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K12 Digital Transformation. Changing the Game.

Today’s student must be prepared to thrive in a digital world defined by rapid and constant change. It’s time to accelerate K12 transformation to learner-driven approaches that cultivate the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to succeed in this ever changing world.

Technology plays a vital role in driving transformation, as it provides essential resources for creating authentic and expansive learning opportunities. K12 transformation, however, goes far beyond technology. It requires us to change the landscape, driven by innovators who are willing to change the game.

Are you ready to be a game changer? Let’s start today.

Join Dell Technologies at ISTE 2019 to explore game changing strategies. Don’t miss these exciting learning and sharing opportunities!

Dell Technologies Learning Lounge - Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 110

Monday, June 24th – Wednesday, June 26th during conference hours

Visit the Dell Technologies Learning Lounge to explore innovative ideas for transforming teaching and learning and to check out our latest Ed Tech solutions.

*New* Dell Technologies Nerd Nook - Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 306

Monday, June 24 - Tuesday, June 25th during conference hours

Do you wear an IT hat and want to dig a little deeper into the technology needed to support learning and teaching? Join us in the Dell Technologies Nerd Nook for technical deep dives into the latest technologies to support your organization’s goals.

Dell Technologies Spotlight on Solutions

Tuesday, June 25 3:15 - 4:15, Room 201BC

Does your district have an esports team? Are you thinking about adding it to your curriculum? If so, don’t miss this Spotlight on Solutions, “E-Sports: Career Pathway or Entertainment Craze?

See the full schedule of activities by clicking the tabs above and in the ISTE program guide.

See you in Philadelphia!

Dell Technologies Education Team

Dell Technologies Learning Lounge

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 110



Time Description
Monday, June 24, 2019
8:30 – 9:30 Remixing Space, Time and Technology to Drive Learning Innovation

Tim McCormick, Director of Technology, Ephrata School District; Ben Rossman, Technology Integration Specialist, Ephrata School District, @rossmanben; Dr. Jeremiah Okal-Frink, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @Jeremiahfrink

How do we utilize new spaces and digital tools to foster collaboration and build student-centered learning projects such as coding contests, Student Technology Program, Student video logs, and Life Ready Graduate profiles? Put on the hat of an innovator with Ephrata School District to purposeful redesign learning, space and technology.
10:00 – 11:00 PL Pathways! District Innovation Around Purposeful Professional Learning Systems

Margaret Sisler, Educational Specialist, Instructional Technology, @TechyMargaret; Billie Hart, Supervisor Instructional Technology, Newport News Public Schools, @HART_EdTech ; Aaron Jaramillo, Director, Enterprise Learning Systems, @aaronjaramillo; Amos Fodchuk, President & Founder, Advanced Learning Partnerships, Inc., @Amos_ALP; Lauren Hobbs, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @laurhobbs

The bad news: traditional forms of professional learning don’t work. The good news: More and more districts are forging innovative PL programs that do. In this centers-based session, join us to learn how Fairfax, Albuquerque, Plainfield and Grapevine-Colleyville are implementing choice-based, collaborative and measurable PL systems that work.
11:30 – 12:30 Keys for Successful Blended Learning Implementation

School District of Philadelphia: Luke Bilger, Senior Project Manager, Office of Educational Technology, @LukeBilger; Dr. Fran Newberg, Executive Chief, @frannewberg; Michelle Harris, Director of Educational Technology, @edtech_michelle; Jessica Ross, Director of Integrated Learning; Jeremiah Okal-Frink, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @Jeremiahfrink

How do you scale a blended learning model to every school in a district? With strategic coaching and common technology integration language for principals. Join leadership from the School District of Philadelphia to explore the key areas needed for success. Take away a resource kit to help with your initiatives.
1:00 – 2:00 Changing the Dynamics of the Learning Environment: Authentic Learning Experiences

Michael Lombardo, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Administration, Isle of Wight County Public Schools, @mlombardo99; Susan Goetz, Executive Director of Elementary Schools, Isle of Wight County Public Schools, @susanggoetz; Dr. Marsha Cale, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, Isle of Wight County Public Schools; John McCarthy, Advanced Learning Partnerships, @JmcCarthyEdS; Dr. Kendall Latham, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @DrLatham_K; Kelsy Quinn, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @KelsyQuinnDell

Authentic learning experiences tie state standards to a real-world context, driven by student voice. These experiences allow for risk-taking, agency and a sense of purpose. Come learn about a sustainable implementation that provides opportunities for students to demonstrate meaningful application of knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for future success.
2:30 – 3:30 Empowering Students to Lead: Student led Help Desk

Cody Holt, Digital Learning Specialist, Royse City ISD; Snow White, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies; Kim Boutwell, Dell Technologies

Need more resources for your technical support? Learn how Royse City ISD’s Chrome Squad, a student staffed help desk, provides podcasts, teacher training, badging, school store, technical support and so much more. Get the essentials for setting up your own program, including how students can earn Dell Tech Direct Certifications.
4:00 – 5:00 How do we solve for…? Designing Equitable Access for Computer Science Education

