FEBRUARY 14, 2012 MEETING MINUTES - GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

10:00 - Pre-Meeting Activities
Tour of GACS* - Dr. Misty Overman, JH Principal and Chair of iLearn Committee
Computer Science Teachers Pre-session - Reinald Yoder, Marist

11:00 - Kickoff with GACS
Welcome & Philosophy - Dr. David Fincher, President
Overview of Technology - Dan Voelzke, Director of Technology

11:15 - Featured Session: Social Media Promises and Perils
Panelists: Laura Deisley (Lovett), Stefan Eady (Darlington), Patrick Allegra (HIES), Tony Perez (AGS)
Backchannel for Social Media Panel: http://todaysmeet.com/aate_gac
Navigating the ever-changing social media landscape in order to maximize learning benefits and prepare students to be responsible users and contributors to society -- while minimizing distraction and danger -- is a tricky and moving target. Join us for a lively discussion about how different schools and individuals are managing this complex challenge. Bring your questions and your thoughts to share!

12:00 - LUNCH & Business Meeting

12:40 - SMACKDOWN - bring a site or resource to share in 2 minutes!
Smackdown: http://bit.ly/AATEsmack11

1:00 - Breakout Sessions*
Session A: Imaging Solutions
Dan Voelzke (GACS), Andy Morris (Woodward), Kyle Johnson (St. Pius) and Jason Podhorez (Blessed Trinity)
Join us for an overview and panel discussion about various imaging solutions including Ghost, FOG Open Source Imaging, Windows Deployment Tools and Casper, a credentials-based “push” solution for Mac environments.

Session B: Managing Apps/Share the Load
Julia Osteen, Tech Integration Chair, GACS
Slideshare for Managing Apps Breakout Session: http://www.slideshare.net/josteen/aate-meeting-february-2012-managing-appsshare-the-load
As schools deploy mobile devices in larger quantities it is even more important to manage the use and access of the apps that are being made available to students on those devices. Learn some beginning steps and questions to consider regarding app management. We’ll close out with an “App Swap,” so bring your favorite learning apps to share!

Session C: Online Learning with Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate)
Shelley Woodward, High School Foreign Language Teacher, GACS
Slideshare for Blackboard Collaborate Session: http://www.slideshare.net/mobile/shelleywo/blackboard-collaborateaate-feb142011
Learn how one teacher extends the classroom beyond the physical walls. Using Blackboard Collaborate the possibilities are only limited by your own thinking. This is a BYOL/BYOD session. Shelley will take you through how to use the Blackboard Collaborate environment.