IT Summit Sessions

IT Summit

June 10, 17, and 24

Recordings and Resources

Day 1 – Wednesday, June 10, 2020

9:00 am - 9:50 am /// SPF, DKIM, and DMARC for Gmail or O365

Recording

Slide Deck

The use of SPF, DKIM, and DMARC can help protect your Gmail or O365 domain from being used for email spoofing. Protecting against email spoofing will lower the possibility for your users becoming the victims of phishing, ransomware, or other cyber-related scams through email.

Presenter
Chris Wherley
Network and Technology Services Coordinator
Learning Technology Center of Illinois

Bio: Chris Wherley is the Network and Technology Services Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Prior to joining the LTC, Chris was the Director of Technology at an Illinois K-12 Public School District for 21 years and gained a broad knowledge of technologies such as G Suite, Chromebooks, iPads, networking, wireless, VOIP, servers, and virtualization. He also supported classroom teachers in their use of technology devices and applications. In his role at the LTC, Chris identifies and develops services and resources, provides technical and consultation support, and leads and facilitates professional learning events for Illinois Districts and Schools. Chris holds the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) credential from COSN. Chris works out of the Sangamon/Menard Regional Office of Education #51 in Springfield, IL.

 

 

 

10:00 am - 10:50 am /// Laying the Foundation for G Suite Security Best Practices

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2020 Google for Education services offer

Let’s get back to basics. Security in G Suite starts with some foundational settings in the Admin Console to best control what type of Apps will have access to your domain, how users login and more User and Device settings. Building off a solid security foundation helps mitigate many potentially harmful situations and empowers G Suite Admins to dive deeper with Security Tools such as G Suite Enterprise for Education. Participants will investigate their own domain to see if their security foundation is solid or shaky. You will leave with security best practices and how to implement them in your own domain.

Presenter
Tom Woods
Google for Education Training Lead
Amplified IT

Bio: Tom Woods is a Google Cloud Certified Administrator, Certified Deployment Specialist, and Amplified Admin with over 24 years in IT and 17 years in K-12 education. Tom brings unique insights into the planning, implementation, and support of Google for Education in the K-12 space. His experience includes 14 years in a large Ontario K-12 district where G Suite and Google for Education was introduced in 2009 and has since grown into one of the largest installations in the province by Tom and his team. Joining Amplified IT 4 years ago, he now assists schools across North America and leads our Consultancy team of experts.

 

 

 

 

11:00 am - 11:50 am /// Introduction to G Suite Enterprise for Education

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2020 Google for Education services offer

G Suite Enterprise for Education offers additional enterprise-grade capabilities designed for small & large institutions, customized for education. The three core pillars of this suite are Advanced controls for administrators, Enhanced analytics and search and Enterprise-grade communication tools. Learn how Enterprise for Education can help your school or district gain more insight, visibility and ability to mitigate and remediate threats and investigate issues.

Presenter
Tom Woods
Google for Education Training Lead
Amplified IT

Bio: Tom Woods is a Google Cloud Certified Administrator, Certified Deployment Specialist, and Amplified Admin with over 24 years in IT and 17 years in K-12 education. Tom brings unique insights into the planning, implementation, and support of Google for Education in the K-12 space. His experience includes 14 years in a large Ontario K-12 district where G Suite and Google for Education was introduced in 2009 and has since grown into one of the largest installations in the province by Tom and his team. Joining Amplified IT 4 years ago, he now assists schools across North America and leads our Consultancy team of experts.

 

 

 

Day 2 – Wednesday, June 17, 2020

 

9:00 am - 9:50 am /// Chrome Management and Printing from Chrome

Recording

Slide Deck

Have you rolled out hundreds or even thousands of Chromebooks and need an easy way to setup, manage and maintain them? Come learn the ins and outs of settings, services and tools that’ll make your life easier as a Domain Admin. Learn how to report on your entire fleet seeing versions, status and usage details ensuring optimum ROI. We will also showcase settings in the G Suite Admin Console that will truly harness the power of any Chromebook, Bit, Base, Box and Browser! The session will finish with a roundup of the current state of Printing from Chrome and options you have going into the new year.

Tammy Groff
Google for Education Training Consultant
Amplified IT

Bio: Tammy started at Amplified IT in 2019 after working as Director of IT at a small private school where she completely replaced the entire network and wireless infrastructure of the school, security cameras and migrated the entire school to 1:1 chromebooks. Prior to working at Amplified IT, Tammy also worked on many global project initiatives and managed the Identity and Access Team for a very large health insurance company. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Project Management and plans to graduate in Spring 2021. She greatly enjoys training and working with schools to follow EDU security best practices in their G Suite Environment.

 

10:00 am - 10:50 am /// Modern Management for Windows Devices (Part I)

Recording

Microsoft Intune for Education for Faculty Trial
Both Intune for Education and Intune (Endpoint Manager)
https://signup.microsoft.com/Signup?OfferId=5eec053c-cc40-4cd5-a06a-ea8d75cf2686&ali=1

 

This is a 2-part presentation with the continuation being next Wednesday at 10 am.

