During course work in ITEC 8520 Supporting Technology Infrastructure in Schools & Districts, I found reviewing the technology infrastructure of the Fulton County School District very interesting. In completing the audit, my opinions of the school's district were supported. In having, the chance to speak with key department head in this area provided a clearer picture of the districts decisions in regards to policies and procedures.
Technology in general still fables me in how it works and as it further advances in the areas of cloud computing and virtualization will be areas, which I struggle with how they work. I understand the concepts and the importance in regards to data and system backups and file storage and accessibility. I currently research and test new instructional tools. It is the interworking's of computer technology and language that I will need to further study.
The key ideas I will take way from this course will be the importance to sustain a strong technology infrastructure and to continually to evaluate the infrastructure. It is vital to have an effective communication and collaboration model to support the staff, students, and parents of the school district. In speaking with members of the district technology, I gained knowledge, which will be significant in my role as a technology leader. The forward thinking approach of the district in the areas of networking, bandwidth, and security allows the district be innovators in the area of instructional technology.
The forward thinking approach will continue to guide my leadership in the area of technology. Understanding the importance of evaluating and reflection on the correct effectiveness of the district infrastructure and educational technology tools implemented. However, I will be proactive in research of industry standards, security of data and networking strategies.
In working with members of Fulton County School District Information and Instructional teams, the district has assembled a strong team in quality and understanding of various forms of technology. It is through these vibrant teams the district is able to put forth a strong learning initiative such as personalized learning and 1:1 for the students. Without teams, which build a strong capacity the school district, would not be able to meet the needs of all their students and community.