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Tuesday, May 3
 

5:30pm PDT

Trivia Social
Limited Capacity filling up

Tuesday May 3, 2022 5:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
The Trees
 
Wednesday, May 4
 

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Wednesday May 4, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
Altitude Dining

8:30am PDT

9:00am PDT

Golf
Limited Capacity filling up

Wednesday May 4, 2022 9:00am - 2:00pm PDT
Mount Hood Oregon Resort

10:00am PDT

Lawn Games: Croquet
Limited Capacity filling up

Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Mount Hood Oregon Resort

10:00am PDT

Lawn Games: Lawn Bowling
Limited Capacity full

Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Mount Hood Oregon Resort

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Altitude Dining

1:59pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

Aruba: Modern Data Center Design with Aruba Networks
Speakers
avatar for Neil London

Neil London

Salem-Keizer Public Schools
DG

Dan Gulick

Systems Engineer, Aruba Networks


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Doug Fir

2:00pm PDT

CDW Education: So, You Have a Truck Full of Chromebooks, Now What? Chrome Management - Best Practices in Google Workspace for Education
Chromebooks are now the most used devices in schools and there are many ways to deploy, setup, manage and maintain them.  In this session we’ll showcase best practices on how to make your Chromebook deployment and life as a Google Workspace for Education admin as easy as possible. We’ll show you how to harness your very own robot army to deploy Chromebooks smarter and faster than you thought possible. Learn how to report on your entire fleet seeing versions, status and usage details ensuring optimum ROI. We will also showcase settings in the Google Workspace Admin Console that will truly harness the power of any Chromebook, Bit, Base, Box and Browser!

Join the Amplified IT Team as we are now better together with CDW as CDW Amplified for Education.

Slide Deck

Speakers
avatar for Gil Anspacher

Gil Anspacher

Google Workspace for Education Specialist, CDW
From classrooms with walls, to mountains, rivers and the sea, I have been on the journey of education throughout my career. My experience in education technology ranges from wires to the why, from teams to the team, from vision to fingers in the pie. My guiding light is removing barriers... Read More →
avatar for Kendal Shomura

Kendal Shomura

Google for Education Training Consultant, Amplified IT - A CDW Company
Google for Education PartnerKendal Shomura joined the Amplified IT team in 2018 after 7 years working in Public Schools as an educator, Instructional Coach, Technology Integration Specialist, and as a Professor in Masters of Educational Technology program at Touro University. He spent... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Red Alder

2:00pm PDT

ParentSquare: What’s Working to Engage Families Today: Communication Tips for Technology Leaders
When it comes to communication in schools, parent & community expectations have shifted recently. The strategies and tools used 10 years ago are not working today, yet many are still in place. Even CoSN's annual survey of technology leaders found 95% say their districts changed how they engaged with parents during the pandemic. During this session, attendees will learn modern tips and tools for engaging families across the various layers of their school community—classroom, school, district, and groups (parent groups, student clubs, & athletics)—and considerations for technology leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Langford

Steve Langford

CIO, Beaverton School District
CIO for the Beaverton School District. ACPE Board member and CoSN Board Member. Currently working our building our district cybersecurity posture and working on our replacement student devices. Golf, camping, and reading (leadership & sci fi) are some of my favorite things to do... Read More →
avatar for Chad Stevens

Chad Stevens

Chief Strategy Officer, ParentSquare
Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D., is the Chief Strategy Officer at ParentSquare where he is charged with creating, communicating, and sustaining the company's strategic initiatives. In addition, he advises on all aspects of company operations to expand ParentSquare’s relationships with school... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Pacific Maple

2:00pm PDT

Securly: AI with EQ: Rethinking Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Students’ Digital Well-being
Cries for help often start with a whisper. Students are growing up in unprecedented times, and it’s more important than ever for them to receive support early on. But how do you know if a student’s struggling? It’s tough for many to open up, but in today’s digital world, the data’s out there. Students leave digital footprints that traverse the internet; from Facebook to Google Drive to Search, small signs can lead to major findings when all the pieces of a puzzle are put together. Today, many schools use AI to flag students who need immediate help. AI plays a critical role here -- but it can do more. As a student’s bad day becomes a student’s bad month, AI can correlate concerning activities and alert a student’s support network, giving them invaluable insight into a student’s well-being and allowing for early action.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Elliott

Marc Elliott

Chief Information Officer, Olympia School District
Marc began his educational career in the Bethel School District (18.000 students and 28 schools) as an elementary teacher for four years and then the district level technology integration coach for six years. He then moved into the position of Technology Director at the same district... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Borbons

Nicole Borbons

Customer Success Manager, Securly
I am super excited to be in Mount Hood discussing and learning all things k-12 focused and enjoying nature! I have been with Securly and on the Customer Success team for a little over 3 years and work with current Securly Districts. My goal is always District focused helping to discuss... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Osprey

3:14pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

Fortinet: Developing a Broad, Integrated, Automated Security Fabric- IMAGINE It no more!
It’s no surprise that Cyber threats continue to increase in frequency, complexity, and impact.
Addressing these threats creates both financial and incredible resource challenges for our districts. In this session, Lane ESD- our long-time technology partner- will discuss how they’ve navigated some of their challenges through technology, best practices, and policy considerations.

Further, you’ll discover how Fortinet’s Secure fabric approach provides Broad visibility and protection of the entire digital attack surface to better manage risk and what an Integrated solution can do to reduce management complexity while sharing threat intelligence. The end result is an Automated self-healing network with AI-driven security for fast and efficient operations to assist even the smallest IT teams to address these proliferating security challenges!