Justin DiMatteo, Regional Technology Integration Instructional Specialist, TST BOCE, @justin_dimatteo;Denise Matuszczak, Administrator of Digital Learning and Assessment, Springfield Public Schools; Tom Osmun, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @ThomasOsmun15; JD Stumpf, Education Strategists, Dell Technologies

Are you wanting to ensure equitable access around Computer Science standards and experiences for your entire education community? See how local districts and support organizations work through a systems framework to ensure Computer Science is accessible across all academic and elective experiences for students.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
10:45 – 11:45 The Essentials of Esports in K12

Kyle Berger, CTO, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD @edtechcto; John McCarthy, Advanced Learning Partnerships, @JmcCarthyEdS; Juan 'Hungrybox' DeBiedma, Professional esports athlete, Team Liquid, @LiquidHbox; Snow White, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies; @SnowWhiteatDell;

Hear about lessons learned on starting an esports team from the points of view of a K12 educator, edtech consultant, and a professional Super Smash Bros. championship gamer. Through Q&A, we’ll explore the components a successful program needs to consider such as hardware, curriculum, staff, partnerships, space, and processes.

Great gaming performance starts with Intel® Core™ Processors inside.
12:15 – 1:15 Teed Up for Success: Using the Learner Profile to Map Growth

Matt Caratachea, ES Innovative Learning Coach, Henrico County Schools, @TechWithMatt; Dr. Kendall Latham, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @DrLatham_K; Lauren Hobbs, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @laurhobbs

The Learner Profile Progression continuum is designed to provide insights into instructional practices that lead to desired learner outcomes. Learn how to leverage the continuum to inform continuous professional learning processes. Engage in group dialogue surrounding the power of learner-driven experiences to support a culture of innovation.
3:15 – 4:15 Inquiry, Agency and Modern Tools

Science Leadership Academy: Chris Lehmann, CEO, @chrislehmann; Ann Leaness , Assistant Principal, @aleaness; BJ Enzweiler, Physics and Astronomy Teacher, @BjEnzweiler; Jeremy Spry, Program Manager / ILP Coordinator, @jspry; Jeremiah Okal-Frink, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @Jeremiahfrink

Student engagement. Students as creators. Student Voice. Important concepts to talk about, but extremely difficult to infuse in learning. Join Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy, and team as they share frameworks they use to bring students into all aspects of the system.
3:15 – 4:15 Spotlight on Solutions: Esports: Career Pathway or Entertainment Craze?

Location: PCC room 201BC. See Spotlight on Solutions tab for more details.
4:45 – 5:45 Esports Q&A

Kyle Berger, CTO, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD @edtechcto; Juan 'Hungrybox' DeBiedma, Professional esports athlete, Team Liquid, @LiquidHbox; Todd Harris , President, Cofounder & COO, Hi-Rez Studios, @ToddAlanHarris; Snow White, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies; @SnowWhiteatDell

Have questions about esports? Join our esteemed esports spotlight on solutions panelists for an open Q&A session on esports for K12 and beyond.

Great gaming performance starts with Intel® Core™ Processors inside.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
8:30 – 9:30 Girls Who Game

Katina Papulkas, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @KatPapulkas

What happens when girls use egames as part of learning? Will it result in greater interest in STEAM and improve global competencies? Will it encourage game-based learning in classrooms? Learn how targeted girls egaming clubs can make a difference for female students and ultimately provide new opportunities for all.
10:00 – 11:00 Life is short STEAM on!

Joe McGrath, Director of Technology, Mt Vernon School District, NY; Dr. Andrew Taylor, Director of Technology and Professional Learning, Byram Hills School District; Chris Harris, Director of Tech & Principal, Pennsauken Public Schools, @Principal_H; Jennifer Kressler Duda, Special Education Teacher, Mercer County Special Services School District; Jeremiah Okal-Frink , Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @Jeremiahfrink

STEM, STEAM, Innovation, Future-ready…regardless of the term many districts are looking to modernize their approach to learning. From a district-wide, to a new school, to a classroom, three school districts will share not just the why but the how for developing a focus on STEM.
11:30 – 12:30 Digital Playground: Explore Tools that Inspire Innovation

Dell Technologies Education Strategists and product experts.

We know successful technology integration is not about technology. But…when at a conference, it is a great time to play. Come to this unstructured workshop to play with the latest digital toys designed to engage and inspire learners in the digital age.