Are you looking to enable modern, cloud-based management of Windows PCs, but not sure where to start? Join this session to learn how you can modernize management with Intune and Intune for Education. You will see the latest methods Microsoft has to share on the deployment and management of Windows 10, Office 365 and Windows Updates. We will also cover creating provisioning packages for “imaging” without an imaging solution.

Jodie LeFever
Modern Workplace Specialist
Microsoft
Bio Information: LinkedIn

 

 

11:00 am - 11:50 am /// Practical Data Security Practices

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Slide Deck

As we are all preparing for SOPPA, in this session I will provide a perspective of some security practices our district has put in place around, transparency of programs (tools leverage for this), vetting of new online tools, development of data services and data sharing agreements and development of SOPPA documentation. During this session I will provide examples of this work, look into the tools we are using to accomplish this in our district and roadblocks along the way.

Michael Arensdorff, CETL
Senior Director of Technology
Oak Park School District 97

Bio: Michael has served on the IETL board for the last two years. During that time he has supported the board through professional learning event planning, presented at multiple sessions, and served as the membership lead during the 2019-2020 school year. While in District 97, he has led the district in the implementation of their 1:1 iLearn program, a joint fiber project with the Village of Oak Park, project managed the renovation and addition of 45+ learning spaces and led work around many cyber and data security practices. He has also attained his CETL during the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Day 3 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020

9:00 am - 9:50 am /// Getting Started with Cybersecurity - Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls and Implementation Groups

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CIS CSAT Dashboard

This session will explore the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls and the Implementation Groups as they relate to implementing cybersecurity into your K12 IT environment.

Chris Wherley
Director of Technology Services
Learning Technology Center of Illinois

 

 

10:00 am - 10:50 am /// Modern Management for Windows Devices (Part II)

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MDM Fundamentals Security and Modern Desktop Jeremy Moskotwitz
ISBN 978-1-119-56432-4

Are you looking to enable modern, cloud-based management of Windows PCs, but not sure where to start? Join this session to learn how you can modernize management with Intune and Intune for Education. You will see the latest methods Microsoft has to share on the deployment and management of Windows 10, Office 365 and Windows Updates. We will also cover creating provisioning packages for “imaging” without an imaging solution.

David Termunde, M.Ed.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/davetermunde/
With years of experience managing networks for both education and commercial applications, David Termunde now serves at the Chief Technology Officer for Arbor Park School District 145 located in Oak Forest, IL. Holding a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, David has built a strong technology team putting students and staff first when it comes to 21st Century classroom technology needs. Arbor Park has moved to 1:1 with SurfaceGOs, iPads, and SurfacePROs within the past year with David’s leadership. Being a Microsoft School District, he has implemented many Microsoft tools including the entire Microsoft 365 suite including Teams, Intune, OneNote, and Office.

Christopher Kmiecik
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-kmiecik-public/
Christopher serves as the Modern Device Management Coordinator for Arbor Park School District 145. Christopher graduated from Moraine Valley Community College with a degree in Computer Science. He is currently completing his BS degree from National-Louis University. Christopher manages all of the 1:1 devices for Arbor Park including SurfaceGOs, PROs, iPads, and Chromebooks. Christopher is well versed in Microsoft Intune’s MDM solution. This includes the deployment, configuration, and management of all of the devices.

11:00 am - 11:50 am /// Windows Virtual Desktops (Azure WVD)

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Azure Hour

Come meet with Microsoft specialist in Azure to learn more about Azure Windows Virtual Desktops (Azure WVD). We will have an overview & community discussion about how you can set-up and manage multi-session Windows 10 deployment that delivers full a Windows 10 with scalability, Windows 7 desktops and apps with a unified management experience with free Extended Security Updates, and bring your existing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Windows Server desktops and apps to any computer.

Sundar Ramakrishnan
Account Technology Strategist
Microsoft
Bio Information: LinkedIn

Jesse Biehl
Cloud Solutions Architect
Microsoft
Bio Information: LinkedIn

 

What is a Virtual Summit?

This three-day virtual event will consist of live, webinar style presentations using Zoom. Each 50-minute session will also be recorded for on-demand viewing for a limited time. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with each speaker as well as fellow participants during the live session.

Topics are carefully selected by IT staff based on needs. The topics address Google, Microsoft, cybersecurity, data privacy, imaging, inventory, patching, and open-source solutions.

It’s your opportunity to explore new tools and strategies needed to support and improve your district’s technology infrastructure. Best of all, you can get an early start on summer technology projects by networking with others who may be doing similar projects in their districts.

Register for all 3 half-days of virtual presentations and attend as many sessions as you wish.

Dates: (all times 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
June 10
June 17
June 24