Who Attends NEXT?

System Administrator

System Administrators are responsible for set-up, configurations, and background management of the technology and data systems in your organization. Specifically, they manage your SIS and system login credentials. The System Administrator may also be responsible for running reports or querying information from data systems. System Administrators train the Organizational Leaders, Curriculum Developers, and instructional staff on tools used within the organization.

System Administrators may also be called:

K - 12: Technology Directors, IT Coordinators, or Database Specialists.
Higher Ed: IT Director, Database Administrator.
Corporate: Technical Engineers, Database Specialists, IT Director.

Organizational Leader

Organizational Leaders handle the day-to-day operation of the organization, communicating with various stakeholders and stakeholder groups including instructors, leadership, parents, students, employees, staff, or subcontractors.

Organizational Leaders may also be called:

K - 12: Principals, Assistant Principals, Central Office Staff, Dean of Students, Business Manager.
Higher Ed: HR, Department Directors.
Corporate: Project Manager, HR, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager,Operations Manager, Business Manager.

Curriculum Developer

Curriculum Developers are the individuals that are continuously evaluating existing curriculum. Curriculum Developers provide the necessary tools to integrate curriculum into all areas aspects of the organization. Curriculum Developers may also coordinate professional development for instructors and lead instructors, often utilizing instructional support staff for large project roll-outs.

Curriculum Developers may also be called:

K - 12: Curriculum Directors, Curriculum Department Chair, Principal, Counselor.
Higher Ed: Instructional Designers, Academic Officer, Curriculum Writer, Curriculum Designer.
Corporate: Directors, Corporate Trainer, Instructional Designer.

Instructional Support

Instructional Support staff is comprised of those individuals that will come into an Instructor’s classroom to provide additional classroom support and training for new initiatives, as well as on-going support for current projects.

Instructional Support may also be called:

K - 12: Technology/Instructional Coach, Media Specialist, Digital Age Specialist, Curriculum Specialist.
Higher Ed:Graduate Assistant, Instructional Support Associate.
Corporate: Instructional Support Specialist, Corporate Trainer.

Lead Instructor

Lead instructors often act as a liaison between the Instructors and the Organizational Leaders and Curriculum Developers. The Lead Instructors not only teach their students, but they are called upon to train other Instructors on new processes or procedures their district or business is adopting.

Lead Instructors may also be called:

K - 12: Lead Teachers or Department Heads.
Higher Ed: Department Chair, Dean.
Corporate: Professional Development Specialist, Training Manager.


Instructors have direct, daily contact with students. They are teaching specific content areas or skills to the student population. Instructors will often follow curriculum as defined by their organization and will adapt their curriculum to meet different needs of students or participants.

Instructors may also be called:

K - 12: Teachers, Co-Teachers, Inclusion Specialists, Media Specialists, Coaches.
Higher Ed: Professors, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Assistants.
Corporate: Trainer.