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Monday, April 18
 

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

Technology Director, Harpeth Hall School


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

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 Academic and Administrative Technology, Marlborough School

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

2:30pm

Curricular Intersections with Making
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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 CTL, Windward School
Jim Bologna has served the Windward community as Director of Technology since 2004, the Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning since 2005, the Co-Director of the Windward Institute since 2014, and the Science and Technology Department Administrative Co-Chair from 2007... 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... 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... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Piedmont
 
Tuesday, April 19
 

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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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... Read More →
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Jeff Morrison PhD

Director of Education Technology, Trinity School
Jeff Morrison has 15 years of teaching and 6 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... Read More →


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

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

Learning Environments and Classroom Technology
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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
GB

Gabe Baez

Associate Director of Technology, Windward School
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Jim Bologna

Director of Technology, Co-Director of the CTL, Windward School
Jim Bologna has served the Windward community as Director of Technology since 2004, the Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning since 2005, the Co-Director of the Windward Institute since 2014, and the Science and Technology Department Administrative Co-Chair from 2007... 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... Read More →
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Dan 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... Read More →


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