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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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Session 1: 9:25-10:10 a.m. [clear filter]
Friday, February 28
 

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