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Welcome! We hope you will join us at the second annual Leading ED Forum. A partnership of the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, this event is designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s instructional and educational technology leaders. We’ve added a second day to focus on networks and broadband. 

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

Lodging:

VSTE has not reserved a hotel room block for Leading Ed2 on October 11, 2016. 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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Thursday, October 19
 

7:30am

8:00am

Opening Session: A Blueprint for Transformation: Helping All Students Succeed in a Connected World
Ryan will share his experiences in transforming teaching and learning, discuss taking risks, navigating change, and developing a systemic approach to planning and innovating.

Speakers
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Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday October 19, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 104A

9:15am

#GoOpen Update
Virginia is a leader in the Go Open Initative. Come learn more about what it means to "go open" and how your school division can get involved. 

Speakers
BC

Brian Callahan

Vice President of Education, WHRO
eMediaVA | Online Courses | Virtual Virginia | Open Educational Resources | Educational Content Production | Early Childhood Programs and Services
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Ernest Longworth

Assistant Director of Technology, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Ernie Longworth is the Assistant Director of Technology for Chesterfield County Public Schools. He recently served as a member of the executive board of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for #GoOpen Va . His cur... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 104A

9:15am

Data Security and Privacy with Google
Overview of how to use Google products and services to protect student and other sensitive data.

Speakers
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Dan Semaya

Solutions Engineer, Google


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 104C

9:15am

eMedia & ABS Technology: Free Resources for Your 1:1 Initiative
Who doesn't love free? eMediaVA is a free, web-based collection of over 120,000 video, audio, graphic, and text based learning objects. With respected educational providers such as National Geographic, Annenberg Learner, NASA, and SAS Curriculum Pathways, eMediaVA is a great tool for students to use as they curate resources, construct knowledge and produce creative artifacts. Find out how you can leverage this free resource to provide depth of content to your 1:1 initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Elmer Seward

Elmer Seward

Director of eMediaVA, WHRO Education
WHRO Education operates Virginia's Center for Virtual Learning, a consortium of 19 school divisions in Eastern Virginia, officially known as the Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (HRETA.) Established in 1961 as a provider of educational technological... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 228

9:15am

The Changing Role of the K-12 CTO
Educators, school board members and parents agree that learning is enhanced and will be increasingly delivered through technology. The CTO is an integral part of how schools adapt and change to meet the growing technological need. CoSN works on behalf of Edtech leaders nationwide, and our initiatives are based on what will best serve you and your districts. Learn how CoSN can help you grow as a leader, and keep your district on the path to success.

Speakers
BC

Brian Calvary

Director of Membership and Chapters, CoSN
Brian Calvary joined CoSN in May, 2017 as the Director of Membership and Chapters. In this role he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of membership, and chapter relations of CoSN.


Thursday October 19, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 104B

10:10am

Enter Promethean's World of Immersive Learning
Discover the ins and outs of the modern Promethean Solutions that have made Promethean #1 in the US K-12 market, that also won Best In Show at ISTE 2017 and why more Virginia School Systems have chosen Promethean as the "Modern Hub" of collaborative learning environments. Together with your local Virginia Promethean Experts and Promethean Clients this discussion will walk school leadership through the simplicity and flexibility that the modern ActivClassroom provides to all stakeholders within the school system today. Solutions featured will include the newest ActivPanel, the innovative and unique ActivConnect G-Series, and award winning cloud based software ClassFlow.

Speakers
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Promethean

Mid-Atlantic Director, Promethean


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:10am - 10:55am
Room 104C

10:10am

Growing Up Digital – Safe Practices for Districts
Our students live in a digitally-enhanced world both in their learning spaces and their social spaces. Kids today have only known a world in which 24/7 access to people, ideas, and information is possible with digital technologies. As parents and educators, our role is to help our students stay safe and behave responsibly in this digital world. Guiding students to understand the best ways to engage with others and ideas in a safe and ethical way is critical.

When parents and guardians are our partners, we can help our students to gain skills, understanding, and dispositions that will enable them to be responsible and safe in these digital environments. This session will explore ways to promote safe practices using a positive approach.

Speakers
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Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:10am - 10:55am
Room 104A

10:10am

State Technology Plan for Virginia 2017-2022 Plus Refreshing the TSIP
An overview of the both the content of the new State Technology Plan as well as the process that school divisions will use to align their own division plan.  Participants will also be able to review the final draft of the new Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel. Questions will be taken during the second half of the presentation time. 

