I’d like to share with you the story of Christopher Columbus High School – a private college prep school in Miami, Florida, that is taking a futuristic approach to tackling classroom engagement with Samsung.
When former alum Alex Seage, Senior Director of Technology & Innovation, joined the school’s administration in 2021, he found a school like many across the country with a lot of outdated classroom tech. Coming from the cruise line industry which has seen huge leaps in digital experience for passengers, Alex saw that Christopher Columbus was overdue for an update.
With a focus on transforming the teaching and learning experience, Alex oversaw the deployment of all-new Samsung Display technology to connect the campus. The project included:
· Over 100 interactive displays installed in each classroom: Students and teachers now wirelessly link their laptops and tablets to the displays to stream content, make annotations and access lesson files, making classes more immersive and engaging.
· Digital signage installed throughout the campus hallways, cafeteria, staff offices and STEM studios: These displays play an important role in not only showcasing announcements and building school spirit but also directing students and faculty to safety in the event of an emergency.
· A new Video Scoreboard in the school gym: Professional-quality visuals capture instant replays, animations and crowd interactions that enhance the game-day experience for students, faculty and families.
Together, these solutions have created a connected campus experience where students and faculty all thrive. Untethered from the front of the classroom, teachers have reported redesigning their classes to create more of a collaborative dialogue with students that’s more conducive to learning.