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Wednesday, December 2
 

8:00am MST

Drop in Q&A for Moderators, Facilitators & Presenters
If you have any questions about moderating a session, facilitating a discussion or presenting a session, stop on by and we will be happy to help!

Wednesday December 2, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am MST
Enterprise

8:00am MST

Exhibition Hall - Come and Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Wednesday December 2, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MST
Exhibition Hall

9:00am MST

Welcome and Introductions
IT For Dominica remarks


Wednesday December 2, 2020 9:00am - 9:15am MST
Enterprise

9:15am MST

Technology Time Machine
We have always been surrounded by technology and watched as it changed the world. This keynote session will take an informative and entertaining look at what technology meant to teachers throughout the decades while discovering great technology tools we can use now. We will also take a look at where we are heading with a sneak peek at some products and features of the future.

Speaker

Wednesday December 2, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am MST
Enterprise

10:00am MST

EdBits - Google's "My Maps"
Speaker

Wednesday December 2, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am MST
EdBits

10:00am MST

Exhibition Hall - Come Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Wednesday December 2, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am MST
Exhibition Hall

10:15am MST

Lounge - Please join us for casual conversation. Click here for discussion topics
  1. Freepbx as a framework Facilitator: Matt Stavert  Room: Bannered Mare
  2. Keynote Take Aways Let's get together and chat about the messages and inspirations we gleaned from the keynote session. Facilitator: Angela Dearing  Room: Candlehearth Hall
  3. Coffee Chat – Is anyone listening? Teachers around the country are struggling with engagement concerns for students that are learning remotely.  Grab a coffee or tea and join Anne Saftich and members of her team, for a facilitated discussion on ways that you, and your peers, are tackling and solving this challenge.   To take advantage of your time in the lounge, when you enter you will be asked to share the number one challenge you have related to engaging your students in a remote environment.  The top one or two challenges will be the focus of our discussion.  Facilitator: Anne Saftich, IBM  Room: Five Claws Lodge

Wednesday December 2, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am MST
Lounge

10:30am MST

11:00am MST

11:00am MST

English Language Arts with Artificial Intelligence (Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Character Analysis in English Language Arts)
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science can be used to explore literature and communication in ELA classes. Finding patterns and meaning in text is an essential component of understanding the meaning behind what we read, hear and observe. By using natural language processing, we can analyse sentiment and story arcs, look at how characters interact, investigate changes in language over time, automate readability checking, and foster inquiry and critical thinking skills based on data from texts. We'll also talk about the growing trend in machine-generated text, including how you and your students can do this, as well as some potential issues and ethical considerations.

Speaker
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 5.


Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Voyager

11:00am MST

Unboxing SPIKE Prime
This session will take a look at the fourth generation of LEGO robotics - SPIKE Prime! Let's take a tour of the new hardware and software.

Speaker

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Phoenix
  Education

11:00am MST

Educational Technology Leadership: Developing an EdTech Leader Network
Disseminating information, receiving feedback from schools, and connecting aspiring technology leaders are all possible with the creation of an Educational Technology Leader Network. This presentation will discuss current research findings and how they relate to the successful implementation of an EdTech Lead Network of over 185 educators in Edmonton Public. PRESENTATION SLIDES

Speaker
avatar for Karen Plant

Karen Plant

Educational Technology Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools
Karen Plant is an Educational Technology Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. As a member of the EPSB Technology Integration Planning and Support Team, Karen helps teachers to navigate the myriad of challenges and opportunities educators face in today's complex classrooms. Before... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Raven

11:00am MST

Leading a Horse to Water
Examine change theory to determine who you should be spending your time with as an instructional technology coach and how best to move adult learners into better technology integration practices.

Speaker

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Enterprise
  Leadership

11:00am MST

Building Engaging STEM Content that Is Digital AND Accessible with EquatIO!
Math is finally made digital and accessible with Texthelp’s digital math program, EquatIO. This session will overview EquatIO’s game-changing tools including math dictation, math and STEM prediction, handwriting recognition, accessible DESMOS graphing and more. We will also learn about EquatIO mathspace, this web-based application enables independent working and collaboration on math problems. It’s a super-smart workspace, where you can mix equations, text and freehand drawings/manipulatives to explore math concepts in a variety of ways and teachers can grade it all quickly with the new "rapid reviewer" feature. A great tool for your math classrooms to assist them with your remote/eLearning needs.

All attendees will receive free access to the program as well as an overview of the freemium and premium tools for their students. Also, at the end of the session, there will be a brief update on Texthelp's other learning support products, Read&Write and WriQ, to bring everyone up to speed on the latest innovations to those programs.


Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Shenzhou

11:00am MST

The low down on gymnasium AV systems. Feat. LIGHVTU
Join dEm's Director of Business Development, Brad Bosch with guest Mike Fisette from LIGHTVU for an open forum discussion about gymnasium technology solutions.

1. HISTORY: How did we go form old, broken-down score clocks to jumbotrons? Talk about the worked, what didn't, and the mistakes we made along the way.

2. SIZE MATTERS! (But it isn't the only important specification): Mike Fisette from LIGHVTU walks us through the ins and outs of LED display components, maintenance, pixel pitch, viewing distance, impact resistance, and batch manufacturing. He will also give a live demonstration of a module replacement on an Aurora LED display.

3. HOW YOU USE IT: The modern gym solution is ever evolving as new apps, new devices, and new requirements arise. Help us understand how Covid-19 is affecting the way gymnasiums are being utilized and how we can adjust our system designs to meet the needs of today.

4. GYM AUDIO HAS CHANGED: Where did all the knobs go? Is it really feedback free? Who the heck is Jason Evjen??

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Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Shenzhou 2

11:00am MST

InTune - Windows Modern Management in Golden Hills
We've migrated all of our windows computers to InTune, away from SCCM. We will tell you all of the amazing things that we've learned and the things that have killed us. But we're not looking back, only forward! Come for this hardcore tech session for all of you that think SCCM is the bomb!


Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Discovery

11:00am MST

Dashboard in a Box
Building a Dashboard, whether it is an external-facing dashboard for assurance purposes or an internal facing one for analyzing performance, can be an imposing task. However, Google Data Studio offers a robust set of features and functions which could be driven by something as simple as a Google Sheet.
Join us in looking at how EICS implemented their Assurance Dashboard, and how you can use their "Dashboard in a Box" to quickly create your own dashboard, simply by creating a Google Sheet containing the information you wish to graph and relate.

