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Welcome to METAA CTO Clinic 2020This year’s theme is "2020 Vision: Future of Learning”.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday, February 28th! If you are not a COSN/METAA member, please click on membership to learn more! 

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Friday, February 28
 

6:45am EST

Registration and Breakfast
Friday February 28, 2020 6:45am - 8:00am EST

7:00am EST

Informational Session for Vendors
Speakers
avatar for Annamaria Schrimpf

Annamaria Schrimpf

METAA President/Director of Educational Technology and Digital Learning, Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical District.
Annamaria Pisari Schrimpf is currently the Director of Educational Technology and Digital Learning forShawsheen Valley Regional Technical District. Annamaria has been an Educational TechnologyAdministrator for over 25 years. She is a known advocate in the state for technology in education... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 7:00am - 7:15am EST
Regency VI

8:00am EST

Welcome
Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:15am EST
Regency Ballroom

8:15am EST

Keynote Speaker A.J. Juliani: How to Guide Risk-taking, Build Creative Capacity and Lead Change
As the world changes, how do we educate differently so students, teachers, and staff are empowered to thrive in this environment? In this new talk from bestselling author A.J. Juliani, you’ll learn a clear process to guide risk-taking and lead change so you can be intentional about innovation in your classroom, school, and life. Juliani shows why we need intentional innovation and how to implement it effectively using the PLASMA framework:

• What to Praise, Look For, and Assess
• Support What is Different
• Make Time for Creative Work
• Allow for the New and Unknown

You’ll also gain insights on celebrating failing and learning, creating conditions for creativity, and leading the change. Whether you are a technology and innovation coach, a teacher, or an administrator, Intentional Innovation will motivate you to take risks, be up to date on the latest research, and manage strong working relationships designed to help students succeed beyond school doors. It’s not just about technology for change, but about fostering relationships to motivate, inspire, and challenge us to step out and lead in a future that is exciting and unknown.

Speakers
avatar for A.J. Juliani

A.J. Juliani

Keynote Speaker
A.J. Juliani serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As an English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Technology Staff Developer, A.J. has worked towards innovative... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 8:15am - 9:15am EST
Regency Ballroom

9:25am EST

Data Dashboards with Google Data Studio
Google Data Studio is a free data visualization tool which turns unwieldy data into visual and interactive dashboards. Participants will be introduced to a variety of examples related to assessment, demographic, attendance, accountability, and other types of data. Learn how one district created personalized MCAS dashboards, allowing educators to have immediate, secure, and interactive access to only their own students’ data without the need to run endless reports. 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tilton

Laura Tilton

Education Data Professional
Laura has worked for 20+ years supporting school districts as they use technology and data to improve teaching and learning. She served as Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Technology for the Carver Public Schools (2007-2010), Regional Data Specialist for the MA-DESE Southeast... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:25am - 10:10am EST
Middlesex

9:25am EST

Federal Education Technology Policy Update
Federal education technology policies and programs, including initiatives like the E-rate, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, are vitally important to school districts.  This session will feature an update and discussion about the latest ed tech policy developments in Washington, with a focus on cybersecurity, privacy and other related developments on Capitol Hill.  

Speakers
avatar for Reg Leichty

Reg Leichty

Founding Partner, Foresight Law + Policy
With over two decades of legal, policy, and lobbying experience, Reg advises education leaders, national associations, and other stakeholders about the federal laws, regulations, and programs that directly impact and support efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 9:25am - 10:10am EST
Worcester

9:25am EST

Follow-up Keynote with A.J. Juliani: Designing For Intentional Innovation
This workshop shares how design thinking can provide a structure for creative teaching and learning, and how this process can empower our students to do remarkable work inside our schools right now. It will be hands-on and share a framework for turnaround PD for your staff!

