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Empowering K-12 Innovation at P.K. Yonge

PHOTO: P.K. Yonge Dev. Research School Commons Area, Gainesville, FL

Hi-definition digital signage now welcomes everyone entering P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School, UF’s public K-12 school that serves North Central Florida’s diverse and vibrant community. But the splashy new entrance is just a taste of the enhanced technologies designed and installed by UFIT to support teaching and learning in the university’s laboratory school.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with UF Information Technology [A/V Installations group] to provide students and teachers with learning spaces where technology is seamlessly integrated into the learning process. The impact of this new hi-tech learning environment was immediately apparent,” said Dr. Lynda Hayes, Director of P.K. Yonge. “The new technologies are enabling teachers to seamlessly include students in learning events both from home and in the classroom synchronously. And the experience of working with the professional staff in UFIT could not have been better.”

Installations include 86” LCD displays with both wired/wireless connectivity in 28 classrooms. In addition, 15 collaboration tables for students’ use, each with 49” LCD display and a wired connection wall plate, are now supporting curious learners throughout the school’s campus. UFIT also upgraded the technologies in 14 breakout/support/conference rooms and eight teacher planning rooms.

Colleges and departments interested in audio/visual room design, integration, and installation services may call (352-273-1874) or email UFIT’s A/V Installations Project Manager Lon Vance.