NFL Hall of Fame uses video conferencing to educate students about the value of teamwork

Monday, April 2 2012

The National Football Hall of Fame is using video conferencing technology to connect with students from across the globe to teach them more about the sport's history and the core values it represents.

In New York, Suffern Middle School hosted two video conference sessions with Harry Carson, former New York Giants Linebacker, Pro Football Hall of Famer and author of the book "Captain for Life," for eight schools nationwide in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Friday, March 9, Mr. Carson spoke about the 6 Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship, according to Suffern Middle School Video Conferencing.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's video conferencing program has already received the Pinnacle Award multiple times, courtesy of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). The Pinnacle Award recognizes outstanding K-12 interactive video conferencing programs based on stringent lesson plan evaluations and effectiveness.

"Video conferencing allows our educational outreach program to reach students who may otherwise never have the opportunity to visit our museum in Canton. It's a tremendous honor to receive such a distinguished award," said Joe Horrigan, vice president communications for the Hall of Fame.