ESSA and education technology: 5 reasons for optimism
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Commentary: The Every Student Succeeds Act, if taken advantage of, could seriously alter the teach-to-the-middle, manufacturing-based approach to modern schooling.
Webinar: How districts are assessing the pro's and con's of migrating school data to the cloud. Hear from school CTOs from Alabama and Texas.
This webinar was originally webcast on October 28, 2015 and released publicly 90 days after the event.
School districts, pressed to make their budget dollars go farther, recognize how cloud service providers can help schools modernize their IT systems and potentially reduce their capital costs. But migrating school district data and applications to the cloud securely requires new and different disciplines.
Find out what steps other districts are taking when assessing, choosing partners, and managing migration of data to the cloud. Sponsored by MetaLogix.
Speakers (Biographies were current as of the time of the webcast.)
Donna Williamson is the CTO for Mountain Brook Schools outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to leading technology initiatives for Mountain Brook Schools, she was a technology teacher and district technology coordinator for a small school district west of Birmingham for 12 years. Donna was one of the founding members for the Alabama Education Technology Association (AETA). She continues to be an active part of that organization and also serves as the current chairperson for CoSN Alabama Leaders (CALL).
Gary is currently the Director of Technology for Palisades School District, a rural school district in Kintnersville, PA, as well as the owner of Stratustek LLC, a company that provides Google Apps for Education implementation services and Chromebook deployment services to school districts. Gary has over 20 years of experience in IT working in both the private and public sector.
Moderator: Corinne Lestch
Corinne Lestch is a staff reporter covering blended learning, STEM, federal and state education policy, privacy and security in K-12 schools and higher education.
Corinne was previously a staff reporter at the New York Daily News, covering a variety of beats including education, crime and City Hall, since 2010. She also reported on national breaking stories like the Sandy Hook shooting and Hurricane Sandy, contributing to team coverage that won the paper a National Headliner Award.