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Wednesday, February 8
 

8:00am MST

Making Digital Learning (Less) Work
The new education environment demands that students can access learning from anywhere and that schools can measure and understand engagement at every level. ClassLink provides critical tools districts need to overcome digital learning challenges, and relieves the tech department from manual, scripted tasks.

Access: ClassLink empowers 15 million students and staff with instant access to a library of 7,000+ single sign-on apps from in the classroom or at home. MFA included.

Analytics: ClassLink Analytics provides essential usage data, so educators can measure engagement and leaders can make informed purchasing and professional development decisions.

Identity Management and Rostering: ClassLink Roster Server and OneSync use automation and open standards to make rostering and provisioning easier, more secure, and less time-consuming.

Speakers
avatar for Anu Jokinen

Anu Jokinen

Bronze Sponsor, ClassLink
ClassLink is a global education provider of access and analytics products that create more time for learning and help schools better understand digital engagement. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer instant access to apps and files with single sign-on, streamline... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
100E 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Effective Use of Microsoft Teams Beyond Class Teams
Have you thought about the many ways you can use teams for effective collaboration district wide? Let us show you the many ways we as a small district have used Microsoft Teams throughout K-12. This includes Class Teams, Parent Teams, Teams for collaboration among teachers, Teams for curriculum storage and resources, Teams for collaboration among office staff, Teams with information regarding Human Resources, and Personal Learning Community (PLC) Teams. Join us to learn the amazing potential of Microsoft Teams.

Speakers
avatar for Joanie Arendse

Joanie Arendse

Technology Integration and Instruction, Cole Valley Christian Schools
Joanie Arendse is a technology integration coach and instructor at Cole Valley Christian Schools. She has been in education 40 years. Joanie has been a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator since 2015, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2019, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator... Read More →
avatar for Brian Carnes

Brian Carnes

Technology Integration and Instruction, Cole Valley Christian Schools
Brian Carnes is a technology integration and instructor at Cole Valley Christian Schools. He has been in education for 25 years. Brian is a Google Certified Educator and a Leading Edge Certified trainer. Brian has been instrumental in expanding the use of Microsoft Teams at CVCS over... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Grow with Google
Grow with Google helps people across the United States gain digital
skills to grow their careers and businesses. In this session you will learn about Applied Digital Skills and the Grow with Google Partner Program.
The Grow with Google Partner Program provides access to free
resources, workshop materials, and hands-on help from the Google team.

Speakers
avatar for Penni Aufderheide Keck

Penni Aufderheide Keck

Technology and Robotics Teacher, Jerome High School
Penni Aufderheide Keck has been a teacher for 27 years. She has presented at IETA and ISTEM. Her passion is integration of technology into all subjects. Mrs. Aufderheide Keck has received Excellence in Education Award 2018, VFW Teacher of the Year 2018 & 2019, Post VFW Teacher of... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110D 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

The write way to annotate my documents - myViewBoard WhiteBoard App (Free) for all.
Are you wanting to have an easy software to annotate over your Google Docs, PowerPoint, PDF, or Images, look no further. We will walk through how to download and install the myViewBoard WhiteBoard App to be able to annotate over your current curriculum documents. We will explore best practices in being able to use the WhiteBoard app to write over the top of anything. For Windows users we explore how to write over websites quickly an easily. The software can be used with Windows, iPads, Macbooks (M1), and Chromebooks.

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Blake Everhart

Director of Professional Development, ViewSonic Corporation
Blake came from the education space with over 10 years as a practitioner in the classroom before moving into Technology Leadership roles at Yorktown Community Schools in Indiana. His vision helped to increase classroom engagement with technology tools paired with proper professional... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Coding in Minecraft- Middle Schoolers Learning JavaScript and Python
Students are learning to code at their own pace through problem solving on a platform they already love. Where can students go from here with experience in JavaScript and Python in middle school?

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Kaylene Hoyt

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
Kaylene Hoyt spent a decade in the business industry before teaching business and graphic design courses at a public, secondary school in Idaho. Her passion to grow opportunities for students to be successful in a variety of technology careers led her to administration and now, the... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

What Are the Skills That District Technology Leaders Need to Succeed?
Learn about the Framework of Essential Skills for district technology leaders. Tips for those who aspire to move up to be the district technology leader, as well as how those in the position can become a Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL).

