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State Superintendent to Conduct Webcast from SCOE

Jack O'Connell to Discuss High School Student Improvement Legislation

Jack O'Connell sitting next to David P. Meaney

Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, on-set at SCOE with Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David P. Meaney

On Wednesday, March 31, the Sacramento County Office of Education will be host for a live Webcast for Jack O'Connell, California Superintendent of Public Instruction. In his broadcast to county and school district superintendents, Superintendent O'Connell will discuss his legislative package that aims to improve high school student performance. Sue Stickel, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and one of the legislative authors of the reform bills, will join the discussion.

This statewide Webcast is the third that Superintendent O'Connell has produced at SCOE. SCOE's David P. Meaney Education Center is home to a state-of-the-art video production studio and an ultra-fast Internet connection that allows the Sacramento County Office of Education to Webcast—the broadcasting of audio and video over the Internet—to computers throughout the state or anywhere in the world. SCOE's Internet and Media Services department has developed a reputation of being a leader in Webcasting, due to its high level of expertise in video production and Webcast technologies. SCOE is able to handle the large bandwidth requirements of a statewide Webcast because it connects to the Internet and the CalREN Digital California Network at speeds up to 155 megabits per second (OC-3).

California superintendents have been invited to watch the Webcast at county office of education sites throughout the state. Participants will be able to interact electronically by submitting questions via a Web-based Java chatroom and watching the responses via the Webcast.

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) and the Digital California Project (DCP) are co-sponsors of this event. The video broadcast will be recorded and posted on the Digital California website after the event.

Control room staff directing camera operators

During the statewide address to district and county superintendents, the SCOE master control room broadcast live audio and video across the state.