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Education: The Digital Future      
The 41st Annual Conference
November 14-16, 2001
DoubleTree Hotel Monterey-Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, California

Breakout Session Descriptions
Microsoft Licensing 101
Tuan Nguyen, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Territory Managers will discuss the recent changes to Microsoft’s licensing programs and how school districts can select the most apporpriate solution to best serve their licensing needs. Among the programs that will be discussed will be Select, Open and School Agreement.
Accessing Student Data with PDAs
Frank Herwatt, Pleasanton USD
Using PDAS (Palm Pilots) to access student data. Programming PDAs for student data.
Project Management for IS Projects
Bernadette McGinnis and Robin Canale, CSIS
Utilizing Project Management best practices to improve performance on K12 projects: best practices in the areas of Scheduling, cost estimating, quality management, risk management, and communications.
VPN: Solving the Problem of High Speed Remote Access using Broadband
Brian Stockbrugger, Capistrano Unified School District
Case study on PBVUSD implementation of Cisco 3000 concentrator for client-side remote access acros broadband and dial-up services. Taking into consideration costs, resources, implementation, security, and managability. Will look at necessary network infrastructure, concentrator-side configuration and client-side configuration. Answering the question, "Is this solution the right for you?"
LANDesk Deployment Update, 1 Year Later
Charra Davolt, Elk Grove USD
An update on EGUSD's LANDesk deployment project, 1 year after rollout began. Discussion of issues and problems we have encountered deploying to Intel based and Macintosh based computers. See the improvements made on the Macintosh side by Intel.
The Evolving Help Desk
Bryan Williams, San Diego COE
Update on new services.
Telcommunications Discounts: E-Rate and CTF—Leveraging your Technology Dollars
Wayne Shimizu, Calif. Dept. of Education
An update on the E-rate and California Telconnect programs current issues and future program changes. Training materials from the Fall 2001 E-rate and CTF training will be available at the workshop.
Planning and Deploying 802.11b Wireless Wide Area Networks
Larry Schlocker, Evergreen School District
The process that the Evergreen School District used to connect their 18 remote networks to the District Office network using 802.11b wireless technology.
Versatile Video
Jerry Springer, San Joaquin COE
How to present your department(s) and services through the use of video vignettes. Very useful for presentations to the Board, your customers, your own department, and anyone else that uses, or may use your services.
SETS: Professional Development and Resources for Technical Support Staff
Todd Finnell, Imperial COE
This statewide education technology service is charged with providing training and support resources to those supporting technology in California schools.
CSIS: The Beat Goes On
Bob Friedman, Cheryl Taniguchi and Charles Burns, CSIS
Now in its second year of production: CSIS has provided more than $30 million in funding to districts and COE's; Every major vendor of SIS's within California is working to make their products "CSIS-capable"; More than 1 million students have CSIS identifiers; and, the beat goes on. Future funding plans, implementation experiences and an on-line demonstration will be shared.
Protecting & Keeping your Windows PC's Running with Deep Freeze
Vik Kanna, Faronics & Rick Corl, Marysville Joint USD
Deep Freeze is patent pending non-restrictive Complete Windows Protection Software. Find out how to balance the educational need of letting students have full access to the computer with the technical need of having the computers operational at all times. And find out the latest about Deep Freeze: Information will also be provided on the latest Deep Freeze Professional Features.
A District Model for Data Consolidation and Analysis Using The Learning Legend
Steve Carr, Hueneme School District
This workshop will demonstrate how the Hueneme School District uses a software solution to consolidate data from multiple nonconforming sources (e.g., attendance, classroom, district, and state test databases) into a single application for demographic and achievement analysis and reporting. This model supports the strengths of traditional SIS systems, while providing the benefit of flexability and power for site, district, and public reporting; program evaluation; and legal compliance.
Web Based Payments
Charles Bischoff, School-Link Technologies
The Internet is proving to be an efficient mechanism for schools to secure payments for school meals, transportation, athletics and other activities. This session addresses credit card acceptance in schools, liability issues, Internet data security, electronic funds transfers, and web-based financial systems.
Results from the Spring 2001 School Technology Survey
Nancy Sullivan, Calif. Dept. of Education
Come learn about what data collected from the spring 2001 school technology survey reveals about the status of technology in Calif. Schools. Hear how the CDE is using this data in its efforts to increase access to technology, and see a demonstration of the CDE website and the display and download features. You will also have the opportunity to provide input on proposed changes for 2002 survey.
SETS: Purchasing for Schools and Districts Through a Master Contract
Mike Mellon, Monterey COE
SETS project where districts/schools can buy from his master contracts.
Case Study: SAP Implementation at San Bernardino City Unified School District
Cindy Dyer, San Bernardino City USD
This presentation will chart the SAP implementation at San Bernardino City Unified School District by ea consulting. It will include the key considerations for back-office technology in a school district as well as the highlights and hurdles encountered in the course of the project.
