Sounds Good to me!
Jack W. Barnes, CNE
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>>> "Craig Lyndes @ wcvt.com" <[log in to unmask]> 04/02 3:08 PM >>>
Seems like it is time for another Pizza meeting. Any and all people who
support technology in schools are invited! We have no written agenda,
these meetings are primarily for discussion of the technological issues we
face in our schools. Plenty of camaraderie and pizza. We usually meet at
Zachry's Pizza on Williston Rd. in S. Burlington between 4 and 6. I'm
going to suggest Wednesday April 16th, unless it appears there are a lot
of conflicts. If you have a conflict, please let me know and tell me when
would be a better time.
I have been thinking about the last several of these we've had and am
struck by the lack of new faces. So, anyone that has never attended one
of these... I will buy your pizza! How's that? Tech talk and free pizza!
It doesn't look like there will be a S. Burl. Technology conference this
year (kind of late to be planning one of these undertakings). So don't
worry about being asked to present or anything. However I think that a
lot of value came from a technology group and I don't want to see our
getting together end.
Below is a message that includes techies in its scope. Might be of
interest. I've also heard rumbles about organizing other unorganized
gatherings, maybe in the Franklin/Missisquoi area. This might be a first
Franklin Central SU
> Dear Colleagues,
> I would like to make you aware of a discussion that has just begun about
> VITALearn, divergence of roles and data. A thread can be found at
> http://vtcite.org/node/1953#comment-2105. Discussion via this listserve
> is fine, too. The original posting is:
> Tech jobs and tech organizations have evolved a lot over the past 15 - 20
> years. "Tech coordinators" where once generalist who did everything.
> Specialization of roles has replaced the generalists as systems have
> become more complex. There are integration specialists, network
> engineers, pc technicians and data managers.
> VitaLearn regional meetings seem to be moving their focus towards the
> realm of the integration specialist. There used to be much more talk of
> techie and data issues.
> Data, data harvesting, data analysis, data reporting and so forth have
> become an increasingly important focus for numerous people in the state.
> I would like to hear of and share data-related issues with my colleagues
> in the region or state at an occasional get-together. Would VITALearn be
> an appropriate and willing coordinator of such data-centered meetings, if
> there is interest from others?
> It has been suggested to have the regional VITA-Learn meetings break off
> into strands part for part of their meetings.
> Perhaps the data and techie people should have their own venues instead?
> Steve Jarrett
> District Technology Administrator
> Chittenden East Supervisory Union
> (802) 899 - 4690 X1729
> (fax) (802)899-2904
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