Action-Tracy and Cory to follow up
Attending: SEDC-Kevin Chapman, Troy Lunt, Jason Eyre, Josh Kleinke, Edna LaMarca, Cory Stokes, Chris Haught. IVC-Troy Bradshaw, Travis Terry, Barry Bryson, Tracy Davis, Rick Gaisford, Charlie Roberts
Train the Trainer: The group discussed the involvement of the tech directors when cc’d form teacher training requests. Jason suggested more lead time when setting up training if possible. Troy discussed the difficulty with including the school tech person, and SEDC will include them when scheduling school trainings.
SEDC trainers will cc the trainers to include them.
Action- Directors will send lists to Cory of contact people that should be included in the services listed in the SEDC training catalog.
The group discussed doing a Train the Trainer in June with all districts here at SEDC and doing follow up in the districts.
There was no new info, superintendents are pushing for stronger WPU.
Security Breach Bill:
Troy is working with Rick on an overview of this bill and he will provide the document once it’s complete.
Cory and Josh are working on the erate RFP. Jason and Tracy asked if there would be a choice of vendors, yes, this why we have an RFP. Cory and Josh will add Millard to the current filing and possibly charter schools.
Action-Meet May 3 from 10-2, please send agenda items to Cory or Jim
Josh has it set up and will continue to work on it.
The group felt the retreat was well organized and very informative, big thanks to SESC for their efforts. The group discussed holding the 4 region retreat every other year and doing a single region in between.
Cory share the results of the SEASAT surveys.
Clint will continue to work on. Kevin suggested looking at Nebo’s one page AUP.
Action-Clint will locate Nebo’s
Disaster Recovery Plan:
SEDC sent out the draft in December fro feedback, none was received. Jason suggested looking at UPS vendors, added to SWATT agenda.
Action-Cory to resend.
Meeting May 17 to discuss goals and logistics
Josh update the timeline sent to directors and reported on current status.
SEDC has sent out RFP’s for trainings on CCNA, Cisco, PMP, Windows Server etc to do online training.
The group agreed to continue to meet at 2pm and use Webex.
Sexting and Social Media:
Tech Directors should contact SEDC if they would like help with trainings on faculty use of social media
What can we do to continue to offer IT Endorsements to teachers and get support from USOE.
What courses could be offered next year? (Intro to Computer Science, Programming, White Hacker). Charlie suggested strengthening the focus on tech support from Cybercorps students in the schools. SEDC will continue to look at options.
Clint is scheduling instructors for Boot Camp and will be in touch.
Ed Tech Endorsement:
The group agreed that there was a need and would support.
Action-Cory will set up a plan and present to bSWATT.
bSWATT September 15, 2015
Jason Eyre, Clint Stephens, Troy Lunt, Cory Stokes, Josh Kleinke, Scott Harpster, Chris Haught, Edna LaMarca
IVC-Travis Terry, Tracy Davis, Troy Bradshaw, Charlie Roberts
Discuss Tech Standards Doc
Cory reviewed the doc with the group and the group made suggestions (see doc)
Review Action Items from Last Meeting on Aug 18
Regional e-rate support
Districts/Charters that are interested need to complete form by Nov 1.
iBOSS Training / MDM etc.
Training scheduled for November SWATT meeting November 3
There are 20 schools signed up, 2 are out of the region, classes will start on September 16.
Research 2 Write-LSTA Grant
Chris reported that we are on track and will be starting with Iron next month
Josh and Jim are working on storing WordPress installs at UEN
Cory will work with other service centers to create agenda
Quickticket for the SEDC office
Scott will send out more info soon.
Firewall Next Steps
Scott will continue to work with schools, will follow up with Troy B. Scott will look for other support resources with Palo Alto.
Cory asked directors to please complete the survey as soon as possible
Netsafe next steps
The group discussed ways to implement, Edna will look at both bills (HB213 and HB298) to clarify requirements for schools regarding netsafe training.
SIS RDP open to the world
Request from Garfield, decision was made to use VPN, Scott will work with Jason.
The group discussed the need to update the current AUP’s, directors need to discuss with their superintendents. Charlie suggested we look closely at adding BYOD topics.
Completing the Disaster Recovery Plan
Directors will meet Dec 1 to review plans as a group
Smart Board Discussion
Jason had questions about which models others were using and were the flat monitors worth using, the others agreed that they were not. Travis suggested using an eBeam. Charlie discussed the different models and the fact that Chromebooks with Chromecast allow students to project from their computer. Cory will set up a Chromecast Demo for SWATT
Cory updated the group on the pricing he received, are districts interested in getting?
The group discussed the various pricing offered by different vendors for like items, Josh will create a database to be used to compare pricing and provide information to the group.
Current and Upcoming Regional Events that Involve bSWATT
bSWATT Sept 15, Oct 13, Nov 17, Dec 8, Retreat Jan 26,27, Feb 16, March 22, April 19, May 17, June 14, and July 12
CyberCorps Roll Out Meeting Aug 18
ESL, Math, Reading Level I and Reading Level 2-Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesay Through the Middle of May using IVC
Ed Technology PLC Every Third Tuesday 3PM over IVC and SEDC Office
STEM Endorsement once a week on Thursday afternoon using IVC
SEDC Board Meeting-Sept. 16
CETL Exam Session Sept 30
TCC Meeting in Nebo
SWATT/T-Forum Meeting Nov 3
SUECON: Nov. 6-7
SAINTCON Oct. 27-30
Millard’s and Iron’s Tech Department Evaluation Nov/Dec 2015
4-Region Retreat: Jan. 26-27
Secretaries Conference: Feb. 10
SUMS Conference: March 2
Autism Conference: April 23
Administrators Conference: June 1
Legislators Steak Fry: June 8
ISTE National Conference: June 26-29
URSA: July 13-15
Those in attendance: