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CTO Council Trainings & Webinars

We hope everyone is safe and healthy! During these times when we have to conduct most of our work remotely, we have been developing a series of webinar trainings for you in addition to our regular events. The series will be FREE to all CTOs and their Team members. Once you register, you will receive the Zoom link to login. The webinars will provide time to join in dialogue and interact with the presenters.

Building your Toolbox: Strategies to Support Success in the Hybrid & Remote Worlds

Recorded April 8, 2021

Speaker: Juliana Finegan, The Learning Accelerator

Teachers across the country are finding ways to translate their tried-and-true tactics to remote, hybrid, and simultaneous learning settings. In this session, we’ll help you build your own bevy of tools and ideas by sharing specific examples of ways educators are creatively engaging students, building community, and connecting students with each other in meaningful ways across the virtual divide. The goal of this session is to share best practices, while also offering concrete resources and instructional techniques that can be used immediately in your own simultaneous learning classroom.

Juliana Finegan is a Managing Partner at The Learning Accelerator, leading their practitioner learning work. As an expert in blended and personalized learning and Title 1 educator for almost a decade, Juliana specializes in adult learning, designing tangible resources for practitioners, and engaging partnerships and networks to build strategic support throughout the ecosystem.

View the presentation: https://bit.ly/TLA_TXCTO

View the presentation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/f2Sw5nLlWj_HQRT5eWVThw-08wmyBo0D9ZydF2rCO1-YazZ8fcDBl2XSJowPQgK3.vp_Q1xXBOBe_cQdS Passcode: 5BJf6#%6 
 

 

 

How K12 Tech Leaders Are Managing the Flood of Edtech Tools During Pandemic Times! Recorded Tuesday, March 30

Technology leaders at K12 school districts are faced with unprecedented challenges today. Post COVID on average there are over 1300 edtech tools being used in the district. With hybrid, virtual and in-person learning all in play, the job of the technology director or the CTO has become even more challenging. Each district is dealing with a flood of new devices, software and apps including district purchased products along with free products that teachers are discovering and using on their own.

Join a panel of district technology leaders as they discuss data privacy, security, product interoperability and implementation challenges of integrating and supporting the myriad of edtech tools at the district. The panelists will specifically share implementation scenarios, integration with school LMS and SIS systems, data driven instruction and teacher professional development keeping in mind the ultimate goal, great classroom instruction that drives student impact.

 
Susan Beltz

Susan Beltz -- Chief Technology Officer

James Watson

James Watson -- Director of Technology Services

Steven Harwood

Steven Harwood -- Manager of Informational Technology 

Binu Thayamkery

Binu Thayamkery -CoFounder and Chief Technology Officer

The panelists will specifically share implementation scenarios, integration with school LMS and SIS systems, data driven instruction, and teacher professional development with the ultimate goal in mind — great classroom instruction that drives student impact.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Recorded February 5, 2021

A panel discussion on the new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program relief bill released by the FCC to subsidize the purchase of remote devices and home internet services during Covid-19.

View the webinar here: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/05We65Yr-FM4ItOQYUM3URcZDFc3pgzEcRIkTkdAk0Y-6XdjSWn9__mYpEnvAk7s.vsbMBltCRGw4rjcm

Download the PowerPoint presentation here: https://silkstart.s3.amazonaws.com/43ab5688-463d-489c-8d48-d4c9fb2455c6.pdf

Comments Regarding Emergency Broadband Fund COSN_SETDA PDF:

https://www.texask12ctocouncil.org/documents/comments-regarding-emergency-broadband-fund-cosn_setdapdf

Submit Comments to the FCC about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program PDF:

https://www.texask12ctocouncil.org/documents/submit-comments-to-the-fcc-about-the-emergency-broadband-benefit-programpdf