As part of the program, educators are participating in an online Mimio Certifications program, which imparts knowledge on how to use Boxlight tools whenever and wherever they want. This customized instructor-led course will be delivered via Google Classroom, and an EOS course moderator will provide feedback to participants as well as facilitate discussions and collaboration with colleagues.
Additionally, EOS digital learning specialists will provide onsite training and support of the Boxlight solution to all teachers through personal coaching, small group, and faculty group sessions. Teachers will also have access to webinars and virtual on-demand support as well as materials and resources, which will be shared through Google Classroom and Google Sites.
For the third part of the program, EOS will prepare training materials and provide support to over 60 full-time, school-based faculty (one per building) who will be serving as technology liaisons. These technology liaisons are the schools’ onsite G Suite (formerly Google for Education) support. The company will also provide training to the liaisons via G Suite.