This broad, integrated, and automated Secure Fabric can also be the Kevlar you need to minimize the impact of the brutal dynamics of Cybersecurity Insurance: Premiums and underwriter requirements are skyrocketing while at the same time carriers are scaling back certain coverages. During this important session, we’ll map the benefits of our Secure Fabric to these challenges and discuss how aspects of our security portfolio can address some Insurance requirements and potentially help lower your premiums.
With Fortinet, don't Imagine it, Realize it!

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Webb

Brandon Webb

CIO, Lane ESD
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Gerald Dees

Cybersecurity Administrator, Lane ESD
avatar for Rob Vasks

Rob Vasks

SLED Major Accounts Manager, Fortinet
As a native Oregonian- and Oregon Duck- I've had the distinct pleasure of supporting Northwest School Districts and other Public Sector customers for over thirty years.


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Red Alder

3:15pm PDT

LearnPlatform: Modernizing the District EdTech Learning Environment to Drive Efficiency and Outcomes
Learn how Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Highline Public Schools (WA) are modernizing their edtech learning environment to better equip administrators, teachers, and students/families, and to generate evidence to guide important decisions related to instruction, budget, resources, and their edtech implementations. Learn how to further optimize and promote student equity with Rapid Cycle Evaluation (RCE), which generates evidence related to fidelity, cost-effectiveness, student outcomes, and where to improve edtech implementation. These discussions will highlight how edtech effectiveness systems save districts valuable time and resources, promote ongoing evidence and efficiency to improve edtech implementations, guide budgetary decisions, advance digital equity, and meet/report on regulatory requirements, for Special Programs, Title I, ESSA, and ESSER-funded programs.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Greco

Matt Greco

Director of Instructional Technology, Vancouver Public Schools
avatar for Becky Mesker

Becky Mesker

Project Manager/Analyst, Highline Public Schools
AL

Amanda Lyles

Regional Director of Partnerships, PNW, LearnPlatform


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Pacific Maple

3:15pm PDT

Linewize: A Whole Approach to Filtering, Student Safety, and Classroom Maangement
It’s time to go BEYOND the Filter! Hybrid Cloud Filtering, Classroom Management, 24/7 Student Safety Monitoring, Digital Community Engagement, O My!  

IT departments have increasing pressure from non-technical staff to enable access, provide screen visibility and reports, make mental health decisions, make curriculum decisions, provide data to parents, and fix everything on the network.

We want to help IT empower other departments with the data necessary to operate without having to explain technical concepts and reports. We will discuss how to delegate visibility, provide some autonomy, and enable non-technical staff to make data-driven decisions with data from the IT department without compromising on performance and regulatory compliance.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen	Mirante

Stephen Mirante

Director, Southeast, Linewize Cyber Safety
We provide cutting-edge technology that helps districts and parents keep their kids safe and secure online, on any device.


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Osprey

3:15pm PDT

Verkada: Creating Smarter and Safer Campuses with Verkada. Our Hybrid-Cloud Approach to Cameras, AC, Vape Sensors, Alarms and Visitor Management.
Verkada is excited to present how we are helping Waluhke School District create smart campuses and simplify their security. We will be doing a live presentation on Verkada Command and showcase our cameras, access control, vape sensors, alarms, and visitor management.

Verkada is a Hybrid-Cloud physical security manufacturer focused on simplifying security for our 10,000 customers across the globe. We design the hardware and software for cameras, access control, vape sensors, alarms, and visitor management. Our approach to security removes the need to maintain on-prem servers and NVR's by doing everything on the device itself. Our cameras record continuous 24x7 recording for 30, 60, 90, 120 or 365 days. Our easy-to-use web-based platforms use AI and machine learning to speed up investigations and simplify searches. Our 5 star rated mobile app makes it easy for school administrators and principals to see Verkada devices on the go. All Verkada products come with an industry-leading 10-year hardware warranty.

Speakers
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Matt Hyndman

Director of Maintenance and Operations, Wahluke School District
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Juan Gonzalez

Technology Support Specialist II, Wahluke School District
avatar for Scott Callens

Scott Callens

Enterprise Account Executive, Verkada
Hello Everyone,My name is Scott Callens and I have been with Verkada since February 2020. I currently live in San Francisco and am in the process of relocating to Seattle. I enjoy meeting new people and doing stuff outside. I am passionate about what I do and enjoy helping Districts... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Doug Fir

4:00pm PDT

ACPE 5K Fun Run and Walk
This is the FINAL route for today:

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/acpe-2022-fun-run-final-route-177db6a?u=m

See you there, lots of fun prizes for the race winners, and everyone gets something for participating.





Speakers
avatar for Joe Morelock

Joe Morelock

Practicing Retirement, ACPE



Wednesday May 4, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mount Hood Oregon Resort

4:29pm PDT

Concurrent Sponsor Sessions III
Wednesday May 4, 2022 4:29pm - 4:30pm PDT

4:30pm PDT

Edupoint: Using Synergy Analytics
Analytics -
Explore the power of Synergy Analytics to inform key stakeholders of critical information through the use of compelling dashboards, interactive tables, meaningful charts, and practical drill-downs. Attendees will see several role and data domain-based examples of Analytics Dashboards that make use of real-time data derived from SQL or ST Query.

