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 3: 1:15-2:00 p.m. [clear filter]
Friday, February 28

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.

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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 Schools
Jenn Judkins is the Director of Technology & Innovation at Woburn Public Schools in Massachusetts. She a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator (#NYC19) with over 20 years in K-12 schools. Jenn is committed to supporting thoughtful and responsible integration of digital tools as a... Read More →

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

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.

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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

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.


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

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.

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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 →
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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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The Education Cooperative (TEC)

Director, TEC SDPA, The Education Cooperative (TEC)
Established in 1968, The Education Cooperative (TEC) is a Massachusetts DESE approved educational collaborative and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. TEC develops and coordinates educational and organizational programs to meet the needs of its member communities and their students... Read More →

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

Stephanie Whitaker

Technology Director/METAA Board Member, Plainville Public Schools

Jean Tower

Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools

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