Single Sign-On and Rostering: Why Districts Are Going in a New Direction
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Larry Jones, IT Network Administrator, Greeneville City Schools, Greeneville, TN; and Megan Uotila, Director of Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Sponsored by ClassLink
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Join us for this edWebinar to learn from one of Tennessee’s top-performing school districts where teachers and students enjoy fast, secure, and equitable technology access for all. From single sign-on and rostering to communication and training, their keys to unlocking edtech’s potential ensure the door is always open. Find out how….and how you can do it too.
Larry Jones, IT Network Administrator at Greeneville City Schools in Greeneville, TN, and Megan Uotila, Director of Instructional Technology at ClassLink, will demonstrate:
- Why school districts are moving away from in-house and/or inflexible systems to a customizable single sign-on option for students and teachers
- How this change creates a fast, easy, and sustainable win for the district while meeting the needs of instruction along the way
- Why factors such as security, flexibility, and expanding resource libraries are driving districts towards next-gen platforms
- How individualized access is leading to organizational improvements in utilization
- How analytics as a function of single sign-on and rostering is informing strategic level decisions
Larry will share success stories with ClassLink, the leading single sign-on platform in education today. Learn about the importance of access, the value in an inclusive approach to sign-on, and the essentials for realizing the full potential of digital learning. Larry will give a first-hand account of what it’s like to evaluate, implement, and manage a robust single sign-on, class-rostering, and analytics platform.
School and district leaders, IT network administrators, directors of technology, and CIOs will benefit from attending this session. There will be time to get your questions answered after Larry and Megan’s presentation.
About the Presenters
Larry Jones is the IT network administrator for the Greeneville City Schools in Tennessee, a position he has held for 21 years. He served in the United States Marine Corps as an F-4 (Phantom) plane captain (crew chief). He saw his first personal computer while in the Marine Corps and knew that was the career path he wanted to pursue. He has worked in IT for over 36 years. Before coming to the Greeneville City Schools, he worked for a variety of system integrators in East Tennessee. The district is considered to be an innovator for instructional technology. Greeneville’s IT team has earned numerous national, state, and regional awards for excellence in their technology program. He holds three post-secondary degrees: an A.S. in computer science, a B.A. in religion, and a Master of Divinity degree. He currently also serves as the pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Mohawk, Tennessee, a position he has held for over 26 years. He is happily married to Angela, a retired educator. They have one son, Adam. He enjoys all things related to technology.
As a director at ClassLink, Megan Uotila supports domestic and international school systems helping to implement the use of technology in classrooms, make technology simple and easy to use, and ultimately improve learning outcomes and student achievement. In her six years at ClassLink, her success has been driven by consistently sharpening her ability to hear the voice of her customers and identify their unique needs. Megan brings extensive experience acquired over 15 years in consultative sales, marketing and customer service. Her unique expertise to align strategies, procedures and products with organizational goals is supported by her background in behavioral science as a researcher and graduate of the University of California, Irvine. Coming from a family of school district leaders and administrators, K-12 education is a natural fit for Megan and where she strives to make a difference.
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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.