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The Backbone of Healthcare – Tyler Junior College’s Technology Enhanced Classrooms

Faced with the challenge of creating technology-infused, life-long learning spaces at Tyler Junior College that result in responsiveness to health issues, Project Consultant Mary Cook CTS led a team of skilled designers in creating cutting-edge technology systems for a truly state-of-the-art, simulation education while tripling the classroom capacity of the college’s current healthcare programs. In collaboration with the college’s […]

September 1st, 2015|Audiovisual, Classrooms, Knowledge|

Beyond Active Learning: Transformation of the Learning Space

by Mark Valenti CTS, President and CEO, The Sextant Group

The next generation of learning spaces start with the same characteristics of an active learning environment—flexibility, collaboration, team-based, project-based—but add an important difference: the capability of creating and making. While the concept is certainly not new, low-cost, high-performance technology is transforming the very nature of the create/make activities. In […]

The Sextant Group Does It Again: Best Place to Work

For the fifth time in the last 9 years, The Sextant Group is honored by American City Business Journals as one of Western Pennsylvania’s “Best Places to Work”. In October, our recognition will be publicly announced at an awards ceremony expected to attract over 500 CEO’s, HR Directors and other executives from local companies.

“Considering the remarkable growth the firm has […]

August 28th, 2015|News|

Something Digital This Way Comes!

Principal Consultant Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA brings a modern perspective to service marketing in the article “Something Digital This Way Comes!” featured in Marketer, an SMPS publication. Here, Craig takes a long look at how the Internet of Things has affected traditional marketing and propelled us from “bricks and mortar” to “bits in clicks”. No longer do the […]

Designing Modern Classrooms

SouthEast Education Network’s SEEN Magazine recently interviewed Senior Project Consultant David Barnett CTS-D for the feature “Designing Modern Classrooms.” An expert on transforming traditional classrooms into engaging, technology-infused learning environments, David addresses several key aspects of the design process, including the early integration of a technology design consultant. David suggests that in order to transform spaces into modern learning […]

TRUE NORTH | Hospitals to Patients: Get Out and Stay Out!

by Alan Dash, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group
This article also appeared in Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo’s The Leaflet, October 2015

Hospitals used to love it when you came and stayed for days on end. But now with recent insurance and accountability changes, they are facing significant fines for re-admission (and the resulting public perception of poor care). They want […]

TRUE NORTH | Higher Ed Classroom Revolution Informs Corporate Space Planning for Millennials

by Joseph Bocchiaro III, Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group
This article originally appeared in RealcommEdge Magazine’s May 2015 issue.

In 2015, millennials will become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Since the majority of these millennials are technologically adept, their expectations of when, where and how we work are driving thinking on future office […]

We’re Pleased to Announce Our New Los Angeles Office

LOS ANGELES CA – In its twentieth year in business, The Sextant Group announces the opening of a Los Angeles office. This is our second California office location, and 9th in the US.

“We are excited to expand our West Coast presence during our twenty year anniversary,” said Mark S. Valenti CTS. “Although we’ve had a California office since 2010, […]

March 13th, 2015|News|

TRUE NORTH | Collaboration’s Profound Impact on Tech Implementation… What a Difference an App Makes!

by Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

From innovation to ubiquitous acceptance can be a long and circuitous path for new technologies. The hype of something new only rarely becomes the reality of something truly effective. Across the spectrum of all of our markets, we see growing interest in and application of “collaboration” that is having […]

Welcome Systems Designer David K. Glenn RCDD, CTS, LEED AP BD+C

PITTSBURGH PA – We warmly welcome Mr. David Glenn RCDD, CTS, LEED AP BD+C to The Sextant Group as Systems Designer. Currently residing in Glen Burnie MD, he will work with our Washington DC team.

Since graduating 9th in his major from Virginia Tech, David has worked for a Maryland consulting firm where he gained diverse experience, from audiovisual, security, […]

January 19th, 2015|News|