Infrastructure and Technology Planning for Today’s Schools
Creating a sound infrastructure for your school or organization is vital to the successful integration of technology and daily workflow for employees. Course takers will explore best practices and current industry standards for developing and maintaining their infrastructure, financial and human resources, and software applications. Participants will develop leadership techniques for working with all levels of the educational community to manage and administer instructional technology programs -- all while adhering to policy and maintaining a secure environment for their staff and students.
In a technologically advanced society, technology planning for schools has evolved drastically and is a vital consideration in all areas. Technology has changed how we function and educational planning must follow suit in order to prepare our students for their future. Creating a sound infrastructure for your school or organization is vital to the successful integration of technology and daily workflow for employees. Course takers will explore best practices and current industry standards for developing and maintaining their infrastructure, financial and human resources, and software applications. Participants will develop leadership techniques for working with all levels of the educational community to manage and administer instructional technology programs. All while adhering to policy and maintaining a Secure Environment for their staff and students.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I really valued the instructor's use of videos, the resources they provided to us, and the projects which were practical applications of the information given to us.K.M., Language Arts Teacher
It is important to see the different aspects and responsibilities that help ensure a school district runs effectively with technology.A.N., Elementary Teacher
I can now accurately tranlsate teacher tech issues to the IT dept. which will lead to faster resolutions.J.T., World Languages Teacher
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Traci and David did a wonder job detailing projects and assignments, and their feedback was great and quick.S.B., Math Teacher
I will now have a better understanding of how our network functions and may be able to troubleshoot problems that arise. I can also play a more knowledgeable role in discussions about devices and apps.J.Z., Science Teacher
There were many responsibilities of a Technology Instructional Assistant I was unaware of prior to taking this course. I thought the projects were meaningful and were practical for the objectives of the course.M.Z., Social Studies Teacher
It better prepared me as I may pursue a career as an instructional technology specialist.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
It gives me a better understanding of how technology affects the classroomB.M., Social Studies Teacher
This course will further influence personalized learning in my classroom.M.Z., Social Studies Teacher
This coursed was both challenging and rewarding. It pushed me in an area I was not familiar which enabled me to have understanding and respect for those commited to creating infrastructure and technology plans and proposals.M.B., Elementary Teacher
This course addressed topics that many educators do not know much about and provided a lot of beneficial knowledge, especially if you are interested in working more in the technology sector of education.A.B., Elementary Teacher
I will be implementing many tools and strategiesA.N., Elementary Teacher
This course was the toughest one I have taken. Definitely outside my comfort zone. The professors were easy to work with and very encouraging.D.d.
The course was informative as I now have a baseline for understanding what goes into an infrastructure design process, and have a better idea of how my building's infrastructure operates. I also have an idea of how a tech plan is developed, and I also know more about what goes into making technology decisions at my school district. I now know how to better request technology or improvements.M.T.
This course was challenging but I genuinely believed I learned a lot.K.M., Language Arts Teacher