Monday, April 8, 2024

Workshop I: Understanding the Cyber Adversary with Mitre ATT&CK
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

$125 before 11/30/23, $175 after 11/30/23, Breakfast is included.

Speakers: Amy McLaughlin, CISSP, CISM of CoSN, Gary Lackey, CISSP of Goose Creek CISD, and William Brackett of Oak Park School District 97

Description: Understanding the cyber adversary presents a challenge for non-hackers. This workshop teaches participants to use the Mitre ATT&CK Framework to walk through adversary approaches to network and system infiltration. Learn to think like the adversary so you can defend your environment from cyber threats.

Workshop III: Putting it Together: An Organizational Approach to Student Data Privacy
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

$125 before 11/30/23, $175 after 11/30/23 Breakfast is included.

Speaker:  Linnette Attai, CoSN

Description: Back by popular demand! This standing-room-only workshop is designed to support districts build a mature student data privacy program and demonstrate their commitment to protecting student data. Learn the fundamentals of student data privacy requirements and how to leverage CoSN’s Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal program to create an organization-wide approach to the work. No matter your district size or resources, get started or move further along on your journey with advice for engaging your leadership, developing a program for better protecting student data when sharing with vendors, and more. Crowd-source your knowledge with your peers and the experts to make progress in the room and come away with tangible steps to help you build, measure and improve your privacy practices, while empowering educators to leverage technology safely, and build a trusted partnership with parents. Come alone or bring your team!


Workshop IV: Harnessing the Technology Integration Matrix to Promote Inclusive Technology Integration
11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

$125 before 11/30/23, $175 after 11/30/23, Lunch is included.

Speakers: Carmen Cortez, Digital Promise, John Seylar, Digital Promise, Sherry Loftin, Digital
Promise and Nicole Reynolds Carr, Digital Promise

Description: With the rise of AI and emerging technologies, the education landscape is undergoing massive transformation. Yet, the question remains: Are we effectively utilizing these innovations to drive real change in the classrooms? Our session takes you on a journey through the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM), an innovative framework that evaluates technology's role in supporting student agency and critical thinking. We will share insights from our unique dataset, illuminating national trends on how educators are actually integrating technology to amplify student thinking. We'll delve into the crucial elements of collaborative, goal-directed, and authentic technology use and how they relate to the broader issues of digital equity.


Workshop V: Disaster Recovery Hands On Experience 
11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

$125 before 11/30/23, $175 after 11/30/23 Lunch is included.

Speakers: Steve Monahan, Butte County Office of Education, and Jerry Jones, Sacramento County Office of Education

Description: Are you truly prepared for a disaster? Join us to find out as we conduct a real-world disaster scenario tabletop exercise that will help you and your team better prepare for a real disaster. You will also learn how to use our free Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) resources, including a DRP template, checklist and guide, each of which were developed by education technology leaders like yourselves in California. The DRP template has become an invaluable resource in helping school districts create their own living, breathing DRP plan. Given the mind-blowing amount of ransomware and natural disasters we are experiencing across the nation, this may be the most important session you’ll attend this year. This session will also introduce you to Business Continuity Plans (BCP), how they relate to Disaster Recovery Plans, and what key stakeholders you’ll need to work with in your organization to create a plan using the free BCP template. This session is sponsored by the California IT in Education (CITE) professional membership association.

Workshop VI: Hands on AI Prompt Engineering
11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

$125 before 11/30/23, $175 after 11/30/23 Lunch is included.

Speakers: Tom Ryan, Ph.D., Pete Just, CETL, and Adam Garry

Description: Dive into the fascinating world of Generative AI in this hands-on session designed for educational problem-solvers. Learn the art and science of prompt engineering under the guidance of expert session leaders. Understand the nuances that differentiate a basic Google search from an AI chatbot interaction. Engage in practical exercises, using your own computer, to craft and refine AI prompts for desired responses. This session will illuminate the principles of effective AI prompt creation, enriched by real-world educational case studies and examples. Whether addressing personal or professional challenges, harness the power of AI through strategic prompt engineering. This session will have participants bring their own problem of practice (personal or professional) for a hands-on discovery of the power and potential of Generative AI.

 Early Career and Aspiring EdTech Leader Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

No fee to attend/Registration is required.

Speakers: Donna Williamson and Sheryl Abshire

Description: Surveys indicate that the exodus of veteran CTOs from education will continue. Shoes must be filled! However, it is difficult to "step in" without a deep dive into the essential skills and thoughtful mentoring. Join us to better understand how to provide cohort-based leadership development for K-12 leaders. Hear about some strategies that build essential knowledge and develop collaboration through mentoring and leadership experiences for aspiring and early career K-12 technology leaders. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Inclusive EdTech Leadership Summit
5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

$99 registration fee. Reception to follow. Following the Closing Keynote session with Dr. Susan Enfield. Facilitator: Ken Shelton

Description: The Inclusive EdTech Leader Summit is a unique and empowering gathering, designed to foster a vibrant and supportive community for underrepresented EdTech leaders and their mentors. Here, we open doors to mentorship, coaching, and a wealth of career advancement insights. We are thrilled to have Ken Shelton facilitate this session. Ken's extensive expertise in education, technology, and diversity ensures attendees will gain valuable insights. Moreover, Ken provides practical strategies that attendees can immediately apply in their work, contributing to professional growth. The Summit will offer networking opportunities with influential professionals, and leave you motivated and inspired. Find your diverse EdTech Leader community where you are supported and connected. Imagine a place where innovation meets diversity, where your journey is celebrated and your aspirations are fueled. The Inclusive EdTech Leadership Summit is more than an event; it's an ecosystem of collaboration and growth. This is your opportunity to connect, learn, and thrive – a summit like no other, dedicated to YOUR success, whether you're an emerging leader or a seasoned professional.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Proactive Disaster Preparedness: Ensuring IT Resilience and Readiness Summit
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

$99 per person. Breakfast included. Facilitator: Lenny Schad, District Administration Leadership Institute

Description: Understanding recovery is essential, but true resilience lies in proactive preparedness and readiness before the disaster even occurs. In this session, we will delve deep into the action items essential for safeguarding your IT infrastructure before a disaster strikes. Whether you're looking to enhance your existing knowledge or establish a robust foundation, this workshop ensures the safety, security, and continuity of your operations. Discover how to transition from reactive measures to a proactive strategy. Regardless of your attendance at the "Disaster Recovery Experience" Workshop, this Summit is an indispensable experience for all K-12 IT leaders and their teams.

Participants will:
1.  Understand the full spectrum of potential threats, both natural and man-made.
2. Learn the essentials of risk assessment, pinpointing crucial assets and infrastructure.
3. Acquire actionable strategies to fortify your IT environment against unforeseen events.
4. Engage with a curated list of tools and resources to bolster your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans.