Who's the Best Representative?

The district is forming a new committee to review the technology plan. My technology teacher is assuming I’ll name her to be our school’s representative, but another less technology-savvy teacher has indicated an interest. Whom should I choose?

Assuming that you can’t just send them both, think about the benefits and drawbacks of choosing each teacher. What are each person’s overall strengths and weaknesses as an educator? How well do these people work when on a committee? How will your decision impact your site’s use of technology? Who will best represent your school’s needs and interests? Why does each person want to serve on this particular committee?

While you might decide to go with the technology teacher, this may also be an opportunity to further institutionalize technology use at your school by inviting a different person to assume a leadership role in this area.

Submitted by: Susan Brooks-Young

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