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Thursday, February 6
 

7:30am CST

REGISTRATION
When you arrive at the Technical Leadership Conference, please stop by the registration desk to pick up your name badge and Tshirt. There will be continental breakfast available before the conference commences. 

Thursday February 6, 2020 7:30am - 8:30am CST
Mezzanine by Skyway

8:30am CST

9:25am CST

Sourcewell Technology FeePay Update
Sourcewell Technology will provide an update on the FeePay System. 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Loken

Jamie Loken

Managing Director, Sourcewell Technology


Thursday February 6, 2020 9:25am - 10:15am CST
Opportunities

9:25am CST

The Future of Networking
Managing and securing wired / wireless networks has traditionally required a deep technical skill set that involves configuring specific ports, understanding the management interface, VLAN's, and taking into consideration all of the other networking protocols. Come see the future of networks and how Aruba is changing the complexity of networking.

Speakers
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Erik Thrawl

Aruba Networks / HPE


Thursday February 6, 2020 9:25am - 10:15am CST
Wilson

9:25am CST

9:25am CST

Data Breach Incident Response Workshop Part 1
How prepared are you for a cybersecurity incident? Do you know who will be responsible for communicating with parents? What to tell, When to tell, Who to tell, How to tell.
Do you know how long it might take to get your systems and network back on line and secured? What if ransomware hits you? How are you going to respond?
Do you know under what conditions you are required by law to report a data breach? Would you know if you had a data breach before the news calls to tell you about it?
Have you thought about planning for this eventuality but don’t know where to start? Ryan Cloutier, CISSP®, Security Studio®, will take you through the essential steps and get you going on an incident response plan so you no longer have to lay awake nights worrying about it.

Please note that this workshop has three parts that will run consecutively on Thursday morning, February 6.

Speakers
RC

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Consultant, SecurityStudio
Twitter: @cloutiersec


Thursday February 6, 2020 9:25am - 10:15am CST
Stockinger

10:15am CST

BREAK
Thursday February 6, 2020 10:15am - 10:25am CST
Herberger Suite

10:25am CST

Single Sign-On and Usage Analytics: Perspectives from Leadership
In this session we will explore how and why schools are moving towards next generation platforms for digital access. We will discuss ways in which access to digital resources can impact the full student life cycle. We will examine the role that utilization analytics can have in informing strategic level decisions from investment priorities to instructional design.

Speakers
avatar for Lyle Dadian

Lyle Dadian

Director of Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Twitter: @LyleDadian


Thursday February 6, 2020 10:25am - 11:15am CST
Wilson

10:25am CST

User Experience
Do you have a teacher that complains about the performance on your wired or wireless network? Want a tool that can provide a consistent level of reliability and performance for all of your clients? Come see a demo of Aruba's User Experience Insight solution which enables IT to proactively simulate real-world user and client experiences. This solution can be used on ANY network and is an ideal solution for making sure external and internal applications are performing as they should.

Speakers
ET

Erik Thrawl

Aruba Networks / HPE


Thursday February 6, 2020 10:25am - 11:15am CST
Herberger Suite

10:25am CST

Data Breach Incident Response Workshop Part 2
How prepared are you for a cybersecurity incident? Do you know who will be responsible for communicating with parents? What to tell, When to tell, Who to tell, How to tell.
Do you know how long it might take to get your systems and network back on line and secured? What if ransomware hits you? How are you going to respond?
Do you know under what conditions you are required by law to report a data breach? Would you know if you had a data breach before the news calls to tell you about it?
Have you thought about planning for this eventuality but don’t know where to start? Ryan Cloutier, CISSP®, Security Studio®, will take you through the essential steps and get you going on an incident response plan so you no longer have to lay awake nights worrying about it.

Please note that this workshop has three parts that will run consecutively on Thursday morning, February 6.

Speakers
RC

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Consultant, SecurityStudio
Twitter: @cloutiersec


Thursday February 6, 2020 10:25am - 11:15am CST
Stockinger

10:25am CST

Unconference Session 2
Thursday February 6, 2020 10:25am - 11:15am CST
Opportunities

11:25am CST

Single Sign-On & Rostering: Districts Are Going in a New Direction
See how single sign-on and class rostering has been transformed from a thankless job into a catalyst for meaningful use of digital learning resources.

