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2023 METAtechED  Day 1

 Opening Keynote:   "Campus & District Wide Systems Integration Utilizing Your IP Network Infrastructure:
How Audio Enhancement has Leveraged IoT to Improve Campus Safety, Campus Management and Instructional Outcomes"

        Jeff Anderson and Tom Dobson

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Presentation Materials 

Jeff Anderson's Personal Bio
Tom Dobson's Personal Bio

Navigating the Montana Pupil Online Personal Information Protection Act
Kris Gross, MTSBA

“This session will be discussion of the best practices designed to help assist in complying with the Montana Pupil Online Personal Information Protection Act. Attendees will learn about the model documents, information exchange processes with other school districts, and have the opportunity to ask questions about their experiences.”

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Presentation Materials 

Kris Goss Personal Bio 

Keeping Your Staff & Students Safe with Smart Security-

Michael Fragnito & Clint Browning, Verkada

Protect staff, students, assets, & privacy at scale. Trusted by over 15,000 organizations, Verkada builds physical security solutions that integrate seamlessly behind a single, cloud-based platform. Join us to learn how Verkada is helping our education customers to secure their campuses, mitigate student vaping, & speed up response times.

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                                                          Presentation Materials 

 Michael Fragnito's & Clint Browning's Personal Bios  

          The Future of Education Technology -

Justin Chaloner

Justin Chaloner's Personal Bios

 Home Field Advantage: How Montana K12's Can Improve Cybersecurity with the MS-ISAC -  

Michelle Noland , MS-ISAC

This session will provide an overview of the cyber threats K-12s face today and how schools can take no cost, high impact measures through the MS-ISAC to significantly reduce cyber risk. Michelle Nolan, Regional Engagement Manager, will highlight many of the MS-ISAC's free cybersecurity services that schools can take advantage of immediately, including round-the-clock assistance through their 24×7×365 Security Operations Center (SOC), to truly build the defense-in-depth strategy they need.

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Presentation Materials 

Michelle Noland's Personal Bio 

META Business Meeting   

META Business Meeting Agenda 3-13-23 - come find out what's new!-

Jeff Patterson, K12 Montana

Come learn what's new in and all that it can do to supercharge your ecosystem. We're announcing some very exciting new features this year at META techED that will make your life easier than ever to manage your inventory and deployed software. Come and check it out - you won't be disappointed!

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Presentation Materials 

Jeff Patterson's Professional Bio

Surveying the Landscape 2023

Dianne Burke

 Join CyberMontana Director and University of Montana Cybersecurity Faculty Member Dianne Burke as she discusses current cybersecurity threats, trends in cyber liability coverage, and professional development opportunities for the K-12 education community.

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Presentation Materials 

Dianne Burke's Professional Bio

The Classroom Connection

Lindy Hockenbary

Let’s dig to the classroom level and talk everything instructional technology: What changes did the pandemic prompt? What are the expectations of using technology as a learning tool? What should be on your school’s radar? What is the future of K–12 EdTech? What technology will change education as we know it?

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Presentation Materials 

Lindy Hockenbary's Professional Bio

Identity Management, Security Audits and Cyber Insurance

Brandon Vancleeve & Kate Swistowicz, Pine Cove Consulting

This breakout session will be moderated by Kate Swistowicz who has been in EdTech for over twenty years. For the session, we hope to cover pertinent questions to the above topics, discuss common struggles and pain points with a caveat on, who in the session has found a solution. We will also host a virtual breakout session later in the month to discuss any topics we didn’t have time for.

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Presentation Materials 

Presentation Handout 

Brandon Vancleeve's & Kate Swistonwicz's Professional Bios