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Wednesday, November 20
 

4:00pm

Registration / Information Desk
Registration and Information at the entrance to Hall H

Wednesday November 20, 2013 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Exhibition Hall

4:00pm

Exhibition Hall

Wednesday November 20, 2013 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall

5:30pm

Supper
Buffet style. Menu TBA

Wednesday November 20, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Exhibition Hall

6:30pm

Keynote - Dave Hemstad
Dave Hemstad is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee who began performing on national television in 2002. In addition to his own half hour Comedy Now Special on CTV and his Gala performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal he has taped appearances for both the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals for CBC. Dave has many acting credits to his name including having starred in the Showcase comedy series Almost Heroes. Dave is currently a regular on CBC's smash hit The Debaters for both television and radio. In addition to his many international appearances, Dave is proud to have performed in every province AND territory in Canada.

Speakers

Wednesday November 20, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Exhibition Hall

8:00pm

Reception
Wednesday November 20, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall
 
Thursday, November 21
 

7:30am

Registration / Information Desk
Thursday November 21, 2013 7:30am - 4:00pm
Exhibition Hall

7:45am

Grab n Go Breakfast
Thursday November 21, 2013 7:45am - 9:00am
Exhibition Hall

8:00am

Shred Session
Speakers for upcoming sessions are given 2 minutes and 10 slides to convince you why you should attend their session. It's a great opportunity to preview the day's sessions! Don't miss out!

Thursday November 21, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
Room 103

9:00am

Bradford Networks - BYOD - Coming to a Network near you
In today's computing environments, users are increasingly mobile and leveraging their own technology while the lines between professional and personal time are blurred. This "bring your own device" trend describes an environment where employees use laptops, smart phones, tablets, and even desktop PCs - to access corporate networks, applications and data.  To ensure critical assets are protected, network security needs to ensure every user and device is safe enough to join the network and does not introduce risk.  Network Sentry is an industry leading network access control solution that integrates with your existing network infrastructure to assess the risk of every user and device trying to gain access to your network.

Sponsors
BN

Bradford Networks

Pioneering the next generation of network security, Palo Alto’s innovative platform allows you to secure your network and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on your network.  At the core of this platform is our purpose built next Generation Firewall.


Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 102

9:00am

No Money Down, No Monthly Payments, High Interest for Universal Design
In 60 minutes or less, for no money down, no contracts, no hidden fees, we will provide attendees the best steals and deals on the web for their students. These tools are tried, tested and true that engages all students for success

Speakers
KV

Kirk Villanueva

St. Paul
Kirk Villanueva is an Elementary Science Consultant for CCSD. He works with schools to support the implementation of district wide initiatives.


Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room E1

9:00am

Understanding Digital Citizenship - What Teachers Need to Know to be Prepared for Students
As teachers and students engage with digital environments to create, communicate, collaborate, research &share information, teachers need to consider what it means to be a digital citizen and how to participate in a digitally wired environment. Learn practical ways to integrate the nine elements of Digital Citizenship effectively and interactively into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Salima Hudani

Salima Hudani

Director of Educational Technology, Foundations for the Future Charter Academy ( FFCA)
Salima is the Director of Educational Technology for Foundations for the Future Charter Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is well known for her passion, insight, and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with educators to develop the best possible technology integrated learning environment that promotes innovation, creativity and digital know-how to help reinvent teaching and learning.


Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 109A

9:00am

Technology Planning - Engaging a school in the deeper discussions.
"Ever wanted a powerful process to work with school based planning teams to determine technology needs? After this session you'll understand the use of the PATH planning process and how it can be leveraged to work with school based technology planning teams to ensure decisions align with district goals and plans.

Engage others in a great planning process...

"

Speakers

Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 109

9:00am

Using iMovie and iPads as Presentation Tools / Device-Agnostic Teaching / The Surface of Scratch

Clinton Blackmore
Come and see a strange new world, where children are encouraged to learn to think procedurally and have a platform for expression, a context for mathematics, and a place to just plain have fun, using Scratch, a colourful, introductory programming environment. (If you want to go deeper, come to my session 'Hastening The End Of Civilization As We Know It').  

Additional resources for this session are available at http://robotclub.ab.ca/articles/54/scratch-and-enchanting-resources .

Claudia Klippenstein
We will be discussing how to use iMovie on an iPad for student presentations. iPads and iMovie are great presentation tools for students at any grade level. They can easily be taken anywhere in and out of the school and the video-editing process is user-friendly and quick. You'll be amazed by the videos your students can create! 

David Hay
Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Diversity.

Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, Linux, Chrome OS.

Rather than activities and assignments that require all students to have identical devices with specially-chosen apps, let's talk about how we can accomplish learning objectives with whatever devices students have. We'll look at examples of cross-platform tools, and specifically how to approach things in terms of "product" rather than "process". 


Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay is currently teaching grade six. Previously he was an Innovation Consultant, encouraging educators to try new things, and before that he taught physics, other high school sciences, and various computer courses. He can be found online under the name MisterHay.


Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 103

9:00am

Epson - Solutions for Every Classroom
Epson Continues to Dominate in the Interactive Projector Marketplace Epson understands education and has a solution no matter what your teaching scenario. Built with 3LCD image quality and reliability in mind, Epson projectors enhance communication and inspire collaboration, while offering a low total cost of ownership. From long-throw projectors designed for large venues to ultra-short-throw and all-in-one solutions built for progressive classrooms, Epson has the model made for you. Three years ago, Epson launched the first interactive projector in the marketplace. Since its introduction, the Epson BrightLink has captured and maintained the # 1 selling interactive projector in North America, on top of worldwide market leadership in 3LCD projectors. Plus, the Epson Brighter Futures Education Program gives educators special benefits to help reduce costs and maximize your school’s budget. As schools move away from the high cost of interactive boards, Epson has solidified its position as the go-to technology for the budget conscious education market. Come hear all about our expanded line of interactive projectors, our ability to interface with tablet devices and our recent partnership with Smart Technologies. Epson offers a solution for every classroom.

Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 101

9:00am

Microsoft - Windows Client Update

This session will provide an update on Windows 8.1, including UI enhancements, remote display (Miracast), Workplace Join and other key features in an educational environment.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Milligan

Greg Milligan

National Technology Strategist for Education at Microsoft Canada: Greg Milligan is the National Technology Strategist for Education at Microsoft Canada.  In this role, he’s responsible for working with educational institutions across the country to help deliver technology solutions for students and staff members.  He’s been at Microsoft for the last thirteen years, with roles in Microsoft Consulting Services and the... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 106

9:00am

Windows in the Classroom
In this seminar, you will explore tools and technologies that help energize and engage students. You'll learn how to get more out of the software educators use every day and you'll discover how the latest devices and software work together to help unleash 21st century learning. You will also find out how you can bring WiC sessions to your jurisdiction/school at no cost.  

