E-Rate 470 Workshop

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470. Mindy Fiscus, LTC Director of Government Affairs and IL State E-Rate Coordinator, will also provide timely updates on program changes as well as tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

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E-Rate 470 Workshop – Vandalia

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470.

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E-Rate 470 Workshop – Litchfield

Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, Form 470.

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Be Connected: SecurED Schools Recap and Next Steps

Whether you tuned in for every session or weren’t able to attend, tune into this week’s Be Connected to hear about our biggest takeaways from SecurED Schools 2023. We’ll also highlight a few data privacy resources shared by this year’s presenters and discuss if what we learned changed our outlook on cybersecurity in 2023 (and beyond).

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Be Connected: Content Filtering

Is there one content filtering solution that all K-12 districts can rely on? We’ll discuss that and so much more on this week’s Be Connected, where we’ll dig deep into the pros and cons of popular solutions including Securly, GoGuardian, iBoss, Fortinet, Palo Alto, and more. Hosts Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm will also be on hand to answer questions and highlight which content filtering solution is right for your district’s digital environment.

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Be Connected: Save Time with Google Apps Manager (GAM)

Want to see everything Google Apps Manager can do to lighten your load? Join us on this week’s Be Connected, where we’ll discuss this program’s core functions and highlight a few ways this app can streamline your workflow in just a couple clicks.

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Be Connected: Virtualization of Servers & Desktops

There are so many technologies for virtualizing servers and computers on the market today. But which ones are suitable for use in a school-based environment? Which provide the reliability you need while offering a sustainable path to scaling up your virtualization program?

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Be Connected: Windows Group Policy

Following up on last week’s discussion of Windows Active Directory, this week’s Be Connected will focus in on using Windows Group Policy to configure user and computer settings on Windows-based computers. Whether you want to simply change every user’s background or set customized restrictions on a specific device, Windows Group Policy can make it happen while saving you valuable set-up time. Come learn how to use this robust tool, ask questions about best practices, and share use cases from your district!

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Be Connected: Windows Active Directory

Whether you’re new to Windows Active Directory or looking to upgrade your existing Windows-based environment, join this week’s Be Connected as we will discuss areas of Active Directory that can, if properly configured, assist you in managing your Windows-based computers more efficiently. In particular, we’ll focus in on how to organize computers controlled by Active Directory to save your team time on routine maintenance tasks.

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Be Connected: Remote Access

How does your team remotely access a teacher’s computer? How do you handle remote access to HVAC or other sensitive systems from outside your network? What additional protections are you implementing to ensure these remote access points don’t become weak points in your cybersecurity posture?

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