The Michigan Association for Educational Data Systems (MAEDS) is an organization comprised of individuals interested in educational computing and related activities. MAEDS is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Michigan. Its purpose is to provide, promote, encourage, advise and cooperate in the use of technology to support the educational enterprise.

MAEDS PD Is Back!  Save the Date!

May 7th, 2021

*We will send an email with links to the sessions just prior to the event!

Session Length
Session Name
Session Description
1 hourLong Range Technology PlanningHave you recently purchased a great deal of devices for your district? What plans do you have for replacement 5-6 years down the road? In this session we will look at templates and plans that can be used immediatly with administration to plan out your technology purchases for 5-10 years.Brandi Reynolds
Director of Technology
Northwest Education Services (Formerly TBAISD)
2 hoursStep-by-step introduction to Identity Management using PowerShellFor several years, Chris Thomas and Eric Krebill have presented at MAEDS events about creating an identity management tool using PowerShell as the foundation. While these sessions were beneficial for some, not everyone had the time or the background knowledge to take what was presented and put it into practice. The purpose of this session will be to take a look at these scripts from the beginning to learn how they work and step-by-step walkthrough of how to make scripts that will be ready to work in your district. This session is intended to be a beginner level session for those with little working knowledge of PowerShell or of how to utilize PowerShell in an identity management system.Eric Krebill
Technology Director
Tri County Area Schools

Chris Thomas
Desktop Engineer
Ingham ISD
1 hourHow Secure Are Your Backups?According to the FBI, the K12 schools are the top target for Ransomware attacks in 2020. How are you protecting your data and backups? In this session, we will review some ways you can help reduce your chances of ransomware compromising your backups.David Larson
Network Engineer
Livingston ESA
1 hourAccount Protection and ImplementationAre you protecting your users authentication both on-premise and in the cloud? We will review recommended password policies, discuss the importance of MFA and how you can deploy this to your users, and tools to help monitor and alert you on suspicious activity.Nicholas A. Hay
Director of Information Services
Monroe ISD
1.5 hoursProtecting Local Machine Administrator Accounts with LAPSWhat LAPS is, why it’s important, and how to get started with implementation.Bill Patterson
Network Security Analyst
Ingham ISD
TBDIncident Response Plan TemplatesRecent survey sent out to technology leadership asked about your Incident Response plans. We will go through and brainstorming responses to put in your own template with many other technology experts across the state.TBD
TBDCyber Assessments Your NetworkComing Soon...TBD

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