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7:00am MST

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Wednesday February 2, 2022 7:00am - 4:30pm MST
Lobby Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Getting Lessons Started, In Person or Online
Want a good class? Have a strong start! This goes well beyond just asking how students are when looking at them after the bell rings or across a screen. We want to both establish rapport and optimize their learning, and doing both can be done in person and online. For this, we'll look at several ways of getting a class going using images, games, discussion tools, and short videos. All the tools we consider are multi-platform and freely available.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Tips for Building a Future-Proof Communications Platform
It’s imperative districts develop a sustainable communication strategy that incorporates traditional voice calling and modern channels (chat, video) for effective onsite and mobile collaboration without exhausting their budget. We’ll share best practices for building a modern, unified phone platform, discuss why cloud systems are more cost effective, and present specific ways districts can use phone technology to improve district operations, enhance safety and accelerate emergency response.

COVID-19 propelled modern communication and video technologies into K-12 like never before. But as education returns to the classroom, it’s imperative districts develop a sustainable communication strategy that incorporates traditional voice calling and modern channels (chat, video) for effective onsite and mobile collaboration without exhausting their budget. During this session, we’ll share tips and best practices for building a modern, unified phone platform, discuss why cloud systems are more cost effective, and present specific ways districts can use phone technology to improve district operations, enhance campus safety, and accelerate emergency response.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Hubbard

Brian Hubbard

Sr. Manager of Customer Services, ENA
Brian Hubbard is ENA’s senior manager of customer services. He leads a team of sales professionals, supporting their efforts by coordinating internal resources at ENA and enabling his team to delight our customers with integrity and excellent customer service. Brian joined ENA in... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

How Students Benefit from SkillStack
SkillStack is a microcertification platform that allows Idaho’s educators to validate skills; leading to industry-relevant digital badges and/or college credit.  These credentials confirm mastery of skills or concepts and they are recognized by industry and the Idaho State Board of Education. Through demonstration and assessment, educators measure skills in SkillStack® that translate into a digital badge. Digital badges are a visual representation of a microcertification and are embedded with data that verifies student’s skills and achievements. This year, Idaho reached a milestone of 50,000 badges earned by learners since 2016. During this session, attendees will:
Explore Idaho’s journey and challenges along the way.
Learn more about the benefits of earning digital badges.
Understand the future vision of SkillStack.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Stump

Taylor Stump

SkillStack® and Performance Management Coordinator, Idaho Division of Career Technical Education
Taylor Stump is the SkillStack® and Performance Management Coordinator at the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education (IDCTE). Taylor has been providing support and visions for SkillStack® with the division since 2018. She is dedicated to leveraging education and employer partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Heather Luchte

Heather Luchte

Director of Performance Management, Idaho Division of Career Technical Education
Heather Luchte is the Director of Performance Management at the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education. Heather has worked at the division since 2013. She is responsible for collecting performance data, monitoring student outcomes, and performance improvement. Heather also oversees... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

30 Favorite Google Productivity Tips and Tricks
Rapid-fire show-and-tell session featuring 30 time-saving tips for users of Google Workspace for Education. From email templates to canned comments to Chrome extensions, these tips and tools offer ways to streamline your workflow, improve communication, and give you more time for the things that matter.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Downey

Erin Downey

District Consulting Librarian, NCCE
I am the District Consulting Librarian for the Boise School District, and a new Professional Learning Specialist for NCCE. I am passionate about providing professional learning opportunities for teachers, trainers, and coaches that embody the teaching practices we want to see in the... Read More →



Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Microsoft EDU: Reading Progress 101
Reading Progress is a free tool designed to support educators in creating personalized reading experiences that build confidence and reading fluency in their students. Built into Assignments in Teams, Reading Progress passages are easy to create and differentiate for impactful instruction. Reading Progress is a reading fluency app that can help student readers who fall into a wide range of categories. This includes early readers and elementary school students, middle and high school students, non-native speakers and English Language Learners, adult learners, as well as world language students and students receiving special education services.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Gillespy

Geri Gillespy

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Prior to her role at Microsoft, Geri Gillespy, Ed.D. was the Administrator of Digital Integration for a large district in Idaho. Her Digital Integration team supported the implementation, training, and evaluation of technology integration at all levels, K-12 throughout the district... Read More →



Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Teaching Technology with Creativity and Challenge-Based Learning
When learning about technology and coding become application activities, students deepen their engagement and their learning. IDLA's Onramp program provides two such opportunities for Idaho students! Participants will learn how middle school students are applying technology skills within a course focused on creativity. Participants will also learn how a challenge-based learning model focused on solving problems in the local community is engaging students in learning Swift programming.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Simmons

Jeff Simmons

Director of Supervision and Instruction, Idaho Digital Learning
Jeff Simmons is the Director of Supervision and Instruction for the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA). In this position, Jeff works with IDLA’s Teachers, Principals, and Internal Professional Development teams. Jeff also coordinates with other teams to ensure IDLA continues... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

What K-12 SEL Looks Like As We Rise To The Moment: Neuroscience, Student Coping Strategies, And Educator Leadership
Leaders are escalating the value of the “whole learner”. It’s not just about academics, it is also about social-emotional skills. In the past few years, we have learned that an SEL program can not simply address a few discrete tasks or mitigate a crisis.  The program must be able to address the reactive and be equipped to teach the proactive. It must meet a broad range of needs.  This session will enmesh neuroscience and how it impacts student behavior from Kindergarten until the age of 25.  It will show how educators can teach students skills and strategies, using Purpose Prep curriculum, that will impact student outcomes in today’s classroom and well into life.   This session will empower administrators, counselors, and teachers, as we collectively look for innovative ways to rise to the moment.

Speakers
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Karen DeSchryver

Consultant, Edgenuity


Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

FERPA 101
This presentation will review the basics of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and delve into common scenarios faced by districts. It is intended for anyone who works with personally identifiable student data on a daily basis, from the classroom teacher level to the district superintendent. This session will improve understanding of FERPA and the context for the law and reduce misconceptions & misunderstandings about FERPA.

Speakers
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Darren Wright

Student Privacy Analyst, Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Darren Wright is a Student Privacy Analyst for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) where he provides technical assistance and training to a range of education stakeholders surrounding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Prior to his role with PTAC, Darren... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

What's New and What's Coming in PowerSchool SIS
Show the latest features that have been released in recent version upgrades and highlight what will be coming in future release.

Speakers
CC

Chad Cole

Senior Solution Engineer, PowerSchool
Chad is a former Technology Director with extensive experience with PowerSchool SIS. He came to PowerSchool over 5 years ago, where he provides pre-sales application and technical support for a wide range of PowerSchool solutions.


Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am MST

Keynote-Developing Digital Detectives: The Importance of Informational Literacy
Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Educator, Coach, Consultant, Director, Think | Do | Thrive
Darren Hudgins is a passionate advocate for creating learning experiences that drive educators of all kinds and their students to think, do, and thrive. He believes in this mission so much that he conceptualized and currently directs Think | Do | Thrive, LLC. Here he uses his 20... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
100ABCDE Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am MST

Exhibit Break
Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am MST
100ABCDE Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Partnering with Idaho Schools to Meet the Needs of Students and Families
Participants will learn about key components of the IDLA Elementary program, how we partner with local schools and ideas for how to manage sudden shifts in parent requests for a virtual or hybrid elementary program.

Speakers
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Kristina Brinkerhoff

Elementary Programs Director, Idaho Digital Learning
Dr. Kristina L. Brinkerhoff joined the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) team full-time in 2020. Prior to joining IDLA, she served as a teacher, principal, special education director, federal programs director, superintendent, COO/COA of Silverback Learning, and as an educational... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Remacle

Amanda Remacle

Elementary Principal, IDLA
Amanda Remacle, Ed.S., joined IDLA in June of 2020 as the Elementary Principal. Mrs. Remacle is a long-time Idaho native, passionate about meeting the educational needs of Idaho’s students and families. Mrs. Remacle has served Idaho students and families in both private and public... Read More →
avatar for Amy Marlowe

Amy Marlowe

Elementary Instructional Coach, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA)
Amy Marlowe joined IDLA as the elementary instructional coach in 2020. Her core beliefs center on creating an equitable learning experience for every student, and supporting and building all practices from evidence-based research. Mrs. Marlowe earned her Masters of Education in Reading... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

SEL Skills for Teaching Adult Learners
All learners benefit from a solid framework of social and emotional skills. But while the majority of SEL focus targets students, the needs of teachers, staff, and administrators go unaddressed. This session discusses professional development strategies that support a mindful approach to meeting the needs of adult learners. Discover ways to get the most from your existing professional development by consciously cultivating awareness and resilience in your staff.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Downey

Erin Downey

District Consulting Librarian, NCCE
I am the District Consulting Librarian for the Boise School District, and a new Professional Learning Specialist for NCCE. I am passionate about providing professional learning opportunities for teachers, trainers, and coaches that embody the teaching practices we want to see in the... Read More →



Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Prioritizing Student Safety and Wellbeing: Addressing Online Safety and Developing Positive Culture in Your District
A year and a half of remote and hybrid learning has taken a toll on students Nationwide. It is more important than ever for school districts to have an active and effective safety solution in place, protecting students from self-harm and harm to others. Join Ednetics and Lightspeed Systems to learn how your district can prepare an early warning system with an effective safety solution.

Speakers
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Sam Benham

Lightspeed Systems
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Zack Rehwalt

Device Solutions Manager, Ednetics
TBD


Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Make Digital Learning Work with Security, Access, and Engagement Data
This new education environment demands that students can access learning from anywhere, and schools can measure and understand engagement at every level. This can be challenging, but schools don’t have to face this daunting task alone. ClassLink provides the tools schools need to overcome digital learning challenges.

Access: ClassLink empowers 15 million students and staff with instant access to a library of 7,000+ single sign-on apps from in the classroom or at home.

Analytics: ClassLink Analytics provides essential usage data, so educators can measure engagement and leaders can make informed purchasing and professional development decisions.

Identity Management: ClassLink Roster Server and OneSync use automation and open standards to make rostering and provisioning easier, more secure, and less time-consuming.

Speakers
avatar for George Perreault

George Perreault

Chief Academic Officer, ClassLink
Currently, as Chief Academic Officer at ClassLink, George has worked with hundreds of school districts to remove barriers to students and teachers in accessing digital resources. As the founder of the OneRoster© standard with IMS Global, interoperability has long been a passionate... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Hybrid Learning Intermediate
Prepare the hybrid learning environment and develop strategies for establishing community and collaboration in the hybrid classroom. Learn practical approaches to lesson design and student engagement that uses the power of hybrid learning. Discover applications that assist you in assessing and providing feedback to learners onsite and online.

Speakers
avatar for Shea Elam-Henley

Shea Elam-Henley

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Innovate One Mindset at a Time
Educating different personalities takes patience and perseverance. Leading schools and classrooms in any community are often challenging. Remarkable things can happen when empathy is the first step in building trusting relationships with students, peers, and parents. We are social servants. We'll explore a researched and practiced mental model (Innovative Leader) full of mindset abilities that all innovative educators and leaders must be grounded in to be most effective. We will discuss strategies to help manage the unique stressors that social service demands. Then take those mindsets and actively dive into scenarios to practice each mental model. Finally, you will leave with a new sense of empowerment about the problems you face.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Educator, Coach, Consultant, Director, Think | Do | Thrive
Darren Hudgins is a passionate advocate for creating learning experiences that drive educators of all kinds and their students to think, do, and thrive. He believes in this mission so much that he conceptualized and currently directs Think | Do | Thrive, LLC. Here he uses his 20... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

District Wide School Safety Through Technology
Critical communications systems for K-12 school districts are more important than ever. Learn how today’s technology can make your district safer.

Speakers
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William Maxwell

Regional Sales Manager, Rauland Borg Education
William has 30 years in the security industry assisting k-12 schools with emergency management and critical communications systems planning. I am the Western Regional Manager for Rauland Borg Education. I would love to discuss how we can help you with your District Wide and Campus... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
200 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Expanding your SIS
Discuss plug-ins and add-ons to PowerSchool SIS to expand the capabilities of your solution.

Speakers
CC

Chad Cole

Senior Solution Engineer, PowerSchool
Chad is a former Technology Director with extensive experience with PowerSchool SIS. He came to PowerSchool over 5 years ago, where he provides pre-sales application and technical support for a wide range of PowerSchool solutions.


Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Identity and Access Control
This session will cover best practices around modern identity solutions. We will discuss multi-factor authentication (MFA), single sign on (SSO), and taking a zero-trust approach to access control by moving from network identities to user identities.