Speakers
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Tim Taylor

Instructional Technology Supervisor, Shenandoah County Public Schools
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Jean Weller

Instructional Technology Specialist, VDOE
Professional development, virtual learning, competency-based learning, alternative assessments, maker spaces, libraries, mystery books, cats and dogs


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:10am - 10:55am
Room 104B

10:10am

What's New with Apple IT
This session covers new management features and best practices for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and Apple School Manager. Come learn:
-How devices previously incompatible with DEP can now be adopted into your DEP program.
-How to integrate your SIS (PowerSchool, Synergy, etc) with Apple School Manager
-How Apple Classroom works behind the scenes
-How to automate and streamline iOS and Mac deployments
We will also cover any recently released hardware that may be of interest to your schools.

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc


Thursday October 19, 2017 10:10am - 10:55am
Room 123

10:55am

Meet With Vendors
VSTE's Corporate Partners help make our work possible. They are knowledgeable professionals ready to support Virginia's schools with innovative yet practical solutions to digital age problems. 

Thursday October 19, 2017 10:55am - 11:20am
Room 104A

11:25am

Best Practices for Student Data Privacy
From contract language to professional development, student data privacy is a top priority for instructional and technology leaders. Connect with two experts in this area. 

Speakers
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Rachel Johnson

Supervisor, Information Management and Data Security, Loudoun County Public Schools


Thursday October 19, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 104A

11:25am

Blended Learning and Technology Integration: There is a difference.
Blended Learning is more than teaching with technology for technology’s sake. Michael Horn, of the Clayton Christensen Institute states, “The most common mistake made in implementing a blended learning model is to set forth with an appetite for the dazzling technology, rather than an interest in the relief it might bring when applied strategically to a frustrating problem. Regrettably, this leads only to cramming more devices, screens, gadgets, and software into students' and teachers' already noisy lives" (Horn & Staker, 2015). Successful implementation requires a well-designed instructional model.
When students are able to spend part of their learning time working with technology, there is an opportunity for personalized instructional time and real-time data on student performance to inform targeted instruction. Add a continuously adaptive diagnostic tool to support the blended learning model, and you have a winning combination to support core instruction.
With the right technology integration, tools, and the blended learning model, a teacher is no longer solely responsible for delivering content to an entire classroom at once, but can use a mix of online instruction, teacher led lessons, and small group instruction to ensure students receive differentiated instruction.

Speakers
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Lexia Learning

Marketing Manager, Lexia Learning
Lexia Learning is committed to helping all students become proficient readers and confident learners. Lexia empowers the literacy educators who are essential to student success with research-driven adaptive assessment and personalized instruction. | Lexia Reading® Core5® is a... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 228

11:25am

Building Capacity for Blended Transformation
One of the greatest challenges districts are facing in successfully transitioning to blended environments is how to effectively achieve buy-in from educators. How should leaders approach this change management process and help teachers build new instructional skills and behaviors required for today’s classrooms? Traditional models of professional development are outdated and mindset shifts are just the beginning. This session will explore key characteristics of effective professional development focusing on sustainability and culture transformation for 21st century learning environments. Presented by: Jason T. Green (co-author of Blended Learning in Action, @jasontoddgreen) 

Speakers

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 104C

11:25am

Everyone Can Code
We believe that coding is an essential skill. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world.

Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school.

Join us for an exclusive workshop where you will:

Explore Apple's Learn to Code curriculum for Elementary School.
Explore Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that makes getting started with coding fun and interactive.
Get a first look at the Swift Playgrounds Teacher Guide designed specifically for Middle School and above.
Hear about App Development with Swift, a High School and college curriculum for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.
Learn why Swift is the best language for teaching and learning coding, as well as for developing apps.

Speakers
AI

Apple Inc

Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc


Thursday October 19, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 123

11:25am

The Virginia Cyber Range: Providing Resources for Hands-on Cybersecurity Education
The commonwealth of Virginia is well positioned to provide cybersecurity expertise to industry and government in the US, but in Virginia alone there are up to 36,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs! To meet this demand, we must introduce more students to the great opportunities in cybersecurity, and at a younger age. Most high schools are not resourced to teach these technical topics, but the Virginia Cyber Range provides free resources in the form of courseware and an exercise area for hands-on cybersecurity education for students in Virginias high schools, community colleges, and universities. This talk will introduce the Virginia Cyber Range and will describe how teachers can make use of this resource.

