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Sunday, April 17
 

9:00am

ATLIS Attendee Registration
Attendee name badge and program pick-up.

Sunday April 17, 2016 9:00am - 7:00pm
Ellington Ballroom Foyer

10:00am

Brunch-Early Career and Aspiring Tech Directors' Group (invite only)
Brunch is for those attending the Early Career and Aspiring Tech Directors' Meeting.

Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Mercer Salon H

10:00am

ATLIS Board Meeting
Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
Board Room

10:00am

Early Career and Aspiring Technology Directors Institute
This session is reserved for the faculty and participants in the Institute.
This meeting is session one of the year-long blended learning course offered by ATLIS.  Only members of the cohort should select this session for their personal schedules.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Antupit

Peter Antupit

Director of Technology, Crystal Springs Uplands School
avatar for "Fleisch" Chris Fleischner

"Fleisch" Chris Fleischner

President, CalWest Educators Placement
avatar for Abby Glover

Abby Glover

Senior Placement Manager, Educator's Ally
Placing teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1975.
avatar for Sarah Hanawald

Sarah Hanawald

Executive Director, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
Sarah has been involved in independent school technology and education for more than 20 years, at Greensboro Day School, Cannon School and Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She’s served as a classroom teacher, a technology director, and an academic dean and has worked as a consultant to independent schools seeking to initiate or improve technology programs. Sarah has presented frequently at national and regional conferences on... Read More →
avatar for Curt Lieneck

Curt Lieneck

Director of Information Technology, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
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Scott Roy

Chief Technology Officer, Carney, Sandoe and Associates
avatar for Matt Scully

Matt Scully

Director of Technology, Providence Day School
Director of Technology focused on building the best possible learning environments with interests including designing instructional spaces, digital citizenship, motivation, and balance between rigor and quality instruction.
avatar for Mike Taverna

Mike Taverna

Director of Education Technology, Stevenson School
Results driven professional educator, instructional designer, trainer, curriculum developer, and technology specialist offering innovative solutions to 21st Century learners using skills and expertise acquired over 25 years of teaching in diverse instructional roles. Successful in all facets of educational program development, implementation, and evaluation. Rich instructional design and technology integration experience crossing all constituents... Read More →
avatar for Ally Wenzel

Ally Wenzel

Director of Technology, Stevenson School
Possibility, Opportunity, Learning, Laughing and Loving


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00am - 4:30pm
Inman

1:00pm

What’s Next? Transformative Trends in EdTech
Limited Capacity full

In a rapidly changing education technology landscape, some school tech initiatives can lead to more questions than answers. Be prepared to tackle new edtech challenges by getting a head-start on the issues that are trending. 

This session will kick off the ATLIS conference with a roundtable platform to highlight and discuss three transformative trends in education technology that are impacting your schools: Student Data Privacy, 1:1 / BYOD, and the Maker Movement. You will have the opportunity to choose a transformative trend, engage in lively roundtable discussion with industry peers, and participate in developing a set of best practices for applying the trend to real-world scenarios. 

Whether your school is just starting to grapple with the trend or whether you already have projects underway, you’ll benefit from the insights and strategies developed in this hands-on working session.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Gillette

Keith Gillette

Senior Advisor, MindBridge Partners
Strategy + Systems • People + Process | CIO @ Your Service | | Keith Gillette is an outcome-driven, process-oriented leader passionate about efficiency, effectiveness, education, environment, & economy. (He also possesses an alarming affection for alliteration.) | | Keith has more than 20 years of experience designing and delivering information technology solutions in K-20 educational contexts. Keith has launched and administered... Read More →
SR

Scott Roy

Chief Technology Officer, Carney, Sandoe and Associates
avatar for Esin Sile

Esin Sile

CEO, MindBridge Partners
Esin Sile, PhD is a seasoned Economist and Consultant who has worked extensively with institutions and organizations in the education sector, partnering with clients in K-12 and higher education institutions to provide strategy based on data-driven research. Esin has also advised clients globally on how to best adopt innovative and entrepreneurial strategies in their organizations. Esin is a frequent speaker at international conferences on... Read More →



Sunday April 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ardmore

1:00pm

Explain Everything Master Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all of the ins and outs of Explain Everything, a unique interactive screencasting whiteboard and how it can be used in support of teaching, learning, and assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Reshan Richards

Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M from Harvard... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Centennial

1:00pm

BYOA = Build Your Own App!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, teachers and administrators are introduced to a professional, online, app-building tool they can use to make their own mobile apps. They will learn that building apps does not have to be a tedious and daunting project. Our "coding to learn" approach gives students a platform that allows them to easily build content-rich, visually impressive, and professional mobile apps. The program, called MAD-Learn, enables students to quickly see the finished product, and use technology creation as a means of serving the community, solving problems, building entrepreneurialism, and sharing ones ideas with the world. The workshop will be divided into five parts: 1. Introduction (The importance of teaching mobile app development, the "Coding to Learn" approach, Informational apps vs. Gaming apps, uses/examples) 2. Getting started ("Learning by Design" approach elements such as ideation and mind-mapping are shown to be foundations for solid app development) 3. App creation (Using a user-friendly, professional online management system to create an app without any prior knowledge of coding) 4. Lab work (Working in groups or as individuals to create the framework for a mobile app, while gaining an understanding of a logo and color's relationships to marketing and branding, copyright considerations, and user interface) 5. Sharing of finished products with the whole group

Speakers
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Alefiya Bhatia

Co-Founder, Crescerance


Sunday April 17, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Pittman

2:00pm

Microsoft 365 in the Independent School Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you curious about how Microsoft has changed their approach to software deployment and licensing?  Join this interactive session and learn how Microsoft Office 365 can be implemented in independent schools to benefit students, teachers, and staff members.  Learn about the functionalities can you add for your constituents by adding Office 365 to the school’s toolkit.  

This seminar will explore the tools, technologies, and resources that are part of the Office 365 suite as well as discuss the strategies necessary for successful deployment on a school-wide level. 

+      See examples of rich learning activities that demonstrate how technology can enhance teaching and learning

+      Understand how technology and devices enable new levels of creativity and facilitate better collaboration among students and educators

+      Discover how students can organize their learning, take notes, and become more effective in the way they work

+      Learn where to get free resources that complement the work teachers are doing to spark imagination and inspire learning

+      Find out how to access free professional development for educators

+      See how students can continue learning where they left off—from any place, at any time, across all of their devices—truly break down the classroom walls!

+    Explore Windows 10 devices including the Surface Pro and Surface Pro Book.


Speakers
avatar for Alex Inman

Alex Inman

Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators
Short, bald and full of life!


Sunday April 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mercer Salon H

5:00pm

First Time Conference Attendee Reception
If you're a first time ATLIS conference attendee, please join us for a reception in your honor to welcome you and to network with other like-minded attendees.

Sunday April 17, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Terrace Outside Ellington Foyer

6:00pm

ATLIS Opening Reception and Networking
All ATLIS attendees are encouraged to join us for this welcome and opening reception.  Enjoy this opportunity to network with other attendees as you'll see them throughout the conference and recognize the familiar faces.  Additionally, enjoy the delectable hors d'ouevres and cocktails under the Atlanta skies.

Sunday April 17, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Terrace & Ellington Foyer
 
Monday, April 18
 

7:00am

ATLIS Registration
Attendee badge and program pick-up, general information and assistance.

Monday April 18, 2016 7:00am - 7:00pm
Ellington Ballroom Foyer

7:15am

Morning Start - Beverages and Muffins
Join us for coffee/hot tea and muffins for your start of the day.

Monday April 18, 2016 7:15am - 8:15am
Ellington Ballroom Foyer

8:30am

Making the K-12 College Connection
The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta houses our nation’s largest student-run design, build, and play makerspace called the Invention Studio. The Studio has been in operation since 2008 and currently has a footprint of around 4,500 square feet with equipment worth over $1.5M available for all students across the campus. On a daily basis, about 400 people use the Invention Studio for their projects. Two members of the faculty, Dr. Amit Jariwala and Dr. Julie Linsey, have been supporting the student organization that staffs the Invention Studio. Dr. Jariwala oversees the operational aspects, and Dr. Linsey conducts research on the teaching and learning aspects of the Invention Studio. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Jariwala and Dr. Linsey deliver our Monday keynote presentation, which will also include a presentation by two of the Invention Studio's student leaders, Lauren Murphy and Thomas Spencer.

Speakers
LM

Lauren Murphy

President, Invention Studio at Georgia Tech
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Thomas Spencer

Graduate Student, Invention Studio at Georgia Institute of Technology


Monday April 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Ellington DEF

9:45am

Morning Beverage Break in the Tech Gallery
The Tech Gallery will offer you an opportunity to re-fuel with beverages and light snacks as well as visiting with our Vendor Partners.

Monday April 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Overlook East & West

9:45am

Tech Gallery Hours
Vendor Partners are available to educate and inform you about their organizations and services.

Monday April 18, 2016 9:45am - 6:30pm
Overlook East & West

10:15am

The Worlds of Tech and Ed - Bridging the Divide
How often have you heard teachers complain that technology professionals don't understand the impact their activities have on their curricular plans? Conversely, how about technology professionals expressing frustration with lack of educator cooperation or with being viewed as less than an integral part of a functioning school? In this session, we will explore these issues and discuss ways to ensure professionals from both backgrounds can better understand each other and work together more effectively. Ultimately, this is critical because the impact of technology in education will only continue to increase and our efforts to foster collegial relationships will only result in higher quality educational experiences for the students we ultimately serve.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Culley

Justin Culley

Director of Education Technology, The Branson School
I am the director of educational technology at The Branson School. I have taught high school science for 14 years both in the Bay Area and in Hawaii. I have spent many years exploring ways to enhance my own curriculum with technology and assisting other educators with their technology initiatives. Curricular goals come first and technology supports where appropriate.


