SIGTC is the MACUL Special Interest Group for all educators in technology leadership roles. This includes district, school and classroom Curriculum & Technology Leaders. All educators concerned with the effective use of technology are invited to participate. SIGTC has addressed a variety of issues over the years. It has focused on technology-based professional development, integrating technology into the curriculum, technology planning and budgeting, trends in developing technologies and technology leadership certification.
MACUL 2013 Conference PreConference Sessions:
(MSBO Required STM Course):
- SIGTC 1: Implementation & Planning (Full Day)
How to plan for technology, including forecasting future needs and implementing new systems. This session will provide a more detailed look at technology planning than offered in the other courses and will provide tips and methods for evaluation of new and existing technology. The emerging use of distance learning technologies and other professional development opportunities for staff will be addressed.
- SIGTC 2: Implementing a Successful 1:1 iPad Solution with Casper MDM & Apple Configurator
Fraser Public Schools moved from a PC to MAC/iOS environment this past summer and implemented a 1:1 iPad initiative. This session will provide an overview of considerations Fraser needed to determine a solution for and why. Considerations included wireless infrastructure, filtering, insurance options, parent communications, parent opt in/out plans, security, staffing models for technology and instruction, Apple TV, deployment models (under 13, over 13, 1:1, shared, etc), professional development, and more.This session will also provide an overview of how Fraser Public Schools determined its need for an MDM solution, what features and functionality were desired and why. We will provide a live overview of Casper, our MDM of choice, including the features and functionality we are utilizing. We will also provide a live overview of Apple Configurator and the critical role they both play in our App deployment strategy.