Speakers
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Adam Eldred

Solutions Architect, CompuNet, Inc
Over 15 years of experience managing complex information technology infrastructure in security-sensitive healthcare and financial environments. Proven history of effective project management, completing projects on-time and under-budget. Specific focus on bridging the gap between... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Mass Deploying Windows 10 PC's with a USB stick, Azure AD+Intune, and Setup School PC
This session will cover how to use free Microsoft tools to create a bootable USB drive and provisioning package to quickly 'image' new or existing computers with the latest version of Windows 10. The USB drive will automatically wipe the device, install a clean install of Windows 10, name the device, joined to Azure Active Directory, and then managed by Intune/Endpoint Manager.

Speakers
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Matt Cavallin

Technology Director, McCall-Donnelly School District
I've been a Technology Director for the last 12 years. Previously I've been a network and systems administrator in both the public and private sector.


Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:15pm MST

Lunch
Wednesday February 2, 2022 12:15pm - 1:15pm MST
100ABCDE Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Taming the Wild, Wild West of the LMS: Tools and Strategies for Instruction Within a Learning Management System
Every LMS (think Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom) has similar bells and whistles (think announcements, assignments, grades, feedback, etc.), even though they might look different. In this session, we will identify the most common features you'll see in an LMS. For each feature, participants will learn best practices and recommended tools to get the most out of your LMS.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Carter

Theresa Carter

Regional Support Specialist and Online Teacher, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Theresa Carter has been a teacher for 32 years, with experiences that have spanned traditional classroom instruction, a blended learning model, the ed-tech sector, and regional support specialist for Idaho's state virtual school. She lives near Princeton with her husband Tom and her... Read More →
avatar for Erica Rogers

Erica Rogers

Regional Support Specialist and Online Teacher, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Hi there! I have been in the educational field since 2006. Teaching high school English, both online and face-to-face, I have enjoyed the learning process we go through as educators--constantly honing our craft. Isn't it exciting (and challenging!)? As a full-time Regional Support... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Developing Digital Detectives: Triggers & Access Lenses
The current information landscape is driven by clicks, pushing all content creators toward the same goal: a viral story. In this environment, where the tenets of ethics and accuracy are sometimes usurped by the need for engagement in the form of follows, likes, and shares, traditional strategies for determining information credibility are no longer sufficient.

Join Darren Hudgins, one of the newly released Developing Digital Detectives (ISTE 2021) coauthors, as he helps attendees unpack two of the four lenses (triggers, access) introduced in the book. During this 45 minute session, he will give the attendees tangible strategies and access to mini-lessons that they can use tomorrow with k12 students to help them tackle the ever-changing mis, dis, mal information landscape of today.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Educator, Coach, Consultant, Director, Think | Do | Thrive
Darren Hudgins is a passionate advocate for creating learning experiences that drive educators of all kinds and their students to think, do, and thrive. He believes in this mission so much that he conceptualized and currently directs Think | Do | Thrive, LLC. Here he uses his 20... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Getting Started with Microsoft Imagine Academy
Microsoft Imagine Academy provides students and educators with industry aligned curricula and certifications to build competencies and validate skills for high-demand technologies. Students gain valuable skills for college and careers that will help them succeed in a tech-driven economy.

Speakers
avatar for Valdrena Yisreal

Valdrena Yisreal

Technology Specialist, NCCE


Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Strategies to Engage and Amplify Learning with One-to-One Devices
Now more than ever learners have access to devices. This provides educators with an amazing opportunity to enhance learning! In this session we will explore strategies and ideas to captivate learners and accelerate learning by incorporating the power of technology with engaging teaching. We will investigate ways for students to collaborate and communicate using Microsoft Teams, Notebook and Whiteboard, however the techniques can be adapted to other platforms as well!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Digital Integration Specialist, West Ada School District
Lisa is a Regional Digital Integration Specialist for the West Ada School District in Meridian, Idaho. She loves encouraging others to be innovative in their journey to become critical thinkers in the global world. Lisa has sixteen years of teaching experience which includes being... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Digital Integration Specialist, West Ada School District
Jennifer is a Regional Digital Integration Specialist for the West Ada School District in Meridian, Idaho. She has over seventeen years of experience as an elementary teacher, instructional technology coach, and digital integration specialist. Jen graduated from Boise State University... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Hubler

Aaron Hubler

Digital Integration Specialists, West Ada School District
Aaron is a Regional Digital Integration Specialist supporting the use of digital tools in the West Ada School District. He has over 20 years of experience teaching in middle school and continues to be excited to assist teachers and students using technology in effective and useful... Read More →
avatar for Katie Prebula

Katie Prebula

Digital Integration Specialists, West Ada School District
Katie is the Eastern Regional Digital Integration Specialist for the West Ada School District and has over 13 years of experience as a high school mathematics teacher.  She recently joined the Digital Integration Specialist team for her district and works with administrators and... Read More →



Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

The New Windows 11 -- How to Maximize Accessibility and College/career Readiness
In this interactive session, we will talk about what is new in Windows 11 for education. Specifically, why districts choose it for accessibility and career/college readiness. We will then discuss those aspects in more detail to ensure all participants can take advantage of these features and ensure a more inclusive classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Perrigo

Dale Perrigo

Director--Microsoft Education, Microsoft
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbperrigo/


Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
200 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

FERPA 201
Work with Student data for a while? You got this privacy stuff down? Delve into some advanced interactive scenarios based on recent guidance and real cases received by PTAC. Or bring your own questions. You know how much we love saying “It Depends.”

Speakers
DW

Darren Wright

Student Privacy Analyst, Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Darren Wright is a Student Privacy Analyst for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) where he provides technical assistance and training to a range of education stakeholders surrounding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Prior to his role with PTAC, Darren... Read More →
avatar for Ross Lemke

Ross Lemke

Manager, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

PowerSchool SIS Tips and Tricks
Tips and tricks shared by Solution Engineer and other SIS users.

Speakers
CC

Chad Cole

Senior Solution Engineer, PowerSchool
Chad is a former Technology Director with extensive experience with PowerSchool SIS. He came to PowerSchool over 5 years ago, where he provides pre-sales application and technical support for a wide range of PowerSchool solutions.


Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm MST

Women in IT in Idaho
Raise awareness of the current landscape of women in technology in Idaho and the challenges they face both entering the field and then advancing in the field. This panel will discuss topics regarding how to engage non-traditional applicants for positions in technology, how to encourage women to apply for technology jobs, and how to expose students to the various roles available to them. The takeaway of this session is to increase awareness and dialog surrounding how to encourage more young women into the IT professions and how to encourage mid-career women to advance in their technology career.

Speakers
avatar for Valora MacCallum

Valora MacCallum

Board Member, Idaho Educational Technology Association



Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm MST

Exhibit Break
Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm MST
100ABCDE Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Fostering Excellence through Video Projects and Contests
Academically meaningful video projects don't happen because someone pushes a "record" button. Students must plan, find and cite legal sources, and work with feedback. In this session, we'll focus on the power of (free-to-enter) video contests to push students to raise their game for how they creatively show what they've learned and how they see the world. The results are good for academic achievement, school public relations, and strong professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Developing Digital Detectives: Motives & Forensic Lenses
The current information landscape is driven by clicks, pushing all content creators toward the same goal: a viral story. In this environment, where the tenets of ethics and accuracy are sometimes usurped by the need for engagement in the form of follows, likes, and shares, traditional strategies for determining information credibility are no longer sufficient.

Join Darren Hudgins, one of the newly released Developing Digital Detectives (ISTE 2021) coauthors, as he helps attendees unpack two of the four lenses (motives, forensics) introduced in the book. During this 45 minute session, he will give the attendees tangible strategies and access to mini-lessons that they can use tomorrow with k12 students to help them tackle the ever-changing mis, dis, mal information landscape of today.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Educator, Coach, Consultant, Director, Think | Do | Thrive
Darren Hudgins is a passionate advocate for creating learning experiences that drive educators of all kinds and their students to think, do, and thrive. He believes in this mission so much that he conceptualized and currently directs Think | Do | Thrive, LLC. Here he uses his 20... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Assign and Assess Students with Assignments and Forms in MS Teams
In this session, I will demonstrate:
  • How to create, distribute, collect, and grade assignments in Microsoft Teams.
  • How to create and embed polls, quizzes, and surveys with Microsoft Forms.
  • How to analyze data collected with Insights

Speakers
avatar for Shea Elam-Henley

Shea Elam-Henley

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Building Sense of Community in Online and Remote Learning Environments, Strategies and Tools.
In this interactive session, focusing on secondary school classrooms, participants will be sharing their knowledge and experiences on the use of technology to foster students’ sense of community. Research-based literature will be presented to discuss the need of building community to support learning in online education. Participants will have the opportunity to use some technologies and strategies that could be used to support the sense of community in remote and online environments. At the end of the session, each participant will have the opportunity to reflect on these strategies and share how they could use them in their learning environments.

Speakers
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Dr. Lida Uribe-Florez

Associate Professor & Department Chair, Boise State University
Dr. Lida Uribe-Flórez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. She currently serves as the Department Chair for the Educational Technology program. Her research interests include Technology Integration in Mathematics Classrooms... Read More →
DJ

Dr. Jesús Trespalacios

Associate Professor, Boise State University
Dr. Jesús Trespalacios an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. He currently serves as an associate dean in residence at the graduate college. His research interests include Community of Inquiry, Research Mentoring, and Online... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Get Your Copyright Right!
Now that you have started creating some online resources for your students, how do you make sure you are using materials appropriately? In this session you will learn how to use instructional materials in an online course following copyright guidelines. You will participate in an interactive copyright training where you will examine terms of use from various online resources such as Open Educational Resources (OER), public domain, published and purchased, and copyrighted works. You will also see a demonstration of how these resources are utilized within a sample IDLA course. Participants are encouraged to bring a lesson utilizing online resources to apply what they have learned.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Reichel

Annie Reichel

Content Development Specialists, IDLA
Annie Reichelt began teaching with IDLA and obtained a MS in Science Education in 2015. She served as the science mentor in 2017, and transitioned to the science lead teacher in 2018. She is interested in virtual tours for classroom use. She has taught grades 9-12 in Bonneville school... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Kabel

Lisa Kabel

Content Development Specialist, IDLA
Lisa Kabel joined the IDLA English team as a part-time English instructor in 2008 and became a full time instructor in 2018. Lisa currently serves as the Lead Teacher for the English department in addition to teaching and working with the Content Development team on curriculum projects... Read More →
avatar for Valora MacCallum

Valora MacCallum

Board Member, Idaho Educational Technology Association



Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Disclosure Avoidance
In this presentation, PTAC experts will provide an overview of best practices and staff training in disclosure avoidance methodology and public reporting. This session is intended to improve understanding of disclosure avoidance techniques and public reporting best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Lemke

Ross Lemke

Manager, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Endpoint Modernization Using Microsoft Intune
In the session we will talk about deploying and managing devices in schools and universities using Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Microsoft Intune.

Speakers
avatar for Paddy Damodharan

Paddy Damodharan

Sr. Technical Specialist, Microsoft


Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
200 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

Microsoft - No Data Left Behind
In this session, learn how Microsoft Azure enables districts to gather data to identify at-risks students and predict graduation success. Using Microsoft Teams and AI bots, how districts then offer proactive support and services to at-risk students.

Speakers
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John Callahan

Microsoft


Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:45pm MST

SIS State Reporting Update
Update on State Reporting recent and upcoming changes.

Speakers
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Eric Wesselius

Regulatory Compliance Project Manager, PowerSchool
Eric Wesselius has been with PowerSchool many years and manages the state reporting updates for ID.
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Chad Cole

Senior Solution Engineer, PowerSchool
Chad is a former Technology Director with extensive experience with PowerSchool SIS. He came to PowerSchool over 5 years ago, where he provides pre-sales application and technical support for a wide range of PowerSchool solutions.


Wednesday February 2, 2022 2:45pm - 3:30pm MST
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:30pm MST

Prizes and IETA Business Meeting
Wednesday February 2, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm MST
100ABCDE Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Thursday, February 3
 

7:00am MST

Registration
Thursday February 3, 2022 7:00am - 4:30pm MST
Lobby Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Absolutely Amazing Learning: Creative Solutions for the Global Good
Education is not about the number of minutes we have our students, but rather the number of great moments we craft for them to experience. In this talk, we'll look at innovative approaches from students and others to making the world better, with attention to what kind of learning allows a student to build confidence, explore cool, connect with students globally, and pursue personal excellence.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

The New Windows 11 -- How to Maximize Accessibility and College/career Readiness
In this interactive session, we will talk about what is new in Windows 11 for education. Specifically, why districts choose it for accessibility and career/college readiness. We will then discuss those aspects in more detail to ensure all participants can take advantage of these features and ensure a more inclusive classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Perrigo

Dale Perrigo

Director--Microsoft Education, Microsoft
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbperrigo/


Thursday February 3, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Immersive Education Experience using VR
Virtual Reality engages every kind of learner, expands lessons beyond the books and has the ability to transport your students beyond the classroom walls. We will review 3rd party research that demonstrates the effectiveness of VR plus discuss what content is available for teachers to use that is aligned to state and national standards. Interested in where else to look for funding? In this session a funding resource guide will also be shared.