Speakers
avatar for A.J. Juliani

A.J. Juliani

Keynote Speaker
A.J. Juliani serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As an English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Technology Staff Developer, A.J. has worked towards innovative... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:25am - 10:10am EST
Regency VI

9:25am EST

Rotating Round Table Discussion 1: METAA Consortium Member Purchasing Agreements; Adobe Flash End of Life in December 2020
Speakers
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Michael Minihane

METAA Board Member, Notre Dame Academy
Michael Minihane is the retired Director of Information Technology at Notre Dame Academy, and he has served as a consultant since his retirement.  This year he returned part time to develop and implement a more enhanced STEM Program for Grades 7, 8, and 9.  He is a founding board... Read More →
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Jeff Liberman

Director of Technology and Information Resources, Danvers Public Schools


Friday February 28, 2020 9:25am - 10:10am EST
Regency Ballroom

9:25am EST

SSO and Rostering Strategies: Exploring The ClassLink or Clever Decision
Bringing digital transformation to your school includes a rostering and Single Sign On strategy that empowers teachers and supports student access to your districts digital resources. Critical data driven decisions regarding digital tool usage data are essential and interoperability with district student information systems can be a challenge.  Three tech directors will review and discuss the different benefits and challenges to managing and deploying Single Sign On and rostering in their district in a panel format.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Downs

Daniel Downs

Director of Digital Learning, North Reading Public Schools
avatar for Grace Magley

Grace Magley

Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools
Grace is the Director of Digital Learning for the Natick Public Schools in Natick MA. An experienced, educational leader and expert in digital, blended and personalized learning. Grace is happiest when she is able to collaborate, coach, lead, learn, and create with passionate teachers... Read More →
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Kathy Martin

Executive Director of Technology and STEM Program Coordinator, Stoneham Public Schools


Friday February 28, 2020 9:25am - 10:10am EST
Norfolk

10:20am EST

Best Practices in the Google Admin Console
The admin console in Gsuite for Education can be a powerful tool to empower learning, protect privacy and enhance efficiency - if it's configured properly. Join two Google Education Trainers as we share best practices in the Admin Console. We'll dive into organizational unit planning, privacy permissions, user account life cycle and more. This session is designed for Gsuite Education admins with access to the admin console.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Schmid

Jonathan Schmid

Director of Innovation & Technology, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Jonathan is the Director of Innovation & Technology at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, Massachusetts, which was recently recognized as an exemplar school by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning. He has presented at numerous conferences such as ISTE, NAIS, MASSCUE, and AISNE... Read More →
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Jennifer Judkins

Director of Technology & Innovation, Woburn Public School
Jennifer Judkins is the Director of Technology & Innovation at Woburn Public Schools. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer & Innovator, MassCUE Pathfinder and PBS Lead Digital Innovator. A regular presenter at regional and national conferences, Jenn is passionate about... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:20am - 11:05am EST
Middlesex

10:20am EST

Cyber Threat Landscape for K-12 Schools
As technology touches every aspect of our lives and work, cybersecurity has become as critical as physical security. From malware to scams to targeted attacks, this presentation by the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) will provide a detailed, discussion of the current and emerging cyber threats to the K-12 education space, with a focus on how these threats are impacting schools and what you can do about them. The MS-ISAC is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognized focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery for the nation's state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments. With insight into all 50 state governments and more than 8500 local governments, the MS-ISAC maintains the most comprehensive knowledge base of cyber issues impacting SLTT governments.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Wright

Stacey Wright

Director of Partnerships, MS-ISAC
Stacey A. Wright, CISSP, is the Director of Partnerships at the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®) and Elections Infrastructure ISAC® (EI-ISAC®), which are part of the non-profit CIS®. Her focus is on bringing new cybersecurity information and resources... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:20am - 11:05am EST
Norfolk

10:20am EST

ISTE and DLCS Standards and Computational Thinking Frameworks
Come join us to discuss ISTE and DLCS standards and computational thinking frameworks, aligned with STEAM standards.  We will share examples of implementation models from different schools. Creativity and the construction of knowledge flourishes when children can see their ideas brought to life in many content areas where they can be shaped and revised through rapid prototyping at very little cost.

