Good Morning fellow Tech enthusiasts!

Wanted to ask for your help in a win-win scenario:

You have heard recently from VITA-Learn regarding the request for Presenters at VT Fest 2014 - Creative Learning in Agile Schools.  There is a specific Tech/Hardware/Infrastructure portion of the conference that I quote directly from the site:

"Intensive IT Friday!

IT -- Discuss the new demands on Tech Support and IT Infrastructure in schools. We are soliciting proposal for hands on IT workshops, facilitated discussions and presentations!  Ideas: working with wireless, VPN, build a Minecraft server, adapting to changing and new platforms, Google Apps administration, challenges of moving to a cloud environment, mobile and/or personal device management,  or other issues dear to you."

There is a continuing/strengthening desire to bring additional PD offerings for those of us that are on the hardware support side of Educational Technology.  Would you be willing to contact Ed Barry at [log in to unmask] or go to and submit your ideas?  (You can tell him I sent you...)  You know of someone who has a real handle on Tech Support and IT Infrastructure you think would be a valuable resource to share?  Encourage them to take a look.

In addition, I strongly suggest you contact your Tech/IT staff and see if they have heard of the SCHOOL-IT LISTSERV Discussion.  There is something here for everyone...Tech Assistants, Coordinators, Principals, Integrationists...!

Keeping that communication between Leadership, Curriculum and Tech Support at all levels helps us be successful.

If you have any questions or better yet want to be involved with helping develop Tech/Hardware/Infrastructure PD within Vermont (or have suggestions), please contact me on or off list!


Keith Puffer
Technology Coordinator
Washington West Supervisory Union
340 Mad River Park, Suite 7
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Fax: 802-496-6515
GoogleVoice: 802-870-0630


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