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PLEASE NOTE: Some sessions have a limited capacity. Seating for all sessions is first-come, first-serve. Advance RSVP is not an option; adding an item to your agenda in Sched does not guarantee you a seat. Look for LIMITED CAPACITY in the session title to see which sessions are going to close their doors after capacity is hit and read the session description to see how many people they will accept. 

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Technical Staff and Prof. Dev. Leadership [clear filter]
Thursday, November 14

8:00am EST

CyberSecurity Assessment
Being prepared for cybersecurity involves more than the network, firewalls, servers, and backups...it involves all of your end users and stakeholders. Almost two dozen districts were victims of ransomware attacks in the first half of 2018 in New England….and most attacks start with your end users. A practical workshop using CoSN’s Cybersecurity for the Digital District assessment tool to identify challenges and prioritize solutions for district and school security planning.LINK

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Paul Irish

Past Executive Director, VITA-Learn
Retired tech director for district of 4000 students in Vermont. Interests include smarter budgets, smarter schools, smarter technology, cybersec assessment, disruptive innovation, policy and legal issues in IT.

Thursday November 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Escapade 2

9:15am EST

Education is Communication - Let’s Talk About It
Each day educators take part in a wide spectrum of activities to create personalized learning experiences for each of their students. Throughout these activities and experiences, effective communication of expectations, information, and student achievement is crucial. Everybody talks; let’s get together and talk about effectively communicating a myriad of information with Alma!


Raphael Adamek

Director of Instructional Technology, Windsor Central Supervisory Union, Alma
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Theresa Schneiderheinze

Director of PK-12 Educational Solutions, Alma

Thursday November 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am EST

1:30pm EST

Extreme Networks Presentation
IT spends too much time “defending the network”. Extreme Networks delivers secure and intelligent software-driven solutions from the enterprise edge to the cloud giving the control back into the hands of IT. Leveraging real-time analytics and granular visibility into the network, Extreme Management Center (XMC) provides a 360-degree view into your network, applications, and connected devices. XMC enables IT with single pane of glass management and the actionable data necessary to make the right business decisions and deliver a strong user experience.


Seo Hwang

Account Executive, Extreme Networks

Todd Marsh

Sr. Systems Engineer, Extreme Networks

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST