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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

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/
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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

8:00am MST

Building Esports Facilities: Hardware for Gaming & Streaming
In this session Bytespeed’s Esports and VR Solutions Director, Josh Knutson, will outline the essential hardware for building out your own esports facility. Josh will cover key steps in identifying a space at your school that can be utilized for esports and some common examples of gear and accessories to get you started, along with examples of how you can create a broadcast space in your facility and the hardware and software needed to start streaming. 

Speakers
avatar for Josh Knutson

Josh Knutson

Gravity Gaming Solutions Director, ByteSpeed
Josh Knutson is the Gravity Gaming Solutions Director at ByteSpeed. Using his collegiate esports coaching career as the backdrop of experiences, Josh serves as a resource for high schools and colleges hoping to build and grow their own esports programs. He is an Advisory Board Member... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
440 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Establishing Essential Cyber Hygiene with GCP
We are hearing from the K-12 community that you are interested and looking for assistance in applying Implementation Group 1 (IG1), or essential cyber hygiene, across your networks to help comply with state privacy law as well as to improve cybersecurity across school districts. Essential Cyber Hygiene is comprised of technical and procedural safeguards that effectively defend against top threats such as ransomware. As many school districts are using Google products, learn how we are working with Google to help schools be compliant with Essential Cyber Hygiene “out-of-the-box”.

Come hear from Google and CIS on how Google is working to automate the implementation of Essential Cyber Hygiene for K12.

Speakers
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Anthony Duncan

Solutions Consultant, Edu, Google Cloud, Google
Anthony works with strategic k-12 and Higher Education customers to create and execute on their security transformation vision. Before joining Google Cloud, Anthony served as a Cloud Security Architect at Microsoft Azure, and as a Lead Security Engineer at AWS. Anthony also has over... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Scaling Your Repair Process
In this session, we'll talk through your current repair process with Chromebooks and laptops. After sharing/hearing what is working and what isn't, we'll uncover ways to save time and headache on repairs. By the end of this session, you'll have the tools you need to create an efficient tech environment.

Speakers
avatar for Adri Jusczak

Adri Jusczak

Senior Account Manager, Trafera
Adri has been in the Ed-Tech world for 4 years, helping districts with all technology needs with a specialty in pre-deployment services and easing the repair process. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor adventures with her Great Dane.


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

8:00am MST

School Audio Video - From Safety to Stadiums
Jeremy has nearly 20 years experience in the audio video industry and a passion for design. As the head of education for the largest K-12 AV integrator in the state, he has overseen hundreds of integrations and understands the level of detail it takes to maximize the potential of both existing and new systems. 

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Jeremy Waddell

Systems Integration & Sales, Marshall Industries


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
430B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Securing your digital transformation from the edge to the cloud
The digital transformation in education continues to expose technical and procedural challenges as IT teams look to ensure consistent security through the transition to cloud technologies and services. Organizations seeking to adopt multi-cloud strategies, gain economic and operational advantages, and support teaching and research are becoming more dependent on cloud applications and environments. Security architectures are not keeping pace with cloud-based networking innovations and continuation of remote work only increases the attack surface. This presentation will show pathways to engage security at the service edge, allowing organizations to shift away from purchasing numerous point-products to secure different parts of their networks and adopt a more cost effective operational service model.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Turner

Bob Turner

Field CISO for Education, Fortinet
Bob Turner is the Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Education at Fortinet, Inc. where he serves as a senior level strategic business and technical advisor responsible for the development of security thought leadership, strategy, threat, vulnerability & mitigation... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Trends in video surveillance and school security
Designing School security measures can be a daunting task. Every month there is another incident to make us rethink our existing and future security provisions. This session will review the notable security incidents during the past few years and explore how we could do better. What areas provide the best protection for project dollars spent and how schools around the country are improving security. Time will be given at the end of the session for a group discussion on the topic.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Prady

Robert Prady

Area Technical Manager West, Axis Communications
Robert is a security systems professional with over twenty years experience in the security, law enforcement and military arenas. His experience includes security risk analysis, security systems design, project management, security consulting, investigations and forensic video enhancement... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
110C 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

