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Friday, February 21
 

8:30am CST

Google Breakfast and Learn

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Friday February 21, 2020 8:30am - 9:50am CST
Room 13

9:00am CST

Conference room AV systems on a budget
We put together a video conferencing and AV system in our conference room with some fairly inexpensive components and learned a lot along the way.  In this session, I will share what we learned and how you can do it yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gunderson

Greg Gunderson

Director of Technology, Denison Community School District
Greg Gunderson is the Director of Technology at Denison Schleswig Community Schools in Western Iowa. Greg spent the first 18 years of his career developing, implementing, and supporting accounting software using many different technologies including Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Room 19

9:00am CST

Google Apps Script for Admins
This session will cover some way you can utilize Google Apps Script to assist in the automation of various processes and generally make your lives easier.

Speakers
CF

Chad Frerichs

ADM Schools


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Room 20

9:00am CST

Wireless Roundtable
Roundtable Discussion on Wireless networks.  Aruba, Meraki, Ruckus, and more - let's share positives and negatives.

Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Room 25

9:00am CST

Expanding Cybersecurity Beyond IT
We must expand cybersecurity beyond the realm of IT, and work with employees to train them on how to spot phishing attempts and how to best protect data.   Cybersecurity is best addressed holistically dealing with People, Policy, and Technology.  Come to this session to learn more! 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Pieken

Ryan Pieken

OXEN Technology
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Chet Hunemuller

OXEN Technology


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Room 24

9:00am CST

Lets 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

Filewave


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Room 21

9:00am CST

Ransomware Targeting K-12 Is Here to Stay: The Best Defense is A Good Offense
In 2020, ransomware will cost schools millions in ransom paid, decreased productivity & lost classroom time. Traditional anti-virus products fail to stop these infections and the next generation of ransomware demands are even more ominous. Attendees will leave this session with a strong understanding for what is driving the ransomware epidemic in schools, how ransomware infections are happening and how they can be prevented.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Munson

Corey Munson

Vice President, PC Matic
Why Schools Can't Afford to Be Wrong About Ransomware Protection The threat of ransomware to schools across the country is continuing to accelerate with no signs of stopping. A far more aggressive & preventative approach to stopping this sort of cybercrime is urgently required.Is... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Room 22

9:00am CST

Strategies for Defining, Measuring, Managing, and Optimizing Your Security Controls
BlueAlly’s Trusted Advisory Service and vCxO Resources use data-driven programs to enable IT leaders to objectively measure success, develop an impactful IT strategy, and systematically improve performance year over year. We leverage unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to subject matter expert guidance, ensuring we deliver measurable results for our clients. Andrew Reese, BlueAlly’s CISO, will walk you through some strategies for defining, measuring, reporting, managing, and optimizing your security controls.

Speakers
avatar for Nick McInerney

Nick McInerney

Senior Account Executive, BlueAlly Technology Solutions
Nick has 20 years of experience delivering quality technology products and solutions within the Public Sector and is well versed in common initiatives, requirements, contracts and programs specific to K-12 and Higher Education. BlueAlly helps clients scale, optimize, and manage their... Read More →
AR

Andrew Reese

Chief Information Security Officer, BlueAlly Technology Solutions


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Room 15

10:00am CST

Building a Winning School District IT Culture
Key topics for this presentation are: 1) Approach to technology implementation; 2) Creating a winning culture; 3) Keys to building a winning partnership with Teaching & Learning

Speakers
avatar for David Fringer

David Fringer

Chief Technology Officer, Council Bluffs CSD
David Fringer is in his 11th year serving the parents, students, and staff of the Council Bluffs Community School District. Previously David worked at Green Hills AEA as Supervisor of Assessment & Data Management and as a teacher in the Omaha Public Schools. In 2008, Council Bluffs... Read More →



Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Room 25

10:00am CST

FreePBX - Low Cost VOIP
In this session, we will discuss how to build a low-cost PBX system that has the features of the big names using a free Unix software distribution called FreePBX.  We will also discuss some lessons learned through small and large installations.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Gunderson

Greg Gunderson

Director of Technology, Denison Community School District
Greg Gunderson is the Director of Technology at Denison Schleswig Community Schools in Western Iowa. Greg spent the first 18 years of his career developing, implementing, and supporting accounting software using many different technologies including Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Room 19

10:00am CST

Introduction to DataStudio
Google's DataStudio is a free data visualization tool that can help you show off all of your awesome data to those that may be a little spreadsheet phobic. Come to this session to get the basics to get started showing off your data super powers.

Speakers
CF

Chad Frerichs

ADM Schools


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Room 20

10:00am CST

Using Spanning and Unitrends to Backup your VMs and Google MyDrives and Shared Drives
This session will review how to configure and then restore VM's via Unitrends On-Premise and Cloud backup/DR appliance. We will also discuss how we are utlizing Spanning to backup Google accounts. 

