We invite you to CENIC’s annual conference, The Right Connection, on March 18-20 at the Estancia Hotel in San Diego, California. The conference brings together CENIC’s richly diverse community, with participants from public and private research universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, public libraries, scientific, cultural, and performing arts institutions, private-sector businesses, public policy and government agencies, and research and education networking partners from across the country and around the world.
The conference program is online now, and it offers a wide range of topics across more than 40 sessions, including special sessions on cybersecurity; overcoming the digital divide; and exciting and novel ways that research and education leaders are leveraging high-speed networks.
Sessions of particular interest to attendees from K-12 schools are:
● A Day in the Life of Hyper-Connected K-12 Students: Students in the Oak Park Unified School District interact in multiple ways on multiple devices to enhance their learning
● Broadband Improvement Drives Transformative Pedagogy: High-speed broadband aided teachers at two small, rural school districts in changing their practices to engage students in real-world learning beyond classroom walls.
● How High-Speed Internet Is Enabling a Revolution in Curriculum Development and Instruction by Replacing Textbooks with Teacher-Created Digital Content
● BorderLink: Closing the Homework Gap Using LTE Wireless Technologies: Imperial County is leveraging ownership of broadcast spectrum licenses to disseminate wireless Internet access to students beyond the classroom.
● DDoS Mitigation Support, Use, and Lessons Learned: Perspectives from a K-12 pilot on the benefits, lessons learned, and things to watch out for when selecting or implementing DDoS protection services.
● School2Home and Neighborhood Transformation: These two programs were created by the California Emerging Technology Fund to help close the digital divide by integrating computing and broadband technologies into teaching and learning in schools and focusing on parent engagement.
● The Kids Are Online: Unexpected Benefits of Broadband Access for Underserved Youth:Recent studies in health, education, and economic opportunity highlight some positive effects of online access for youth in underserved communities.
Check out all the great sessions and make your plans soon. Be sure to share this information with your colleagues and peers. We hope to see you in San Diego!