Select Criteria: Tracks = Future of EdTech Information Technology

Sunday, January 27, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W017
Whether a small school or large, sound instructional practice increasingly requires solid IT infrastructure. Like plumbing, people most often worry about IT only when it breaks. In this workshop, IT... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W018
Familiar with Windows 10? You’ll be surprised to see the latest developments! Learn to work smarter, not harder, with knowledge of the new features and programs in the latest Windows... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Sunday, January 27, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331B
  • Session Number: $W041
Change requires communication and social capital within your community, and that can be difficult for independent, private, and small school leaders like you. However, did you know that you probably... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W042
What do you do when the network breaks? In this BYOD workshop, expert Henry Burroughs answers this question and many more. Time to roll up our sleeves and get our... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W043
IT budgets always need more money for technology, professional development, and apps. You have a great idea but don’t know how to fund it. And you’ve never written a winning... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Sunday, January 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331B
  • Session Number: $W066
Independent, private, and small schools face similar challenges when protecting student data and back-office operations but often lack the same resources as larger school systems. It can be hard to build... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W067
Have you moved to Office 365 for your district, or are you considering doing so? Now that this powerful productivity suite is free for schools, more and more districts are... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W068
Dr. Shane Fairbairn and Sherod Keen lead the Florida Collaborative on Operational Data for Educators (CODE) and host the 2019 Florida CODE Conference at FETC 2019 Monday, Jan. 28! This... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Sunday, January 27, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331B
  • Session Number: $W091
How do staffs at independent, private, and small schools provide privacy and security for student data when to do so requires robust data governance programs and compliance with FERPA, COPPA, the... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W092
For many educators, managing Apple devices are intuitive and easy to use from an end-user perspective. But once you start adding more devices to your school, things can get out... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W093
Dr. Shane Fairbairn and Sherod Keen share how Florida CODE leverages Amazon Web Services and Ed-Fi to provide an open-source platform for data interoperability and data analytics that any district —... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Sunday, January 27, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP05
Learn about the latest education tools and resources from Apple. Discover new iOS, macOS, and tvOS features for education. Learn how Apple School Manager can simplify and streamline deployment. And see how the Classroom and Schoolwork apps make it easy to guide how students use devices and apps in the... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 331B
  • Session Number: $W116
How can independent, private, and small school leaders and trustees be sure that your school’s technology department is following best practices? The potential for risk has never been greater, and current... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W117
G Suite for Education is one of the back-office topics du jour. This hands-on workshop is the basic version of a deep-dive workshop on G Suite. In this session, professionals... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W118
Districts have a compelling need to build digital learning offerings that provide seamless access to learning tools and digital curriculum and create more engaging, relevant, and accessible learning experiences. In... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Monday, January 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331B
  • Session Number: $W141
As budgets get tighter and expectations for quality technology integration get higher, an external technology audit can be a valuable tool to ensure the highest return on investment. Preemptive audit... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W142
Okay, now that school IT consultant Deb Atchison has covered the basic, this “Part 2” deep dive on G Suite and the Admin Console will get your back-office engine revving. Deb... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W143
Districts have a compelling need to build digital learning offerings that provide seamless access to learning tools and digital curricula and create more engaging, relevant, and accessible learning experiences. In... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Monday, January 28, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: TSS04
Join us for a panel conversation with Dr. Kecia Ray, Former ISTE Board of Directors President and CEO K20 Connect, Eric Klausen, Executive Producer and Innovation Engineer, Cable Labs and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 319
  • Session Number: TSS06
Discover how Nassau County (Fla.) Schools is using a cost-effective and scalable IPTV solution to broadcast live streams and deliver digital TV to classrooms. You’ll learn how the district initially... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Monday, January 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331B
  • Session Number: $W166
Implementing IT in schools can qualify as a "wicked problem" — one that can't be addressed with traditional, binary approaches. Dr. Beth Holland and David Quinn studied this problem and developed a... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W167
Considering piloting a new EdTech product? Do you know how to avoid the missteps and mistakes that trip up the best and brightest? This workshop, led by veteran Jenny Herrera,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W168
Why is badging an IT issue? Because selecting a digital badges platform is an important and expensive decision that requires your understanding of backend integrations. Noah Geisel is an instructional... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership

Monday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: TOIT
School IT leaders value hard work, keen insights, and first-principle thinking dialed into your present situation. For months, we worked to identify the workshops and concurrent sessions that you can't find anywhere else. In this quick-hitting orientation, we highlight the Future of Information Technology at FETC 2019! The IT Track is... Read More
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  • Special Event
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W181
If you’re new(er) to being a tech director come to this session to network, compare notes, share ideas, and get some thoughts from a tech director that was on the... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W189
“Big Data” in K-12 is fast evolving with the potential to impact every school, district, student, and educator. Schools collect vast amounts of data on everything from student attendance and... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W190
Protecting student data and back office operations while supporting innovation in classrooms is imperative for today's CIO, and yet cyberattacks are on the rise, making it challenging to keep pace.... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

  • Room: Booth 1201
  • Session Number: LL102
Managing Director Dean Wiech will present how Tools4ever’s solutions are helping schools and universities all over the world to centralize and automate on-premise and cloud access, including for passwords and reporting via file shares and New Technology File System (NTFS). Current customers from Florida and surrounding states will join Dean... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP13
Learn about the latest education tools and resources from Apple. Discover new iOS, macOS, and tvOS features for education. Learn how Apple School Manager can simplify and streamline deployment. And see how the Classroom and Schoolwork apps make it easy to guide how students use devices and apps in the... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C012
Districts have a compelling need to offer teachers and students access to a variety of learning tools and digital curriculum resources to create more engaging, relevant, and accessible learning experiences... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C014
Do you know what transformational superintendents look for in CIOs, CTOs, and directors of technology? Dr. Robert Avossa, Senior Vice President at LRP Publications, joins us for this closed-door conversation... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W204
The Fresno Unified School District’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI) aims to enable district teachers to support all students in developing the attributes needed for success in a world that is... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W205
Protecting the privacy and security of student data while supporting innovation in classrooms requires a robust data governance program that includes compliance with a complex matrix of privacy laws, including... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C049
Classroom accessibility is a pressing issue for every school IT director and their staff. While progress is being made, important work remains. Increasingly, edtech companies are working to make accessibility... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C051
CIO Serena Sacks follows up on the "Help Wanted: ..." session with more insights on how she finds and retains the high-quality staff that makes her the go-to game-changer she... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C086
This fun-yet-serious, quick-hitting session focuses on how school IT professionals can develop better rapport and relationships that lead to edtech implementation success. Expert teacher and professional development maven Rae Hughart... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C088
Why is single sign-on (SSO) still an issue in education? The answer is simple — schools lack low-cost, enterprise options. Enter the K12 Federation and its partnership with Symbaloo. Yes, Symbaloo... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: Booth 2549
  • Session Number: LL205
With more technology in the classroom than ever before, inefficient inventory management is not an option. Learn how some of the largest districts in the country have identified (and fixed)... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

