CFTTC 2020
March 2 - March 4, 2020

 
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Adkins, Melissa
Lamar County School District






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:05:PM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
Encounter AI And Get Acquainted

“WithGoogle” is where Google showcases coding experiments using Chrome, AI, AR, WebVR and much more. The site also includes tools and resources to help inspire others to create their own experiments. Because artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to impact and be a major influencer in our lives, students need to understand how it works and have the ability to have a role in developing those artificial intelligences. Bring your device and come explore some of the experiments that easily fit into the k-12 setting and can help you and your students explore and learn about how artificial intelligence works.


Adkins, Melissa
Lamar County School District






Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Encounter AI And Get Acquainted

“WithGoogle” is where Google showcases coding experiments using Chrome, AI, AR, WebVR and much more. The site also includes tools and resources to help inspire others to create their own experiments. Because artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to impact and be a major influencer in our lives, students need to understand how it works and have the ability to have a role in developing those artificial intelligences. Bring your device and come explore some of the experiments that easily fit into the k-12 setting and can help you and your students explore and learn about how artificial intelligence works.


Agard, Adam







Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Using the OPAC / TestGenius Testing and Certification Program

Biddle’s OPAC® TestGenius® System is a comprehensive PC and office skills testing software package offering student certificates that can be accessed online and printed on demand. Attendees will be shown how to prepare students for the competitive job market by offering assessment and certification of their skills proficiency in keyboarding, Microsoft® Office®, data entry, spelling, financial, and other business-related skills.


Allen, Shamiko





Co-Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Jones, Dr. LaToya Sterling

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Using National Certifications for an Improved Workforce

Assessment Session Overview: The Mississippi National Certification Initiative (MNCI) grew out of the need to align programs of study to industry-recognized, national certifications, where a certification exists. The expected outcome of the MNCI is to close the skills-gap and increase employment of Mississippians seeking middle-level jobs.

Curriculum Session Overview: This session will provide an overview of the curriculum process and what you can expect during a curriculum rewrite. Attendees will learn the about the curriculum writing process.



Benjamin, Carlena
Northeast MS Community College






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Everyone Can Create an Active Learning Culture

As technology in the classroom becomes more prominent, there are limitless ways to get students involved in the creation of content. Not only do students advance their own learning when they create content, they provide resources for other students which leads to peer learning. This session will offer ideas into how to effectively incorporate technology in the classroom by putting the tech into student hands to actively create content. I will share how students using the application Stop Motion Studio allowed me to identify misconceptions in student learning, the application Adobe Spark Post allowed me to get to know my students on a more personalized level, and how the process of sketchnoting allowed my students to make connections between learning objectives and personal experiences. I will share how the use of a green screen has turned my students into the teacher and highlight how the application Seesaw has given my students the opportunity to create a digital learning journal. Finally, a portion of the presentation will highlight how anatomy and physiology Honors students used Pages on the iPad to create a digital dissection manual that will be shared with the world. My goal in sharing my teaching and learning experiences and the learning experiences of my students during this presentation is to demonstrate that everyone can create an active learning culture.


Britt, Margaret
Copiah-Lincoln Community College






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Artificial Intelligence vs. Natural Intelligence, Who will win?

Come and learn what Microsoft Office, artificial intelligence, and natural intelligence have in common. Attendees will be introduced to how artificial intelligence has been used to develop intelligent smart art, intelligent photo cropping, intelligent resume creation and other useful features in the newer versions of Microsoft Office.


JACOBS-BRANSON, VICTORIA







Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
How and Why Do You AI?

The growth of AI-related jobs far outpaces the increase in the number of interested and capable job seekers, according to the Indeed job search site. Almost half of enterprises cited skill shortage as a barrier to AI adoption, a recent O’Reilly survey found. Early exposure to AI concepts and teaching basic skills is seen as critical. To get ahead of the increasing need for AI skills, at the earliest level possible, Community Colleges should include more course offerings in dual enrollment courses. To increase the number of skilled workers, more AI classes should be offered in adult programs. Today's session will delve into AI, to include the background and history, trends, emerging markets, and how educators can assist in its growth to meet the needs of future generations. Links to educational programs which do not require licensing will be available and presented, as time permits.


