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How to Conduct a Successful EdTech Audit Without Breaking the Bank or Losing Your Mind
Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Suzy Brooks, Instructional Technology Director, Mashpee Public Schools (MA); and April Hughes, Account Services Manager, CatchOn
Hosted by Monica Cougan, Product Marketing Manager, CatchOn, ENA
Sponsored by CatchOn
This presentation is an edLeader Panel and CE certificates will not be provided.
It’s estimated that U.S. school districts now spend over 13 billion dollars a year on educational technology. With such a significant investment being made by schools across the nation, it’s imperative that education leaders possess a clear understanding of how their EdTech purchases are being used in their classrooms and can articulate in quantitative terms the impact their investments are having in relation to student performance. During this edLeader Panel, Suzy Brooks, Instructional Technology Director at Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts, will share tips and recommendations for successfully conducting an internal EdTech audit. She discusses eye-opening trends she’s discovered in her own district through the auditing process and share how she’s leveraging the findings to save money, create targeted professional development plans, and produce positive outcomes in the classroom.
This edLeader Panel will be of interest to school and district leaders of kindergarten through high school.
About the Presenters
Suzy Brooks serves as Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. Additionally, she provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators at local, regional and national venues. Her work in blended learning, student engagement, and social media has been featured by EdWeek, NBC News’ Education Nation, Instructor Magazine, Intel, ISTE, ASCD, Tech & Learning, and the NEA. Currently, Suzy is a visiting lecturer at Fitchburg State University, a MassCUE Pathfinder and the Massachusetts ASCD President. Suzy holds a B.S. from Bridgewater State University and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Lesley University.
April Hughes, Account Services Manager at CatchOn, is an experienced sales and business development leader who has worked in the telecommunications, technology, SaaS, and education industries. April specializes in generating new revenue and driving growth for startups and multinational organizations alike. April’s previous experience includes Director of Business Development for CrescentLink Solutions, a leading fiber mapping software company, and education business development with Encore Technology Group, a system integrator
About the Host
Monica Cougan serves as Product Marketing Manager at ENA. She joined ENA in 2012. With over 30 years of experience in technology integration, Monica oversees ENA’s partner program and product marketing initiatives. Monica’s prior work with education and the integration of technology in schools and districts helps guide ENA’s work with education partners offering outstanding programs to our schools. She has extensive experience in building collaborative network opportunities, specifically videoconferencing and collaborative technologies. Monica continues to support national organizations advocating for the effective use of technology and supporting the needs of our education and library communities.
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CatchOn is a user-friendly data analytics tool that collects real-time data on every device, enabling school districts to make data-informed decisions about the apps and online tools their educators and students are using. In 2018, CatchOn joined forces with ENA, a leading provider of comprehensive technology solutions to education institutions and libraries across the nation. Collectively, CatchOn and ENA leverage their respective resources and expertise to deliver critical services and solutions that help school districts produce positive outcomes in the communities they serve.