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Thursday July 21, 2011 | 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST
With increasing demands for greater access to technology and school budgets strained to the limit, many districts turn to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy. Classroom technologies now include smartphones, tablets, handheld game machines and more. The biggest issue in using these outside devices is keeping students and data safe online.
This webinar will provide information on how districts are managing student and staff devices on their networks, how they are providing cost effective support, and how they make sure that all of their systems are secure both on and off site. You’ll hear from Kevin Hogan, editorial director of Tech & Learning magazine, who will discuss this trend and how it is working. And speakers from a public school district and a charter school system will explain how they are managing their BYOD strategy.
David Mendez?, Information Systems/Training Coordinator?, Life Schools?Charter Schools, Texas
David Mendez is currently the information systems coordinator for one of the larger charter schools in Texas, Life School. Having worked with kids as a certified family teacher and with his technology background he understands the need to balance education with technology. In addition, working in a charter school environment requires doing more with less. Through Kaseya, David has been able to find the balance of keeping up with the most up to date technological needs as well as minimizing down time so that the teachers and students can achieve their best.
Robert Miller, Director of Information and Communication Technologies, New Canaan Public Schools, New Canaan, CT
Robert Miller is the Director of Information and Communication Technologies for the New Canaan Public Schools in Connecticut. This is his seventh year in his position at New Canaan and spent five years in a similar role in a neighboring school district. Rob is responsible for the technology infrastructure, technology support, data services, state reporting, and the instructional program for Technology and Library Media, merged as Information and Communication Technologies, in New Canaan. Rob recently finished his Doctorate of Education at Northcentral University in E-Learning and Teaching Online. His dissertation focused on the development of 21st century communication, collaboration, and digital literacy skills through the use of social network tools at the high school level.
Jeff Keyes, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, Kaseya
Jeff Keyes is an industry professional with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software. Prior to Kaseya, Keyes was a lead program manager for the Business Solutions Group and the Office Group at Microsoft where he worked for 7 years. Prior to Microsoft, he was a co-founder and chief architect for Captura Software, a leading enterprise expense management product. He graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.