Speakers
avatar for Travis McKenna

Travis McKenna

Product Expert, Edupoint
avatar for Francisco Zavala

Francisco Zavala

CIO, LBL ESD
Francisco Zavala comes to LBL ESD as our Chief Information Technology Officer with a high energy approach to customer service and team leadership.  Currently LBL ESD supports 32k students across 3 counties in 12 School Districts.  Francisco and his IT team also support a home grown... Read More →
avatar for Tim Jones

Tim Jones

Deputy Information & Technology Manager, Linn Benton Lincoln ESD
Deputy IT Manager at Linn Benton Lincoln ESD.  


Wednesday May 4, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Pacific Maple

4:30pm PDT

PowerSchool: Is Your SIS Meeting Your Needs?
Is Your SIS Meeting Your Needs? This session is not to be missed if you want to learn about the latest features and technologies available in a modern SIS that has the tools everyone at your school will benefit from. Learn how Kennewick School District has done just that, and the impact it has had on their users. Make the data in your SIS meaningful and informative to school leaders! Discover a new way to improve communications with families in over 80 languages and address chronic attendance issues using the newly acquired Kinvolved (Unified Communications).


Speakers
avatar for Jason Springel

Jason Springel

Solution Strategy Director, SIS and PowerSchool Evangelist, PowerSchool
Jason is the PowerSchool Evangelist and also the Director of Solution Strategy for SIS products at PowerSchool, the leading education technology platform for K-12 schools. Jason has been assisting schools with their technology needs in a variety of roles for the past 25 years at Apple... Read More →
avatar for Ron Cone

Ron Cone

Executive Director of Information Technology, Kennewick School District
Ron Cone has been the Executive Director of Information Technology for the Kennewick School District for the last 22 years. He currently holds a CPA license to practice in Washington State and worked in public account for 13 years before joining the Kennewick School District. Ron... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Doug Fir

4:30pm PDT

Synology: Backup and Recovery for Google and Microsoft Environments.
With remote learning, educational institutions face changing business models and increased ransomware attacks. Organizations are storing more and more data on cloud services like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. Many people assume data stored in the cloud is ‘backed up,’ but protecting cloud data is the responsibility of schools. This session will examine the data retention policies of Google Workspace/Microsoft 365 and walk through how to implement a budget-friendly, centralized backup strategy for hundreds of desktop endpoints so your school won’t accidentally lose data stored in the cloud. We will discuss how educational organizations can have disaster recovery plans for business continuity.

The educational sector is the most affected industry for cyberattacks in the past year. A 2021 report by the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center and the K12 Security Information Exchange identified 408 publicly-disclosed school cyber incidents in 2020. And there were 145 data breach incidents involving public schools, and most incidents. We will cover how an effective data protection plan can mitigate the risk of being locked out of critical data. And best practices for creating a ransomware backup and recovery plan for edge devices with minimal disruption.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Reidy

Todd Reidy

Technical Account Manager, Synology


Wednesday May 4, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Osprey

4:30pm PDT

World Wide Technology and Zscaler: Secure digital transformation starts with zero trust.
Establishing a zero-trust architecture requires visibility and control over a student's environment no matter where they're located. This includes any traffic that is encrypted.

Speakers

Wednesday May 4, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Red Alder

5:30pm PDT

Dinner
Wednesday May 4, 2022 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Cascade Ballroom

5:30pm PDT

Gold Sponsors Showcase
Wednesday May 4, 2022 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Cascade Ballroom

8:00pm PDT

 
Thursday, May 5
 

7:00am PDT

Breakfast
Thursday May 5, 2022 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
Mount Hood Oregon Resort

8:00am PDT

Session I
Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:00am PDT

8:00am PDT

Section 230 and Schools
Speakers
avatar for Shoshana Weissmann

Shoshana Weissmann

Senior Manager of Digital Media and Fellow, R Street Institute
hoshana Weissmann manages the R Street Institute’s social media, email marketing and other digital assets. She also works on occupational licensing reform, social media regulatory policy, Section 230 and other issues, and has written for various publications, including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.Shoshana most recently m... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:50am PDT
Red Alder

8:00am PDT

The Times They Are A-Changin
What are the major priorities of district technology leaders and how have they changed over the two years of dealing with the pandemic? What did we learn about closing the Homework Gap and student home connectivity? Are there “Silver Linings” that we can now see to reimagine learning? What are the key emerging technologies for K-12, according to CoSN’s global research? As the song says, Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone; For the times they are a-changin'.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO, CoSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:50am PDT
Doug Fir

8:00am PDT

Leadership Lessons from a High School Dropout
How does a high school dropout become the Assistant Superintendent - Chief Operations Officer of the second largest school district in Oregon? This is a session for technical staff that want to grow into leadership positions in the future. You don’t need a fancy degree or education, though it helps accelerate the growth. I’ll share the strategies that I have learned and used during my career in education that started as a web developer with no experience at an ESD in Eastern Oregon 24 years ago.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Silva

Robert Silva

Chief Operations Officer, Salem-Keizer SD


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:50am PDT
Pacific Maple

8:00am PDT

Under the Hood: A Peer Review Experience
Chris Bailey will share Edmonds School District's recent experience going through the CoSN Peer Review process, an independent evaluation of department practices and procedures. The CoSN Matrix outlines the practices needed to be a successful digital school system.

Edmonds invited CoSN to bring a team of reviewers to assess policies and procedures, practices, budgets, etc. as well as to come on-site to interview cabinet and executive leadership, school administrators, teachers, and department staff. The result was a executive summary presentation as well as a details report outlining successes and areas for growth or potential concern.

