Yes- Enterprise Architecture is new to me. As I'm reading more about it, I can absolutely see that my role in my school district is related to my district's Enterprise Architecture. Strategy seven in VUSD's Blueprint for Educational Excellence specifically lines out all of the plans for growth and implementation of technology and online and blended learning. Specifically, the blueprint states that two online and blended resource teachers will be hired to create online teacher pd related to online and blended learning, and create other district-wide projects and enterprises related to online and blended learning. Well, I applied for one of those positions, and got the job. I took on the position the first week back from winter break, so it is still a new position for me. I asked to still be able to stay in the classroom part time so that I can continue my work with students, and that was made possible. So I'm happy to report that I am working with students at Vista Visions Academy 50% and working as an online and blended resource teacher the other 50%. It is exciting work, and we are already beginning with teaming up with the good people at SDCOE to provide professional development for all of our content resource teachers. So, it seems, specifically, VUSD's EA actually allowed for my current position to be created. I have a feeling that in the coming months I am going to become more intimately acquainted with the enterprise architecture of VUSD, as my role in the district is new and unfolding as part of the plan that is currently rolling out. I can see the "EA= S+B+ T", which is Enterprise Architecture equals Strategy plus Business plus Technology, as I read strategy 7 from the VUSD Blueprint. The planning for creating my current position wasn't just a technology move. It is part of a larger, holistic plan to make sure that VUSD's teachers will have the support they need as the district moves toward 1:1 implementation with devices, and also moves toward schooling differently in the new technology-rich landscape, which allows such different and amazing learning experiences to occur.
Bernard, S. A. (2012). An introduction to enterprise architecture.