Speakers
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David Raymond

Director, Virginia Cyber Range


Thursday October 19, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 104B

12:10pm

Lunch and Networking
Take this time to network with your colleagues and the sponsors. 

Thursday October 19, 2017 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room 104A

1:15pm

Creating Effective Technology Integration Coaching
School divisions leaders discuss their approaches to professional development with a focus on coaching. 

Speakers
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Rod Carnill

Supervisor of Instructional Technology Resource Teachers, Frederick County Public Schools
GEG of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, Leader
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Tim Taylor

Instructional Technology Supervisor, Shenandoah County Public Schools


Thursday October 19, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 104C

1:15pm

Implementing the Computer Science Standards
Learn more about the new standards along with ideas for implementation from DOE representatives

Speakers
MS

Mark Saunders

Director of Technology and Virtual Learning, Virginia Department of Education


Thursday October 19, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 104B

1:15pm

Understanding and Implementing the CoSN/NIST Cybersecurity Framework in your District

An Interactive Discussion on how the COSN/NIST Cybersecurity Framework can be used to create a successful, sustainable and supportable long-term Cybersecurity Strategy in your district.  Review how to baseline your current Security Solutions, Strategies, Resources and Methodologies and build a multi-phase Plan to enable the long-term Cybersecurity Strategy.



Speakers
avatar for David Carter

David Carter

Director - Technical Solutions in the Office of the CTO, Encore Technology Group
David has been working with School Systems for nearly 20 years. He has held senior IT leadership positions in multiple states, worked in the K12 and Higher Education Sector on behalf of Dell and has spent the majority of his career helping school systems manage technological chan... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 123

1:15pm

Using Social Media To Tell Your Story
This session will focus on how school divisions can use social media effectively to tell their stories. 

Speakers
BJ

Bill Johnsen

Director Instructional Tech, Intructional Technology
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Chad Ratliff

Director of Instructional Programs, Albemarle County Public Schools
Chad Ratliff is a district administrator for Albemarle County Public Schools, which serves ~14,000 students in 26 different school facilities, located over 700 square miles surrounding Charlottesville, VA. His work focuses on seeding and expanding the district’s portfolio of nontraditional learning experiences such as maker-centered learning, customized pathways, STEAM, and entrepreneurial opportunities across the K12 curriculum as part of the... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 104A

1:15pm

Educational Broadband Service – Pent-Up Spectrum that can Serve to Narrow the Digital Divide
Educational Broadband Service or EBS is wireless spectrum specifically designated for education by the Federal Communication Commission. Assigned in the early 1960s when television was a medium considered the technology to help advance instruction and learning, this spectrum has since been repurposed to support mobile broadband solutions. However, the FCC has limited opportunities for education to access this spectrum for more than 20 years. This session will address the benefits, policies, and opportunities for EBS and education. 

Speakers
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Lynn Rejniak

Chief Operating Officer, The Source for Learning, Inc.


Thursday October 19, 2017 1:15pm - 11:30pm
Room 228

1:45pm

Meet With Vendors
VSTE's Corporate Partners help make our work possible. They are knowledgeable professionals ready to support Virginia's schools with innovative yet practical solutions to digital age problems. 

Thursday October 19, 2017 1:45pm - 2:05pm
Room 104A

2:25pm

Badging & Microcredentialing to Support Teacher Learning
This session will provide an overview of badges and microcredentials including ideas for impementation as well as tips and best practices from school divisions who are using badging as part of their professional development program. 

Speakers
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Matt Fuquay

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Matt Fuquay is in his 15th year working for CCPS. He is a Technology Integrator supporting Tomahawk Creek Middle School and Midlothian High School. As an Integrator, he enjoys helping teachers infuse their lessons with technology and picking up interesting nicknames along the way... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Room 104C

2:25pm

FileWave - Simplified Management for Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, & NOW CHROMEOS Devices within a single platform.
FileWave Team will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been simplifying Multi-Platform Device Management throughout Country. Since 1992, FileWave has lead the marketplace providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level, multi-platform systems, and mobile endpoint management software to assist IT teams throughout the lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management, tracking and maintenance. FileWave’s all-inclusive, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop/laptop) and mobile devices across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and ChromeOS

Speakers
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Ashlee Jamison

Account Manager, FileWave Device Management
Are you looking for a simple way to manager your mobile and client devices? If so, I'm your girl. Let me walk you through how FileWave makes end-point management simple.
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Patrick Longo