Speakers
avatar for Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO, COSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Everyone Can Create
Access to technology provides students with a multitude of ways to use their creativity to demonstrate what they think, what they want to know, and what they can do. This session will provide participants an opportunity to work through a student lesson from IDLA’s Everyone Can Create with iPads course, to learn how technology can be incorporated to support creativity in the learning process. Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad to the session if they have access to one. A limited number of iPads will be provided for those who do not already have access to one.

Speakers
avatar for Ashlee Kolar

Ashlee Kolar

Educational Technology Engineer, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/team-member/ashlee-kolar/
avatar for Jeff Simmons

Jeff Simmons

Director of Supervision and Instruction, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Jeff Simmons is the Director of Supervision and Instruction for the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA). In this position, Jeff works with IDLA’s Teachers, Principals, and Internal Professional Development teams. Jeff also coordinates with other teams to ensure IDLA continues... Read More →
avatar for Robert Selzler

Robert Selzler

Program Manager, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Robert Selzler is a Program Manager for Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA). In this role, Robert works with program partners to ensure that Idaho students have equitable access to program offerings, support, and technology. Robert holds an EdS in Educational Leadership from Northwest... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

E-rate Workgroup: What’s New, and Your Feedback
Learn about what’s new with E-rate this year, and share your feedback about the program with the Idaho Program Coordinator. Daniel Vogt will host a discussion with attendees about their experience with the program, what challenges they’re currently facing, and what kind of support they would like to see from the E-rate in the near-future.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Vogt

Daniel Vogt

Broadband and E-rate Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
Daniel Vogt is the Idaho State E-rate Coordinator for schools, and manages the Broadband Program at the State Department of Education. Every year the program reviews hundreds of documents from Idaho schools and districts supporting each step of the broadband procurement process: planning... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
410C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Technology- supported STEM learning: Perspectives from research and practice
This session will discuss why (from the research perspective) and how (from the practice perspective) technology can support STEM learning with first-hand knowledge from both STEM educational researchers and practitioners/teachers. It will begin with an overview of the advantages of technology-supported STEM learning drawing from educational technology and STEM educational research, which includes enhanced student motivation in learning as well as enhanced student learning of STEM subject content (Yang & Baldwin, 2020). The presenters will then discuss some practical approaches towards the use of technology to support STEM teaching and learning, such as using technology to provide an authentic learning environment and to create content (Yang & Baldwin, 2020). Additionally, the presenters will discuss teacher professional development on using technology to support STEM learning. Finally, the presenters will demonstrate the use of some most popular technologies such as robotics, drones and microchips that are employed in assisting students in learning STEM. Conference attendees will walk away with not only theoretical but also practical knowledge of technology-supported STEM learning.


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April Burton

Instructional Technology Content Leader, Francis Howell School District
April Burton is an Instructional Technology Content Leader for the Francis Howell School District. Her role is to support PK-12 teachers to pair great teaching with great technology. April continuously works with teachers to “think differently” about instruction and assessment... Read More →
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Dazhi Yang

Professor, Boise State University
Dr. Dazhi Yang is professor in educational technology with joint/adjunct appointment in the College of Engineering at Boise State University. Her current research interests include technology- supported STEM education, engineering and computing education, online and distance learning... Read More →
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Dr. Kellie Taylor

Elementary Educator, Boise School District
Dr. Kellie Taylor is an elementary teacher in the Boise School District. She currently teaches 2nd and 3rd GATE at Hawthorne Elementary. Kellie served as a 2018-2019 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., a 2021 National Museum... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
120A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Using the CodeHS Curriculum and Platform to Teach Computer Science or Increase Computer Science Offerings at Your School.
Are you looking to teach more computer science courses at your school? In this session I will discuss how our school district has been using CodeHS to expand our computer science offerings and provide more robust curriculum in our current computer science courses. CodeHS can help you teach Cybersecurity, AP/DC Computer Science, Java, Python, Mobile Apps, Game Design, and much more. Even if you have never taught a computer science class before, CodeHS can help you make it happen.

Speakers
avatar for Clifton Weight

Clifton Weight

High School Computer Science and Social Studies Teacher, Bonneville School District No. 93
I have been in education for 11 years and hold a Master's in Educational Technology. I have taught both face to face and virtually throughout my career. I currently teach at Bonneville Online High School and IDLA.


Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
120B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Best Practices for Using an Online, Adaptive Mathematics Program
The SDE provides Imagine Math for all Idaho school districts at no cost to the district. This session will review what is available for Idaho School Districts as well as discuss best practices for implementation. We will share success stories from Idaho schools. Topics covered will include using Imagine Math as a part of providing a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) for all levels, blended learning models and credit recovery.

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Catherine Beals

State Department of Education Mathematics Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
Dr. Catherine Beals is the Mathematics Coordinator at the State Department of Education. She has worked with Imagine Learning for three years to implement this program in Idaho schools. She has previously worked as a district administrator of curriculum and assessment, a building... Read More →
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Tiffany Poppe

Professional Development Specialist, Imagine Learning
Tiffany Poppe is a Professional Development Specialist with Imagine Learning, working with district and school leaders to successfully implement Imagine Math in Idaho schools. Trained as an elementary school teacher, she has a unique 20-year background in coaching, school leadership... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
110D 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Enhancing Security Without Breaking the Bank | Meeting Challenges in Your District
Ednetics

Speakers
avatar for Dave Teague

Dave Teague

Director, Ednetics
Dave is a husband, father, retired member of the military, lifelong educator, and an IT jack of all trades turned school security expert. He enlisted in the Washington Air National Guard at 17, traveled the world and ultimately retired as the Cyber Systems Section Chief, 242 Combat... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
440 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Enhancing your teaching using Teams and SharePoint Sites
Enhancing your teaching using a SharePoint site with Teams. SharePoint sites offer a method to house content with a website look and feel.

Speakers
avatar for Lora Evanouski

Lora Evanouski

Information Services Technology Coordinator, Nampa School District
Lora Evanouski is an Information Services Technology Coordinator for the Nampa School District. She has 13 years teaching experience F2F and online. In her job with NSD, she teaches and trains staff and students how to use technology. Lora is an MIE Expert for 7 consecutive years... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
110B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

The Neighborhood STEAM School
Maker education is fun, motivational, and effective, but often feels difficult to implement and utilize. Learn how we at JR Simplot Elementary in American Falls, Idaho started with a Makerspace, grew a school-wide maker mindset, and now use engineering design in daily instruction to prepare the next generation of independent problem-solvers. Listen to perspectives from a classroom teacher, school principal, and superintendent. Topics to be covered include:

1. The value of maker education and how we include it in everyday instruction
2. How you can implement maker education in your classroom right away
3. Why all students benefit from maker education, not just advanced students
4. Why business and community leaders value maker education
5. Where maker education, project-based learning, and STEAM intersect

Speakers
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Nathan Lammers

Teacher, American Falls School District #381
Nathan Lammers has taught in schools for 13 years in Pocatello and American Falls, Idaho. For the past 5 years, he has worked to implement STEM and Maker education in the American Falls school district. He currently teaches STEM to 3-5 grade students at Cognia STEM-certified JR Simplot... Read More →
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Chris Torgesen

School principal, American Falls School District #381
Chris Torgesen has been an educator for 36 years; teaching math and science to 6-8 graders and serving as an Elementary Principal in several 3-5 grade elementary schools. In 2019 Chris opened the J.R. Simplot Elementary School in American Falls, Idaho. After catching the STEAM bug... Read More →
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Randy Jensen

Superintendent, American Falls School District #381


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
120C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Humanizing the Digital World: Cultivating Growth Mindset and Belongingness in Online Communities
This session will focus on improving communication and fostering a sense of belonging with yourself, peers, and students alike in a virtual environment. Participants will have the opportunity to self-reflect, gain new knowledge, and share experiences in this interactive session that synthesizes Arbinger Institute philosophies and real-world examples of challenges we face while attempting to bridge the gap between online communication and genuine human connection.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Selzler

