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550 Poirier St, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A7| Phone: 604-939-9201| Contact Us
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Technology

Our Mission: Through our knowledge, adaptability and innovation, we envision the future and provide secure, managed, seamless, responsive technology solutions, and quality support for teachers, students, staff, and the public.

Phone: 604-939-9201 (School Board Office)

Employees may request technical services or report technical problems by contacting the IS Service Desk as follows:

Stephen Whiffin is your primary contact for the department; however for questions about or advice for specific technical service areas listed here, you may contact Daniel Cook or Brian Lehmann as listed below.

 Daniel Cook

Responsible for staff

  • (2) Centralized Services
  • (2) Web/Messaging/Database team
  • (4) Student Systems team

Responsible for technical service areas

  • Student Information systems (BCeSIS, BCeID administrator, Ministry data contact, student accounts)
  • Web systems (public web sites, my43 technical needs, Web Works maintenance system, Destiny library system)
  • Messaging (Outlook/Exchange) and Unified Communications (Cisco, Office Communicator) systems (e-mail, calendar, IP phones, conferencing, online meetings)
  • Database services (supports web, communications, business systems)
  • Business systems (project management, HR, CADS/AMS etc., Finance, Payroll, Purchasing, Facilities, staff accounts)

 Brian Lehmann

Responsible for staff

  • (1) ICT Supervisor
  • (12) Field Support Technologists
  • (1) Assistive / Adaptive Information Technologist
  • (2) Service Desk Technologists
  • (2) Site Services Team
  • (3) Security & Networks Team
  • Responsible for technical service areas
  • Service Desk (request service, report problems, remote support)
  • Servers, Computers, Data Storage (District & school servers, computer imaging, District & school server data storage/backup/restore)
  • Security (firewalls, investigations, monitoring)
  • Network infrastructure (wired switches, wireless, wiring)
  • Provincial Learning Network (PLN)

 Structures - Systems - Services - Projects

For information on the following services or to discuss new ideas, challenges, or needs for technology, please contact Stephen Whiffin as indicated here (my43 links are only accessible to employees):

Key Systems and Structures

  • my43 “a virtual community that transforms the learning and work in our School District to prepare students for the future” (see: http://my43.sd43.bc.ca)
  • Student Information Systems (BCeSIS)
  • Educational Technology Advisory Committee (see: http://my43.sd43.bc.ca/Committees/etc), a standing committee of the District to provide advise with respect to matters of technology
  • Technology Work Partners Committee (see: http://my43.sd43.bc.ca/Committees/techworkpartners), a committee of District employee groups and Board representatives who meet  to clarify, discuss, and advise on jurisdictional aspects of implementing and supporting technology

Research, Planning, Consulting, and Data

  • Facilitate the 1701 and Class Size & Composition processes (critical Ministry data collection process)
  • Participate on school design committees, with respect to 21st century learning space needs and the impact of technology and related systems
  • Consideration and advice for potential to use technology to support and transform work, learning, and communication (portals, document management, e-forms, laptops, tablets, hand held computers, smart boards, networking, applications, services, blogs, wikis, social networks, social media, etc.)
  • Business process analysis (with an aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work)

Development and Projects

  • my43 Learning and Administrative portals
  • Digital Tools and Social Responsibility (see: http://my43.sd43.bc.ca/Committees/etc/digitaltools)
  • myEducationBC - Student Information System
  • Administrative / business systems (see: http://my43.sd43.bc.ca/Committees/adminsystems), finance, human resources, payroll, facilities, maintenance, student / teacher information, purchasing
  • Public District and school web sites
  • Unified Communications systems (IP phones, audio/web/video conferencing / meeting places)
  • Desktop / Laptop computers (specification, acquisition, testing, imaging / deployment, troubleshooting, support)
  • Network infrastructure (wired switches in buildings and connections between buildings)
  • Data Centre
  • Print Strategy (for schools and District offices)
  • Privacy and Security Policy
  • Educational Technology Initiatives
    • 1 to 1/Bring Your Own Device Projects
    • Digital Assessment
    • Digital Portfolio
    • eLearning/eProD

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828