|1:1 Program Start To Finish||Pre-Planning Stage
· Inception, Wireless Design, Bandwidth, Replacement Costs, What Device, Management
· Policies, Volunteers, Chromebook Rollout, iPad Rollout, Collection, Yearly Distribution
· Fixes, Pushing Apps, Digital Citizenship, Training for Teachers and Students, BYOD
What We Would Do Differently
· Warranties, Continued Training (staff/student), Parts and Repair, Devices, Administration
All of our forms, policies, templates, and spreadsheets will be included. There’s no point for everyone to re-create the wheel, and they can all be modified for your own use.
|Actionable Data from the Michigan Data Hub||The end goal of better managing data is to have improved information to use to improve the education that we provide to students. Please join this workshop designed to explore the ways that the Michigan Data Hub is already providing actionable information and to discuss future needs for this new part of the initiative. |
The Michigan DataHub, turning data that schools have into data that schools use
|Active Directory Identity Management & Security with Azure||User account creation with Azure AD and management without IT rights and more.|
|Advanced Network Troubleshooting||This presentation is intended for those individuals who are looking for advanced network troubleshooting tools and techniques. It assumes that the attendees have a basic knowledge of network operations. It is geared toward in-depth use of tools and methods at an advanced level.
About the presenter: Andrew Bulko came to Delta after 8 years as the Lead Systems Engineer at East Detroit Public Schools.
|Apple Implementation/Deployment Roundtable||Please plan to come share ideas, successes and struggles with Apple computers, iPads and TVs. Not necessarily a MDM session but may include advantages and disadvantages to using and MDM.|
|Audio 101||Mic in the gym stop working?Auditorium sound system hum like crazy?Does the stadium sound awful?Is the vendor that installed the system long gone or want $100 per hour to come back?These days IT staff are called upon more and more to troubleshoot audio issues. This session will cover some basic tips, tricks, and common audio problems that you can fix.|
|AV over IP - You want to put WHAT on my network?||Over the past several years, new interoperability standards have flourished in the audio-visual market. AES67, Dante, Art-Net, sACN, and video streaming standards have increased demand on our own networks, or have totally segmented network hardware as part of the design that you're now expected to maintain. Or maybe you're looking at getting content to the classroom or common meeting areas, and want to leverage your existing ethernet infrastructure, instead of using antiquated point-to-point infrastructure wiring. Years ago it was taboo to put AV on your network, but new products and standards have now made it realistic to do so. Learn more about these standards, and how to properly design and troubleshoot your network to reliably and securely contain AV over IP devices.|
|Avoiding the Data Center Dungeon||Managing aging hardware, data growth, availability expectations, and data privacy with decreasing IT budgets is enough to drive all of us crazy. Moving all workloads to an off-premise cloud can be costly. So, what are the options?
Please join us in this session as we discuss a K12 co-operative Infrastructure as a Service vision, explore how a neighboring state is solving this issue, and get an update on VMware’s partnership with AWS.
|Basic Network Troubleshooting||This presentation is intended for those individuals who wish to explore basic networking tools and techniques that can help with troubleshooting a district’s LAN, WAN, and WLAN. It is geared toward introducing them to a variety of tools and methods at an introductory level. Andrew’s second presentation, which will take place Thursday at 1:30pm in Parlor B, will cover advanced network troubleshooting tools and techniques in more depth.
About the presenter: Andrew Bulko came to Delta after 8 years as the Lead Systems Engineer at East Detroit Public Schools.
