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2019 CETPA Annual Conference - Featured Speakers
Featured Speakers
Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones

Executive Director, Technology Services, Sacramento County Office of Education

 Jerry Jones is the Executive Director of Technology Services at the Sacramento County Office of Education.  He has worn many hats over his 30 years of service in Education Technology in Sacramento.  He has experience building virtual infrastructures, managing storage area networks, dabbled in web application development, and was SCOE's systems administrator before becoming the Director of the core technology department in 2001.

Steve Monahan
Director, Information Technology Services, Butte County Office of Education

Steve Monahan is the Director of Technology for Butte County Office of Education. Steve brings 17 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and has a diverse background in education, with extensive experience in networking, instructional and enterprise computing, and telecommunications. At Butte County Office of Education, he oversees the Information Technology Services department, sets Information Technology direction, and coordinates infrastructure and service delivery across the county. He is responsible for the Butte Technology Advisor Group which supports education applications, enterprise data, research support, teaching and learning, user support, infrastructure, communications, and information security.

3:00-4:45 pm

Is your organization REALLY prepared for a major disaster?

Are you working on developing or updating your Disaster Recovery Plan but need some help? Want to make sure you've thought of everything? Or better yet, do you know you need one but keep putting it on the back burner because it's time consuming and difficult to create?
In short, are you REALLY prepared for a major disaster if one struck today without warning?
Our session will cover a recent real world disaster situation, the Camp Fire, and the valuable lessons the Butte County Office of Education learned while assisting the Paradise School District in recovering their data and services. This session will cover a list of important items you'll need to take into account when developing your own Disaster Recovery Plan, the differences between a Disaster Recovery and a Business Continuity Plan, ways you can use Cloud services to fill gaps in your DR Plan, and important backup strategies you'll need to consider if you have hosted email or other hosted data in the Cloud.
The CCSESA Technology Steering Subcommittee is currently working on developing resources that will help County Offices and Districts develop and implement their own Disaster Recovery Plan. This information will be shared as part of the presentation along with a Disaster Recovery template preview and other items the committee is developing. Don't miss this important session if you are in charge of (or involved with) creating or supporting a Disaster Recovery Plan for your agency.
This session will be presented by Steve Monahan, the Director of Information Technology Services for the Butte County Office of Education, and Jerry Jones, the Director of Technology Services for the Sacramento County Office of Education, both of whom are co-leading the CCSESA TSC Disaster Recovery Plan Subcommittee.

BIO: Jerry Jones is the Executive Director of Technology Services at the Sacramento County Office of Education. He has worn many hats over his 30 years of service in Education Technology in Sacramento. He has experience building virtual infrastructures, managing storage area networks, dabbled in web application development, and was SCOE's systems administrator before becoming the Director of the core technology department in 2001.

Amy McLaughlin
CoSN Cyber Security Project Director & Director of Information Services / Student Health Services, Oregon State University


After the Sky Falls: Surviving and Thriving After a Cybersecurity Breach

Bio: Proactive prevention of security incidents and breaches is a great approach, but are you ready to respond in the event these efforts fail? Is your district ready to deal with the aftermath of a student data breach? This session provides practical strategies to prepare for and successfully navigate a cybersecurity breach in your district.
Identified at high school graduation as the person most likely to lead a ban on hair spray products, Amy found her professional niche when she integrated her commitment to education and learning with her passion for cybersecurity and technology. A 20+ year veteran of state, local, and federal government and public education employment with 15 years of management and leadership experience in information security and student data privacy. Amy is currently the project lead for the CoSN Cybersecurity and Smart Education Networks by Design (SEND) initiatives, and the Director of Information Services for Student Health at Oregon State University. she is also an experienced K-20 educator and Adjunct Faculty member at Chemeketa Community College. She holds a Master of Science in Information Technology Management and a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy. She is also a CoSN Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) and an ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Sonny Magana
Founder, Magana Education

