Serving the Masses

(Cross posted on EduBloggerWorld)

During my time online, I run into many educational technology specialists (or some other title) with the role of integrating technology into instruction and learning. From where I sit now, the majority of these people seem to be serving one school or one district. There seems to be a minority here that serves several to many districts. I work for a regional cooperative in New York State called a BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services). There are many of these regional BOCES that serve the districts throughout our decentralized state. I work in the Technology Services department for Monroe #1 BOCES east of Rochester. We have 10 large suburban school districts in our cooperative.

A tweet to iJohnPederson confirmed that he too works for a cooperative agency. I hope to connect with you if you are in the same boat, as I think we have a unique situation in that we are not always in on the day-to-day or week-to-week operations of a district or school.

What I’m wondering…

  1. Who is working or have worked for such an organization?
  2. What are your specific roles?
  3. What Web 2.0 tools are working for you to effectively communicate with your districts?

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