November 08, 2010
The Association of Educational
Service Agencies (AESA) recently announced that Educational Service Unit 10 (ESU)
was the recipient of the 2010 Brian L. Talbott award. This national award recognizes an individual
or agency for outstanding contributions in the area of technological innovation
and support to local districts and educational service units. Accepting the award on December 3, 2010 at the
AESA Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia will be ESU 10 Board President
Lanny Kizer and Network and Information Services
Director Ron Cone.
stated in the nomination, ESU 10's technologies have national, state, regional,
local school district, and community reach.
Listed below is a sample of ESU 10's many accomplishments.
it has developed an on-line system software for the Nebraska Assistive
Technology Partnership which now is also used in Alaska, Arkansas,
California, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, South Dakota, West Virginia,
West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
as part of the Greater Nebraska Educational Network Consortium (GNENC),
ESU 10 serves as the base of technical and network operations for five
ESUs, and over 100 school districts in a region covering 50,000-plus
square miles of central and western Nebraska.
and at the school district level, ESU 10 provides direct technology
services to 35 public school districts in an 11-county area of the state.
the extended community, ESU 10 provides technical support for all Buffalo
County services; and, has provided streaming educational website services
to the Great Platte River Road Archway for the return of the Pawnee
Indians to Nebraska and to the Rowe Sanctuary crane cam to document the
sandhill crane migration across Nebraska.
AESA is a professional organization serving educational service agencies or
units in 45 states; there are 553 agencies nationwide. Educational service
units (ESU) provide schools and other clients with cost-effective, responsive
and innovative programs and services. ESUs serve as partners with clients
to support their educational missions.