Our team is now working to align our efforts with the vision of the district and the best practices outlined in the CoSN Peer Review report.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Cone

Ron Cone

Executive Director of Information Technology, Kennewick School District
Ron Cone has been the Executive Director of Information Technology for the Kennewick School District for the last 22 years. He currently holds a CPA license to practice in Washington State and worked in public account for 13 years before joining the Kennewick School District. Ron... Read More →
avatar for Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey

Technology Director, Edmonds School District
For the past 14 years, Chris Bailey, CETL, has served the Edmonds School District in several capacities, including overseeing the IT Project Management team, Enterprise Services, and all IT Operations, before taking the role of Director of Technology in 2020. His work includes guiding... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:50am PDT
Osprey

8:30am PDT

Managing Chromebooks: Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Are you managing Chromebooks in your environment? Want to find ways to be more efficient with your expanding Chromebook deployment? Come and see how the Northshore School District manages their 29,000 Chrome OS devices using the Admin Console and other third party tools. We will also have an open discussion where attendees can share their tips and tricks on how they have found to be more efficient and effective when managing large numbers of student and staff Chromebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Yamada

Joe Yamada

Mobile Computing Specialist, Northshore
Work Talk: I manage the mobile devices at Northshore SD (predominantly Chromebooks and iPads). I use JAMF Pro to manage our iOS devices, and the Chrome Admin Console to manage our Chrome devices.Non-Work Talk: MUSIC (writing, recording, performing, listening) - piano & drums are my... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:20am PDT
Wy' East

8:30am PDT

Realizing Digital Equity
Creating a shared understanding of what digital equity is and what district leaders can do to realize digital equity for the students that they serve is more important than ever. CoSN has created a resource to help leaders build a shared understanding of digital equity for their district. As school districts work towards realizing digital equity, several key areas need to be addressed. These five key areas include; connectivity, hardware, teaching and learning, digital citizenship and tech support. In this session, we will take a deeper dive into how to define and advocate for digital equity in today's educational landscape. Link to presentation: 

https://bit.ly/ACPE22DigitalEquity 




Speakers
avatar for Allison Reid

Allison Reid

Senior Director, Digital Learning & Libraries, Wake County Public School System
Allison Reid is an experienced teacher, CETL certified technology leader, and Google Certified Trainer who is certified English, Theatre Arts, and Technology, with a Master of Education (MEd) focused in Instructional Technology from NC State University. Allison is a member of the... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:20am PDT
Zig Zag

8:30am PDT

Microsoft Identity Security Lab - Conditional Access Based MFA and Privileged Identity Management Utilizing Azure Active Directory.
A hands-on lab experience from an administrative point of view walking through configuring MFA with Conditional Access and Privileged Identity Management.

Microsoft will provide 40 devices with a sandbox environment to walk through the configuration. You're welcome to bring your own device if you'd prefer or in case all 40 devices are in use. 

Speakers
PM

Patrick McDonald

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
IE

Ian Effron

Senior Security Specialist, Microsoft


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:30am - 10:30am PDT
Hunchback & Huckleberry

9:30am PDT

Featured Speaker: Jason Dilley
Speakers
avatar for Jason J. Dilley

Jason J. Dilley

Director, Washington State Scholastic Esports Association
Jason Dilley is a 13 year,National Board Certified educator in CTE and Mathematics in the Sedro-Woolley School District. Four years ago, he developed one of the first esports programs in Washington State and has spent considerable time helping other teachers and schools setup their... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Red Alder

9:30am PDT

The Game of Risk
Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving and staying on top of those threats requires identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing risks to the school system.  Join CoSN Cybersecurity Program Director, Amy McLaughlin to explore strategic approaches to identifying external and internal risks, conducting analysis of risk and advance planning for a response, and in the moment assessment of risk as threats are unveiled including unfolding world events, local events, natural disasters, etc. that can impact risk and response and everyday operations.

Speakers
avatar for Amy McLaughlin

Amy McLaughlin

Cybersecurity Program Director, CoSN
An experienced information technology and information security professional, Amy has over twenty years’ experience building, implementing, and securing information systems, including 10 years in K-12 and higher education.She has been responsible for protecting data covered by a... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Doug Fir

9:30am PDT

Tomorrow’s Privacy Lessons Today
The past few years have certainly proven that the only constant is change – especially in school systems. From evolving technologies to emerging risks, there has been no shortage of questions and concerns about how to protect student data privacy while supporting teachers in delivering anytime, anywhere education. With that have come some important lessons in managing student privacy. Learn how to leverage those lessons to create pillars for a privacy program that will stand up over time, no matter what the future brings.   

Speakers
avatar for Linnette Attai

Linnette Attai

President of PlayWell, LLC, PlayWell, LLC
Linnette Attai is Project Director for CoSN’s Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program. As founder of the global compliance consulting firm PlayWell, LLC, Linnette delivers strategic advice and training, policy development, and technology assessments, and builds cultures of compliance across a wide range of organizations.She also serves as virtual chief privacy officer and GDPR data protection officer to select clients. Linnette is... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Zig Zag

9:30am PDT

Everett Public School's Interactive Flat Panel and Classroom Audio Projects- Pivots, Planning, Project/Product management, and Supply Chain Adventures
Every project has its story- starting with our Elementary Schools and as part of the last large project of our 20216 Levy, EPS had been investigating solutions for both audio enhancement and updates to our classroom presentation systems (moving from desk or ceiling-mounted projectors to short-throw interactive projectors).  These projects pivoted rapidly due to direction from our district leadership and an evaluation from contracted engineers.  EPS shifted to a standard of Front Row Juno systems and Boxlight Procolor Interactive panels in every Elementary classroom.  Our presentation will cover this history, the bumps in the road that we have encountered/anticipate, and the lessons we continue to learn as we navigate supply chain, RADIX device management, and professional development.

