Following yesterday's online discussion I got back in touch with the DOE licensing folks. Anne Bordonaro and Glenn Bailey have been particularly helpful. Most of what is being discussed here is public information.....information about the license and endorsement(s) a person holds and where they teach is public information. We are thinking that the names of individuals who are in our database as willing to serve on peer review panels for a particular endorsement is also public information. However, who served on a particular individual’s panel would not be made available.
So I'll begin pulling this info together and will let you all know when its available.
Vermont Department of Education
From: School Information Technology Discussion on behalf of Joanne Finnegan
Sent: Wed 3/9/2005 10:53 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Ed Tech Specialist endorsement discussion
Joanne Finnegan, Technology Coordinator
Richmond and Jericho Elementary Schools
>>> [log in to unmask] 03/09/05 10:17 AM >>>
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
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
> 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
> peer review panels, but since only a few have chosen that route, it
> understandable that some of you have not been asked to serve on a
> 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
> 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
> >employing IT endoresed educators.
> >I also had a transcript review of courses for my C.A.G.S. in
> from St.
> >Mike's and received the new endorsement. At the time of my
> >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
> wheat chaff on the newly minted nickel. Rare enough to actually
> something? Then again, there are an awful lot of perfectly
> nickels out there and not many people are looking for the
Frank J. Watson
St. George Island, FL
"I'll see it when I believe it"
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