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Friday Session 5 [clear filter]
Friday, November 3
 

2:45pm

A Side: Developing a Digital Learning Plan / B Side: Mashup of Ideas and Conversation
We want to have a conversation. We’d like to share our district’s Digital Learning Plan process so far and then pivot into a collaborative discussion to brainstorm and consider varying approaches and resources districts might use as each constructs a unique approach to this work. ACSD has created a Digital Learning Plan council that will meet for a full-day in late September and anticipates having a working draft of a DLP by VTFest.

Presenters

Friday November 3, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Escapade 1

2:45pm

A Technologist’s Survival Guide to the Internet of Things
What is the Internet of Things (IoT), what should school technologists know and what amazing opportunities does IoT afford your students and your school? This session will answer these questions and explore how all this opportunity also comes with some serious (but mitigatable) risks you should know about in advance.
If your students are experimenting with an Arduino and Raspberry Pi but you're wondering what’s next for you, come and find out.

Presenters

Friday November 3, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Escapade 2

2:45pm

Effective and Practical IT Management
Are you a new IT Director? Are you a former teacher put into the Tech Director role? Are you a former Sysadmin or HelpDesk tech that has been promoted to CIO? Are you feeling overwhelmed by "putting out fires"? Then this workshop is for you! You will learn practical management tools to help bring take your IT Department to the next level of effectiveness. Get great results while retaining your people.

Presenters

Friday November 3, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Gateway 1

2:45pm

Google Apps for Education - System Management Tools and Tips
In this session, we will look at the tools Google provides to administer a G Suite for Education Domain, formerly known as Google Apps for Education. We will look at common or noteworthy settings for your Google Domain, Gmail and Google Docs. We will also discuss as a group ways to manage Google Groups and User Accounts, YouTube content as well as Google Device Management and Apps.

Presenters

Friday November 3, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Gateway 2

2:45pm

SIS/SMS Users Groups Breakout
Do you regular work in an SMS or SIS? Powerschool, Infinite Campus, or other student data system? This session is an open call for data managers and other interested persons who would like to promote and plan user groups to collaborate and support each other's work.

Presenters

Friday November 3, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Northstar 1

2:45pm

The Digital Learning Dance: SIS, LMS, Act 77, Grading and Stakeholders
How are Vermont districts responding to the complex problem of making digital tools (LMS/SIS) work together to meet Act 77 demands? A panel of educators representing three different district solutions will share how they organize the technical tools to communicate clearly to all stakeholders. How can these workflow/feedback/grading/reporting systems open opportunities for all to thrive in a personalized and proficiency-based system and not stand in the way of learning?

Presenters

Friday November 3, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Northstar 2