Winter Meeting

January 27, 2019 | Austin

 The Texas K-12 CTO Council Winter Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Austin in conjunction with the TASA MidWinter Conference. Come to our meeting and then stay over to attend our CTO sessions during MidWinter Conference. There will be a reception hosted by Presidio, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 5:00-8:00pm at Max’s Wine Dive so come connect with your colleagues!


Check out presentations from the 2019 Winter Meeting here and check out the slideshow of photos taken by Ernie Stripling here!


Registration for Winter Meeting is now closed. There is no onsite registration. Please join us at our next event: TX CTO Clinic 2019 on June 12-13 at the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel & conference Center.

Program Agenda




7:30 – 8:00am

Breakfast & Networking


8:00 – 8:20am

Welcome and Announcements

  • Join TxSPA
  • Join a Committee!
  • Join website groups
  • Decide K12Camp topics

Bryon Kolbeck, Chair

Alice Owen, TX K-12 CTO Council

Frank Murray, Wichita Falls ISD


8:20 - 8:30am The Dynamic Duo Every District Needs: Integrated Asset Management and Help Desk Anna Maxin, Chief Operating Officer,
Hayes Software Systems

8:30 – 9:15am

Keynote – The Social, Emotional, and Technological Landscape

Traci Schulter, Director of Psychological Services, CyFair ISD

Monya Crow, Director of Guidance and Counseling, Lewisville ISD

9:15 – 9:45am

Live Streaming Success at Katy ISD: How to Support School News & Digital Signage with IPTV

Darlene Rankin, Katy ISD

Joe Christoffersen, Katy ISD

Lloyd Brown, SAFARI Montage
9:45 – 10:00am Break, Networking & Exhibits  

10:00 – 10:45am

TEA Update

Instructional Materials Portal

Melody Parrish, TEA

Frosty Walker, TEA

Litsy Witkowski, TEA

Kenneth Whiteside, TEA

10:45 – 11:15am

Smarter Filtering. Smarter Alerts. Better Classrooms. - Seamlessly Managing your District's Chromebooks

Dr. Roland Rios, Ft. Sam Houston ISD

Cody Thomson, GoGuardian

11:15am – 12:00pm

Table Talk - Committee Work

Join a committee and get involved in the work of your organization!

12:00 – 12:50pm

Lunch, Networking & Exhibits

Recognition of Award Winners

Recognition of Texas House Representatives

Bryon Kolbeck

Rep. Terry Meza (invited)

Rep. Julie Johnson (invited)

Rep. James Talarico (invited)

12:50 – 1:00pm

From Pre-K to Python

Dr. Leanna Prater

Betty Justus, LEGO Education

Jeff Coe, LEGO Education

1:00 – 1:45pm

Leading, Inspiring, Innovating

Award Winner

Dr. Jose Espinoza, Superintendent of Schools, Socorro ISD

1:45 – 2:15pm

Building a Security Mindset

Laurie Vondersaar, Leander ISD

Sarah Martine, Leander ISD

James Watson, Leander ISD

Wendy Jones, CDW-G

2:15 - 2:30pm

Break, Networking & Exhibits


2:30 – 3:15pm

Policies and Cyber Security Insurance

Jessica Clark, TASB Risk Management

3:15 – 3:45pm

Take Your Content Filtering to the Next Level: The Cloud

Kyle Berger, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Kyle Ball, LightSpeed Systems

3:45 – 4:30pm

K12Camp Discussion Groups – 2 rotations

Facilitator - Frank Murray,
Wichita Falls ISD


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