Ending the Headaches of Textbook Management
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Are you challenged with managing your district's textbooks? Are you losing money each year because of over-ordering, inventory discrepancies and missing books? You're not alone.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 1:00 PM PDT / 4:00 PM EDT
Duration: 60 minutes
Listen to two district leaders explain how they've met their textbook management challenges head-on with help from a comprehensive web-based tracking and management tool. You will discover how easy it was to improve their textbook management process, increase accountability for textbook resources, and reduce costs and redirect budget dollars to other district initiatives. You can help ensure that your students have the textbooks they need to meet learning goals by using the best practices shared in this webinar.
Director of Information & Technology Services
Vancouver School District #37, WA
Linda Turner has been leading the way for technology as the director of information & technology services in the Vancouver School district, one of Washington state's ten largest school districts, for eleven years. Previous to her position in Vancouver, she was the assistant manager of technology at Central Valley School District in Spokane, WA. She has been a leader in identifying products and solutions that have made the Vancouver School District a top innovator of technology use in the state. She sits on the executive board of directors for the Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) in which 297 school districts in the state participate, as well as the president-elect of the Association for Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE). Under Linda's direction, Vancouver has been a leader in the area of technology and a pioneer in identifying solutions that serve students, parents, teachers, and staff throughout the district while providing the greatest return on investment.
District Destiny Administrator
Escambia County School District, FL
Wendy Zirkin taught history from 1976 until 1996 in the Escambia County School District in Florida. During this time she won an award in the teaching of economics, and was a finalist for Escambia County Teacher of the Year. In 1996 she became a high school media specialist. In 2004 Hurricane Ivan destroyed her high school library and led her to another new career. In 2005 she became the assistant to the coordinator of media services. In that same year, she was also one of 15 people nationwide to be asked to participate in a meeting in Washington D.C. to work on a grant by the NEA and the Dollar General Corporation to help hurricane-damaged schools. In 2006 she was chosen to be the administrator of the Destiny system for the School District of Escambia County. Since then she has overseen the implementation of a three-year Destiny "phase-in", which currently includes 43 schools from elementary to high schools. The final phase of implementation of the Destiny system will be the summer of 2008. Currently she manages implementation and training for the Destiny system in 43 schools.