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Tuesday, February 26
 

9:15am

Classroom Monitor to Learning Enabler - Using Hapara Highlights to Strengthen Teaching and Learning
Keep your eyes on the "road" and not on your screen! Did you know that Hapara Highlights enables you to be a more effective educator by taking away many of the tedious tasks that you normally would focus on? In this session, you'll not only learn more about the new features released with the latest Highlights update, but you'll also engage in collaborative conversation on how we can more effectively use highlights to enhance student learning through transformative teaching with technology.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Deleon

Mike Deleon

Instructional Technology Specialist, Valley View School District 365U
Mike de Leon is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Valley View School District 365U in Bolingbrook and Romeoville, IL. He is primarily tasked with providing professional learning opportunities for 6-12+ educators to create the best possible learning environments for their students... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Hāpara

Hāpara

9, Hāpara
Hapara enables educators to create visible, differentiated and focused learning experiences with G Suite for Education. Our instructional management suite helps teachers see student efforts across G Suite applications, support collaborative assignments, encourage real-time engagement... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaumburg H Partner Room

12:30pm

Hapara Hacks for a Happy Classroom
A classroom full of Chromebooks can be overwhelming for teachers and students, but policing and browser lockdowns tend to backfire. In this quick session, you’ll learn simple ways to use Hapara tools to do less “gotcha” and more good. We’ll discuss ways to grow and support great digital citizens while taking the load off yourself--with simple, transparent, and positive classroom management strategies.

Presenters
avatar for Evyan Wagner

Evyan Wagner

Professional Learning Manager, Hapara
Evyan is the Professional Learning Manager at Hapara. She's worked with teachers and districts across the globe to develop informed, transformative classroom practice with technology. Using her experience as an Instructional Technology Coach, Literacy Specialist, and classroom teacher... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Imagination

12:30pm

Providing Tech Support for 1:1 Initiatives - Student Internship/Job Skills & Outsourced Solutions
Supporting your install base of 1:1 devices is a real consideration in implementing 1:1. See how one school (Evanston Township HS) uses this as in-school internship/job skills opportunity through a hybrid model which includes some internal support and some external support provided by Technology Resources Advisors (TRA). 

Presenters
avatar for Chris Elkendier

Chris Elkendier

Director of EDU Sector, Technology Resource Advisors
Chris Elkendier is the Director of Education Sector at Technology Resource Advisors. He has been in the education industry for over 10 years and has an unhealthy obsession with Chromebooks.  
avatar for Gary Haller

Gary Haller

An experienced educator with a passion for computer science and technology education. Leveraging his 20 years in the business world including time at IBM and United Airlines, Gary brings a practical and informed perspective into his classroom. Using those same skills which include... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room
 
Wednesday, February 27
 

11:15am

Hands-on Gamification with Classcraft
Ever wondered about gamification but didn't know where to start? This session is for you! We'll be exploring how to transform any classroom into a super motivating collaborative game, using the easy-to-use gamification platform, Classcraft.
The purpose of the session is to teach attendees how to gamify all aspects of their classroom using Classcraft. The session will be a hands-on deep dive into game design principles and how they can be applied to education, as well as practical tips on using Classcraft to do so, specifically for personalized learning and behavior management. As a result of the session, attendees will be able to fully gamify their classroom. 
This session is hosted by #ICE19 Vendor Classcraft

Presenters
avatar for Carl Deveau

Carl Deveau

Director of Partnerships, Classcraft Studios Inc.
Carl Deveau is Director of Partnerships at Classcraft. His goal is to help schools and districts solve critical problems like student motivation, classroom management, PBIS implementations and great personalized learning, through the use of meaningful gamification. Carl earned a BA... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Imagination

12:45pm

Hapara Hacks for a Happy Classroom
A classroom full of Chromebooks can be overwhelming for teachers and students, but policing and browser lockdowns tend to backfire. In this quick session, you’ll learn simple ways to use Hapara tools to do less “gotcha” and more good. We’ll discuss ways to grow and support great digital citizens while taking the load off yourself--with simple, transparent, and positive classroom management strategies.

Presenters
avatar for Evyan Wagner

Evyan Wagner

Professional Learning Manager, Hapara
Evyan is the Professional Learning Manager at Hapara. She's worked with teachers and districts across the globe to develop informed, transformative classroom practice with technology. Using her experience as an Instructional Technology Coach, Literacy Specialist, and classroom teacher... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Connection

12:45pm

Increase Student Engagement with Interactive Design
Interactive design creates meaningful relationships between students and activities, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond. Here’s your chance to learn some of the best uses of G Suite for Education and explore beneficial Chrome apps and extensions. Tools to be featured include Google Draw, Google Slides, Book Creator, Screencastify, and many more. Come examine how educators can make the most of these tools to increase student engagement and depth of knowledge. 

