WHO IS ERAC ?
ERAC is a member-based organization providing services to the K12 education sector in B.C. and the Yukon. Membership is voluntary and includes BC public school districts, Yukon Education, and BC independent schools.
WHAT SERVICES DOES ERAC PROVIDE?
ERAC provides a range of shared services to support its members including:
– Identification and evaluation of learning resources (K12-Resource Collection)
– Curriculum implementation support
– Oversight of licensing agreements and opportunities for service savings
– Access to privacy impact assessments
– Professional and technical support for the deployment of licensed resources
– Leadership in the areas of emerging technologies within the K12 environment
– Supports and encouragement of the sharing of knowledge and experience within the membership
– Hosts annual member invitational conference in November
The goal is to align activities to minimize redundancy of effort and expenditure across the system.
WHAT IS THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE?
ERAC is overseen by an Executive Committee comprised of:
The Executive Committee appoints members to the consortium’s Learning Resource Advisory Committee and Technology Leadership Advisory Committee, who provide advice and direction to guide ERAC’s work. The organization’s priorities and directions are set in consultation with school districts. The day to day operations are led by an Executive Director.
HOW DOES A DISTRICT/SCHOOL JOIN ERAC?
In School Districts, Superintendents and Secretary Treasurers are responsible for the decision to be an ERAC member.
Independent schools that receive funding from the Ministry of Education (group one and two schools) are eligible to become associate members of the consortium.
An annual fee is charged based upon the student population of the District or Independent School. For more information or to apply for membership, call ERAC at 604-713-5920 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DOES ERAC COMMUNICATE WITH MEMBERS?
School Districts are encouraged to designate contact people for key areas of service such as:
– Learning Resource
– Aboriginal Education
– French Immersion
– Educational and Operational Software
– Professional Learning
Independent Schools designate one contact.
Member Contacts receive updates on new licensing opportunities and agreements, PIAs, recently evaluated learning resources, and special projects. In most cases, your member contact will be able to answer any of your questions about initiatives, or will direct you to the correct person.