Category: Event Announcements

Coffee’s On ENA This Month!

ILTPP and Education Networks of America (ENA), a leading provider of technology solutions to education communities, are excited to announce a new, FREE webinar series around cloud computing, IT security, and video conferencing.

ENA began with a vision to provide Internet access to every school in Tennessee. The company has made that vision a reality by creating the first statewide K-12 network in the nation. Today, that vision has been greatly expanded, and ENA now delivers high-capacity and future-ready connectivity, communication, cloud, security, and software services to K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries across the nation. Join in one of these upcoming sessions to begin learning more about how ENA can help your school and have a free cup of coffee! Gift cards are limited to one per person.

Leverage the Cloud to Its Full Potential

Many districts are using cloud software tools for their email, learning solutions, and productivity tools. Those are great uses, but school districts have just begun to scratch the surface in terms of cloud computing and how it can be used to revolutionize their data and network security platforms. There are great benefits to moving to the cloud. During this session, ENA will outline the various ways the cloud can be used to cut costs, mitigate the impact of detrimental cyberattacks, and streamline operations. Learn how you can leverage the cloud for backups, storage, and access. ENA will also highlight cloud-based data analytics tools that can provide greater visibility into student device and learning application usage.

August 19, 2019
August 20, 2019

The Impact of Cyberattacks and How ENA’s Security Solutions Can Help Keep You Safe

As the size and scope of your network continues to grow, attacks from cyber criminals are exponentially on the rise. Short-handed IT staffs, an escalating number of interconnected devices, and the value of student data on the dark market make education a uniquely vulnerable and targeted industry for hackers. During this webinar, ENA will cover top cybersecurity threats and discuss why school districts need to consider integrating ENA’s unified threat management, DDoS mitigation, and security assessment services into their multi-pronged security approach.

August 27, 2019
August 28, 2019

Getting Started with Zoom

Ready to start using Zoom, but need some help? Drop-in with a Zoom expert who will take you through a high-level tour of Zoom and cover the basics to get you up and running. It’s as simple as logging in, scheduling a meeting, and finding the controls. Start Zooming today! Stick around to get all your burning questions answered through live Q&A!

September 5, 2019

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Andrea Kaufman
ILTPP Account Service Manager

The Conrad Challenge: The Ultimate STEM Competition


The 2019 – 2020 Conrad Challenge ignites science and technology dreams within students by utilizing a student-driven, project-based approach. This allows them to create unique, innovative solutions to real-world challenges. Who better to shape our future than eager students looking to improve the world they live in today?

With scholarship opportunities and an impressive competition, students between the ages of 13 and 18 have the chance to learn new ways to shape both the world we live in today, and the forseeable future. Teachers and industry experts volunteer to assist the students with the competition, creating a platform for science and technology solutions to global problems!

The Conrad Challenge allows students to develop workforce skills applicable to personal growth and ongoing global hurdles. This STEM competition’s sole mission is to change the world, while sparking science and technology ambitions within today’s young adults.

“With the right opportunity, students can actually change the way learning happens in schools, right here and right now.”
– Nancy Conrad, Founder and Chairman Conrad Foundation


Step 1: Gather Your Team! Students (ages 13-18) form teams of 2-5 participants, with a coach (age 18 or older) who supports them along the way. Teams may consist of students from the same or different schools, as well as students from across the world.

Step 2: Review the Categories: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, and Health & Nutrition. Unique challenges are still being finalized with our sponsors and details will be distributed soon. Read more about the categories here.

Step 3: Start Brainstorming! It’s never too soon to start learning and researching global issues in each chosen category. Then, start your team collaboration to invent a product or service that helps address this challenge!


The competition is now open and will run through October 31, 2019! TWO scholarship winners will receive $5,000 each for the best proposals submitted. The winners will be announced on December 1.

Applicants submit their proposals by answering a short list of questions. The total proposal must be concisely stated in 5,000 characters or less, which is about 700 words.

The Power of Surface in 1:1 Learning

See how Surface can transform your classroom with this On-Demand Webinar from Microsoft.

The versatile Surface device allows for adaptable teaching moments that empower individual teaching and learning experiences.

Surface offers students the most natural experience while transitioning seamlessly between an analog and digital world, eliminating traditional barriers that impact technology’s effectiveness in the classroom. It saves teachers instructional time and can replace multiple single-use devices. The two link in the pedagogy: The mix of intuitive handwriting input capability and computing functionality improve student learning outcomes and expand digital literacy for the next generation.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • How the three modes of Surface support student-centered learning.
  • Ways teachers can save instructional time in the classroom with Surface + Microsoft Office 365.
  • How Surface supports inclusion in the classroom.

See the power of Surface in action, in the classroom.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Simon Ibbitt, Account Executive

Summer of Relay Events

Relay: Lunch & Learn

Enjoy a catered lunch on Lightspeed Systems, network with your peers, and come away with solutions to the daily frustrations and challenges facing K-12 IT.

Freeburg Community High School District 77
401 S Monroe St.
Freeburg, IL 62243
June 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

It’s the Summer of Relay

Learn the power of Relay with training sessions from the experts!

Register now to join Lightspeed System‘s hour-long, FREE weekly webinars (Wednesdays, 10 AM CDT, from June 19–August 7).

If you wish to join a webinar but the timing’s no good, please register anyway; you’ll receive a recording via email to watch at your leisure.

June 19 – Getting Started

June 26 – Internet Access Policies

July 3 – Video Rules

July 10 – Reporting

July 17 – Safety Check

July 24 – Relay Rocket

July 31 – Classroom for Admins

August  7 – Classroom for Teachers

Showcase 2019: Save the Week

We are actively planning the 2019 Showcase Tour for the week of March 18-22nd. This statewide tour will feature the latest devices and the top interactive flat panels to integrate into your classroom. Stay tuned for more details as we finalize the locations and vendor partners for this annual event.

Let us know you are interested in attending this year’s event by completing this form.