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Inman

10:15am

Meet the Invention Studio Team
Inspired by the Keynote? Come and meet with the members of iDREAM, the student run maker space at Georgia Tech University and learn more about their program and approach.

Speakers
LM

Lauren Murphy

President, Invention Studio at Georgia Tech


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Ellington DEF

10:15am

Connect and Reflect: Early Career Technology Professionals
Just starting out in your career? Come join this unconference-style attendee-led session to discuss the challenges and rewards of being the new kid in town. Topics could include career paths, mentorship, professional development, skills development and more!

Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Pittman

10:15am

What is the Role of Independent Schools in the Educational Technology Landscape?
This session has a twist--Matt Harris will be participating from Indonesia via video conferencing. The session will open with a "fishbowl" conversation with Matt, Jen, and Jack focused on the topic: What is the role of independent schools in the educational technology landscape?  Participants are invited to join in the conversation with their perspectives.  The session will include a global perspective.  

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Carey

Jennifer Carey

Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades
avatar for Matt Harris EdD

Matt Harris EdD

Deputy Head for Learning Technology, British School of Jakarta
Indonesia
avatar for Jack Hardcastle

Jack Hardcastle

Director of Technology, McDonogh School
Father of two. Programmer. Teacher. Tech Director.


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Piedmont

10:15am

Strap on Your Hard Hat: How to Survive Construction Projects
How can IT leaders make a difference in school construction projects? What challenges and opportunities can you expect if your school decides to build? How will you deal with the complexity and chaos such projects inevitably bring? IT Director Curt Lieneck will share what he has learned during five years of construction at his school.

In a light-hearted blend of presentation and discussion, including thoughts and insights from attendees, we'll go over the stages of construction projects, when and how the IT leader should be involved in each phase of the project, what to expect as the project unfolds, leading and managing your IT team during disruptive times, and strategies for preserving your sanity and getting the outcomes you desire. This session will be valuable for IT leaders whose schools are considering major construction, are already engaged in it, or recently completed it. Participants who've been through construction projects can add value to the session by coming prepared to share their experience and insights.

Participants will learn the stages of construction projects and strategies for coping with the extraordinary demands construction makes on individuals and teams. 

Speakers
avatar for Curt Lieneck

Curt Lieneck

Director of Information Technology, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Centennial

10:15am

Those who make IT all work
Come join this unconference-style attendee-led session to discuss the challenges and rewards of being one of those in charge of fixing, selecting, maintaining, and managing all the devices involved in a 1:1 program. Topics could include Help Desk management, imaging devices, user administration or more.

Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Ardmore

10:15am

Deep Dive: Digital Citizenship
In a school community, Digital Citizenship is everyone’s responsibility – administration, faculty, staff, students and parents.  This Deep Dive Session will examine all aspects of the role of digital citizenship on your campus.  There will be three parts to the session.


  • Session leaders will present the methods they are using to teach their school communities to be responsible members of the digital world.

  • Session leaders and participants will discuss the resources they use to educate faculty/staff, 

  • students and parents in safe, ethical and productive digital behaviors.  

  • Participants will have an opportunity to design a piece of curriculum and get feedback from the group before taking this work back to their schools.


Speakers
avatar for Susan Bearden

Susan Bearden

Director of Information Technology, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL. She frequently presents about education technology, digital citizenship, and social media at conferences, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), FCIS, and NAES. In January 2015 she received the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award from the Florida... Read More →
avatar for Matt Scully

Matt Scully

Director of Technology, Providence Day School
Director of Technology focused on building the best possible learning environments with interests including designing instructional spaces, digital citizenship, motivation, and balance between rigor and quality instruction.
avatar for Dana Smith

Dana Smith

Director of Educational Technology, Greensboro Day School


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellington C

10:15am

Deep Dive: Technology I have; Integrate you will!
Limited Capacity full

Implementation vs. Integration - often schools rapidly adopt the implementation of technology with devices thrust into the thirsty hands of the faculty and students in 1:1 programs across the ecosystem - but what’s next? Technology integration is more than just an LMS or homework turned in online. It demands a change of pedagogical mindset for faculty and a different approach to teaching and learning for both the teacher and the student in terms of planning and outcomes. Join us in a session that considers how any school can build a roadmap to successful and sustainable technology integration. Using Design Thinking to reflect on various recognized models; SAMR, T-Pack and LoTi, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on these authentic technology integration tools and discuss methods to engage their faculty to use technology as part of their planning process. Participants will evaluate which of these powerful integration tools might be best suited to their context and consider their personal action planning to deliver them, leaving the session with a roadmap to navigate their school to a deeper understanding of integration over implementation.

Access our presentation for all resources by clicking here! 

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Berkeley

Dawn Berkeley

Academic Technology Coordinator, Sidwell Friends School
Google Apps for Education | iPad Integration | Curriculum Planning
avatar for Chris Stephenson

Chris Stephenson

Director of Academic Technology, Saint Edward's School
Academic Technology Director 560 student PreK - 12 episcopal school in Vero Beach, Florida with over twenty years of education experience in America and Ireland. Talk to me about Maker Spaces, Flexible and Design Thinking, Transformative Education, Changing Traditional Paradigms, Geography and, of course, Academic Technology Integration!


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ravinia

10:15am

Deep Dive: Makerspaces: Early Implementation
A deep-dive exploration into the process of early implementation of a Makerspace by looking at three case studies of schools in California and Hawaii, covering grades K-12. Topics will include visioning, design, planning, funding, building community buy-in, outfitting, staffing, fostering a culture of innovation, developing curriculum, and establishing cooperative learning outcomes for your space. Following our stories, join us for a hands-on tinkering activity to bring back to your campus!

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Cole-Farrell

Nicholas Cole-Farrell

Director of Technology, The Brandeis School of San Francisco
Nicholas is the Director of Technology at The Brandeis School- where he runs the IT, EdTech, Media Resource and Maker programmes. In 2015, he designed, led a community fundraising project to endow, and worked to construct CREATE+BUILD- two unique spaces focusing on tinkering and making within the context of Jewish ethical creativity. A former History teacher and Eagle Scout, Nicholas is a self-confessed productivity nerd who ends most days with... Read More →
avatar for P. Matthew Dillon

P. Matthew Dillon

K-6 STEM/FabLab Teacher, Iolani School
P. Matthew Dillon began teaching in the public schools of New York State in 1986 and has been a self-contained classroom teacher for kdg, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades. Dillon moved to Hawaii in 2010 to become the Kdg-5th grade science teacher at Island Pacific Academy. In 2012, he became IPA's K-5 engineering & design teacher/science coordinator. Matthew moved to 'Iolani school in the fall of 2014 to be the Lower School S.T.E.M/FabLab... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel Yanagihara

Gabriel Yanagihara

iDept. Faculty Member, Iolani School
Gabriel Yanagihara is a video game programming teacher at 'Iolani School's new Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership. There, he teaches students how to program their own video games as well as coordinate Minecraft learning workshops and teacher development events. He graduated from the Academy for Creative Media from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, then started his own company offering animation, design and visual effects services.


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellington A

10:15am

Deep Dive: Getting Relevant with Technology: Department Staffing and Methodology
To adapt to the increase of technology use and curricular integration in the classroom, independent schools have been modifying staffing and structures of the traditional technology department. Many share the belief that classroom practices, curricula, and student outcomes should drive technology deployment choices and decisions. The voice of those with a working understanding of classroom needs are essential to make sustainable and effective technology decisions. As a result, there is an increase in technology departments including educators with roles described as “technology integrators” and “technology specialists.” We will "dive deep" into several major elements of technology department staffing and methodology, as well as ideas or questions that you bring to the session. This session will be interactive, so bring your thoughts, ideas and energy along! Some of the elements of discussion are: 1. Know your school. (Systems, classrooms, business processes, etc.) 2. Define your customers and find out how they feel about your department. 3. What exactly is stellar customer service. 4. How to provide stellar service when we are constantly understaffed and over-worked. 5. Learn how and when to say no. 6. How to keep the energy positive and not get bogged down with negativity.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Carson

Michael Carson

Technology Manager, MS Academic Technologist, McLean School of Maryland
Coffee, Tech, Music!
avatar for Jeff Dayton

Jeff Dayton

Director of Technology, The Madeira School
Jeff Dayton joined Madeira in 2000 as the network operations manager after a long career in the business world. He brings a wealth of technology experience, having worked in the field since 1982 beginning with mainframe computers at Tyndall Air Force Base. Mr. Dayton has also given a number of presentations and workshops at varying schools on technology use and social networking. As director of innovation and technology he continues his passion... Read More →



Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
Dunwoody

10:15am

Deep Dive: Making Data Work for Your School. Strategies for Digital Engagement
Come see three different views on Data and Digital Engagement.  A Head of School, CTO and Partner will share how you can manage your SIS, learning management system, payment gateways and single sign- on partners, as well as multiple vendors, Google AdWords and the essential tasks of reporting to your school's leadership with benchmarking tools and best practices to increase accuracy and reduce workload. We will explore how mobile strategy and a school's website design are essential to the data puzzle, and how a school's entire platform can work together for maximum efficiency. Case studies from schools that are making data-driven decisions to prove ROI and provide better budgets and forecasts for their schools' financial futures will inform and inspire.