Speakers
avatar for Smo Consulting

Smo Consulting

Director, SMO Consulting
Marilyn Steier has over 25 years’ in K-12. She has worked closely with teachers and administrators regarding the coordination and implementation of technology in a range of school settings from teacher to principal. She is presently an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta and Director with SMO Consulting Inc. Marilyn is Regional Program Coordinator for Microsoft Partners in Learning. She is an inclusive... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 105

9:00am

FortiGate Tips and Tricks

ACSI is proud to sponsor this years Fortinet's product update session including an informative installment of  FortiGate "Tips and Tricks."   During this presentation we will go over some key topics that are important to schools who are using UTM and Next Generation Firewalls.  We will discuss how SSL Content Inspection works in regards to HTTPS Web Filtering and other UTM profiles.  We’ll cover it’s pros and cons, do a technical deep dive of the issue and then discuss recommended settings for a school environment. 

We will also review Fortinet’s BYOD strategy and how this integrates with SSL Content Inspection.   We will also cover new Fortinet technologies including new ASIC’s for accelerating traffic, new Fortinet products and new visibility features in FortiAnalyzer 5.

Don’t miss out on this exclusive ATLE update,  please register today. We look forward to seeing you on November 21st.


Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 11:30am
Room 104

9:00am

Exhibition Hall

Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibition Hall

10:00am

Snack Break
Thursday November 21, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibition Hall

10:30am

Jay Kay Systems Consulting Inc. - Meeting Your Needs in a Continually Evolving Technology Market

Jay Kay Systems Consulting Inc. provides services that range from full network design and integration to PC and desktop support. As an independent provider of computer support services, we can provide you with an unbiased approach to all your computing needs.

Our service strategy focuses on 5 points:

  • Enjoy greater productivity — less business interruption means more work time
  • Concentrate on your business goals — let us do the planning and implementation, so you can do your business
  • Capitalize on opportunities — with scalable, affordable and flexible IT infrastructure
  • Protect your business assets — protect your business data and network with our security systems
  • Our service lets you relax — you no longer have to worry about data loss with our recommended systems

Providing IT Solutions

Jay Kay Systems Consulting Inc. will create a customized solution to specifically address the needs of your business, and work with you to ensure that your technology needs are met. Whether you are in need of a disaster recovery plan or a new firewall design and implementation, our focus is to recommend industry-leading product lines with proven reliability and vendor warranty support.

Support

Our team supports your business from initial implementation and offer continued support for as long as you need. Our goal is to take away the worry surrounding your network so that you can focus on what is most important to you, your business.

Vendor Relationships

In order to provide up to date information and service to our valued clients, Jay Kay Systems Consulting Inc. maintains a strong relationship with some of the industry's leading vendors. We are up-to-date of the latest technology and product developments so that we can recommend the most advanced and effective solutions available.

Jay Kay Systems Consulting Inc. takes pride in providing collaborative customized solutions that address our client's unique business requirements.



Sponsors
JK

Jay Kay Systems Consulting Inc.

Jay Kay Systems Consulting Inc. provides services that range from full network design and integration to PC and desktop support. As an independent provider of computer support services, we can provide you with an unbiased approach to all your computing needs. Our service strategy focuses on 5 points: Enjoy greater productivity — less business interruption means more work time Concentrate on your business goals — let... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 101

10:30am

Digitally Integrated Inquiry
"In all grade levels and all subject areas, relevant technological tools can be meaningfully infused into all phases of learning inquiries--planning, retrieving, processing, creating, sharing and evaluating. Through each of the stages of inquiry, this talk will explore possible 21st century learning tools and techniques. Strategies will be explored for helping students examine real-world issues, synthesize information, think critically, and share ideas in effective ways. What role can continually evolving digital resources play in ensuring that learning remains relevant, challenging, and exploratory? What information literacy skills are necessary for these sorts of inquiries? Possibilities for digitally integrated inquiry will be explored.

The presentation aspect of this workshop will explore various Web 2.0 tools; the presentation itself will use the online application, Prezi. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore tools as our conversation takes place. Strategies as well as potential successes and challenges will be discussed.
"

Speakers
avatar for Travis Robertson

Travis Robertson

Learning Leader, Campus Calgary/Open Minds
Travis Robertson, Ita Kistorma, and Jennifer Gray as Campus Calgary/Open Minds coordinators are educators and learning leaders in experiential learning and inquiry. Campus Calgary is a dynamic, hands-on, inquiry-driven education program available to all school districts in Calgary.


Thursday November 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 109A

10:30am

Moving Beyond Edutainment: Students as Game Designers
"Educational video games have been plagued with a restrictive, drill and practice history, making educators question the relevancy and purpose of educational video games. This behavioristic approach to gaming continues to be found in many educational video games. In fact the App Store is filled with thousands of literacy and math apps that are defined by a drill and practice application. However, a new paradigm of video games has immerged over the past decade, facilitating a more constructive approach to gaming. Video game design programs such a Kodu and Scratch offer gamers the ability to construct a game with relative each.

This presentation will begin to explore the pedagogical and curricular potential of video game design programs. Two junior high case studies will be discussed, in regards to how the teacher designed and implemented the video game construction project and how the students responded. Participants will walk away with a variety of video game projects as well as all lessons and resources utilized with staff and students during the video game creation journey.

This presentation is relevant for educators, consultants and school leaders as it shifts the traditional perception of educational video games into a learning experience that is well aligned with the needs of 21st century learners.
"

Speakers
avatar for Kandise Salerno

Kandise Salerno

Technology Mentor, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Technology Mentor with Edmonton Catholic Schools. PhD Student with University of Alberta focusing on video game construction and design.


Thursday November 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 103

10:30am

At-Risk and Online: Re-Engaging Struggling Students

Do you have students who have tuned out, dropped out or have just faded away? This session will take you on a journey from the seemingly hopeless struggle of engaging at-risk kids in attending school and finding academic success, to a new frontier virtual and blended learning filled with innovation, success and hope. Presenters, Neela Bell and Daylene Lauman,  from Argyll Centre and Alison Hancox from Palliser Regional Schools will share strategies and stories of success with their innovative approach to supporting at-risk learners.