Presenters
avatar for Lance Key

Lance Key

Engagement Specialist, Putnam County School District
Lance Key is the Instructional Technology Specialist and has taught all math classes 6th Grade math to AP Calculus. He has a B.S. Degree in math from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from Cumberland University. He has taught mathematics... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Imagination

12:45pm

Literacy and Math Solutions for G Suite Users
Cloud-based technology has gained huge popularity in education in recent years and can arguably be considered the new norm for schools throughout North America and beyond. G Suite for Education currently boasts over 70 million users worldwide, and this number has grown steadily every year. While cloud-based platforms like G Suite for Education offer powerful productivity and collaboration features for teachers and students alike, third party tools can deliver the additional reading, writing and math supports that so many students need. This fast-paced session will explore two cloud-based solutions from Texthelp that can support diverse learners in both literacy and math. Participants will see how Read&Write and EquatIO provide a robust suite of features that boost comprehension and engagement, make materials accessible, and allow all learners to be successful. 

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Shaw

Debbie Shaw

Regional Director, Texthelp, Inc.
Debbie Shaw has been with Texthelp since 2010 as the Sales Director supporting the Midwest.  Texthelp is the developer of the Read&Write family of literacy support tools and the exciting new digital math extension, EquatIO.  At Texthelp, we believe there’s a whole world of avid... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

Safety at your fingertips with VoIP
Tony Brncich, CEO of Rival5 Technologies, will discuss implementing a School Safe Solution, and how to leverage the technology of Hosted VoIP as part of a fully integrated safety solution. Rival5 will unveil our new Emergency Lockdown Notification System (RLock) and will provide a live demo at booth #615. The RLock System interfaces Rival5's Hosted VoIP Solution with your current overhead paging, alarm, and door access systems. When activated the RLock System automatically contacts the local E911 center, alerts administrators via email/text, and provides audible/visual alerting throughout your district. Additionally, Tony will discuss premise based VoIP vs. hosted VoIP, how VoIP providers differ, and the challenges Tech Directors face when managing their phone system.

Presenters
avatar for Tony Brncich

Tony Brncich

CEO, Rival5 Technologies
Tony Brncich is the CEO and founder of Rival5 Technologies Corporation. Tony holds a degree in Telecommunication Management and has over 30 years of experience in the Telecom and IT industry. He is passionate about learning new technologies and helping people make informed decisions... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Innovation

2:30pm

"I do, We do, You do" Reading Strategies with Blended Learning
Combining pedagogical methods of literacy with Web-based content, Learning A-Z's teacher resources help facilitate a blended learning approach with, " I do": teacher-led instruction using comprehension skill packs. "We do": students in small groups reading digitally assignable practice passages and "You do" individual students read leveled EBooks that have been digitally assigned, featuring online tools for annotations and highlighting.  Students then take an online quiz, results allowing teachers to make instructional next steps .
This session is hosted by #ICE19 Vendor Learning A-Z

Presenters
JG

Jason Generally

Learning A-Z


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Imagination

3:45pm

Helping achieving Digital Citizenship with Blocksi
Devices are everywhere. Chromebook is now the leading platform of choice in EDU. How to help teacher keep student on track and make sure that they make the right choices while using GSuite Managed Chromebooks. 

Presenters
avatar for Blocksi, Inc

Blocksi, Inc

Blocksi, Inc
Blocksi, Inc. founded in 2011, having its HQ in Palo Alto, CA, is dedicated to providing the Education K12 market, an innovative and powerful cloud content filtering and classroom screen monitoring system with Big Data content analysis for GSuite managed Chromebooks and Windows OS... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Prosperity (2nd Floor)
 
Thursday, February 28
 

11:15am

Cloud & Your Data Center - Roundtable Session
The Data Center landscape is changing rapidly and the Cloud brings a different dynamic for schools to consider.  Join our roundtable discussion around the Data Center and learn about all of the possibilities the Cloud can offer. 