Speaker
BW

Brian Wynder

Data Coordinator, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Brian Wynder is the Data Coordinator with Elk Island Catholic Schools. He's spent years supporting the collection and analysis of data within the division, including creating the newest iteration of the EICS Assurance Dashboard. As part of a grant received from ATLE, Brian was inspired... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Galileo

11:30am MST

12:00pm MST

EdBits - Get Collaborating with Google Jamboard!
Speaker
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division
Over the many years in the K-12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, I am still excited about teaching and learning! I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
EdBits

12:00pm MST

Exhibition Hall - Come Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Wednesday December 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Exhibition Hall

12:30pm MST

1:00pm MST

1:00pm MST

Digital Tools to Support Blended Learning
This past year has transformed the way we live, teach and learn for all involved in education. It has also created opportunities to interact and engage with others in highly personalised ways.
How might we prepare our educators, students and community to thrive in this rapidly changing, personalised online world?
Transformation in the blended school system starts with the learning model, where leaders, educators and students are co-creators throughout the learning process.

Come and discover digital tools to support a learner centred blended school system and increase engagement for all.

Find out more about:
• Collaborative platforms to support global competencies and workplace readiness;
• Blended learning tools and resources;
• Innovative tools to promote creativity;
• And more!

Speaker
avatar for Katina Papulkas

Katina Papulkas

Education Strategist, Dell
Katina Papulkas is an Education Strategist at Dell Technologies and is committed to serving K-12 students across Canada. She is an experienced educator with a background in teaching, online learning, educational leadership, assessment, and educational technology. In her two-decade... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Shenzhou

1:00pm MST

Power UP! Tech as a Transformative Tool!
Are you truly transforming your teaching through the use of technology? Come and learn how to give students VOICE & CHOICE in a collaborative, creative way with a variety of lessons, strategies and ideas that will shift how you work with students.

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Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Phoenix

1:00pm MST

Providing Effective Coaching in a Fast-Paced Digital World
Instructional coaching is no easy task so it’s no wonder that many coaches feel stretched for time to have quality communication, provide adequate time for reflection, and give ongoing, meaningful feedback. Join us to learn about a few digital tools to help you with these critical components. Be sure to bring your device fully charged so you can try them out as we go. You’ll leave with lots of ideas as to how you can better support your teachers...even in a fast-paced digital world!

Speaker
avatar for Bruce Ellis

Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Dr. Bruce Ellis is the Director of Professional Development for TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization helping educators around the world to engage students using technology in innovative ways. Having been in the public education arena for more than 20 years, Bruce... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Raven
  Leadership

1:00pm MST

IT for Dominica 2020 - A Grand Experiment in Virtual Edtech PD
When a small group of Alberta teachers volunteered to support teachers in Dominica integrating technology this summer, they never expected that they would also be involved in the best PD of their lives, all from their own locations. Join this panel of IT for Dominica leaders, presenters and participants to learn how a pivot to online professional development redefined what international edtech professional learning can look like today.


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Shenzhou 2

1:00pm MST

Student Documents - RDPSD/Elk Island Public
Go over the latest/final(ish) version of our Student Document process. Going from Scanning Process and now to the Digital to Digital Process.

Speaker
avatar for Dave Lorenson

Dave Lorenson

System Analyst, Red Deer Public School Division
Have been working with Red Deer Public School districts for the last 25 years in IT. Have helped in projects such as the Digital Student Records, Submit Course workflow, CTS Prereq Report and a few other areas...


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Discovery

1:00pm MST

Ask Us Anything
Challenge Andrew Nickless and Todd Kennedy in a Q & A with your questions, no relevant topic is off limits! come and see just how much we both know and don't know.


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Enterprise

1:00pm MST

SPF, DKIM and DMARC. Oh my! Also MTA-STS.
Email security and things you should be doing. Which bit first and why bother?

Session will be co-hosted with Mr. David Kozera to present email security options for Microsoft.

"David Kozera is Microsoft’s National Technology Strategist for Education in Canada. He joined the company in November 2016 coming from public K-12 education IT in Ontario, bringing with him years of real world experience with Microsoft technologies. David has a deep understanding of Microsoft Azure, Security, Office 365, Identity and Access Management, Windows, Enterprise Mobility, Virtualization, and more."

Speaker
avatar for Jaymon Lefebvre

Jaymon Lefebvre

Director of IT Services, Wild Rose School Division
cats. cats and dns. possibly DoH too


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Galileo

1:30pm MST

EdBits - Create Custom Headers for Classroom, Sites, Keep, Forms, etc.
Speaker
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division
Over the many years in the K-12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, I am still excited about teaching and learning! I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm MST
EdBits

1:45pm MST

Exhibition Hall - Come Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Wednesday December 2, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm MST
Exhibition Hall

2:00pm MST

EdBits - APPS and Extensions
Speaker
avatar for Tammy Davis

Tammy Davis

Learning Services Coordinator, Northern Gateway Public Schools
After teaching for 22 years at Elmer Elson Elementary in Mayerthorpe, I have transitioned into Division Office in the role of Learning Services Coordinator. I have worked with school administrators and teachers since our Division first started their work with Jigsaw Learning, Kurtis... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm MST
EdBits

2:00pm MST

Lounge - Please join us for casual conversation. Click here for discussion topics
  1. What are you comfortable and not, storing in the cloud? Facilitator: Bob Barrett
    Room: Bannered Mare
  2. eSports - The Latest and Greatest Facilitator:  Nicole Lakusta
    Room: The Candlehearth Hall
  3. Survival Tactics for IT in this New World Facilitator: Todd Kennedy
    Room: The Five Claws Lodge

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Lounge

2:30pm MST

Flip that SMARTBoard...with SMART Learning Suite Online!
Place learning rightly (and literally) into the hands of students! Much more than interactive games (as engaging and useful as those can be), SMART Learning Suite’s easy-to-use editor and online activity creation capability--called Workspaces--lets you engage students, amplify class conversations, and gather formative assessment data.

Create interactive activities quickly. “Hand out” materials to student devices for individual or collaborative completion. Collaboratively consider ideas on-the-fly as they’re captured back to your board. Challenge students to show what they know and reflect together to construct new understandings.

Manage SLSO activities directly from Google Drive. Insert interactive content into files in your Drive. Link files to your Google Classroom... and your students become supported with customized content 24/7.

Save time today as you create engaging activities that will up the ante on your lessons wherever your classroom happens to be tomorrow!

Speaker
avatar for Janet Bell

Janet Bell

Consultant, Learn All Ways Consulting
Janet Bell loves to support teachers who support students demonstrating learning in technology-rich settings. An English teacher originally, Janet’s career evolved over the years from classroom to consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member of the 2Learn.ca... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Voyager

2:30pm MST

The Power of STEAM Themed Literature
Do you love children's literature, like picture books and poetry? Do you want to do more STEAM activities with your K-5 students? Join this session for several lessons that incorporate literature and exciting STEAM activities for students.

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Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

2:30pm MST

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some top Websites, Apps and Tools you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

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Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Enterprise

2:30pm MST

Desktops and Labs in Azure – choose your own adventure
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and Azure Lab Services give you two great options to provide anywhere/anytime access for student labs – and it's easier (and cheaper) than ever! We'll cover all the updates in WVD and Lab Services (including Teams integration!) compare and contrast the options (what to use where), and share tips from the field to optimize your deployments.

