As we are in the final days of summer, teachers are preparing their classrooms for their incoming students, preparing lessons plans, and having teacher meetings.
And in some areas of the country, the school year is already back in full-swing! And with the effects of the pandemic, many people are eager to get their children back to an in-person learning environment. That being said, there are some unique challenges facing our educators again this year. In the state of Florida alone, there are over 9,000 teacher and staff vacancies for this upcoming year. In early 2022, the National Education Association chronicled the results from a member survey, which found that “a staggering 55% of [educators] are thinking about leaving the profession earlier than they had planned.” My brother is a 7th grade teacher and I have a few friends who work in education, and I can tell that they have had similar discussions or have heavily considered other occupational options.
If we have a large amount of students coming to the classroom and limited educators for them, that likely means classroom sizes have expanded too much for instructors. In addition, there’s still
the option to provide remote education for those that have chosen to continue that learning approach for their children. In many cases, teachers are instructing remotely and in-person at the same time.
I can only imagine the challenge to trying to keep everyone’s attention while focusing on particular lesson plan! Also, it’s a challenge when the audio is poor and you cannot effectively hear the speaker, or there are multiple conversations happening at the same time. I’m an adult (or I’m supposed to be), so I imagine it is even more difficult for young students to focus and retain information when audio is overpowered by background noise. I’d compare it to Charlie Brown’s teacher (blah, blah, blah).
The Nureva XT Bundle for Education, which includes the CV300 classroom camera kit and HDL microphone and speaker system, will help to alleviate some of the challenges that educators face today. Although, I do wish we had a magic wand to help them address more obstacles in modern education, beyond audio solutions.
First, the product does not use RF technology, which is utilized in most audio devices available. Instead, Nureva uses the patented Mist Technology, which allows for audio-fullness throughout a classroom. Imagine millions of bubbles in the air, catching and distributing the sound from the speaker evenly throughout the room, floating into all of the nooks and crannies.
But wait, there’s more. By placing primary focus on the speaker, Nureva’s “What You Don’t Hear” technology minimizes distracting background noise or side conversations form students during a lesson (I was certainly guilty of this in school!). This allows the speaker to be heard consistently while moving around the room, creating a great learning environment for both in-person and remote students. Plus, the technology notices changes in the speaker’s tone or enunciation, to enhance a particular point for students, keeping them interested and focuses on the subject at-hand.
In our own industry, we are facing many challenges: product availability issues, delayed projects, and staffing difficulties. With Nureva, you’ll enjoy efficient installation (in approximately 15 minutes). In fact, Exertis Almo has prepared a special installation SKU that you can order, so they can take care of it for you! You can keep skilled staff on your higher-end projects and leverage us for the help.
If you’d like to learn more about the Nureva line or book a live demo,
please visit our website, or contact me.
Angela (Angie) Greene, DSCE
Business Development Manager, Avocor and Nureva