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Summer School Webinar Series with Lightspeed Systems

Register today for the Lightspeed Systems Summer School Webinar Series running every Thursday beginning June 9th through August 18th. Each of these sessions will provide best practices, tips, and how-tos highlighting all the latest features. So bring your lunch and join in the conversation. 8/18 - Troubleshooting Tips     Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

ParentSquare: Learn What’s New for 2022-23

What are the latest innovations in school-home communications, and how are they helping schools and districts improve parent engagement? Please join us for an in-depth look at the ParentSquare platform, including several key features and exciting new enhancements. We'll give an overview of the ParentSquare platform and share how ParentSquare is helping schools and districts connect with parents to promote

Navigating Cybersecurity and Data Privacy with CDW

The rapid adoption of cloud technologies, an increase in competing security models and frameworks, and a challenging cyber insurance market have reshaped priorities for cybersecurity and IT leaders. Adding complexity, a shifting regulatory environment is forcing many organizations to reevaluate the systems and processes that are handling critical data. In fact, five new privacy laws

CrowdStrike Customer Story – Parkway’s Falcon Complete Journey

In 2021 there was an 82% increase in ransomware-related data leaks and over 170 adversary groups being tracked for their cyber activity. Every organization is at risk, and due to the data-rich environment, K-12 school districts are considered high-value mines for ransomware groups. Join our K-12 meeting as we feature Parkway School Districts CIO, Jason Rooks, as

58th Annual IASA Conference

Bank of Springfield Center 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL

Join us at the 58th Annual Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) conference is designed by Illinois superintendents for Illinois superintendents. This year’s lineup features dynamic keynote speakers, engaging breakout sessions, Ignite presentations, Women in Leadership, and other opportunities to connect, learn and support each other. General Sessions will once again be held on the

Equitable learning with advanced accessibility options from Microsoft

According to the Global Diversity & Inclusion Report published by Microsoft, more than one billion people worldwide have a disability or a specific need, making accessibility essential to a positive learning experience. However, one-third of students with disabilities do not have positive responses to how their school supports their needs. Microsoft Surface and Microsoft 365

Tech & Learning Leadership Roundtables: Making the Grade: Standards-Based, Traditional, or Both?

There has been a lot of conversation around the value of implementing standards-based grading in K-12 school systems. Research has shown that educators can accelerate students’ mastery of learning standards through meaningful and appropriate feedback, while experience has proven implementation and buy-in from stakeholders to be common challenges. As schools look to move beyond a

2022 IPA Education Leaders Annual Conference

Bank of Springfield Center 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL

Join us for the IPA Education Leaders Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2022, in Springfield, Illinois. As IPA reflect on the last year and looks to the future, they are celebrating the dedicated school leaders with the theme of Leaders of Hope! More than 750 school administrators from elementary, middle, and secondary schools from all over

Cyber Nightmares: Attacks, Breaches, and Leaks

The number of reported cyberattacks against K-12 has increased dramatically. Since 2016, the average amount of cyberattacks has equated to one attack per school day. With more than 90% of our nation’s school districts running a 1:1 initiative, our schools are more prone than ever to cybercriminal attacks and data breaches. Add in that 91%

Don’t Be Frightened of Student Data Privacy – Best Practices to Follow

Protecting student data privacy remains a priority for local and state education agencies across the U.S. The high number of education technology solutions in use and changing state legislation requirements make it challenging for districts to manage tools and maintain compliance. In this webinar, Jill Bronfman, Privacy Counsel from Common Sense Media, Melissa Tebbenkamp, Chief

What Wi-Fi 6/6E Means For Your Network

Join CDW to learn the benefits of Wi-Fi 6/6E and how next-gen wireless can positively impact your business. Hear about real-world use cases, best practices for maintaining an optimal network, and how we wrap all this together with CDW services and Meraki ecosystem partners. Speakers will discuss; Evolution of Wireless Wi-Fi 6/6E Benefits Use Case

IETC 2022

Bank of Springfield Center 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL

For 29 years, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC) has provided countless professional learning opportunities geared toward all educators, IT staff, and administrators. At the heart of our event, we focus on technology integration strategies, engaging instructional practices, digital tools and resources, and emerging trends. In other words, IETC is the best place to

K-12 Cybersecurity for the Future of Learning

Join in the live panel discussion and demo with ManageMethods as they discuss how to protect district data from modern threats. Many IT leaders believe that their network firewall and content filter are enough to protect district data. In truth, your district’s data is stored outside your network in cloud applications, such as Google Workspace

Association of Illinois School Library Educators Conference

Tinley Park Convention Center 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL

Join us for our 2022 AISLE Conference, Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5, 2022, at the Tinley Park Convention Center. ILTPP will be exhibiting at booth 406 on Friday, November 4th, make sure to stop by and say hello! This year's theme is AISLE A.C.T., where they will focus on the foundations of the school library profession: advocacy,

Becoming that One Trusted Adult for Students! (Edpuzzle Live)

Don't miss our next #EdpuzzleLive Event: Becoming That One Trusted Adult for Students! Join Edpuzzle hosts Stephanie and Kate on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. ET as they chat with educator and coach Brooklyn Raney. They'll discuss the profound impact that a trusted adult can have on influencing today's young people toward positive