Branch, Victor
MSU-CAVS-Extension






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
STEP: 2.0: The Right Direction for Industrial Technical Careers

S.T.E.P.P: is a collaborative effort among Nissan North America, Inc , Entergy Ms , Mississippi State University's (MSU's) CAVS Extension (CAVSE), the Mississippi Department of Education's (MDE's) Offices of Vocational Education and Workforce Development and seven (6) Mississippi school districts. The program is designed to introduce the students and instructors from the school districts to the latest Technology Applications used at Industrial manufacturing. The major components of the program are: • Robotics Certifications/Robotics Competitions • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC ) • Mechatronics • Work Keys Certification. • Duel Credit Partnership with Community College The students complete a minimum of 100 - 150 contact hours throughout the school year including completion of a final project to demonstrate their comprehension and application of these technologies.


Butts, Alyson







Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Online Testing System Best Practices

This session will provide a review of the NCCER Testing System best practices with opportunity for Q&A around the implementation of online testing.


Butts, Alyson







Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Online Testing System Best Practices

This session will provide a review of the NCCER Testing System best practices with opportunity for Q&A around the implementation of online testing.


Burge, Dylon
PUE






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 3:10:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
Inexpensive Virtual Reality for K-College Classrooms

During this session, we will dive into some Virtual Reality resources that are either free or very inexpensive. My presentation will cover the following: - Google's Art and Culture - Google Tour Building - Google Expeditions - Google Earth - Merge Cubes


Collum, James
Pearl River Community College






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
The New Realities of Active Learning

In the past few years, we have seen a rise of augmented reality and virtual reality software and hardware. This includes lower-cost standalone virtual reality headsets that no longer require expensive gaming computers to be effective. Augmented reality applications and games like Apple’s measure application, Snap Chat filters, and games like Wizards Unite show the ability for the general public to accept and use augmented reality daily. This session will give examples of how institutions and instructors can integrate augmented and virtual reality into their current coursework. Schools can take advantage of virtual reality headsets and coursework specifically designed for education, use students' mobile technology to enhance lessons with augmented reality, or use a combination of mixed reality to meet their individual needs. We will discuss free and paid options that schools can integrate into a variety of coursework, including career and technical education, general education, and online education.


Drane, Walt







Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Maintaining Test Integrity of Online Exams to Ensure Valid Certification Results

Career and Technical Education (CTE) professionals have a high standard to maintain when it comes to protecting the integrity of industry certification exam delivery. Test security threats are ever-changing; this is true with more exams being delivered in online environments. This session will expose participants to different types of test threats to the online certification exam administration process. Test fraud occurs when inappropriate behaviors give an individual an unfair advantage over another’s when taking a test. While cheating and test theft make up the bulk of test fraud that testing programs can expect, there are several other test security risks that may also be encountered. To ensure valid and reliable certification exam results, CTE professionals should implement a framework of prevention, deterrence, and detection, and reaction solutions to combat test fraud. Solutions such as test center controls, exam proctoring, onsite monitoring, web and social media monitoring, data forensics analysis, and testing irregularity reporting protocols will be discussed.


Franks, Dean
USM




Co-Presenters: Donielle Stephens, Jon Beedle

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
Enhancing Reading Motivation using Augmented Reality STEM Texts

This one-hour session will focus on experiential reading engagement using AR texts on a range of science and technology topics such as the solar system, dinosaurs, bugs, and robotics. Activity: Participants will take time to interact with AR texts and create a poster using a topic selected from AR texts supplied by presenters. The poster will focus attention on a single topic from the provided AR texts. Session Outline: Introduction to AR texts and overview of reading motivation (5 minutes) Instructions for activity (5 minutes) Hand out instructions Review instructions Hand out materials Activity- creating a poster emphasizing 1 topic from a selected AR text (30 minutes) Gallery Walk with Post-it notes to comment on groups’ posters (10 minutes) Group Reflections (5 minutes) Sharing one key take-away from session (5 minutes) After taking part in this session, participants should take away new ideas about how reading motivation can be enhanced by making use of AR STEM texts in the classroom.