Robert Selzler

Program Manager, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Robert Selzler is a Program Manager for Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA). In this role, Robert works with program partners to ensure that Idaho students have equitable access to program offerings, support, and technology. Robert holds an EdS in Educational Leadership from Northwest... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Swanson

Amanda Swanson

Content Development Specialist, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Amanda earned a BA in English from UMUC: Europe and a MAT in Secondary Education from Sierra Nevada University. She was the 2022 recipient of IDLA's "Innovation Award" and has played various roles in the world of online education since 2007 including student, teacher, program coordinator... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
110A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

K-12 Cybersecurity Trends…Oh My!
Hear the latest troubling data and trends relating to the risks of cybersecurity attacks in K-12 from CoSN, the national association of district technology leaders. From ransomware to phishing, what so valuable about the data school systems hold? Learn the first lines of defense, tips and tools to help you protect your student data. Whats at risk and what are some first steps you can take to minimize risk.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO, COSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Video Stories for Deeper Learning and Strengthened Confidence
When one thinks of simplistic teaching, it often boils down to validating "correct" answers. Using compelling stories from across the world, however, we can enable students to see new possibilities using prompts that seek to transcend the obvious. In this session, we will look at a new and completely free resource allowing teachers to use design thinking principles to have students explore possibilities they had not imagined.In the spring of 2022, my nonprofit was awarded a grant from the state of California to encourage teachers and students to create videos related to wildfire prevention education. Focusing on combining strong academics, active learning with digital media, and the importance of understanding and preparing for wildfires, this grant proposal was not what CAL FIRE usually receives, but captured the imagination of the reviewers, leading to a successful award. In this session, participants will look at what made this proposal a successful one and have the chance to shape ideas for grant proposals of their own.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
100E 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Bringing STEM to Your Teaching Practice
A panel of STEM education leaders will speak on the benefits and challenges of teaching STEM. They will discuss why they have chosen to bring STEM into their teaching practice, how they implement STEM, and what they wish they knew when they were first getting started. Resources, best practices, and innovative approaches will also be presented. The panel will be moderated by the Idaho STEM Action Center. Come hear how STEM has changed educators lives' professionally and what it has done for their students!

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Crispin Gravatt

Senior Research Analyst and Strategic Change Liaison, Idaho STEM Action Center
Crispin was born in Pocatello, and grew up in various places along the Snake River. He graduated from Boise State University with degrees in Sociology, French, Gender Studies, and Economics. In 2014, Crispin was selected to represent ten states and various US territories as a human... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
120A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Leveling Up Literacy Skills with BrainPOP
So many teachers and students know the ever-popular BrainPOP movies and quizzes featuring Tim and Moby, but did you know that BrainPOP also supports literacy-building for your K-8 students across the content areas?

Join the BrainPOP team in a strategy-filled workshop focused on impactful routines that build students’ literacy skills whether they are learning about punctuation, presidential elections, or potential energy. Using BrainPOP’s learning activities as the model for the strategies discussed, we will grapple with vocabulary, summarizing, identifying and using evidence, and even using the movie’s or text’s structure to find the main idea.

Participants are assured to leave this professional learning opportunity with instructional strategies to place in their teaching toolkits while also discovering how to use BrainPOP in ways they have never considered previously to deepen instruction and students’ literacy confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbi Bear

Bobbi Bear

Vice President of Professional Learning, BrainPOP
With over 17 years experience providing educational thought leadership to best serve students, educators, and the educational technology marketplace, Bobbi currently serves as BrainPOP’s Vice President of Professional Learning, innovating how teachers and administrators across the... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
110B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

CSTA: Benefits, Networking & Resources, Oh My! An introduction to CSTA membership and its benefits
CSTA: Benefits, Networking & Resources, Oh My!
An introduction to CSTA membership and its benefits

We will go over the basics of CSTA membership... how to enroll; the 2 different types of memberships; their differences; what each offers; and how to get your account up and running.
We'll take a look at some of the items that you can look into and find useful for your particular position, and see how being a part of CSTA makes you a member of the world's largest CS department!
We'll provide time to join (why not?) and tweak your profile/settings. Then, we'll tour the site, and see what all this organization has to offer. Well, as much as we can in 45 minutes.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Ramirez

