The vendors are circling, part one

UPDATE 3/2/2014: Come to find out, our vendor is actually a member of the district’s Technology Think Tank. Edu Tek doesn’t have to circle; it’s in the circle.

The Think Tank includes no one who does not have a child currently attending Irvington schools (so I’ve been told by administrators), and membership is closed. If you do not have children in the schools, you can pay for technology, but you cannot have a voice in determining what technology will be bought, when, or why.

The vendor gets a say, the people writing the checks do not.

AND SEE:
Buying technology – business v. schools
Response to administrator technology memo
John D on flipped classrooms and board policy
Wrong track
“Our goal”
The digital natives are restless
Flipped classrooms (and more) in IUFSD
Email from an NYU student on his experience in a flipped classroom