Jenkins, Mark
Mississippi Community College Board




Co-Presenter: LaToya Rembert-Sterling, Ph.D.


Time: -
Location:
Breaking Silos: A collaborative Approach Expanding AR/VR Professionals

The purpose of this session is to find collaborators who are interested in expanding AR/VR in their colleges. This session is a three fold session to determine 1. Saving money on training materials (build once use many times) 2. Save lives during training 3. Explore the advantages of using VR and/or AR by participating as a reviewer and tester of programs selected by subject area.


Jones, Elizabeth
Jackson State University




Co-Presenter: Amal K. Mitra

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Quality STEM Education for Female Undergraduate Students

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) projected that in the next decade the fastest growing occupations in US are in healthcare, personal care and service, computer and mathematics, and technology, meaning the need for STEM skills. In our research, we address the issue of U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4: Quality Education, specifically on gender equity in STEM education and research. We propose a bridge program targeting the underrepresented female students in Mississippi, starting in two community colleges in rural, Mississippi Delta and in two comparison urban communities in Jackson. We will evaluate effectiveness of some problem-based educational interventions, tuition support, and mentoring in enhancing students' success in STEM disciplines at community colleges. After graduation, under the bridge program, the students will complete their degree in one of the STEM disciplines at Jackson State University, where their academic achievements and research in STEM will be monitored. This research will make a big impact on technology education, among other STEM disciplines, for minority female students.


Jones, Dr. Kimberly





Co-Presenters: Shamiko Allen, Dr. LaToya Sterling

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Using National Certifications for an Improved Workforce

Assessment Session Overview: The Mississippi National Certification Initiative (MNCI) grew out of the need to align programs of study to industry-recognized, national certifications, where a certification exists. The expected outcome of the MNCI is to close the skills-gap and increase employment of Mississippians seeking middle-level jobs.

Curriculum Session Overview: This session will provide an overview of the curriculum process and what you can expect during a curriculum rewrite. Attendees will learn the about the curriculum writing process.



Khan, Abu
Jackson State University






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:05:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Performance of Technology Based Instructional Methods in STEM Courses

This session is designed for instructors of undergraduate STEM courses. In an effort to choose a proper and effective method of teaching, an instructor invariably encounters a multitude of approaches suggested by a large number of researchers. These methods are shown to be more effective and better compared to the traditional approach as evidenced by field data collected from students. Instructors often feel obligated to use technology in their adopted method of teaching irrespective of the concepts to be highlighted in the course. They often do so to stay updated with the popular belief that somehow use of technology does a better job in students’ understanding when compared to traditional instructor-based learning. Reliance on technology ranges from total (entire course) to hybrid (supplemented with other approaches). Comparisons of effectiveness of such prevalent methods in terms of student performance as observed in several courses will be presented. Examples of dependence of effectiveness of these instructional approaches on variation of concepts, background knowledge of students, and specific goals and objectives of courses will be provided.


Lewis, Natasha
Northeast Mississippi Community College






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:05:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Extended Reality (XR) in Education

The Extended Reality (XR) option is a two-year program that offers training in virtual/augmented reality. Opportunities for employment for students with this expertise in Information Systems Technology include state and federal government, telecommunications industries, internet-based companies, and computer consulting. An Associate in Applied Science degree is earned upon successful completion of the Extended Reality (XR) curriculum. The Extended Reality (XR)curriculum will allow the student to obtain a Unity certification. Unity certifications are known throughout the IT community as one of the best ways to break into the information technology field and build a solid career. Unity Certified User certification objectives are built into the curriculum.


