If you can spare a few minutes, and have colleagues and students that have "been out there" using and experimenting with Moodle, could you please compile the ideas/links that address this issue and post them here for all to see?. Some links (like the interview with Martin Dougiamas (http://edtechlive.wikispaces.com/Recordings+List) will point to helpful resources in exposing our folks from Curriculum and Instruction (and other departments) to the potential uses of Moodle, and to open source software at large. Our teachers, I believe, would welcome a "this is how Moodle can be used" link.
Your help is greatly appreciated
Alan A Hodson MEd.
aahodson at episd dot org
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away
Your not alone in Texas. Many school districts in Texas are evaluating and using Moodle plus other open-source products. In fact, Ken Task has started (after much work) an Open Source Special Interest Group with the Texas Computer Education Association. The website is: http://sos.tcea.org/ (The Strategic Open Source Initiative - TCEA SIG)
Also, TCEA will have their annual convention in Austin in Feb 2007. Lots of Moodle sessions will give you more info and ideas. There is even an Moodle course exchange starting up.
Hopefully, this will lead you a few answers and ideas.