Speakers
avatar for Tye Campbell

Tye Campbell

Director of Technology, Far Hills CDS
DC

Dennis Chapman

President and Head of School, The New School
avatar for Robert DiMartino

Robert DiMartino

Founding Member/Director of Business, Finalsite
Rob DiMartino, Founding Member and Director at Finalsite, has presented globally on effective use of strategic web communications for independent schools. Rob brings experience of over 20 years of working with the internet in the education space. For the past decade and a half, Rob has been a thought leader at Finalsite guiding their way through web strategy, marketing, communications, creating digital learning landscapes and most importantly... Read More →

Partner Showcase

Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellington B

11:15am

Action Research and Google Apps to Create Positive Change
The interactive presentation will provide a crash course on the action research process utilized in Vanderbilt University’s Independent School Leadership M.Ed. program and how to apply it to create innovative professional development practices and enhance school culture. The entire process will be shaped through the collaborative lens of Google Apps for Education.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Huitt

Kevin Huitt

Lead Teacher for Instructional Technology, Brandon Hall School
Kevin has worked at The Brandon Hall School in Atlanta, GA for the past 18 years. In addition to being the Lead Teacher for Instructional Technology, he is also an American Literature teacher, a soccer coach, and a basketball coach. Kevin is a Google Certified Educator and has led the adoption of Google Apps for Education at his school. Kevin has been involved with multiple regional workshops on the use of technology in the classroom. He is... Read More →
avatar for Justin Ryder

Justin Ryder

Dean of Faculty, Brandon Hall School
Justin Ryder is the Dean of Faculty at Brandon Hall School in Atlanta, GA. Justin has worked in various departments of independent schools in both San Francisco and Atlanta, including admissions, financial aid, and athletics. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College and an M.Ed. in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University. Justin has also served as the Director of Strategic Curricular Innovation and a mathematics... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Ardmore

11:15am

Connect and Reflect: Less Resourced Schools
Does your school have a tight budget for technology? Come join this unconference-style attendee-led session to discuss the challenges, rewards and strategies for maximizing your dollars at a school where you have to get creative to make ends meet.

Monday April 18, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Inman

11:15am

Leading IT All; Your Next Professional Challenge
Limited Capacity full

Leading IT All; Your Next Professional Challenge will focus on the organizational change occurring in some larger independent schools in the country. While the presenters are employed by large independent schools, the challenges we face as leaders who lead it all can be scaled down to any school of any size. Our schools represent a diversity in terms of affiliation, gender, and grade level. During the panel presentation we will discuss how our roles have evolved over time to begin to lead a variety of departments and functions in our schools. We will share our similar, yet distinct paths, to the role of CIO or Innovation Director, how the change over time has evolved our leadership, and what it means for our respective schools. The target audience for this panel discussion is anyone who presently leads or wishes to lead IT and other departments in their schools.

Moderators
avatar for Jason Ramsden

Jason Ramsden

CIO, Ravenscroft School
Beginning a career in independent schools in 1991, Jason Ramsden brings 25 years of experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer for Ravenscroft School. For the last 19 years Mr. Ramsden has dedicated his career to improving technology in independent schools both on the instructional and infrastructure levels. A co-author of "Communicating and Connecting with Social Media" from Solution Tree, Mr. Ramsden is presently an ATLIS Executive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Britto

Jamie Britto

Chief Information Officer, Collegiate School
Hello! My school life is filled with work on cyber security, data integration, project management, and supporting the growth of my team. I am also active in the school’s global and service learning programs and I have chaperoned recent trips to Morocco, South Africa, and Costa Rica. | | Prior to working at Collegiate, I was the Tech Director and Upper School Director at Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina. I began my career... Read More →
avatar for Barry Kallmeyer

Barry Kallmeyer

Chief Information Officer, Hathaway Brown School
Barry Kallmeyer has worked as a Middle School teacher and technology coordinator since 1997. From 2011 to 2015, Barry served as the Director of Academic Technology. In 2015, Hathaway Brown School developed a Chief Information Officer role, and Barry transitioned to that position. He has been involved in many exciting changes over the past 19 school years, including the implementation of a 1:1 technology initiative throughout the school. As... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Kyle

Cathy Kyle

Chief Information Officer, Presbyterian Day School
Cathy Kyle currently serves as Chief Information Officer of Presbyterian Day School (PDS), an independent school serving over 630 boys in grades PK-6 in Memphis, Tennessee. Cathy began her career with PDS as a technology teacher in 1991. She became Director of Technology in 1997 and was named CIO in 2009. During the last 22 years, Cathy has led the technology growth at PDS beginning with the placing of computers in all classrooms... Read More →
avatar for Howard Levin

Howard Levin

Director of Educational Innovation, Convent and Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Hear
Director of Educational Innovation and Information Services Convent and Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Heart - San Francisco. Former Director of Technology, The Urban School of SF + other admin, teaching (history/oral history) and other stuff over 26 years in independent schools in Seattle and San Francisco.


Monday April 18, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Piedmont

11:15am

Design Thinking: Getting the Show on the Road
In this session you will receive a crash course on the design thinking process, including the steps involved and how to solve real world problems with your students. In addition, you will see how my school implemented design thinking in the lower school and branched out to the other divisions. I will walk you through a manageable and stress-free way to begin design thinking in your own school, from getting teacher buy-in to starting up your own design thinking lab. It's not as hard as it looks and the rewards are great!

Speakers
avatar for Megan Judy

Megan Judy

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Greensboro Day School
Educational Background | B.A. - Elementary and Special Education (Elon University) | M.Ed. - Gifted Education (Elon University) | Masters Instructional Technology (Appalachian State University) | | Teaching Background | 2nd Grade Special Education - Southern Elementary (New Castle, DE) | 4th Grade - Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, NC) | 7th Grade Social Studies – Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, NC) | Instructional... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Centennial

11:15am

The Evolution and Future of Integrated School Software Platforms: The SIS, Community Portals, LMS and Communications
The expectations around the technology tools for each internal and external constituent group your school serves has sky-rocketed in recent years. Join the leaders of Veracross for a discussion about the rapid shift in user experience and expectations, as well as the convergence of software platforms that will drive your technology strategy (and school) into the future. Hear thoughts from Veracross creator and CEO Elliott Breuer, along with independent school and Veracross leaders in this discussion about the future of school software platforms. 


Monday April 18, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Pittman

12:00pm

Lunch in the Tech Gallery
Monday April 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Overlook East & West

1:30pm

Strategies for Effective Faculty and Staff Professional Development
Limited Capacity full

This session is designed to crowdsource effective strategies for meaningful professional development for faculty and staff. Faculty and staff have precious little time to nurture a growth mindset and work on essential skills. Join us in this session as we share effective strategies to partner with administration, gain valuable time in the schedule, and provide motivation and incentive for all members of the adult learning community.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Taverna

Mike Taverna

Director of Education Technology, Stevenson School
Results driven professional educator, instructional designer, trainer, curriculum developer, and technology specialist offering innovative solutions to 21st Century learners using skills and expertise acquired over 25 years of teaching in diverse instructional roles. Successful in all facets of educational program development, implementation, and evaluation. Rich instructional design and technology integration experience crossing all constituents... Read More →



Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Pittman

1:30pm

Making: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas
While this presentation will explore the virtues of learning-by-making and its theoretical and historical contexts, we will discuss the structural changes necessary to for schools to gain benefit from the maker movement. We must recognize that making is not new, but may still become a short-term fad without a coherent constructive educational vision having little to do with the construction of a “space.” The roles of expertise, continuous growth, prompt setting, project development, and curricular design to create the conditions necessary for sustaining and learning from making. The presenter is the co-author of Invent to Learn - Making, Tinkering, and Engineering, called "the bible of the maker movement in schools" and has thirty-four years of experience helping teachers around the world create the learning conditions for learning by making.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Stager

Gary Stager

Special Assistant to the Head of School for Innova, The Willows Community School
Gary Stager, an internationally recognized educator, speaker and consultant, is the Executive Director of The Constructivist Consortium. Since 1982, Gary has helped learners of all ages on six continents embrace the power of computers as intellectual laboratories and vehicles for self-expression. He led professional development in the world's first laptop schools (1990), has designed online graduate school programs since the mid-90s, was a... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Dunwoody

1:30pm

IT Director and System Admin Discussion
A time for IT directors and system admins to get together to talk about problems, successful projects, and other geeky things.

Speakers
JD

Justin Dover

Network Administrator, Harpeth Hall School


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ravinia

1:30pm

Tips to Creating the Perfect School Website

What works for one school inevitably won’t work for another and as technology continues to evolve so quickly, every website needs to be a work in progress. With this in mind, it's worth considering some of the key attributes to ensuring that a school website is as close to perfect as it can be – not just for today, but also for tomorrow.

Just a few of the areas we’ll cover in this informative session:

  • Addressing first time visitors to your website
  • The importance of mapping customer journeys
  • Simplifying data transfer and integrations
  • Your CMS wish list essentials
  • The future of school websites

Speakers
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Daniel Clarke

CEO & Founder, School Website
CEO & Founder of School Website, Daniel set up School Website shortly after leaving university in 2004. During the 12 years that the business has been operating it has grown to become an organisation that employs more than 55 people. The company has since become the trusted global leader in the provision of websites and digital marketing to the education sector with an unrivalled portfolio of many of the world's most prestigious schools. School... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ardmore

1:30pm

Veracross CRM and Axiom Demonstration
Have you heard about the Veracross CRM or Axiom? Interested in learning more about what TRUE integration means? Join us for a brief overview and tour of Veracross to see if it could be the right solution for your school. 