Tuesday, January 29, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W219
It’s time to end useless reporting and start solving problems. In this facilitated workshop, you will participate in simulations of two powerful analytical tools — GuideK12 and Tableau. First, CIO Tim... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W220
Although AI has a long way to go to before fully being integrated effectively in K-12 settings, work at Renton Prep and the University New South Wales Sydney shows what... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C123
Everyone knows that one-size-fits-all isn't work for students or educators anymore-- so what does? Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, Highlander Institute and co-author of Pathways to Personalization has some ideas and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C125
After a distinguished career in the classroom, Diane made the leap into a role as district educational technology leader and hasn't looked back. As she delivered, she climbed into executive... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C160
With the increase in one-to-one and the growing use of digital learning resources, many districts are installing Wi-Fi on school buses to allow students to do their homework during their daily... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C162
Do your teachers dread calling the IT department? Has integration hit a lack-of-trust standstill? Brebeuf Jesuit created a system of responsiveness, stability, and teacher confidence in technology. It achieves this... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C197
After an incident occurs on your school network, how do you respond? Do you have the technical support to determine what happened and how to mitigate it? Not everyone does.... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C199
Technology is transforming every sector of our society, yet most school districts lack the necessary capacity to leverage this phenomenon. There are many challenges to effective uses of technology for... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W234
Utilization data has become the holy grail with school IT leaders using it to drive both budgetary and instructional decisions around which digital resources are enhancing teaching and learning. In... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W235
Classroom accessibility is a pressing issue for every school IT director and their staff. While progress is being made, important work remains. Fortunately, Microsoft Education has a firm commitment to... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Wednesday, January 30, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W249
IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS — what does it all mean? In this primer, participants will gain valuable insight on how the cloud changes everything, from operationalizing services, hosting applications, architecting... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W250
Technology has transformed most sectors of our society, yet most school districts lack the necessary capacity to leverage technology powerfully. While there are many challenges to effective uses of technology... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C234
Digital innovation across K-12 is having a tremendous impact on classroom instruction. This trend is also transforming departmental operations, including transportation, food services, student records, data and accountability, and beyond.... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C236
Effectively leading and managing any school system’s information technology department has never been more mission critical. The challenges involved in providing equitable access to powerful learning tools while assuring that... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Wednesday, January 30, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W264
Increasingly, school IT is adopting cloud services to become more agile, efficient, and secure, allowing their teams better focus on their core mission. This practical workshop will give IT administrators... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W265
Go hands-on with expert teacher and professional development consultant Rae Hughart as she shares in-depth insight on how to successfully avoid the common traps that make teachers mutter under their... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development

Wednesday, January 30, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C271
Does your district have a small IT team with minimal staff? Is your team tasked with a mountain of responsibilities all while keeping student devices secure and managed? Then this... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C273
For too long, school IT has been consumed by administering servers, building out storage arrays, and worrying about all the "noise" involved in maintaining on-premise data centers. It's time to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Wednesday, January 30, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 331C
  • Session Number: $W279
The Microsoft cloud is rapidly transforming K-12 education. As schools go digital, "education in the cloud" is an exciting and challenging prospect, especially for school districts with operations rooted in... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 331D
  • Session Number: $W280
The Internet of Things is an emerging technology that promises to have a profound effect on work, life, play, and, now, school! Go hands-on and explore one such IoT tool... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Wednesday, January 30, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C300
With more edtech tools in use and more regulations governing student data privacy, leaders need to be aware of their obligations and commitments as well as their ability to protect... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C308
Stepping in to protect from bullying can put you at risk too. Following school protocol and a strong anti-harassment, -intimidation, and -bullying policy isn't always enough. I never wanted to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C310
Great brands are authentic. They illuminate what is great about a product or service and serve to attract the right kinds of people, opportunities, and organizations to you based on... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development

Wednesday, January 30, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C345
These days, school IT leaders have to have it all: leadership, operations experience, technical expertise, service, business acumen, an understanding of education and curriculum, and the ability to simply explain the... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C347
With instances of cyber-bullying and suicide on the rise, schools are forced to adapt, and the hard work often falls on the IT director's desk. In this session, learn from... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development

Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 320A
  • Session Number: C382
How prepared is your district to ensure the safety of students and staff when crises strike? Can staff members discreetly raise the alarm when an unidentified individual comes on campus?... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320D
  • Session Number: C384
Explore how to magnify the power of G Suite tools by creating your own custom Google Apps Script. Apps Script gives you the ability to connect various Google applications, automate... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 210E
  • Session Number: APP27
Learn about the latest education tools and resources from Apple. Discover new iOS, macOS, and tvOS features for education. Learn how Apple School Manager can simplify and streamline deployment. And see how the Classroom and Schoolwork apps make it easy to guide how students use devices and apps in the... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)

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