Deh Gah School
Connecting underserved communities with technology
Cisco is the proud founder of Connected North. Together with the support of an ecosystem of private & public sector partners, Indigenous community partners and non profit organizations, we are transforming education and healthcare.
Connected North is not just about providing technology to connect remote and underserved communities, but about doing it in a way that will inspire meaningful and sustainable change, for individuals and communities while creating new relationships for the next generation of Canadians.
The Connected North education program managed by TakingITGlobal focuses on three main pillars:
Providing interactive live sessions that connect students to subject matter experts, role models, and educational institutions like museums, galleries, and laboratories.
Allowing groups of students from across the country to collaborate over live video.
Driving teacher professional learning, co-teaching, and mentorship opportunities through technology.
Cisco also offers access to the Networking Academy program to help build in-community IT skills
The value of
According to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami‡, roughly 75% of Inuit children are not completing high school, with the average Aboriginal student missing 41 days of class every school year. Connected North was created to help improve these rates by enhancing the classroom experience.
‡ First Canadians, Canadians First: National Strategy on Inuit Education 2011
* York University,
** Advanced Learning Technologies Lab, University of Toronto
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