Addressing IT Modernization Challenges Across Education
As K-12 School Districts continue to invest in digital transformation initiatives, they are also grappling with managing a new IT ecosystem that spans infrastructure and applications—which they no longer fully own or control. When a service is impacted, IT teams are often caught in the middle, without clear answers on problem locations or mitigation options.
ThousandEyes provides your IT teams with multi-layered insights from every user vantage point to resolve user-impacting issues quickly. In this session, you will see four demos of how your team can use ThousandEyes to:
• Support Your Hybrid Workforce: Monitor Internet performance down to your employees’ browser experience and address any connectivity issues across any network, whether caused by a suboptimal VPN or SaaS app
• Deliver Superior Digital Experiences: Gain visibility into your critical citizen- or student-facing apps (cloud or on-prem) and services delivered across internal and Internet networks
• Prepare for SD-WAN/Cloud Migration: Enforce SLAs with your ISPs and cloud providers, evaluate SD-WAN vendors, and help ensure performance over an unpredictable Internet transport layer
• Mitigate Internet Outages: Learn how ThousandEyes leverages billions of daily measurements to provide Public Sector customers with a real-time global view of Internet health and SaaS outages

Speakers
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Heidi Adams

Product Solution Specialist, Cisco ThousandEyes
Heidi Adams is a Product Solutions Specialist covering State/Local Government, Higher Ed, and K-12 School Districts across 13 states. She has worked for Cisco for 4 yrs and is passionate about providing end-to-end visibility.
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Connor Wilson

Technical Solution Architect, Cisco ThousandEyes


Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Collaborating to Solve Problems of Practice
Join us to discuss and solve common problems of practice faced in educational technology. Be part of the experience and solutions as we look at different ways to collaborate to break down edtech silos, support each other in addressing the pressing issues of the day, and network to aggregate the collective knowledge of everyone in the room. Topics discussed will include school safety, resource management, classroom integration and more. Join us to learn from and with peers and industry experts.    

Speakers
avatar for Tom Woods

Tom Woods

Google for Education Training Lead, CDW Amplified for Education
A Google Cloud Certified Administrator, Certified Deployment Specialist and Amplified Admin with over 26 years in IT and 20 years in K-12 educational technology. Tom brings unique insights into the planning, implementation and support of Google for Education in the K-12 space. CDW... Read More →
avatar for Laura Boone

Laura Boone

Associate Manager, Collaborative, CDW Amplified IT
Laura Boone is an entertaining and engaging speaker known for making complex concepts accessible and actionable by defining solution paths for achieving goals. Her 25 years of experience in education and financial services allow her to blend business and educational practices into... Read More →
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Bryan Krause

CDW Amplified IT


Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Google to Single Sign On to Third Party Apps Using SAML
Single Sign On (SSO) technologies have advanced in the past five years. SAML has emerged as the dominant protocol to support SSO. This means you can use your Google credentials to login to platforms like Microsoft 365, Apple, Amazon AWS, Dropbox, Cisco Meraki, Frontline Education, Smartsheets and many others. SAML SSO through google enables you to provision access through Google OU association or Group Association. If you are looking for a slick way to get new employees access to your systems on day one, come see how SAML and SCIM enable simplified access for free. This session will include examples, so bring your laptop to follow along. We will be integrating Canva (Premium Free to all districts) together live.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Gravette

Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Over the past 20 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho Digital Learning and is the past President of the Idaho Education Technology Association. Ryan is working... Read More →
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Tyler Nicholas

Security Architect, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance


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

1:15pm MST

What's new with Windows and Office for Education
We will discuss why Windows is the best choice for driving equity and accessibility, including the most recent announcements regarding Windows--the OS and managing it. We will focus on what is new and will not be overly technical.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Perrigo

Dale Perrigo

Director--Windows in Education, Microsoft
You should have my bio from last year.


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
410C 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 →
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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

1:15pm MST

Cloud versus On Premises phone system trends
We would like to present information on what some of the advantages and drawbacks of moving a phone system to the cloud. We would talk about things to consider when moving a phone system to the cloud. Things that should be considered: network access to the Internet, Analog phone needs, Emergency notifications, bell schedules, Live paging, contracts with existing carriers, subscription costs, maintenance on equipment.

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 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Exploring Google Vault for Admins & Its Effect on Storage
Google Vault is a critical service for any institution or school district. Join CDW Amplified for Education experts as we discuss management, retention, and expunging of data in Google Vault. Within the Vault conversation, we will explore how this affects storage considerations across EDU domains. Find out how best practices within Vault can lead to cleaner and more efficient outcomes for your domain storage.

