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Videoconferencing

VC4U - Videoconferencing Network

 

Welcome to Region 4's Videoconference Network
Region 4 Education Service Center's Videoconferencing Network is more than just technology or equipment infrastructure. It has become a network that serves area students and educators by providing access to exceptional academic and professional development programs. The Videoconferencing Network provides an environment which overcomes barriers to education caused by time and physical distance. Distance learning opportunities are provided by two-way videoconferencing technology that allow regional and global access to educational networks. The Network provides a gateway to new experiences in education.
 

 
Uses
The Videoconference Network provides a versatile and unique opportunity for:
  • Staff development
  • Guest speakers
  • Dual enrollment courses
  • District-to-District team teaching
  • Advanced degree courses for teachers
  • Technical assistance
  • Virtual field trips
  • Administrative/Advisor meetings
  • Content-inspired expert interviews
  • Teacher sharing for high need courses
  • Community education programs
  • Mock debates
  • Unique student projects
 
Benefits
VC4U offers instructional, economic, and productivity benefits. Among those are:
  • Student interaction with other students and other cultures
  • Student interaction with technology as a component of the learning experience
  • Student access to programs not offered on their campus
  • Student interaction with expert guest speakers
  • Staff members access to professional development courses without the travel requirement
  • Staff members learn to apply technology as an educational tool

For information on the Region 4 Education Service Center's Videoconferencing Network, e-mail Marcy Kay Harris, or call 713.744.6318
 
 
Content Providers

VC4U actively pursues educational partnerships with local, state, and national non-profit organizations to bring quality instructional programming and real-world dynamic experiences to students in the Greater Houston area. Non-profit agencies, higher education entities and other interested content providers who are interested in partnerships should contact 

 

Marcy Kay Harris or Monty Tan.

 
 
View the list of events available through the Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN). These events are available through videoconferencing at Region 4 or within videoconferencing member districts. To schedule an event to be broadcast to your district, contact your district videoconferencing scheduler or vcsupport@esc4.net.

List of TETN Sessions Open to Districts
 
Register for the May 17, 2016 Houston Audubon Society Event–Marvels of Migration
 
If your district has not yet received your username and password to schedule an event, contact vcsupport@esc4.net.
 
 
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