Henry Ramirez

Central Region Chapter Support Coordinator, CSTA
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IrElsB7mLVSUzj78Swhvef45wQXib8RL3DNCai4831I/edit?usp=sharing
avatar for Penni Aufderheide Keck

Penni Aufderheide Keck

Technology and Robotics Teacher, Jerome High School
Penni Aufderheide Keck has been a teacher for 27 years. She has presented at IETA and ISTEM. Her passion is integration of technology into all subjects. Mrs. Aufderheide Keck has received Excellence in Education Award 2018, VFW Teacher of the Year 2018 & 2019, Post VFW Teacher of... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
110A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Learning Like Wildfire: A Project and Grant for Saving Lives
In the spring of 2022, my nonprofit was awarded a grant from the state of California to encourage teachers and students to create videos related to wildfire prevention education. Focusing on combining strong academics, active learning with digital media, and the importance of understanding and preparing for wildfires, this grant proposal was not what CAL FIRE usually receives, but captured the imagination of the reviewers, leading to a successful award. In this session, participants will look at what made this proposal a successful one and have the chance to shape ideas for grant proposals of their own.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
100E 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Safety and Security, where it matters most. Reliable in-building cellular signal for your faculty & students
Poor cellular coverage in your building?
It may not have been a problem in the past but as we race into the future of 5G carrier coverage, that will change.
Whether it is two-factor identification, mass notification, new cellular teaching tools, collaboration, safety, and security; cellular connectivity has become a necessity in many educational facilities.

Passive DAS solutions can alleviate many cellular connectivity issues that educators may experience due to poor in-building cellular coverage.
These solutions can provide amplified cellular coverage to the entire campus or if the need is pinpointed in a specific area.
Best of all, these solutions are cost effective and budget-friendly for any school or educational institution over any of the traditional carrier-coordinated DAS solutions.

Learn about the different in-building solutions and how they can help improve the education and security of your facilities.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Rees

Brandon Rees

Regional Sales Director, Wilson Electronics
25+ years of experience in Technology and Wireless.  Creating solutions to bring wireless coverage to where you need it most.


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
410C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

E911 Rules and Regulations: What You Need to Know
New laws and regulations are in place regarding the handling of 911 calls from your schools. This session will help you better understand what E911 is, how the new laws apply to you, and what options are available to make sure that when you have an emergency, your calls are being answered and responded to safely and efficiently.

Speakers
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Nick Ulmen

Collaboration Systems Engineer, CompuNet, Inc.
Nick Ulmen has been a Systems Engineer with CompuNet for over 10 years. In his time there, he has specialized in consulting on, installing and supporting collaboration phone systems to meet the needs of a wide variety customers in both the public sector and commercial spaces.
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Patrick Carlton

Senior Solutions Engineer, Systems Engineer, CompuNet Inc
Patrick multipole years of experience with on-prem and cloud collaboration solutions.


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
430B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Scaling IT Challenges, One Project at a Time
Come join in this round table discussion by sharing your "big project" tech ideas with other technology members across the state through collaborating on big IT projects within your regions; sharing implementation strategies around what is working and what is not. Finally, we will identify common themes and how to support each other as we scale our challenges through collective experiences. Topics that will be discussed are: big data projects, device management, and course technology integrations.

Speakers
avatar for Valora MacCallum

Valora MacCallum

IETA Women in Technology Committee, IETA
You are invited to our first annual IETA Women in Technology Social Event! https://www.canva.com/design/DAFW5pn-AG4/view


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Strengthening Your Cybersecurity Posture | Identifying and Minimizing Risk Factors
Ednetics has partnered with CI Security to bring strategies to protect and defend against cyberattacks targeting the public sector.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Zimmerle

Ryan Zimmerle

Regional Sales Manager, Ednetics, Inc.
Implementing technology solutions at the intersection of innovation, excellence, and simplicity.
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Kevin Rolnick

VP of Field Sales, CI Security


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Thursday, February 9
 

8:00am MST

IASA Legislative priorities
I will be going over how the 2023 Legislative session seems to be going and touching on the IASA legislative priorities.

