Office of MIS and Instructional Technology
Darren Ducote, MIS Administrator
Jodie Moorhead, Instructional Technology Facilitator
Role of MIS
The primary mission of MIS is to develop and deliver a technology vision that supports the goals and objectives of Monroe City Schools for both the present and the future.
MIS supports approximately 5000 computers, printers, and peripheral devices among the 21 networked district sites. The team performs installations, configurations, imaging, disposal, hardware repair, software installations, software packaging, troubleshooting, inventory, training, and licensing for various types of equipment in the district.
Network Information and Infrastructure
The MCS network is connected via fiber, as part of a former E-rate project. This high-speed, wide-area network allows the district to locate services centrally and to provide multimedia applications and a host of other technologies requiring high speed connectivity to all campuses in the district. Because this network is owned by MCS, there are no recurring costs of leased connections for in-district communications.
MIS supports the movement of data between student, personnel, business and other applications that sustain students and staff. These applications include instructional programs, textbooks, library system, cafeteria point of sale system, district-wide email system, and special education systems.
Support of district software related to the maintenance of all student data
Support of district software related to human resources and financial data
Support of the district instructional program
Reporting of data to the LDE
Transfer of data between additional applications that support the student, human resources and financial areas
Role of Instructional Technology
Provides an all-inclusive, instructionally sound, student-centered program in which technology plays a meaningful role in supporting, extending and individualizing learning opportunities for all students.
Created and oversees the District Plan for Educational Technology
Designed and administers the 21st Century Classroom Initiative
Provides high-quality professional development activities that enable personnel to meet the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers or the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators and enable district students to meet the K-12 Louisiana Technology Standards for Students
Assists teachers with technology-connected, standards-based lesson plan development and publishes a lesson plan database on the district web site
Initiates projects that promote the appropriate use of technology
Provides and oversees the following systems: Google GSuite, Clever SSO, COMPASS Technical Components, Computerized Testing, IT Professional Development, Office 365, SMART, GALE Databases, Follett Systems, and WorldBook Web
Maintains the district web site
Other Information from Instructional Technology
Professional Development Philosophy and Opportunities
Instructional Resources for Technology and Educational Programs