The New "Normal"
COVID-19 has spawned technology evolution and a new way of life throughout the world at an extremely rapid pace. Preparing and adjusting to the "new normal" has inspired global production capabilities, new product development and overall creative solutions to address ever-changing market demands.
The Premier Wireless COVID-19 product portfolio includes new, innovative solutions and product line extensions developed specifically to address the global pandemic as well as our well-established products that have garnered success in schools across the country.
The education industry has been battling the digital divide for years and the onset of a global pandemic simply made the issue paramount as students were forced into distance learning overnight. Stress and anxiety ensued as parents took on the additional responsibility of teaching while teachers overhauled their lesson plans for a new digital curriculum.
Beyond the initial scramble for devices and internet access, we've learned that technologically-deficient families struggled to connect. As parents and students became frustrated, students became disengaged.
What we've found is that identifying the right devices for your students makes all the difference in their success. We can simplify the process, make it easy and provide best solutions to engage every grade, learning and socio-economic level.
Prior to COVID-19, providing wi-fi on school buses allowed students to maximize their time on the bus during daily commutes and travel for field trips, sporting events or extracurricular activities. When schools shut down, the buses were idle.
Buses have now been called into action to provide wi-fi internet access around the bus, rather than on the bus. Buses can be parked in neighborhoods or parking lots and provide wi-fi internet access when otherwise not in use. Students can maintain social distancing while the bus casts wide area wi-fi access.
Largely rural and economically disadvantaged school districts struggle to provide wi-fi internet access for students when school is not in session - either after normal school hours or as a response to school closures during COVID-19. The ConnectED Campus™ allows you to preserve the classroom experience and extend it beyond the bounds of the school building via LTE or wi-fi.
ConnectED Campus™ LTE allows you to provide cellular LTE connectivity in the most needed areas, including mobile home parks, apartment complexes or public community locations.
ConnectED Campus™ Wi-Fi simply extends the existing wi-fi from inside the school to the parking lot, stadiums, playgrounds and sporting fields - anywhere or everywhere across campus.
Both ConnectED Campus™ solutions protect students by allowing them to maintain social distancing while accessing the internet.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics "Evidence from Spring 2020 school closures points to negative impacts on learning. Children and adolescents also have been placed at higher risk of morbidity and mortality from physical or sexual abuse, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation.”
Throughout the Summer, the AAP strongly advocated that all policy consideration for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school. These coordinated interventions intend to mitigate, not eliminate, risk.
So in addition to the fundamental needs of a new digital curriculum, schools were now tasked with mandating face masks, temperature checks and social distancing to protect students from COVID-19.
Federal and state grants are part of the budget picture for nearly every public sector agency in the country, but many agencies are understaffed for grants development or lack experience with grant programs that could dramatically increase their capacity to leverage technology to advance their missions and impact their communities.
The Premier Wireless Grants Support Program provides public sector agencies, educational institutions, and hospitals with grants information, customized funder research, and consultation that will help develop project ideas, get technology-rich projects funded, and even expand initiatives that are already in the works.
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