|Best Practices Round-Table for Google Domain Administration||The session will involve a round-table discussion of the best practices involved in effective and proper Google domain administration. The facilitators will offer their insight in administering Google domains using different approaches (GAM vs. Admin Console vs. Other Approaches), and audience members will be encouraged to take part in the discussion of best practice.|
|Change Control and Configuration Management||In this session we will discuss two different but related topics in Information Technology: Change Control and Infrastructure Configuration Management. Change Control is the processes by which you and your team recommend and document changes to your infrastructure and services. Infrastructure Configuration Management is a systems management philosophy that transforms infrastructure provisioning and configuration into an automated process by using tools such as Chef, Puppet, Terraform, PowerShell DSC, and the like. For both of these topics I will provide some introductory information and then open it up to the audience for discussion of the tools or processes that you are using.|
|Cloud First - 1 Year In: Where we are and lessons learned||This session is a follow up session from last year's "KRESA's Cloud-First Strategy" session. |
This session would detail where we are at in the process of moving our infrastructure to cloud services and the many lessons learned over the last year. #Office365 #G-Suite #AWS
|Cyber security for K-12 What you need to know||A discussion about the trends/changes in the Threat landscape, and what it means to a K12 environment… Including Ransomware, what it is, why it is such a big problem and what to do about it and Securing Cloud apps and services like O365 and Google apps.|
|Cyber Security Journey - Oakland Schools’ adventure last year||With today's security environmentthe task of increasing your organization's security is never finished. Last year, Oakland Schools completed a complete cyber security audit completed by a leading security party. The project had four major objectives. |
Eliminate or lessen the number of security threats/gaps
Increase security awareness throughout OS and Field Services Districts
Increase OS’s security posture and protect all OS assets
Prevent attack recovery costs and protect OS reputation
The audit tested the following areas.
Penetration through networking devices
Network Pen Test
Application Pen Test
Attempt to bypass network security measures
Test monitoring tools
Workstation hardening tests
Come learn about how the audit was completed and the steps Oakland Schools have taken since the audit was completed.
|Deploying iPad and Mac in Education||This is a technical walkthrough of how to deploy iPad and Mac in education. It is focused on Apple School Manager and the new education features that released with iOS, macOS, and tvOS including a brand new version of the Classroom app for iPad and zero-touch iOS, macOS and Apple TV deployment.
Communicate how to deploy with Apple School Manager, iOS, macOS, and tvOS/.
Help technical managers and implementors understand the new tools and education features.
Provide technical guidance and updates on Apple School Manager, Shared iPad, Managed Apple IDs, Classroom app, and new MDM management features.
Help to prepare the school infrastructure and plan the deployments.
|Explore Machine Learning’s Impact on Educational Technology and Productivity using Google Explore||Join the education teams from Tierney Brothers and Google for some powerful, hands-on exploration of Google Explore. Google Explore and other machine learning tools are changing the way technology is implemented from the Technology Director’s office to the classroom. What is machine learning? Machine learning is part of our everyday lives whether we notice it or not. Google, Pandora, Amazon and many others use the "machine" to easily leverage big data trends to make accurate predictions for end users. Participants will walk through use cases within Google Sheets, Slides and Docs to better understand how the painstaking work of organizing data sets and designing presentations can be streamlined with the power of machine learning.|
|Free Help: Engaging students in IT repair||Have more devices than ever to manage?Running out of time and resources to keep everything running?This roundtable discussion will focus on best practices in engaging students in IT repair. And yes, you can get them to work for free and they will love it.|
|GAM!||Join us for the 2017 installment of the popular session where we talk about the Google Cloud scripting langue - GAM! In this session we'll look at GAM scripting and what it can do to make mangaging Google Cloud much easier. Using Task Manager, CSV files and this command line tool, managing your Google domain just got a lot easier.|
|Identity Management Roundtable||Are you looking to find a way to make it so you don't have to be in charge of creating student accounts or resetting student passwords? Are you still the one creating new staff accounts each time someone is hired? Have you given a secretary or teacher the power to access Active Directory to change passwords for students? An identity management solution is the key to your happiness. Attend this roundtable discussion to learn what other schools have done with identity management. Some schools pay for IM solutions, others make their own. Whether you already have your own system or you'd like to learn how others have accomplished IM happiness, this will be a great discussion for all to hear.|
|Lightning Talks||A perennial favorite at the MAEDS conference, the Lightning Talks are a series of rapid fire 5 minute talks over the course of the hour session. Even if some of the subjects aren't interesting to everybody, the next one comes just a few minutes later. Due to their nature, lightning talks do not go deep into subject matter, but give enough information to get you interested. More importantly, lightning talks is a great place to learn who knows about something you're interested in.|
|Microsoft Licensing Changes - Moving to the cloud||Microsoft introduced our Enrollment for Educations Solutions or EES agreement over 6 years ago. Now, with a Cloud First focus, Microsoft is releasing a new Agreement that aligns with the Cloud. |
In this session, we will provide you with an overview of this new Cloud First licensing program. Learn more about the new Education bundles that will be part of this exciting new program.