8:00-8:45 am

Education’s Moonshot: Doubling Student Achievement with the T3 Framework

Despite billions of dollars spent equipping classrooms and schools with the latest digital technology, the impact on student achievement remains frustratingly low. Award-winning educator and pioneering researcher Dr. Sonny Magana will share the T3 Framework for Innovation from his best-selling book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies. The T3 Framework categorizes technology use into three distinct stages: T1) Translational, T2) Transformational, and T3) Transcendent. The sequence of strategies in the T3 Framework empowers modern learners who thrive when given multiple opportunities to creatively transfer their knowledge in order to improve their world. Systemic adoption of the T3 Framework is helping whole learning systems realize the largely untapped potential of educational technologies to generate collective efficacy by catalyzing students’ current and future learning readiness.
The T3 Framework was synthesized from Dr. Magana’s 35-year inquiry which endeavored to uncover the most reliable methods for enhancing teaching and learning with digital tools. The strategies in the T3 Framework have an observed effect size of ES=1.6 (Magana & Marzano, 2013; 2014; Magana, 2017; Magana, 2018; Magana, 2019). Dr. Magana’s research methods and findings underpinning the T3 Framework have recently been inducted into The University of Oxford Research Encyclopedia for Education. The T3 Framework for Innovation has been hailed as “a visionary work; truly inspirational,” (Marzano, 2017), a “brilliant breakthrough in our understanding and use of technology for learning” (Fullan, 2017), and, “a major step forward…the T3 Challenge is a powerful, credible, and exciting challenge: Let’s do it!” (Hattie, 2018).

BIO: Dr. Sonny Magana EdD
Dr. Sonny Magana is an award-winning teacher, best-selling author, and pioneering educational technology researcher. Painstakingly synthesizing four decades of groundbreaking research into his latest book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, Dr. Magana introduced the T3 Framework for Innovation to wide international acclaim: “A visionary work; truly insightful and inspirational!” (Robert Marzano, 2017); “A brilliant breakthrough in our understanding and use of technology for learning” (Michael Fullan, 2017); and, “A major step forward; Magana’s T3 Challenge is credible, powerful, and exciting; let’s do it!” (John Hattie, 2018). Dr. Magana’s research methods and findings underpinning the T3 Framework were recently peer-reviewed and inducted into The University of Oxford Research Encyclopedia for Education.
Dr. Magana founded and served as Principal of Washington State’s first CyberSchool in 1996, a groundbreaking blended learning program that continues to meet the needs of at-risk students in Washington. An avid musician, yoga practitioner, climber, and bee keeper, Sonny was awarded the Milken Family Foundation Educator Award and the Washington Governor’s Commendation for Educational Excellence. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Stockton University, a master of education degree from City University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University. He has successfully climbed, and descended from, the highest peaks in his home state of Washington.

Greta Noble
Greta Noble

Senior Program Specialist
Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center
Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Brendan Montagne
Brendan Montagne

Program Specialist
Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center
Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center

9:00-9:45 am

Don't have a Cyber-security Snow Day: No-Cost Cyber Resources

BIO Greta Noble: Greta Noble is a Senior Program Specialist for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). She also manages the accounts of the hundreds of MS-ISAC members throughout the Western U.S., supporting their overall cybersecurity posture. She co-chairs two MS-ISAC workgroups, Application Security and Mentoring.

Noble is a member of the Stakeholder Engagement team, and works with our nation’s State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) governments, providing free cybersecurity resources and services to enhance their collective posture.

Prior to CIS, Noble worked in the renewable technology field. While leading the marketing team and programs, she developed and managed solar projects across the Northeast. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from Marist College, and an MBA from Union Graduate College (now Clarkson University).


BIO: Brendan Montagne: Brendan Montagne is a Program Specialist for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC). He is a member of the Stakeholder Engagement team providing U.S. State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal (SLTT) governments with free cybersecurity resources and services to strengthen their cybersecurity posture.

Montagne manages the accounts of hundreds of MS-ISAC and EI-ISAC members throughout the country, with a focus on Western states, to support their collective mission of stronger cybersecurity. He co-chairs the Mentoring Workgroup, which focuses on pair experts in the cybersecurity field, in hopes of continuing the education of all members of the community.

Keith Krueger
CEO, CoSN (Consortium on School Networking)

10:00-10:45 am

Inventing the Future of Learning

One of the best ways to think about the future of learning is to start by inventing the future you desire. Explore how visionary leaders can design the future of teaching and learning by leveraging emerging technologies. Hear what leading global experts from the new Driving K-12 Innovation initiative feel are the key trends accelerating technology in education, the hurdles impeding technology in education, the accelerators shaping ed tech and the most important technology trends today for learning. Finally, peek into our crystal ball and see what key trends and technologies, including findings from CoSN national surveys on infrastructure and IT leadership, that you need to understand and leverage if we are to more personalize learning going forward.

