Today’s leading schools are innovating faster than ever. Students are no longer confined to traditional learning environments – they’re learning anywhere, on any device, in ways that reimagine what’s possible. As part of this approach, schools are drawing on technologies that support collaboration and project-based learning. That way, they can help their students address real-world issues using skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication, which better prepares them for a digital future.
At Cisco, we understand the power of networks. That’s why we’ve applied our knowledge and expertise to create the Digital Schools Network, a collaboration platform designed to transform the way educators teach and students learn in K–12 systems for schools in Asia-Pacific and Japan. The Digital Schools Network enables educators and students to connect and share lessons and resources within a secure collaboration space.
Gaining acceptance to the Digital Schools Network is quick and easy. Schools that wish to join simply need to:
Schools register interest by agreeing to Digital Schools Network charter and code of conduct
Upon formal acceptance into the network, schools receive a Welcome Note and simply need to download Cisco Webex Teams (available on iOS, Android or desktop) to collaborate, participate, and contribute
Transform teaching and learning within your classrooms, campus and systems.
To help schools step up and achieve meaningful outcomes as they adopt digital technology within education, Cisco’s DSN has designed 6 Digital Schools Offers and 2 networking levels, Exemplar and Leading.
Participating schools simply need to adopt a minimum of 1 Cisco Digital School Offer to join the Digital Schools Network.
The networking level that schools join depends on how ‘digitally ready’ they are. Entry level schools join the ‘Leading’ level, while schools who have already adopted some digital technology capabilities join the ‘Exemplar’ level. Each level comes with differentiated network privileges.
The Cisco Digital Education Platform is your foundation for student success in a connected world. Built on a highly secure core network, the platform provides uncompromising collaboration tools, state-of-the-art wireless, and security everywhere.
Connect with your Cisco Account Manager to learn more about these offers and build a digital plan for your school.
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Schools participating in the Digital Schools Network gain access to a wide range of Cisco’s educational programs for both students and educators. These include:
Connect to Cisco’s networking academies and expose students to jobs of the future in areas such as cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.
For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of over 8 million students in 180 countries by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship.
Designed to empower educators for the digital age, the Cisco Connected Educator program gives teachers access to Cisco’s suite of collaboration tools to enhance their students’ learning opportunities. The program allows teachers to earn “Cisco badges” as they demonstrate their ability to use world-class Cisco video and collaboration technologies, enhancing teaching and learning in real-world settings.
Our partner network spans the Asia-Pacific region, Japan and India, and is always growing.
Find out more about our participating Digital Schools Network schools and how they are benefiting from being part of the program.
Camberwell Girls Grammar School needed to provide students with anytime, anywhere access to learning. In partnership with Cisco, the school developed its strategic vision of how technology could enhance teaching and learning through a connected learning campus. The solution it adopted has transformed digital learning while addressing the needs of its student, teacher and parent communities.
John Monash Science School is a secondary school focusing on science, mathematics and associated technologies. It is the result of a partnership between the Victorian Government and Monash University, and is located in a purpose-built facility on the university’s Clayton Campus in Melbourne, Victoria.
Teachers at Open Access College campuses in Adelaide and Port Augusta are currently leading lessons remotely. These sessions are designed for those unable to access learning in any other way. Until recently, classes for students aged between five and 18 who were isolated through illness or geography were delivered by audio conferencing only.
To learn more about the Digital Schools Network for your school, contact firstname.lastname@example.org