Speaker
avatar for Karen McGregor

Karen McGregor

National Cloud Sherpa, Microsoft
Karen helps Education customers in Canada get the most out of Azure.  After doing the same with Office 365 and Azure AD Premium, she decided that Azure was the best.  Before seeing the light, she did lots of work with Unix and Java at IBM and Sun, only to realize that Microsoft... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Raven

2:30pm MST

12 WEEKS IN: THE COVID JOURNEY AND LOOKING FORWARD
COVID-19 has schools reacting in real time. This session looks at realities from an Alberta School District IT team, and where schools are 12 weeks into the school year from perspectives of educators, students, and IT departments: challenges and successes. Drawing from other provinces/countries we will look at what changes they’re seeing, helping us to prepare.

Speaker
DM

Dawn McGuire-Reeves

Education Consultant, x10Networks
Dawn McGuire-Reeves: With an M.Ed and years of experience in many levels of education: including the school principal and developer, and coordinator of a province-wide remote real-time learning model that used many technology platforms, education has been, and continues to be, Dawn’s... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Shenzhou

2:30pm MST

Managing and Securing IOT in Education
The move to smart buildings causes many security challenges for many education institutions, especially given the huge number of mobile and IoT devices connecting to the network.

Join ACSI and Aruba for an informative session as we discuss solutions that will help IT Staff gain visibility, control and secure connectivity to harness the value of IoT, while keeping the network assets and students safe.

In this session we will showcase a seamless path from device and user discovery, wired and wireless access control, attack detection and adaptive response – Do you know what's on your network? This session will help showcase the tools and solutions, to gain visibility, control and securing IoT in an education environment.

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Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Shenzhou 2

2:30pm MST

GSuite for Education Best Practices
The Admin Console has hundreds of policy settings and controls.  Do you have them all set correctly for a K-12 space?  G Suite does not come configured out of the box for Education.  In this session we will look at common pitfalls and best practices for getting your G Suite Domain setup appropriately for staff and students.  Get a glimpse into our groundbreaking Google for Education Audit and learn about some much needed changes you can make to safeguard your environment.

Speaker
avatar for Tammy Groff

Tammy Groff

Tammy started at Amplified IT in 2019 after working as Director of IT at a small private school where she executed the replacement of the entire network and wireless infrastructure of the school, security cameras, and managed the schools migration to 1:1 Chromebooks.  She is currently... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Galileo

2:30pm MST

Supernet Update
Alberta Education will provide an update on the status of transition to SuperNet 2.0 services as well as providing a refresher of the new service offerings. Additionally, time will be provided for attendees to ask any other SuperNet related questions they may have.

Speaker
avatar for Dave Hauschildt

Dave Hauschildt

Field Services Manager, Alberta Education
Dave Hauschildt, Education Manager, School Technology, Alberta Education


Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Discovery

3:00pm MST

3:15pm MST

ATLE Volunteer Recognition and Prize Draws
Our chance to recognize the tremendous value of our ATLE volunteers! And perhaps some prize draws too!

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:15pm - 3:30pm MST
Enterprise

3:15pm MST

Exhibition Hall - Come and Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Exhibition Hall
 
Thursday, December 3
 

8:00am MST

Exhibition Hall - Come and Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Thursday December 3, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MST
Exhibition Hall

9:00am MST

9:00am MST

EdBits - Branching in Google Forms as a teaching AND assessment tool
Speaker
JK

Jodi Kachkar

I'm a Food Studies teacher and a professional Home Economist.  I've taught with Edmonton Public since 2001 and throughout my career I have taught mostly Foods Studies and Fashion Studies at the Jr. High and High School Levels.  I started with Ed Tech when the "portal" project began... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am MST
EdBits

9:15am MST

Engaging Teaching and Learning with Teams and Office 365
Learn about tools for meaningful and engaging lessons that inspire curiosity and creativity. Discover ways to increase motivation while students learn remotely, in-class or in hybrid scenarios. You will explore a variety of tools and related lesson plan ideas that will encourage student participation across various subjects by integrating Office 365 apps, within Microsoft Teams.

Speaker
avatar for Renee Goncalves

Renee Goncalves

Customer Success Program Manager - Education


Thursday December 3, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am MST
Phoenix

9:15am MST

Making a Difference - We did, You can.
Making a difference using educational technology is a goal for members of ATLE. Making a difference for several thousand children who have almost no resources, through educational technology, is the audacious goal for a team that travelled to the Commonwealth of Dominica in November 2019.  

Join us to learn how a team of six Canadian members working with Dominican colleagues installed over 1000 Chromebooks, wireless technologies, and all technical supports in 24 schools  - all within nine days across the breadth of this beautiful country. Our team of ATLE members, Rotarian supporters and our Dominican colleagues are happy to share our success and future opportunities.
 
Come see the beauty of the Nature Island. Come see the success of making a difference for students. Come learn of opportunities for you in the next phases of the IT for Dominica Foundation’s work in making a difference for students in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Speaker
avatar for Jason Yaremchuk

Jason Yaremchuk

Director of Information Technology, Northern Gateway Public Schools
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Chris Sluggett

Network Analyst, Wolf Creek


Thursday December 3, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am MST
Raven

9:15am MST

Future Proof Your IT Department
The year is 2030. What kind of technologies will you have to support for your schools? What will broadband/access look like? What training will the IT staff need? How can you be prepared for the future? Let's get out our crystal balls and talk about the technologies that are coming our way and how we can make them work for learning.

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Thursday December 3, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am MST
Enterprise

9:15am MST

9:15am MST

Modern Video Security for Schools
With Verkada, instantly strengthen student safety. Verkada’s plug-and-play video security solution makes it simple to scale coverage while improving visibility across your entire district. Environmental sensors, which can detect smoking/vaping, seamlessly integrate with the security cameras to detect new insights driven by real-time data.

Join us during Convergence 2020 to learn more! Attendees will receive a $25 Amazon gift card to thank you for your time.

Speaker
avatar for Jon Cabalu

Jon Cabalu

Senior Territory Manager
Verkada is modernizing the world of enterprise physical security by building video surveillance systems that are simple to deploy, maintain, and scale across multiple sites. Verkada's hybrid-cloud system features intelligent cameras with built-in solid-state storage that send end-to-end... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am MST
Shenzhou 2

9:15am MST

Identifying & Managing Business Risk: What are the Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in K-12 Education that will affect Operations?
Cybersecurity is a business need that is all too often left to Information Technology (IT) departments in K-12 Education manage.  
A critical role of business leaders is accountability for custodianship of student information systems, financial information and operations of the school system.
In the digital reality, what areas of your business operations are becoming vulnerable and how do manage these risks?
Based on a maturity framework, IBM will guide participants through an assessment process that has been developed from the lens of business leadership
to understand the most common cybersecurity threats in the K-12 education sector and discuss strategies to reducing business impact.