Speakers
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Susan Reynolds

Vertical Solutions Education Specialist, Lenovo
Susan has spent her entire career working for technology companies focused on bringing instructional technology to education institutions.  She has a passion for working with educators to provide relevant knowledge around the latest technology that could help make a difference in... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
200 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Microsoft EDU: Reading Progress 101
Reading Progress is a free tool designed to support educators in creating personalized reading experiences that build confidence and reading fluency in their students. Built into Assignments in Teams, Reading Progress passages are easy to create and differentiate for impactful instruction. Reading Progress is a reading fluency app that can help student readers who fall into a wide range of categories. This includes early readers and elementary school students, middle and high school students, non-native speakers and English Language Learners, adult learners, as well as world language students and students receiving special education services.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Gillespy

Geri Gillespy

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Prior to her role at Microsoft, Geri Gillespy, Ed.D. was the Administrator of Digital Integration for a large district in Idaho. Her Digital Integration team supported the implementation, training, and evaluation of technology integration at all levels, K-12 throughout the district... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Tech Tools for Beginners
This session is geared toward teachers who have access to technology but don't know what to do with it. It goes over 10 beginner-friendly tools and aims to provide teachers with something they can implement in their classrooms immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Wilson

Bobbie Wilson

English Language Arts teacher & Literacy Specialist, Kuna School District
Bobbie is a secondary English teacher who is enthusiastic about the use of technology & exposing her students to literacy strategies, including tech literacy, that they can take into the world with them. She has experience teaching elementary school in Beijing, China, middle school... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Transform Your Lessons with an Interactive Whiteboard
Teachers, your time is precious. Join us for a special demonstration of Interactive Whiteboards, like Lumio by SMART, as we show how you can save hours on prep, all while engaging students, and transforming learning. In this session you will learn how to import the lessons you already use, combine existing resources and enhance them with customizable games, collaborative workspaces, and much more. Address learning loss, create quick lessons, and do it all with existing platforms you already use, like Google and Microsoft.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Secan

Jessica Secan

Channel Manager NW, SMART Technologies
Jessica Secan is an Education Sales Consultant with SMART Technologies. With a Masters in Education Leadership and 15 years of both classroom and school administration experience, Jessica enjoys collaborating with educators to integrate technology into their schools. Working for SMART... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

E-Rate - Save time and money with OETC contracts
Learn how to leverage the OETC networking contracts that are eligible for e-rate reimbursement to save your district time and money in time for the upcoming dealdline.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Richards

Thomas Richards

Executive Director, OETC
Thomas Richards is the Executive Director of OETC, a position he has held for the past 12 years. Prior to that Thomas worked for Teach For America and obtained is law degree from Loyola Marymount in Chicago.


Thursday February 3, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Introduction to Google Data Studio
Google Data Studio is an often overlooked data analytics tool in GSuite. Come to this session to learn more about how to analyze student data using the tool. This session will review what Google Data Studio is, overview the benefits of Google Data Studio over other tools like PowerBI, take a look at a few example reports that districts have put together using the tool, and then drill down with a data set to show how the visuals are created using the tool. Bring your laptop as example data sets will be provided if you want to follow along.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Gravette

Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, IDLA
Over the past 20 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning.  He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho Digital Learning and is the past President of the Idaho Education Technology Association. He holds... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am MST

Vetting Apps
Do you use educational technology in your school? Did you ever want help decoding the ‘legalese’ contained in those Terms of Service Agreement? Did you ever wonder how those apps and service protect student privacy? PTAC has the answers! This virtual session will explore both the importance of and how online educational technology can be assessed for privacy protections and general compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Speakers
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Darren Wright

Student Privacy Analyst, Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Darren Wright is a Student Privacy Analyst for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) where he provides technical assistance and training to a range of education stakeholders surrounding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Prior to his role with PTAC, Darren... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am MST
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am MST

Keynote-Learning Reimagined: Leading in Personalized and Digital Learning
Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Director of Learning Partnerships, Leading EDge Learning
Nancy is an education consultant, author, national presenter and co-founder of Leading EDge Learning who is passionate about helping educators create learning experiences that meet the needs of all students. Nancy also serves as the project director for the CoSN Digital Equity Project... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
100ABCDE Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am MST

Exhibit Break
Thursday February 3, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am MST
100ABCDE Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Accessibility Tools in Microsoft
This session will help you learn how to use the immersive reader, translation, read aloud and dictation tools in Microsoft. The Microsoft tool set can help your struggling readers and learners make the tools work for them.

Speakers
avatar for Lora Evanouski

Lora Evanouski

Information Services Technology Coordinator, Nampa School District
Lora Evanouski is an Information Services Coordinator for the Nampa School District. She has 12 years teaching experience F2F and online. In her job with NSD, she teaches and trains staff and students how to use technology. Lora is an MIE Expert for 6 consecutive years and certified... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
200 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

I’m too Stressed to Learn: Understanding the Connection Between Behavior, Learning & Stress for Our Students
We are all concerned about our students and how they are handling their stress. Stress can have a big impact on our daily lives and a detrimental effect on a students’ ability to learn. During this interactive session, we will examine the impact of stress and trauma on students and explore strategies to build resilience. Participants will leave with a new understanding of the mind-body connection between stress and learning and be better equipped with ideas and strategies to support their students.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Director of Learning Partnerships, Leading EDge Learning
Nancy is an education consultant, author, national presenter and co-founder of Leading EDge Learning who is passionate about helping educators create learning experiences that meet the needs of all students. Nancy also serves as the project director for the CoSN Digital Equity Project... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