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Andy Grover

Executive Director, Idaho Association of School Administrators
Andy has spent his career in Education as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent. He now represents administrators across the state and advocates for them at the statehouse each year.


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Student Driven Learning: Shifting from point gathering and compliance to owning learning and mastery
This session will interactively review the student driven learning practices that empower teachers to design and provide optimal learning experiences for their students, ultimately creating a environment where students own their learning and strive for mastery, rather than point gathering and compliance. Resources for digging deeper into the practices will be shared.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron McKinnon

Aaron McKinnon

Coordinator for Mastery-Based Education and Innovation, Idaho State Department of Education
After 22 years of blowing things up in a middle school science classroom, Aaron transitioned to the Idaho State Department of Education as the Science Coordinator. A short time later, he was later asked to coordinate the State’s Mastery-Based Education/Innovation efforts. From classroom... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110D 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Telling the Stories of Your School
Most schools do an abysmal job of promoting their stories in a way that prompts people to share and support what happens on campus. The perceived hurdles are technological, logistical, and psychological, and in this session, participants will learn how these hurdles are far less formidable than one might imagine. We will look at how to foster, gather, and share stories to build support for programs that can make the school truly distinctive.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

What Keeps District Tech Leaders Up At Night?
Learn the key trends that district technology leaders say are most important to them – from cybersecurity to changes since Covid. Hear new breakthrough research by on the continued importance of student home connectivity even when most students are onsite for classes.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO, COSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Working with School Board Members
School Board Members are the governance team of the district or charter school, possess a varying level of technology skills, and are often not aware of the law regarding public records. Come join Lisa Colón Durham and Katie Drum from the Idaho School Boards Association to discuss ideas on how to support school board members with technology, access to information, and best practices around email and communication protocols to optimize fulfilling public records request and ensuring compliance with open meeting laws.

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Katie Drum

Communications & Program Associate, Idaho School Boards Association
Katie Drum is the Communications & Program Associate with the Idaho School Boards Association. She is passionate about ensuring all students in Idaho have access to a quality, well-rounded education and enjoys sharing the importance of education with our communities. She is a graduate... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Colón Durham

Lisa Colón Durham

Director of Professional Development, Idaho School Boards Association
Lisa Colon Durham is the Director of Professional Development for the Idaho School Boards Association. She has over 24 years of experience as an education professional in Idaho and is dedicated to supporting the success of Idaho students. Prior to joining ISBA, she was the Director... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
100E 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

How digital books help schools reimagine reading equity
Over the past few school years, abrupt shifts between remote, hybrid and in-person learning forced schools to reimagine how to deliver instructional resources to student — and digital books helped meet a critical need. However, a return to in-person instruction doesn’t necessitate a return to the status quo. Digital books aren’t just a useful tool for the remote classroom. They’re also a critical tool in the fight to increase reading equity.

This session is a must-attend for anyone looking to build a digital library from the ground up or exploring new ways to leverage their existing ebook and audiobook catalog.

Speakers
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Sora, by OverDrive Education

Account Executive, Suzy Nash
The Sora student reading app, from OverDrive Education, connects over 59,000 K-12 schools worldwide with the industry's largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines and more. Sora provides 24/7 access to books and powerful learning tools and insights to meet the needs... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Data Privacy and 1EdTech
Is the app you are using protecting the data of your students, teachers, and staff? It is the responsibility of the school or district to ensure educational applications are protecting the privacy, data security, and other safety aspects of users. Come learn how to view 1EdTech's list of Data Privacy certified applications, the rubric used to vet these apps, and how you can feel assured your educational applications within your district are protecting the identity of individuals.