Speakers
avatar for Lyle Dadian

Lyle Dadian

Director of Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Twitter: @LyleDadian


Thursday February 6, 2020 11:25am - 12:15pm CST
Wilson

11:25am CST

Data Breach Incident Response Workshop Part 3
How prepared are you for a cybersecurity incident? Do you know who will be responsible for communicating with parents? What to tell, When to tell, Who to tell, How to tell.
Do you know how long it might take to get your systems and network back on line and secured? What if ransomware hits you? How are you going to respond?
Do you know under what conditions you are required by law to report a data breach? Would you know if you had a data breach before the news calls to tell you about it?
Have you thought about planning for this eventuality but don’t know where to start? Ryan Cloutier, CISSP®, Security Studio®, will take you through the essential steps and get you going on an incident response plan so you no longer have to lay awake nights worrying about it.

Please note that this workshop has three parts that will run consecutively on Thursday morning, February 6.

Speakers
RC

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Consultant, SecurityStudio
Twitter: @cloutiersec


Thursday February 6, 2020 11:25am - 12:15pm CST
Stockinger

11:25am CST

Minnesota Data Privacy & Practices Act (Chapter 13) and Related Laws
Speakers
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Nathan Shepherd

School Law Attorney, Ratwik, Roscak, & Mahoney
Attorney Nathan Shepherd will discuss the Minnesota Data Privacy and Practices Act (Chapter 13) and other related laws that impact school technology directors. 


Thursday February 6, 2020 11:25am - 12:15pm CST
Opportunities

12:30pm CST

1:35pm CST

Let's Talk Inventory
An essential part of building automated and complex workflows are inventory queries. FileWave allows you the ability to create complex reports using inventory queries, but inventory queries can also be used to drive smart groups in very complex ways. We'll take a look at these queries, customer fields, and scheduled reports in this session.

Speakers
JC

Jerry Case

Systems Engineer, FileWave
Jerry has been in the Ed Tech field for 20+ years in both k12 and Hi-Ed. H taught at both the middle and high school levels. Jerry has an MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology and his IT exprience includes: Tech Integration Coordinator, Herron School of Art IT Coordinator and... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 1:35pm - 2:25pm CST
Stockinger

1:35pm CST

Becoming a CoSN Certified Educational Technology Leader
If you are interested in growing professionally as a technology leader for your school district, consider becoming a Certified Educational Technology Leader, or CETL. In this session, you'll learn more about this certification, how to study and prep for its exam, and why it will be beneficial to you in your role as your district's technology leader.

Speakers

Thursday February 6, 2020 1:35pm - 2:25pm CST
Wilson

1:35pm CST

School Cyber Security: Lessons Learned From Real World Cases
Minnesota school districts are continuing to grapple with data and information privacy coupled with security in an age where everything is becoming digital. As our districts' data and information becomes digital, technical solutions can be employed to help protect it, but our greatest risk will always remain the human element. In this interactive session we will examine common information security scenarios and participants will engage with these scenarios to better understand their organizations' preparation for a security incident.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Padrnos

Anthony Padrnos

Executive Director of Technology, Osseo Public Schools
Anthony has been involved with educational technology integration for many years as a classroom teacher, consultant, and technology administrator. Anthony has a B.A.S. in Mathematics Education with a certificate in educational computing and technology from the University of Minnesota... Read More →
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Director of Technology, Richfield Public Schools
Cory Klinge has 18 years of education and technology experience. He is the Director of Technology in Richfield, MN. Cory earned his MA at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and is finishing his EdS license program at Concordia University in St Paul, MN. Cory is a former American... Read More →
avatar for Mike Dronen

Mike Dronen

Executive Director of Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
Mike Dronen is the Executive Director of Technology for the Minnetonka Public Schools. He's been a middle school science teacher, science department chair and mentor for new science teachers, lab compliance officer, web application developer, IT project manager, IT director and contributing... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 1:35pm - 2:25pm CST
Opportunities

2:40pm CST

Moving Past SAMR - Technology Integration and Evaluation Frameworks
While SAMR played a timely role in initiating the conversation around technology integration and utilization within teaching and learning, it was often used out of context and in place of research-based frameworks which have been proven to be effective. This session will explore a number of technology integration and evaluation frameworks that are relevant, easy to understand, and ready to implement. Expect to walk away from this session with an understanding of a number of frameworks and ideas to implement in your district.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

