2018 Wyoming Technology Directors Conference

Tuesday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 25

Wind River Hotel & Convention Center
Cottonwood & Mountain Spring Rooms
10269 WY-789 in Riverton

Conference Program Guide

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ZOOM info:

Tuesday, April 24

8:00am – 5:30pm
https://zoom.us/j/472819543, WDE-Video Conferencing

Wednesday, April 25

8:00am – 5:30pm
https://zoom.us/j/426919415, WDE-Video Conferencing

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  • 7:30 a.m.     Registration and Networking (Spring Mountain Room)
  • 8:00 a.m.     Opening Ceremony (Spring Mountain Room)
    Ken Reynolds, WDE
  • 8:10 a.m.     K12 Copyright, Fair Use, Classroom Use Exemption, WSL OER
    Paige Bredenkamp, Wyoming State Library
  • 8:40 a.m.     3 Roundtable topics (15 min. each, round robin)
    Station 1 – The Dangers of Student Data as a Commodity
    – Dustin Berger, Holland & Hart, LLC
    Station 2 – EducationSuperHighway
    – Jenny Miller, EducationSuper Highway, Clementina Jimenez, ETS
    Station 3 – Open Education Resources
    – Laurel Ballard, WDE
    Open discussion for the last 15 minutes
  • 9:40 a.m.     Break – Networking – Vendor Visits (Cottonwood Room)
  • 10:00 a.m.   LMS Consortium Update (“The Big Dream”)
    LMS Leadership Team: John Wood, CWC, Brady Fackrell, NWCCD,
    Laurel Ballard, WDE
  • 10:35 a.m.   Canvas Features and Implementation
    Instructure Canvas Team; Jeremy May | Regional Director, K12
  • 11:15 a.m.   Virtual 307
    Lori Thilmany, WDE (via ZOOM)
    Virtual Ed impact on K12
    SME discussion panel: Laurel Ballard, WDE, Brent Bacon, WDE,
    Lori Thilmany WDE (via ZOOM), Kim Morrow, WDE (via ZOOM)
  • 11:45 a.m.   Lunch on your own
  • 12:45 p.m.   WDE Roll Out- New WISER ID System and Directory Manager
    WDE/CPSI Implementation Team: Susan Williams, WDE, CPSI
  • 1:30 p.m.     Automated Assessment Rostering, Directory Information and User
    Accounts – CPSI Implementation Team
  • 2:15 p.m.     Successes and Lessons Learned of BYOD/1-to-1 Initiatives
    Drew Walker, TD, Natrona #1, Mike Steinbronn, Systems Eng.,
    Fremont #14, David Ehlers, TD, Weston #1
  • 2:45 p.m.     Break – Networking – Vendor Visits (Cottonwood Room)
  • 3:10 p.m.     ETS (Circuit upgrades, Security, etc)
    Jason Miller, Tim Walsh, ETS
  • 4:00 p.m.     Cybersecurity
    Crowdstrike – Presentation
    SAM/SAM – Presentation – Tim Walsh, ETS
    WDE Security Initiatives – Spenzer Jackson, WDE
    Audience Q&As
  • 4:55 p.m.     Compare/contrast of Google Suite and O365, and Classroom products
    Tony Witbrod, TD, Converse #1, Katie Swistowicz, TD, Fremont #21,
    Casey Bowe, TD, Big Horn #3
  • 5:25 p.m.     Day 1 Wrap Up
  • 5:35 p.m.     Ice Cream Social/VR Demo
    Tony Witbrod, TD, Converse #1 & Spenzer Jackson, WDE
  • 8:00 a.m.     DAY 2 Kickoff (Spring Mountain Room)
    Brent Bacon, WDE
  • 8:05 a.m.     District Data Security Policies
    Mike Reed, TD, Park #1, Brett Bates, WY Department of Audit,
    Dustin Berger, Holland & Hart, LLC
  • 8:40 a.m.     FERPA, Cybersecurity, IT Audits, Data Governance
    Leslie Zimmerschied, WDE, Spenzer Jackson, WDE,
    Brett Bates, WY Department of Audit, Gordon Knopp, CIO, Laramie #1,
    Dustin Berger, Holland & Hart, LLC
  • 9:30 a.m.     Break – Networking – Vendor Visits (Cottonwood Room)
  • 9:50 a.m.     Discussion of Computer Sciences Impact on School Tech (or Vice Versa)
    Brent Bacon, WDE, Laurel Ballard, WDE, Gordon Knopp, CIO, Laramie #1,
    Sean Moore, ETS, Cameron Kukuchka, TD, Johnson #1
  • 10:30 a.m.   Legislative Review and Laws/Statutes affecting Educational Technology
    Brent Bacon, WDE, Introducing Sen. Cale Case and Rep. Lloyd Larsen
  • 11:15 a.m.   Collaborative Tech Purchasing (Goods/Services)
    Patty Walsh, ETS, Nicholas Gronski, ETS
  • 11:45 a.m.   Lunch On Your Own
  • 12:45 p.m.   ADA Compliance Bootcamp for Districts
    Mike Reed, TD, Park #1
  • 1:15 p.m.     Round-table/Open discussion
  • 1:50 p.m.     Common, hosted (Statewide) – SIS (Video)
    Ken Reynolds, WDE
  • 1:55 p.m.     Conference Wrap
  • 2:00 p.m.     Vacate the Spring Mountain Room
  • 2:00 p.m.     Common, hosted (Statewide) – SIS Discussion (Cottonwood Room)
    Steve Rutledge, Powerschool, Ashton Faires, Infinite Campus
  • 2:00 p.m.     Vendor visits (Cottonwood Room)
  • 3:00 p.m.     End of Conference
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For questions, contact Ken Reynolds at ken.reynolds@wyo.gov or 307-777-8014.