Speakers
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Ashlee Kolar

Educational Technology Engineer, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/team-member/ashlee-kolar/


Thursday February 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:30am MST
110D 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Soaring Your STEM Programs to Greater Heights with Funding
You have great plans for your STEM programs, but you are looking for additional funding. This presentation will describe grants available from Idaho STEM Action Center, Idaho STEM EcosySTEM, and local foundations and where to find information on additional educator grant opportunities. Included in the presentation will be tips for how to write grant applications and budgets to improve your chances of being awarded a grant and what you need to do when you receive a grant. The presentation will include information on the Idaho STEM EcosySTEM which can build your network of STEM partners in education, industry, and government. The presentation will also contain information regarding private donors and how they can help fund your STEM programs.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Schneider

Elizabeth Schneider

Grants Writer, Idaho STEM Action Center
Elizabeth is a Boise native works as a grant writer for Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation. She has 35+ years of experience in the tech industry. Before joining STEM AC Elizabeth retired after twenty years at Intel Corporation, her last position as a software engineering manager... Read More →
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Dan Schillo

Southwest Idaho STEM Hub Coordinator, Idaho STEM Action Center
Dan originally is from Central New York but has found himself roaming the West Coast and Mountain West ever since studying Environmental Studies at Humboldt State in Northern California. He comes from a strong background in experiential education first with Sierra Nevada Journeys... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:30am MST
110C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Little Things Make You Better
We all know that we can get better. A cool idea here, an adapted technique there, and soon, we're reaching the next student - the one who has been such a challenge. One of the best pieces of teaching is getting kids like that to believe in themselves, so why not try something new that allows you and them to experience something fun, cool, and hopeful? Join in for ideas, techniques, and advice that can make you a little (or a lot) better now.

Speakers
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Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:30am MST
120C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Funding Special Construction through E-rate and B.I.I.G.
Did you know that Idaho is one of 25 states with an E-rate state-match program recognized by the FCC? The Idaho State Department of Education offers a grant to reimburse up to 10% of E-rate eligible fiber construction for schools and libraries. Join Program Coordinator Daniel Vogt to learn about the procurement process and how to be successful through the process! The session will conclude with a Q&A.

Speakers
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Daniel Vogt

Broadband and E-rate Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
Daniel Vogt is the Idaho State E-rate Coordinator for schools, and manages the Broadband Program at the State Department of Education. Every year the program reviews hundreds of documents from Idaho schools and districts supporting each step of the broadband procurement process: planning... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

AI - BIG IDEAS
Presented by Cassia County Educators, Kaywin Cottle- Burley Jr High and Edumorphic, and Aaron Merrill, Mountain View Elementary. The session is an introduction to Artificial Intelligence and teaching/learning resources to learn how AI and Machine Learning are impacting our world, lives, and work. This session will share resources from ISTE and other curated and classroom tested resources that are age appropriate for kids 6-18. Also the newly released AI Bill of Rights Blueprint will be shared for discussion.

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Aaron Merrill

Mountain View 6th Grade Teacher, Cassia School District
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Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
120A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

What’s the big IDEA? Free E-books and Digital Resources for Schools
Learn how to use the free online databases for all Idaho K-12 students found on LiLIforSchools.org. Attendees will get hands-on experience with the databases by working in tandem with the presenter's demonstration and completing online searches directed by the presenter. Presenter will also showcase the IDEA e-book collection available through the Sora by Overdrive app for K-12 schools, how to connect local school districts with the collection, and discuss content access levels to differentiate e-book content in elementary, middle, and high school. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to this presentation.

Speakers
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Marina Rose

E-Resources Library Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries
Marina has overseen the LiLI databases and IDEA e-book collection at the Idaho Commission for Libraries since May 2022. She has seven years of experience in adult and reference services in a public library setting. During this time, Marina helped design and launch technology training... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
110D 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Driving K-12 Innovation
Explore the key Hurdles, Accelerators and Tech Enablers identified in the 2023 global research called Driving K-12 Innovation. Engage in a discussion whether the trends identified by leaders from around the world are the ones happening in your school system.

Speakers
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Keith Krueger

CEO, COSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Best Practices for Panic Button Deployment | Enhancing School District Safety
Join Ednetics and Singlewire to hear how districts are leveraging panic buttons to enhance student and staff safety.

Speakers
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Dan Motuliak

Regional Manager, Singlewire
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Scott Duchow

Ednetics Voice (Scott), Ednetics
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Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
430B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Cars, Canines, and Cadavers - Oh My! The New Reality of Workforce
Discover how districts across the northwest have taken their STEM and CTE programs and labs both in-person and virtual through creative approaches that include augmented and virtual reality. Discover how students are exploring career pathways and preparing for STEM careers and industry credentials in Health Science, Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-Science, and Transportation pathways through various models of blended learning.

Learning Objectives:
- Understand the AR/VR landscape and which are aligned to STEM curriculum and CTE certifications.
- Discover clinical evidence supporting learning gains through learning with AR/VR.
- Identify funding sources for new technology.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Kopesky

Justin Kopesky

Director of CTE Solutions, zSpace
Justin Kopesky spent five years in the classroom as a High School Social Studies and Special Education teacher, as well as 7 years in business development working in multiple industry sectors: healthcare, construction, trades, property management and many others. For the past 5 years... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Friday, February 10
 

8:00am MST

Measuring the Value and Impact of Technology Initiatives
We know that technology can empower our instruction and operations. Most importantly though, when used correctly, it empowers our mission! Unfortunately, the work to properly implement technology often keeps us from measuring its impact. However, knowing how to measure the value and impact of technology projects can help focus us toward our desired outcome. School board members are often interested in seeing the impact of large scale purchases. Many times, those board members come from a corporate background and don’t understand that the impact on a student can’t be measured the same way we measure the manufacture and sale of a widget.

In this session, we will explore how to build processes and instruments to measure the impact of technology projects from both a financial and values based approach. Participants will receive access to examples and we will build one during our session. As a result, participants will leave the session with the tools and know-how to measure future initiatives in ways that satisfy boards and senior leadership as well as improve focus on the outcomes.

This session is for school and technology leaders at the district or whole school level. It is applicable to schools and districts of all grade levels, K-12. It would be helpful if participants have led the implementation of a large technology initiative but not required as this session is for new and experienced technology leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Inman

Alex Inman

Chief Academic Officer, STS Education
Alex Inman is the Chief Academic Officer at STS Education and the founder of Educational Collaborators (EC), a global edtech consulting and PD firm. EC is a partner of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, CDWG, Best Buy and others. A 20 year veteran of schools, Alex has... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2023 8:00am - 10:00am MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Camp You've Got Game
Welcome to Camp You've Got Game! Your camp counselors have been awaiting your arrival. Join us as we explore gamification to increase engagement and promote student-centered learning in your classroom. In this session we will model and discuss the benefits of gamification, provide templates, strategies, and best practices when creating these types of units for students. You will then have a chance to build your own gamified experience for student-centered learning. You will leave this session feeling like one happy camper!

Speakers
avatar for Paige Somoza

Paige Somoza

District Learning Coach, Boise School District
Paige Somoza encourages student creativity and choice and believes these are important skills that will serve students as 21st century problem solvers. In her role as District Learning Coach for the Boise School District she encourages and trains coaches and educators to become risk... Read More →
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Lindsay Husted

French Teacher at North Junior High, Boise School District
Lindsay Husted is a tap dancing French teacher at North Junior High in Boise, Idaho. In her 18 years of teaching, Lindsay has taught dance, AVID and French at the secondary levels. She believes that inspiring students to be global citizens is the most important job she has as a teacher... Read More →
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Samantha Hartman

4th Grade Teacher at Koelsch Elementary, Boise School District
Sam Hartman is a 3rd year teacher at Koelsch Elementary School and has a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Bilingual Education. In her role as a 4th grade teacher for the Boise School District, Sam encourages students to think critically and approach... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2023 8:00am - 10:00am MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Strengthening the Idaho STEM College and Careers Pipeline
This session will identify and provide examples of STEM research options for students grades 6-12. Attendees will take away standards-based materials and specific contact/support information. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop a plan for implementing meaningful student research in the school and/or classroom. In addition, attendees will receive materials demonstrating the benefits of student and teacher participation in independent STEM research, including building a culture of excellence and enhancing STEM college and career opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Merrie Rampy

Merrie Rampy

Idaho Science Fairs Director, Idaho STEM Action Center - Idaho Regional Science & Engineering Fairs
Merrie has been involved with science and engineering fairs for more than 50 years, beginning as a participant and volunteer, then mentoring students and managing local fairs as a secondary teacher, and most recently serving as the state Science & Engineering Fairs Director. 12 of... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2023 8:00am - 10:00am MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
 
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