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg F

11:15am

Evidence - based Digital Resources
Engage with evidence-based digital resources that unlock the potential for learners through hands-on experiences, transformative technology, and instructional strategies.  We will share digital first reading, writing, speaking, and listening resources including over 3,000 interactive, leveled texts, automatic scoring on writing sessions, and flexible access options. Participate in hands - on educational technology that accelerates literacy for high-need learners.  Engage students with personalized learning that meet student’s specific literacy needs; while providing access to rigorous on grade-level instruction and content.   See how different reporting options document student performance and drive improvement goals, critical for developing programming and meeting state and federal requirements.

Presenters
CM

Christina Mackey

Pearson Digital Intervention Team, Pearson
I'm a member of the Pearson Digital Intervention Team.  I have the privilege of bringing digital resources into the classroom to help student reach their highest potential. Most of my experience has been with intervention programming which allows all students the opportunity to have... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Imagination

11:15am

Google Jamboard - The Whiteboard Reinvented
Create, collaborate, integrate, and JAM!  See how Jamboard works. It's like a whiteboard, but better.  A new way to collaborate, from Google.

This session is hosted by #ICE19 Vendor Midwest Computer Products, Inc. (Booth #907)

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Innovation

11:15am

Safety at your fingertips with VoIP
Tony Brncich, CEO of Rival5 Technologies, will discuss implementing a School Safe Solution, and how to leverage the technology of Hosted VoIP as part of a fully integrated safety solution. Rival5 will unveil our new Emergency Lockdown Notification System (RLock) and will provide a live demo at booth #615. The RLock System interfaces Rival5's Hosted VoIP Solution with your current overhead paging, alarm, and door access systems. When activated the RLock System automatically contacts the local E911 center, alerts administrators via email/text, and provides audible/visual alerting throughout your district. Additionally, Tony will discuss premise based VoIP vs. hosted VoIP, how VoIP providers differ, and the challenges Tech Directors face when managing their phone system.

Presenters
avatar for Tony Brncich

Tony Brncich

CEO, Rival5 Technologies
Tony Brncich is the CEO and founder of Rival5 Technologies Corporation. Tony holds a degree in Telecommunication Management and has over 30 years of experience in the Telecom and IT industry. He is passionate about learning new technologies and helping people make informed decisions... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

11:15am

Taking Students from No to Grow
When reading feels like a chore it is hard to devote the time and energy needed to improve literacy skills.  But teachers know that if students regularly engage with text appropriate for their skill level, their reading proficiency and confidence grows.
What does the latest research tell us affects reading comprehension? What are the barriers to engaging with reading? Join us for a discussion about how reliable assessments, and a focus on high interest books written at multiple reading levels, helps you meet students where they are, identify gaps and cultivate strong reading behaviors. Learn to get a pulse on student reading levels, activity, and growth utilizing Renaissance assessment and practice programs.

Presenters
avatar for Christina Jordan

Christina Jordan

National Academic Advisor, Renaissance
Christina has worked in Education for 28 years. 25 of those years were spent teaching elementary school in the Minneapolis area. She holds a BA in Elementary Education, and a MA in Psychology with an emphasis on child development. Christina began working for myON delivering professional... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Connection

1:00pm

FileWave: Streamlined Endpoint Mgt. for macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, & ChromeOS
Session overview of how FileWave continues to be an industry leader, providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level, multi-platform systems, and mobile endpoint management software to empower IT teams throughout the lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management, inventory, tracking and maintenance.  FileWave’s all-inclusive, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both clients (desktop/laptop) and MDM.

Presenters
JC

Jerry Case

Systems Engineer, FileWave
Jerry has been in the Ed Tech field for 20+ years in both k12 and Hi-Ed. H taught at both the middle and high school levels. Jerry has an MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology and his IT exprience includes: Tech Integration Coordinator, Herron School of Art IT Coordinator and... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schaumburg B

1:00pm

Lessons on Cryptojacking (aka Mining)
Take a quick 101 Lesson on how Cryptocurrency works, and why we have seen an increase in Crypto Mining attacks (aka Cryptojacking) in the K12 marketspace.  In this presentation, we will show you how an attack works, and what your school can do to defend against it. 

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schaumburg F

1:00pm

Making Programming Fun
Ignite a passion for programming through fun classroom activities or competitive events using drones and robots. Different learning systems and platforms will be discussed. Participants can program the provided robots and drone using their own devices and a browser friendly software provided by iDESIGN Solutions.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Read

Scott Read

Sales Support Manager, iDESIGN Solutions
Sales Support Manager at iDESIGN Solutions, former teacher and Administrator.  Supporting the STEAM needs of K-12 districts across the county.


