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That's cool Amy - Glad it works for you all.  I haven't seen it personally,
yet.  I'm not saying it is universally exclusive, but rare that it works
from what I've seen.  I think of these roles as quite different and needing
quite different skills.

Craig

Craig Donnan, MA
Systems Administrator
Washington West Supervisory Union
340 Mad River Park, Suite 7
Waitsfield, VT 05673
802-496-2272 x120
fax: 802-496-6515


On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 9:57 AM, Amy Hoffman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I am a member of the team that this person will be joining.  Our district
> does not have a position that specializes in technology integration, much
> as we would like to have one.
>
> We all do some of everything.  Not just network administration.  Not just
> Windows support.  Not just multimedia support.  And we all end up doing
> some integration stuff, qualified or not.
>
> The one thing we don't have to deal with is boredom!
>
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 9:47 AM, Craig Donnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> All -
>>
>> I agree with Larry - schools thinking that they can combine these two
>> roles successfully - integration - and tech support - when each has vastly
>> different knowledges, aptitudes, temperamental needs, etc should not be
>> confused.  I have seen it very rarely that a technology teacher role can
>> effectively manage and plan complex networks.
>>
>> I also think it is incorrect to place any kind of hierarchy as to value
>> to the two roles - both are highly skilled, professional roles.  And - they
>> are very different - I think the tech folks understand this, but perhaps
>> not Principals, and I think we are essentially all in agreement here in
>> this thread.
>>
>> Craig
>>
>> Craig Donnan, MA
>> Systems Administrator
>> Washington West Supervisory Union
>> 340 Mad River Park, Suite 7
>> Waitsfield, VT 05673
>> 802-496-2272 x120
>> fax: 802-496-6515
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Larry Dougher <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Elizabeth,
>>>
>>> Maybe RNESU needs a "tech support" position rather than a "tech
>>> integration" position (hence the 65/35 breakout).  Moreover, I would argue
>>> that "Windows Server 2008/2012, Window 7/8 desktops/laptops, Windows AD
>>> networking, and supporting mobile technologies. Experience with Linux
>>> servers and VMWare a plus" is more than just "simply knowing how to setup
>>> and use devices and apps."  Sounds more like a network/systems admin
>>> position.
>>>
>>> My .02,
>>>
>>> *Larry Dougher*
>>> Chief Information Officer
>>> Information Technology Services <http://its.wsesu.net>
>>> Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union <http://wsesu.net>
>>> 127 State Street, Windsor, VT 05089
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>>>
>>> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 9:09 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Susan,
>>>> I wonder when the role of "technology integration" shifted to "tech
>>>> support" and IT? I don't mean to be pointing at just your job posting but
>>>> rather to address the broader issue of the  "technology integration
>>>> endorsement" as part of a teacher license, and the fact that it is not a
>>>> requirement in schools. There is clearly a difference between "technology
>>>> support" and "technology integration," those who have gone through the
>>>> state license/endorsement requirements have a much deeper understanding and
>>>> knowledge skill than simply knowing how to setup and use devices and apps.
>>>> Again, sorry if it seems I'm pointing fingers, but I don't think admin
>>>> and others are aware of the difference and the importance of not confusing
>>>> those two roles.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
>>>> *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle Education Trainer*
>>>> Google+google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy
>>>> <https://www.google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:36 AM, Susan Briere <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> *Technology Support Specialist*
>>>>>
>>>>> *Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union*
>>>>>
>>>>> *Brandon**, Vermont*
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>  Rutland Northeast SU is seeking a candidate with experience providing
>>>>> technical support for Windows Server 2008/2012, Window 7/8
>>>>> desktops/laptops, Windows AD networking, and supporting mobile
>>>>> technologies. Experience with Linux servers and VMWare a plus.
>>>>>
>>>>> Job requirements: administer and maintain local area networks,
>>>>> install, configure and maintain desktop/ laptop hardware and software, as
>>>>> well as support for iPads, Chromebooks, and Android tablets. The position
>>>>> is 35% technology integration, 65% technical support.
>>>>>
>>>>> The successful candidate will provide support for teachers and
>>>>> students. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, a good work
>>>>> ethic, and be a team player. This position supports multiple locations and
>>>>> requires a driver’s license, as well as the ability to lift/move equipment.
>>>>>
>>>>> Please apply through schoolspring.com (should be posted this a.m.) or
>>>>> send letter of interest, resume, 3 current letters of recommendation and
>>>>> copies of current certifications to:
>>>>>
>>>>> Susan Briere
>>>>> Coordinator, IT Services
>>>>> Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
>>>>> 49 Court Drive Brandon, VT 05733
>>>>> (802) 247-5757 ext 24
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