Lum, Bradley
Mississippi Prison Industries Corporation






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Shaping the Future of Reentry and Workforce through Technology

Mississippi Prison Industries Corporation (MPIC) clearly understands the need to implement innovative training that will reduce recidivism and lead to long term sustainability. Through our reentry and workforce training initiatives, the use of technology will benefit returning citizens by preparing them to reentry society. As a key component of our H.O.P.E. (Helping Offenders Prepare for Exit) Plan, MPIC has spearheaded an effort to build sustainable, employer-driven pathways that prepares returning citizens with skills within correctional facilities through virtual reality, coding, and other software development applications. This session will focus on how MPIC is unlocking opportunities and creating a unique reentry and training experience through this innovation platform.


Mitra, Amal
Jackson State University






Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
IS LEAD POISONING STILL A PROBLEM IN MISSISSIPPI?

In a changing world, with modern technologies and advances in science, we do not expect that lead poisoning is still a number-one environmental threat to public health. Unfortunately, Mississippi State Department of Health identified 23 counties at “high-risk”. By analyzing 42,372 records of Mississippi children we identified that the proportion of African-Americans (AA) with high blood lead level (BLL) was higher than that of whites (5.6% vs. 3.1%). The 2000 census data was used to calculate the percent of pre-1978 housing units in each county. There was a significant but weak correlation between BLL and housing units > 50 years old (r = .10, p <0.001). Again, the 2000 census data has indicated that the median household income was inversely but weakly correlated with BLL (r = -.12, p <0.001). Similarly, BLL was inversely correlated with the median rent (r = -.086, p <0.001) and median value of the house (r = -.091, p <0.001), meaning the poor were at higher risk of lead poisoning. On average, 26% of Mississippi children live below the national poverty level. This explains the need for addressing the issue of lead poisoning further in poor minority communities in Mississippi.


MiBEST, Staff
Mississippi Community College Board






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Azalea Ballroom C
MiBEST Meeting




Mortrude, Judy
World Education, Inc.




Co-Presenter: Sandy Crist


Time: -
Location:
Integrated Education & Training: Program Design and Delivery

Integrated Education & Training: Program Design and Delivery in an Adult Career Pathway System This session will create awareness and collaborate on emerging approaches and best practices that provide adult education activities concurrently and contextually with workforce education and career technical education. The goa of the session is to obtain feedback from adult education, workforce education, and career technical education practitioners/administrators to assist MCCB with understanding the progress and challenges to date around Integrated Education & Training (IET) implementation.


Pate, Amy
Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Nearpod VR in secondary and higher Ed.

This session will focus on the uses of Nearpod at both the Secondary level and the Higher Education level. This session will feature Nearpod VR field Trips, Live and Student-Paced lessons, and other assessment tools built into the program.


Parker, Mary Jo
University of Houston-Downtown






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Azalea Ballroom B
Workforce Development Using Mentored Research, 3-D Printing & Robotics

This proposal will describe a multi-age approach to training and educating STEM underrepresented populations, representing pre-college, undergraduates, and ready-to-graduate students. Training descriptions will include: training for upper division and PhD research leaders in 3-D printing using Fusion 360 CAD, research laboratory/occupational training including robotics and life/physical sciences, and career soft skill training. Leadership, team building, and occupational skills will be developed through instrumentation usage within the lab setting, such as: 1) Fusion 360-CAD and 3-D Printing training, 2) inverted microscopy use, 3) microscope use, 4) robotic arm, raspberry pi, and arduinos for use for control and instrumentation, 5) cozmo robots for swarm artificial intelligence, 6) centrifuges for microbiological use, 7) electrophoresis gel and PCR, and 8) use of learning management systems as portfolio sites.


Powell, Jeffrey
Northeast MS Community College




Co-Presenter: Bobby Moore

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
NEMCC Afterschool – Bridging the Gap

Learn how NEMCC Career Development Academy is helping bridge the gap between high school and college. Learn how the afterschool, program operates an award winning robotics team.


Powell, Jeffrey
Northeast MS Community College




Co-Presenters: Michelle Baragona, Chris Murphy

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom C
NEMCC Apple Distinguished School

Learn how NEMCC embarked on a journey five years ago and is now nationally recognized as an Apple Distinguished School. We will take you on a journey to learn what it takes to become an Apple Distinguished School and it’s not about purchasing product!