Speakers
BB

Brian Beckley

Chief Information Officer, Everett Public Schools
TO

Tessa O'Connor

Director of LMS, Everett Public Schools
I'm the instructional side of IT, an early adopter of SEL practices, and committed to equitable education.
avatar for Todd Koren

Todd Koren

Director, Customer & Technology Services, Everett Public Schools


Thursday May 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Wy' East

9:30am PDT

Link Oregon & K-12 Networking in the New Broadband Era
The panel will discuss approaches to addressing today’s challenges in delivering educational content and other digital services for K-12 students throughout Oregon—particularly around broadband connectivity made even more dire during the pandemic. As a non-profit partnership and network provider, Link Oregon brings together key experts shaping the state education technology landscape to articulate how their organizations are working together to identify needs and develop responses to extend services equitably to all Oregon communities. We will discuss the outlook for ensuring better broadband connectivity for urban, rural, and Tribal K-12 schools, particularly with significant infrastructure funding that will soon be available through federal and state programs. We will touch on the critical role that K-12 institutions and public libraries play in their communities and how to address the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the community as a whole in remote learning as well as telehealth, resilience, and sustainability.

Speakers
RW

Rachel Wente Chaney

CIO, Association for Computing Professionals in Education
avatar for Stuart Long

Stuart Long

CIO, Northwest Regional ESD
Stuart Long (he/him) is the Chief Information Officer at the Cascade Technology Alliance and the Northwest Regional Education Service District. The Cascade Technology Alliance is the technology partnership encompassing Northwest Regional and Multnomah ESDs. The Cascade Technology... Read More →
avatar for Steve Corbato

Steve Corbato

Executive Director, Link Oregon
Steve Corbató serves as Executive Director of Link Oregon (the dba for Oregon Fiber Partnership), the non-profit organization formed by Oregon’s four largest research universities and state government to develop and operate a high-speed, statewide broadband network in support of... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Pacific Maple

9:30am PDT

Modern Management with Microsoft's Intune
Puyallup's journey to modern management of devices with Microsoft's Intune. Come learn about how one district tried, failed, and tried again to move to modern management. This move started a digital transformation that prepared us for remote learning and hybrid work.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Hinkle

Jeff Hinkle

Solutions Engineer Manager, Puyallup School District


Thursday May 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Osprey

9:30am PDT

Small Schools Sharing
When you're "in the trenches" without multiple teams to back you up, challenges can seem overwhelming. This is a time for smaller districts (<5,000) to share challenges and possible solutions or successes.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Kesecker

Josh Kesecker

Technology Coordinator, Region 18 ESD
WCESD provides consortium technology services to the 4 small districts in our County. What to talk about? Doing more with less... as usual. 


Thursday May 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Altitude Dining

10:00am PDT

Break
Recharge

Thursday May 5, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

11:00am PDT

Keynote: The rise of artificial intelligence: implications for jobs and the economy
How did AI advance from the realm of science fiction to today’s reality? And how should we prepare for its future?

Speakers
avatar for Martin Ford

Martin Ford

AI specialist, The Lavin Agency
Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of four books, including Rule of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything (2021), the New York Times-bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (winner of the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and translat... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Cascade Ballroom

12:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Google: Shields Up: Security Best Practices with Google Workspace for Education
Speakers
avatar for Jack Cupples

Jack Cupples

Solution Engineer, Google for Education


Thursday May 5, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
The Trees

1:30pm PDT

Microsoft: Common Gaps and Best Practices: Zero Trust Security Application in the Real World of K-12 IT
In this session we will walk through common gaps and challenges experienced by K-12 IT and security teams. We will then discuss how other districts are approaching these challenges and what tools they are using. 

Speakers
IE

Ian Effron

Senior Security Specialist, Microsoft



Thursday May 5, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Hunchback & Huckleberry

1:30pm PDT

Keynote Follow Up with Martin Ford
Speakers
avatar for Martin Ford

Martin Ford

AI specialist, The Lavin Agency
Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of four books, including Rule of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything (2021), the New York Times-bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (winner of the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and translat... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Osprey

1:30pm PDT

Knowledge Management Practices - Third Time's the Charm?
SKPS Technology & Information Services department is in the 3rd implementation of a Knowledge Base in the past 15 years.  What's different this time that is helping increase its' success and use?  Discuss organization and organizational strategies, brainstorm marketing and content creation sources, and a general forum for conversation around how to leverage crowd sourced material and grassroots word of mouth.

Speakers
avatar for Kathi Etchemendy

Kathi Etchemendy

Technology Development Coordinator, Salem-Keizer School District
Talk to me about the intersection of technical support with instructional use of technology with a focus on collaborating with the technology services staff as partners.



Thursday May 5, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Wy' East

1:30pm PDT

Applying Agile Practices in K12 Tech Services
Any districts applying Agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban to their IT work? If you are, let's get together to share our success stories and hard lessons learned. If you are new to Agile, stop by to learn more about it!

Speakers
avatar for Kiyo Toma

Kiyo Toma

Director of Technology, Bainbridge Island School District #303
In the Bainbridge Island School District, we've had great success in using Kanban and Design Thinking strategies to support educators and students during the pandemic years. I hope to connect with other likeminded ACPE leaders interested in applying Lean and Agile methodologies in... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Altitude Dining

1:30pm PDT

Using Common Sense and Best Practice to Assess Potential Vendors
Speakers
avatar for April Mardock

April Mardock

Chief Information Security Officer and IT Operations Manager, Seattle Public Schools


Thursday May 5, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Zig Zag

2:30pm PDT

Apple: Tech Update for Education
We'll be going over updates that bring powerful new features for IT staff to effectively & efficently deploy their Apple devices. With even more management and security updates, Apple is giving IT admins added control. Devices available for use during this session.

