Craig Williams

Craig Williams is the director of information services for Illinois School District U-46 in Elgin, Illinois. He and his team are overhauling the district’s infrastructure and seeding technology into classrooms, to ensure the all of the district’s culturally-diverse students have the opportunity to expand their learning and achievement. His previous work with schools, first as a building architect, then as a technology design consultant, provides him with a broad perspective on planning for improved student learning. Williams currently serves on the Board with the Illinois CoSN chapter - Education Technology Council of Illinois.

09/28/16

As districts employ substantive changes to incorporate educational technology, Craig Williams takes stock and looks to the future. 

02/26/16

What are the 3 most important factors in educational technology? You can find out by reading these impactful insights from Craig Williams. 

11/30/15

Keeping classroom technology up and running is an all important and mission critical task. Craig Williams illustrates and reminds us of the importance of seeing how educational technology is supported in various ways. 

06/09/15

Is your network configured to assure ongoing learning and reduce downtime? Hear from Craig Williams as he provides steps for keeping your network and learning in the active-active mode. 

04/08/15

Data and security are critical topics in todays' world and they deserve careful attention in every school. Read the latest in Craig William's multi-part series. 

02/12/15

Would you like to save 1/3 of the cost of your data center ventilation system, and up to 40 percent of the cost to run your data center’s chiller? Let’s discuss cooling and underfloor tips for your school’s data center.

In my last post, I listed 5 questions to answer in building or improving your district data center to provide the reliability you need for real-time learning. The questions came out of my attendance at a Data Center Design class sponsored by BICSI. The 5 questions were:

11/30/14

Build a Data Center that will Support Real-time Learning now and into the future. Read more from Craig Williams to learn about key questions to ask!

10/09/14

I am attending a conference this week in California. The organization is BICSI, which is the standards and support organization for the low voltage cabling industry. So what is going to be new in the backbone of your network, you ask? It turns out that plenty is new.

09/06/14

Tech Directors are getting outside their districts to share ideas and information. Craig Williams shares the process and benefits for building collaborative support among colleagues. 

07/24/14

Craig Williams reflects on data in this recent post. As data use expands exponentially, it is important for school leaders and technology staff to consider best practices for use and privacy. 

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