Bridgeway Solutions is still celebrating after a successful Salamander™ deployment at Super Bowl LIII. Bridgeway’s Senior Technician Wayne Peck, Technical Sales Consultant Gene Hawkins, Technician Rich Billig and volunteer Julie Peck assisted Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) with tagging and tracking personnel and equipment.
Early in 2018, Hawkins, an Atlanta native, reached out to AFCEMA representatives to offer Salamander solutions and Bridgeway personnel support for responder tagging and tracking at Super Bowl 53. In the days preceding the Super Bowl, Hawkins and the Bridgeway team used SalamanderLive, ID Designer, Command and Track as part of the AFCEMA security and safety management plan.
The primary focus for Bridgeway’s team was badging and tracking emergency medical units (EMTs) and their vehicles as they arrived at the EOC. Using SalamanderLive™, custom IDs were created and issued to city and county responders, including representatives from Fulton, Gwinnett, Roswell, Cobb, Clayton, Atlanta City, and College Park. Using Command and Track, each individual and piece of equipment was scanned into an assignment to enable their placement on-scene to be followed in real-time.
Salamander’s Command solution provides optimal situational awareness and the Track App monitors responders as they move from assignment to assignment. Salamander’s GIS solution uses satellite mapping to plot up-to-the-moment responder locations via the Track App installed on a smart phone or device.
Super Bowl LIII participation allowed Bridgeway's team to provide AFCEMA with a real-life experience showcasing SalamanderLive’s interoperability, real-time situational awareness, and advanced reporting features.
Easton, PA -- February 6, 2019
Easton Area High School students have been using ScholarChip™ smart ID cards since the beginning of school in August. Student use the cards at the entrance of the school to scan in and out every day according to Assistant Superintendent Alyssa Emili.
Using a mobile kiosk, the Large Group or Building Attendance system automates a time-consuming process usually found in homeroom. Students simply tap their ID at the kiosk as they enter the building triggering an accurate and efficient way to check themselves in. The system greatly increases student accountability and provides administrators with a real-time view of who has checked into campus.
Automated attendance will launch next month at Easton Area Middle School. Students will not scan in at the elementary school level. Emili noted that in a few weeks the district will implement Visitor Management and future plans call for students to use ScholarChip's automated bus attendance solution to confirm the location and time students load or unload from the schp-bus-brg.pdfbus route.
Still under consideration at the district is Automated Classroom Attendance. For this solution, students would use their ID badge to tap on a reader near the door of the classroom or on the teacher's desk to record their presence and the time they entered the classroom.
Several articles have been published on the Lehighvalleylive.com website with links to school board meeting videos and the cost to the district for the solutions.
(Morganton, NC) January 18, 2019 _ Bridgeway Solutions proudly continues its more than 30-year relationship with Entrust DataCard. January’s contract renewal strengthens Bridgeway’s position as the Southeast’s foremost full-service provider of access and identification management hardware and software solutions.
Bridgeway, an Authorized Solutions Provider, has a well-established reputation as a leader in sales, service, support and integration of Entrust Datacard’s direct-to-card and retransfer plastic card printers and card production software products. Building on more than four decades of industry experience, Bridgeway is the superior resource for user training and installation, replacement parts, card printing supplies and ID accessories.
“We are sincerely delighted to once again be representing Entrust Datacard in the marketplace. We serve several hundred schools, businesses, agencies and non-profits that use Entrust Datacard equipment, software and supplies. Many of our customers have worked with us for decades and we look forward to continuing that relationship,” said David Lee, Bridgeway Solutions’ General Manager.
Bridgeway’s factory-trained technicians serve the Carolinas and Georgia with onsite installation, preventative maintenance, and service for plastic card printers, embossers, instant issuance equipment and associated software. Remote and depot services are also available.
Bridgeway Solutions’ line of Entrust Datacard identification management software and hardware solutions include the powerhouse CD800 and the CR805 retransfer printer and the full line of CD, SD and SP card printers plus TruCredential, WebID, and legacy software products such as ID Works.
November 28, 2018 (Morganton, NC) – Bridgeway Solutions is working with administrators at H.L. Trigg Community School in Elizabeth City, NC to implement ScholarChip’s Alternative Behavior Educator, ABE. ScholarChip’s ABE with Ripple Effects is an interactive software that leads students to take responsibility for their actions, acknowledge their conduct, and learn positive behavior alternatives. ABE provides at-risk students with stronger decision-making skills, resiliency, and encourages academic success.