Speakers
avatar for Rashmi Pimprikar

Rashmi Pimprikar

Director, C-STEAM Futures, Director, Digital Learning/Library & CS, Watertown Public Schools, C-STEAM Futures & Lesley University
Rashmi Pimprikar is the incoming president for ISTE Computer Science PLN. Rashmi has 15+ years of experience working in the industry, a learning experience designer and as an educator. She currently serves as Director of C-STEAM Futures, District Coordinator for Digital Learning and... Read More →
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Michael Minihane

METAA Board Member, Notre Dame Academy
Michael Minihane is the retired Director of Information Technology at Notre Dame Academy, and he has served as a consultant since his retirement.  This year he returned part time to develop and implement a more enhanced STEM Program for Grades 7, 8, and 9.  He is a founding board... Read More →
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Catherine Callahan

Technology Integrationist, Notre Dame Academy
Catherine Callahan has been a part of the technology staff at Notre Dame Academy for the past 12 years.  For the past few years, she has been in the classroom focusing on instructional technology relevant to the BYOD program and on Global Digital Citizenship activities and discussions... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 10:20am - 11:05am EST
Regency VI

10:20am EST

Microsoft Admin Management Tools and Classroom Resources
Please join a discussion on Abington’s recent grade 7-12 1:1 rollout using Windows 10 PCs, Microsoft 365 Tools, Canvas Learning Management System and Abington Middle School’s designation as a Microsoft Showcase School.  Topics will include Microsoft Office 365, Security and Azure portals, as well as classroom tools Translator, Flipgrid and Immersive Reader.

Speakers
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Rich Bykowski

Director of Technology Services, Abington Public Schools
Rich grew up in Weymouth, MA, graduating from Weymouth High School.  He attended college at the University of New Hampshire, studying Computer Science and Geography before returning home to Weymouth where he worked as a Technology Support Specialist and Coordinator of Technology... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 10:20am - 11:05am EST
Worcester

10:20am EST

Rotating Round Table Discussion 2: Erate and EdTech Policies; Student Data Privacy State Contract
Speakers
avatar for Reg Leichty

Reg Leichty

Founding Partner, Foresight Law + Policy
With over two decades of legal, policy, and lobbying experience, Reg advises education leaders, national associations, and other stakeholders about the federal laws, regulations, and programs that directly impact and support efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities... Read More →
JT

Jean Tower

Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools


Friday February 28, 2020 10:20am - 11:05am EST
Regency Ballroom

11:15am EST

11:35am EST

Award Presentation and Lunch
Friday February 28, 2020 11:35am - 12:30pm EST
Regency Ballroom

12:15pm EST

12:30pm EST

Vendor Table
Friday February 28, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm EST
Regency Ballroom

1:15pm EST

Chromebook Deployment & Management Best Practices
Overwhelmed by the 100+ options available in the Google Admin Console to manage Chrome devices? Join us as we cut through the clutter and highlight best practices for education environments for the deployment and management of Chromebooks. This session will focus on the three domains related to Chromebook management: User settings, Device Settings and App & Extension Policies. Presenters will share strategies to streamline and avoid costly “white-glove service” for deployments by automating enrollment of devices with Centipede.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Schmid

Jonathan Schmid

Director of Innovation & Technology, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Jonathan is the Director of Innovation & Technology at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, Massachusetts, which was recently recognized as an exemplar school by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning. He has presented at numerous conferences such as ISTE, NAIS, MASSCUE, and AISNE... Read More →
JJ

Jennifer Judkins

Director of Technology & Innovation, Woburn Public School
Jennifer Judkins is the Director of Technology & Innovation at Woburn Public Schools. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer & Innovator, MassCUE Pathfinder and PBS Lead Digital Innovator. A regular presenter at regional and national conferences, Jenn is passionate about... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Middlesex

