Region IX provides general technical assistance for district members including hardware, connectivity, and district program accountability support and application development.
Information technology staff assists districts with maintenance, procurement, and planning for hardware and software needs critical to student instruction and program management. Staff provides day-to-day troubleshooting to maintain efficiency of technology operations.
Information technology staff work closely with member districts and REC IX programs to secure and submit required data at the district, state, and federal levels. Staff also assists in securing data to assist instructional leaders in critical data analysis and decision-making.
Information technology staff coordinates with districts and programs to support implementation of technology-based learning programs, data-gathering programs, and management programs.
Our TEL team members are April Stirman, Jana Shafer, Kayce Patterson, Robert Miller, Michael Diaz, Travis Sobeck, and Bryan Dooley.
The TEL team maintains and coordinates technology equipment and scheduling to support technology enhanced learning opportunities for administrators, teaching staff, and students in member districts as well as to support professional development. Technology enhanced learning and ITV capabilities are essential in connecting small rural districts to a variety of outside resources and opportunities.
Information technology staff, at the direction of the REC IX Coordinating Council, pursues grants and e-rate resources to assist districts and REC IX in implementing technology-based services and programs.