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Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers
Monday May 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Barbara Nesbitt, Ph.D., Executive Director of Technology, School District of Pickens County, SC; Jan Mills, VP of Sales, ClassLink; Kimber Nelson, Instructional Technology Coach of Secondary Schools, School District of Pickens County, SC; and Betsy Masters, Instructional Technology Coach of Elementary Schools, School District of Pickens County, SC
Sponsored by ClassLink
With so many applications, devices, and distinct user requirements, the need for fast, equitable access to digital learning is now a must-have for school districts across the country. This endeavor has moved beyond the tech team’s to-do list and is now a strategic imperative for technology, instruction, and district leadership.
Watch an edWebinar that explores the need for high-quality single sign-on (SSO) in K–12, discusses the importance of security and rostering in our world of digital education, and provides useful tips for selecting the best solution for your district. School and district leaders will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenters
Dr. Barbara Nesbitt is an educator with over 30 years’ experience. Dr. Nesbitt has been a teacher, instructional and technology coach, consultant, coordinator and director. She is now the executive director of technology for the School District of Pickens County in South Carolina. She earned a B.S. degree in early childhood and elementary education at Liberty University; a Masters of Education in school leadership and policy studies at the University of Virginia; and a PhD in educational leadership at Clemson University. She has served on various boards including the K-12 Institutional Board for IMS Global and the National Council on Digital Convergence. Currently she is the chair of the IMS Global K12 Institutional Board. Dr. Nesbitt lives in Easley, SC with her husband. They have three sons in college.
Jan Mills, VP of Sales for ClassLink, spent 17 years with the Irving ISD as an educator and instructional technology director before leaving to work with various education technology companies. She has a master’s degree in instructional technology and has over 20 years of experience selling and leading sales teams in the K-12 marketplace.
Kimber Nelson is an educator with over 20 years’ experience. Kimber has been a classroom teacher, technology resource teacher, and is now the instructional technology coach for secondary schools for the School District of Pickens County. She earned a B.S. degree in elementary education from Clemson University, is middle level certified, earned a Master’s of Education in educational technology from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master’s of Education in secondary administration and supervision from Anderson University. Kimber lives in Anderson, SC with her husband. They have two children.
Betsy Masters is a 24-year career educator, spending most of those years in the elementary setting. As technology for the classroom becomes more readily available, Betsy has made it her mission to stay abreast of these ever growing and changing trends, while guiding and assisting others along her technology journey. She currently serves as an instructional technology coach for the School District of Pickens County in South Carolina. Betsy has degrees in elementary education from both Clemson University and Southern Wesleyan University. She resides in Six Mile, South Carolina with her husband and two boys.
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ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. ClassLink Roster Server easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.