|[June 26, 2014]
RGS Debuts Digital Learning System for the 21st Century Classroom
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
RGS, a business unit of Avnet,
Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
today introduced the 1:1 Learning System - Chromebook™ with Wi-Fi for
the 21st century classroom. RGS will demonstrate the new
high-performance solution, which includes hardware, services and digital
content provided by global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(HMH), at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
2014 Conference in Atlanta, June 28-July 1, booth #1226.
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The 1:1 Learning System - Chromebook™ with Wi-Fi is the inaugural
product in RGS's digital education portfolio that targets the growing
need among school districts today to more effectively make the
connection between technology in the classroom and learning efficacy.
Digital learning is a core element of the 21st century
classroom, a new model in education designed to make our nation's
schools more competitive, and improve the education experience by making
it personal and dynamic. RGS can help schools develop a cost-effective
and flexible end-to-end learning program, including hardware,
educational content and strategic services.
"As quaint as the historical image of the one-room school house may be,
those days are long gone. School districts today are being challenged to
very quickly implement these highly connected '21st century classrooms'
that are not just about using technology, but really adopting an
entirely new teaching paradigm," said Scott MacDonald, vice president
and general manager, RGS. "With the 1:1 Learning System - Chromebook™
with Wi-Fi, as well as crucial services like professional development
and training, educators get everything they need to transform their
classrooms into interactive student-centered learning environments."
The comprehensive 1:1 Learning System - Chromebook™ with Wi-Fi solution
includes hardware, digital content from global learning companyHoughton
Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), including core curricula, assessments and
teacher resources, as well as a range of strategic services addressing
professional development, technical support and asset life cycle
management. The systems meet the content requirements of the Common Core
State Standards (CCSS), Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC),
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC),
and the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
"To really deliver upon the promise of technology in education, we need
to look beyond the device and approach the transformation of teaching
and learning holistically," added Dan Cavalli, senior vice president of
special sales at HMH. "No two classrooms or districts are the same. Our
partnership with RGS allows us to deliver customized digital content
that is fully integrated with devices, technology services and
professional development, enabling all education stakeholders to truly
benefit from the power of digital tools."
Chrome operating system and Chrome Management Console (CMC)
Digital and text course materials, assessments and supplemental
resources from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Learning management systems
Classroom management systems
Professional development for educators (via courses, seminars,
webinars, information portals and onsite coaching)
CIPA-compliant web filtering and student device monitoring
Device enrollment, network provisioning, charging, OS updates and
Technical support and warranty management services
Available with or without touchscreen
For more information, stop by booth #1226 at the 2014 ISTE show or visit
the RGS website at http://rorke.com/education.
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RGS, a business unit of Avnet,
Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
is a solutions integrator adept at tailoring hardware, software and a
full suite of lifecycle services designed to meet the unique needs of
customers across a wide range of end-market segments. RGS works to solve
the business challenges of OEMs, independent software vendors (ISVs) and
channel partners, resulting in better cost optimization, deeper market
penetration and accelerated sustainable growth for those customers. RGS
leverages a wide array of innovative technologies from leading
providers, as well as a portfolio of standard and customizable servers
and purpose-built appliances developed in-house. RGS operates within the
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. More
information about RGS can be found at www.rorke.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic
components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers
globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the
world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by
providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the
fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5
billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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