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Integrating IT and Facilities Departments in the K-12 Space

Integrating IT and Facilities Departments in the K-12 Space

Update: 2024-06-03
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In this episode of "Beyond Buildings: Exploring Facilities Management," Maciel Pais and Brian Gregory explore the impact of humor on team dynamics, the importance of budgeting and forward-thinking in school resource management, and integrating IT with facilities departments. Brian interviews Maciel Pius, the IT and digital learning director at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, who transitioned from a 17-year teaching career during the pandemic. They discuss the benefits and challenges of adopting technology solutions like FMX, the role of AI tools in education, and the positive impacts of structured processes on productivity. 

00:00 Teacher transitioned to IT director for impact.

05:27 Teaching was rewarding, missed daily interaction.

07:33 Transitioning roles, embracing change, motivating others positively.

11:56 AI as a valuable tool for teachers.

13:05 Education shifted from traditional assessment to support.

18:55 Respect the process for faster support.

21:55 Using humor to ease frustration in troubleshooting.

24:40 Maintaining aging buildings requires careful infrastructure planning.

27:34 Collaborative effort led to successful FMX implementation.

30:30 Embrace rapidly changing technology for better life.

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Integrating IT and Facilities Departments in the K-12 Space

Integrating IT and Facilities Departments in the K-12 Space

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