Building the Phantom Tollbooth: Checkpoint Firewall-1/VPN-1 as an Internet Gateway
Chris Hall, CSIS
The process of designing and implementing a firewalled internet gateway. Encompasses a brief introductory discussion of Checkpoint Firewall-1 deployment and a description of the actual Checkpoint VPN-1 deployment. Includes an introduction to public-key and symmetric encryption, a brief discussion of standards-based key exchange and encryption, and a discussion of the challenges of providing windows network logon through a standards-based (IKE/IPSec) VPN tunnel with mobile users and off-the-shelf endpoint hardware.
Caching & Network Performance and Internet Filtering
Mike Groft, Dell Computer
Baldwin's "Teaching Technology" Program
Mark Skvarna
Building labs for the presentation of certification programs.
Network Technology Planning
Steve Werderman, San Diego COE
Share lessons learned in helping districts to plan for technology, with a particular emphasis on how he handles the poor, and resource constrained districts.
Digital Video Delivery
Chris Brawner, San Diego COE
Present what it takes to acquire/operate a video file server and to video on demand, and what sort of services can be expected from users of same service.
Standardization and TCO
Jim Gibson, Glendale USD
LAN-based Telephony
Ted Malos, Ventura USD
Ventura’s pilot test with the 3com NBX telephone system in March, 2000, has expanded to more than a dozen sites. Through presentation and dialogue learn about Ventura’s experience and plans for District-wide implementation.
Building a Messaging Platform with Exchange 2000
Rod Gode, Microsoft Corporation
Learn how to successfully migrate to Exchange 2000 from your existing mail systems from Microsoft Technology Specialist, Rod Gode. Rod will discuss how to leverage your current investment in Windows 2000 to provide a single directory for networking and messaging resources in building an enterprise ready, fully collaborative communication infrastructure.
To Outsource or Not to Outsource
Kim Paul, Network Catalyst
For many within California's K-12 educational technology community, that is not the question. The question now is: When and How? This presentation will focus on three critical issues - maximzing network uptime, ensuring management efficiency, and minimizing cost - that must be addressed before entrusting network operations with an outside expert.
"From Arson to CyberCrime: Securing Your School"
Linda Uhrenholt, Pacific Bell
With school security issues increasing at an alarming rate across the country, real-time school surveillance is essential to help minimize damage from violence, theft, vandalism and other improper school conduct. Explore the latest digital-video monitoring system that records and transmits simultaneously across local or wide area networks, including the Internet, providing live and recorded video to security personnel, administrators, and/or the proper authorities. This presentation includes resources from the National Institute of Justice and the California Department of Education.
CAL-Card, the Electronic Commerce Purchasing Solution
Roberta Hinchman, State of California DGS Procurement Division
This workshop will provide an overview of the State of California's Master Service Agreement for purchasing card services. Attendees will be given an understanding of a purchasing card program structure, the built in controls and program management information system reporting capabilities. Specific information will be provided on how the program works and how to implement a purchasing card program.
Microsoft Encarta Class Server
Elizabeth Thomas, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Encarta Class Server is a new curriculum management platform for grades K through 12 that combines high-quality educational content from leading publishers with anytime, any place access for teachers, students and parents. Unlike any other platform available to date, Encarta Class Server allows teachers to manage online five major teaching areas - curriculum standards, lesson plans, content, assignment and assessment.
Web Enabling Your HP e3000 Environment
Alvina Nishimoto, Hewlett-Packard Corporation
This presentation will focus on the different types of tools available for the HP e3000 to help you Web-enable and provide interoperability with your HP e3000. Portal Computing: A Vertical Portal to the Internet
Robert Iskander and Burl Hogins, VIP Tone, Inc.
The evolution of computing and information needs is fueling a new model for school districts: portal computing which leverages the power and flexibility of the internet to cost effectively and securely deliver learning and enterprise business applications to students, administrators, parents, and suppliers.
SETS: Administrator Training Rowland Baker, Santa Cruz COE
Administrator's training.
An Open Source Initiative for Student and Business Administration Software in K-adult
Jack Price and Michael Droe, Hacienda La Puente USD
The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District has developed and deployed a K-12 and Adult education student information system and is preparing to deploy a business administration system in January 2002. These systems are being made available to California public K-12 institutions as part of an open source initiative for free. This session will provide a brief demonstration of these systems followed by a discussion on architecture, licensing and support.
Bringing Technology to the Students Wirelessly
Dean Hodge, Bull Bridges for Learning
This presentation will focus on the wireless approach for bringing the internet to the student's desk in the classroom. The flexibility of wireless labs & laptops will be discussed.
Ted Malos, Ventura USD
Ventura's pilot test with the 3 com NBX telephone system in March, 2000, has expanded to more than a dozen sites. Through presentation and dialogue learn about Ventura's experience and plans for District-wide implementation.