Premium Instructional Services
Premium instructional services are available to any school district or organization at a very competitive price. Contact the instructional services team for more information.
Many schools are making the jump to Google for Education. NWOCA now offers a soup to nuts Google integration service. We will setup your domain with a Google for Business education upgrade. Optional steps include Active Directory integration, migration of email accounts from Exchange and mobile device management.
Custom website design, webhosting and ongoing support are all services that may be provided to schools and other groups who need a functional yet easy to use web solution. Several content management systems are being used including Drupal, WordPress and Joomla. We recommend the Exponent Content Management system for its ease of use, security features and ease of deployment.
Member Instructional Services
The following services are provided by Instructional Services to member districts at no additional cost.
NWOCA Library Services supports library staff and educators in the use of INFOhio information resources that include:
- Core Collection of electronic resources from INFOhio provided by the State of Ohio to meet the learning needs of students and promote professional development of K12 educators.
- Professional Development that includes tools and technologies to help develop 21st century information literacy skills.
- State-wide library automation system with cataloging support and database management.
- Media and Curriculum Resource Catalogs to assist in collection and curriculum development.
NWOCA supports and distributes the latest updates of INFOhio resources to all member school districts. All product updates are provided to NWOCA membership which include training and presentations upon request. INFOhio, the Information Network for Ohio Schools, is a state-wide cooperative project used to create a network linking Ohio students, teachers, and parents to electronic resources. These resources are to be used to support teaching and learning by providing equitable access to all Ohio K12 school districts. NWOCA supports and facilitates all INFOhio programs for their member districts.
Library automation services at NWOCA began in 1997 with 2 building libraries available. To date, November 2010, NWOCA has 28 northwest Ohio school districts, which include 85 building libraries, currently participating in the INFOhio library automation system. This services has provided essential resources to 36,857 students in our local automated libraries.
Sharing resources with the power of technology!