Speaker
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Anthony Giannitsis

IBM
Anthony Giannitsis - IBM Senior Security SpecialistSenior Security and IT Architect at IBM Canada K-12 Education with over 25 years experience helping K-12 school districts optimize and secure their infrastructure. Anthony Giannitsis is a Senior Security and IT Architect at IBM Canada... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am MST
Galileo

9:15am MST

Microsoft 365 Defender for Education
Microsoft 365 Threat Protection for Education is a unified pre- and post-breach defensive suite that natively coordinates detection, prevention, investigation, and response across endpoints, identities, email, and applications to provide integrated protection against sophisticated attacks. After attending this session you will better understand the components of Microsoft 365 Threat Protection why an integrated security platform is better than point solutions.

Speaker
avatar for David Kozera

David Kozera

National Modern Workplace Lead for Education, Microsoft


Thursday December 3, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am MST
Discovery

9:15am MST

Hybrid Learning – Challenges, Lessons Learned and Planning for What’s Ahead
Hybrid Learning – Challenges, Lessons Learned and Planning for What’s Ahead
Description:

This interactive, output-oriented Catalyst Sessions™ session will aim to unearth recurring
challenges, generate new ideas and co-create improved responses to the challenges of
teaching, learning and supporting hybrid learning settings. Catalyst Sessions™ are NOT your
traditional 'sit and get' webinar. Participants will be broken out into small groups for the
majority of the session to engage in authentic dialogue and co-construct shared insight….a
true collaborative experience- so come prepared to have your camera and audio on!

Speaker
avatar for Giancarlo Brotto

Giancarlo Brotto

Executive Director, Catalyst
Giancarlo Brotto is a Global Education Catalyst. He engages with government officials, policy-influencing organizations, thought leaders, school system decision-makers and researchers to gain insights and influence trends in the education sector. He is a catalyst for those that don't just want to... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 9:15am - 10:45am MST
Voyager

9:30am MST

10:00am MST

EdBits - Pear Deck
Speaker
avatar for Karen Plant

Karen Plant

Educational Technology Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools
Karen Plant is an Educational Technology Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. As a member of the EPSB Technology Integration Planning and Support Team, Karen helps teachers to navigate the myriad of challenges and opportunities educators face in today's complex classrooms. Before... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am MST
EdBits

10:00am MST

Exhibition Hall - Come Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Thursday December 3, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am MST
Exhibition Hall

10:15am MST

Lounge - Please join us for casual conversation. Click here for discussion topics
  1. How to get your IT staff to do more ET activities? (changing role of IT) Facilitator: Travis Eddingfield
    Room: The Bannered Mare
  2. SMART Learning Suite Online - how are you using it? Facilitator: Janet Bell
    Room: Candlehearth Hall
  3. Coffee Chat – Assessing the Learning for our Remote Learners.  When our students are learning from home, assessment, as, of and for, can be a challenge. Grab a coffee or tea and join Anne Saftich and members of her team in the lounge to share your ideas on how you can confidently assess the learning of your remote learners. To take advantage of your time in the lounge, when you enter you will be asked to share your top concern related to assessment of remote learners. The top one or two concerns will be the focus of our discussion. Facilitator: Anne Saftich, IBM
    Room: The Five Claws Lodge

Thursday December 3, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am MST
Lounge

10:30am MST

11:00am MST

EdBits - Holy Sheets!
Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am MST
EdBits

11:00am MST

Hype Up Your Lessons with Hyperdocs!
HyperDocs: Instead of just throwing links out on a Doc or Google Classroom, consider being purposeful in engaging your students, whether it is in-person or online. A Hyperdoc allows you to use a variety of GSuite tools to engage students in learning, using multi-media tools, and allowing students voice and choice.

Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Phoenix

11:00am MST

Tips, Tricks & Hidden Stuff in Office 365
Did you know that Office 365 is free for teachers and students. Chromebook's can even use Office 365! Office 365 has so many features in it an hour is simply not enough, but, we will cover as much as we can including tips and tricks in Office 365 overall, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Forms. If time allows maybe some Sway as well. I always surprise people in this session with something they had no idea about or just make them happy with all the features Office 365 is packed with. Everything discussed and demonstrated is free!

Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Enterprise

11:00am MST

High-Yield Instructional Strategies with Google
Get the most bang for your buck by utilizing the high quality instructional strategies made famous by Hattie and the wonderful free tools from G Suite for Education. Move beyond the guessing game of whether or not a strategy is working by employing teaching practices that are scientifically proven to work coupled with Google tools.

Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Raven

11:00am MST

Collaborative (Classroom, Blended or Online) Learning: Fostering Effective Discussions
Fostering an effective discussion can be a challenging activity for a teacher in a face-to-face situation and can be even more challenging in an online setting. In this session we will look at some planning and facilitation strategies to help you to successfully implement collaborative online discussions into your own classes or staff workshops.

Speaker
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division
Over the many years in the K-12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, I am still excited about teaching and learning! I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Voyager

11:00am MST

Keeping Students Safe: Solutions for Health Screening & Emergency Alerting
Keeping our students safe & healthy is top of mind for all educators and parents. Learn how to implement a cloud based platform that supports daily health screening as well as providing incident management and alerting for a unified safety solution. Join us for a live demonstration and discuss the benefits of an end-to-end screening, communication, and alerting platform.


Led by Kevin McKay, Director of Sales @ Genesis and Tim Braseth, Sales Engineer @ CrisisGo.

Speaker
KM

Kevin McKay

Director of Sales, Genesis


Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Shenzhou 2

11:00am MST

Cloud Driven Networking for Education
Even before covid-19 struck, the Education Sector had already embraced the cloud. As schools, colleges and universities prepare for the post pandemic new normal, the speed, agility and efficiency of cloud-based IT in providing high quality experiences became more evident. Now the many benefits of cloud-based IT can be brought to bear on networking and network management with cloud-driven networking.

Join Alexandra Gates, Product Marketing Director at Extreme Networks, in this 45 minute webinar with Q&A as she discusses the functionalities and benefits of the Cloud Driven Networking for the Education Sector:
  • Operational Efficiency - AI/ML powered analytics deliver proactive situational awareness to boost staff communication, and engagement.
  • Personalized Learning - Easily integrate with your student directory and provide bandwidth where and when it is needed.
  • Education Continuity - Remote Connectivity for Pandemic Response Strategies. Drive-In Learning, Remote Sites and Mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spots.
  • Student Safety and Privacy - Cloud security tools allow IT administrators to protect student information. It also offers data encryption and logging capabilities to satisfy education specific compliance requirements.
  • Remote Learning - Portable branch kits, remote access kits, and Extreme Fabric Connect ensure safe and secure student and faculty connections.
 

Speaker
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Alexandra Gates

Product Marketing Director at Extreme Networks, Extreme Networks


Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Shenzhou

11:00am MST

GSuite for Education Toolbox
Google’s free solution for Education provides an amazing opportunity for schools to improve student success.  You may however want or require some additional help with reporting, visibility and compliance to make the environment truly work for you.  In this session we will showcase some paid for and free tools that you can use to manage your G Suite Domain. We will walk through the various options and products that can increase your G Suite safety and success.  

Speaker
avatar for Tammy Groff

Tammy Groff

Tammy started at Amplified IT in 2019 after working as Director of IT at a small private school where she executed the replacement of the entire network and wireless infrastructure of the school, security cameras, and managed the schools migration to 1:1 Chromebooks.  She is currently... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Galileo

11:00am MST

Detecting and Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents - Alberta Education
Cybersecurity incidents are becoming increasingly common as external attackers have taken advantage of shifts to learning and working from home and increasingly target endpoint devices. As the volume of alerts, logs and threat information continues to grow, it can be difficult to identify when an incident has occurred. Many incidents go undetected for a lengthy period of time - the global median dwell time is 56 days.
Join this panel session for a discussion on topics such as:
• What are the key challenges facing school authorities in detecting and responding to security incidents?
• How can school authorities efficiently and effectively detect, prioritize and respond to security incidents?
• What shifts in IT security policy/procedures or detective controls may be needed to support effectively detecting and responding to incidents?

Moderators
Speaker
avatar for Tara Reimche

Tara Reimche

Technical Capacity Analyst, Alberta Education
Panel Members for Detecting and Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents session:    Stuart Lee, Director, Cyber Security Operations, Service Alberta;John Schutte, Director, Information Technology, Calgary Catholic School District;Barry Scheelar, I.T. Manager, Black Gold School Division... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Discovery

11:30am MST

12:00pm MST

EdBits - Audio in Slides! Yes you can!
Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
EdBits

12:00pm MST

Exhibition Hall - Come Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Thursday December 3, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Exhibition Hall

12:30pm MST

1:00pm MST

EdBits - Fun with Memes (and student engagement)
Speaker
avatar for Tammy Davis

Tammy Davis

Learning Services Coordinator, Northern Gateway Public Schools
After teaching for 22 years at Elmer Elson Elementary in Mayerthorpe, I have transitioned into Division Office in the role of Learning Services Coordinator. I have worked with school administrators and teachers since our Division first started their work with Jigsaw Learning, Kurtis... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm MST
EdBits

1:00pm MST

How digital reading empowers the TikTok generation
Today's readers rely on their digital devices to help them control how they navigate information and relationships. It's not passive—kids curate their own experiences. This discussion looks at the similarities between the engagement students enjoy with social media platforms such as TikTok and the kind of engagement they derive from reading digital ebooks and audiobooks. Attendees will learn how specific features built into reading platforms like Sora, the student reading app, empower students to control their reading experience in ways that print can't emulate.

Speaker
avatar for OverDrive Education

OverDrive Education

OverDrive Education
Thank you for stopping by OverDrive Education's virtual booth! We are the leading global digital reading platform for K-12, offering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks and audiobooks. As a 100% digital company serving over 44,000 schools worldwide, OverDrive combines the technology... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Voyager

1:00pm MST

Using Google to Support STEM
Join us to take a look (and experience) features of Google that you can easily use to support STEM learning in the classroom. We’ll have several STEM activities for you to try out as you make use of STEM-ified Google features. You won’t look at Google the same way again

Speaker
avatar for Bruce Ellis

Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Dr. Bruce Ellis is the Director of Professional Development for TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization helping educators around the world to engage students using technology in innovative ways. Having been in the public education arena for more than 20 years, Bruce... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

1:00pm MST

Girls Who Game
Have you heard the latest around Girls Who Game (GWG)? It’s one way to offer some online extra curricular opportunities for your students this school year!
This virtual program offers girls, and other underserved groups, the opportunity to use video games as a medium for learning. Will it result in a greater interest in STEAM? Will it improve global competencies? Will it build the capacity of teachers to use game based learning strategies in their classrooms?
If you are interested in finding out answers to these questions and learning more about the GWG initiative- come join us for an engaging and inspiring session. You will leave this session empowered to address equity in both a meaningful and fun way - Game on!

Speaker
avatar for Katina Papulkas

Katina Papulkas

Education Strategist, Dell
Katina Papulkas is an Education Strategist at Dell Technologies and is committed to serving K-12 students across Canada. She is an experienced educator with a background in teaching, online learning, educational leadership, assessment, and educational technology. In her two-decade... Read More →
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Annie Slater

Toronto District School Board
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Artemis Manoukas

Toronto District School Board


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Discovery

1:00pm MST

Emergency Professional Development: Experiences from the Field
To immediately support the 6000+ division educators suddenly teaching online, Edmonton Public EdTech consultants (the TIPS Team) provided a variety of professional learning options with varying degrees of success. This session will share the approach, the intentions and feedback from the over 120 small PL sessions daily, and the large conference style summit with over 40 sessions. Themes explored will include communication, leadership, building an "edtech network" and logistics of this effort.

Speaker
avatar for Karen Plant

Karen Plant

Educational Technology Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools
Karen Plant is an Educational Technology Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. As a member of the EPSB Technology Integration Planning and Support Team, Karen helps teachers to navigate the myriad of challenges and opportunities educators face in today's complex classrooms. Before... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Raven

1:00pm MST

Preventing Ransomware and Other Breaches with Fortinet’s EDR Solution
This session is designed to demonstrate how Fortinet’s FortiEDR solution provides real-time automated threat detection and response across your endpoints and how it enables you to protect all workstations and servers against threats, while providing you with real-time visibility into your environment.
We will also detonate live malware samples (including zero-day threats) and demonstrate how the solution prevents these threats in real time. You will also see how the FortiEDR solution enables you to automatically remediate threats and integrate within the security fabric with your other existing investments, ultimately increasing your organization’s security posture while decreasing the amount of administrative overhead needed to manage an endpoint solution.
During this session, we will also:
· Demonstrate how FortiEDR prevents against both known and unknown/zero-day threats
· Review how FortiEDR provides deep forensic analysis and vulnerability assessment within your environment
· Review Application / Communication Control and Threat Hunting Capabilities
· Demonstrate FortiEDR’s integration with other elements of the Fortinet Security Fabric such as FortiGate and FortiSandbox
· Review how to create automated responses to compromised devices
· Review discovery of IOT devices

Speaker
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Andrew Caldwell

Andrew Caldwell, SE Specialist. CISSP, P. Eng., NSE7Born and raised in Atlantic Canada, Andrew has over 15 years of diverse IT and software experience covering many complex implementations of security solutions for small, medium and large enterprise customers and governments globally... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Shenzhou

1:00pm MST

Strategies to Stay Ahead of Cyber Attacks (Bell)
The creativity and innovation demonstrated in recent cyber attacks accelerates the need to rethink our approach to cybersecurity.  Moreover, the rapid adoption of new technologies creates additional security gaps for threat actors to advance their goals. Join Bell’s Senior Cybersecurity Strategist to learn about the factors driving the need to shift our security focus. As well, explore the most recent industry frameworks available to help plan your organization’s defences.