Systems Engineer, Filewave


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:25pm - 3:10pm
TBA

2:25pm

Free Resources for Your 1:1 Initiative
Who doesn't love free? eMediaVA is a free, web-based collection of over 120,000 video, audio, graphic, and text based learning objects. With respected educational providers such as National Geographic, Annenberg Learner, NASA, and SAS Curriculum Pathways, eMediaVA is a great tool for students to use as they curate resources, construct knowledge and produce creative artifacts. Find out how you can leverage this free resource to provide depth of content to your 1:1 initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Elmer Seward

Elmer Seward

Director of eMediaVA, WHRO Education
WHRO Education operates Virginia's Center for Virtual Learning, a consortium of 19 school divisions in Eastern Virginia, officially known as the Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (HRETA.) Established in 1961 as a provider of educational technological... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Room 123

2:25pm

The View From the Field: Emerging Leaders Panel
In 2017, three Virginia educators were recognized as part of the National School Boards Association 20 to Watch program. The program identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact the field for the next 20 years.

These educators play different leadership role in very different school divisions, each working to transform teaching and learning.


Kourtney Bostain, Assistant Director, Instructional Technology, Henrico County Public Schools, Henrico

Lynmara Colón, Principal, Mary Williams Elementary School, Prince William County Public Schools, Dumfries

Chad Ratliff, Director, Instructional Programs, Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville

Speakers
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Kourtney Bostain

Assistant Director of Instructional Technology, Henrico County Public Schools
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Lynmara Colon

PrincipalPrince William County Schools
avatar for Chad Ratliff

Chad Ratliff

Director of Instructional Programs, Albemarle County Public Schools
Chad Ratliff is a district administrator for Albemarle County Public Schools, which serves ~14,000 students in 26 different school facilities, located over 700 square miles surrounding Charlottesville, VA. His work focuses on seeding and expanding the district’s portfolio of nontraditional learning experiences such as maker-centered learning, customized pathways, STEAM, and entrepreneurial opportunities across the K12 curriculum as part of the... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Room 104A

2:25pm

Virtual Virginia: What's New?
As Virtual Virginia continues to grow, what do you need to know to make best use of this resource? Get updates as well as tips from DOE representatives. 

Speakers
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Mark Saunders

Director of Technology and Virtual Learning, Virginia Department of Education


Thursday October 19, 2017 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Room 104B

3:00pm

Closing Session
Speakers
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Susan M. Clair

Learning Infrastructure Coordinator, VDOE
Learning Infrastructure Coordinator, Virginia Department of Education


Thursday October 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 104A

3:00pm

Closing Session
Thursday October 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 104A
 
Friday, October 20
 

7:30am

8:00am

Opening Panel: Internet Service Providers
This is a panel discussion with service providers who serve the education market in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Comcast, Verizon, CenturyLink, Windstream, Shentel and Conterra are expected to participate.

The panel discussion will be interactive with each service provider representative given 3-4 minutes for some introductory remarks including: A description of their service geography within the Commonwealth and their vision of the future of service to K-12 education.

A 20-30 minute Q&A period will end the session.

Speakers
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Joseph Freddoso

COO, Mighty River, LLC


Friday October 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 104A

9:15am

"The Network. Intuitive. "
Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) makes it possible for students to learn in new ways, in new places and with new connections globally. This core technology optimizes campus networks, utilizes analytics and improves operational efficiencies truly allowing for the transformation of the education experience. By deploying either the new Cisco Software Defined Access (SDA) Campus Fabric or the Meraki Cloud based Dashboard, Cisco now provides fully orchestrated solutions with a fast and intuitive GUI based framework that is constantly learning, constantly adapting, constantly protecting; allowing you to spend less time and budget on maintenance and more on innovation and education. Learn more in this session on how Cisco is re-defining the network - all over again.

