What is a Technology Coordinator?
Does a TC fix computers or manage them?
Does a TC plan a network or run cable?
Does a TC manage an email system or organize policy?
Does a TC develop vision or manage databases?
While Technology Coordinators are organizers and leaders. The term "coodinator" is often used for a campus-based technology leader and the term "director" is used for someone at the district office. These terms mostly depend upon the size of the district and the level of responsibility given to the coordinator/director.
The role of a TC can be a wide one. This is well-represented in an article by Rob Reilly, The Technology Coordinator: Curriculum Leader or Electronic Janitor? This article is over a decade old, but it does a good job of explaining the role of the Technology Coordinator in school districts.
Reilly pointed out that it is essential to have a job description as a Technology Coordinator. I can personally attest to that. Being a TC can be a 70-hour/week job if limits are not identified.
- Montague Area Public Schools has a description that can take a whole team to satisfy.
- New Mexico State University proposes another job description for a TC.
Can you find some job descriptions that you would like to share with your colleagues? If so, look for a few and then Diigo bookmark them using the terms, unitc, tc, "job description"
Once you have Diigo-ed your job decriptions, you should see it appear on this page.
(BTW, It might take 15 - 20 minutes for your site to appear after you have bookmarked it.)
Roles of a TC
What are the roles of a Technology Coordinator? ISTE is known for its National Educational Technology Standards for students, teachers and administrators. They have created NETS for Technology Leaders and Technology Facilitators but those recently transformed into a new set of NETS.
Return to the http://www.umass.edu/ednet/janitor.htmlto learn more about the interview you are to have with a Technology Coordinator.