I think it would be interesting and valuable to develop a data base of
folks that are getting the endorsement. I am concerned that some of
these folks are endorsed but still in positions that are support staff
or aides. I think we need to collect as much information about them so
we can begin to influence the way school districts view the endorsement
and the position - whatever it is called.
On Mar 8, 2005, at 9:57 AM, Bill Romond wrote:
> I've been following this discussion with interest since I've been
> involved in some capacity with the development of the Educational
> Technology Specialist endorsement since the idea first (formally)
> emerged from the VITA-Learn Board about 6 years ago. There had been
> calls for the endorsement from the field prior to the 28-member Board
> making the proposal to the Department of Ed.
> I checked with Licensing at the DOE and learned that about 42 people
> in Vermont now have received the endorsement. Most of those people
> achieved the endorsement through transcript review, although two
> received it through an interstate reciprocal agreement and only four
> have been recommended through the Peer Review process.
> A large number of the transcript review folks volunteered to serve on
> peer review panels, but since only a few have chosen that route, it is
> understandable that some of you have not been asked to serve on a peer
> review panel.
> I was a little surprised at how many have actually received the
> endorsement since the requirement is fairly narrow. You can find out
> more about the requirement through a link found on the DOE site:
> http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/pgm_edtech.html. Click on
> "Application Process for the New Educational Technology Specialist
> Endorsement" and you'll find some definitions concerning who must hold
> this endorsement.
> By the way, I don't know if we can find out which districts are
> employing these 42 individuals, but will investigate.
> Thanks -
> Bill Romond
> Vermont Department of Education
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> Monday, March 07, 2005 at 12:23 PM +0000 wrote:
> >I too was interested in the question posed: which districts/schools
> >employing IT endoresed educators.
> >I also had a transcript review of courses for my C.A.G.S. in IT
> from St.
> >Mike's and received the new endorsement. At the time of my CAGS the
> >endorsement was in Computer Science. I also inquired about
> >peer review panel but have not heard anything. So this is an
> Perhaps the Integration specialist endorsement will be like the fallen
> wheat chaff on the newly minted nickel. Rare enough to actually be
> something? Then again, there are an awful lot of perfectly spendable
> nickels out there and not many people are looking for the chaff.
Frank J. Watson
St. George Island, FL
"I'll see it when I believe it"