Speakers
avatar for Kendal Shomura

Kendal Shomura

Google for Education Training Consultant, CDW Amplified IT
Google for Education PartnerKendal Shomura joined the Amplified IT team in 2018 after 7 years working in Public Schools as an educator, Instructional Coach, Technology Integration Specialist, and as a Professor in Masters of Educational Technology program at Touro University. He spent... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Innovative School Campus Safety and Communications Plans for Critical Events
Improve campus safety and security through efficient, effective communication tools and solutions.  By leveraging technology,  both schools and districts can utilize innovative resources during normal daily operations, as well as  expand communications to other responding agencies during critical events and emergencies. Join Dr. Angela Hemingway and Lea Bogle to learn how new tools and technology can enhance response options, increase communication efficiencies,  and, most importantly, save lives. You'll leave this session with actionable insights to develop a comprehensive safety communication plan ensuring immediate access to critical emergency resources to plan, prepare, and protect your district.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Angela Hemingway

Dr. Angela Hemingway

Education Advisor, T-Mobile
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Lea Bogle

CEO, Premier Wireless Business Technology Solutions


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

1:15pm MST

All Things Adobe Certified Professional Certifications
We will discuss all of the ACP certifications, how to earn the Adobe Specialty Credentials, Adobe Competition and face the technical nuances of the Adobe certifications head on. You will leave confident about the ACP certifications and how to prepare your testing center for a successful certification day!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Majors

Jason Majors

Director of Global Deployment, Certiport
Jason Majors is your Certiport, Deployment manager and the Director of Global Deployment. He comes from the classroom where he prepared students for Adobe Certified Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications during his five years of leading the Digital Design Academy... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
120B 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
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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

2:45pm MST

Google Apps Tips and Tricks Panel
Looking to harness the unfathomable power of Google Apps? Look no further! Our expert panel of Google gurus will showcase their favorite tips and tricks for maximizing the use of Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive and more. Not only will you leave with a newfound appreciation for these apps, but you'll also get a dose of humor as our panelists share some funny stories as well. From mastering the art of sending emails in the future to uncovering the secrets of Google Calendar free/busy schedules, this panel is guaranteed to be both informative and entertaining. Don't miss out on the chance to elevate your Google game and have a good laugh!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman

Technology Director, Blaine County School District
Paul Zimmerman offers a different angle to technology. It's important to remember that technology needs to be viewed as one of the tools for learning and not as the only tool. Ask why before you ask what. Paul Zimmerman is the Google Certified Trainer and Google Educator Level 1... Read More →
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Marsha Baker

Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
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Clayton Trehal

Principal, ISucceed Virtual High School
avatar for Ryan Gravette

Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Over the past 20 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho Digital Learning and is the past President of the Idaho Education Technology Association. Ryan is working... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
440 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Google Workspace Admin Best Practices
As a newer Google Admin, it can be challenging to know where to start with configuring your console. Have you ever thought “What does this button do”? Join us to learn and discuss some of the fundamental settings and essential configurations based on the best practices we’ve gathered from over ten years of experience. Through short learning modules followed by discussions, attendees will explore the principles of managing the Google Admin environment.

Speakers
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Kendal Shomura

Google for Education Training Consultant, CDW Amplified IT
Google for Education PartnerKendal Shomura joined the Amplified IT team in 2018 after 7 years working in Public Schools as an educator, Instructional Coach, Technology Integration Specialist, and as a Professor in Masters of Educational Technology program at Touro University. He spent... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Using Technology to Improve Our MTSS Practices and Support Learners
This session will explore ways we can use technology to break down siloes in our MTSS processes and better track and evaluate how well our MTSS processes are working, with an end goal of delivering differentiated education for each student based on their individual needs. We’ll talk about technology systems that can support MTSS and how to leverage them to create a more efficient experience for educators while supporting better outcomes for students. We’ll also discuss how technology can support the data driven workflows of MTSS and the data privacy concerns that can arise with tools that are commonly used in MTSS today.

