<strong>Shawnee Mission School District: Center for Academic Achievement</strong>

Shawnee Mission School District: Center for Academic Achievement

The Shawnee Mission School District’s Center for Academic Achievement is a 131,000-square-foot facility that encompasses three different district components: administration, community, and education.

The CAA is home to a bakery, bistro, Board of Education meeting space, community meeting spaces, engineering fabrication lab, health clinic for district employees, micro-cell biotechnology lab, state-of-the-art kitchen, the district’s administrative staff, two medical simulation rooms, and a workout facility.

ECCO provided facility-wide AV Systems that give the district the tools to deliver a modern, 21-century education with an easy-to-use experience.

Systems Installed

•  Audio/Visual
      ▪  Crestron Fusion AV Monitoring & Scheduling
            ◦  With Room Scheduling Touch Panels
      ▪  4K Digital A/V Distribution & Management
      ▪  All-In-One Video Streaming & Recording
            ◦  Integrated with HD PTZ Cameras
            ◦  With Button Panel Control
      ▪  Listen Technologies Assistive Listening
      ▪  Wired & Wireless Microphones
      ▪  Crestron Control Systems
            ◦  With Wired & Wireless Touch Panels
      ▪  Digital Signal Processors
      ▪  Power Amplifiers
      ▪  Loudspeakers

“Four students crowded around the laptop in teacher Brenda Bott’s lab, squinting at the screen. Today’s task was to get familiar with the high-powered microscopes on their tables, including the electronic microscope hooked up to a video camera. They’d found a dead moth in the windowsill, and decided it made the perfect trial subject.

With a few adjustments to the knobs, the moth’s bulging eyes and feathery hairs were tack sharp through the view finder. A student teacher, who is training to become an educator after spending years at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, helps the students pull up the image from the microscope on a computer, and then projects it onto a large monitor at the front of the class.

“Like that!” Bott said, looking into the moth’s black eye on the monitor. “I want to get pictures like that printed out for the walls.”

The students are giddy — “I honestly can’t believe we can do that,” said one — and it’s not hard to see why.



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