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.
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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
Valuable information learned that hasn't been covered in other coursesK.S., Social Studies Teacher
I really learned a lot from this course. I found the content to be very interesting.j.f., Social Studies 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
I got the most our of the projects that we had to complete dealing with building a network and developing a tech rollout plan, not to mention planning a school board presentation.J.Z., Science Teacher
I can now accurately tranlsate teacher tech issues to the IT dept. which will lead to faster resolutions.J.T., World Languages Teacher
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 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
This course was definitely eye opening for myself as a classroom educator. Even thought I use ed tech constantly, I really didn't know much at all about our infrastructure or how much planning has gone into our tech rollout. I have a new appreciation for my Tech Dept.!J.Z., Science Teacher
It allowed me to learn so much and I have a better understanding of how infrastructure and the technology department work.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
I can now appreciate all that goes into planning for technology.K.H., Tech Specialist
I will be implementing many tools and strategiesA.N., Elementary Teacher
It better prepared me as I may pursue a career as an instructional technology specialist.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
Challenging but very informativeK.H., Tech Specialist
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