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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|

UC Santa Barbara Lighting Designer Joins Santa Barbara Office

PITTSBURGH PA – Currently residing in Santa Maria CA, Mr. Steven Cooper, former UC Santa Barbara Lighting Designer, will join our Santa Barbara office.

Steve comes to us from the University of California Santa Barbara, where he was both an instructor and Theater Production Supervisor of Lighting and Sound, concentrating in lighting, dimming and control systems for higher education and […]

January 19th, 2015|News|

Welcome Joe Bocchiaro, Respected Audiovisual Expert

WASHINGTON DC – Joseph Bocchiaro III, Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C has joined our firm in the role of Principal Consultant. An accomplished audiovisual expert, Joe holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and brings twenty five years of industry experience. A native of New York, he resides with his family in northern Virginia and will be working from our […]

December 8th, 2014|News|

Tim Waters CTS Promoted to Principal Consultant

LOS ANGELES CA – Project Consultant Timothy R. Waters CTS has been promoted to Principal Consultant in the Los Angeles area. Tim has been with our firm since 2010 and has worked in the audiovisual industry in Los Angeles for nearly twenty years. In his new role, Tim will continue to offer thought leadership in leading-edge audiovisual and […]

December 4th, 2014|News|

The Classroom Reimagined

Matthew LeFeber, Project Consultant, The Sextant Group

In the age of the digital native, information on campus is no longer confined to physical textbooks, chalkboards, or even classrooms. When students walk into class with Google on their smartphones, the instructor no longer holds a monopoly over content. This begs the question: “Is the classroom becoming irrelevant?”

Not likely, but there is […]

Technology in Education: Teacher Tips for Integrating Technology

Integrating technology into the classroom is all about letting the students guide you instead of the other way around. Put technology tools in the hands of the students and ask, “What would you do with this?” They might come up with ideas you’ve never thought about. In this short video, Mark Valenti CTS, President and CEO of The Sextant […]

Popeye Consulting, Independence and Linguistic Ju-Jitsu

by John A. Cook CTS, Vice President, The Sextant Group

The field of Audiovisual Consulting was created in the mid-1960’s by Hubert Wilke.

Craig Park, now a Principal in our Omaha office, was one of Hubert’s early employees. I never had the privilege of meeting Hubert, but Craig tells me that Hubert’s vision focused on how unbiased technical consulting, […]

Principal Consultant Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA on the publication of his latest book, The Architecture of Image

How did you get started writing books?
In 2001, I had been writing AEC-industry magazine articles for about 10 years when the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) decided to go into the book publishing business. They asked if I’d like to write a book, and I found this a natural fit. I’d read how Candice Bushnell re-packaged her newspaper […]

August 25th, 2014|Knowledge, Thought Leadership|

Future Trends for Higher Education

Higher Ed Tech Decisions spoke with The Sextant Group’s President and CEO, Mark S. Valenti CTS, in a recent article on Technology Management in Higher Education and upcoming trends coming to a campus near you. In his course at InfoComm 2014, InfoComm’s annual conference, Valenti presented on transformations in colleges’ pedagogy, technology, and usage of space, outlining how […]

Technology in Education: Uses of Modern Technology in Classroom Teaching

Uses of modern technology in classroom teaching shouldn’t be complex or difficult. Flip your classroom or use Skype to bring an expert into the classroom. Leverage smartphones by sending your students out into the field to gather data. The Sextant Group’s President and CEO, Mark S. Valenti CTS, discusses the uses of modern technology in classroom teaching.

Uses of Modern […]