Thursday May 5, 2022 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Zig Zag & Wy' East

2:30pm PDT

Microsoft: What's New with Windows 11 and Windows SE
Windows 11 and Windows 11 SE are here! Come learn the differences between the two operating systems, the changes to the manageability through Endpoint Manager, and how Microsoft is building the next generation of secure and accessible devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Dale Perrigo

Dale Perrigo

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


Thursday May 5, 2022 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Hunchback

2:30pm PDT

Backups for all Occasions
This talk will cover the things you need to consider when implementing a backup system for your data and infrastructure.  We will discuss:
* types of requirements - legal and retention, backup, restore times
* types of data - email, servers, workstations, databases, switches, etc.
* what you are protecting against - disaster, cyber attack, corrupted file
* verification of backups
* on-prem and cloud backups
* 3 - 2 - 1 rule
* encryption of the data

Speakers
avatar for Ski Kacoroski

Ski Kacoroski

System Admin, Northshore
During my 30+ years I have seen system administration change from an artisan craft where we carefully hand built each system to the virtualized and large cloud providers of today where our job is more focused on managing the interactions between systems.  I am always interested in... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2022 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Red Alder

2:30pm PDT

Connecting Incarcerated Students and Justice-Involved Youth with Google for Education, or How I Removed Collaboration From a Collaboration Platform.
Learn how I built a system to better connect incarcerated students for the Oregon Youth Authority that adds consistency and relevancy to their education. Grow an understanding of the challenges of connecting these students, the importance of doing so, and how I found my life's passion.

Speakers
avatar for Eden Nelson

Eden Nelson

Systems Administrator / Developer, Multnomah Education Service District
Eden Nelson (He/Him) is an educator of over 20 years, an IT professional, an advocate for equity in education for incarcerated students and justice-involved youth, and an expert witness. Eden is a Lead System Administrator / Developer at Multnomah Education Service District and Cascade... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Doug Fir

2:30pm PDT

Multiple Perspectives on the Software Approval Process
Four district leaders share their experiences and perspectives on good software approval processes. We will discuss our own workflows and things to include when implementing a new process or improve an existing one.  Please share with us what you want to hear about most by collaborating on this padlet: https://padlet.com/gibbs131/7v2dcpaogxbc3bk3

Speakers
avatar for Shelby Reynolds

Shelby Reynolds

Northshore School District, Northshore
People should talk to me about my lightsaber. And bacon. I like bacon.
avatar for Jim Newton

Jim Newton

Manager of Application Development, Beaverton School District
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Jennifer Clouser

Executive Director of Technology, AuburnSchool District
avatar for Jeff Gibbs

Jeff Gibbs

Executive Director of Technology Services, Gresham-Barlow School District


Thursday May 5, 2022 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Huckleberry

3:30pm PDT

Apple: Supporting Apple Devices: macOS and iPadOS Deployment Best Practices
The latest versions of macOS and iPadOS provide new ways to deploy Apple devices and offer greater flexibility and control over your deployments. Using Apple School Manager with a mobile device management (MDM) solution can help you easily return Mac computers into service.

Thursday May 5, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm PDT
Zig Zag & Wy' East

3:30pm PDT

Microsoft: Modernize Endpoints using Microsoft Endpoint Manager
In this session, we will see different approaches to modernize device management using Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

Speakers
avatar for Paddy Damodharan

Paddy Damodharan

Sr. Technical Specialist, Microsoft


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Thursday May 5, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm PDT
Hunchback

3:30pm PDT

ACPE Women in Tech
Jennifer, Cheri, and I would like to host a panel conversation on Women in Tech. We will possibly have a few PNW female tech leaders join us, in addition to the women of ACPE (20%!).

Speakers
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Rachel Wente Chaney

CIO, Association for Computing Professionals in Education


Thursday May 5, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm PDT
Red Alder

3:30pm PDT

E-Rate- Category 2 Equipment & Cabling- Eligibility, Cost Allocation, Do’s & Don’ts
Brief overview of the Federal E-Rate Program along with an in-depth discussion and presentation on category 2 equipment and cabling projects. We will go over the Category 2 eligibility list, how to cost allocate non-eligible services/equipment. Examples of successful cabling project RFP’s and clarification on Category 1 fiber vs. Category 2 fiber. Q&A session

Speakers
avatar for Jen Thul

Jen Thul

State E-Rate Coordinator, Oregon Department of Education
I was appointed the State E-Rate Coordinator position in 2021 working with the Oregon Department of Education. I am also an E-Rate consultant and have held that role since 2018 with InterMountain ESD. My role at ODE involves providing information, training and technical assistance... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm PDT
Doug Fir

3:30pm PDT

Our Journey to Cloud based Telephony with Zoom Phone App- by Zoom and Federal Way Public Schools
After 15 years of running a traditional on-premise PBX, Federal Way took the plunge to dive into a cloud delivered telephony solution. Come hear from Zoom and FWPS about the great features that support the functions of schools and valuable lessons learned to gain a perspective of the benefits of migrating to a cloud phone solution.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Crawford

Tim Crawford

Executive Director ITS, Federal Way Public Schools


Thursday May 5, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm PDT
Pacific Maple

3:30pm PDT

The Power of Recognition and Fun!
IT professionals are the dumping ground for complaints.  We are looking to change that!  Build a culture of success and collaboration that will keep fun and curiosity in the game.  In every case, IT works 98% of the time.  Zero recognition to the importance that plays in the continuity of education.  At LBLESD we found from a focused Gartner Survey that we need to change that.  This will help in retention and productivity of staff.  We will show you what we have done and why it was so important!