|MISEN - The Next 24 Months||The SEN is moving into the operations phase as it continues to plan its phase II effort and the role that E-Rate will play. This session will review operations processes, how E-Rate will be leveraged for last mile connections to unconnected locations, provide updates on regional initiatives that are using the SEN and the status of Internet Access across the SEN (now and future plans). Time will be allotted for general Q & A regarding the SEN.|
|New and Cool tools from Microsoft||Here are some cool free and paid tools from Microsoft we are using or reviewed that would help you. Below are a few items I will show and discuss: Operations Management Suite, Teams, Planner, AAD Premium, Azure (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), Windows 10 new features and deployment tools.|
|Online Accessibility for All||There is a new awareness of website accessibility issues in Michigan. The folks from the Office of Civil rights will be presenting on how we got here, things you can do to make your website better and what steps you can take if you do get a formal complaint filed against your district. (This session will be done via Video with remote presenters.)|
|osTicket - A help-desk app that probably does everything you need...for free.||In this session we'll take a deep dive into the osTicket platform, a powerful open source help desk suite. We'll cover installation of the database and application. We're going to look at advanced customization and configuration to automatically process new tickets, as well as some ideas around application integrations. We'll finish with a demo of Holt Public Schools production osTicket implementation, and discussion.|
|PowerSchool Update||It has been a little over two years since PowerSchool was sold by Pearson. 8 companies have been acquired and integrated with SIS including Sungard K-12. |
PowerSchool 11 was released this summer with the Unified Classroom. We will review the unified classroom as well as further plans for deeper integrations.
|PowerShell – Intro session for those that have been too afraid to take the plunge||An introductory walkthrough of Windows PowerShell, the ISE and a small portion of the many cmdlets at your disposal. Learn how to use simple commands to perform powerful administration. See why you’ll want to transform commands you're likely familiar with into PowerShell cmdlets that'll give you more control and data for your efforts.
My hope is that everyone can leave here feeling more comfortable around the language within PowerShell and start to think of ways that PowerShell can help them with their day-to-day work.
|Rise Display Roundtable||Looking to implement kiosks, menu boards or other digital media ideas in your school? Already have 50 screens deployed and looking to share or find new ideas then this is the place for you. Find out how some free cloud software and inexpensive hardware may be leveraged to create high quality displays in your school.|
|SCCM: Deploying and Managing Windows 10 including Group Policy – Tips and tricks in the task sequence for customizations||We will cover task sequences for deploying Windows 10 and upgrading from Windows 7 to 10. Customizations – Why you can’t do it the old way and how to use Group Policies for managing and customizing the Creator’s update and “tips and tricks”.|
|SCCM: Deploying Software and More with the Application and Package models||We will package and deploy from MSI’s,Exe’s, a batch file and a registry key using both the package and application models. The pro’s, con’s and why to use each model will be explained.|
|School-wide Communication: A Key to Success||Alex North, a former history teacher comes with a wealth of knowledge on how students can benefit from different technology systems in the school. In his presentation he will share how communication is the key to success for all schools. The use of classroom audio can help a teacher communicate to students, helping them feel like they’re in a one-on-one teaching environment. Communication is not only needed in the classroom but for the whole school as well, with an IP-based intercom, paging and bells system. At any time and any location, administrators should be able to switch bell schedules, and deliver crucial messages. Utilizing an integrated system can allow communication to happen seamlessly and provide administrators with full control of their school.|
|Security on a Shoestring||With the cost of security products and services skyrocketing, how can organizations afford to protect themselves?|
While larger organizations are able to purchase the necessary equipment and hire security staff, small and medium sized businesses have difficulty keeping up. Hackers are very aware of this trend and are now targeting these smaller organizations with gaps in their security plan in the hopes of pulling off a successful breach.
Gartner is predicting that prices will continue to rise for security protection and firewall services. The industry could see as much as $170 billion in growth over the next four years.
What steps can organizations with budgetary restrictions take to protect themselves?
Learn how to implement free and low-cost effective solutions within your organization such as:
Implementation of Risk Management
Use of Open Source Security Tools
Information Sharing and Threat Intelligence
|Solving Security for Chromebooks in Classroom and Beyond !!||With Chromebooks as pervasive as pencils in today’s classrooms, it’s key for schools to keep students safe, understand user behavior, and easily demonstrate compliance. And it all must be achieved with limited budgets and staff. |
Join this webinar to learn how to:
Minimize risk and strengthen security by identifying users, tracking sessions and providing secure role based access
Gain visibility by generating detailed, accurate user session reporting across the entire network
Enable both on network and off network control and reporting
Simplify deployment and management
Easily demonstrate compliance
Save money with E-Rate
|Speeds and Feeds : Learn about 802.11ac and why it is important to K-12||During this session we will discuss wireless 802. 11 standards past, present, and future.|
|The Case for Microsoft Office 365: Not that Google is bad, but...||Both Office 365 and Google Suite are free and cloud-based. Both offer lots of storage and web-based productivity programs for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Both offer collaboration capabilities in the way of sharing documents online and real-time co-authoring. So what advantages does Office 365 offer?|
I've got a dozen knock-out punches why school districts should go with Office 365 instead of "Gapps". Yes, these are two similar platforms, but let's look at specific differences to see what differentiates Office 365.
|Ubiquiti for Wireless Access, Bridging and Video Security||Ubiquity has cost effective wireless access, wireless bridging and video security products. We will share first hand experience on how well their products have worked in an enterprise environment across the multiple districts REMC1 supports. What models should be used. What features their products support and how reliable those features are.|
|Virtual Reality in the Classroom||The real world is not flat after all, so why constrain our classrooms to experience the digital world on a flat screen? The shift from 2D to 3D immersive learning is as natural as adding color to movies and as television was in the 1950’s. In many ways, it is even more impactful. Virtual Reality is transforming education. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never before. Imagine the possibilities…you are teaching children about dinosaurs and suddenly with the help of a VR headset, there is a life-sized one in front of their eyes. Your kids can view the International Space Station while floating in space or learn about Africa by riding a canoe through a small village. The possibilities are endless and the impact on education is beyond our imagination. Join us as we show you how to bring your classroom to the cutting edge of 21st century learning.|
|What you need to know about 802.11ax, the next big Wi-Fi standard||802. 11ax, also called High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW), has the challenging goal of improving the average throughput per user by a factor of at least 4X in dense user environments. This new standard focuses on implementing mechanisms to serve more users a consistent and reliable stream of data (average throughput) in the presence of many other users. This session will explore the new mechanisms that will give the popular 802. 11ax standard the title of High-Efficiency Wireless.|
|What’s new with Windows 10, Windows 10s and Intune for Education.||Microsoft made some pretty big announcements on May 2nd for Education. Among those were updates to our operating system (Windows Creators and Fall Creators Updates), updates to the our device management platform (Intune for Education) and announcements on providing a Streamlined and Secure experience for education (Windows 10 S). During this session you’ll be given info and demos around all of these announcements and be able to ask questions to the Microsoft education team.|
|Windows joined Azure AD and Intune||Have you wanted to deploy Windows devices and fully manage them in the cloud? Monroe ISD has did this with a 1-to-1 rollout for their Middle College program. Devices are provisioned and joined to Azure AD using a USB stick created by Windows Configuration Designer and managed with Intune for Education. This session will focus on the tools used to provision and manage these devices.|