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The third annual High Octane Education Technology Conference is this week and will be held at the Legacy High School in Bismarck, ND.  Updated session descriptions, agendas, and the Yapp (app of sessions and daily agendas) are now available.

EduTech is giving away TWO PADCASTER STUDIOS valued at $1,599 each. The more people attending from your school each day, the greater your chances are to win!

Each conference day, each participant’s name will be entered into a drawing which will take place at the end of the conference (winner of this school prize does not need to be present). One large and one small school in ND will be awarded a Padcaster Studio.  Podcaster Studio

This conference brings together administrators, technology coordinators, and teachers. It provides opportunities for attendees to learn, work, and interact with EduTech staff and partner entities to better prepare them for their jobs by facilitating their knowledge and use of the tools and services provided by the conference hosts.

There are a few adjustments to the conference schedule this year:

1)  NEW THIS YEAR! Tuesday, July 23 – Preconference for Technology Coordinators Schedule
This day will focus solely on getting new Technology Coordinators up and running FAST. This will also be a great refresher course for current Technology Coordinators.

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Registration 

8:00 a.m. – Noon – General Sessions 

Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Lightning Round One

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Lighting Round Two

5:00 p.m. – Closing & Prize Drawings (must be present to win)

Vendors and subject matter experts will be available for consulting throughout the day.

8:00 a.m. – Noon – General Sessions 

  • The State Conference Landscape and Tech Coord Track
  • Available Services from EduTech/ITD/The State
  • STAGEnet and Filtering, Palo Alto Traps, Standard Naming Conventions, Security and Software Patching, Cyber Hygiene 
  • E-Rate
  • Identity Management and K12 AD and O365
  • PowerSchool Overview and SLDS and Student Data
  • School Software Licensing 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Lightning Round One

  • Managing Non-Automated Users
  • Accessibility for Web Resources
  • Palo Alto Traps for K12

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Lighting Round Two

  • SLDS District Security Admin 
  • STAGEnet Static IP addresses
  • Training including Computer and Cyber-Security

2)   Wednesday, July 24 Administrators and Technology Coordinators – Schedule and Session Descriptions

  • Tech Coordinator Open Discussion
  • Office 365 Online Apps
  • Office 365 Advanced Topics
  • OneNote Staff and Class Notebooks
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • MIS03 Data Cleanup
  • PowerSchool Custom Reports Bundle
  • PowerTeacher Pro for Admin
  • PowerSchool Enrollment Overview
  • PowerSchool SIS Deep Dive
  • Standards in PowerSchool
  • Pre-Standards Discussion and Decisions
  • Must Have Customizations in PowerSchool
  • STARS/SLDS Errors
  • Microsoft Forms
  • Network Management / Desktop Security Management
  • Troubleshooting O365
  • SLDS: What’s New
  • Promethean
  • Accessing and Interpreting NDSA data on the NDSA Portal, Insights ND, and STARS
  • Leveraging Groups/Teams
  • FERPA – Student Data Privacy
  • STEM Set
  • K12 Identity Management
  • MIS03 Data Cleanup
  • Historical Grades Export/Import
  • Student Level Data Reporting
  • Classlink in ND
  • E-rate Basics, Changes, and Deadlines
  • e-Transcript
  • Help Desk

3)   Thursday, July 25 Teachers – Schedule and Session Descriptions

  • OneNote Staff and Class Notebooks
  • Flipgrid
  • Google Expedition: Creating 360 Images and Virtual Tours
  • Internet Safety and Cybersecurity
  • PowerTeacher Pro for Teachers
  • Help Desk
  • STEM Set Overview and NICERC Build a Boebot
  • Scratch and Microbit
  • Microsoft Teams for Teachers
  • FERPA/Student Data Privacy/Security Awareness
  • Career Ready Practices
  • Connected Classroom
  • O365 Online Apps
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Accesibilty in Office
  • Behavioral Health Digital Resources
  • STEM Marvels: Inspiring Women
  • Microsoft in Education
  • SLDS Teacher Reports
  • Counselor and Teacher Dashboards in PowerSchool
  • Audio Enhancements
  • STEM Set Overview and NICERC Build a Boebot
  • Spheros and Drones in Education
  • Computer Science – NDDPI and CTE
  • Minecraft in Education
  • Develop Your Data Mindset Online

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Cost of conference is $50 per day or $125 for full conference. Register TODAY! Check out the promotional flier for the event! Follow #highoctaneconference on social media.

For each complete day attended, seven-and-a-half hours will be added to the training dashboards of registered participants who have current EduTech K12 accounts. Please follow the NDSU Professional Development Credit Information link for more details about credit.

Contact kari.sauer@k12.nd.us with questions.

EduTech hosts the conference in partnership with the Department of Public Instruction.