Thursday, September 19, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arrivals & Registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tech & Learning Content Manager Kevin Hogan will facilitate the following group discussions on how district leaders are keeping learning safe, managed, and mobile.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Best Practice Policies for Monitoring Student Online Activity
Cyberbullying, pornography, phishing scams ... most districts have a digital safety crisis story, and too often administrators have to manage these crises that after it's too late. In this session, we'll work in groups to discuss your district's digital safety best practices and policies. What works? What doesn't? What could be improved?
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Balancing Student Safety and Encouraging Learning and Collaboration
Parents, teachers, and administrators want to keep students safe online. But how does your district balance online safety while still encouraging student curiosity and collaboration? In this session, we'll work in groups to discuss how your district addresses this issue.


2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Networking Break
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

DDoS and your District. What you need to know, and a simple way to protect against the #1 cyber attack in education

Speaker: John Mackinnon, Amazon Web Services
In this presentation, attendees will learn how to protect their district’s cloud-based resources from DDoS attacks in a different, more cost-effective way than traditional scrubbers, without increasing network latency. 
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Student Data Privacy 
District administrators realize the benefits of monitoring students to keep them safe and the potential in using student data to make informed decisions, but balancing technical advances with the need to protect student data privacy is a challenge. In this session, we'll discuss ways your district is addressing this issue through policies and best practices, especially when working with safety solution providers.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
How to Communicate Policies with Parents and the Community
Communicating your district's digital safety policy clearly to families and staff is crucial to its success. In this session, we'll work in groups to discuss effective ways your district creates clear communication about digital safety to parents, as well as offers ongoing professional development to staff to ensure they are compliant with your policies.
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Networking Break
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating the Digital Safety Playbook
Using the information gathered in shared Google Docs throughout the day, attendees will brainstorm a collective "playbook" that will include a digital safety policy framework and a list of questions to ask any safety solution vendor to ensure they are compliant with district policies. The resulting report will be published by Tech & Learning magazine.
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Closing Remarks: Lightspeed CEO Brian Thomas 
6:30 PM
Off-site Dinner & Networking 
400 Colorado Street
Austin, TX 78701
Downtown at 4th and Colorado
(512) 482-9000