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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am EDT

How to Prepare Your Network’s Architecture for the Mobile Device and Application Explosion

Mobile devices and applications have become more prominent in the classroom, as BYOD and 1-1 initiatives have enabled students to bring their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to school for educational use. This influx of wireless devices has made the performance, reliability, security, and cost of managing wireless networks ever more paramount. As a result, schools now require “enterprise-grade” wireless networks – those that are managed centrally, locally secured, and offer sophisticated features for scaling the network throughout their buildings, campuses, and districts. However, these features tend to be scarce or altogether absent in most of the consumer-grade wireless APs that many schools have installed in the past because of their low, sticker costs. In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare for the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation with Aerohive’s distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.


Exhibitors

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

Burlington Student Help Desk - Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will highlight our student run technology help desk that was proposed two years ago as a new course to help support the 1:1 iPad initiative. Attendees will learn the steps needed to build a student technology help desk course, how to build the curriculum to align with common core standards, and receive a first hand account of our course from our students. Attendees will leave this session with a comprehensive understanding of how to find in house resources to support a large scale 1:1 initiative, how to integrate a student technology help desk, and how to use students as a resource for professional development.


Speakers
AP

Andrew P. Marcinek

Instructional Technologist\nBurlington High School


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Tools for Empowering 21st Century Education Leaders

Creating a 21st Century learning environment that is student centered requires new visions and meaningful collaboration. How do superintendents and principals play an active part in setting the vision in your district and school and enabling a digital conversion? Of all the challenges you face as an education leader, technology leadership may be the one that leaves you feeling the most unprepared, uncertain, and vulnerable.  You are not alone and there is help available from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).  In this session we will explore the resources included in the Revised Superintendents Toolkit developed by the CoSN.  Learn more about the Teaming for Transformation initiative that focuses on Leading a Digital Conversion for Student Learning.


Speakers
AS

Annamaria Schrimpf

Director of Educational Technology, Minuteman Technical Regional High School
NEISTE President and MassCUE Board Member


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Theater A West Side West Side

2:00pm EDT

Education Data Warehouse - Soon to be a component of Edwin Analytics New Resources and Enhancements

Come see the new and improved EDW and why over 2,000 users ran 172,814 in the first 13 days after the release of 2012 Official MCASresults.In addition to speed new reports and standards are available.  No longer limited to the State, District, School and Student levels the EDWnow has classroom-level disaggregation.  Analysis via the new Common Core Standards is also available.


Speakers
JC

Jeff Comenitz

Data Analyst\nEducation Data Warehouse
WM

Wally McKenzie

Manager\nEducation Data Warehouse


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Theater B West Side West Side
 
Thursday, October 25
 

11:30am EDT

Introducing Edwin and Enhancements

ESE is launching Edwin, Massachusetts’ new, comprehensive teaching and learning platform. Edwin will provide educators with quality resources to continue to promote high-levels of student achievement and help reduce persistent achievement gaps among the state’s most and least-advantaged student groups. This system will support educators and foster teaching and learning at every level—classroom, school, district, and state—by providing on-demand access to instructional resources, curriculum planning tools, model curriculum units, and a variety of assessments including curriculum embedded performance assessments.


Speakers
JC

Jeff Comenitz

Data Analyst\nEducation Data Warehouse
WM

Wally McKenzie

Manager\nEducation Data Warehouse


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Theater B West Side West Side

11:30am EDT

How to Prepare Your Network’s Architecture for the Mobile Device and Application Explosion

Mobile devices and applications have become more prominent in the classroom, as BYOD and 1-1 initiatives have enabled students to bring their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to school for educational use. This influx of wireless devices has made the performance, reliability, security, and cost of managing wireless networks ever more paramount. As a result, schools now require “enterprise-grade” wireless networks – those that are managed centrally, locally secured, and offer sophisticated features for scaling the network throughout their buildings, campuses, and districts. However, these features tend to be scarce or altogether absent in most of the consumer-grade wireless APs that many schools have installed in the past because of their low, sticker costs. In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare for the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation with Aerohive’s distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.


Exhibitors

Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse