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Fun (and free!) Distance Learning Resources for Connecticut Principals and Teachers
Join presenters from CEN and the Internte2 Community Anchor Program to learn about unique and exciting distance learning opportunities you can start using right away to delight your students and enhance their learning. The presenters will showcase a number of exciting resources including but not limited to: connecting with scientists to remotely operate an electron microscope; learning about our nation’s presidents from real historians; and touring US National Parks with National Park Rangers. This session has something for everyone. Walk away with new ideas for bringing learning to life and a list of distance learning opportunities organized by subject area.

This workshop is FREE for CAS member schools. The registration fee for non-member schools is $29 per person. If you aren’t sure if your school is a CAS member, please email Cheryl Novicelli at cnovicelli@casciac.org.

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Dec 9, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ryan Kocsondy
Director, CEN @Connecticut Education Network
Under the general direction of the Commission for Educational Technology, the Connecticut Education Network (CEN) is led by its Director, Ryan Kocsondy. The role of the Director is to oversee the directional and operational activities of CEN, ensure alignment with member needs, advocate and promote CEN activities as a leader amongst its peer provider networks in the nation, and enable the evolution of the network as the most advanced Internet and network service provider in CT. With nearly 20 years of experience in IT, Kocsondy has extensive experience supporting large scale networks, physical infrastructure projects, data center operations, campus technology support services, and business operations. He represents CEN and its members both regionally and nationally through service as Chair on the Board of Directors for NEREN, an Internet2 Connector Principal, an adviser to the Northern Crossroads (NoX), and Secretary on the Board of Directors for The Quilt.
Stephanie Stenberg
Director of the Community Anchor Program (CAP) @Internet2
Stephanie Stenberg is Director of the Community Anchor Program, where she works with regional networking partners, community anchor institutions, and Internet2 membership organizations to support mutually beneficial goals of bringing networking, trust and identity services, and advanced applications to community anchor institutions nationwide. Stenberg joined Internet2 in 2018, where she initiated the CAP’s Regional Network Spotlight profiles of research and education networks, and led the Presidential Primary Sources Project series. She is currently working on an Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded grant, Measuring Library Broadband Networks, with Simmons University and Measurement Lab. Stenberg holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University.
Rachael Collard
Marketing & Publicity Coordinator @Connecticut Education Network (CEN)
Rachael joined the CEN Member Relations team in February 2018. In her role as Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, she works closely with members to develop, promote, and execute both in-person and virtual training sessions, leads efforts for the annual CEN Member Conference, and leads the development of website enhancements and member communication strategy. She offers nearly 15 years' private sector sales and marketing experience, most recently with Superwinch in Dayville, CT. Rachael has a track record of success helping organizations grow through improved communications, service, and outreach. Rachael graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and family, travel, off-roading, dance, reading romance novels and watching chick flicks with her two cats Gemma and Theo.