Speaker
avatar for David Senf

David Senf

David Senf is the Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at Bell. He provides guidance on the strategic direction of Bell Business Markets security portfolio and helps customers navigate the complex world of cybersecurity.  David is a well-recognized name in security with almost 20 years... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Shenzhou 2

1:00pm MST

IT Leadership Lessons from Sith Lord Darth Vader
Can we learn something from Darth Vader? Absolutely! He had numerous words of wisdom that we can call on to improve our own IT Leadership. Whether you are an leader, or team member, join us for a great conversation. Make sure you practice up your best Darth Vader impressions!

Speaker
avatar for Todd Kennedy

Todd Kennedy

Director of Technology, Golden Hills School Division
Todd is the Director of Technology for Golden Hills School Division, where he has been since 2011. Golden Hills is a rural school jurisdiction covering Strathmore, Drumheller, Three Hills, and everything in between, with a total student population of 8,300 in 47 schools, including... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Galileo

1:30pm MST

EdBits - Create EVERYTHING in Google Slides!
Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm MST
EdBits

1:45pm MST

Exhibition Hall - Come Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Thursday December 3, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm MST
Exhibition Hall

2:00pm MST

EdBits - Wakelet: A new Google Partner and better than ever!
Speaker
avatar for Janet Bell

Janet Bell

Consultant, Learn All Ways Consulting
Janet Bell loves to support teachers who support students demonstrating learning in technology-rich settings. An English teacher originally, Janet’s career evolved over the years from classroom to consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member of the 2Learn.ca... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm MST
EdBits

2:00pm MST

Lounge - Please join us for casual conversation. Click here for discussion topics
  1. What creative efficiencies have you implemented in a time of declining IT staff? Facilitator: Ken Robitaille
    Room:  Bannered Mare
  2. Shutdown Caused EdTech Enlightenment - The spring shutdown had educators and parents scrambling to continue learning. How would we do it differently if we were to do it again? How are we doing things differently now?  How has the pandemic affected EdTech support and teaching with technology in your division? Let's chat about the good the bad and ugly. How has your role changed in the last year? What lessons did you learn in the spring that will change how you educate students? How have teachers' needs changed in terms of physical technology requirements as well as professional knowledge and skills? Are there new policies or procedures in place in your division due to lessons learned from spring? Facilitator: Angela Dearing
    Room: Candlehearth Hall Lodge
  3. The 5Ws of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) Facilitator: Jesse Sadlowski
    Room: Five Claws Lodge

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Lounge

2:30pm MST

6Cs and 1000s of Mes: Differentiation and Deep Learning in Hapara
In what ways are we able to shape learning opportunities using the Google Suite to differentiate so all students are able to demonstrate their full potential?

Participants will delve into how Hapara can be leveraged to promote Deep Learning's 6Cs.

We will explore strategies for using Hapara as an additional "teacher" for collaboration, demonstrate tweaks to Slides or Docs to improve creativity and communication, ways to encourage creativity and character, and promote critical thinking about internet searches.

Speaker
avatar for Steph Pearson

Steph Pearson

Learning Technologies Consultant, Ottawa Catholic School Board
Learning Technologies Consultant at Ottawa Catholic School Board, traveller, grilled cheese lover, History and Social Science Teacher, experienced in MYP for International Baccalaureate.


Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Voyager

2:30pm MST

Flip your Grid with Video Powered Reflection
Reflection is at the heart of learning. Learn how to engage your students with reflection activities that use Flipgrid.

Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

2:30pm MST

The Google You Might Not Know About
Part interesting / stories as well as resource discovery. In the session you will discover some of Google’s more obscure apps, sites and solutions. You will also hear some stories about Google’s early days, hear some fun Google stories as well as discover some unique things about the company

Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Enterprise

2:30pm MST

Epson Laser-Focused Learning
Join Epson in this LIVE session and DEMO to discover how Laser Displays give educators the power to rise above and deliver laser-focused learning that sticks. Specifically designed for education, Epson displays deliver immersive images without compromising whiteboard space. And advanced laser technology means no lamps to change — ever.


Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Shenzhou 2

2:30pm MST

How to automate, unify, and secure the Edge for constantly changing learning environments
Schools must be prepared to address multi-modal learning while keeping students safe and data secure. Hybrid instruction requires flexibility. Whether remote or in-person learning, you need a platform that can support it. Join our Aruba session to learn how we are redefining the intelligent edge with mobility and IoT solutions for schools and districts of all sizes.

We'll cover Aruba’s new Edge Services Platform (ESP). ESP is the industry’s first AI-powered, cloud-native platform that predicts and resolves problems and is designed to automate, unify, and secure the Edge for constantly changing learning environments.


Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Shenzhou

2:30pm MST

Microsoft Teams: Effective Learning, All In One Place
In this session we will be discussing LMS integration, new meetings capabilities, calling options, Teams devices, assignments, 3rd party apps, and customizing teams with your own apps based on easy to deploy templates. After leaving this session you will have a better understanding of the unique capabilities of Teams and what's on the roadmap.

Speaker
avatar for David Kozera

David Kozera

National Modern Workplace Lead for Education, Microsoft


Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Galileo

2:30pm MST

My (Ongoing) Journey Into Automation
Automation! You frequently read about it in technology reports and industry assessments. But, what are the building block skills required to get you started on this fascinating (and sometimes frustrating) journey.  I'll share my story, so far,  about my journey down the automation path. But more than just my story, I'll share with you the tools I'm using to build the foundational skills I think will be needed for implementing and managing tomorrow's technology.

Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Discovery

2:30pm MST

Optimizing Azure Sentinel, the best SIEM/SOAR option for the education sector
Azure Sentinel is Microsoft’s cloud-based Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with built-in analytics, leveraging the power of the cloud to help you protect employees in your organization. Sentinel collects and analyzes data from your network, firewall, Microsoft 365, and other sources, providing alerts and information to help respond to threats in your environment.   
As with all monitoring and alerting platforms, achieving the most value requires mindful configuration, iterative tuning, and the creation of good processes to respond to alerts.  Over the course of this one-hour webinar, you’ll hear an overview for Sentinel as a key resource for your organization, tips for a successful implementation, and guidelines for instituting a response regimen. 
Join this webinar to get answers to common questions such as: 
  • Is Azure Sentinel a good fit for my organization? 
  • How does Sentinel compare to an on-prem SIEM?
  • How can Sentinel be customized to reduce noise ?
  • How much is Sentinel likely to cost?
  • What processes should I put in place to respond to alerts? 
AGENDA
  • Azure Sentinel overview 
  • Monthly cost projections 
  • Implementation and optimization 
  • Alert response recommendation
  • Q&A

Speaker

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Raven

3:00pm MST

3:15pm MST

ATLE Recognition Awards
Join us as we recognize individuals with the ATLE Passion and ATLE Pillar awards. And yes, there will be prize draws for everyone too!

