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EDUCATION opportunity

Whether it's an in-person, virtual, or hybrid learning model, keeping students connected to teachers, peers, and their schoolwork is essential to success. Help ensure access to quality education from anywhere with D&H solutions for K12 and higher education!

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Collegiate Esports Webinar

Tuesday, Feb 23 @ 2PM ET

Join our panel of D&H esports engineers and Josh Kell, Chief Executive Officer of Esports Integration, as they explain how esports at the collegiate level differs from K12, sharing industry projections and required services from a reseller's perspective.
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PPE Guide

Safety and Sanitization

By recommendation of the CDC, many local and state governments have mandated the use of PPE and sanitization requirements within communities, schools, places of work, and public areas. With many K12 and higher education institutions opening in a hybrid capacity, it is important to integrate solutions that will keep students, teachers, and administrators safe with the use of health monitoring, sanitization, and personal device cleaning solutions.

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TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS IN EDUCATION

It's more important than ever for students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are skills learned by studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM-related careers have demonstrated higher growth rates and salaries compared to non-STEM careers. However, only (1) in (5) college students pursuing a STEM/STEAM career felt that they were well-prepared entering higher education showing how essential STEM/STEAM curriculums are for primary learning in K12 institutions.

One area within STEM/STEAM that is gaining traction in educational environments is AR/VR. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) continue to evolve as impactful classroom or hybrid-learning tools. Teachers can immerse students in complex topics or places for a guided educational experience within a contextual lesson plan without ever leaving the classroom. Virtual field trips and interactive learning programs using VR & AR technologies work particularly well to engage students within STEM/STEAM curriculums in both K12 and higher education

A robust infrastructure is the backbone of a well-functioning, optimized school system. Unfortunately, most schools have the same bandwidth as the average household. With 70% of schools shifting to digital textbooks and the growth in student devices, many schools are due for a network refresh - even an upgrade of broadband services. Choosing the right networking, infrastructure, and broadband service solutions will also enable administrators to manage IoT devices including door locks, phones, emergency alert systems, interactive displays, digital signage, and much more that is essential to student safety.

From the classroom to the auditorium to the home workspace, ProAV's ability to inspire communication and collaboration can revolutionize the learning experience for a tech-savvy generation of students. ProAV solutions for K12 and higher education classrooms can shape the way educators teach and students learn. Interactive display solutions enable in-person and virtual collaborative learning while digital signage displays can facilitate communication and instruction when students return to campuses full-time. D&H can help you customize a ProAV strategy for any school.

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Distance learning - whether it's temporary or long term - demands a different set of solutions from the physical classroom. From innovative functionality for virtual lesson planning to collaborative tools to keep students connected, D&H can help you customize hybrid learning solutions for your customers.

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Up to date, in-classroom technology is critical to student engagement and academic achievement. D&H can help you customize in-classroom learning solutions for your customers.

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Gaming isn't just a hobby. Esports programs teach students valuable life skills and can even lead to scholarship opportunities and new career paths. Whether it's part of an in-school curriculum or an after-school program, esports can help students develop leadership skills, problem-solving abilities, digital literacy, and knowledge retention. According to a study by the National School Boards Association, it even boosts school attendance and GPA, particularly for at-risk students. With millions of dollars available in college scholarships for esports programs, more students are taking their gaming careers to a higher level every year. This ultra-competitive stage creates demand for higher-end products, dedicated networks, and greater infrastructure.

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E-RATE FOR K12

E-Rate is a federal program that provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the US to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access.

As a solution provider, you have an unprecedented opportunity to help K12 schools and libraries close the connectivity gap and advance their digital learning initiatives. E-Rate funding fuels educational technology sales enabling you to deliver tremendous value to school districts as you work with them to design, build, implement and support 21st century learning infrastructures.

Important E-Rate Notification released 2/1/2021: Potential use of E-Rate funding to support off-campus connectivity services

FY2021 E-Rate Window Dates Announced

The Funding Year 2021 Form 471 filing window opened on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:00 noon EST and will close on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. The application window will be open for 70 days. With the application window closing on March 25, the latest date that applicants will be able to file an FCC Form 470 while still allowing the required 28 days for competitive bidding will be Thursday, February 25, 2021.

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EVENTS & ON-DEMAND TRAININGS

On-Demand Webinars

D&H TV Live: Building Tech Solutions for Esports and K12

Join D&H SMEs Chris Phillips, Technical Enablement Supervisor, and Rhonda Hebbard, Channel Program Manager, as they explore the specification variations between Esports and K12 hardware, with demonstrations of some of the industry's leading brands.
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D&H TV Live: The 2020 K-12 Opportunity

Join our D&H K12 experts as they discuss your K12 opportunity in 2020, why D&H is your go-to distributor for K12 bids, and K12 technology solutions including STEM & STEAM, Augmented & Virtual Reality, ProAV in the classroom, Security & Infrastructure, and Esports!
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RELATED D&H OPPORTUNITIES

Choose D&H White Glove Services for your education clients' asset tagging, laser etching, and device enrollment needs with approved Microsoft and Google Chrome devices.

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Visit the D&H Cloud Solutions page for details on how you can support education clients with UC, Collaboration, and Productivity solutions - even broadband services!

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Device as a Service (DaaS) is a multi-year agreement in which procurement, deployment, device management, services and lifecycle management are all handled by you for a low monthly fee.

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K12 Student Technology Protection Plan

Exclusively available at D&H

Take advantage of the Extended Warranty Plan by accompanying student device sales with the technology protection plan purposefully designed for the K-12 student environment. Equipped with with a built-in, on-hand spare-pool of devices for immediate device replacement and a no-hassle claims experience.