Pre-Conference Sessions

The following MAEDS partners are sponsoring preconference sessions at the MAEDS conference this year.  No Registration is needed for MAEDS attendees, just show up at the posted time on Wednesday morning.

Thinking out Cloud - Amazon Web Services (AWS) 9:30 - 11:30 am

The cloud can help IT departments bring digital equity to the classroom and become more agile, efficient, and secure. This practical discussion addresses key questions and considerations that district IT professionals should consider when thinking through moving workloads to the cloud.  We’ll discuss the basics of Amazon Web Services, covering topics like storage, compute, and security. You’ll leave with a better understanding of AWS best practices as well as common K-12 use cases such as backup and VDI.

Walk away with a basic understanding of how the cloud can work for you in your school district, ideas for moving forward and practical hands on practice of how easy it is to get started.

Deployment and management Lab - Apple Inc. 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Hands on stations to test the latest deployment and management features on Apple Devices. Sample workflows, MDM and devices will be provided.

Google for Education Security Updates & G Suite Enterprise for Education - Google 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Led by members of the Google for Education team, come join us for an interactive pre-conference session where we'll discuss the latest security features coming to G Suite for Education.  As well as student data privacy and security, and learn how fully committed Google is to ensuring teachers and students everywhere have access to powerful, affordable and easy-to-use tools for teaching, learning and working together, securely.

We'll also provide an inside look at our latest offering, G Suite Enterprise for Education, which provides additional enterprise-grade capabilities that have been designed and customized for education. We're excited to share these new features with you!

The Changing Role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) - MiCOSN - 10:00 - 11:45 am

Whether you are a seated or aspiring Technology leader,  it is not just about the box and wires , but rather developing the skills that encompass Leadership and Vision, understanding the educational environment, and managing the technology.
Join this Pre Conference discussion to assess your skill sets and  understand how you as K-12 education technology leaders can move to the next level and hone your skills to successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district:. Become acquainted with a Network of networks (COSN: the Consortium for School Networking)   and a new national certification targeting CTOs.: CETL ( Certified Education Technology Leaders).