Summer Clinic

CTO Summer Clinic 2020


CTO Summer Clinic 2020 is going virtual!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be impossible to hold the 2020 TX CTO Clinic in person at the Sheraton, in Georgetown, this June. The uncertainty around what will happen with schools in the coming months has also made it unclear whether we will be able to hold the conference face-to-face in the fall. As such, we have decided to take the 2020 TX CTO Clinic virtual on June 23-25, 2020!
If you have already registered, we will keep your registration active and send you links on how to access the presentations and sessions. If you have not registered, there is still time! We will keep all fees at the Early Bird pricing for the remainder of the registration period and registration will be open until June 19, 2020.
We will still be able to see each other face-to-face over Zoom during the conference, so please stick around to interact with presenters, sponsors, and your colleagues! We will continue to bring you quality content through our keynote, Marc Prensky, our presenters, and our partnering organizations. We will also have special member chat times built in to talk about whatever hot topic is on your mind! And sessions will be recorded in case you cannot attend the virtual conference at the scheduled times.
We're busy getting everything ready and excited to see you! Stay tuned for more information coming shortly. 

Stay safe and healthy!  





Keynote Speaker: Marc Prensky

Marc Prensky—coiner of the term “Digital Native” —is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and “practical visionary” in the field of education. Today he champions an emerging new “Empowered to Better Their World” education paradigm that more directly benefits all students and the world they live in.  Marc has spoken in over 40 countries, authored seven books, and published over 100 essays; his writing has been translated into a dozen languages. Marc is the founder of The Global Future Education Foundation and The ARISE-NET.WORLD Real-World-Impact Education Network, uniting all groups in the world offering an “Empowered to Accomplish” education to kids. Previously in his career Marc headed an early prototype charter school. spent six years at the Boston Consulting Group, and founded and ran a learning games company for over a decade. Marc holds an MBA degree from Harvard (with distinction) and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Yale. He has taught at all levels, from elementary to college. Marc’s latest book, Education to Better Their World: Unleashing the Power of 21st Century Kids (Columbia TC Press, 2016) won the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards in Education.

Pre-Conference Technical Workshops

Bring your technical staff and join the Texas K-12 CTO Council for our Annual Summer Clinic featuring three, limited-capacity pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, June 23!

  • Apple Technical Workshop |12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Join Apple at the Austin Apple Campus for a hands-on workshop where you'll dig into everything from provisioning devices to Coding with Swift. Apple support teams including Systems Engineers, Consulting Engineers, and teaching and learning Development Executives will dive in deep with your teams to expand your Apple technical knowledge while also exploring how Apple technologies can change the workplace and classroom. This workshop will be beneficial for CTOs and Technology Department employees as well as Instructional Technology and Curriculum teams. Bring your own Apple devices as this will be an interactive experience you won’t forget. Note: Lunch will be provided by Mosyle at the Austin Apple Campus and there will also be an after-workshop event put on by Diamond Assets, Jamf, and LockNCharge in Georgetown. 


  • Microsoft Technical Workshop ($25) | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Microsoft presents  "What's New in Microsoft in Education" featuring Microsoft Teams in the Classroom, as well as ways in which Microsoft can help with your identity an data security and cloud issues. Agenda–What's New?: Microsoft Teams in the Classroom; Learning Tools; Administration; Zero Trust–how to protect your identity and data; Senate Bills, Microsoft Can Help; New Low Cost Devices–OEM and Surface; How the Cloud Can Impact Your Organization.


  • Amplified IT/Google Technical Workshop ($25) | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Identify and Mitigate Threats using Advanced Security Tools of G Suite: 91% of attacks on districts start with Phishing. While we do all that we can to prevent attacks, what do we do if an attack occurs? Participants will explore their own domains using Enterprise level security tools to uncover potential threats to their environment. The session will start with an introduction to the basics of the Investigation Tool and Security Center followed by guided activities and prompts to explore potentially harmful situations happening right now in their own domains. From phishing attempts to inappropriate file uploads and shares, we will explore and mitigate security risks happening live in G Suite.
Texas K-12 CTO Council Refund Policy

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is 14 calendar days before the event. (May 28, 2019). Registration cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund, less a $25 service fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. Substitutions for registrations will be accepted if authorized in writing by the original registrant.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, Texas K-12 CTO Council meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to Texas K-12 Council's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registration or attendee's images or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audio tapes of such events and activities. unless you inform Texas K-12 Council that you object, permission is assumed.