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ISD#152 Technology Committee

March District Technology committee meeting

When: March 31, 2016

Where: PCE Board Room

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Agenda

  • Welcome / Introductions
  • Technology Staffing Update
    • New Staff Member Introduction
    • New FTE approved
    • Partial FTE approval to start NEW K-4 Technician by June 1
  • Network Infrastructure Update
    • 5 Primary schools sites now connected to MHS at 10 Gbps (up from 1 Gbps)
    • ERATE RFP posted for wired and wireless upgrades (expecting $400K)
      • Wireless Access point replacement at MHS
      • CORE Equipment purchase and headend upgrade at HZN to support 5/6 addition
      • CORE Equipment purchase for new K-4 site 
      • New equipment frees up 10 Gbps equipment for GLOBE site
  • MCA Testing update 
    • HZN has completed two full days of MCA testing -- virtually problem free after procedural change
    • WIDA ACCESS testing has been completed districtwide -- very few problems
  • Professional Development opportunities
    • Metro Tech Camp June 7, 8 & 9 Info at: http://www.metrotechcamp.com
      • Still looking for Presenters
    • Google Summit  Fergus Falls August 10 & 11 Info at: https://goo.gl/csflZc 
      • Interested parties must complete the online "Request to Attend" form to be considered
  • 21st Century Spring Survey Tools
    • BrightBytes Survey
      • Grades 2-12 Students: 10-15 minutes
      • Administrators & Teachers: 15-20 minutes
    • AdvancedED Survey
      • All K-12 Students
      • All Staff
  • Technology Long Range Planning
    • Moving to the Cloud | We have Gone Google
    • 1-to-1 Tech pilot update:  Technical Support Issues
    • Middle School 1-to-1 discussion
    • High School Enhanced BYOD options