Rosenlof, Rich







Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom H
Software and Computer Technology Certifications with Certiport

Certiport is dedicated to helping people excel and succeed through certification. We will discuss how tailored learning, practice tests, and industry certifications from sponsors such as Microsoft, Autodesk, Intuit, Adobe, and EC-Council can be implemented successfully to empower students and job seekers with the skills required for a life-long career. Come learn about new certification programs and other developments at Certiport. Our globally recognized credentials are aimed at enhancing individual productivity, marketability, and value.


Saxon, Gay
Hinds Community College




Co-Presenter: Katherine Puckett

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Azalea Ballroom D
Carrots, Eggs and Coffee

Change happens - whether we want it or not. Leaders have a key role in creating a change-ready team to manage continuous change. Leading through change can be stressful, frustrating and difficult. This fun,interactive session will provide insight on how people respond to change and positive ways to manage change. This session will provide information on how to effectively communicate change, overcoming resistance to change, and how to cope with change. Being prepared and using an organized approach can lead teams to embrace change and focus on positive outcomes.


Sesser, Andrew
East Mississippi Community College






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 3:10:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Extended Reality and Your Students

Breaking down barriers in Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality. Getting started and building a pipeline for future workers. How can XR development happen at my campus when we do not have all the programs needed to offer the XR AAS? Collaborations and XR Clubs on campus.


Smith, Trevor
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College






Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
All About Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain technology is the most revolutionary development in the computing world to happen in a generation. Although it is most associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, this remarkable innovation is set to radically impact institutions ranging from logistics to education. Simply put, it is poised to change the lives of everyone on Earth. This presentation will explain what, specifically, blockchain is, and how it differs from traditional computing and database architecture. It will include a beginner level technical overview, as well as a range of examples of how the technology has already been successfully implemented. Importantly, the presentation will explain the means by which blockchain technology will soon have a dramatic impact education. All educators should become familiar with what is coming to be called the "blockchain revolution." This presentation will use simple, straightforward language and will include a question and answer period.


Sumrall, William
University of Mississippi






Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 9:10:AM - 9:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Redesigning a STEM-Based Distance Ed Course for the 21st Century

This session reviews recent revisions made to an online course EDCI 616 Science-Technology-Society (STS) in the Classroom offered through the University of Mississippi’s Department of Teacher Education and Academic Outreach. Based on updated and newly created assignments that use additional technologies (e.g., Google Applications, Zoom teleconferencing, Voki animations, Padlet, etc.) an overview of the course will be presented. Development of a final exam that required students to create videos that served as a means to assess and account for student participation will be included. Using Voki to create/present famous animated scientists, building invention timelines through Google Slides, developing co-authored science serendipitous event related lesson plans through Google Documents and using volunteer Zoom teleconference sessions to make an asynchronous course more synchronous are additional topics. Specific instructor authored peer reviewed publications focused on STEM and Project Based Learning will be overarching course/presentation emphasis areas.


Thompson, Helen
Northeast Mississippi Community College






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom G
Join the MOM Squad: A web-based, free, customizable homework system.

This homework is completely web-based so there is no need for students or teachers to download anything. The system works seamlessly with Canvas to provide single sign on for students and auto-reports grades to your Canvas gradebook. MOM also works with Blackboard and provides a pretty nifty test generator. For those who have an interest in coding, you can customize and randomize problems just the way you want them. MOM is a community of teachers and IT professionals that share content and ideas. MOM is perfect for math, science, psychology, accounting, and business courses but assignments and tests can be written for any discipline. Entire OER courses developed by other MOM users are available for copy. Let me be your guide to this extensive and very useful resource.


Thompson, Jim
Holmes Community College






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 3:10:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom B
Queen Victoria's Obsession: Early Stereoscopes and the Advent of VR

The session follows a timeline of progression of 3D and VR technologies from the 19th century to today. We will discuss the mechanics behind 3D images VR, and AR, with attention to currently available products and software applications.


