(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…
- Who is working or have worked for such an organization?
- What are your specific roles?
- What Web 2.0 tools are working for you to effectively communicate with your districts?