Speakers
avatar for Neela Bell

Neela Bell

Argyll Centre
I am a teacher, who braves the world of at risk teens in an innovative blended/virtual program called Bridges. I love the Emily Dickinson quote "Dwell in possibility". I'm passionate about engaging teens with intelligent and creative visual design.
avatar for Alison Hancox

Alison Hancox

Principal, Palliser Beyond Borders
Alison Hancox is currently a Principal at Palliser Regional School Division, in southern Alberta. She has launched one of Alberta's newest schools: Palliser Beyond Borders - Palliser's online school to connect students from 12 high schools across the division. | | Alison has has been living online since 1998 when she started her online career with the Calgary Board of Education. Prior to joining Palliser, Alison was an Assistant... Read More →
avatar for Daylene Lauman

Daylene Lauman

Assistant Principal, Argyll Centre
As an Assistant Principal at Argyll, I throroughly enjoy every opportunity to learn how best to work with students and teachers around improving learning and teaching. Argyll Centre has a very diverse population of K to 12 students distributed throughout Alberta with very diverse learning needs. Discovering new ways of meeting learning needs, whether through the research or by networking and talking with colleagues, has been an exciting... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room E1

10:30am

Improving student success in a 21C environment
All district staff and parents need to understand why technology is vital for effective teaching and learning. Strategies for improving learner engagement and success through inquiry, project based learning using 1:1 BYOD technologies will be discussed. Key ideas regarding why high speed networking, ubiquitous technology access, inquiry are critical so that schooling engages and includes every student and helps them become Engaged Thinkers and Ethical Citizens with an Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Wttewaall

Kevin Wttewaall

Director of Technology for Learning, Rocky View Schools
It is a very exciting time to support teaching and learning. When I began teaching in the 80's I supported my students and the teachers in my school with using technology to improve learning. Today after all those years many things have come together that make it possible for all students in Alberta to benefit from educational technologies. Learning can be very cool when modern learning tools are coupled with great teaching.


Thursday November 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 109

10:30am

HP - Unified Communications Made Better
As communications grow more complex - with employees using diverse communication devices, applications, and modalities – connecting to the right people at the right time will positively affect your productivity and business relationships, while reducing the time required to make and execute critical business decisions. Join HP and learn how unified communications will deliver better collaboration and results for you and your organization.

Speakers
AT

Aviviere Telang

Unified Communications Competency Lead, HP Canada
Aviviere Telang is the Unified Communications Competency Lead at HP Canada. Aviviere has most recently led one of HP’s largest UC engagements for a US-based pharmaceutical client with more than 50 thousand employees globally.

Sponsors

Thursday November 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 102

10:30am

Microsoft - Windows Deployment and multi-platform device management - SCCM deep dive
In this session, Emile Cabot will provide an in-depth review of the current set of tools to deploy Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (WAIK, ADK, MDT, SCCM).  The session will also provide a brief overview of SCCM’s mobile device management capabilities

Speakers
avatar for Greg Milligan

Greg Milligan

National Technology Strategist for Education at Microsoft Canada: Greg Milligan is the National Technology Strategist for Education at Microsoft Canada.  In this role, he’s responsible for working with educational institutions across the country to help deliver technology solutions for students and staff members.  He’s been at Microsoft for the last thirteen years, with roles in Microsoft Consulting Services and the... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 106

11:00am

Booth Demo - X10 Networks
Pioneering the next generation of network security, Palo Alto’s innovative platform allows you to secure your network and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on your network.  At the core of this platform is our purpose built next Generation Firewall.

Exhibitors

Thursday November 21, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Exhibition Hall

11:30am

Lunch
Thursday November 21, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Exhibition Hall

12:30pm

BYOD: Learning, Technology & Policy OH MY!
As we enter an age where student devices are capable of everything and more than a district computer, how do we empower teachers to be flexible to outside technology and integrate these powerful real world tools..

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Gillier

Andrea Gillier

Educational Technology Consultant, Calgary Catholic School District
Andrea Gillier is an Technology Consultant with CCSD who strongly believes in the power of technology to transform student learning.


Thursday November 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 109A

12:30pm

Get Out of the Sandbox and into the iPad Playground
Improve your iPad IQ by supercharging the learning environment with apps that support specific content areas, customize your settings for better experiences, establish an independent and collaborative learning process and learn how to gather assessment information. This session is for K-6. Participants will need to bring their own iPad for this hands-on session.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division #70
I work with staff to implement curriculum and technology in meaningful and engaging ways. To learn what I am thinking, reflecting, and sharing check out my https://about.me/nlakusta page.


Thursday November 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room E1

12:30pm

Learning in the On-Demand Age in Wolf Creek
"Today's students are the most mobile, media-savvy generation ever and they live in an increasingly on-demand world. They can stream television, movies and music to the palms of their hands instantly, wherever they are. And millions of them are creating and uploading their own educational video content, under their own steam, with no adult direction.

Schools are taking notice of this need and Wolf Creek Public Schools has been doing just that. Using the Canadian Cloud and partnering with MediaCore, Wolf Creek is delivering rich video content to staff and students. Staff from Wolf Creek and James Cross from MediaCore will share how bringing these innovations into the classroom can have a profound impact on students' learning experiences and engagement with real-world examples from Wolf Creek Public Schools."

Speakers

Thursday November 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 109

12:30pm

Aurasma for the classroom / An Introduction to Moodle Language Lab / Using Prezi to Create Amazing Presentations!
Colin Byers
This brief session demonstrates how to use Aurasma to create augmented reality projects in the classroom, and beyond.

David Hay
Moodle Language Lab allows teachers and students to record voice (and video) responses within the Moodle environment. Teachers can also monitor student progress by listening and responding to students' live streams. We'll quickly look at some examples of how it can be used in various types of classes.

Claudia Klippenstein
This discussion will outline how to use the online tool Prezi for student presentations. Prezi can be used in any subject area and any grade level to create organized, visually stunning, and easily shared presentations. 

Speakers
avatar for Colin Byers

Colin Byers

Media Arts Instructor, Rocky View Schools
Media Arts Instructor, 21st Century learning innovator, Ed. Tech guru and all around nerdy guy.
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay is currently teaching grade six. Previously he was an Innovation Consultant, encouraging educators to try new things, and before that he taught physics, other high school sciences, and various computer courses. He can be found online under the name MisterHay.


Thursday November 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 103

12:30pm

Dell - Automated Identity & Access Management can be a Reality

This session will reference real-world field experiences on how Automated Identity and Access Management can benefit K-12 school districts like yours.

 

We will explore pragmatic solutions to challenges from the field.  Modules discussed will allow your organizations to:

 

-Reduce user sign-on,

-Enable users to easily find and request what they need to do their jobs,

-Implement user self-service through a familiar shopping-cart model,

-Achieve faster user request fulfillment,

-Satisfy internal and external compliance needs through more comprehensive change auditing, control, and recoverability, and

-Solve other common challenges such as evaluating risk of BYOD devices in an automated fashion


Speakers
DF

Danny Ferri

Strategic Systems Consultant – Dell


Thursday November 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 102

12:30pm

Promethean - The Connected Classroom

Please join us for hands on learning as we explore the learning environment of today and tomorrow moving beyond the Interactive White Board.  Activating digital content and technology that school divisions already have with the learning tools of tomorrow,  Device agnostic (iPads / one 2 one / BYOD)

Focused on new Pedagogies for deep learning outcomes.  Professional development that will lead to student achievement and make the best return of your educational investment. Join us as we prepare all learners to be life-long creative, connected and collaborative problem solvers.


