Over 580 pilot classrooms have been granted to enable district technology leaders, administrators, and instructors to evaluate and define audiovisual system standards that can be implemented in additional classrooms. The main goal of the Extron grant program is to provide increased visibility and expanded access for K-12 classroom AV technology by supplying selected pilot classrooms with advanced audio/video solutions at no cost to the district. Each grant award includes installation of Extron classroom AV system technology, VoiceLift microphone, and complete training.
"Our grant programs allow educators and students to experience education technology that will boost students’ interest and achievement in the classroom, as well as help prepare them for the workplace," says Anthony Cortes, director of K-12 Education Programs for Extron Electronics. "Designed specifically to meet the needs of K-12 classrooms, Extron PoleVault, WallVault, and VoiceLift Systems help schools standardize on a single technology platform and offer network connectivity for remote management and support."
Extron offers several grant programs for qualifying institutions.The PoleVault, WallVault, and VoiceLift Grants award complete classroom AV systems, while the GlobalViewer Enterprise Grant provides Extron's server-based, AV system monitoring and resource management software. All equipment, installation, and training are provided free of charge, with no required commitment for future purchases. Extron backs each grant classroom with a 5-year warranty and industry leading S3 support, which provides 24/7 telephone assistance and a nationwide network of specialists. In addition, grant recipients have access to the Extron K-12 Web site which offers additional resources, including product information, manuals, white papers, How-To videos, case studies, and more.