1:15pm EST

Cybersecurity: Wine Resources on a Beer Budget
Cybersecurity is hard work but the right resources can make it easier by connecting you with people who have been there and done that, explaining why certain things are important, and helping you accomplish them in the best and most effective way possible. This fast-paced presentation will introduce a variety of free (yes, free!) resources vetted and recommended by your peers. From job aids and downloads to training and working groups attendees will walk away with new resources to help make their “beer budget” top shelf ready.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Wright

Stacey Wright

Director of Partnerships, MS-ISAC
Stacey A. Wright, CISSP, is the Director of Partnerships at the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®) and Elections Infrastructure ISAC® (EI-ISAC®), which are part of the non-profit CIS®. Her focus is on bringing new cybersecurity information and resources... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Norfolk

1:15pm EST

Project Management: Strategies for Managing Cost, Quality, and Time of Projects
98% of all IT projects fail according to Garner.     In this session, we will discuss strategies for planning, tracking, adjusting, and completing IT projects.  We will also discuss the three opposing forces that all projects have that make or break your projects. Finally, we will discuss strategies for managing expectations.

Speakers
WJ

William Jakubec

Director of Technology, Greater Lawrence Technical School
I have been in the IT industry for the past 26 years and for the last 10 years, I have been the Director of Technology for the Greater Lawrence technical school.  Prior to GLTS, I was a Sr. Solutions Architect and Project Manager for two different IT consulting firms. While I did... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Worcester

1:15pm EST

Protecting Student Data in a Technology-Driven World
Today’s K-12 classrooms are built upon leveraging technology to support teaching and learning. However, utilizing new tools without properly addressing privacy concerns may expose students and districts to unnecessary risks. Understanding and addressing privacy requirements in today’s world of online tools can be complex and require many resources. Session attendees will learn from practitioners who have addressed these issues head-on. They will share their challenges, successes, realistic solutions and workflow ideas to address these complex issues including TEC's Student Data Privacy Alliance.

Speakers
avatar for Liz McGonagle

Liz McGonagle

Executive Director, The Education Cooperative (TEC)
Liz is the Executive Director of The Education Cooperative (TEC), an innovative educational collaborative supporting 16 public school districts in the Metro-West Boston. Under her leadership TEC sponsored TECCA, the MA Commonwealth Virtual School and launched the TEC Student Data... Read More →
avatar for Leisha Simon

Leisha Simon

Director of Technology & Digital Learning, Wayland Public Schools
Leisha Simon is Director of Technology and Digital Learning for Wayland Public Schools. She works closely with the District’s Leadership Team to craft a vision and integrate technology-rich instructional methodologies to support personalized, student-centered teaching and learning... Read More →
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Ramah Hawley

TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance Contract Administrator, The Education Cooperative
TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance Contract Administrator, previously served as the Data Privacy Coordinator for the Wayland Public Schools


Friday February 28, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Regency VI

1:15pm EST

Rotating Round Table Discussion 3: Interactive Panels vs. LCD Projectors; What Guides your Technology Implementation
Speakers
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Stephanie Whitaker

Technology Director/METAA Board Member, Plainville Public Schools
JT

Jean Tower

Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools


Friday February 28, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Regency Ballroom

2:15pm EST

Assessing Your Cyber Security Maturity
In 2019, Boston Public Schools enlisted the help of an outside firm to conduct a penetration test on their network in order to evaluate the readiness of their people, processes, and technologies. This allowed our teams to identify gaps in our security and evaluated the maturity of our organization's cyber security plan. This session will provide an overview of penetration testing, discuss the problems you are likely to uncover within your organization, and give you strategies for how to proactively develop a cyber security plan for your district.