Speakers

Thursday November 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 101

12:30pm

Microsoft - Identity Management & BYOD

With BYOD and Cloud computing comes the realization that identity is likely the most important challenge to solve.  Join Hugh Lindley from Avaleris (a Microsoft Gold Certified Identity and Access partner) to learn about federated identity and tools to automate the provisioning and management of identities in your organization.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Milligan

Greg Milligan

National Technology Strategist for Education at Microsoft Canada: Greg Milligan is the National Technology Strategist for Education at Microsoft Canada.  In this role, he’s responsible for working with educational institutions across the country to help deliver technology solutions for students and staff members.  He’s been at Microsoft for the last thirteen years, with roles in Microsoft Consulting Services and the... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 106

12:30pm

Server 2012 Tips and Tricks

ACSI is pleased to sponsor the Windows Server 2012 - Update Session on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 from 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm. 

 

Session Overview

As the foundation of the Cloud OS platform, Windows Server 2012 R2 provides powerful new technologies that help enable the transformation to a modern datacenter. With Windows Server 2012 R2 you can effectively

address opportunities created by the latest IT trends and better meet today’s business  needs with agility and efficiency.  These technologies enable you to offer new levels of datacenter support for existing and new,

lower cost hardware, offer private cloud services, extend private clouds to hybrid cloud architectures more easily, and improve support for remote and mobile users and devices.

 

As a result, organizations can simplify the roll-out and management of IT services, to quickly support process and workload deployment, and to improve availability

and access to applications, while simultaneously reducing costs, capital investment, and risk.

 

Don't miss out on this informative session.

 

Highlights:

 

·         Resilient File System (ReFS) - the evolution of NTFS - and Storage Spaces  for disk-related resources

 

·         Hyper-V 3.0 / Hyper-V Replica – significant improvements

 

·         Expanded PowerShell features - PowerShell 3.0

 

·         Failover clusters - "Continuous availability"

 

·         Data Deduplication is now part of the base OS

 

·         SMB 3.0 Protocol

 

·         DirectAccess:  VPN-like

 

·         Shared-Nothing Live Migration – moving VMs between servers


Thursday November 21, 2013 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 104

1:45pm

ISTE - Essential Conditions for Tech Integration – Don’t Leave Home Without Them

If you’re interested in transitioning your school system into technology-powered learning there is nothing more important than effective planning and positioning along a number of critical components.  Join us to explore the framework of ISTE’s 14 Essential Conditions and learn how these conditions can inform and guide an effective transition to high-technology pedagogies such as BYOD or 1:1. In addition, you’ll learn about ISTE’s new interactive tool that is being developed to walk leaders of school systems through a diagnostic assessment of their school’s conditions, resources, and culture.

We need your help! You will be one of the first groups to contribute thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for making this tool an effective resource for educational leaders. Our session will include some lecture, group activities, and collaborative contributions that ISTE will record and use in further development.


Speakers
avatar for Susan Larson

Susan Larson

Director of Affiliate Relations, ISTE
Susan leads the global network of ISTE affiliates as they work together with ISTE to advance teaching and learning. With a network of more than 70 affiliates, Susan helps these organizations increase their impact in their communities, provide leadership and resources for their members, and collaborate with ISTE to advance our collective mission. In addition to a passion for education, Susan loves meeting people and building relationships, travel... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Room 102

1:45pm

Audio, Video, Images, Animations, Illustrations and More! – Adobe Collections offer opportunities to personalize learning
"Alberta Education and Adobe have established an agreement to provide schools with access to the powerful tools in the Adobe Collections to support teaching and learning. Join me to explore examples of how these powerful tools can support teachers in personalizing their instructional content, how students can use these tools to communicate through multiple modalities, demonstrate their understanding and creativity, and curate their own digital learning portfolios.

Participants will leave with a collection of strategies, learning activities, and exemplars to support them in undertaking work with Adobe in their own school and classrooms.
"

Speakers

Thursday November 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room E1

1:45pm

Keep Calm and Chrome On
"Get more out of your internet browser. Using Google Chrome and Chromebooks users are able to efficiently organize their digital work environment by organizing tabs, sync their bookmarks, create shortcuts, install apps and extensions and never have to worry about what device they log into. In this hands on session come and learn how powerful Chrome combined with Google Apps for Education and learning in the cloud can be.
"

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Muller

Aaron Muller

Consultant, TIPS, Edmonton Public School Board
Aaron has been with Edmonton Public Schools for 15 years, seven years as a classroom teacher and eight as a technology consultant in District Technology. In District technology, Aaron supports schools regarding technology planning and Google Apps within Edmonton Public. He is a Google certified trainer and dislikes cold weather.


Thursday November 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 103

1:45pm

Partners in Learning Deep Dive
A $500M global initiative with the goal of improving learning experiences through ICT and helping teachers enable students to build 21st century skills.  Learn what is available and how you can help your teachers leverage these everyday tools to enhance teaching and learning.  Learn more about the devices that can move your teachers into 21st century classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Smo Consulting

Smo Consulting

Director, SMO Consulting
Marilyn Steier has over 25 years’ in K-12. She has worked closely with teachers and administrators regarding the coordination and implementation of technology in a range of school settings from teacher to principal. She is presently an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta and Director with SMO Consulting Inc. Marilyn is Regional Program Coordinator for Microsoft Partners in Learning. She is an inclusive... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 105

1:45pm

Dealing with Ambiguity, Complexity, and Rapid Change
"Were you wondering what all the LEGO tweets were about from the May Alberta Education JTC Event? Did you miss out on learning (and fun) because you decided to attend the Microsoft Session or SuperNet Consultation instead? Well, you have a second chance to participate in this highly interactive and engaging session.

Most of us spend the majority of our time thinking about our work and very little time thinking about how we think about that work. Effective leaders at all levels shift their style of thinking to respond appropriately to different types of problems.

In this session, you will learn how to identify different problems and apply advanced, but straightforward thinking techniques to manage them effectively."

Speakers
avatar for Angie Tarasoff

Angie Tarasoff

Senior Manager, Technology Planning and Management, Government of Alberta - Education
"Something about yourself"


Thursday November 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 109

1:45pm

Diverse classrooms, teachers, and technologies
Join five educators and ET leaders from across the province as they share how they meld emerging and existiing technologies to create diverse learning environments. Prepare to participate in a riveting and entertaining session!