2022 Joint Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL

Recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences, the Joint Annual Conference is a premier training event for school board members, administrators, and business officials. Attracting thousands of attendees and school leaders, the event is held annually in November at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (co-headquarters), Sheraton Grand Chicago (co-headquarters), and Swissôtel Chicago. The

Create a Great Wireless End-User Experience

The best Enterprise campus networks are only as good as the underlying WLAN. Too often, business operations and application services don’t go as planned because employees and visitor devices fail to connect or connect poorly to their Wi-Fi. Furthermore, IT staff struggle to quickly solve these issues as legacy WLAN architectures and their network tools

Classroom Tech Tour by Bluum

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - North Shore Conference Center 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie

Join Bluum technology advisors and over 25 leading technology innovators to see the latest in education technology and services being used to transform teaching and learning.  Experience the latest technologies supporting digital wellness, social-emotional learning, safety, and security. Plus, everything to create a digitally responsive classroom environment – including devices, audio-visual solutions, STEM, and more! 

Designing Your School’s Network in 2023

Join the ByteSpeed and RUCKUS webinar as they cover considerations when designing your wired and wireless network in 2023! They will also discuss commonly asked questions about the 6 GHz, Wi-Fi 7, AFC, WPA 3, as well as the options for outdoors. Attend the live webinar for a chance to be entered into one of

Promoting the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communications skills through PBL.

Join the Samsung Education team of passionate educators as we explore ways to connect with students across devices to empower interactive, immersive learning.The 1 hour moderated monthly virtual professional development sessions offer a variety of topics to enable educators to deliver dynamic lessons, spark active learning and inspire better learning outcomes for all students. Each

Evidence – Districts Demand It, Do You Have It?

Districts and states are required to spend federal and stimulus funding on “evidence-based interventions,” and indeed, the demand for K-12 solutions to show evidence of effectiveness is growing louder as educators are faced with addressing unfinished learning. K-12 solution providers must be ready to answer the call for evidence but often feel overwhelmed at the

How to Safeguard Your Students from Suicide, Cyberbullying, and School Violence

With a nationwide student mental health crisis and school violence epidemic, Hays CISD recognized that their 20,000 district-provided devices could do more than support academics. The technology could provide insight into students needing support. By partnering with Lightspeed Systems, Hays CISD was able to revolutionize their student safety system and build collaboration across district departments.

Trafera’s Lunch & Learn

Prairie Fire Grill 206 S Vine St, Heyworth, IL

Join us on December 15th for a complimentary lunch, and learn how Trafera can partner with you on the technology that drives today’s-and tomorrow’s -classrooms. Discussions and Insights Making Technology Stick: The Importance of Long-Term Planning and Support Empowering Educators With The Skills and Tools Needed to Transform Learning Cyber-Safe Solutions at School, Home, and

It’s All Fun & Games: Samsung

Join the Samsung Education team of passionate educators as we explore ways to connect with students across devices to empower interactive, immersive learning.The 1 hour moderated monthly virtual professional development sessions offer a variety of topics to enable educators to deliver dynamic lessons, spark active learning and inspire better learning outcomes for all students. Each

Shifting Students to the Center of Learning with Dr. Caitlin Tucker

Join Edpuzzle hosts Stephanie and Kate on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. CT as they chat with blended learning expert Dr. Catlin Tucker and explore the workflows that help educators shift from teacher-led to student-centered instruction.   *Earn 1 hour of PD credit for attending this session through EdPuzzle. Contact your dedicated Account

2023 Trends – Challenges You Should be Aware of and How to Prepare for Them

Join the Lightspeed Systems panelists on Tuesday, January 17 at 11 AM CT for a panel discussion on the biggest challenges that will affect schools in 2023—covering how to solve these challenges and leverage opportunities in the year ahead.    Prepare for 2023 with the trends that will impact K-12 education and actionable insight on

CDW Education Classroom Technology Showcase – Lincolnshire, IL

CDW - Lincolnshire 75 Tri-State International, Lincolnshire, IL

Join CDW Education for the 2023 Classroom Technology Showcase and discover what the top manufacturers have to offer all in one place. CDW Education partners will display their most sought-after devices, AV equipment and accessories, and systems for you to experience first-hand. In attending a showcase, you will: Have direct access to representatives from the

New ways to personalize learning with Surface for K-12

Across the country, the digital education model has shifted to prioritizing unique learning experiences. Learning devices have helped accelerate that shift, providing a safe and personalized way for students to build future ready skills. As K-12 schools explore new ways to improve outcomes, devices that are easier to deploy and come equipped with improved functionality will

Engaging Students with EdPuzzle

Are you still wondering how to regain your students’ attention after winter break? Are you trying to find ways to increase knowledge retention and improve homework completion? EdPuzzle is a great tool that can help keep students engaged, hold them accountable, and allow them to learn at their own pace. Come see how for yourself!

Kami 101 Open Forum Session

Join Kami Expert Oliver Tingling for a Free Training Session Have you never heard of or used Kami before? Then this is the session for you. Learn how to open documents in Kami and use the most popular tools and features. Before this Kami Session, make sure you have signed up for a Kami account