District CIO

Florida Technology Manager Named President of Statewide Group

Matt Frey, an education manager in Brevard Public Schools, was recently inducted as the president of the Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders. The council promotes cooperation and communication among district and state leaders who impact technology use in Florida.

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Senior Network Specialist

Mesa Public Schools

Mesa, Ariz.

Director of Education Technology

Department of Education

Indianapolis, Ind.

Network Technician Level I

Meridian School District 2

Meridian, Idaho

2013 Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Conference

Monday, March 11, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013

San Diego, Calif.

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013

Las Vegas, Nev.

STEM Award

Mary T. Barra, General Motors’ senior vice president of global product development and an active supporter of STEM, will be the first woman to receive the 2013 Industry Leadership Award from the SAE Foundation, a global charity supporting STEM learning.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Appoints Brook Colangelo CIO

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the appointment of Brook Colangelo as chief information officer (CIO). Colangelo joins the company from the Executive Office of the President of the United States, where he held the role of CIO since 2009.

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Increase Engagement, Accountability, and Tech-Readiness with Portable Interactive Technology

In Arizona’s rural Cottonwood Oak Creek School District, 70 percent of students receive a free or reduced-price lunch. Because many students do not have the resources at home to learn about and interact with technology, the team at Cottonwood wanted to foster improved technology skills, while also promoting student engagement in class.

Implementing Dynamic Location-based Internet Content Filtering

A robust network that allows students and staff to access the internet is critical for every school district. However, to protect students and comply with CIPA and local regulations, a multi-strategy approach with reporting, monitoring, and flexibility tools is essential.