Hi Bill, I have some questions as to how this endorsement effects me as
is written or may be changed to.
I am a teacher of 32 years. (Mostly first grade)I have a IPDP that is
good for 5 more years, but I have retired and come back as Intergration
Specialist. I am no longer paid as a teacher, but get my retirement from
the state as well as being paid as an assistant. I work with kids and
teacher's all day everyday, but do keep the computers going if I can.
One day I read the new endorsements and think I'm in trouble, other days
I think it doesn't apply to my situation. I also was the Building tech
coordinator for a few years part time while I taught (that became
I'm sorry to ask you about personal situations, but I am truly confused
and worried at this point. LindaLou
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Let me just quickly say that the comments we've received, in So.
Springfield, and in writing (so far) have been extremely valuable and
be very carefully reviewed. We all think that we should be approaching
DRAFT endorsements with caution so as not to create more problems than
hoping to solve.
The professional manner in which folks presented their ideas during
public sessions has been a real plus to this process. I'm personally
pleased that the educational technology community in VT has been so
Written comments (e-mail to [log in to unmask])will
continue to be accepted through the end of January and there is an ILN
public input session scheduled for 1/22 from 2:30-4:30 PM.
Educational Technology Coordinator
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
(802) 828-0064 (V)
(802) 828-3140 (F)
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Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 7:28 AM
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Subject: Endorsement at Springfield
Jeff Everett and I were among those who went to Springfield yesterday
our turns at commenting on the proposed tech endorsements. If one had
listened only to our formal statements, one would think that Jeff and I
almost diametrically opposed on some of the issues. But we are not,
became clear in the informal Q&A and discussion.
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.
Grandfathering those who have been on the job for at least three
they can opt to go straight for the Level II license.
Clearly separating the definitions of the Tech Coordinator and MIS;
school (or SU) could have choices about what kind of services they
strictly techie or the combination involving intimate knowledge of
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
the proposed endorsements do not address that kind of position.
Jeff will also be making extensive comments to the list.
Barre Supervisory Union #61
Barre VT 05641
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