Speakers
avatar for Francisco Zavala

Francisco Zavala

CIO, LBL ESD
Francisco Zavala comes to LBL ESD as our Chief Information Technology Officer with a high energy approach to customer service and team leadership.  Currently LBL ESD supports 32k students across 3 counties in 12 School Districts.  Francisco and his IT team also support a home grown... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm PDT
Osprey

4:30pm PDT

Break
Thursday May 5, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mount Hood Oregon Resort

5:00pm PDT

Dinner
Thursday May 5, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Cascade Ballroom

7:30pm PDT

 
Friday, May 6
 

8:00am PDT

Breakfast
Friday May 6, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Mount Hood Oregon Resort

9:00am PDT

Benefits of Board-Level Repairs
Your District could be (and probably is) saving time and money by doing In-House repairs. Sending devices out for repair by Vendors or 3rd Parties is expensive and has long turnovers before your devices are back in the hands of Staff or Students. And maybe your District already does repairs in-house. Let's take it one step further and talk about how investing in Microsoldering can help your District. Come hear about the benefits of Microsoldering and watch a live demo, because maybe repairing a circuit board isn't as hard or expensive as you think.
Microsoldering Equipment List

Speakers
avatar for David Anderberg

David Anderberg

Technology Repair Specialist, Beaverton School District


Friday May 6, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Wy' East

9:00am PDT

Enhancing Password Security Through Automation.
A brief introduction to password security, best practices, and automating privileged accounts with PasswordState software. 

Speakers
avatar for Richard King

Richard King

System Administrator & Technology Project Manager, Anacortes School District
Rich King has been with the Anacortes School District since April 2021 and currently is working as a Systems Administrator and Technology Projects Manager.Rich is originally from Boston, MA and is still a huge fan of Boston sports (especially hockey - Go Bruins!). In 2004 he moved... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Osprey

9:00am PDT

Load Balancers - Why You Should Be Using One In Your district
Load balancers are used for much more than balancing clients across multiple application servers.  This talk will discuss how NSD uses the Kemp Loadmaster software to provide:

* redundant access to active directory domain controllers
* redirects
* SSL offloading
* web application firewall with log4jshell rule
* log access to sites to our SIEM system

Speakers
avatar for Ski Kacoroski

Ski Kacoroski

System Admin, Northshore
During my 30+ years I have seen system administration change from an artisan craft where we carefully hand built each system to the virtualized and large cloud providers of today where our job is more focused on managing the interactions between systems.  I am always interested in... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Huckleberry

9:00am PDT

The Web Filter Evolution
Richland School District will go through our journey with web content filters, cyber safety applications, classroom management applications, and parent apps for monitoring and managing student Internet access.  Over the last decade, Richland has been on the lookout for a single ecosystem to be used in meeting the challenge of today's connected learning environments.   The evolution of web filtering has changed over the years.  We needed to find a way to keep our students safe online that has evolved past a standard web filter.  The ecosystem includes a mechanism to protect students based on their online behavior, a way for teachers to monitor and control their classroom, and a way to engage with parents to keep their children safe online.

Speakers
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Gregory Pipkins

Network Engineer, Richland School District


Friday May 6, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zig Zag

9:00am PDT

So What Do You Do For a Living? How the Pandemic Morphed Our Role as Tech People.
What can we glean from the changes we've all been through when it comes to our jobs?  Were their new roles created?  Did we find a way to eliminate obsolete responsibilities?  Did we grow our teams, or just join Teams?  Or is it Zoom?

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hohnbaum

Jason Hohnbaum

Principal/Technology Director, Sheridan School District


Friday May 6, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Doug Fir

9:00am PDT

Think Tank: Leveraging the Many Tools in Incident IQ
This think tank will be an open forum for districts that currently use Incident IQ for ticketing and/or asset management to share learnings from implementation,  as well as strategies for leveraging the robust tools and apps embedded in IIQ.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lawrence

Sarah Lawrence

Manager of User Services, Northshore
Cat lady, tech nerd, customer experience focused leader.  Love ACPE learning and shenanigans and can't wait to see everyone in person again!


Friday May 6, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Red Alder

9:00am PDT

Using Design Thinking to Solve EdTech Challenges
Design Thinking attempts to solve tough human-centric problems through empathy, observation, collaboration, and iterative design. If you've been applying Design Thinking in your EdTech processes, let's meet to share our success stories and lessons learned! Those new to Design Thinking who want to learn more are welcome too!

Speakers
avatar for Kiyo Toma

Kiyo Toma

Director of Technology, Bainbridge Island School District #303
In the Bainbridge Island School District, we've had great success in using Kanban and Design Thinking strategies to support educators and students during the pandemic years. I hope to connect with other likeminded ACPE leaders interested in applying Lean and Agile methodologies in... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Pacific Maple

9:00am PDT

Workshop: Mini K12 Cybersecurity Assessment Workshop
Think tank: a facilitated discussion regarding using common sense and best practice to assess potential k12 vendors, including observing external indicators like dkim, spf and dmarc configuration and use.

