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Alaska 4.JPGMy first adventure started at 5:00 am as Matt Hultman and I headed to the airport to catch a cargo plane to Bethel – which, by the way, has 3 flights a day and the only way to get to Bethel is via plane or boat … no highway connections.


Click here to learn more about Bethel.


Training was to focus on the following:

  • Flipped learning
  • RealPresence Mobility
  • Make sure to shout out innovative teachers – some of these teachers have a lot of experience


  • Collaboration, collaboration, and collaboration 
  • How do you get students to engage from remote sites


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Appy Hour – Participants share their favorite education apps
  • Virtual Field – Sheryl Sotelo, a STEM Education Consultant connected from GCI in Anchorage to build a simple circuit
  • Classroom Without Walls - Mr. Zorbas and Mr. Sparks two twenty plus teachers share how they have completely changed how they teach to better engage students in this interactive learning environment around the world.
  • Interactive Activity (Mystery Quest) – Participants paired off in two’s and chose a city in the U.S. but not in Alaska. Here is an example of what a short Mystery Quest would look like. Participants connected via Virtual Meeting Room using Polycom RealPresence Mobile to work on this assignment.


Alan Cleland and Matt Hultman also showcased some our new solutions: Media Suite and Web Suite


Sue Porter connected from Grand Rapid, MI. to talk about the many Programs and Resources Polycom has to offer in the education space. 


We had a 3 1/2 hour packed agenda.

Here are a few highlights we covered in our training:


Top VC applications:

  • Distance learning
  • Discuss Live Event
  • Labs/Demos
  • Connect Classrooms
  • Study Groups
  • Cultural Exchanges
  • Interviews
  • Office Hours
  • Faculty Meetings
  • Guest Lecture
  • Virtual Field Trips

Looking forward to my training with the Kenai School District today!!



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