Wednesday, April 24, 2019 • Doors open at 1:30 pm
Aria Banquets 45 Murphy Road, Prospect

For IT Directors, Academic Technology Leaders, Teachers, Learning Specialists, Business Managers, Heads of School, Facilities Officers, Marketing, Development & Admissions Professionals & anyone interested in the latest innovations for the classroom or campus

1:30 – 3:00 A1. TechCrunch
BJ Daniels, IT Director, The Gunnery
Step out of the server room and join CAIS Network / Server Professionals for a discussion about the behind the scenes technology work in independent schools. This is the perfect opportunity for you to connect with other CAIS IT staff throughout the state to share ideas, struggles, and successes
 2:00 – 3:00 A2. Livestreaming
Ian Johnson, Salisbury School
This will begin with a live demo of Salisbury School's livestreaming setup. Ian will lead a group through all-aspects of student-led livestreaming (pre-production, production, post-production) for use on the athletic fields, in classrooms, thentheater, etc, and also working in conjunction with the school's communication department.
3:00 – 3:10 Overview of Show Specials
3:15 – 4:00 Ed Tech Station Rotation
Choose from one, or rotate through several, session(s) below to learn more about the exciting and innovative Educational Technology solutions for Schools.
  B1. Drones, Robots and Swift Programming
Aron Back, New Canaan Country School
Are you interested in starting or enhancing your computer science curriculum at your school? Come learn how to integrate Swift programming, drones, and robots into your school's curriculum. Aron Back Director of Innovation and Academic Technology at New Canaan Country School will be teaching you how to program and fly a drone or how to program and drive a robot all with Swift coding. Plus come talk curriculum integration and some fun and easy courses you can start at your school.
  B2. LD Tech – Leveling the Playing Field with EdTech
Sharon Plante, The Southport School
Today’s classrooms are gaining technologies, providing an ideal time to enhance learning opportunities for those with reading disabilities. Educational technology provides many tools that teachers can use in the classroom to deliver content by removing text barriers, differentiating instruction, and promoting student's voice. Let’s discuss opportunities for options that enhance and support instruction to engage all learners, especially those with learning disabilities.
  B3. Developing an Innovation Center and Entrepreneurship Course
Scott MacClintic, The Loomis Chaffee School
Are you starting or thinking about starting an entrepreneurship course in your school or opening a new Makerspace or Innovation Lab? Come hear about the journey of one school and share your school's experiences in the process.
  B4. Be a Part of What's Next! - Global Online Academy
Emily Hamlin, Global Online Academy and Justine Fellows, Greens Farms Academy
Join us for a peek into the power of online learning! Global Online is a nonprofit organization that reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. Emily Hamlin from Global Online Academy, and Justine Fellows, from Greens Farms Academy, will share the powerful experience that both faculty and students experience with GOA. They will answer all of your questions, introduce you to online offerings, and debunk the many misperceptions about online learning.
  B5. Eduporium EdTech Petting Zoo
Eduporium will showcase a number of EdTech solutions including NAO v6 Robot, Coding, Coding Drones, 3D Printers, Robotics, Electronics & Electricity kits solutions. There will also be product demos including Wonder Workshop (Dash), Raspberry Pi, Littlebits, Sphero, ozobot and much more. There will also be Curriculum and Activity books showing how you can quickly leverage EdTech in your classrooms, afterschool or library programs.
  B6. Microsoft in the Classroom
Microsoft will be demonstrating some of their latest classroom educational tools. Come and try out some of the latest tablet offerings and learn about Hacking Stem Lessons with Hands-On Activities and using Minecraft in the classroom.
  B7. Update on Microsoft Licensing Agreement
Dan Racaniello, PCMG
Join us for an update on this year's MS Licensing Agreement. We will discuss any changes and updated pricing.
4:00 – 5:30 CAIS Social & Networking Featuring a Complimentary Reception
Get out there and Network! Relax, have some food and drink and reconnect with CAIS colleagues. (Click here for a view of our menu). Visit with our preferred vendors offering show specials on a variety of products and services as well as a whole range of additional exhibitors showcasing school-specific products and services.

5:30 pm

Raffles You must be present to win!

Registration fee: $15 per person