The primary responsibility of the Educational Technology Leadership Service is to assist CESA 10 districts as they strive to meet the educational needs of students through the use of telecommunications and other technology-based learning systems. The following specific services are provided:
- Represent and advocate for CESA 10 schools regarding federal programs and initiatives including the Universal Service E-rate and ESEA No Child Left Behind.
- Represent and advocate for CESA 10 schools regarding state programs and initiatives including the ESEA Title II Part D - Enhancing Education through Technology (Ed Tech) program, the BadgerNet and WiscNet statewide telecommunication access networks, and the TEACH Wisconsin initiative.
- Support for individual and multiple district planning efforts aimed at applying promising technology-based solutions to meet identified needs, including the upgrade and expansion of distance learning networks facilitated in part by state and federal initiatives.
- Serve as liaison to institutional partners with interests in implementing technology-based programs (TEACH Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Technical Colleges, Educational Communication Board, Department of Public Instruction, WiscNet, and CESA Instructional Technology Services Council).
- Provide administrative oversight for all CESA 10 Educational Technology Leadership department projects and personnel, including school district-based staff.
For information, contact Ross Wilson, Educational Technology Director.