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Sarah Singer

PowerSchool


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

2:45pm MST

What’s New for IT
See the latest with features in Apple’s Classroom and Schoolwork apps. Learn how easy it is to manage Apple devices and get an in-depth understanding of how Apple gives teachers the control they need in the classroom with Schoolwork and Classroom.

Speakers
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Dr. Casey Veatch

Education Leadership Executive, Apple
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh computer in 1984. Since then Apple has designed products and programs that help unleash the creative potential in every individual, no matter how they learn and what they love to do. Apple Education is... Read More →


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

2:45pm MST

OneNote
Diving into OneNote to understand all its functions. Specifically how to use it for teaching and to teach students.

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Wednesday February 8, 2023 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
110C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Thursday, February 9
 

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
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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 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
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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 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 →
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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

Chrome Ties IT All Together: Chrome Admin Best Practices
Google Chrome is more than a browser, it is the primary medium by which our teachers and students engage and learn with one another. Understanding and managing Chrome is one of the most significant aspects to master within the Admin Console. By understanding all there is to know involving Chrome you will be able to:
  • Efficiently distribute grade/subject related content to students and teachers
  • Support individualized learning outcomes
  • Ensure students are protected via security-centric Chrome policies
  • Make the day-to-day of your users easier by removing obstacles and ensuring browser standards

Speakers
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Kendal Shomura

Google for Education Training Consultant, CDW Amplified IT
Google for Education PartnerKendal Shomura joined the Amplified IT team in 2018 after 7 years working in Public Schools as an educator, Instructional Coach, Technology Integration Specialist, and as a Professor in Masters of Educational Technology program at Touro University. He spent... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
430B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Let's Chat about Chat GPT
Join our panel as they delve into the exciting world of ChatGPT in K-12 education technology. We will talk about how we are using it in our districts, from automating administrative tasks to writing curricula. We will also discuss the implications for plagiarism and the impact of broad language-based AI’s on the future of education. Whether you're an education technology leader, administrator, or IT professional, this panel is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay at the forefront of education technology and incorporate AI in their schools. Bring your questions and join the conversation!

Speakers
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Paul Zimmerman

Technology Director, Blaine County School District
Paul Zimmerman offers a different angle to technology. It's important to remember that technology needs to be viewed as one of the tools for learning and not as the only tool. Ask why before you ask what. Paul Zimmerman is the Google Certified Trainer and Google Educator Level 1... Read More →
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Keven Denton

Deputy Chief Technology Offier, West Ada School District
13 years as an IETA board member, 18 Years Deputy CTO  West Ada School District, M.S Educational Technology, B.S Information Systems, B.S Accounting, Idaho Education Credential Network Support, Network Technology.
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Casey Kennington

Assistant Professor, Boise State University
I seek to understand understanding. I use my background in computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, and natural language processing, to work with robots and personal assistants to help them learn how to process human speech. I earned my PhD from Bielefeld University in Bielefeld... Read More →
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Seth Deniston

Director of Technology, IETA
Seth Deniston, Director of Technology, Coeur d’Alene School District Seth oversees technology operations and instructional technology, collaborating with teachers and administrators on utilizing technology with our students to improve student learning and engagement. He also oversees... Read More →
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Randy Jensen

Superintendent, American Falls School District #381
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Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Over the past 20 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho Digital Learning and is the past President of the Idaho Education Technology Association. Ryan is working... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

My Favorite Tools
Join us for an interactive discussion where we share what tools we use frequently to help make our jobs easier and more productive. Hardware, software, housewares, outerwear; let your imagination run wild. Please bring an open mind and lots of ideas to share!

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Dan Smith

Technology Director, Kendrick Joint School District 283
Dan Smith is the Technology Director of the Kendrick Joint School District 283 and a member of IETA.


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

8:00am MST

WiFi 6E and Cisco Meraki/Catalyst Update
This session will cover changes in wireless networking from WiFi 6E technology advancements, adoption strategies to take advantage of these enhancements, and capabilities of the latest wireless access points across the Cisco Meraki and Catalyst portfolios. The session will also discuss the new Meraki Cloud Monitoring options for Catalyst switches, including onboarding steps and a live demo.

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Kevin Tompkins

Solutions Architect, CompuNet, Inc.