Speakers

Thursday November 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 109A

1:45pm

ATCO I-Tek - Data Centre Modernization: From Decision to Deployment

ATCO I-Tek provisions mission-critical services and applications in support of ATCO Group and other external clients. The foundation of these services is the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, which runs in its Edmonton and Calgary data centres.

To improve reliability, enhance disaster recovery capabilities, and provide capacity to support future growth, in 2012, ATCO I-Tek made the strategic decision to obtain co-location space and open a second data centre in Edmonton. ATCO I-Tek’s dedicated transition team successfully migrated over 500 servers, supporting over 150 applications, to a new Edmonton data centre facility in 2013. This initiative included the deployment of a new enterprise storage system and core network. 

Terry Goy, Senior Manager, Business Operations, oversaw the entire project from vendor selection to the successful completion of the transition to the new facility. 

In this session, he will provide an overview of the decision factors that resulted in establishing a new data centre, the lifecycle of a transition project, and insight into risk management, client engagement and project communications. He will also discuss how ATCO I-Tek solved the following issues:  industry evolution to high density computing, aggressive IT availability targets and the requirement for enhanced Disaster Recovery solutions.

This presentation will resonate with both IT departments and users.

You will learn about:

  • The migration strategy
  • Success factors that contributed to the project
  • Importance of the end-user’s role and participation in major IT projects

Speakers
TG

Terry Goy

Senior Manager, Business Operations


Thursday November 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 101

1:45pm

Microsoft - Public Cloud - Azure, StorSimple, Office 365 Update

In this session, Karen McGregor will provide an overview of the current state of Microsoft’s Public Cloud offerings, including Azure Infrastructure as a Service, Azure storage, the StorSimple tiered cloud storage appliance, and Office 365.


Speakers

Thursday November 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 106

2:45pm

Snack Break
Thursday November 21, 2013 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Exhibition Hall

3:00pm

Aruba - Simple, Effective Strategies for the Collaborative Classroom

ACSI is pleased to sponsor a 1 hour session with Aruba Networks titled 

Simple, Effective Strategies for the Collaborative Classroom"

With computing initiatives are presenting new opportunities for collaborative learning, as well as new distractions for students. Deploying tools like Apple TVs and giving teachers intuitive collaboration software is now easier than ever. 

Learn how Aruba’s WLAN  delivers an easy to use solution for the 21st century classroom:

Deliver a zero-touch wired and wireless classroom

  • Share resources and guide learning with the push of a button
  • Take control of 1:1 devices from the front of the room
Also within this one hour session we will cover "What's New With Aruba Networks" and "Tips and Tricks." We hope that you can join us for this informative session.

Thursday November 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 104

3:15pm

Office 365
Office 365 creates experiences that help students easily connect with each other, with teachers and with experts to inspire, research and form new ideas. Students learn anywhere on virtually any device, and build 21 century skills for their future.  

Speakers
DL

Diane Lefebvre

Edmonton Catholic School District


Thursday November 21, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 105

3:15pm

Federated Identity - Gateway to Shared Services
"You can not have shared services until you provide shared access.

Current identity management tools do not provide that ability to share access responsibly or reliably. As the CORE Project wrestles with these issues, it has completed proof of concept work and initiated a new project to help address the barrier to multi-district approaches to online applications and services. The state of this work will be presented and a panel discussion conducted to flesh out the opportunities, gather input from a variety of school districts, and identify next steps.

Federated access provides the path by which one service can be used by many districts without sacrificing user privacy, or organizational accountability. The technology choices are real time, reliable, mature and include both provider specific approaches as well more open implementations based on global standards. Beyond the technology, school districts face the challenge of crafting policy that will allow user information to be transmitted responsibly. What user attributes are passed between systems, for what purpose, and what records are kept? This work seems daunting in it's entirety, but it has been done before by post secondary and government institutions. Now K-12 districts in Canada and the United States are all trying to find the way to leverage the opportunity federated identity presents.

A short presentation to create a level starting point will initiate a facilitated panel discussion that will include experts from post-secondary, industry, school districts, and national networking research bodies. The discussion will be guided through specific sections to ensure that the different areas of consideration are examined. Facilitators will record the key points in order to document the discussion so that any future work may benefit.

Come help us build the connections that will provide province wide opportunities to share resources, expertise, and provide access to better tools for students."

Speakers
avatar for Shane Westcott

Shane Westcott

Manager, Client Technology Services, Calgary Board of Education
Interested in Identity Management, Client Services, ITIL, and effective delivery of services through remote tools, automation, and self-service. | | Father of two kids who love to take me camping, have fun with archery, swimming, bike riding, and explore anything and everything that's fun to do in Alberta.


Thursday November 21, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 109

3:15pm

Microsoft - Private Cloud - Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, Hybrid Private/Public Cloud

This session will focus on the datacenter and the recent changes in Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 R2.  Greg will provide an overview of storage tiering, virtualization, new network enhancements, Powershell v4 and other components of a Private Cloud environment.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Milligan

Greg Milligan

National Technology Strategist for Education at Microsoft Canada: Greg Milligan is the National Technology Strategist for Education at Microsoft Canada.  In this role, he’s responsible for working with educational institutions across the country to help deliver technology solutions for students and staff members.  He’s been at Microsoft for the last thirteen years, with roles in Microsoft Consulting Services and the... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 106

3:15pm

ESL Software Implementation Strategies and Overview
"Wolf Creek Public Schools recently implemented Imagine Learning software on a district wide basis in order to support English learners, struggling readers, students with disabilities, and early childhood education students. We will discuss the implementation process and strategies for a successful software adoption that has teachers using the program regularly and effectively in order to meet diverse student learning needs.

Imagine Learning is an innovative language and literacy software program that guarantees real results by focusing on phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. We will look at program features including student activities, reports, and resources guides. This is a brief program overview, so you have an understanding of how the program works, what the students' experience, and how you can utilize the program features for student success.
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Speakers

Thursday November 21, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 103

3:15pm

You Can Program, and Kids Can Too
Programming is not just for nerds and computer scientists, it is being used across all disciplines. You'll be able to see examples of some easy ways to start programming, including Scratch, Google Apps Script, OpenSCAD, and Arduino. Whether you're a Technician, or you teach Language Arts, Science, CTF, or Grade 3, you can find something here that will interest you.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay is currently teaching grade six. Previously he was an Innovation Consultant, encouraging educators to try new things, and before that he taught physics, other high school sciences, and various computer courses. He can be found online under the name MisterHay.