Speakers
avatar for Landon Allen

Landon Allen

Director of Information Technology, Spencer Community School District


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Room 24

10:00am CST

What's New for Google Admins
If you are a Google for Education district then you are already aware that you live in "Beta". this sessions will talk about what is new in the Admin Console and what that means for education.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Room 23

10:00am CST

Behind the Scenes of a Buyback - Grading, Deductions, and More
As the end of the school year approaches, many school districts will be replacing their Apple devices. While it’s too late to improve the condition of the current fleet, there are still ways to maximize the value on the sale. At Second Life Mac, we've evaluated devices from more than 300 school districts and identified several practices to increase your fleet's trade-in value by thousands of dollars more. In this session, you will learn techniques and best practices that will increase your device's value and learn how the buyback industry works. We will also have a contest where the audience will compete and test their own auditing skills on devices we've purchased from schools.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee

Director of Procurement, Second Life Mac
Second Life Mac partners with schools to purchase their pre-owned Apple devices, which allows them to use the proceeds to invest in the latest digital learning tools.


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Room 21

10:00am CST

Esports
We will discuss how to administer a new esports team, including how to run effective practices, how to improve in-game skills for individuals and teams, strategic advice on how to create game-plans for scrimmages and competition, and how to prepare your HS esports athletes for the next step: collegiate recruiting.

Speakers
avatar for Tanner Duncan

Tanner Duncan

ByteSpeed
ByteSpeed has been a leading IT solutions resource since 1999. We provide customized computer hardware, enterprise networking solutions, and professional IT services nationwide. We are headquartered in Moorhead, Minnesota and have a proven track record of excellent customer service... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Room 15

10:00am CST

What's New with Apple?
Join us for a discussion around these topics for Apple Education:
  • iPadOS
  • macOS Catalina
  • Federation
  • macOS Deployment

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Room 22

11:00am CST

Google Workflows with Datastudio
Come to this session to see how you can create various workflows using Google Forms, Sheets, and DataStudio.

Speakers
CF

Chad Frerichs

ADM Schools


Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Room 20

11:00am CST

ISASP 2019 Overview (offered multiple times)
Review highlights based on data from the ISASP 2019 testing season and provide solution options for the most common errors, update attendees on changes for spring 2020 testing and answer site readiness questions related to ISASP.

Speakers
BM

Brian Martens

Field Engineer, Pearson
I am a field engineer at Pearson. I have extensive experience in helping districts and schools prepare for online testing with ISASP.


Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Room 15

11:00am CST

Migrating to a Serverless Environment
Are you considering a serverless environment in full or in part? Learn how two AEAs made the transition while reducing operating costs and management overhead. Options for directory management, printing, voice services, security and backup will be discussed and shared.

Speakers
avatar for Bradey Malloy

Bradey Malloy

Network Systems Administrator, NWAEA
avatar for Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt

Network Adminstrator, Prairie Lakes AEA


Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Room 23

11:00am CST

VMWare
In understanding the day to day struggles between IT and Education, VMware has helped push through a digital transformation through modernizing the datacenter, integrating the public clouds, empowering the digital workspace and transforming security. This presentation will cover how VMware has helped other K12s local to Iowa and throughout the country to overcome the IT challenges related to the transformation in schools.

Speakers
BM

Bob McCabe

Field Account Manager, Sterling Computers
Sterling is a Midwest-based technology solution provider focused on government and education institutions. We provide full life-cycle technology solutions that enable customers to manage costs, maintain technical currency and improve end-user productivity. Our dedicated Heartland... Read More →
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Austin Frey

VMWare / Sterling Computers


Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Room 22

11:00am CST

Esports Roundtable
Roundtable discussion.  Have an Esports program?  Want to start one?  Just want to see what others are doing?  Let's discuss.

Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Room 25

11:00am CST

Best Practices to Increase Your Instructional Uptime
This session will share industry best practices in achieving maximum instructional uptime. In addition, attendees will discover ways to better control their 1:1 spend.

Speakers
BB

Bassett, Bill

Account Executive, Trinity3 Technology
Ed Technology Market - Computers and Hardware


Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Room 21

11:00am CST

How Local Schools Use Surveillance Technology to Improve Campus Safety
When every second counts, are you able to provide camera access to faculty, staff, or even first responders with just a simple text message or email link? Are you able to share and archive clips with them from any device, anywhere, at any time? Have you figured out a way to store footage long-term without breaking the bank?