What's the Big IDEA? Free E-Books for Your Students
The Idaho Digital E-Book Alliance (IDEA) is a statewide partnership between the Idaho Commission for Libraries, public libraries, and schools with the goal of providing quality e-book and e-audio titles for K-12 students throughout Idaho. Find out how your school district can join for free (no starting or ongoing costs) and get your students access to over 20,000 e-book and e-audio titles available 24/7. https://libraries.idaho.gov/idea/

Speakers
avatar for David Cole

David Cole

District Head Librarian, Cassia County Joint School District
Mr. Cole is the librarian at Declo Junior and Senior High Schools. He is also the District Head Librarian and one of two District Head Webmasters for Cassia County Joint School District 151. He spent the first 15 years of his career teaching music in Minidoka and Cassia Countries... Read More →
avatar for Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker

Deputy State Librarian, Idaho Commission for Libraries
Dylan Baker is the Deputy State Librarian at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, leading the Library Development Team that provides consulting support and resources to libraries throughout Idaho. He started working in libraries over twenty years ago as a library page at the Boise... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Blended Learning in the Secondary Classroom
In this session, teachers will have the opportunity to work through a blended learning lesson & practice ways to successfully use tech & other resources in the classroom in harmony. Oftentimes, teachers are scared that tech will take over, & this session aims to both ensure that it won’t, & that it is used effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Wilson

Bobbie Wilson

English Language Arts teacher & Literacy Specialist, Kuna School District
Bobbie is a secondary English teacher who is enthusiastic about the use of technology & exposing her students to literacy strategies, including tech literacy, that they can take into the world with them. She has experience teaching elementary school in Beijing, China, middle school... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Finding and Using Primary Sources in the Classroom
This session will explore where to find and how to use primary sources in the classroom. Primary sources are a great way to teach reading across content areas as well as to enhance history and science lessons. I will be sharing different resources for finding primary source documents and several strategies for using them in the classroom. This will be a combination of show and tell and teacher exploration. If you have a device, feel free to bring it with you to this session.

Speakers
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Shanon Blosch

Educator, Sandcreek Middle School, Bonneville School District
Shanon Blosch is a 31 year classroom teacher. She has taught at all grade levels throughout her career. She is currently teaching 8th grade language arts, but has also taught history and had students participate in the National History Day competition. Shanon has attended summer professional... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Microsoft Translator
Join this session to learn how Microsoft Translator is breaking language barriers for teachers, students, and families by providing more inclusive school experiences for communicating and collaborating. All learners can engage in real-time conversation, live captions, and cross-language understanding. In addition, explore how built-in translation features in Teams, OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, Immersive Reader, and Edge help bridge communication and comprehension gaps for all education stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Digital Integration Specialist, West Ada School District
Lisa is a Regional Digital Integration Specialist for the West Ada School District in Meridian, Idaho. She loves encouraging others to be innovative in their journey to become critical thinkers in the global world. Lisa has sixteen years of teaching experience which includes being... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Digital Integration Specialist, West Ada School District
Jennifer is a Regional Digital Integration Specialist for the West Ada School District in Meridian, Idaho. She has over seventeen years of experience as an elementary teacher, instructional technology coach, and digital integration specialist. Jen graduated from Boise State University... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Hubler

Aaron Hubler

Digital Integration Specialists, West Ada School District
Aaron is a Regional Digital Integration Specialist supporting the use of digital tools in the West Ada School District. He has over 20 years of experience teaching in middle school and continues to be excited to assist teachers and students using technology in effective and useful... Read More →
avatar for Katie Prebula

Katie Prebula

Digital Integration Specialists, West Ada School District
Katie is the Eastern Regional Digital Integration Specialist for the West Ada School District and has over 13 years of experience as a high school mathematics teacher.  She recently joined the Digital Integration Specialist team for her district and works with administrators and... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Reading Progress 102 - In Application with Microsoft EDU Tools
Reading Progress is a free tool designed to support educators in creating personalized reading experiences that build confidence and reading fluency in their students. Built into Assignments in Teams, Reading Progress passages are easy to create and differentiate for impactful instruction. In this session we will discuss and share ideas using Reading Progress with reading activities and instructional strategies using other MS tools to support reading skills.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Gillespy

Geri Gillespy

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Prior to her role at Microsoft, Geri Gillespy, Ed.D. was the Administrator of Digital Integration for a large district in Idaho. Her Digital Integration team supported the implementation, training, and evaluation of technology integration at all levels, K-12 throughout the district... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Building the Right Skillsets and Mindsets for the Future
Key considerations in building resilient, sustainable education systems that keep up with students’ and teachers’ evolving needs. A look at some of the major trends impacting education today. Where a range of Intel offerings can meet students and teachers where they are at.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Baroni

Angela Baroni

Account Executive for Public Sector, Intel
Intel has long partnered with school districts to support teachers and students.Our job is to provide technology advisory to educational entities who are looking to grow their IT capabilities.Here are some Intel® links that may also give you additional context on the add value we... Read More →
avatar for Matt Harrison

Matt Harrison

Technical Solution Specialist, Intel
18 year Intel veteran.  Currently focused on helping Enterprises get the most value out of the PC client devices, particularly the vPro platform which adds security and manageability features even when the Operating System is unavailable.  Assisting Angela Baroni who handles local... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MST

Data Security Best Practices
This session will provide training on current data security best practices for education data systems, including user privacy and security awareness, privacy and security program development. It will address ways in which schools are vulnerable and common security failures seen in districts. This session is appropriate for anyone who has access to student data.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Lemke

Ross Lemke

Manager, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

11:40am MST

Awards Luncheon
Thursday February 3, 2022 11:40am - 12:50pm MST
100ABCDE Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Overcoming Today's Challenges: Innovation, Interoperability & Individuality
As we begin to emerge from some of the most challenging times that our generations have seen, there are some trends that have been brought to light that will remain, even after the dust settles. 
Virtual schools are here to stay, time to prepare your staff
Personalized learning is no longer a "buzz word"
Modern, flexible systems are needed to support change
Breaking down data silos for a holistic view of information is critical
Join us to learn how PowerSchool's unified platform is here to support you and meet your needs today, tomorrow and in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Justin McKean

Justin McKean

Solution Strategy Director, PowerSchool
Justin's experience as an educator have provided him with a unique set of skills that allow him to thrive in the K-12 market space. He's been with PowerSchool for 7 years and focuses on ensuring our full portfolio of solutions bring value to educators across the country.


Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

The State of Student Safety: Lessons for Leaders
Students as young as elementary school are engaging in behaviors that are dangerous to themselves or others. However, educators might not see the warning signs in their physical interactions with students. If K-12 leaders have visibility into students’ online activity, backed by 24/7 monitoring with the help of human safety specialists, they can step in and take appropriate action to protect students from harming themselves and others.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Baird

Lee Baird

Regional Sales Manager, Gaggle
Lee Baird graduated from Western Illinois University with his B.S. in Education. After teaching briefly, Lee decided to make the move and began his journey in K-12 EdTech. Now, with over 20 years of educational technology experience, Lee has joined Gaggle. Joining Gaggle has afforded... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Unlocking the Learning Potential for All Students: High Leverage Strategies to Student Learning
Learning is both a science and an art. Brain science gives us keys that can help us unlock learning and once we better understand how the brain works we can apply high leverage strategies that will help engage students and support teachers in customizing their classroom experience to better support  all students.  This session will expand participants' knowledge related to learning sciences and provide actionable strategies to shape the learning experiences they design.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Director of Learning Partnerships, Leading EDge Learning
Nancy is an education consultant, author, national presenter and co-founder of Leading EDge Learning who is passionate about helping educators create learning experiences that meet the needs of all students. Nancy also serves as the project director for the CoSN Digital Equity Project... Read More →
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

Educator, Coach, Consultant, Director, Think | Do | Thrive
Darren Hudgins is a passionate advocate for creating learning experiences that drive educators of all kinds and their students to think, do, and thrive. He believes in this mission so much that he conceptualized and currently directs Think | Do | Thrive, LLC. Here he uses his 20... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

All About Microsoft 365 Tools for EDU: Supporting Your Students in all Instructional Models
Learn more about how educators can leverage the tools and applications available in Microsoft 365 to create collaborative and impactful learning environments in hybrid and blended learning models at all levels of education. 1) Redesign learning spaces to engage student thinking (Environment) 2) Use digital tools to support student instruction, engagement, and interventions (Instructional Toolbox) 3) Build a culture of outreach and support for all students (Structures for learning)

Speakers
avatar for Heather Wenzler

Heather Wenzler

Trainer, Microsoft
I have been a successful classroom teacher and hybrid learning course developer for the past eighteen years and I have a deep devotion to and passion for the education field. My passion is to teach and inspire other educators in the use and integration of technology in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Geri Gillespy

Geri Gillespy

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Prior to her role at Microsoft, Geri Gillespy, Ed.D. was the Administrator of Digital Integration for a large district in Idaho. Her Digital Integration team supported the implementation, training, and evaluation of technology integration at all levels, K-12 throughout the district... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
200 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Beyond the Hype of Ransomware
There is no bigger threat to the technology landscape than ransomware. In this session, Jerry Nihen from Veeam will overview some key tips and tricks to survive your next ransomware incident along with key insights on protecting your data. The reality is there are 2 types of people in this world: Those who have fought ransomware and those who don’t yet fully understand the horrors of fighting modern ransomware. Whether the data sits on-premises in a data center, in Microsoft 365 or on an endpoint device; the ransomware threatscape constantly expands to new places. Our goal in this session is to educate on best backup strategies, techniques to prepare and advise on how to respond to a ransomware incident.

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Nihen

Jerry Nihen

System Engineer, Veeam Software Corporation
Jerry Nihen is a Veeam System Engineer based in Portland, OR. Jerry has served in a number of senior engineering roles focused on enterprise compute, storage, data protection, and network architectures in major sectors including finance, health care, manufacturing, and the public... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Digital Infrastructure Security and Lifecycle Management – Securing and Managing your Complete IT Environment
Join the Ednetics team and explore the top things to consider in evaluating, securing, managing, and refreshing your IT environment. Learn how to prioritize equipment for updates that maximize security while controlling your budget. Take away tips from seasoned IT professionals who have faced the challenges of infrastructure security and lifecycle management successfully.

• Explore the Cisco Security Portfolio
• Learn to Evaluate and Prioritize Risks
• Techniques for Lifecycle Management

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Browning

Kevin Browning

Solutions Engineer, Ednetics
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David Roberts

Director of Compute, Ednetics
I joined the Ednetics team in February of 2021 as the Director of the Compute Team. We are focused on bringing classroom solutions that simplify and empower student engagement, close the student achievement gap, and accelerate accessible learning for all students in secure, reliable... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Expanding Your Reach of Security
In this session, you will examine the benefits of expanding school security systems for real time surveillance on busses.

Speakers
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Jake McOmie

Regional Sales Manager, Genetec
Be PRO-active to keep the bad guys out by providing useful and informative tools to our front line defenders.  This is my primary agenda though out sales consultations, design discussions, and implementation of a districts’ comprehensive security platform. Delivering actionable... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Leveraging Creative Financing to Achieve the 21st Century Classroom
When school districts set on a path to achieve technology goals that enhance the educational experience for students, they do so knowing the challenges that await. One of the hardest challenges for district admin to navigate is funding. This in-depth panel discussion will focus on the case study of Anacortes School District and its 2-year journey to a successful district-wide technology implementation using a customized financial vehicle that aligned with their annual funding. The panel, which includes District CTOs, Financial Services VPs, and Integrations Solutions Experts, will discuss the processes, the challenges, and most importantly, the benefits to financing when school districts are looking to achieve technology goals.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen O'Donnell

Colleen O'Donnell

Vice President and Regional Manager, Insight Financial Services
Colleen O’Donnell, Senior Vice President– Insight Financial ServicesColleen O’Donnell is the Vice President and Regional Manager at Insight Financial Services. With over 25 years of experience in Technology Leasing, Colleen has dedicated the last 5 years to developing Sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Will Salazar

Will Salazar

Director of Marketing, Advanced Classroom Technologies
avatar for Robert Pohl

Robert Pohl

Executive Director of Technology & Operations, Anacortes School District
avatar for Mike Lee

Mike Lee

Regional Account Executive, Advanced Classroom Technologies


Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MST

Ransomware: Prevention and Recovery
This session will be a technical discussion covering the "must-know" aspects of Ransomware - What is it? How has it become such a large threat? How can we prevent it? How can an organization recover from an attack? We will cover topics across many different technical teams and encourage participation beyond just security folks. Ransomware is an evolving threat, and as such this will be an updated version of last year’s popular presentation, including discussions about the latest strategies for defending against and recovering from ransomware attacks.