Speakers
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Cisco

Enterprise Networking Specialist, Cisco Systems, Inc


Friday October 20, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 104C

9:15am

Does Your Network Make the Grade? K-12 network infrastructure evolution must keep up with the EdTech revolution
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
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Daniele Loffreda

Senior Advisor, Ciena
K-12 Industry SME, Ciena


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

9:15am

Extreme Wireless and the Internet of Things
Ensuring Success with IoT and Education


Friday October 20, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 104B

9:15am

Self Provisioning - Not your father's or mother's school broadband network...
This session will describe, in detail, the self-provisioning service option for school districts broadband networks. This service option was part of the FCC's second E-rate modernization order and has been in place for 2 E-rate cycles. Topics to be covered include:
- Considerations for self provisioning
- FCC Form 470 filings for self provisioning-what are the known requirements
- Suggested documents to support the bid for self provisioning
- The competitive bid process
- Bid evaluation
- The FCC Form 471
- Program Integrity Assurance Review - how to prepare and how to navigate
- Implementing the project 

Speakers
JF

Joseph Freddoso

COO, Mighty River, LLC


Friday October 20, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 104A

10:10am

Check out Cisco Spark! One App can change everything.
Looking to take on student attendance issues? Want to create innovative collaborations with other classrooms and private businesses? Still trying to figure out how to connect your school's community with your students? Find out how Cisco's Spark application is improving student proficiency, ramping up PD offerings and attendance, and creating meaningful and secure virtual connections with businesses, classrooms across the globe, and content experts. Learn how one simple app can transform your educational institution.

Speakers
JH

Jared Heiner

Education Collaboration Specialist, Cisco


Friday October 20, 2017 10:10am - 10:55am
Room 104C

10:10am

Demystifying Category 1 and The Modernization Order
Does your school district or consortium want to fully understand how to navigate through the Modernization Order and put more control of your future in your own hands? This session will provide the key tools to projecting your bandwidth needs as well as the financial models to help you determine the best path to take.

Speakers
DI

Dave Irek

Practice Manager, Infrastructure, Netsync Network Solutions
Netsync Network Solutions


Friday October 20, 2017 10:10am - 10:55am
Room 123

10:10am

Extreme Application Analytics for Education
How Analytics empowers Data Driven Decisions to help deliver better student outcomes. 


Friday October 20, 2017 10:10am - 10:55am
Room 104B

10:10am

Parting the Clouds: Understanding Your Hosting Options
Cloud, managed cloud, public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, in the cloud… Just what to these terms mean for you and your data? Are you confident that your data are secure and managed according to industry-established standards? Where are your data anyway?

This presentation will demystify commonly used and often misunderstood terms and acronyms related to hosted applications and environments. Participants will learn their options for hosted applications and the right questions to ask of hosting providers.

This is not a marketing presentation. This presentation will be given by AIS Network, a high-security, industry-compliant hosting vendor. For more information about AISN, please visit www.aisn.net. 

Speakers
KB

Kurt Baumann

Chairman & CTO, AIS Network
Kurt Baumann has founded and run Internet and technology companies since the 1980s. He founded the first commercial ISP in Japan and also launched InterCon Systems, the leading producer of Internet software on the Macintosh, which sold to PSINet in 1995. Recently, Mr. Baumann hel... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 10:10am - 10:55am
Room 228

10:10am

Self Provisioning Applicants Panel
This will be a panel discussion of key personnel from E-rate applicants from the Commonwealth of Virginia. These applicants applied for and awarded the self-provisioning service option. These school districts/E-rate applicants will discuss the elements that were key to their success.

These are really the pioneers who took the risk to pursue the new self-provisioning service option approved as part of the FCC's E-rate second modernization order. Come hear the lessons learned from these visionary leaders.

These successful E-rate applicants will present a brief overview of their projects, explain some of the keys to their success and answer audience questions.

Speakers
JF

Joseph Freddoso

COO, Mighty River, LLC


Friday October 20, 2017 10:10am - 10:55am
Room 104A

10:55am

Meet With Vendors
VSTE's Corporate Partners help make our work possible. They are knowledgeable professionals ready to support Virginia's schools with innovative yet practical solutions to digital age problems. 

Friday October 20, 2017 10:55am - 11:20am
Room 104A

11:25am

Are you getting the most bandwidth for your broadband budget?
Do you have the Internet bandwidth to support the growing use of technology in your schools and classrooms? Are you interested in a tool that can help your school division identify broadband deals? Bandwidth needs are growing 50% per year in schools implementing digital learning and many divisions will need to upgrade to keep up with demand. Explore your own and other school division’s broadband data using Compare & Connect K-12 to help you maximize the amount of bandwidth you receive for your budget and learn about steps you can take to ensure your division has sufficient Wi-Fi in the classroom. Hear from local technology directors and the national nonprofit EducationSuperHighway about tools and resources available to you as part of the Virginia K-12 Learning Infrastructure Program (KLIP) to help you upgrade your network and navigate E-rate. This is an action-oriented, interactive session for school division technology leaders.