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Training Room A

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Design Thinking and Space
Limited Capacity full

Ed-Tech leaders, many who are rapidly acquiring titles such as Directors of Innovation, need to co-lead learning space transformations. Schools are scrambling to modernize their buildings in light of new knowledge about teaching and learning in the 21st century. How can ed-tech leaders become key catalysts and collaborators thinking beyond "technology" and beyond "maker-spaces?"How can we catalyze the conditions within the school community to launch bold project visions? Who should we seek out? Who should be involved? 
Join us for an interactive and generative design-thinking process.  We'll consider renovations to existing spaces such as: converting libraries into multifunctional Learning Commons; adapting computer labs to multi­-use student­-centered Spark Studios; transitioning a dozen K­12 classrooms into Learning Studios; and converting single ­function public spaces into multi­function Learning Commons.

Speakers
avatar for Howard Levin

Howard Levin

Director of Educational Innovation, Convent and Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Hear
Director of Educational Innovation and Information Services Convent and Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Heart - San Francisco. Former Director of Technology, The Urban School of SF + other admin, teaching (history/oral history) and other stuff over 26 years in independent schools in Seattle and San Francisco.
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Denise Musselwhite

Director of Technology, Trinity Preparatory School
Denise joined Trinity Prep as the Director of Technology in 2000, leading and supporting the school's educational technology operations through substantial change, including an award winning 1:1 BYOD, the Malone Scholars Online Network consortium, and the construction and renovation of several school buildings. Prior to joining Trinity Prep, Denise served as the technology manager for an Orlando-based law firm. She has presented at national... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Ellington A

1:30pm

Deep Dive: No “One Size Fits All” in 1:1- Critical Choices in Launching and Sustaining Successful iPad Programs
Explore the critical choices for constructing a successful 1:1 iPad program. From initial planning to ongoing management, draw on our multiple years of experience in two successful programs taking different approaches. Examine options and trade-offs in designing your own program and participate in small-group discussion to investigate what would work best in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Tkach

Sarah Tkach

Technology Dept Coordinator & iPad Program Manager, Castilleja School
I manage ~450 school-owned iPads in a 6-12 girls' school. I also assist with tech support, events, purchasing, onboarding/trainings, and imaging. My professional interests include all things iPads, design thinking, girls in STEM, and the "hows" of great professional development. I think the processes by and conversations with which schools make decisions about technology matter more than the devices. I am always up for learning!


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Centennial

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Leadership
Join us to discuss strategies and ways to cultivate and grow innovative practices even in the most traditional of schools. From implementing 21st century classrooms to creating vibrant maker spaces, in what ways can we support these practices within our institutions?

The devices and tools we use are becoming commodities, and it requires special skills to make them all match, which has traditionally been the focus of technology directors. But there is a needed integration with the pedagogy that is being missed, and that is the key ingredient in a successful technology implementation in a school.  As technology leaders, we need to learn more about the educational process and how tools should be used, not just how they work. Bridging this gap is the new challenge for technology and its leaders, and we must begin to prepare for the changes.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Podchaski

Alex Podchaski

Director of Technology, Oak Knoll School
Director of Technology for a K-12 school with a love for technology and learning. CETL Certified. #edtechchat moderator. | about.me/alex.podchaski
avatar for Vinnie Vrotny

Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, Director of Technology


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Inman

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Cloud Ninjas: Navigating the Worlds of O365 and GAFE
Come participate in this interactive demo slam between Office 365 and Google Apps for Education. Learn features of both ecosystems and vote on them. Bring your own device because you will be working with others on your own demo slam! Come for the fun, stay for the learning!

Speakers
avatar for Alex Inman

Alex Inman

Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators
Short, bald and full of life!
avatar for Gloria Wood

Gloria Wood

Instructional Designer, The Bolles School
Gloria Wood has been an educator for the past 23 years. She has taught students of all ages from elementary to middle school, as well as college level courses. She earned a Master's degree in Integrated Learning with Educational Technology from Jacksonville University in 2000. The subject of her presentations is Integrating Technology into the Classroom. She has presented at many conferences around the country, including AASP in Acapulco... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Ellington B

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Leading Cultural Change From Within Your Makerspace

Many schools are looking to establish a maker-space in their community. This will be a hands-on presentation of how makerspaces are affecting schools on a cultural level. In order to be truly transformative in the lives of our students we have had to embrace the idea that we must break down the traditional order that schools impose and rebuild from a true 21st century perspective. Students and faculty have to learn to value experimentation, collaboration, innovation and failure. This is the most important role of teachers within a maker-space.

We'll go over popular learning projects from our maker spaces such as Lego Robotics, Cubelets, Makey Makeys etc.


Speakers
avatar for Fred Javarata

Fred Javarata

Educational Innovation Coordinator, Schools of the Sacred Heart
Fred Javarata and Krista Inchausti are both Educational Innovation Coordinators for K-8 for the boys and girls schools - Stuart Hall and Convent of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco. They hold the balancing act of training teachers with the newest technologies in education as well as help students explore the various tools and materials with the Design Thinking process. Their Digital Literacy and Design program emphasizes Robotics, Coding... Read More →
avatar for Leigh Northrup

Leigh Northrup

Dean of Innovation and Technology, Cannon School



Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Ellington C

2:30pm

Best Practices in All-Girls Schools (Panel Discussion)
Join a panel of girls’ school technology directors to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities surrounding girls and technology. We will include research based pedagogical approaches as well as practical application. Discover how creativity, collaboration, communication, and real-world application provide the vision and structure for these best practices.

Moderators
TW

Tom Wadbrook

Director of Technology, Marlborough School

Speakers
avatar for Jason Curtis

Jason Curtis

Director of Technology, The Hockaday School
Jason has been working in educational technology for the last 16 years, working in public and independent, and all girls' school settings. He has had opportunities to lead technology programs at schools across the country, implementing standardized 1:1 and BYOD programs. He is fascinated at the prospect of using big data to personalize instruction and improve learning.
avatar for Barry Kallmeyer

Barry Kallmeyer

Chief Information Officer, Hathaway Brown School
Barry Kallmeyer has worked as a Middle School teacher and technology coordinator since 1997. From 2011 to 2015, Barry served as the Director of Academic Technology. In 2015, Hathaway Brown School developed a Chief Information Officer role, and Barry transitioned to that position. He has been involved in many exciting changes over the past 19 school years, including the implementation of a 1:1 technology initiative throughout the school. As... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Pittman

2:30pm

Curricular Intersections with Making
Limited Capacity full

Where does making intersect with the curriculum? Join this panel as we discuss ways of bringing hands-on discovery into the curriculum. See practical applications for integrating making into existing curriculum & harnessing teachers and specialists as some of the most valuable resources for collaboration and implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Bologna

Jim Bologna

Director of Technology, Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Windward School
Jim Bologna has been working in educational technology for over twenty six years and has served the Windward community for more than twelve years as Director of Technology, the Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Science and Technology Department Administrative Co-Chair, and the Dean of Science and Technology Outreach. Jim has led a summer institute on active learning in Science, taught various technology classes, helped... Read More →
avatar for Amy Dugre

Amy Dugre

Director of Technology, The WIllows Community School
Founding Director of Technology at The Willows. Mother of three children - all currently in 3 different schools at each division: elementary, middle, and high school. Spearheaded the 1-1 laptop program for grades 3-8, works closely with faculty and staff to ensure seamless integration of technology in the curriculum, and is distinguished as the pioneer for the school’s in-house professional development program. She heads the STEAM-based faculty... Read More →
avatar for John Umekubo

John Umekubo

Director of Technology, St. Matthew's Parish School
John Umekubo is the Director of Technology at St. Matthew’s Parish School, a PS-8 Episcopal day school in Pacific Palisades, CA. John oversees all technology initiatives at the school, including the 1:1 iPad program and two new innovation spaces. He teaches 7th grade technology and a 7th/8th elective course called Creator’s Studio, focusing on design, making and digital fabrication. Prior to St. Matthew’s, John taught middle... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Piedmont

2:30pm

Control IT
Let's talk about (and maybe even debate) control in IT.  Are employees administrators on their computers?  Who owns the computers employees use?  Who should? Don't forget about students!  MDM or no MDM?  Filter?  Is IT in the cloud? Bottom line, who is in inCONTROL of the IT?  

Speakers
SP

Stuart Posin

Co-Founder, ATLIS


Monday April 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ravinia

2:30pm

From keyboarding vs word processing to 1-to-1 vs BYOD - The big shifts and the constant themes in IT
In 30 years the IT profession has grown from a single interested teacher to a full team of certified professionals with a seat at the leadership table. The ISED listserv records the epic battles that have been wages during the journey, but a few key concepts emerge. This discussion presentation will elicit feedback from the participants in where the profession and the energy will go in the coming years.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin McAllister

Kevin McAllister

President and CEO, inRESONANCE


Monday April 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Dunwoody

2:30pm

Security and Data Privacy
Limited Capacity full

What should you be doing right now on cyber security? What’s coming next? How do you determine your school’s exposure and risk tolerance? With limited time and money how do you choose the security actions that will provide the most benefit? At the end of the session you should have a Goldilocks solution for your school; not too big, not too small, but just right.

Session Description: Collegiate’s 2013 experience with cyber security threats was featured in NBOA’s Net Assets Fall 2015 issue. Jamie Britto, CIO at Collegiate School, will pick up the story from there and discuss the lessons learned. In particular, he will discuss ways to determine your school’s cyber exposure and risk tolerance, technical strategies for securing email, networks, and devices, end user training strategies, and insurance considerations. Audience members will be encouraged to share their thoughts, experiences, and questions on these topics. The session will also introduce people with similar interests so they may continue to converse and collaborate afterwards. It will be helpful but not essential for participants to read the article before the session.

