“Technology has had a profound impact on education – from improving productivity and decision making at the district-level to how we engage students and foster greater participation in the classroom environment,” says Vidal, who co-authored the book with Michael Casey, a long-time teacher and education technology specialist. “With two decades’ experience helping educational leaders develop technology initiatives, I have unique perspectives on what works, what doesn’t and why. N3xt Practices is my attempt at sharing the best approaches to educational technology in support of 21st century learning.”
Available in hard cover mid-February, N3xt Practices discusses technology-based initiatives designed to improve educational delivery systems and student achievements, while providing case studies and practical advice on the processes critical to successful deployment. In the book, Vidal draws upon his more than 20 years of IT consulting experience in the education sector, including handling district-wide implementations of VoIP, wireless, data center virtualization and video security, with a primary instructional focus on the evolving technology classroom.
No-Cost Education Technology Seminars Slated for Feb. 25 and 26
Later this month, Vidal will share his K-12 technology expertise first-hand with superintendents, curriculum directors and technology coordinators by presiding over two no-cost seminars. The presentations are designed to provide guidance on strategy planning surrounding the implementation of common core standards and will take place in Ellisville, Mississippi on February 25 and Ozark, Alabama on February 26. For more information or to register, go to In-Care K12.
The MapIT Methodology: Paving the Road for Educational Technology Success
Networld Solutions’ service-marked MapIT™ methodology differentiates its managed services offerings in the education sector – helping ensure that IT infrastructure and services are designed specifically to address the needs and overcome the challenges unique to each K-12 district. Developed by Networld Solutions’ founders, MapIT provides a system of rules, principles, processes and practices for the customization and successful implementation of educational technology. This proven approach, combined with deep industry expertise, enables Networld Solutions to deliver highly customized, state-of-the-art technology solutions – the right way.
While the demands for technology in education are great, the opportunities for thoughtful and successful deployment are often limited by budgets. San Diego Unified School District and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified are two Southern California districts that rely on Networld Solutions to advance the K-12 technology landscape in their schools, despite budgetary constraints. In addition, Networld Solutions’ month-to month "pay as you grow" managed services offerings give schools and districts of all sizes an affordable way to outsource some or all day-to-day IT responsibilities, improving operations while actually cutting costs. As an educational technology partner, Networld Solutions offers experience in everything from campus-wide wireless and compliant communications networks to virtual classrooms. For more information about Networld Solutions’ K-12 Technology Solutions, visit www.networldsolutions.com/service.html.
About Networld Solutions
Serving businesses throughout California and the West Coast, Networld Solutions, Inc. offers a team of value-add IT consultants for customers in K-12 education, healthcare and the enterprise and small to medium business markets. Networld Solutions, Inc. is in business to help organizations grow through the strategic use of IT, and takes pride in its customization expertise and can design and implement any solution to fit a business’ needs. For more information, visit www.networldsolutions.com.
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