I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself and share a few thoughts on "Teaching in a Wired World."
My name is Art Schouten and I am the Lead Technology Integration Specialist for a BOCES program in New York State. I oversee our Model Schools Consortium and eLearning initiatives for 17 component programs as well as several BOCES programs.
I entered this program in November 2009 and since then I have been put in charge of overseeing our program, vendor licensing, troubleshooting, etc. I have two additional Technology Integration Specialists who "work with me." In actuality, we spend roughly 95% of our time in district meaning that we almost never see one another and we see our offices even less.
As the Lead Technology Integration Specialist and an aspiring administrator, I have begun to look at various topics, programs, changes in education that have or will have a profound impact on our learning institutions. That being said, I hope to share some of my thoughts and ideas as well as thoughts and ideas of others.
The opinions expressed are those of myself and are not the opinions of my districts or the organization whom I work for. These are simply observations made, thoughts hashed out, and ideas that may spur further dialogue among other educators.