Harker School had a more recent experience with the locky variant of the CyberLocker ransomware family. Dan Hudkins will join the presentation to share Harker's experience and the results of their “Department of Lessons Learned” meetings.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Britto

Jamie Britto

Chief Information Officer, Collegiate School
Hello! My school life is filled with work on cyber security, data integration, project management, and supporting the growth of my team. I am also active in the school’s global and service learning programs and I have chaperoned recent trips to Morocco, South Africa, and Costa Rica. | | Prior to working at Collegiate, I was the Tech Director and Upper School Director at Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina. I began my career... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Hudkins

Daniel Hudkins

Mr, The Harker School
When not riding old motorcycles, knitting or coaching softball, Dan is very fond of trying to find ways to use a wide variety of tools (mostly tech) to enhance student learning across / between / among as many disciplines as possible. An early adopter (2004) of 1:1 BYOL, he continues to cope with the rapidly changing tools, markets and opportunities. Right now, he's thinking a lot about security in a SAAS world and the meaning of "technology... Read More →



Monday April 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ardmore

2:30pm

Talk with Veracross Leadership
Stop by to chat with Veracross creator and CEO Elliott Breuer and other members of the Veracross leadership team to learn about Veracross, talk about the future of the product and company and hear what products we're working on. Open to everyone!


Monday April 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Training Room A

3:00pm

Afternoon Beverage Break in the Tech Gallery
Refreshment break with the ATLIS Vendor Partners.

Monday April 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Overlook East & West

3:30pm

CIO/CTO/Directors of School Technology
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellington DEF

3:30pm

Database administrators
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Training Room A

3:30pm

Directors of Educational Techology
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellington A

3:30pm

Directors of Information Technology
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellington B

3:30pm

ECATD Cohort
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Inman

3:30pm

Help Desk
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Training Room B

3:30pm

Makerspace Managers
ATLIS's mision includes the importance of reflection.  Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ellington C

3:30pm

Network Administrators
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
King Room

3:30pm

Other Administrators
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Piedmont

3:30pm

Teachers
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ravinia

3:30pm

Technology Integrationists High School (may be combined with another group)
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ardmore

3:30pm

Technology Integrationists K-12
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dunwoody

3:30pm

Technology Integrationists Middle School (may be combined with another group)
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Centennial

3:30pm

Technology Integrationists PK-Lower School (may be combined with another group)
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pittman

3:30pm

Webmaster/communications
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Monday April 18, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Board Room

5:00pm

Happy Hour Reception in the Tech Gallery
Before you head out for dinner, please join the Vendor Partners and the ATLIS team for Happy Hour where we'll have hors d'ouevres and cocktails!

Monday April 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Overlook East & West

7:00pm

ATLIS Night at the Movies - "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap"
If staying in and chilling on Monday evening after the Happy Hour reception is on your slate, you might want to join other attendees to view this award winning documentary.  Filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds explores the reasons for the gender and minority hiring gap among software engineers.  See the Code trailer

Monday April 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ellington DEF
 
Tuesday, April 19
 

7:00am

ATLIS Fun Run! Run, Walk or Stroll to Piedmont Park and Back.
No training required!  Run, walk or stroll (whatever your skill level) from the Loews to Piedmont Park and back.  Engage and enjoy the fresh morning air - it's all about the fun of the run!  Meet in the hotel's lobby a little before 7:00 a.m. and a group leader will get you started.  Afterwards, join us for breakfast in the Tech Gallery!  

Tuesday April 19, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
Loews Lobby

7:30am

ATLIS Registration
Tuesday April 19, 2016 7:30am - 4:30pm
Ellington Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Veracross Usergroup Breakfast Meetup
Part of the Veracross Google Group? Looking to network with other Veracross schools? Come meet face-to-face with other Veracross schools and the Veracross team and discuss all things Axiom, Portals, Composer and more...! Grab your breakfast and bring it to the King Room for an unstructured conversation.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
King Room

8:00am

Breakfast in the Tech Gallery
Enjoy a healthy start with the All American breakfast with the Vendor Partners.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
Overlook East & West

8:00am

Tech Gallery Hours
Tuesday April 19, 2016 8:00am - 2:00pm
Overlook East & West

8:30am

ATLIS Member School Director's Breakfast
For Director or C-level leaders at ATLIS Member schools. Join Sarah and the Executive Board for breakfast as we discuss ATLIS's past, present and future.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Hanawald

Sarah Hanawald

Executive Director, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
Sarah has been involved in independent school technology and education for more than 20 years, at Greensboro Day School, Cannon School and Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She’s served as a classroom teacher, a technology director, and an academic dean and has worked as a consultant to independent schools seeking to initiate or improve technology programs. Sarah has presented frequently at national and regional conferences on... Read More →

Tuesday April 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Ellington AB

9:00am

Watering at the Roots: Catalyzing Organizational Change with a Collaborative Inquiry
How can leaders effect pedagogical change by inviting faculty to become agents of curricular evolution? Even in long-standing, traditional schools, responsiveness to new realities can become part of institutional process with teachers at the helm. Join us for a case study in focusing educator genius on new academic horizons.

How do we remain true to our core mission and values, while stepping intentionally and definitively into possibilities afforded by new technology? Our nonagenarian K-12 progressive school has just undertaken an all-faculty inquiry of new trends precipitated across the larger culture by technological innovations. We’ll share a framework that we call “departmental inquiry,” which allows the school to become a learning organization in the face of disruptive trends in industry, arts, and academia. This will appeal to any technology leader looking for the means to structure group process in a way that catalyzes and directs curricular and pedagogical development, while investing all teachers in the outcomes. We will take a look not only at the specific topics about which we chose to inquire, but also the structure of the inquiry, supporting resources, and the deliverables for which each department is responsible. Finally, we will discuss some of the developments that arose from conversations around the departmental inquiries. While the inquiry prompts certainly deepen the level of discussion in meetings of faculty, personalities can become an issue, and fissures that lie below the surface of professionalism can come to have a strong impact on educators’ responses to institutional change. The departmental inquiry structure is a way to manage the natural tension that arises from changing times.

Bush Departmental Inquiry Map

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Delavan

Ethan Delavan

Director of Technology, The Bush School
Ethan has been leading change in educational technology for lo these twenty years. His current position allows him to help effect pedagogical evolution while bringing to bear the tools necessary to make it happen. He'd be delighted to have you contact him and even visit.



Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Centennial

9:00am

Information Technology, Libraries, and Ed Tech: Fight, Coexist, or Thrive?
Technology and library teams thrive together and die alone. Come hear about our three year journey as a merged Information and Innovation Team. We will reflect on the historical turf wars in this space and how they create opportunities, consider the merged approach through an LMS rollout case study, and share why a merged team accomplishes more than a house divided.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ehrenfried

Michael Ehrenfried

Chief Information Officer, Kent Denver School
avatar for Audrey Imhoff

Audrey Imhoff

Director of Information Literacy and Ed Tech, Kent Denver School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Ellington C

9:00am

Badging: Illuminating Pathways of Learning
The term badge evokes a variety of emotions-from deep excitement to pure repugnance. But what is a badge really? Merely a token to represent affiliation or ability? Or could it potentially be much more? Join us on a journey through discovery, development, and implementation of a badging system that can change the culture of an organization and illuminate learning pathways.

Speakers
CL

Chrissy Levinson

Middle School Teacher, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
AW

Amy Wilkes

Middle School Teacher, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Piedmont

9:00am

Integrating Engineering Design, Computational Thinking, and 21st-Century Skills
Discover an innovative, research-based, standards-aligned high school course that engages students in integrated engineering design, computational thinking, and 21st century skills. Developed with funding from the National Science Foundation, Engineer Your World employs a unique series of STEM design challenges to engage students in authentic engineering practices in a project-based environment. Explore the curriculum and teacher support network, learn about dual enrollment opportunities, and discover funding opportunities to help offset implementation costs.

Speakers
CF

Cheryl Farmer

Program Director, The University of Texas at Austin
I have worked at the interface of secondary and post-secondary engineering education for more than a decade. As the founding program director of the NSF-funded UTeachEngineering program, I have led the development, launch, and growth of an innovative high school engineering curriculum and teacher support network; overseen the development of degree programs for current and future teachers; and co-led national efforts to develop standards for... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Ardmore

9:00am

PD Crossfit: Get your Teaching Skills in Shape One Hour at a Time!
Join Laura Flynn, Director of eLearning at Louisville High School and Jackie Christensen of Blackbaud as they share how a Learning Management System helps deliver professional development while modeling online/blended learning and providing individual choice. Discuss successes and challenges when it comes to working with adult learners with a wide variety of needs and

Speakers
avatar for Laura Flynn

Laura Flynn

Director of eLearning, Louisville High School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Inman

9:00am

Programming: The New Liberal Art - Why and How to Teach It
Beyond vocational benefits, computer programming gives young people agency over an increasingly complex technologically sophisticated world. This session explores the why and how to teach computer science K-12 based on more than 30 years of experience.

Speakers

Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Dunwoody

9:00am

Choosing and implementing new wireless, new switches, new firewall
I will talk about the process I just went through to replace my entire wireless, switching, and firewall. 140+ access points, 20+ switches, 9 buildings, 900+ devices.

Speakers
JD

Justin Dover

Network Administrator, Harpeth Hall School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Ravinia

9:00am

Learning Management System Nightmares: How to (Actually) Select the System That’s Right for Your Independent School

When Justin Chando was a student in college, he had to use an LMS that no one wanted to deal with. That inspired him to create the LMS he wished he had as a student. In this session, he'll share what he's learned now that's he's moved from being a user of edtech to the CEO of an edtech company. This includes understanding the most important part of the LMS procurement process: matching the product with the vision and culture of your independent school and users. 