The ScholarChip-ABE with Ripple Effects program:
One of H.L. Trigg’s primary goals is to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions, and this program is set up to help them achieve that goal.
In mid-December, ScholarChip will continue training H.L. Trigg administrators on using ABE with Ripple Effects. Bridgeway will continue to assist with any issues or concerns H.L. Trigg administrators and teachers may have during the implementation phase.
Why is Behavior Modification Important & Why is There a Need for It?
Bullying and school violence are among the leading causes of absences for students in the United States.
Each absence takes away from the education of the student and makes the educator’s job more time-consuming and taxing. When students don’t show up for class, the school’s budget can also be affected (the more a student shows up, the more a school gets for each student).
Taking all of these factors into consideration, it makes sense to start with the root of the problem: behavior.
How do you keep Johnny from begging his mom to stay home because Taylor is bullying him?
How do you create a welcoming, healthy environment that makes students feel safe when they’re at school, in a country where the fear of mass shootings is so understandably prevalent?
By teaching them about brain responses, providing them with tools to understand how their actions affect others and how they can change for the better, and letting them know that you care about them enough to want to see them be the best they can be.
Less than three months into 2018, there have been 11 shootings, already making this year among the worst on record.”*
Is it any wonder why students would rather stay home than go to school?
Bruce D. Perry, a psychiatrist and expert on childhood trauma, says, “It’s no longer the default that going to school is going to make you feel safe … Even kids who come from middle-class and upper-class communities literally don’t feel safe in schools.”
Added to the list of other school emergency procedures is lockdown drills - an added security measure, sure, but also another way that students can feel as if at any moment, that drill can turn into real life.
Whether a student fears a school shooting or being bullied, their cognitive responses are not normal, therefore they aren’t adequately equipped to learn.
Lori Desautels of Edutopia writes that “a traumatized brain can also be a tired, hungry, worried, rejected, or detached brain expressing feelings of isolation, worry, angst, and fear … The neurobiological changes from negative experiences cause our emotional brain to create a sensitized fear response … Chronic activation of the fear response can damage other parts of the brain responsible for cognition and learning.”
ScholarChip-ABE with Ripple Effects is designed for the success of every student, with a focus on improving behavior and social success.
One of the ways that ScholarChip-ABE can help improve student behavior and learn social skills is with their banking game.
The Banking Game is a point-based system that keeps track of positive and negative behaviors. You can create a reward system intended for the entire school, or let teachers set rewards based on achievement levels. Points can be given and taken away in real-time. There are consequences or reinforcements set for low point amounts and a notification will trigger for educators and/or administrators if a student drops below a certain amount.
If you’re a PBIS school, ScholarChip's ABE program can
Teachers can choose to display a Game Screen in class to show behavioral leader boards, which could help motivate students practice positive behaviors so they can see their names at the top of the leader board. This program aims to move inappropriate student behavior toward positive, successful behavior by teaching students, through age-appropriate and relatable content, better social behavior.
It also allows teachers to learn and discuss appropriate action for students who may be at-risk sooner than they could, thus thwarting what could be potentially dangerous behavior if left untreated for too long. If you want to curb a student’s bullying behavior or want to teach a student a way to react in a tough situation, ABE with Ripple Effects can help.
To learn more about ScholarChip-ABE, check out these white papers and case studies. https://www.scholarchip-abe.com/white-papers
Read more about our Bridgeway Solutions’ work with H.L. Trigg at
Daily Advance. http://www.dailyadvance.com/News/2018/11/26/Program-analyzes-student-behavior.html
To learn more about how Bridgeway Solutions and ScholarChip can help your school with ABE, contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable Sales Consultants or visit https://www.bridgewayid.com/scholarchip.html.
*The Washington Post found an average of 10 school shootings per year since Columbine in a recent year-long study.
October 16, 2018 (Morganton, NC) - Bridgeway will showcase ScholarChip’s ABE (Alternative Behavior Educator) and Visitor Management solutions at the 2018 SC EdTech Conference October 24-25 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Stop by Booth 311 at the TD Convention Center for demonstrations and information on ScholarChip, CardExchange and the new ARMET Group ZC Series plastic card printers.
SC EdTech promotes educational technology by way of events, exhibitors, speakers, presentations, and workshops.
Bridgeway Solutions has software and hardware products that can improve campus security and student safety with Alternative Behavior Education (ABE), visitor management and a variety of solutions for identification management and student accountability.