The DoDEA Champions Program provides non-IT staff an opportunity to share feedback, recommendations and insights with the Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) and IT leadership as well as peers. The DoDEA Champions Program has a direct influence on the implementation or rollout of DoDEA technology products and services.
Voluntary participation in the Champions Program can range from 30 minutes a week to a few hours per semester depending on your availability and program goals. Involvement may include providing input on needed technology for the classroom and being part of the early adopter program to providing user training on technology tools and more.
DoDEA Champions range from novice who are interested in learning more about technology to "Train the Trainer" staff who are well-versed in technology across different vendors and categories.
There are two types of DoDEA Champions; 1) Product Champion and 2) Innovation Champion. The difference between the two is that Product Champion have specific interest in a singular product or service whereas Innovation Champion support and/or represent 5 or more technology products or services. In the inaugural year, Champions will focus on two key IT services: Microsoft 365 and ClassLink.