Educational Technology Services Advisory Council (ETAC)

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    Jared Mader, Director Educational Technology   (717) 624-6511

    Ben Smith, Assistant Director of Educational Technology (717) 624-6541


    Pat Barker, Educational Technology (717) 624-6445

    Nicole Brakefield, Educational Technology (717) 624-6448

    The Educational Technology Services Advisory Council (ETAC) is a representative group that meets ten times during the school year. This group collaborates to facilitate technology within the school environment, both instructionally and technically.

    Contact Pat or Nicole above to receive access to ETAC materials.


Lincoln Learning Network (LLN)

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    Jared Mader, Director of Educational Technology (717) 624-6511

    Brant Kenny, IT Systems Manager, (717) 624-6514

    Hans Kirchner, Technical Services and E-rate Coordinator   (717) 624-6406

    Formed in 2006, the Lincoln Learning Network (LLN) will soon be launching its fourth iteration. The LLN currently connects 25 school districts, two career and technology centers, two private/charter schools and one library system to the LIU. The network allows its members to receive high-speed internet connectivity at a significant cost savings. It was designed to provide members with the network bandwidth and educational tools needed to modernize instruction delivered in the classroom.


Network Managers

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    Brant Kenny, Systems Engineer  (717) 624-6514

    Maranda Buckley (717) 624-6448


    The network managers group consists of system administrators and other infrastructure support personnel from schools and organizations in the LIU service area. This group meets to discuss technical challenges and achievements as a way for members to learn and grow for one another. The group will often bring in outside presenters that are experts in emerging technologies.

Technology Integration Educator Network (TIEnet)

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    Nicole Bond (717) 624-6449


    Pat Barker  (717) 624-6445

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    TIE.Net  (Technology Integration Educator Network) is comprised of K – 12 technology integrators from districts in the IU 12 region. This group meets on a monthly basis to share and collaborate for technology integration. The original group began as the CFF Coach group through the Classrooms for the Future (CFF) grant but has now been renamed and extended to all technology integrators from districts within the IU 12 region.