Preview your division’s broadband data and see how you compare to your peers at www.compareandconnectk12.org

Speakers
JG

Julie Glasier

District Consultant, EducationSuperHighway
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Andrew Kenny

EducationSuperHighway
Hi - My colleague Tony Swei and I are here to share updates on our project to support divisions increase access and affordability of high-speed broadband across the Commonwealth. We've partnered with VA DOE and the McAuliffe administration to ensure all students in Virginia have... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 104B

11:25am

Ransomware Protection Options, Detection Methods, and K-12 Cyber Safety
Ransomware is a scourge to our connected world. It threatens all internet users including schools. Because it allows cyber-criminals to infect organizations and quickly get payments from their victims, ransomware is the fastest growing of all cybersecurity threats. Ransomware is also used to mask other types of cyber-attacks such as students and faculty personal information theft. This informative session explores the evolving ransomware methods. It will help you learn ways to detect it and some of the many ways to protect yourself and your school from it.

Speakers
PR

Peter Romness

Cybersecurity Solutions Lead - US Public Sector CTO Office, Cisco Systems


Friday October 20, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 104C

11:25am

The Evolution of Wi-Fi: Dual 5GHz and Distributed Control
Discussion of Wi-Fi moving to all 5GHz devices and how distributed control can improve operational management of a school Wi-Fi deployment. Will explain the advantages of dual 5GHz WAPs and how cloud management simplifies deployment and operation.

Speakers
RJ

Rod Johnson

Regional Sales Manager, Aerohive Networks


Friday October 20, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 123

11:25am

The New E-Rate and the Never-Ending Bandwidth Paradigm
E-Rate 2.0 Lit-Dark Fiber Services Overview and How to Procure a Private Wide Area Network


Friday October 20, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 104A

11:25am

What Schools Need to Know About VITA State Master Contracts (VITA)
E-Rate Eligible state master contracts for telecommunications services and how they can be leveraged to satisfy school division requirements. 

Speakers

Friday October 20, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Room 228

12:10pm

Lunch and General Session: School CTO Panel On Bandwidth Decision Making
What do you consider when making bandwidth decisions about upgrades? What resouces or methodology do you use? Join school CTOs to discuss this process. 

Lunch begins at 12:10 and panel begins at 12:30.

Speakers
JG

Julie Glasier

District Consultant, EducationSuperHighway
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Andrew Kenny

EducationSuperHighway
Hi - My colleague Tony Swei and I are here to share updates on our project to support divisions increase access and affordability of high-speed broadband across the Commonwealth. We've partnered with VA DOE and the McAuliffe administration to ensure all students in Virginia have... Read More →
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AJ Phillips

Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Prince William County Public Schools


Friday October 20, 2017 12:10pm - 1:45pm
Room 104A

1:45pm

Meet With Vendors
Sponsors help make our work possible. They are knowledgeable professionals ready to support Virginia's schools with innovative yet practical solutions to digital age problems. 

Friday October 20, 2017 1:45pm - 2:05pm
Room 104A

2:05pm

E-rate Updates and Q&A
This session will cover the latest E-rate updates and conduct a Q&A with schools division staff about issues or topics related to E-rate. 

Speakers
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Susan M. Clair

Learning Infrastructure Coordinator, VDOE
Learning Infrastructure Coordinator, Virginia Department of Education


Friday October 20, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Room 104C

2:05pm

Voice and Data Convergence Strategies (VITA)
How school divisions can develop strategies for embracing and taking advantage of the technological evolution the telecommunications industry is undergoing in ways that satisfy administrative and instructional requirements 

Speakers

Friday October 20, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Room 228

2:05pm

Seamless Classroom Connectivity
Ruckus: Seamless Classroom Connectivity
“No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks…” Well, Alice Cooper got two out of three right. As schools shift to digital learning alongside 1:1 and BYOD initiatives, teachers (and students) remain frustrated by repeated logins to portal pages, lost passwords, and slow or dropped connections. Fortunately, Ruckus solves all the top pain points for K-12 and wins strong praise from schools who have made the transition to 100% digital curriculum adoption while enjoying a premium end-to-end Ruckus solution. From self-service device onboarding that transparently adds encryption and security, or simple to manage & silent switches, to our patented advantages in Wi-Fi performance and coverage, Ruckus puts a smile on everyone’s face…especially teachers.


Friday October 20, 2017 2:05pm - 11:30pm
Room 104B