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:00am - 8:45am MST
430A 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
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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

Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies for School Districts
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is comprised of five major Functions, each of which builds on and interacts with the others. During this workshop, audience members will participate in exercises and discussions pertaining to NIST’s first Two Functions-Identify and Protect. Attendees will also receive a list of strategies and tactics they should consider implementing as part of their district’s cybersecurity posture.

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Angie Veach

Solutions Engineer, ENA
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Lannie Lara

Solutions Engineer, ENA


Thursday February 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:30am MST
410C 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

10:45am MST

Moving Your District Toward a Cloud-managed Network: Understanding where we’ve been, where we’re going and how to get there

: Migrating your district to a cloud-managed network may appear to be a daunting initiative, but it doesn’t have to be. In this session, attendees will: 

·      learn how cloud-managed networks have evolved in recent years 

·      confront some common misconceptions 

·      hear benefits and lessons learned from a Customer’s journey to Cloud Network Management 

·      walk away with some practical next steps for developing a business case, assessing the current infrastructure, and timing around school district calendars.  

·      understand what Cloud Management looks like and get some useful tips from enabling, Day 0 to Day 2 (implementation to day to day operations) 

This session is for those who are considering moving to a cloud-managed network and want to better understand the benefits, outcomes, and next steps.  

 


Speakers
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Keith Adams

Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
10 years working as a Systems Architect and Data Center Manager in UK.First Job in United States was as one of the Network Managers for Eastern Washington University WA.Following EWU and Computer Associates I have been 19 years as a Pre Sales Systems Engineer with majority of it working... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:30am MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Using Data to Drive Professional Development
Personalizing professional development is a critical component for performance, development, and teacher retainment.  In this session, we will review and discuss different modes of professional development and how these formats support and grow educators.  Data and technology play a key role in providing us the insights and ability to personalize education so we will also discuss how we can modify and adjust these methods to personalize the professional development for your staff.  

Speakers
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Justin McKean

Solution Strategy Director, PowerSchool
Justin's experience as an educator have provided him with a unique set of skills that allow him to thrive in the K-12 market space. He's been with PowerSchool for 7 years and focuses on ensuring our full portfolio of solutions bring value to educators across the country.


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

10:45am MST

What’s New for IT
See the latest with features in Apple’s Classroom and Schoolwork apps. Learn how easy it is to manage Apple devices and get an in-depth understanding of how Apple gives teachers the control they need in the classroom with Schoolwork and Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Casey Veatch

Dr. Casey Veatch

Education Leadership Executive, Apple
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh computer in 1984. Since then Apple has designed products and programs that help unleash the creative potential in every individual, no matter how they learn and what they love to do. Apple Education is... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:30am MST
410A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Protecting District Data and Driving Adoption with Google Workspace for Education Tools
Trends, Data, Graphs, OH MY! How much do you really know about your data privacy and vulnerability? Join us to learn how admins can take key security steps to protect your district’s data proactively using Google Workspace Plus tools. Once you are better protecting your data, it’s time to leverage it to help make more informed decisions, such as:
How can Workspace Plus BigQuery exports combined with Data Studio help you identify trends?
How are files being shared in your domain?
What kind of Classroom adoption and usage are you seeing?
Come find out and take some templates with you to get you started!

Speakers
avatar for Kendal Shomura

Kendal Shomura

Google for Education Training Consultant, CDW Amplified IT
Google for Education PartnerKendal Shomura joined the Amplified IT team in 2018 after 7 years working in Public Schools as an educator, Instructional Coach, Technology Integration Specialist, and as a Professor in Masters of Educational Technology program at Touro University. He spent... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Developing a Unified EdTech Ecosystem
Students, educators, and parents rely on access to real-time data and analytics to ensure learning is optimized. From finance and human resources to learning management and assessment systems, districts and their stakeholders must have modern, integrated systems to operate effectively and efficiently to have impact on student outcomes. This session will help district leaders understand what a modern, integrated digital ecosystem looks like and how they can ensure they are leading future ready schools with solid systems.

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Solution Strategy Director, PowerSchool
Justin's experience as an educator have provided him with a unique set of skills that allow him to thrive in the K-12 market space. He's been with PowerSchool for 7 years and focuses on ensuring our full portfolio of solutions bring value to educators across the country.


Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
410C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Getting Actionable Data to Parents and Teachers - Data Warehouse Lessons Learned
Over the past three years IDLA has embarked on a large data project with the goal of providing actionable data to teachers, parents, students and staff. To accomplish this goal, IDLA performed interviews with 45 stakeholders, preformed evaluations on multiple systems, and created systems that gathered, cleaned, and centrally stored data.

Speakers
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Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Over the past 20 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho Digital Learning and is the past President of the Idaho Education Technology Association. Ryan is working... Read More →
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Julie Best

Manger of Data and Analytics, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
The important things to know about me is that I am passionate about education, technology, and project management. I am fortunate to do all three of those things at IDLA. I returned to IDLA about year ago after spending two years (during Covid) at a school district where I spent most... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
440 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Mass Deploying Windows 10/11 PC's with a USB drive, Azure AD, and Setup School PC
This session will cover how to use free Microsoft tools to create a bootable USB drive and provisioning packages to quickly 'image' new or existing computers with the latest version of Windows 10/11. The USB drive will automatically wipe the device, install a clean copy of Windows 10/11, name the device, join to Azure Active Directory, and then managed by Intune/Endpoint Manager.

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Matt Cavallin

Technology Director, McCall-Donnelly School District
I've been a Technology Director for the last 12 years. Previously I've been a network and systems administrator in both the public and private sector.


Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
410B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Video Compression, how to put five pounds of video into a one pound sack
Video content is ubiquitous in today's society, but how do we actually capture, transport and store all that video content? This session will Explain how video images are digitized, compressed and transported for our every day use. We will explore the history of video compression and how we have gotten to where we are today. We will also examine technical and legal issues we might encounter along the way. Attendees will leave with a understanding of how video compression works and how to identify common issues with surveillance video quality.

Speakers
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Robert Prady

Area Technical Manager West, Axis Communications
Robert is a security systems professional with over twenty years experience in the security, law enforcement and military arenas. His experience includes security risk analysis, security systems design, project management, security consulting, investigations and forensic video enhancement... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
110B 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
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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

3:15pm MST

Build a Robust Data Culture
Having a robust data culture is essential to high functioning school district. But what comprises data culture? How can you improve data culture especially if you don’t directly oversee or work within the “academic side” of the house?   We take this seemingly nebulous concept, define it, help you assess your own culture with our diagnostic assessment. From there, we will present interactive and engaging, scenarios that outline common data culture challenges within school communities and how to address them.

Speakers
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Justin McKean

Solution Strategy Director, PowerSchool
Justin's experience as an educator have provided him with a unique set of skills that allow him to thrive in the K-12 market space. He's been with PowerSchool for 7 years and focuses on ensuring our full portfolio of solutions bring value to educators across the country.


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

3:15pm MST

Home Field Advantage: How the MS-ISAC Can Help Strengthen Cybersecurity
A timely presentation on how Idaho K-12's can get a “home field advantage” on today’s cyber threats with the help of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Regional Engagement Manager, Michelle Nolan, will provide an overview of the MS-ISAC's mission and the no cost, high impact solutions that Idaho K12's can employ to significantly reduce cyber risk.

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Michelle Nolan

Regional Engagement Manager, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (MS-ISAC®), a division of the Center for Internet Security, Inc.®
Michelle Nolan is a Regional Engagement Manager for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (MS-ISAC®), a division of the Center for Internet Security, Inc.®. She is a member of the Stakeholder Engagement team, which works with our nation’s State, Local, Territorial... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Lessons from a Seasoned CISO, Cybersecurity Best Practices and an Update from our Threat Intelligence
In 2020, the COVID pandemic and remote workforce overnight led to a huge paradigm shift on how we should view risk management, cybersecurity, and identity and access management. In this session, hear how Victoriano Casas, former CISO, led the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation agency through these major cybersecurity landscape changes. By being well prepared with adoption of MFA and endpoints protected by CrowdStrike’s advanced cloud-native platform. In 2023, CISOs and CIOs will look at the MITRE ATT&CK framework and see “valid accounts” as the largest threat - come learn how you can protect your data with the click of a button and gain peace of mind. Together, we stop breaches.

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Victoriano Casas III

Executive Strategist, CrowdStrike
Victoriano Casas III is a native Texan with a bachelor’s in business administration (BBA) degree from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in Management Information Systems (MIS) with an emphasis in computer systems programming. Victoriano served as TAMUCC’s student body president... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Networking Session: Technology Directors
Network with your fellow technology staff.  