Faculty - School of Education, Saint Cloud State University
I'm faculty in the Teacher Development Department at the School of Education (Saint Cloud State University). Leading courses in educational practices, information media, instructional design, and technology integration - I have the pleasure to work with pre-service teachers and teachers... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Carlson

Kristen Carlson

Assistant Professor, Teacher Development, St. Cloud State University


Thursday February 6, 2020 2:40pm - 3:30pm CST
Stockinger

2:40pm CST

High School ESports - The Next Varsity Sport in Minnesota
Providing data, analysis, and first-hand experience of the impact and evolution of eSports in a high school environment. Participants will be able to learn more about how eSports benefits students both academically and athletically, learn about current growth and the potential growth of the industry at the high school level, as well as arguments for eSports becoming a varsity sport in Minnesota. We will also touch on how eSports can have a positive impact on students' post-secondary which could include potential scholarship opportunities and pathways to various job opportunities.

Speakers
IB

Isaiah Boyd

Technology Support


Thursday February 6, 2020 2:40pm - 3:30pm CST
Wilson

2:40pm CST

Round Table with Security Expert
In this session, bring your questions to our cyber security expert, Ryan Cloutier, CISSP, from Security Studio. Ryan will host this open question and answer session so participants will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns, questions, and cyber security plans with an expert in the information security field. 

Speakers
RC

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Consultant, SecurityStudio
Twitter: @cloutiersec


Thursday February 6, 2020 2:40pm - 3:30pm CST
Herberger Suite

2:40pm CST

Security Awareness Training: Our Journey - Steve Bistrup, Milaca Public Schools
In this session, participants will see how Milaca Public Schools has addressed the need for Security Awareness training in their district. Learn how this district has been building awareness for staff, students, and the community on critical issues of security. 

Speakers
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Steve Bistrup

Technology Director, Milaca Public Schools


Thursday February 6, 2020 2:40pm - 3:30pm CST
Opportunities

3:30pm CST

Vendor Showcase and Hospitality
Our sponsoring vendors will be available to showcase their products and services in this open setting. Come have some appetizers and a beverage, and talk with the people who work hard to design technology solutions for our schools. Please plan on attending this event to support our sponsors, who have been generous in their support that helps make this conference possible. 

Thursday February 6, 2020 3:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Herberger Suite
 
Friday, February 7
 

7:30am CST

BREAKFAST
Friday February 7, 2020 7:30am - 8:30am CST
Herberger Suite

7:30am CST

REGISTRATION
Friday February 7, 2020 7:30am - 8:30am CST
Mezzanine by Skyway

8:30am CST

E-Rate Update and Overview
The window for E-Rate application opened on January 15 and will close on March 25. E-Rate provides substantial discounts on Internet access and wireless networks for schools and libraries. In this session, participants will have a brief refresher on the application process, updates on changes to the program, and a chance to ask questions of an E-rate expert. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Outreach Facilitator, Sourcewell Technology
Twitter: @MaryTMM


Friday February 7, 2020 8:30am - 9:20am CST
Stockinger

8:30am CST

Facilitated Discussion: District Technology Staffing Trends
Technology is continually changing, and so are the types of people needed to support school district technology infrastructure. In this session, participants will have an open sharing and discussion around qualifications needed for school district technology, where districts find the best candidates, and challenges around finding the right people for the job. This discussion will be facilitated by Tom Marble, Technology Director, St. Louis Park Schools. 

Speakers

Friday February 7, 2020 8:30am - 9:20am CST
Wilson

8:30am CST

Facilitated Discussion: Cybersecurity Challenges for Small School Districts
How do small school districts address the challenges of cyber security when they don't have a team of IT professionals in house? In this facilitated discussion, participants will discuss how they are prioritizing cyber security plans, addressing resources, and protecting their networks and data. The discussion will be facilitated by Josh Sumption, Technology Director, Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative. 

