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Location: Daniel Technology Center, Culpeper, Virginia (https://www.germanna.edu/about-germanna/locations/daniel-technology-center/)

Registration is open now: https://events.vstereg.org/events/lef2017/

Lodging:

VSTE has not reserved a hotel room block for Leading Ed Forum. However, there are a variety of reasonably priced hotels located near Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, VA. Here is a list for your convenience:

Best Western Culpeper Inn

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Culpeper

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Culpeper

Quality Inn

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Friday, October 20 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Does Your Network Make the Grade? K-12 network infrastructure evolution must keep up with the EdTech revolution

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Personalized learning. Digital curriculum. Collaboration. Mobile devices. Data security. Technology is driving unprecedented change and re-inventing education and the learning experience. Educational technology initiatives are underway to evolve the delivery of education, ensure digital equity and improve student success, and protect student data— a solid K-12 broadband network foundation is critical to that success.

Will your network make the grade?

Mapping your K-12 broadband and network connectivity evolution to the quickly changing needs of education isn’t simple.

What you will learn in this session:

• How different education technology applications impact your network
• How much bandwidth will you need, and which infrastructure option is best
for you - leased lit services, dark fiber or self-provision?
• How your infrastructure choice impacts the balance between data security
and network performance?
• How the evolution towards Software Defined Networks and Virtualization
can enable bandwidth on demand, dynamic application allocation and in-
depth network analytics
• How can you fund your infrastructure option cost effectively? Will there be
any changes to the E-Rate program? Are there other funding programs
available?

You have options, but which is right for your district’s needs now, and over the next decade. Get the answers to these questions and more from our education networking expert and hear how other districts are evolving their networks to support their EdTech initiatives.


Speakers
avatar for Daniele Loffreda

Daniele Loffreda

Senior Advisor, Ciena
K-12 Industry SME, Ciena


Friday October 20, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 123

Attendees (20)