CARES Act & Clear Touch Education Solutions

Posted by the Clear Touch Team

COVID-19 forced sudden changes in the educational world. Almost overnight, teachers were required to alter their instructional methods and teaching styles to accommodate remote learning. And while the emergency measures were necessary, distance learning came with a new set of challenges. As government leaders and school district officials rollout plans for the next school year, blended learning is in the spotlight. Thankfully, the US Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

Funding the Future of Education

When the CARES Act was signed into law in March 2020, Congress designated approximately $30.75 billion of the bill’s $2 trillion economic relief package as the Education Stabilization Fund. Of that amount, $3 billion was directed to the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEERF). These funds are specifically earmarked to help schools purchase and implement solutions that will bridge the gap of distance learning between teachers and students.

Since 2012, Clear Touch has been creating interactive educational technology designed to enhance student-teacher engagement in physical classrooms and remote learning environments. As a result, we have created multiple edtech solutions that qualify for the Educational Technology and Professional Development categories of the CARES Act fund usage guidelines.

Distance Learning

WC110 combines all the essential elements of digital conferencing, including full HD webcam and integrated audio with built-in noise reduction. They can also pair it with the all-new Clear Touch 7000XE interactive panel and create a classroom “studio” that allows them to broadcast real-time interactive lessons in ultra-HD clarity and crystal-clear sound.

Health and Safety

Clear Digital Gel™, the touchless sanitizer station with LED digital display, provides essential protection and visual health reminders at the same time. With digital sanitizer level notifications and remote content management via the Clear Digital Sho or third-party Android APK player software, Gel provides maximum convenience while minimizing the need for manual maintenance.

Professional Development

From live panel demonstrations and virtual software tutorials to Clear Touch Academy and professional development workshops, our digital resources equip teachers to deliver instruction effectively and monitor student progress efficiently. For educators who want to go deeper, we also offer 3-day Certified Trainer classes that show participants how to tailor Clear Touch technology to their state standards and unique curriculum requirements. 


Clear Touch products are available for purchase via the Howard Technology Solutions and ILTPP Contract.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Joe Leppert
Senior Field Sales Representative
(312) 448-1314
jleppert@howard.com

Erin Miller
Inside Sales Manager, K-12 Education
(601) 399-5720
elmiller@howard.com

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