Bill,

I believe I've already sent my message to the commentsendorsements email address.  If you don't find it there, please let me know and I'll send it again.

Thanks,

Larry

>From: Bill Romond <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Info/Tech Certification
>Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 16:12:00 -0500
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>Larry and all -
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>Bill Romond
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> From: School Information Technology Discussion
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Laurence Booker
> Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 2:59 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Info/Tech Certification
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> Afternoon,
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> I've just spent a half hour reading and digesting the email notes from a
>slew of folks in the Tech Ed et. al. areas. One of the notes said we could
>state our opinions about the requirements for Info/Tech. I am interested in
>this certification as a 9 - 12 teacher. I doubt I would pursue the
>Coordinator position at this time, perhaps later down the pike. However,
>here follow my thoughts on Info/Tech requirements for certification, since I
>can't get up to the 1/14 meeting.
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> An Information/Technology person should be or have:
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> - knowledge of two word processing systems, like Apple Works and Microsoft
>Word;
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> - knowledge of two spread sheet systems like Apple and Microsoft;
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> - knowledge of data base software and its uses;
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> - knowledge of the use of Power Point and how it can be used for
>presentations in the content areas;
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> - knowledge of financial -- and other content -- software, like QUICKEN
>and the use of sites like BLOOMBERG.COM, so that these can be used in
>content areas like Accounting;
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> - the ability to program, or to have programmed, in two languages. BASIC
>and Pascal come to mind, and there are also several others, but God save us
>from COBOL;
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> - the ability to configure in a classroom lecture a hardware system, data
>communications system, and internal LANs;
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> - knowledge of the history of computers, numbering systems and relevant
>material as background information;
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> - familiarity with additional software -- PAINT and others -- since we may
>decide to use these in classroom presentations;
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> - familiarity with powerful and relevant search engines, like GOOGLE.COM,
>so classroom research can be done.
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> - industry experience should be highly applicable in the Info/Tech
>application process;
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> - experience in having taught of the professional or college level should
>also weight in favor of the applicant;
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> - experience in designing and using web pages.
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> I think the fact that some of us, because of the incidence of using these
>software packages in our content area classrooms, have already been exposed
>to these programs and therefore favorable weight must be given to the
>applicant because of his/her practical experience. There are very few
>classes which a professional teacher can take as regards Word Procesing,
>Spread Sheet and so on, so practical experience is unavoidable and
>important.
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> I wish I could make the 1/14 meeting, but I can't. Hence, my thoughts
>above. I will be quite interested in seeing the finished requirements since
>I hope to apply for thr Info/Tech certification.
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> I would appreciate hearing from ay 9of you foplks on my comments.
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> Thank you,
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> Larry Booker
> Business/Computer Teacher
> Windsor High School
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