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Friday Session 3 [clear filter]
Friday, November 3
 

10:30am

SLDS Implementation Overview
An overview of the goals, deliverables, status, and timelines for Vermont’s Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) implementation. This session will give you a background of the overall SLDS project, what it seeks to accomplish, and an overview of areas where this project will interface with your work in Vermont’s schools and districts. This session will update SLDS project details and will be followed by a more in-depth ‘SLDS Vertical Reporting Discussion Forum’ session later in the day.

Presenters

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Northstar 1

10:30am

The Microsoft Alternative: Cool Tools for the Classroom with O365
Office 365 – The Microsoft Alternative The Washington South Supervisory Union uses the Microsoft Office 365/OneDrive platform for email and collaboration. We use Outlook, Skype, OneNote, and have access to all the Office webs apps or full desktop versions on any device. With our 1:1 programs, OneDrive integrates easily. Microsoft Teams is the tool we use for classroom collaboration and well as Forms. Come see what Microsoft has to offer and learn about educational side of implementing Office 365.


Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Gateway 1

10:30am

The Physics of Computer Networks: Enhancing Network and WiFi Performance
Overview of environmental factors that affect network and WiFi performance. specifically, how the placement of equipment including desks, chairs, file cabinets, etc., can enhance or diminish network and WiFi performance.

Presenters


Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Escapade 1

10:30am

What Not to Do with Your “Archive:” Getting in Sync with the Program
Do you know there is a statewide records and information management (RIM) program under which, by state law, all local and state public agencies, including schools, must manage its records and information, including data? Join Vermont State Archivist and Chief Records Officer Tanya Marshall for a lively presentation, discussion and Q&A session on the statewide RIM program. Learn how to meet compliance requirements, including retention and disposition, and how to mitigate risk, such as lawsuits.


Presenters


Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Gateway 2