Workforce, Team







Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Azalea Ballroom B
Workforce Development Using Mentored Research, 3-D Printing & Robotics




Staff, Howard
Howard Technology Solutions






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Howard Technology Solutions




Orndorff, Dr. Amanda





Co-Presenter: Apple Education Team

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 1:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Preparing Students for today's Mobile Workshop

Industry and business is moving towards modernizing today's mobile workforce. Come hear how Apple is utilizing iOS solutions to meet these demands and empowering students with a digital skill set to be competitors in a global enconomy


Team, Apple





Co-Presenter: Apple Education Team

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 8:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
iPad for Educators

This session is designed for educators wishing to increase proficiency with an iPad and learn about the most current features. Educational workflows will be demonstrated as well as more in depth ways to use Safari, Siri and Notes in the classroom. If bringing your own device to follow along, please update to the most current version of iPadOS - 13.X


Team, Apple





Co-Presenter: Apple Education Team

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Mac for Educators

Designed for educators wishing to increase proficiency with the Mac and learn about the most current educational features. Educational workflows will focus on creation of educational media objects - audio and video recordings, presentations, .pdf docs, Books (ePub or iBooks) and others. If bringing your own device to follow along, please update to the most current version of macOS - Catalina.


Team, Apple





Co-Presenter: Apple Education Team

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:45:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Everyone Can Code

We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So we’ve designed a program that lets anyone learn, write, and teach code. This session will explore Apple’s Everyone Can CODE initiative.


Team, Apple





Co-Presenter: Apple Education Team

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:15:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom D
Apple in Education

Learn more about Apple’s perspective on education, trends from across the educational landscape and how Apple technology is enhancing teaching and learning for all students.


Team, Apple





Co-Presenter: Apple Education Team

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:45:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Academic Workflows on iPad

A demo of the power of iPad to enhance teaching and learning. Highlighting apps such as Classroom, Keynote, Pages, Books, Clips, Notability etc while also including iPad functionality and accessibility.


A & E, Team
A & E




Co-Presenter: A & E Team

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:10:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
A & E




Blackboard, Team
Blackboard




Co-Presenter: Blackboard

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 2:30:PM - 3:10:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
Blackboard




Check Point, Team
Check Point




Co-Presenter: Check Point Team

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 1:00:PM - 1:25:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Check Point




ConvergeOne, Staff
ConvergeOne






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
ConvergeOne




Webster, Jim
C Spire






Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Time: 10:00:AM - 11:15:AM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
C Spire Tech Movement – The Technology Resource Challenge

C Spire’s heart in is Mississippi and making a difference here now and for the future. This includes an investment in our children, the workforce of the future. During this session we will discuss the challenges that Mississippi and the rest of the country face as it relates to demand for technical resources and qualified candidates. We will review the programs that C Spire has both initiated and supports, that have and will continue to impact the lives of students around our state. In conjunction with our K12 schools, community colleges, and universities, C Spire and has formed alliances and partnerships that will surely make a difference in Mississippi.


MNJ, Team
MNJ




Co-Presenter: MNJ Team

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 1:35:PM - 2:00:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
MNJ




Reed, Jay
Palo Alto Networks






Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:40:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom E
Palo Alto Networks - More Than Just a Firewall Company

Palo Alto Networks(PAN) is well known for creating the first Next Generation Firewall and continuing to evolve its NGFW technology at a leading pace. However, what is not known about Palo Alto Networks is that the company also has products in other areas of security that are considered best of breed. These security products include security integrations with SaaS, Cloud, containers, server-less computing and more. In addition, we also have SASE, SOAR, and XDR(PAN branded) products as well. This can all seem very complex or new, but this session is here to explain many of these products and how they can help you secure your environment now and in the future.




Telecom, Team
The Telecom Audit Group




Co-Presenter: The Telecom Audit Group

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Time: 4:00:PM - 5:40:PM
Location: Magnolia Ballroom F
The Telecom Audit Group