Roadblock #5 – Network Services, Infrastructure, and Technical Support lack representation.
“What learning opportunities do we offer our technical staff?” I asked and only recently have we seen some effort made to meet the needs of support for information technology side of the house. TEC-SIG must expand its support to more than just instruction, bringing into the light those who MAKE IT HAPPEN every day through their efforts.
TEC-SIG must also expand it’s session offerings and events to represent our technicians, our network engineers, systems interface specialists and database administrators, empowering them to connect and collaborate!
This is a view that TCEA’s Executive Director shared when I corresponded with her earlier this year:
…anyone who is interested in ed tech can legally join TEC-SIG. That includes anyone employed by a school (public, private, charter, higher ed), ESC, vendor, parent, etc. The SIG caters to those who are technology directors, but membership is open to anyone, just like it is for the other SIGs and for TCEA itself. We want to be inclusive and not exclusive!
Detour – Expand TEC-SIG’s Offerings to involve and serve the needs of ALL who support Technology in K-12 Public, as well as private/charter, ESCs, schools, home-schools, and higher-education.