BIO: Keith R. Krueger, CAE, serves as CoSN's chief staff officer overseeing all activities and works with Board of Directors to set strategy and vision; serves on the CoSN Board of Directors and executive, Personnel, and Finance Committees; works with the CTO Council, Emerging Technologies, international activities, Nominations and Bylaws, Awards, Meetings and Events, Technical and standards Committee and Policy Committees. Keith has an MA in Communications from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a BA in Political Science from the George Washington University.

Kelly May-Vollmar
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Desert Sands Unified School District


Connect: moving beyond devices to ensure connection and equity

Devices in the hands of students have little impact if teachers are not trained to integrate technology effectively within the lesson design. The Connect initiative moves beyond devices to ensure connection and equity. In developing the Connect initiative, our district addressed devices, internet access at home through an LTE network, and teacher training. This session will describe the processes and strategies used to involve multiple departments, ensuring that cross department teams worked together to make decisions and plan professional development.

Bio: Kelly May-Vollmar, Ed.D. is the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD). Previously Dr. May-Vollmar served as the CIIO for Desert Sands and prior to that as a site Principal. Dr. May-Vollmar serves on the CoSN Digital Equity Educator Advisory Panel and the Chief Technology Officer Council. She is passionate about bridging the divide that often exists between curriculum and technology departments and working to integrate technology in a way that truly benefits students.

Diana Graber
Co-Founder & Author, CyberWise

3:00-4:45 pm

Teaching Students to Use Tech Safely & Wisely


Technology issues—social media drama, gaming “addiction,” sexting, cyberbullying, plagiarism, and more—increasingly demand an educator’s time and attention. After experiencing this firsthand in 2011, Journey School (Orange County’s first community-initiated charter school), developed an in-classroom middle school program, called Cyber Civics, that teaches students how to use technology safely and wisely. In this fast-paced, interactive session, Cyber Civics founder Diana Graber will guide participants through hands-on lessons in digital citizenship, information literacy, and media literacy. Attendees will discover how an education in “digital literacy” meets educational standards and satisfies new legislation (the “California Media Literacy” bill was recently passed in CA), and why schools in 42 states use this program. Participants will leave with actionable strategies and lessons to share with their own schools.

BIO: Digital Literacy educator and advocate Diana Graber is the cofounder of Cyberwise, a leading online safety and digital literacy organization. She is also the founder of Cyber Civics, the popular and innovative middle school digital citizenship and literacy program currently being taught in over 40 US states, as well as the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Africa. Cyber Civics, the first-of-its-kind, comprehensive middle school program, has been recognized as an “Innovation in Education” finalist by Project Tomorrow. Both Cyberwise and Cyber Civics were launched after Graber earned one of the first-ever master’s degrees in a new field of study called “Media Psychology and Social Change.”
As a media producer who has been involved in numerous award-winning projects, Graber is part of Graber Productions, a video and film production company launched by her husband, an eight-time Emmy recipient. She resides with her family in Capistrano Beach, CA, and can often be found on her mountain bike.

Barrett Snider

Partner, Capitol Advisors Group

8:00-9:45 am

Key Policy Debates Affecting Technology & Schools

After a decade of explosive expansion, technology in schools is now ubiquitous. Everything from payroll, to HVAC and security systems, to student/employee data and pupil instruction, is dependent upon technology. Accordingly, more attention is being paid to these issues in Sacramento than ever before. This session will explore the key policy, budgetary, and political debates affecting technology in schools.

BIO: Barrett Snider has spent nearly two decades working in California politics and is a founding partner of Capitol Advisors Group, where he manages the daily government relations operations of the firm. His diverse experience in both legislative advocacy and political campaigns provides clients with valuable industry expertise and strategic political consulting. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with degrees in Political Science and Communications.

BIO: Nick Romley has been working in government relations on behalf of public schools for nearly a decade. Mr. Romley supports CETPA by tracking legislation, analyzing bills, monitoring various committee hearings and State Board of Education and California Department of Education meetings. A native of California, Mr. Romley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis.

Nick Romley
Legislative Analyst, Capitol Advisors Group