Thursday November 21, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 109A

3:15pm

Axia - Collection of Exceptional SuperNet Practices
Last session of the day, eh?!  Why not have some fun? Join Todd, Rik, Cam and Al to explore and share exceptional SuperNet practices. You will walk away with ideas that can have an impact on your district right away. Come ready to collaborate. As a bonus – get ready to win some truly amazing prizes. See you there!

Speakers
avatar for Rik Jesse

Rik Jesse

Director of Technology, Lethbridge School District No. 51
avatar for Todd Kennedy

Todd Kennedy

Director of Technology, Golden Hills School Division #75
The Voice of Todd - Need I say more

Sponsors

Thursday November 21, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 101

3:15pm

Shaw - Transforming Teaching and Learning through Wireless Networks

This workshop will explore the many ways educators are using wireless networks to transform teaching and learning—enabling 1:1 Computing and BYOD. These use cases include student produced content, video, collaboration tools, students teaching each other, connecting with resources around the world, flipped learning, and others. As a result, educators can incorporate more personalized learning into their pedagogy.  As adoption increases, the wireless network becomes mission critical and it’s important for the network to scale, be secured, and to have adequate bandwidth.


Speakers
TD

Tony De La Rosa

Tony De La Rosa is the US Public Sector Product Manager in Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group Market Strategy Team. One of Tony’s responsibilities is to understand how Cisco’s Unified Access solutions enable personalized learning in education. He works with customers, partners, and field teams to understand trends, applications, and best practices and develops solutions around Cisco’s switching, routing, and wireless solutions... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 102

3:15pm

Online Student Registration and Application Solutions with SIS Integration
Are you still registering new students on paper forms? How about that packet you send home every year to families to update their information? Is your student health and emergency contact information in your database current and accurate? infosnap is the leading provider of Customized Online Enrollment and Registration forms for PreK-12 public schools. See how other school districts are streamlining their expensive, time-consuming and error-prone paper forms processes. Get ideas on how to put your schools’ Student Registration, Health, PTA, Emergency Contacts, school choice applications and other forms online, download the relevant data into your SIS and securely access your data online.

Speakers
DT

Daniel Tutt

Regional Sales Director, InfoSnap, Inc.


Thursday November 21, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room E1

6:00pm

Gala Dinner - pre-registered only
ATLE Members and specially invited guests. 6:00 PM - Cocktails, 6:30 PM - Supper

Thursday November 21, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sutton Place
 
Friday, November 22
 

7:30am

Registration / Information Desk
Friday November 22, 2013 7:30am - 12:00pm
Exhibition Hall

7:45am

Grab n Go Breakfast
Friday November 22, 2013 7:45am - 9:00am
Exhibition Hall

8:00am

Shred Session
Speakers for upcoming sessions are given 2 minutes and 10 slides to convince you why you should attend their session. It's a great opportunity to preview the day's sessions! Don't miss out!

Friday November 22, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
Room 103

9:00am

Access! Share! Collaborate! Dynamic Learning with Digital Resources
"How can learners harness the power of digital resources to explore, share, network and collaborate? How can you use a range of high-quality videos, animations, websites, apps, modules, and e-texts for learning?

Discover CORE, a one-stop hub for finding and sharing resources that inspire, excite, and build deep understanding. Get hands-on with CORE’s search and favourite* functions, and let us share our exciting next steps for a networked and connected community where staff and students contribute their own resources*. Follow the journey and the lessons learned as five Alberta school districts move into the second year of the CORE prototype.

*Features are available to users in the five partner school boards"

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Chan

Stephanie Chan

Educational Technology Lead, Calgary Board of Education
By day, Stephanie Chan is an educational technology lead at the Calgary Board of Education. By night, she hatches projects that bring together students, educators, entrepreneurs, and startups to explore and create value collaboratively. In 2014-2015, she organized Western Canada's first Startup Weekend EDU events in Calgary and Edmonton that brought together youth, educators, designers, technologists, and community leaders to live the... Read More →


Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 108

9:00am

Changing Your Technology Tune: Web Tools Anyone Can Use
In digital environments technology is part of the experience and when integrated into learning, marvelous changes occur! Discover easy to use web tools for photo presentations, virtual field trips, interactivity, virtual bulletin boards and leveraging social media to create an authentic learning environment

Speakers
avatar for Salima Hudani

Salima Hudani

Director of Educational Technology, Foundations for the Future Charter Academy ( FFCA)
Salima is the Director of Educational Technology for Foundations for the Future Charter Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is well known for her passion, insight, and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with educators to develop the best possible technology integrated learning environment that promotes innovation, creativity and digital know-how to help reinvent teaching and learning.


Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 109A

9:00am

Hastening The End Of Civilization As We Know It

The robotics revolution needs you!  I need not tell you that the future of humanity is at stake.  Only you can light fires and inspire kids to not just be consumers, but creators, who understand and change the world around them. 

 

This session will be a "lightning workshop" where we'll dive deep into teaching kids how to program using Scratch (on the computer) and Enchanting (with LEGO robots) by giving you the opportunity to experience it for yourself -- with an expert who has your back, ready to quell any uprisings.  We'll have a dozen computers and robots ready for you to enchant.  If possible, bring a computer with a Flash-enabled web-browser so that you can also create, imagine, and share with Scratch.  (Too long? Why not attend my 10-minute presentation, 'The Surface Of Scratch').  

 

Resources for this session are available at http://robotclub.ab.ca/articles/54/scratch-and-enchanting-resources .



Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 107A

9:00am

District Technology Review - Moving from Good to Great
"An overview of the Learning Technologies Review and lessons learned. Foothills School Division completed a comprehensive review of all parts of its learning technologies department from the perspective of the 3 pillars of ATLE.

This session will review the process and outline the outcomes that resulted."

Speakers

Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 109

9:00am

Chromebooks: One District's Toy Story / Community of Practice / Using Maps to tell a story
Craig Schneider
Project based learning is best done if we offer our students choice in how they demonstrate their learning. Google Maps in conjunction with Google Earth can provide an interesting and powerful medium for presentation as well as a source for some content. See how these resources could be used in your classroom.

Andrea Gillier
A Cow-town laptop is feeling profoundly threatened and jealous when a new toy seemingly from space supplants itself as top toy in the district's schools. 

Aaron Muller
In this presentation participants will learn about the Community of Practice approach Edmonton Public Schools took with respect to Google Apps for Education. The sessions focused on technology leadership, learning, training and capacity building within the district regarding Google Apps for Education. 

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Gillier

Andrea Gillier

Educational Technology Consultant, Calgary Catholic School District
Andrea Gillier is an Technology Consultant with CCSD who strongly believes in the power of technology to transform student learning.
avatar for Aaron Muller

Aaron Muller

Consultant, TIPS, Edmonton Public School Board
Aaron has been with Edmonton Public Schools for 15 years, seven years as a classroom teacher and eight as a technology consultant in District Technology. In District technology, Aaron supports schools regarding technology planning and Google Apps within Edmonton Public. He is a Google certified trainer and dislikes cold weather.


Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 103

9:00am

Compugen - Using Technology to Transform Education
Using Technology to Transform Education – Join Compugen, The Centre for Global Education, ADLC and Cisco to hear how technology is being used to transform Education in Alberta.  We will discuss programming that uses technology to connect students to industry and other students – to provide unprecedented access to experts in fields from energy to entertainment as well as an environment where students collaborate, create and share, and the ability to capture those learning moments to be re-used.

Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 101

9:00am

Polycom - Transforming Today’s Learning Environment through Polycom’s RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite

According to Gartner, mobile video software client users grew 340% between 2010 and 2012. Mobile video users are expected to grow from 429 million to 2.4billion in 2016. How can school jurisdictions and organizations extend their reach to leverage this phenomenon?

 

As the use of live interactive video increases in education—with students, teachers, and administrators all connecting—we are increasingly seeing schools promoting use of student owned or school issued technology devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

 

In this interactive session, the presenters will provide an overview and demonstration of the Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite, a software extension to the RealPresence Platform that extends face-to-face collaboration to anyone with a web browser on their computer, smartphone or tablet. Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite delivers secure, enterprise-grade video collaboration and video content management to a wide range of educational institutions and groups. The result: a totally evolved learning experience for a rapidly developing educational landscape.


Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 102

9:00am

IP Camera Option in Schools
"Software based, no appliance virtual centralized camera management (Video Insight) vs the local appliance (Next Security Systems)
Cost comparison
Advantage and Disadvantages
10 min mini presentation or 60 minute presentation option with question answer
video presentation / handouts"

Speakers
JB

Jason Binns

System Support Analyst II, Golden Hills School Division 75
I have been with Golden Hill School Division for 10 years, Supporting the CCTV and IP Camera technology used in the schools, is part of my technical duties. My object is to save as much money as possible for our schools, so things that were our of reach, such as Camera Systems, can now become a reality.


Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 108A

9:00am

Using System Center 2012 - Service Manager in Edmonton Catholic Schools (Microsoft’s Service Desk Software)
This presentation will provide an overview of the capabilities of the Microsoft Service Desk solution which is available to school jurisdictions through the provincial Microsoft License agreement. Next we will take an in-depth look at "Incident" and "Service" management including the workflow that ECSD uses to manage these request.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Ericson

Shaun Ericson

Partner, Cireson
I work at Cireson. To put it simply, we are leaders in all things considered Microsoft System Center. We’re here to help. Join the conversation @teamcireson.
avatar for Ian Macialek

Ian Macialek

Service Desk Supervisor, Edmonton Catholic Schools


Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 107

9:00am

Exhibition Hall

Friday November 22, 2013 9:00am - 11:30am
Exhibition Hall

10:00am

Snack Break
Friday November 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibition Hall

10:30am

Constructionist Teaching with Lego Mindstorms Robotics
"As a math teacher I was accustomed to hearing “why do we need to know this?” I’m sure most teachers are tired of this question, mostly because the answer usually boils down to “you’ll just have to trust me, it’s important.” Which is unfortunate because our students have a point: people learn best when they can directly relate concepts to real-world, meaningful models. In fact, even more effective is when students are constructing tangible, manipulable objects where they must learn and apply new understanding directly in the real world. This is the essence of Constructionism.

Now back to the problem, “why do we need to know this?” It was hard for me as a teacher to build a truly real-world project that was age appropriate and do-able within the constraints of my classroom and budget. That is, until I discovered Lego Mindstorms Robotics. I have never had a student working with a robot ask me “why do I need to know ____?” Instead they ask me “why isn’t my robot doing what I told it?” That’s the golden moment. Now I know learning is about to take place, and it will be meaningful learning situated in a real, tangible problem that the student is highly motivated to solve.

This presentation has 2 main objectives:
1. Introduce you Lego Mindstorms Robotics. The Lego, motors and sensors of which many wondrous robots can be constructed. More importantly the symbolic programming language that allows students to convert their logical problem solving ideas into a robot that “thinks” for itself.
2. Convince you of the benefits of using Lego Mindstorms as a learning tool in the classroom. This will include tangible examples of how to teach curricular topics using Lego robots."

Speakers
JW

Jeff Warner

Jeff offers professional development workshops, integration consultation and curriculum design.  In the business sphere he specializes in maximizing productivity, particularly focusing on email management, document sharing, collaborative cloud tools and mobile devices.  In the education sphere he focuses on the integration of technology into the classroom, especially Google Apps and iPads.  An engineering + teaching background... Read More →


Friday November 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 107A

10:30am

Getting Going With Google Apps in Your Classroom
Get your classroom going with the power of the Google Apps and Docs. This introductory session will familiarize you with the Google suite of "cloud computing" tools (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Docs & Sites). Hop in and get your feet wet in the collaborative uses for students and teachers alike by exploring a variety tried and tested, hands-on examples of Google Docs usage in the classroom. Develop the skills and understanding you need to get going with Google Apps and Docs in your classroom right now.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Iampen

Trevor Iampen

Director of Technology (PCCE), Consultant (ERLC), Teacher (EPSB), PCCE, ERLC, EPSB, Edmonton Christian West School
In a previous life, I owned and operated a web hosting/design company and have a Psychology Degree from the University of Alberta as well as an Education Degree from Concordia University. I have presented with Dan Lazin from Google (NYC) and have done private consulting and workshop sessions for Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Central Alberta Regional Learning Consortium, GAFE as well as various districts and organizations in Alberta... Read More →


Friday November 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 109

10:30am

Charting the Course - Alberta's Updated Learning and Technology Policy Framework
Ultimately the power of technology should be harnessed to support innovation and discovery. As noted in Inspiring Education, we need to engage learners to use these new technologies as designers and creators of knowledge. This session will focus on the Learning and Technology Policy Framework that sets direction in 5 policy areas: Student-Centered Learning, Research and Innovation, Professional Learning, Leadership and Access, Infrastructure and Digital Learning Environments. Come learn how the Learning and Technology Policy Framework has implications for that work that you do in your school authority.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Andrews

Karen Andrews

Karen Andrews is the Director of Research at Alberta Education. She is responsible for setting the direction and leading the delivery of research that informs Alberta Education’s strategic directions, plans and initiatives. Karen leads a diverse team of research professionals that work with education research partners and stakeholders to design conduct and share research to meet the knowledge needs of Alberta’s education system. ... Read More →


Friday November 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 109A

10:30am

The future of teacher connectedness: Why current social platforms are failing teachers / Empowering Students to Make Things (Engaged, Ethical, and Entrepreneurial / Google Sites 101
Jason Orbaugh
In the age of social media, why are 92% of teachers not on Twitter? And why do 75% not belong to any online community of practice? This session will explore both the growing importance of teacher connectedness, as a critical component of our ongoing professional development, and how Taught It (taught.it), an Alberta-based EdTech company, is challenging the status quo by redefining what it means to be a connected educator.

David Hay
The growth of makerspaces, online tutorials, and crowd-funding is making it easier to turn ideas into reality. If we can harness this in our schools and communities, it can help foster "engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit". We'll look at some examples of spaces and communities, as well as products and companies that have developed in these environments.

Aaron Muller
Ever wanted to create your own website for collaboration and communication within your classroom, school or district? This session will go over the basics of Google Sites: site templates, page templates, and basic editing. We will explore the different uses for sites (as classroom websites, internal school landing pages, project sites, club/sport websites. Time will be provided for participants to begin working on their own site during the session.
 

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay is currently teaching grade six. Previously he was an Innovation Consultant, encouraging educators to try new things, and before that he taught physics, other high school sciences, and various computer courses. He can be found online under the name MisterHay.
avatar for Aaron Muller

Aaron Muller

Consultant, TIPS, Edmonton Public School Board
Aaron has been with Edmonton Public Schools for 15 years, seven years as a classroom teacher and eight as a technology consultant in District Technology. In District technology, Aaron supports schools regarding technology planning and Google Apps within Edmonton Public. He is a Google certified trainer and dislikes cold weather.
avatar for Jason Orbaugh

Jason Orbaugh

Co-founder and CEO, Taught It, LLC
I am a former high school science teacher and education consultant who believes teachers matter. I started my career in the US and I've spent the past 15 years working alongside educators and administrators across North America. I am passionate about connectedness and the importance it plays in supporting the ongoing growth and professional development of today's teachers.


Friday November 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 103

10:30am

Classroom collaboration anytime, anywhere and on any device keeps getting better with SMART!

This session is one that you will want a front row seat to hear about the exciting new software introductions to SMART Notebook™ that are designed to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes in the classroom.  The addition of SMART Notebook Advantage™ software maintenance plans offers school districts the full benefits of the SMART Notebook platform with access to a comprehensive suite of plug-ins, widgets, learning content and subject-specific add-ons. 

You will also hear about SMART amp™ which is our web-based collaborative learning software that makes learning a deeper, more meaningful and richer experience on student devices, regardless of brand, operating system or model. 

Bring along your internet-enabled device to experience the difference!


Speakers
DL

David Lapides

Director, Program Management, SMART Technologies


Friday November 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 102

10:30am

Meru - Delivering full spec 802.11ac – gigabit wireless – rather than ½ spec with traditional. Really.

MERU networks with single channel architecture is able to give you all that you pay for because MERU doesn’t have the issues of traditional wireless that prevents that from being realized. Many think all WLANS are the same and you are right, as they all use channels for coverage in a 1/6/11 design. MERU doesn’t so we also don’t have the other headaches & surprises for IT either.

 

Derek Miller will be presenting the deeper dive into the technology from a unique perspective. Derek was the IT wireless person that looked after Langley School Division in BC, from testing, implementation & troubleshooting of various WLAN vendors gear as well wired side. From this you will walk away knowing what vendors claim but cannot deliver and a better knowledge of what questions need to be asked & tested.


Speakers
DM

Derek Miller

Systems Engineer at Meru Networks | British Columbia, CanadaInformation Technology and Services | | http://www.linkedin.com/pub/derek-miller/31/765/126


Friday November 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 108

10:30am

Bring me some more GAMMO!! Moving from Exchange to Google Apps for Enterprise Mail
in May 2013, Edmonton Public Schools moved over 12,000 staff members from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps Mail, bringing every email, calendar entry and contact with them. In this session, project manager Terry Korte and technical lead Mark Dyer will share how their team planned and implemented the technical, communications, and training components to meet their goal of making "Google-Go-Live" day in EPSB a non-event for users. They will also share their findings from post-conversion surveys of staff and share best practices for districts who are considering "Going Google!"

Speakers
avatar for Terry Korte

Terry Korte

Supervisor, District Technology, Edmonton Public Schools
Terry is a supervisor in District Technology at Edmonton Public Schools. He has been a high school teacher (Medicine Hat High), a sessional instructor (UofA, Faculty of Education), and an education technology consultant in Edmonton Public prior to this role. He has Bachelor's degrees in Business and Education, and a Masters of Education from the University of Alberta.


Friday November 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 107

10:30am

Information Security: Beyond PASI Compliance

This panel session will include discussion of topics such as current information security challenges and how we can protect student/staff information and organization assets while also enabling innovative use of technology in learning and teaching.

 

Panel members:

·       Gordie Mah, Information Technology Security Officer, Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Alberta

·       Jaymon Lefebvre, Manager-Information Services, Wild Rose Public Schools

·       Jen Deyenberg, Learning Services Coordinator, Northern Gateway Public Schools

Moderator: Tara Reimche, Business Analyst, School Technology Branch, Alberta Education

 

Speakers
avatar for Tara Reimche

Tara Reimche

Business Analyst, Alberta Education
Technical Capacity Analyst, Alberta Education


Friday November 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 108A

10:30am

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide!
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide! How using Spiceworks for Inventory, Help Desk and Mobile Device Management will help you survive the Zombie Apocalypse. A brief review of tools in the new Spiceworks 7.0 will prove to your department that a 2-page Disaster Recovery Plan is inadequate and how to better prepare for anything.

Speakers

Friday November 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 101

11:45am

ATLE Annual General Meeting
Friday November 22, 2013 11:45am - 12:30pm
Room 104

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday November 22, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 104

1:30pm

Keynote - Jesse Brown
His radio program The Contrarians ran as a summer replacement series on CBC Radio One. His satirical column The Experiment ran for two years in Saturday Night Magazine and won a National Magazine Award for Humor. Jesse Brown broke into media at the age of 17 by founding a city-wide underground student newspaper. He was honored by Ryerson University with their Udo award, “for noteworthy contributions to the field of Journalism.” He remains the youngest recipient in the award’s history. Since graduating from McGill University he has written for many publications, including the Globe and Mail, the National Post and Vice Magazine. His documentaries and cartoons have screened on national television and in many film festivals, including the New York Underground Film Festival, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the World Film Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival. According to a recent reality television program, Jesse Brown is the 121st Greatest Canadian of all time.

Speakers

Friday November 22, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 104