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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST
K-12s everywhere are turning to wireless LANs to enable their 21st century education curriculum, however, they have questions on what are the best approaches, what are all the considerations and what should schools be planning for as they map out their technology strategies that will unleash classroom limits and position the school for unplanned future educational applications.
With the introduction of the new 802.11n wireless standard, there are many questions of how to migrate from legacy WiFi networks, what the network considerations are, what are realistic expectations, and what are the benefits of making this change for the school.
Join us for an informative presentation by Jim Corns, Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Kent County Public Schools who will cover best practices for using wireless LANs as an instructional technology and how he has addressed implemented wireless LAN at Kent County Public Schools and Josh Ennis, Network Manager, Hilton Central School District, who will cover his findings as he transitioned from a legacy WiFi to the new 802.11n standard, providing classroom coverage and addressing dense student usage with laptop carts.
Jim Corns, Jr, Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Kent County Public Schools
Jim has worked for Kent County Public Schools for 15 years and during his tenure Jim has taught been a third grade teacher, fourth grade teacher, media specialist, technology teacher for grades 5-8, Technology support teacher, and currently supervisor of technology. Jim Corns has a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Ed from Penn State, a Master's of Arts in History from Washington College, and working towards an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University. Jim is the president-elect of MSET, Maryland Society for Educational Technology.
Josh Ennis, Network Manager, Hilton Central School District
Josh has been a member of the Hilton CSD IT staff for 12 years with responsibilities covering desktop, servers and networks, of which 9 years as network and server administrator, as well as Research and Development.