I graduated from EdTech BSU in 2013. Since then I was working as Knowledge Management Consultant for the World Bank Group. I will soon have a Google Trainer certification. My passion is in education and I would like to help teachers incorporate technology into the classroom. I presented at EdTech conferences and colleges for free. Now I would like to take it to the next level and offer EdTech consulting at schools. However, I have no idea where to start. Usually schools around metro DC area have full time educational technologists or a whole department that offers professional development. Do they still need consultants to provide workshops and EdTech trainings? If so, how do they find them? Is anybody here consulting and willing to share their "secrets"? I would appreciate any advice. You can reach me by email as well at email@example.com.
I'm a district technologist who has been invited to present at a few different conferences and school districts around the country, and I owe these opportunities in large part to having established a good reputation on Twitter. These contacts have proved invaluable. May be a start for you.
I would encourage you to look just a bit south or north. Virginia's ISTE affiliate, VSTE, would be a great place to start. I've met some of the Maryland affiliate folks (MSTE) and they were great too. If you get involved in one or both, it should help you make some connections. The Fairfax County School District in Virginia has long been recognized in leading ed tech efforts.