- Following the Wednesday approval of the school board, the Tolland school district in Connecticut will be adding a full-time Director of Educational Technology to its staff, who will be hired under the teachers' contract and paid a salary of $58,733 without benefits.
- The new director's duties will include installing and helping staff use technology applications to meet unfunded state mandates including common core curriculum testing, an intensive teacher evaluation system and creating student success plans for students in sixth grade and above.
- The district has three other employees in technology positions--Director of Technology Adam Sher, Network and Telecom Administrator John Stake and District Technology Specialist Chris White--whose duties are based in technology infrastructure, whereas the new director will deal with teaching staff to use the technology for the aforementioned mandates and as part of curriculum.
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The school board gave the Tolland school district the go ahead to fill a Director of Educational Technology position at its Wednesday meeting. The full-time job, which is listed as a position under the teachers' contract and would be paid from the teacher salary account, would provide educational support information for several key initiatives. ...