Communications - Video Services 

Mission Statement

The goal of Communications Services is to continue to provide outstanding, award winning, impactful programs with our partners.

The CESA 7 Communications Department covers a wide range of communications and compliance initiatives.  We also assist school districts, as well as their stakeholders, to evolve the use of technology into a seamless and ubiquitous process that engages all learners.

If you are interested in any of the services listed below, please contact Director of Communications, Dean Leisgang, at dleisgang@cesa7.org.

Video Production

CESA 7 offers a full range of video production services for our clients.  We take your ideas from concept to reality with on-site customized productions.  Many of our clients have worked with us to produce the following types of videos in both English and Spanish.


      Community Partnership Profile 
    Conference/Keynote Speaker Videos
    Internal Communications
    Open House Highlights
    Public Service Announcements
    Program Profiles
    Recognition Videos
    Referendum Videos
    School Board Meetings
    Staff Profile Videos
    Student Profile Videos
    Training Videos 

Communications Compliance


The Federal Copyright Act specifies that copyrighted materials like movies can be used in your schools if properly licensed. It’s important to know that neither the rental nor purchase of a movie carries the right to exhibit it outside of someone’s home. However, CESA 7 and our partner agency can properly license movies for copyright compliant showings in your school.The cost is based on school enrollment.


Schools are obligated to provide effective communication to all individuals who seek to participate or benefit from a school district’s services. This extends to videos housed on your website or videos that students have access to. CESA 7 provides video captioning services that meet current captioning standards and protocols. CESA 7’s services are 95% accurate, distinguishes between speakers and are provided with a three day or less turnaround. Captioning services can be used for school board meetings, graduations, concerts, training videos or parent relation videos to name a few.


Website accessibility is a growing area of complaints relates to the accessibility of websites maintained by public schools districts. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) governs and extends to website accessibility by students, parents and members of the public with disabilities.  CESA 7’s and its web development partners can create a website that is ADA compliant and maintain the website to keep it ADA compliant.

ShoreNet Distance Learning Network

ShoreNet’s mission is to provide visionary leadership in the field of distance learning. We coordinate distance learning programming including student and staff credit courses, electronic field trips, as well as staff and community education.  ShoreNet members also receive free or discounted video production and captioning services.

ShoreNet Member Information

E-Field Trips

Electronic Field Trips are a tool that can be used to connect your students to museums, libraries, zoos, and other knowledge centers all around the world without even leaving your school district. Students and teachers have the chance to interact with the presenters, just like they were right there at the location. Administrators love that it costs less than renting a bus. Teachers love the fact that “experts” are available on just about every subject imaginable. Students love learning about places they may not otherwise be able to travel to.  CESA 7 can link your school to these virtual field trips including our own E-field trips like “A Visit with Mrs. Claus”.

E-field Trip Catalog


NEWIST/CESA 7 produces award-winning documentaries on critical, cutting-edge social issues. Our award-winning documentaries are used by schools, universities, social service agencies, prisons, half-way houses, boys and girls clubs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and other youth-service organizations around the country.  A new feature that was added in the past two years are "Career Videos".  These short videos provide a glimpse into a career path by the professional in these occupations. 

Video Catalog

Director of Communications/ShoreNet Director
Dean Leisgang