Bring any and all questions about piloting/procuring/testing/onboarding your next LMS.


Partner Showcase
avatar for Justin Chando

Justin Chando

CEO, Chalkup


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Pittman

10:00am

Girls & STEM: Making it Happen
Limited Capacity full

Are there ways that work to interest more girls in STEM? This session will explore research, resources, and best practices to involve girls of all ages in STEM learning. Hands-on projects and tools from the Maker Movement can engage girls (and all learners) in STEM activities that matter.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

Author and Independent Education Consultant, Constructing Modern Knowledge
Sylvia is co-author of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom”, a new book advocating authentic learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “Bible of the Maker Movement in schools.” Sylvia is a principal advisor to the Stanford FabLearn Fellows, and served on the NAEP Advisory Board for the upcoming Technology &... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Dunwoody

10:00am

Why IT Needs to Think Ahead of Education
Why IT needs to be engaged.  The Five Keys to a Tech Rich Learning Environment.

The session goes in to why IT needs to be actively involved with academics and how the wall between the two can be torn down. We cover how this was done at my school. 

Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Inman

10:00am

Get Your Team RACIng: An Integrated Approach to IT Job Design
Too many schools aren't "firing on all cylinders" because it's unclear who’s responsible for even routine work. This is especially challenging in IT, where complexity and interconnection rule. Learn clear frameworks for apportioning job responsibilities that respect the intricacy of IT tasks and allow for clear delineation of responsibility without sacrificing teamwork.

Detailed Description
Whose job is it?! In almost any organization, interdependent workflows make figuring out who is responsible for what a tricky task. This is especially true in IT departments. If the internal complexity of administering our multiple, interconnected, and frequently changing systems weren’t enough, the services they provide support virtually every function in the school, putting IT staff in the middle of almost every organizational process.

To combat this, teams must negotiate clear roles and responsibilities without becoming siloed into solo performers. In this session, you will learn clear frameworks for defining and apportioning job responsibilities that respect the intricacy of IT tasks and allow for clear delineation of responsibility without sacrificing teamwork.

We will explore:
  • A service delivery model for identifying and classifying IT and organizational processes and the procedures, tasks, and duties that enable them;
  • An integrated framework for apportioning duties among multiple positions, both within and across functional departments;
  • A free, customizable tool to automatically generate position descriptions from an integrated responsibility matrix;
  • A detailed procedure for negotiating responsibilities within a stakeholder group.

Learning Objectives:
 At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify workflow stakeholders,
  • Classify position duties into process areas,
  • Define levels of involvement for a given duty/procedure,
  • Construct a responsibility matrix.

Related Resources:

Speakers
avatar for Keith Gillette

Keith Gillette

Senior Advisor, MindBridge Partners
Strategy + Systems • People + Process | CIO @ Your Service | | Keith Gillette is an outcome-driven, process-oriented leader passionate about efficiency, effectiveness, education, environment, & economy. (He also possesses an alarming affection for alliteration.) | | Keith has more than 20 years of experience designing and delivering information technology solutions in K-20 educational contexts. Keith has launched and administered... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Ravinia

10:00am

There is a better way……To buy and manage school technologies...
For years schools have procured and managed technology through what can be a complicated, convoluted and challenging process commonly referred to as an RFP. This process was thought to not only keep vendors competitive but make it easier for you to compare them all against your requirements. Well those days of a typical RFP are over….You can now turn that tradition on its head and adopt a more nimble sourcing/procurement and provider management approach that will yield great results and be less of a hassle…

Speakers
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Norman Harber

CEO, Leverage Corporation


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Centennial

10:00am

Connect and Reflect: Faith Based Schools
How can technology reflect and embody the religious mission and culture of your school? Come join this unconference-style attendee-led session to discuss the challenges and rewards and strategies of working at faith-based schools.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Training Room B

10:00am

Outsourcing your team. Really?
Have you considered or are you considering adding an IT outsource component to augment or takeover IT support? What was successful, what wasn't? Join our panel as we examine the sometimes sensitive topic of outsourcing IT support in the independent school.

Speakers
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Amy Grunat

Director of Technology, Drew School
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Jeff Morrison

Director of Education Technology, Trinity School
Jeff Morrison has 12 years of teaching and 5 years of educational technology leadership experience in both formal and informal educational settings. He holds professional teaching certifications in nine content areas in the State of Georgia, including Educational Leadership and Gifted Education. He has a Masters Degree in Science Education and an Advanced Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. He is currently a PhD... Read More →
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Tony Perez

Director of Information and Innovative Technology, The Children's School
Tony describes his professional journey as, "totally a straight line, looking backwards" From conservatory trained actor to film festival organizer, Yahoo! (‘97), entrepreneur to educator, it was while working with schools around issues of Internet safety and privacy in 2006, he found his true passion in ed-tech, He currently serves as Director of Information and Innovation at the Children’s School in Atlanta and speaks regularly... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Piedmont

10:00am

Privacy and Ed Tech Software
Don’t get caught short by questions around children's privacy. If you serve as your school’s internal expert in understanding terms of service and privacy concerns when students go online, how can you keep up? Bill has been working to evaluate the privacy practices of commonly used educational techology tools.

Speakers
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Bill Fitzgerald

Director, Privacy Evaluation Initiative, Common Sense Media


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Ellington C

10:00am

Breaking the Disaster Recovery (DR) Mold
Contrary to popular belief, not all disaster recovery plans have to be complex, time-consuming, budget squeezers.  Today’s technologies enable you to easily shape your plans for flexible protection of critical apps, instant recovery, and automated testing.  You can even have a sandbox for test-driving updates -  prior to pushing to production. Join us and learn more!

Partner Showcase
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Quorum

VP of Marketing, Quorum


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Training Room A

10:00am

How to collaborate with a vendor when the tools you need don’t currently exist
How do you design solutions to meet the needs of learners when they don’t currently exist? This session explores the challenges faced and lessons learned from a four-year effort at the Westminster Schools to extend the functionality of the traditional language lab to everywhere on campus in a 1-to-1 MacBook program. Hear about Westminster’s experience searching for lab-alternatives and the collaboration with Swift Education Systems to “reinvent” the traditional language lab. Come explore the “hows” and the “whys” and learn best practices for collaborating with software vendors to develop and incorporate new classroom technology. This session is intended for technology directors and instructional technologists interested in learning how to engage and collaborate with EdTech software vendors to develop new solutions.

Speakers
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Colleen Glaude

Dean of IT, The Westminster Schools
Colleen Glaude is the Dean of IT for The Westminster Schools, a private, K-12 laptop school located in Atlanta, GA. With over 23 years of experience in education, Colleen's experiences span both public and private sectors as a classroom teacher and as a district-level administrator. Colleen earned her BA in Mathematics with a minor in Physics, and a BS in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of Maine, Farmington, and most... Read More →
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Louie Huang

Co-Founder, Swift Education Systems, Inc.


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Pittman

10:00am

Radius – the next generation of Senior System’s administrative database solutions for Independent Schools

Exclusively for K-12 independent schools, Radius is the next wave of innovation in school management solutions offered by Senior Systems. 

Radius is a completely web-based product and breaks down barriers by providing secure access to your school’s data anywhere, at any time and on any device with a web browser.

Radius is also role-based allowing each user to enjoy a customized experience based on his/her role(s) in the school community. Options are tailored to provide each position with exactly the tools and data needed to be effective in their jobs.

A school’s needs are far more complex than they were in the past.  Our database architecture has been re-designed from the ground up and takes into account the many challenges that school’s face today with the changes to family dynamics.

A challenge facing all Admissions offices today is balancing the sheer volume of paperwork with prospect engagement. Our redesigned Admissions product helps to streamline the entire inquiry, application and decision-making process for a school.  Our admissions process allow for parents to register for events, self-manage teacher recommendations and upload required forms and documents. This information updates in real-time with the prospect’s record making the process seamless and paperless.

Another issue that faces all schools is keeping demographic data updated across all systems.  The all-in-one tool means your staff never has to re-enter info because records are stored as one record instead of multiple records across the system.  It enhances data integrity and real-time updating, which means you’ll always have the newest version on hand. Radius benefits schools by avoiding duplicate records and allows you to verify addresses in real time saving precious time and resources.

 


Speakers
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Steve Schmitt

Sales Manager, Senior Systems
Hello, | At Senior Systems, we provide a single database solution for the administrative needs of Independent Schools (Admissions; Enrollment; Academics; Billing; Accounting; Auxiliary Programs; Development; etc.) We even include the Ministry of Education reports for our Canadian schools!


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Ardmore

10:45am

Morning Beverage Break in the Tech Gallery
Refreshment break with Vendor Partners.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:45am - 11:15am
Overlook East & West

11:15am

A Look into the Future: A Conversation about the Future of Education
An insightful conversation about the future of education from three individuals directly involved in building new educational paradigms.  Panelists include Brad Rathgeber, Executive Director of One SchoolhouseKawai Lai, Vice President, Education Technology and Learning Services for NAIS; and Kevin Lewis, Director, Innovation Lab., First Data.  