Speakers
avatar for Josh Sumption

Josh Sumption

Director of Technology, SWWC Service Cooperative
Twitter: @JoshSumption


Friday February 7, 2020 8:30am - 9:20am CST
Opportunities

9:30am CST

The Future Technology Integration Specialist
As technology continues to act as a catalyst in modernizing our classrooms, the role of a Tech Integrationist has become more diverse. Tech Integrationists no longer support tech in silos and are now coaching on instructional strategies, sharing best practices, developing tools/processes, running databases, etc. This session will provide opportunities for districts to collaborate in the articulation of a common vision of the Tech Integrationist and development of a needs assessment to better align supports/structures to ensure Tech Integrationists are leveraged as academic/instructional leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

Faculty - School of Education, Saint Cloud State University
I'm faculty in the Teacher Development Department at the School of Education (Saint Cloud State University). Leading courses in educational practices, information media, instructional design, and technology integration - I have the pleasure to work with pre-service teachers and teachers... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Carlson

Kristen Carlson

Assistant Professor, Teacher Development, St. Cloud State University


Friday February 7, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am CST
Stockinger

9:30am CST

Change Management
Speakers
CT

Corey Tramm

Chief Information Officer, Sourcewell Technology


Friday February 7, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am CST
Wilson

9:30am CST

VOIP Phone System Demo and Discussion
3CX is an open standards communications solution that offers complete Unified Communications, out of the box. Suitable for any school, 3CX can accommodate your every need; from mobility and status and more, at a fraction of the cost. 3CX makes maintenance of your school communications system so easy that you can effortlessly manage it yourself, whether on-premise on an appliance or server, or in the cloud. During this session we will demonstrate the management interface, create extensions, register phones, create auto attendants, ring groups, etc. There will be a few different handsets available and we will discuss the iOS/Android client and new web client that works on a Chromebook. Presented by Brian Norman, Technology Services Manager, TechCheck.

Speakers
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Brian Norman

Technical Services Manager, Tech Check


Friday February 7, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am CST
Herberger Suite

9:30am CST

Your Buildings are Safe: How About Your Information?
What are information security risks? How do I identify the risks most important to my school? How do I manage risks? If any of these questions sound familiar, please join me in discussions about comprehensive risk assessments. You will learn how 14 school districts have worked together to make the process meaningful, the hurdles that have been uncovered along the way and how you can start assessing risks in your district

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Pruden

Nicole Pruden

Network/Security Administrator, ECMECC
Twitter: @ECMECCNicole


Friday February 7, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am CST
Opportunities

10:20am CST

BREAK - Hotel Room Check Out
Friday February 7, 2020 10:20am - 10:40am CST
Herberger Suite

10:40am CST

Getting to Personalized Learning Through Data Integrations
Many districts are embarking on Personalization of learning. This session will explore the need for data interoperability in order to support a districts move to Personalization of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Buettner

Steve Buettner

Director of Media and Technology, Edina Public Schools
Steve Buettner is the Director of Media and Technology for Edina Public Schools (MN). His department supports school, District Office and Community Education staff in the operation and use of technology. The department works closely with staff development and the Teaching and Learning... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 10:40am - 11:30am CST
Wilson

10:40am CST

What's New with E-Learning Days and Online Learning?
Jeff Plaman, Online and Digital Learning Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, will provide an update on E-Learning Days, which many districts are adopting to help students continue academic work during weather and other outages that may impact attendance at school. Jeff will also provide an update on the latest trends and activities relating to online learning that are impacting schools in our state. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Plaman

Jeff Plaman

Online and Digital Learning Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education



Friday February 7, 2020 10:40am - 11:30am CST
Stockinger

10:40am CST

Welcome to the New Face of PD - New Media
In this session, we will explore what "New Media" is and how it can be leveraged to provide relevant, meaningful, timely, and engaging professional development and training.  Integration of New Media based PD allows districts to highlight amazing content from leaders in the field, while also providing flexibility of content and the place/space PD may happen. Leaders can expect to leave the session with a number of strategies for integrating New Media into professional development plans, a list of amazing sources, and foundations of a plan to implement New Media based PD in-district.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

Faculty - School of Education, Saint Cloud State University
I'm faculty in the Teacher Development Department at the School of Education (Saint Cloud State University). Leading courses in educational practices, information media, instructional design, and technology integration - I have the pleasure to work with pre-service teachers and teachers... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Carlson

Kristen Carlson

Assistant Professor, Teacher Development, St. Cloud State University


Friday February 7, 2020 10:40am - 11:30am CST
Opportunities

11:30am CST

Lunch - Herberger Suite
Friday February 7, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Herberger Suite