Thursday December 3, 2020 3:15pm - 3:30pm MST
Enterprise

3:15pm MST

Exhibition Hall - Come and Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Thursday December 3, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Exhibition Hall
 
Friday, December 4
 

8:00am MST

Exhibition Hall - Come and Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Friday December 4, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MST
Exhibition Hall

9:00am MST

9:15am MST

AGM
ATLE Annual General Meeting.

Friday December 4, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am MST
President's Zoom Meeting Room

9:30am MST

10:00am MST

EdBits - WeVideo - Podcasting in the Classroom
Speaker
avatar for Karen Plant

Karen Plant

Educational Technology Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools
Karen Plant is an Educational Technology Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. As a member of the EPSB Technology Integration Planning and Support Team, Karen helps teachers to navigate the myriad of challenges and opportunities educators face in today's complex classrooms. Before... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am MST
EdBits

10:00am MST

Exhibition Hall - Come Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Friday December 4, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am MST
Exhibition Hall

10:15am MST

Lounge - Please join us for casual conversation. Click here for discussion topics
  1. Identifying and helping staff that struggle with technology Facilitator: Dave Sloat
    Room: Bannered Mare
  2. Our Lives Since We Went Online Are you teaching online full time? What are your successes? What have been your challenges? How are you coping with this new normal? What makes you laugh? What makes you frown? Facilitators: Wetaskiwin Regional School at Home Teachers
    Room: Candlehearth Hall
  3. Google Vs O365 Where are you going and why? Facilitator: Alex Mottus
    Room: Five Claws Lodge

Friday December 4, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am MST
Lounge

10:30am MST

11:00am MST

EdBits - Google Keep
Speaker
JK

Jodi Kachkar

I'm a Food Studies teacher and a professional Home Economist.  I've taught with Edmonton Public since 2001 and throughout my career I have taught mostly Foods Studies and Fashion Studies at the Jr. High and High School Levels.  I started with Ed Tech when the "portal" project began... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am MST
EdBits

11:00am MST

Accessibility: Supporting Diverse Students with Microsoft Digital Tools
Support students with varying abilities through tools and practices that allow you to deliver accessible lessons. Develop assignments and student initiatives that provide equal opportunity for all learners. Learn how Microsoft Tools support Universal Design for Learning as well as aid diverse learners such as those with Dyslexia. In addition, explore the language tools that help students, as well as their families, in learn-from-home scenarios.

Speaker
avatar for Renee Goncalves

Renee Goncalves

Customer Success Program Manager - Education


Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Voyager

11:00am MST

Amazing Google Tips and Tricks
Get the most out of Google with these tips and tricks. Learn how to turn your Google Sheets into an app, control your Google Slide presentation with your phone, and much more.

Speaker

Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Phoenix
  Education

11:00am MST

The Future of Teaching and Learning with SMART
IT and Curriculum teams need an integrated solution that’s easy to manage, and puts all our teachers tools in one spot.
 
Picture this… Tomorrow, a teacher will walk into their class, log on to a SMART Interactive Panel, and access all of their lessons straight from the board. They’ll use the board to send that lesson to kids’ devices at home and/or in class. Live, or asynchronous. That lesson will have games, workspaces, assessments, and live feedback from the teacher. What’s more? It was the same lesson they’ve used for years – reenergized! If they want, they can even run a Zoom session straight from the board.
 
Come take a look behind the curtain to see how it’s done.

Speaker
avatar for Alek Kolga

Alek Kolga

Education Sales Consultant, SMART
Alek started teaching a decade ago with a single goal… effect as much positive change in the lives of young people as possible. Since 2018, he’s supported IT and Curriculum leaders across Canada to improve student outcomes using SMART. He’s your point of contact for questions... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Shenzhou

11:00am MST

The Latest on Brain Research in Education
Discover how to ramp up learning in your classroom or campus with strategies backed by the latest brain research. You'll be able to start implementing these in your practice tomorrow!

Speaker

Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Enterprise

11:00am MST

Designing and Deploying a Technology Integration Solution
All sizes of school board want the ability to do what they want to meet a need within their division.  Whether large or small, schools want to be able to use flexible, customizable tools such as PowerSchool, Google, SharePoint and others to create solutions to changing business processes.
In this panel discussion, representatives from different school boards will talk through how they approach challenges like
  • Scoping
  • Identifying Requirements
  • Shepherding the creation of custom tools (whether using internal resources or contractors)
  • Managing the deployment of custom tools and workflow as they work through managing complex customization projects

Speaker
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Brian Wynder

Data Coordinator, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Brian Wynder is the Data Coordinator with Elk Island Catholic Schools. He's spent years supporting the collection and analysis of data within the division, including creating the newest iteration of the EICS Assurance Dashboard. As part of a grant received from ATLE, Brian was inspired... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Discovery

11:00am MST

Microsoft School Data Sync: Work Smarter, Not Harder
School Data Sync (SDS) is a free service that reads the school and roster data from your school's Student Information System (SIS). It creates Office 365 Groups for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, class teams for Microsoft Teams and OneNote Class notebooks, school groups for Intune for Education, Administrative Units, syncs parent and guardian information and rostering and SSO integration for many other third party applications.

Speaker
avatar for Frederic Bazin

Frederic Bazin

National Technology Strategist for Education in Canada, Microsoft
Frederic Bazin is Microsoft’s National Technology Strategist for Education in Canada. He joined Microsoft amidst the Covid pandemic, with a strong focus on enabling solutions around Microsoft 365 and Azure. With over 15 years of experience delivering large scale projects for... Read More →
avatar for David Kozera

David Kozera

National Modern Workplace Lead for Education, Microsoft


Friday December 4, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Galileo

11:30am MST

12:00pm MST

12:00pm MST

Exhibition Hall - Come Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Friday December 4, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Exhibition Hall

12:30pm MST

1:00pm MST

EdBits - G Suite Apps/Addons/Extensions
Presenter:  Robyn Kumish

Speaker

Friday December 4, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm MST
EdBits

1:00pm MST

Teaching Statistics with Code
An understanding of statistics is becoming increasingly important in our world, and as math and science teachers we have an opportunity to develop student competencies in this area. We'll look at ways to incorporate statistics and data analytics into curricular outcomes, explore available resources, and talk about how you and your students can analyse data with Python in Jupyter notebooks (for free) through the federally-funded Callysto project.


Friday December 4, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Enterprise

1:00pm MST

Up your Google Sites Game
Find out the new Google Sites bells and whistles. Prerequisite for the session is a basic knowledge of creating a Google Site.