Speakers
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Adam Eldred

Solutions Architect, CompuNet, Inc
Over 15 years of experience managing complex information technology infrastructure in security-sensitive healthcare and financial environments. Proven history of effective project management, completing projects on-time and under-budget. Specific focus on bridging the gap between... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:30pm MST

Exhibit Break
Thursday February 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
100ABCDE Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Powerful Tools to Support your Digital Equity Implementation
The digital divide has long existed but the pandemic has brought the inequities front and center.  Schools are faced with not only providing adequate hardware to students and ensuring that they have connectivity but they must also equip teachers with the strategies to transform the learning environment.  Join this interactive session to discuss the digital divide, find ways to remedy digital inequities and help create an education ecosystem that provides equitable learning experience for all of our students. The CoSN Digital Equity Initiative has created resources and tools to support leaders in digital equity implementation. During this hands-on, collaborative workshop, participants will learn about the CoSN resources and walk away with strategies and tools to support closing the digital divide and providing an equitable digital learning experience for all.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Director of Learning Partnerships, Leading EDge Learning
Nancy is an education consultant, author, national presenter and co-founder of Leading EDge Learning who is passionate about helping educators create learning experiences that meet the needs of all students. Nancy also serves as the project director for the CoSN Digital Equity Project... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

What Leaders at Great Schools Do Better: Tech and Inspiring One's Team
Digital media apps and collaboration tools can allow crafting staff planning and interaction that inspire teachers to work together in new ways, see new possibilities for school improvement, launch new initiatives, communicate successes to the community, and navigate the waters of online and hybrid learning. Join in as we look at how to use current technologies to revamp how campus, department, and grade-level leaders can work with teams to strengthen morale and professional satisfaction, whether our schools are in-person, online, or both.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, NextVista.org
Rushton Hurley is a former high school teacher, former principal of an online high school, author of three books on learning and schools, and founder and executive director of an educational nonprofit. Rushton has spoken to and trained over 100,000 teachers and school leaders around... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

FUNding, Collaboration, and Partnership Opportunities
FUNding, Collaboration, and Partnership Opportunities for STEM and YOU!
Join the Idaho STEM Action Center Team to learn about how you can use the opportunities we provide every year to expand your programming and build stronger partnerships. With opportunities for grants, professional development, student competitions, and more, you will learn how the new Idaho STEM Ecosystem can help boost your partnerships and expand your state-wide network.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Maguire

Kaitlin Maguire

Executive Director, Idaho STEM Action Center
https://stem.idaho.gov/about/stemteam/
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

STEM Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
https://stem.idaho.gov/about/stemteam/
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John McFarlane

Partnerships Coordinator, Idaho STEM Action Center
https://stem.idaho.gov/about/stemteam/


Thursday February 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Building a Sustainable Budget and Lifecycle Plan for Your Classroom Technology
Please join us for a panel discussion with Cody Kreps, Director of Information Services at Nampa School District and Seth Deniston, Director of Technology at Coeur d’Alene School District, as we discuss ideas for building a sustainable budget and lifecycle plan for your classroom technology.

Topics Include:
Review how a leasing and refresh program has helped in acquiring technology equipment
How to implement a sustainable technology budget
How to gain board and principal approved support
Utilizing one-times funds for a long-term strategy

Speakers
avatar for Cody Kreps

Cody Kreps

\Director of Information Services, Nampa School District
Cody Kreps, Director of Information Services, Nampa School District Cody is the Director of Information Services with the Nampa School District. He has been with the Nampa school district for over 18 years beginning in 2003 as a Senior Support Specialist. His team is responsible... Read More →
avatar for Seth Deniston

Seth Deniston

Director of Technology, Coeur d’Alene School District
Seth Deniston, Director of Technology, Coeur d’Alene School District Seth oversees technology operations and instructional technology, collaborating with teachers and administrators on utilizing technology with our students to improve student learning and engagement. He also oversees... Read More →
avatar for Colleen O'Donnell

Colleen O'Donnell

Vice President and Regional Manager, Insight Financial Services
Colleen O’Donnell, Senior Vice President– Insight Financial ServicesColleen O’Donnell is the Vice President and Regional Manager at Insight Financial Services. With over 25 years of experience in Technology Leasing, Colleen has dedicated the last 5 years to developing Sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Andy Hashimoto

Andy Hashimoto

Vice President, Insight Financial Services
Talk to me about building a predictable and sustainable budget for all of your IT equipment needs.


Thursday February 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

AutoDraw for Beginners
Autodraw.com is a digital drawing tool that was created by Google. Autodraw can be utilized to create vocabulary cards, presentations, projects, reviews, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Wilson

Bobbie Wilson

English Language Arts teacher & Literacy Specialist, Kuna School District
Bobbie is a secondary English teacher who is enthusiastic about the use of technology & exposing her students to literacy strategies, including tech literacy, that they can take into the world with them. She has experience teaching elementary school in Beijing, China, middle school... Read More →



Thursday February 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Providing easy access to digital resources while measuring student engagement
Learn how your district can use Single Sign On and Analytics to make learning accessible and measurable. ClassLink helps provide students with easy access to a variety of digital learning resources while also measuring student engagement with those resources.

Speakers
avatar for Valdrena Yisreal

Valdrena Yisreal

Technology Specialist, NCCE


Thursday February 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Reading Progress 102 - In Application with Microsoft EDU Tools
Reading Progress is a free tool designed to support educators in creating personalized reading experiences that build confidence and reading fluency in their students. Built into Assignments in Teams, Reading Progress passages are easy to create and differentiate for impactful instruction. In this session we will discuss and share ideas using Reading Progress with reading activities and instructional strategies using other MS tools to support reading skills.  

Speakers
avatar for Geri Gillespy

Geri Gillespy

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Prior to her role at Microsoft, Geri Gillespy, Ed.D. was the Administrator of Digital Integration for a large district in Idaho. Her Digital Integration team supported the implementation, training, and evaluation of technology integration at all levels, K-12 throughout the district... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm MST

Data Breach Response
This interactive presentation puts you in the driver’s seat for a simulated data breach. Attendees will be faced with a data breach scenario and must make the critical decisions in addressing an ongoing breach, avoiding pitfalls and guiding an organization through the difficult and often murky issues facing organizations during that time.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Lemke

Ross Lemke

Manager, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Thursday February 3, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MST

Prizes
Thursday February 3, 2022 4:00pm - 4:30pm MST
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702