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"I bring teachers with me each year! It is a great place to learn, inspire, network, and grow. "Survey Comment, MACE 2021
The Mid-America Association for Computers in Education will be hosting their annual education technology conference in Manhattan. This is a wonderful learning and networking opportunity for educators, and a great low-cost option for school districts to support technological staff development.
Keynote Speaker - Tara Martin
Tara Martin is an enthusiastic educator, national speaker, and author who thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. She has served as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach for several years, and most recently, a district administrator.
As the founder of #BookSnaps, the latest reading comprehension strategy currently implemented in seventeen countries, she is always seeking unique ways to make learning fun, relevant, and meaningful.
Tara’s ambition is to lead a culture of innovative change, keep social-emotional learning at the heart of our work, and encourage others to Cannonball In and fulfill their true potential!
Spotlight Speaker - Jennifer Mahin
Jennifer Mahin is a K-5 STEM teacher and technology integration specialist at East Elementary School in Belleville, KS. Jennifer is an MIE Expert, a Flip Trainer, a Pear Deck Coach, and an Ozobot certified educator. Jennifer is a blogger who is passionate about rural education and the importance of STEM and CS in the K-5 classroom.
MACE Information Technology Network
March 1st, 2023
9 am – 4 pm
KSU Alumni Center
K12 CyberSecurity - Purpose and Plans, Actions and Audits
As a technology leader in a Kansas K12, CyberSecurity is a high priority. Join other leaders for a day of understanding the purpose of Cybersecurity in your district, learn from industry experts and organizations how to make plans and implement frameworks to address your security concerns, take immediate, feasible action to mitigate risk and understand the areas of your CyberSecurity stance that are top of mind for those auditing school districts today.
We will have representatives from KSDE, the Kansas Legislative Audit Division, K-12 Six, MS-ISAC, CISA and members of KCTP (Kansas Council of K-12 Technology Professionals). The event is sponsored by the MACE organization. Attending members will also learn how to access resources from COSN and K-12 Six.
MACE ITN Registration Link - Note: Registration and calendar invite will say March 2nd. The event is Wednesday, March 1st.