In this breakout session, learn how a local school uses Verkada's surveillance solution to:

• Increase coverage across school perimeters and eliminate blindspots

• Resolve student conflict and monitor potential red flag behaviors

• Give school faculty the resources to be more efficient and effective at their jobs

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wakeman

Joe Wakeman

Director of Technology, Nevada Community School District


Friday February 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Room 24

12:00pm CST

LUNCH
Hickory Park

Friday February 21, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm CST
Commons

1:00pm CST

Erate Overview & Category 2 Changes
Join Pam Jacobs, the Guru of Erate, to discuss Erate 2020 and into the future.  We will focus on the new Category 2 process, as well as answer any questions attendees may have.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Jacobs

Pam Jacobs

Iowa Department of Education
E-Rate is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and I am pleased to have been part of each and every year of its existence.


Friday February 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm CST
Room 23

1:00pm CST

ISASP 2019 Overview (offered multiple times)
Review highlights based on data from the ISASP 2019 testing season and provide solution options for the most common errors, update attendees on changes for spring 2020 testing and answer site readiness questions related to ISASP.

Speakers
BM

Brian Martens

Field Engineer, Pearson
I am a field engineer at Pearson. I have extensive experience in helping districts and schools prepare for online testing with ISASP.


Friday February 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm CST
Room 15

1:00pm CST

Live Streaming School Events
In this presentation we will discuss a few of the many options available to schools for live streaming events.

http://bit.ly/ITEC19VideoProd


Speakers
avatar for Joe Wakeman

Joe Wakeman

Director of Technology, Nevada Community School District
avatar for Jon Munford

Jon Munford

New London CSD
Director of Technology at New London CSD since 2010.
avatar for Mac Moraniec

Mac Moraniec

West Burlington ISD


Friday February 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm CST
Room 20

1:00pm CST

Phishing Education: Implementation and Experience
A discussion on what a phishing program and phishing education system brings to your district.  Targeted emails, classes, and sheepish staff.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Sloan

Dan Sloan

Manager, Technical Services, Des Moines Public Schools
Dan has been specifying, installing, training and managing computers and computer systems since 1993. He's worked in the retail, contract, K12, and higher ed job sectors, and is one of the two CoSN Certified Education Technology Leaders (CETL) in the state of Iowa.



Friday February 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm CST
Room 24

1:00pm CST

AV Roundtable
Roundtable Discussion.  Let's talk AV.  Projectors - check.  Auditorium/Gym Sound Systems - check.  Classroom amplification - check*


* topics not exclusively limited to the above list.

Friday February 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm CST
Room 25

1:00pm CST

Cyber Security - Planning a Phased Approach (including WiFi 6)
Join this session to discuss how to reduce cost, eliminate complexity, and improve security.

Speakers
DS

DJ Sayles

Account Manager, Fortinet


Friday February 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm CST
Room 21

1:00pm CST

Rethinking Screens with Airtame
This session will walkthrough how schools around the country are rethinking the use of screens using Airtame for device agnostic screen-sharing and digital signage. 

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm CST
Room 22

2:00pm CST

Amazon Appstream
Session on Amazon Appstream 2.0 - what it can do for your district, set up tips, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wakeman

Joe Wakeman

Director of Technology, Nevada Community School District


Friday February 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CST
Room 20

2:00pm CST

Audio/Video control systems for Education
A presentation of several product lines for the small, medium and larger sized venues.  Interactive discussions on what works, what looks promising, and what we can really afford.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Sloan

Dan Sloan

Manager, Technical Services, Des Moines Public Schools
Dan has been specifying, installing, training and managing computers and computer systems since 1993. He's worked in the retail, contract, K12, and higher ed job sectors, and is one of the two CoSN Certified Education Technology Leaders (CETL) in the state of Iowa.



Friday February 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CST
Room 24

2:00pm CST

Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Virtual reality in the classroom removes the physical walls of learning and impacts students in ways never before possible. By incorporating this tool, we can transport learners underwater, into space or into the past to engage students like never before, the possibilities are endless.  We will discuss the different types of ‘Realities’, hardware, and how to integrate VR into the classroom.  Nicholas Schelle from the Prairie Lakes AEA will join us In this session to share his vast experience with Virtual Reality.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Schelle

Nicholas Schelle

Prairie Lakes AEA
avatar for Tanner Duncan

Tanner Duncan

ByteSpeed
ByteSpeed has been a leading IT solutions resource since 1999. We provide customized computer hardware, enterprise networking solutions, and professional IT services nationwide. We are headquartered in Moorhead, Minnesota and have a proven track record of excellent customer service... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CST
Room 19

2:00pm CST

Printing Roundtable
Roundtable Discussion.  Let's talk printing & copying.

Topics could include:

* student printing (or lack thereof)
* print accounting
* follow-me printing
* maintenance/service agreements

Friday February 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CST
Room 25

2:00pm CST

What's new in GSuite
Stay on top of the new updates released by Google.  Come learn how the changes will affect your domain and what resources are available to leverage Google Tools more efficiently.

Speakers
KH

Karl Hehr

Amplified IT


Friday February 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm CST
Room 21