Hi all -


I'm very pleased to announce that the Department of Education has hired
Arlyn Bruccoli to be the Education Technology Integration Specialist.
Many of you will get to know Arlyn as she supports the rollout of the
new "Teachers Workplace" tool that we have developed, along with 8 other
national partners, through the IBM Reinventing Education program. 


Arlyn comes with extensive educational technology and professional
development experience, having directed the "Teachers Exploring the
Arctic" (TEA) program for the past six years. TEA was funded by the
National Science Foundation and was administered by the American Museum
of Natural History and the Cold Regions Research and Engineering


Over the summer Arlyn will work closely with Jill Peck to become
familiar with the tool and to prepare for the rollout over this next
year. Jill will continue her work at Johnson State College and will
remain closely connected with the project into the foreseeable future.


Arlyn will also provide internal support at the Department of Education
by working with content specialists and others to integrate and use
technology in deeper and more substantial ways.


You can reach Arlyn at [log in to unmask]


The creation of Arlyn's position indicates strong support for technology
integration on the part of the Department, and gives us greater
day-to-day support for your work as well as the work of DOE content


I hope your summer is going well!!


Bill Romond


Educational Technology Coordinator

Vermont Department of Education

120 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05620-2501



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