The layered character of learning technologies and tech for the administration of schools comprise an opportunity to falter when it counts or shine through critical moments.
School IT infrastructure has to bear unique burdens and stand up to spikes and tests of its resilience. First day of school, holiday spikes in internet traffic, test implementation—those are just a few of the moments in which it simply must not fail. And when there’s a hiccup, the school can’t just call it a field day. There must be simultaneously a rapid support infrastructure that prioritizes the school day and a strategy supported by that partner for mitigating any loss of momentum and focus. It’s a school, and an IT firm must respond accordingly.
At a time when schools necessarily extend their mission beyond their walls, access to technology, devices, and connectivity at home is still a barrier.
When students have differing levels of access to proper internet connectivity, and suitable devices, and therefore necessarily different levels of technical experience, the challenge is ensuring the even delivery of education, whether through remote learning or simply for research and homework. It’s a complex problem that can’t be solved overnight. But schools can move toward that day by engaging a partner that can assist in access to technology funding, create a strategy for selecting platforms and tools that require the least support and extend to the widest and simplest range of devices, and deliver effective support and training to families on the school’s behalf.
Full capability, laser-focused on your school’s specific objective:
Schools need the ability to flex, expand, plan, implement and support technology end-to-end—even if the school’s initial needs are modest. But a generic approach is unsuitable for a learning environment. Too often, managed IT services partners do not grasp the fundamentals of a school’s mission, the specific requirements of its instructional paradigm, or the extent of challenges faced by its learner population. Every school shares something in common, and types of schools from Law Schools to Community Colleges to Charter or Montessori have a specific focus inherent to their model. But one size never fits all. A deeper understanding of each is required, on top of a solid grasp of the range of technical opportunities and requirements appropriate to everything from school administration to classroom instruction and learning rubrics. CTS offers the entire array of technical services focused entirely on education. These include:
A full range of services:
Now is the time to have the conversation:
Whether the need is immediate or in the early planning stages, highly specific or end-to-end, we want to have the conversation. In fact, the earlier you plug us into looking at the requirements or planning the overall improvements, the more effective we can be on your behalf. Don’t hesitate to reach out now.
I'm Sachin Gujral, founder of CTS—Technology for Education. My firm helps schools, school founders, and educational organizations make and implement effective technology and IT decisions. I'd love to have a brief conversation to see how CTS and your school might collaborate. Use the form below or feel free to call 866-399-3230.