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Connection

1:00pm

New Chromebooks for 2019!
Join Technology Resource Advisor's Director of Education Sector Chris Elkendier as he goes over all the current and new Chromebooks for 2019. He will discuss the pros and cons of most of the devices as well as pass them around the room. With TRA's comprehensive knowledge of every manufacturer and the breakage statistics in hand from their Chrome Care warranty he will give you the tools to making your next device decision. Chris will share his objective insight as well as his personal Chromebook Benchmarking which is used by some major manufacturers. This is a great session for anyone planning, beginning, or continuing a 1:1 initiative, or or for anyone who just loves Chromebooks! 

Presenters
avatar for Chris Elkendier

Chris Elkendier

Director of EDU Sector, Technology Resource Advisors
Chris Elkendier is the Director of Education Sector at Technology Resource Advisors. He has been in the education industry for over 10 years and has an unhealthy obsession with Chromebooks.  


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schaumburg H Partner Room

1:00pm

Oh the Pass”abilities” – Hallpasses Gone Digital
The Total Digital Hallpass Solution - Students create pass requests on their device, or teachers create passes from their dashboard .  Dashboard displays who is in the hall, boosting security and accountability. Limit the number of passes, Create on-demand or future passes with Appt Pass.  View pass history and run reports.  Free no-obligation Pilots. 

Presenters
avatar for Nicole Doolittle

Nicole Doolittle

Project Coordinator, Eduspire Solutions
I'm a Projector Coordinator for Eduspire Solutions. One of my responsibilities is to help clients implement our products (e-hallpass and FlexTime Manager) within their schools/districts and work with them to identify the best way to meet their needs while using our products to their... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Prosperity (2nd Floor)

2:15pm

10 GIG Wireless is just around the corner!
Network ready and prepared for next generation of wireless 802.AX, advantages and new features coming down the road. Preparing for classrooms of the future, ratification, 802.11 ax is designed to improve overall spectral efficiency especially in dense deployment scenarios. It is predicted to have a top speed of around 10 Gb/s, it works in 2.4 and/or 5 GHz, in addition to MIMO and MU-MIMO it introduces OFDMA technique to improve spectral efficiency and also higher order 1024 QAM modulation support for better throughputs. Though the nominal data rate is just 37% higher comparing with 802.11ac, the new amendment will allow achieving 4X increase of user throughput thanks to more efficient spectrum usage. 

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Schaumburg F

2:15pm

Efficient and Cost-Effective Hyperconverged IT Infrastructure for K12 Environments
The next generation of IT infrastructure, hyperconvergence combines computing, storage and networking into a single, simplified and automated system that is far easier and less costly to use and maintain, making it a perfect fit for school districts, which often have limited IT resources. Learn more about hyperconverged IT infrastructures, how these systems work in K12 environments, and the keys to successful implementation and deployment—which can take just a few minutes but can benefit teachers, students, parents and administrators far into the future.

Presenters
JP

Jared Pexa

Systems Engineer, Scale Computing
Jared has spent his entire career in the IT space.  He started his career working for a large distributor supporting the EMC line for many large EMC partners.  He then progressed to working for a partner as a Solution Architect working with organizations across the country to move... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Imagination

2:15pm

Every Second Counts! Know Your Communications Technology Options for Improving K12 School Safety
Learn how your school can improve the safety of students and faculty by deploying the right communications and notifications systems designed for rapid responses. When disaster occurs every second counts. Learn your options for what you need to know from research, planning, implementation and budgeting. This is a session you don’t want to miss! Time for Q&A and discussion. Info coming soon!

Presenters
JR

Joe Rittenhouse

President of Business Development, Converged Technology Professionals
Joe Rittenhouse is President of Business Development for Converged Technology Professionals, one of the top Mitel Platinum partners in the U.S.   His company specializes in the implementation and support of Mitel cloud and on-premise phone and unified communications solutions and... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Connection

3:30pm

Building Blocks to a Modern Datacenter
There is a lot of disruption in IT with a lot of new technologies and ways to consume IT.  The pace of IT transformation is accelerating at a rapid pace and IT is being asked to do more.  Modernizing the Datacenter is very important for IT to help meet the school district's goals and objectives.  In this session we will look at what is driving IT transformation as it pertains to the datacenter, where Cloud options make sense, changes in Server/Storage infrastructure, and how to prepare for the emerging technologies. 

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Schaumburg F