Moderators
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Sarah Hanawald

Executive Director, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
Sarah has been involved in independent school technology and education for more than 20 years, at Greensboro Day School, Cannon School and Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She’s served as a classroom teacher, a technology director, and an academic dean and has worked as a consultant to independent schools seeking to initiate or improve technology programs. Sarah has presented frequently at national and regional conferences on... Read More →

Speakers
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Kawai Lai

VP Ed Tech & Learning Services, NAIS


Tuesday April 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Ellington DEF

12:15pm

Lunch in the Tech Gallery
Enjoy lunch with Vendor Partners before their time ends at 2:00 in the Tech Gallery.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Overlook East & West

1:30pm

Connect and Reflect: Boarding Schools
How can you best support your school's 24/7 technology needs? Come join this unconference-style attendee-led session to discuss the challenges and rewards and strategies of working at boarding schools.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Training Room B

1:30pm

Personalized Learning
This session will introduce and define personalized learning, and explore possibilities for success and note pitfalls. Personalized learning offers a creative means for reaching each learner.  Giving learners the tools and opportunity to explore, create, experiment, and try again inspires them to become investigators of their world, attempt to solve problems, and bridge gaps of knowledge independently, collaboratively, and resourcefully. In personalized classrooms (and PD) learners have greater agency, and have opportunities for greater creative expression and higher-order learning.



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Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Dunwoody

1:30pm

GTD- Productivity in Education
We all work, but not all of us work well. GTD- Productivity in Education is a quick exploration of strategies, mindsets, methodologies and tools to productivity and Getting Things Done in the education game.

Speakers
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Nicholas Cole-Farrell

Director of Technology, The Brandeis School of San Francisco
Nicholas is the Director of Technology at The Brandeis School- where he runs the IT, EdTech, Media Resource and Maker programmes. In 2015, he designed, led a community fundraising project to endow, and worked to construct CREATE+BUILD- two unique spaces focusing on tinkering and making within the context of Jewish ethical creativity. A former History teacher and Eagle Scout, Nicholas is a self-confessed productivity nerd who ends most days with... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ardmore

1:30pm

The Future of Academic Technology Leadership
Limited Capacity full

During Bill Gates' speech at the NAIS Conference in 2012, he stated that new technology leaders in schools must possess a knowledge of pedagogy and operational technology in order for educational technology to advance in the 21st century. This session is designed to discuss the reason why technology leadership must evolve in our independent schools. In the past, technology leaders were tasked with only the operational management of servers and hardware. As technology becomes more embedded in our classrooms, the role of the technology leader must shift to include a working knowledge of pedagogy and curriculum as well as the business operations of a school. This session will outline why technology leadership must change and how to best prepare academic and school leadership teams for this transition.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Morrison

Jeff Morrison

Director of Education Technology, Trinity School
Jeff Morrison has 12 years of teaching and 5 years of educational technology leadership experience in both formal and informal educational settings. He holds professional teaching certifications in nine content areas in the State of Georgia, including Educational Leadership and Gifted Education. He has a Masters Degree in Science Education and an Advanced Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. He is currently a PhD... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Piedmont

1:30pm

Off Into the Sunset...
In schools, we devote a tremendous amount of time and energy working to implement new solutions. But what about the opposite, when and how do we prepare our communities and constituents for sunsetting or the end of life of an initiative? This session is designed for participants to share their practices, ideas, and processes to determine when it might be time to move on.

Speakers
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Dawn Klus

Associate Head of School, Sayre School
Strategic thinking -- long-range planning -- career development -- network administration and technology integration -- school leadership -- These are specialties that Dawn has developed over a 30-year career in independent schools. From classroom teacher to Technology Director to Associate Head of School, Dawn's career path has been shaped by her commitment to build a thriving independent school community.
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Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, Director of Technology


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ravinia

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Redesigning Professional Development: Come with questions, leave with a plan!
Brace yourself: PD is coming! Is your professional development lacking in best practice? Looking for ideas to upgrade your EdTech training? Join our highly interactive session to team up with other educators and explore ways to effectively engage teachers in new pedagogy and toolsets. Be ready to discuss and leave with practical ideas to bring back to your school!

Speakers
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Kali Baird

Director of Education Technology, San Domenico School
As the Director of Education Technology for San Domenico School, an Apple Distinguished School, Kali works with teachers and students of many levels, K-12, designing and supporting the use of technology and digital citizenship. In this role, she also collaborates with others to implement effective teacher professional development for grades K-12. Additionally, to maintain a healthy partnership with San Domenico parents, she designs and... Read More →
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Ethan Delavan

Director of Technology, The Bush School
Ethan has been leading change in educational technology for lo these twenty years. His current position allows him to help effect pedagogical evolution while bringing to bear the tools necessary to make it happen. He'd be delighted to have you contact him and even visit.
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Kathryn Ulmer

World Languages Department Chair, Milken Community Schools


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Ellington A

1:30pm

Deep Dive: 1:1 Integration: Beginning, Middle, and End
The how and why of providing devices to all students. Attendees will learn the common pitfalls and best practices supported by scholarly articles, experience, and wit. Attendees will walk away with a new network of support for 1:1 integration, checklists, scholarly articles that support integration, and a new elevator pitch about the need for student devices. What is your mission? Should you choose to accept it, the mission of the school is a powerful argument for the augmentation provided by device integration as it brings the world to the students and provides them an opportunity to change the world.

We have a list of resources here

Speakers
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Jennifer Carey

Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades
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Elizabeth Resnick

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Girls Preparatory School
Instructional Technology Coordinator - Girls Preparatory School (Chattanooga, TN). Websites girlsinthegigcity.com and elizabethresnick.com. @eliznick
avatar for Ian Ulmer

Ian Ulmer

Teaching History, Innovating, & Learning, Harvard-Westlake School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Inman

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Blended and Online Learning
Join Liz Beck, from The Hamlin School, Kelsey Vrooman from NAIS and ATLIS, and Sarah Hofstra from The Barstow Schools' Hybrid Learning Consortium as we explore blended learning across the K-12 and adult learning spectrum.  We will compare the different models and how they enhance or detract from the value add of an independent school education.   Developmental considerations for implementing a blended learning program as well as their benefits and drawbacks will be discussed.  Attendees will engage in a collaborative design challenge and unconference-style knowledge share.  

Speakers
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Liz Beck

Blended Learning Manager, The Hamlin School
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Liz Beck is an Art Therapist turned Web Designer and Ed Tech enthusiast. She implemented and oversees the Hamlin website, Learning Management System and Student Information System. She also teaches the Grade 7-8 Digital Art Elective and works directly with teachers as they integrate technology into their classrooms, mixing sound pedagogy with 21st century learning.
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Kelsey Vrooman

Director of Instructional Design and Technology, NAIS


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Centennial

1:30pm

Deep Dive: The Power of Makerspaces for Modern Learning
Join educators, including tech directors, researchers, and practitioners, considering the value and popularity of Makerspaces. Immerse yourself in a maker learning experience, and share your perspectives on design and designing in education. Leave with theory basics, deep pragmatics, activities to infuse in everyday curriculum, and a community of like-minded educators. Check out our developing resources at learn2make.space

Speakers
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Ashley Cross

Associate Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Ashley Cross is the Associate Director of Technology at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, host of international learning event Miami Device. Cross is a doctoral student at Pepperdine University in the Learning Technologies program. Her research interests include K-12 Makerspaces, computational thinking and women in STEM. Cross is a Google Certified Innovator as well as a STAR Discovery Educator. She has served on multiple conference... Read More →
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Rurik Nackerud

Lower School Technology Integrator, The Elisabeth Morrow School
Maker activities and research into design, LGBTQ advocacy in education, and child development from a Reggio Emilia approach. Check me out on Twitter @Okay2Fail and the website http://www.learn2make.space
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Sarah Rolle

Director of Technology, The Elisabeth Morrow School
Sarah Rolle, the gestalt behind many technology programs at The Elisabeth Morrow School, has spent twenty-six years helping teachers make sense of their roles in the age of personal computing. Her passion for education led her to become an expert in technology curriculum development and in navigating bureaucracy to support educator experimentation. Her colleagues applaud her for nimbly providing the resources they need to innovate and lead a... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Ellington C

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Does an IT Audit Remind You of a Trip to the Dentist?
Examining your technology is similar to a cavity. The poking around is never comfortable but necessary. Is your school asking the right questions? Is IT comfortable with those questions? This session will give schools a “filling”, a context through which to think about a technology audit. Participants will leave with a start to their own evaluation.

Speakers
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Alex Inman

Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators
Short, bald and full of life!
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Andrew Speyer

Director of IT, Choate Rosemary Hall
Andrew Speyer lives in Connecticut and serves as the Director of Information Technology Services at Choate Rosemary Hall. His foundation started in teaching computer science, his career specialized in educational management, and his passion continues to be in educational technology. To keep his perspective, Andrew officiates boys lacrosse and girls field hockey. | | As Director of Information Technology Services, Andrew Speyer facilitates... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Ellington B

2:30pm

Students Built That? Developing Custom Software for Your School
Hear how a school that spent 15 years building custom software to coordinate everything from the athletic fields to student schedules, professional development and more. McDonogh School has put students and faculty to work building innovative web applications for every aspect of school life. We'll show you how.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Hardcastle

Jack Hardcastle

Director of Technology, McDonogh School
Father of two. Programmer. Teacher. Tech Director.



Tuesday April 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ravinia

2:30pm

Staying Relevant in a Private School – How to manage your IT career in an ever changing environment
Technology changes constantly particularly in a private school environment, but what does that mean for the traditional “IT Guy”? As servers and systems are moving to the cloud and our campuses are becoming flooded by BYOD, how does a traditional IT Director stay relevant in an ever changing technology environment and culture. Attendees should come ready to share their experiences and strategies for re-invent ourselves in order to stay relevant (and employed).

