Education

Global Engagements

Mexico 3.0 Initiative

Cisco improves the quality of education with continued training and support. (2:19 min)

As part of this technology investment, we are investing in preparing more and better students, engineers, and technicians throughout the country who can respond fully to Mexico's technology challenges.
- President Felipe Calderón, Mexico

Global Engagements

Learn how Cisco helps governments and education leaders worldwide accomplish their vision of transformative learning for the 21st century.

United States

21S Initiative: Post Hurricane Katrina Louisiana and Mississippi

Cisco launched the 21st Century Schools Initiative (21S) in September 2005 to support post-hurricane rebuilding efforts in the U.S. Gulf Coast while creating a sustainable, scalable, and replicable model for education reform. 21S is supported by a multimillion dollar investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco® Leadership Fellows' expertise. The aim of 21S is to transform education systems to meet the needs of 21st century learners, educators, and organizations by promoting leadership development, building capacity for collaboration, and using technology as an accelerant of change. The emphasis is on scalability, replication, and sustainability.

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New York City

Cisco collaborated with the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) and the Fund for Public Schools to launch the NYC iSchool in September 2008. NYC iSchool is a high school that incorporates online coursework, video conferencing technology, and problem-based, interdisciplinary modules to improve learning outcomes as well as conducts on- going professional development for teachers and incorporates field experiences for students during the school week. In addition, On-going professional development for teachers and field experiences for students are integrated into the school week Building on the success of the NYC iSchool, the NYC DOE and the Fund for Public will be scaling the model to additional schools in the system through the newly established NYC Innovation Zone (iZone) initiative.

Mexico

In 2009, Cisco and the Secretaria de Educación Publica (SEP) set a goal of improving learning outcomes at all levels, with a focus on teacher quality, accountability, and 21st century skills in secondary schools and vocational training programs. Two Education 3.0 pilot programs at the middle and high school levels established, across three states, as a model of systemic transformation, supported by a shared vision, professional development resources, and a collaborative, networked technology infrastructure.

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21st Century School Initiative

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Rethinking Education for the 21st Century

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Mission Possible

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NYC iSchool

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NYC DoE: Creating the Vision

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Mexico Engagement

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