Speakers
avatar for Seth Deniston

Seth Deniston

Director of Technology, IETA
Seth Deniston, Director of Technology, Coeur d’Alene School District Seth oversees technology operations and instructional technology, collaborating with teachers and administrators on utilizing technology with our students to improve student learning and engagement. He also oversees... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
110C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Networking Session: Technology Staff
Network with your fellow technology staff.  

Speakers
avatar for Seth Deniston

Seth Deniston

Director of Technology, IETA
Seth Deniston, Director of Technology, Coeur d’Alene School District Seth oversees technology operations and instructional technology, collaborating with teachers and administrators on utilizing technology with our students to improve student learning and engagement. He also oversees... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
110A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Security and Privacy Panel
As K-12 education increasingly shifts to online and digital platforms, the importance of security and privacy cannot be overstated. This panel will bring together experts in the field to discuss the latest trends and best practices in keeping student and faculty data secure. From protecting against cyber threats to complying with state and federal regulations, our panelists will provide valuable insights and actionable steps for educators and administrators. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a lively discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the K-12 education technology industry in terms of security and privacy. This session is a must-attend for anyone working in the education technology field looking to stay informed and protect their students and faculty.

Speakers
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Dan Smith

Technology Director, Kendrick Joint School District 283
Dan Smith is the Technology Director of the Kendrick Joint School District 283 and a member of IETA.
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Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Over the past 20 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho Digital Learning and is the past President of the Idaho Education Technology Association. Ryan is working... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
440 850 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
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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

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.

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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

8:00am MST

Deploying iOS and iPadOS 15
Discover the latest platform changes for deploying iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 in your education organization. Learn about deploying both organization-owned and personally-owned iPad. Explore fundamentals and new updates for deployment workflows including enrollment, ongoing management, content distribution, and re-deployment.

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Dr. Casey Veatch

Education Leadership Executive, Apple
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh computer in 1984. Since then Apple has designed products and programs that help unleash the creative potential in every individual, no matter how they learn and what they love to do. Apple Education is... Read More →


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

8:00am MST

Mass Deploying Windows 10/11 PC's with a USB drive, Azure AD, and Setup School PC
This session will cover how to use free Microsoft tools to create a bootable USB drive and provisioning packages to quickly 'image' new or existing computers with the latest version of Windows 10/11. The USB drive will automatically wipe the device, install a clean copy of Windows 10/11, name the device, join to Azure Active Directory, and then managed by Intune/Endpoint Manager.

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Matt Cavallin

Technology Director, McCall-Donnelly School District
I've been a Technology Director for the last 12 years. Previously I've been a network and systems administrator in both the public and private sector.


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

10:15am MST

Deploying macOS Monterey
Discover the latest platform changes for deploying macOS Ventura in your education organization. Learn about changes to initial enrollment, ongoing management, and return to service including managing software updates and the new Erase All Content and Settings feature for macOS.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Casey Veatch

Dr. Casey Veatch

Education Leadership Executive, Apple
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh computer in 1984. Since then Apple has designed products and programs that help unleash the creative potential in every individual, no matter how they learn and what they love to do. Apple Education is... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2023 10:15am - 12:15pm MST
410A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:15am MST

Future of School Security an Open Discussion
This session will be a panel/open discussion workshop.  We will discuss the various emerging challenges to school security, review recent incidents and how we would do things differently.  Attendees are encouraged to pose questions and share personal experiences to further the discussion.

Speakers
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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 →
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Robert Prady

Area Technical Manager West, Axis Communications
Robert is a security systems professional with over twenty years experience in the security, law enforcement and military arenas. His experience includes security risk analysis, security systems design, project management, security consulting, investigations and forensic video enhancement... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2023 10:15am - 12:15pm MST
430B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:15am MST

Moving to Azure Active Directory & Endpoint Manager
This session will give an overview of how a small district made the migration from local Active Directory to Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Endpoint Manager. We will discuss some of the items to consider when planning your move and how to navigate some of the complexitites.

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Dan Smith

Technology Director, Kendrick Joint School District 283
Dan Smith is the Technology Director of the Kendrick Joint School District 283 and a member of IETA.


Friday February 10, 2023 10:15am - 12:15pm MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
 
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