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Dayton

Jeff Dayton

Director of Technology, The Madeira School
Jeff Dayton joined Madeira in 2000 as the network operations manager after a long career in the business world. He brings a wealth of technology experience, having worked in the field since 1982 beginning with mainframe computers at Tyndall Air Force Base. Mr. Dayton has also given a number of presentations and workshops at varying schools on technology use and social networking. As director of innovation and technology he continues his passion... Read More →



Tuesday April 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Pittman

2:30pm

How to Become a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator or School
Learn about Common Sense's free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, hear best practices and examples from independent schools, and walk away with a road map to get certified. Are you teaching students to be safe, responsible, and respectful as they participate in the digital world? Are you engaging parents in helping their kids be good digital citizens? Join the thousands of educators and schools across the country that are Digital Citizenship Certified by Common Sense Education. At this session you'll learn about Common Sense's free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, hear best practices and examples from independent schools, and walk away with a road map to get certified.

Speakers
avatar for Louisa Sullivan

Louisa Sullivan

Education Community Manager, Common Sense Education
lsullivan@commonsense.org | Common Sense Media is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing educators and families free tools and resources to help young people think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.


Tuesday April 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Piedmont

2:30pm

Successfully Launching Instructional Technology Initiatives
As schools work to become more efficient and effective, needs arise that require launching initiatives intended to enhance learning, instruction or productivity. In this session, we will share several methods, templates and processes to increase success. Learn to glean feedback and gain buy-in by using strategies to engage constituents in the conversations.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Dunwoody

2:30pm

Don't Fear ERate
Should your school be taking advantage of the discounts available through the federal ERate program?  What requirements will you have to meet if you do?  Should you work alone or use a consultant?  We'll explore the myths and realities of ERate funding and independent schools.  

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hanawald

Sarah Hanawald

Executive Director, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
Sarah has been involved in independent school technology and education for more than 20 years, at Greensboro Day School, Cannon School and Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She’s served as a classroom teacher, a technology director, and an academic dean and has worked as a consultant to independent schools seeking to initiate or improve technology programs. Sarah has presented frequently at national and regional conferences on... Read More →



Tuesday April 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Training Room B

2:30pm

Learning Environments and Classroom Technology
Link to Presentation

How do your formal and informal learning environments support the educational mission and philosophy of your school through environmental factors, furniture, technology, and support tools?

This session will be a panel discussion on the tangible application of educational philosophy in the form of learning environments.

The discussion will touch on:  

  • Classroom learning spaces and specialty furniture (size/shape of rooms, desks vs tables and table shapes, whiteboard paint)

  • Informal learning spaces (Library and study spaces, student landing spaces)

  • Classroom display technology (Smart Board/projectors/LCD displays)

  • Faculty tech support in/out of the classroom (faculty access to tech at home, classroom computers vs display hookups)

  • Student tech in/out of the classroom (1:1 or 2:1 vs computer labs or laptop/iPad carts)

Speakers
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Gabe Baez

Manager of Infrastructure, Windward School
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Jim Bologna

Director of Technology, Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Windward School
Jim Bologna has been working in educational technology for over twenty six years and has served the Windward community for more than twelve years as Director of Technology, the Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Science and Technology Department Administrative Co-Chair, and the Dean of Science and Technology Outreach. Jim has led a summer institute on active learning in Science, taught various technology classes, helped... Read More →
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Peter Hutton

Head of School, Beaver Country Day School
Peter Hutton has been Head of Beaver Country Day School, one of the nation’s leading independent schools for grades 6-12, since 1992. Hutton is an energetic leader and a strong advocate of embracing new technologies and pedagogical approaches in the classroom. He was also integral in the launch and success of NuVu Studio, an innovative learning center for middle and high school students that provides students with the unique opportunity to... Read More →
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Daniel McGee

Director of Technology & Library Services, Laurel School
Dan McGee has been working in the field of instructional technology for over 15 years, longer if you count his time as a kid tinkering on his dad's Radio Shack TRS 80. He is Director of Technology & Library Services at Laurel School, where he is also co-chair of Professional Development. Dan and his team lead a One to One laptop program in 8 grade levels, are building Lego robotics and computer science programs, find ways to play Minecraft in... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Inman

2:30pm

The Beautiful Collision of Engineering and Art
Engineering and art - they sound like polar opposites. They are almost always taught separately; rarely intermixed. But in the real world, engineering and art are two sides of the same coin. Some of the most brilliant minds in history - Leonardo DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Benjamin Franklin - were great scientists as well as great artists, on a variety of different media. Society today balances on the meeting point of these two vast subjects.
I'll use real-life examples to bridge the gap between engineering and art, and explain why it is crucial for them to be rejoined in the effort to prepare students for the future. Come join me in this very-interactive session to learn some of the inner-workings of the beautiful world around you.

Speakers

Tuesday April 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Training Room A

3:00pm

Afternoon Beverage Break
Enjoy a beverage break.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ellington Ballroom Foyer

3:15pm

CIO/CTO/Directors of School Technology
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ellington DEF

3:15pm

Database Administrators
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Training Room A

3:15pm

Directors of Educational Techology
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.


Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ellington A

3:15pm

Directors of Information Technology
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ellington B

3:15pm

ECATD Cohort
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Inman

3:15pm

Help Desk
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Training Room B

3:15pm

Makerspace Managers
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ellington C

3:15pm

Network Administrators
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
King Room

3:15pm

Other Administrators
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Piedmont

3:15pm

Teachers
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ravinia

3:15pm

Technology Integrationists High School (may be combined with another group)
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ardmore

3:15pm

Technology Integrationists K-12
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Dunwoody

3:15pm

Technology Integrationists PK-Lower School (may be combined with another group)
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pittman

3:15pm

Webmaster/communications
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Board Room

3:15pm

Technology Integrationists: Middle School (may be combined with another group)
ATLIS's mission includes the importance of reflection. Network with colleagues and reflect together about the sessions you attended and your plans moving forward.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 3:15pm - 7:30pm
Centennial

7:00pm

ATLIS Night at the Movies - "Screenagers"
A new documentary film called “Screenagers,” aimed at understanding the impact of our children’s increased connection to digital screens, will leave many adults re-evaluating their parenting tactics. While there is no turning back on the digital age, the filmmakers hope the project can serve as a jumping off point for a much-needed conversation.  See the Screenagers trailer.


Tuesday April 19, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ellington DEF
 
Wednesday, April 20
 

7:30am

Early Career and Aspiring Technology Directors Institute Breakfast
This informal breakfast will conclude the conference portion of the institute.  It will end in time for all cohort members to join one of the school tours or sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hanawald

Sarah Hanawald

Executive Director, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
Sarah has been involved in independent school technology and education for more than 20 years, at Greensboro Day School, Cannon School and Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She’s served as a classroom teacher, a technology director, and an academic dean and has worked as a consultant to independent schools seeking to initiate or improve technology programs. Sarah has presented frequently at national and regional conferences on... Read More →
avatar for Matt Scully

Matt Scully

Director of Technology, Providence Day School
Director of Technology focused on building the best possible learning environments with interests including designing instructional spaces, digital citizenship, motivation, and balance between rigor and quality instruction.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 7:30am - 8:15am
King Room

7:30am

ATLIS Registration
Wednesday April 20, 2016 7:30am - 12:00pm
Ellington Ballroom Foyer

8:30am

Georgia Tech Invention Studio Tour
Limited Capacity full

We will meet in the lobby and leave by 8:45am.  It's a short walk to a free shuttle, which will drop us near the studio.  We will be back by around 11:30am.  The studio is close enough to the hotel that you could walk or cab back early if necessary.

Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Loews Lobby

8:30am

School Tour: Epstein School
Limited Capacity seats available

Buses will depart at 8:30 from the Lowes Lobby for a tour of The Epstein School.  Buses will return at 11:30.

Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Loews Lobby

8:30am

School Tour: Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Limited Capacity full

Buses will depart at 8:30 from the Lowes Lobby for a tour of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. Buses will return at 11:30.

Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Loews Lobby

8:30am

School Tour: The Westminster Schools
Limited Capacity seats available
There is no charge for this school visit, but capacity is limited to 20 participants.  Please register in advance.
Buses will depart at 8:30 from the Lowes Lobby for a tour of The Westminster Schools. Buses will return at 11:30.

Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Loews Lobby

8:30am

School Tour: Trinity School of Atlanta
Limited Capacity seats available

Buses will depart at 8:30 from the Lowes Lobby for a tour of Trinity School. Buses will return at 11:30.

Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Loews Lobby

8:30am

Creating a Culture for Change
Limited Capacity filling up

Change is hard. Often time, fear of change is the greatest obstacle faced by any technology leader. This conference will present many wonderful ideas that you can bring back to your school but is your community ready to receive them? Come and experience a 3 month cultural change process in 3 hours!

Speakers
avatar for Alex Inman

Alex Inman

Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators
Short, bald and full of life!
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Curt Lieneck

Director of Information Technology, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools


Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Centennial

8:30am

Design Thinking 201
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from two Design Thinking coaches at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School about how to apply Design Thinking to your work utilizing the Mount Vernon playbook. Participants will engage in a Design Thinking Flash Lab and will design an upcoming lesson or meeting agenda that infuses Design Thinking.

Speakers
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Alexandria Bragg

Middle School Teacher, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School


Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Pittman

8:30am

Creating E-Courses with Articulate Storyline 2 and Go-Animate
Limited Capacity seats available

Create an entire high quality e-course using simple and easy to use tools that are not being utilized. This session will give educators and technology specialists the ability to build an e-course from start to finishing utilizing tools such as GoAnimate and Articulate Storyline. I will demonstrate the A-Z steps that are required for launching a course. This session will be heavily interactive. Ideally, the teachers and technology specialist who attend will bring a laptop

Speakers

Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Ellington C