[log in to unmask] writes:
>We have some ideas we want to flesh out on the listserv and then to
>DOE as written comment when they have been given body.
> The Bachelor's degree requirement for the Resource Teacher.
....I think this should be a minimum requirement, should be a degree in
instructional technology or working toward a M.Ed in same for the second
> Grandfathering those who have been on the job for at least three years
>they can opt to go straight for the Level II license.
...Which job? Each of the three? (MIS, Tech coord-ED, and Tech
Integrationist) For the next certification renewal, holders should show
evidence of M.Ed or course work toward same in instructional technology.
> Clearly separating the definitions of the Tech Coordinator and MIS; a
>school (or SU) could have choices about what kind of services they want:
>strictly techie or the combination involving intimate knowledge of
.....I agree with this. And I would like to suggest that the MIS folks
should know about the educational side, and prehaps should take a course
or two for the next license(after this endorsement has been given) to give
them a current vision of how what they do impacts the educational process.
To be fair, those holding the ED side of the Tech Coord. ticket should be
familiar with the MIS side where appropriate for the same reasons whether
it be TCIP or hard disk management.
> We also gleaned some interesting information about "supplementing"
>the regulations that actually cover many tech support positions. Our
>Administrator, for example, here in Barre would not fall under the
>endorsements both through existing regulations and also through the fact
>the proposed endorsements do not address that kind of position.
....and does a Network Administrator need Dept. of Ed. certification? I
would think that Cisco or MSCSE , OSX Server Admin, NT Server
certification OR experience would be something that a school would be
looking for, but the Network Administrator should understand workgroup
sharing if a server administrator, and if the FirstClass Administrator
should understand the educational advantages of collaboration etc. That's
the educational component.
If a Network Administrator or MIS leader is working in an educational
situation, it only makes sense to have some educational part of State
certification....or not certify those folks at the state level at all.
My concerns are also about grandfathering. As the "Technology Coordinator"
at Windsor, I do such a wide variety of things, that I'd need all the
certifications in additon to my subject area endorsements to keep working
here. I'd like to see that addressed. We also want to be sure that work
for renewal in one area can count "double" where appropriate as many
course offerings overlap these fields.
Technology Coordinator, English Department, Windsor Schools
19 Ascutney Street
Windsor, VT 05089
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