Speakers
MR

Mark Racine

Chief Information Officer, Boston Public Schools
Mark Racine is the Chief Information Officer for the Boston Public Schools, where he leads the instructional and operational technology for the largest school district in New England. Mark joined the Boston Public Schools in 2007 as a classroom teacher before joining the central administration... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Middlesex

2:15pm EST

Budgeting Strategies: CTO Master Class
In this session we’ll discuss Technology Budgeting.  We’ll talk about strategies for planning and tracking your budget needs for both the short and long term.  School Committees, Superintendents, and Business Managers have varying understanding of technology lifecycles and ultimately look to you for prudent and reasonable budget requests.  How do you do it?  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lee McCanne

Dr. Lee McCanne

Director of Technology and School Libraries, Weston Public Schools and the Town of Weston
Lee was born and raised in Colorado but has been in the Boston area since 1993.  After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Colorado State University-Pueblo, he taught middle school music for the  Fountain-Fort Carson Public Schools near Colorado Springs. In... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Worcester

2:15pm EST

Leveraging Immersive Technologies in K-12 Education
Through the implementation of affordable and effective Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies, the Fitchburg Public Schools has been able to engage in meaningful and impactful transforming of educational technology. Beginning in 2015, the school district purchased 30 unlocked cell phones, along with 30 collapsible headsets, charging equipment and storage solution and began deployment of their whole-class VR system. The kit was later dispersed into smaller 5-unit kits to be distributed among all schools. Since then, the amount of devices has increased, as the usage and demand has become greater. In 2016, the school district procured 3 Oculus Rift VR headsets and assembled 3 gaming PCs to begin experimentation of high-end, powerful virtual reality simulations. In 2017, an Augmented Reality sandbox was designed, developed, and implemented to enable students to physically craft mountains, valleys, rivers, and other bodies of water while a projector and camera work in tandem to produce a myriad of colors and relief lines, simulating geographic land forms. Lastly, in 2019, Google Expeditions AR became next foray that the Fitchburg Public Schools has engaged students with, in efforts to bring digital representations of physical objects into each classroom. As a result of leveraging affordable technologies, along with collaborating among IT staff, district-wide and school-based administrators, coaches, and teachers, immersive technologies can be effectively utilized, while affordably sourced.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turner

Chris Turner

District Data Manager, Fitchburg Public Schools
Chris Turner is the District Data Manger for the Fitchburg Public Schools and has had the privilege of incorporating a number of engaging and immersive technologies for students between Kindergarten through 12th grade. Through deploying over 60 phones for students to experience virtual... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Norfolk

2:15pm EST

New Ed-ventures for Technology Directors
Professional learning is essential for current and aspiring technology directors. The first part of this session will familiarize you with the essential skills you should aspire to possess as an effective technology director. This is especially important in 2020 since the CoSN skill areas have just been updated. You will also be introduced to a skills self-inventory that you can use to assess your skills relative to the skill areas. METAA and CoSN resource links will also be provided to assist you in becoming competent in these recommended skill areas.   In the second portion of this session, you will be introduced to a new METAA initiative: a mentoring program specifically for K-12 technology directors. Ideas to be incorporated into the program will be presented. METAA wants to hear your thoughts on this initiative. This is your opportunity to brainstorm any suggestions you might have before METAA launches this program later this year.

Speakers
LC

Loretta Cannistraci

METAA CTO Certificate Online Course Instructor, METAA
Dr. Loretta Cannistraci served for many years as the Salem Public Schools Director of Information Systems responsible for technology services as related to instructional and administrative functions including electronic submissions, technology integration into instruction, data analysis... Read More →



Friday February 28, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Regency VI

2:15pm EST

Rotating Round Table Discussion 4: METAA Consortium Member Purchasing Agreements; Web Accessibility Guidelines for Your School Website
Speakers
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Eric Bouvier

Director of Technology, Auburn Public Schools
avatar for Julie Baudreau

Julie Baudreau

Director of Digital Learning, Westford Public Schools
Julie is currently the Director of Digital Learning at Westford Public Schools. Her focus is leading and supporting teachers to make the shift towards blended and personalized learning. Her presentations include Digital Story Telling, Project Based Learning, UDL, Formative Assessment... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Regency Ballroom

3:10pm EST

Closing Remarks/Raffles
Friday February 28, 2020 3:10pm - 3:30pm EST
Regency Ballroom