Speaker

Friday December 4, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

1:00pm MST

Basics of e-Learning
HyFlex Teaching, thе Bеnеfіtѕ and downsides of the HуFlеx Model, the vіrtuаl lеаrnіng pаrеnt, Tірѕ tо hеlр their сhіld ѕuссееd, the winning strategy for the student virtual learning environment, vіrtuаl lеаrnіng ideas and асtіvіtіеѕ and the teacher selfcare and wellness during unсеrtаіn tіmеѕ.

Speaker
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Evelyn Hernandez

Vice-Chair, Nassau Association of School Technologists
Evelyn Hernandez, born and raised in a small town of the beautiful Dominican Republic. A passionate bilingual teacher with 25 years of teaching experience. Taught diverse student population, several subject matters and provided workshops for teachers, students and families. Evelyn... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Raven

1:00pm MST

What’s New at Rally? (formerly Box Clever Education)
What’s New at Rally? (formerly Box Clever Education)It’s been a busy year at Rally! As the website provider to 21 Alberta school divisions, our team continually works to solve the unique online challenges faced by K-12 organizations. Join us as we provide an overview of our favourite new website features from the past 12 months!

This session is intended for anyone interested in learning what the Rally system has to offer, as well as our current clients. We’ll explore new features for K-12 websites, including:

  • Board Documents: our module for management of board policies, administrative procedures, and board meetings
  • School Status: a feature that lets your central office post instant status updates on your school websites during the pandemic
  • Bookings: our parent-teacher interview scheduler for schools
We’ll also answer questions about our recent rebrand! Though we’re still the same Alberta-based team with the same ownership, this fall we were excited to announce the rebranding of Box Clever Education as Rally!

Speaker
avatar for Andrew Saunders

Andrew Saunders

K-12 Solutions Manager, Box Clever


Friday December 4, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Shenzhou

1:30pm MST

1:45pm MST

Exhibition Hall - Come Join Us
Click on the link to the Exhibition Hall

Friday December 4, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm MST
Exhibition Hall

2:00pm MST

2:00pm MST

Lounge - Please join us for casual conversation. Click here for discussion topics
  1.  New School Builds, best practices and pitfalls to watch for Facilitator: Ernest Aleixandre Room:  Bannered Mare
  2. Top 10 Trends in Technology Facilitator: Mr. David Cearly, Gartner
    Room: Candlehearth Hall
  3. Higher Needs, Less Staff - A Discussion on austerity and how to make it work. Some questions to start the conversation include: With so many diverging needs, what tech standards are still important? What are some easy efficiencies that can be implemented? What are some longer-term strategies to become more efficient? How are you handling staff upset with delays? How has improving security impacted support requests? For example, how is 2 factor going?  Facilitator: Shayne Pierson
     Room: Five Claws Lodge


Friday December 4, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Lounge

2:30pm MST

Differentiated Reading for Everyone
Regardless of what grade and content area you teach, reading is an important skill you need to foster. Join me in learning about some great FREE tools that you and your students can use to improve their reading skills.

Speaker
avatar for Bruce Ellis

Bruce Ellis

Senior Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Dr. Bruce Ellis is the Director of Professional Development for TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization helping educators around the world to engage students using technology in innovative ways. Having been in the public education arena for more than 20 years, Bruce... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Phoenix
  Education

2:30pm MST

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Educators
What do we mean by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning? What are the potential impacts on education and society, and how do we talk to students about all of this? In this (session or panel discussion) we will explore these topics and introduce participants to the potentials and pitfalls of AI and related technologies.

Speaker
Sponsors

Friday December 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Voyager

2:30pm MST

Promoting Student Engagement Through Active Learning
Research has demonstrated that engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus, motivates them to practice higher-level critical thinking skills, and promotes meaningful learning experiences. Teachers who adopt a student-centered approach to instruction increase opportunities for student engagement, which then helps everyone more successfully achieve the subject's learning objectives. Participants will look at various instructional strategies, resources and samples that can be used in the classroom, in a blended environment or online.

Speaker
avatar for Nicole Lakusta

Nicole Lakusta

Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, Parkland School Division
Over the many years in the K-12 environment as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Inclusive Education Lead and now Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator, I am still excited about teaching and learning! I live to show the amazing tools and resources found in technologies that... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Enterprise

2:30pm MST

Connect, Collaborate, Educate With Poly
Learning isn’t cancelled.

Is your district navigating the balance between in-person classroom learning and hybrid/remote learning in today’s environment?

Are you struggling with choosing the correct technology to maintain student engagement in the new learning reality?

Never before have high-quality conferencing solutions been so critical to your educational environments. From the powerful Poly Studio X video bars to our crystal-clear, distraction-free headsets, our solutions are at the forefront of today’s conferencing and collaboration landscape. Come and learn about the latest Poly solutions designed to enhance your instructional delivery models.

Speaker
KC

Kevin Capbell

Account Manager, Poly


Friday December 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Shenzhou

2:30pm MST

PASI Security Requirements - Policy and Governance
The advent of Digital Student Records, and changes to the PASI Security Requirements, has prompted multiple school boards to start significant reviews of the way that they handle records.  Here we will have a panel discussion with people are in the process or who have recently completed significant changes to policies relating to areas like:
  • Privacy Standards
  • Student Records Management
  • Information Governance with the ultimate goal of aligning the policies, business processes and technical controls in place with the fundamental goals of safely and securely delivering world-class 21st century education

Speaker
BW

Brian Wynder

Data Coordinator, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Brian Wynder is the Data Coordinator with Elk Island Catholic Schools. He's spent years supporting the collection and analysis of data within the division, including creating the newest iteration of the EICS Assurance Dashboard. As part of a grant received from ATLE, Brian was inspired... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Discovery

2:30pm MST

Power BI in the Real World – the Journey at Fort Vermilion SD
When FVSD started an ambitious program around student literacy/numeracy, they decided to use Power BI as the foundation to make program data accessible and effective for everyone in the district.

But that was just the start of their journey to make data across the district more usable and relevant.
 
Join Scott McKenzie from FVSD to learn more about how they got started with Power BI for specific data scenarios, how they’ve worked towards a data-driven culture at FVSD, and what they’ve learned along the way.
 
Scott will share a few tidbits on what they’re planning at FVSD, and we’ll share some key Power BI product updates – it’s more than just a visualization tool!

Speaker
avatar for Karen McGregor

Karen McGregor

National Cloud Sherpa, Microsoft
Karen helps Education customers in Canada get the most out of Azure.  After doing the same with Office 365 and Azure AD Premium, she decided that Azure was the best.  Before seeing the light, she did lots of work with Unix and Java at IBM and Sun, only to realize that Microsoft... Read More →
avatar for Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie

Systems Analyst, Fort Vermilion School District


Friday December 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Galileo

3:00pm MST

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3:15pm MST

Exhibition Hall - Come and Join Us
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Friday December 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm MST
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