Dell Technologies Nerd Nook

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 306



Time Description
Monday, June 24, 2019
8:30 – 9:30 Campus Safety Surveillance and IoT

Randy Lack, Manager Surveillance and IoT, Dell Technologies, Matt Dascoli, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @MTDascoli

Students safety is a top priority for today’s district leaders. With so much new technology, choosing the right solution for your district, budget and future needs can be challenging. Join this session to discuss how today's “Smart Campus” utilizing IOT, analytics and surveillance technology can meet the needs of K12.
10:00 – 11:00 Technology Foundations that Make (not Break) your Esports Programs

Kyle Berger, CTO, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, @edtechcto; Todd Harris, President, Cofounder & COO, Hi-Rez Studios, @ToddAlanHarris; Snow White, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies; @SnowWhiteatDell

Esports athletes rely on cutting edge technology for their competitive edge. Technology considerations extend well beyond high performance gaming systems, though. They include the network, storage, redundancy, security and so much more. Join this session to explore all aspects of the infrastructure required to support esports programs in K12.

Great gaming performance starts with Intel® Core™ Processors inside.
11:30 – 12:30 Modernize K12 Data Infrastructure for Secure Access to Apps and Curriculum

Paul Schlosser, Solution engineer, VMware; Bill De Dufour, Senior Manager, Solution Engineering, VMware;

Technology is critical for K12 innovation, but access demands and cybersecurity threats make it hard for IT to keep up. Transforming and modernizing data infrastructure is essential to support teaching and learning. Policy-based management within an integrated environment allows IT to efficiently manage compute, storage, and networking with embedded security.
1:00 – 2:00 Maximize Learning on Every Device, Everywhere

Phil Halcomb, Senior Solution Engineer, End User Computing, VMware; Dave Davis, Manager, Solutions Engineering, VMware

Learning shouldn’t be limited by the type of device access available but ensuring equity on campus and off can be challenging. Learn how to facilitate learning and maintain security independent of devices or locations and how to manage Windows, Chrome, Mac, iOS and Android from a single environment.
2:30 – 3:30 Technology Essentials for Powering Blended Learning

Matt Dascoli, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @MTDascoli; Scott Tyson, Dell Client Solution Specialist, Jason Vossler, Product Line Manager, Dell Large Format Monitors

Technology choices can often accelerate or hinder a school’s transformation to blended learning environments. Does it support the learning activities? Is it reliable? Is it available when and where students are working? Explore Dell’s innovative portfolio of student laptops, solutions and services, purpose built for education.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
10:45 – 11:45 Campus Safety Surveillance and IoT

Randy Lack, Manager Surveillance and IoT, Dell Technologies, Matt Dascoli, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @MTDascoli

Students safety is a top priority for today’s district leaders. With so much new technology, choosing the right solution for your district, budget and future needs can be challenging. Join this session to discuss how today's “Smart Campus” utilizing IOT, analytics and surveillance technology can meet the needs of K12.
12:15 – 1:15 Modernize K12 Data Infrastructure for Secure Access to Apps and Curriculum

Paul Schlosser, Solution engineer, VMware; Bill De Dufour, Senior Manager, Solution Engineering, VMware;

Technology is critical for K12 innovation but access demands and cybersecurity threats make it hard for IT to keep up. Transforming and modernizing data infrastructure is essential to support teaching and learning. Policy-based management within an integrated environment allows IT to efficiently manage compute, storage, and networking with embedded security.
1:45 – 2:45 Maximize Learning on Every Device, Everywhere

Phil Halcomb, Senior Solution Engineer, End User Computing, VMware; Dave Davis , Manager, Solutions Engineering, VMware

Learning shouldn’t be limited by the type of device access available but ensuring equity on campus and off can be challenging. Learn how to facilitate learning and maintain security independent of devices or locations and how to manage Windows, Chrome, Mac, iOS and Android from a single environment.
4:45 – 5:45 Technology Essentials for Powering Blended Learning

Matt Dascoli, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @MTDascoli; Scott Tyson, Dell Client Solution Specialist, Jason Vossler, Product Line Manager, Dell Large Format Monitors

Technology choices can often accelerate or hinder a school’s transformation to blended learning environments. Does it support the learning activities? Is it reliable? Is it available when and where students are working? Explore Dell’s innovative portfolio of student laptops, solutions and services, purpose built for education.


E-Sports: Career Pathway or Entertainment Craze?

Tuesday, June 25, 3:15 – 4:15pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 201BC

With over 80 colleges offering scholarships and 300+ fielding competitive teams, esports is bursting into the education scene. What does this mean for K12? Is esports merely an extracurricular activity that offers teaming opportunities for more students or should it be integrated into curriculum as a career pathway? Join a lively discussion to gain new insights from educators and esports professionals, share strategies and debate the impact esports is and should be making in K12.

Panelists:

  • Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, @edtechcto
  • Juan 'Hungrybox' DeBiedma, currently the best Super Smash Bros. Melee player in the world, @LiquidHbox
  • Todd Harris, President, Cofounder & COO, Hi-Rez Studios, @ToddAlanHarris
  • Daniel Vélez, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, New York Institute of Technology, @NYITBearsAD

Moderator:

  • Snow White, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies, @SnowWhiteatDell

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