Workshop:
Be introduced to the NIST Cyber Security Framework and the K12 SIX ‘Essential Protections’ resources for school districts;
• Take a private, online self-assessment based on these frameworks and
• Customize a PowerPoint presentation designed to share the findings of the self-assessment and recommendations to your district leadership.

This workshop is a terrific opportunity to get a jump start on your cybersecurity risk management plan - and benefit from real-time support.

Speakers
avatar for April Mardock

April Mardock

Chief Information Security Officer and IT Operations Manager, Seattle Public Schools



Friday May 6, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Hunchback

10:00am PDT

Digital Student Record Transfer: Supporting kids as they move between districts
When a student moves between districts, a physical copy of the record follows, often leaving a student without timely support to keep them engaged. In a time when districts are suffering from high turnover and staffing losses, and grad rates dropping, our students and schools cannot afford to keep following processes that, while time-honored, are no longer efficient.

Education Nexus Oregon (ENO) will share how we are leveraging the Ed-Fi tech stack, collaborating with others in the Ed-Fi Community, to build a system that allows for the request, approval, and secure transmission of student records between (ENO member) districts.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Langford

Steve Langford

CIO, Beaverton School District
CIO for the Beaverton School District. ACPE Board member and CoSN Board Member. Currently working our building our district cybersecurity posture and working on our replacement student devices. Golf, camping, and reading (leadership & sci fi) are some of my favorite things to do... Read More →
avatar for Don Wolff

Don Wolff

CTO, Portland Public Schools
As the CTO for PPS, Don oversees all PPS technology functions, including information security, application maintenance, data centers, help desk, and hardware support, voice and data communication, and computer systems operations.Don earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education... Read More →
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Rachel Wente Chaney

CIO, Association for Computing Professionals in Education
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Leslie Taylor

Executive Director, Ed Nexus


Friday May 6, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Huckleberry

10:00am PDT

How to Run a Student Tech Program
We will be discussing multiple ways to launch and run a student tech program. This session will cover paid verses work study, class supported programs, and summer vs school year programs. We will also cover age challenges, skill expectations and how to ensure you select students equitably.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gibbs

Jeff Gibbs

Executive Director of Technology Services, Gresham-Barlow School District


Friday May 6, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Red Alder

10:00am PDT

Identity Management Considerations
Over the last year, NSD has implemented a new identity management system. This talk will cover the items you need to consider when implementing a new identity management system for your school district including:
* what is identity management and what does it include,
* data sources and how to handle exceptions,
* different types of accounts
* authentication options (MFA, SSO, Legacy apps, etc.)
* do you modify the system or modify your processes to fit the system

Speakers
avatar for Ski Kacoroski

Ski Kacoroski

System Admin, Northshore
During my 30+ years I have seen system administration change from an artisan craft where we carefully hand built each system to the virtualized and large cloud providers of today where our job is more focused on managing the interactions between systems.  I am always interested in... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Pacific Maple

10:00am PDT

Just In Time PD - Using Google Tools for Tech Training
Leverage Google's platforms to create synchronous and asynchronous, bite-sized, personalized learning experiences for your staff and students.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Casey

Lisa Casey

Secondary Professional Development Coordinator, Bremerton School District
Lisa is a former secondary English teacher and technology integration specialist. She is currently serving as a Secondary Teaching and Learning Coordinator, where she works to create and coordinate professional development training opportunities for staff. She is a National Board... Read More →
avatar for Kati Carthum

Kati Carthum

Alternative Learning and Tech Integration Coordinator, Bremerton School District
Kati Carthum is the Alternative Learning and Tech Integration Coordinator for Bremerton School District in Washington state. She supports technology integration for grades K-12 and provides professional development opportunities for staff. She's a Microsoft Innovative Educator and... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Osprey

10:00am PDT

Microsoldering: Meet the Equipment
A hands-on meet and greet with the micro soldering equipment. Come look through the eyepieces of the microscope, take a chip off a board with the hot air rework station, lay solder on pads. This session is an interactive opportunity to get up close to the equipment and ask questions in an Open Q&A. An indepenedent follow-up to "Benefits of Board-Level Repair."
Microsoldering Equipment List

Speakers
avatar for David Anderberg

David Anderberg

Technology Repair Specialist, Beaverton School District


Friday May 6, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Wy' East

10:00am PDT

ITIL / ITSM
Are you using an IT Service Management framework like ITIL? Are you interested in implementing one? Come share your questions and experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey

Technology Director, Edmonds School District
For the past 14 years, Chris Bailey, CETL, has served the Edmonds School District in several capacities, including overseeing the IT Project Management team, Enterprise Services, and all IT Operations, before taking the role of Director of Technology in 2020. His work includes guiding... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Zig Zag

10:00am PDT

Microsoft SCCM
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Goldman

Jesse Goldman

Desktop Administrator (Windows), Northshore
I'm the Windows desktop administrator for the Northshore School District. My tools of the trade include SCCM/MECM, VMware Desktop, EMCO Package Builder Enterprise, and numerous smaller tools. I specialize in image deployment and customizations for a seamless & clean desktop experience... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Altitude Dining

10:00am PDT

Remote Work Policies
Has your district gotten a remote work program up and running, and if so, what's working and what isn't? What are the roadblocks and how do we solve for them? How can districts without remote work policies begin to spin those up?

Speakers
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David Lloyd

Applications Developer, Edmonds School District


Friday May 6, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Altitude Dining

11:00am PDT

Break for Checkout
Friday May 6, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Mount Hood Oregon Resort

11:45am PDT

Closing Luncheon
Friday May 6, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Cascade Ballroom

12:45pm PDT

 
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