Upcoming Webinar – School Boards: Speak their language and Win support

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  • June 7, 2016

Webinar Date:

Thursday, June 16, 2014


3pm eastern /12pm pacific


60 min



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School Boards: Speak their language and win support

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Tired of hearing ‘no’ from school board members? Successful education technology initiatives require leadership buy-in. Having a supportive school board can make all the difference.

Join our interactive webinar on Wednesday, June 18 @ 3pm eastern / 12pm pacific and learn:

  • How to understand school board priorities
  • How to align your education technology initiatives with board priorities
  • Hear success stories from actual board members who hold their team accountable

About the Experts

Brian Swords holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from Southern Wesleyan University, Masters Degrees in Technology and Human Resource Development and a Doctorate Degree in Career and Technology Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. He completed Post-Doctoral work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has 25+ years of experience in business and education, serving in various roles including teaching, coaching and administration.

Henry Wilson is a United States Navy Veteran and currently works for GE. Dr. Wilson holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He also has a B.Sc. degree in Psychology and Sociology. He is active in the community, serving as Lay Leader of Antioch UMC, on the Board for PC Meals on Wheels, and as a FIRST Robotics team coach working with students across Pickens County.

Barbara Nesbitt is an educator with 27 years of experience in public school education. Barbara has been a teacher, instructional coach, technology coach, independent consultant and district-level coordinator. Currently she is the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Instructional Technology Coordinator for the School District of Pickens County in upstate South Carolina. She earned a B.S. degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, a Masters of Education degree in School Policy Studies at the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership at Clemson University. Barbara’s passion is to help teachers learn to engage students in critical thinking skills through the use of engaging technologies.

Andy Coleman began his career in 1984 with a small systems integrator in Easley, SC as a computer technician, programmer and installation specialist working with CP/M, MP/M and early Netware systems. He was hired by the School District of Pickens County as their first computer technician in 1989 and was instrumental in building the district’s IT Department and computer network. He currently serves as the Director of Accountability and Information Technology Systems for the district. Andy has two Associates Degrees from Tri-County Technical College, one in Electronics and one in Computer Programming. He has held multiple certifications in the Computer/Networking fields over the past 32 years including Apple, Cisco Netware, MS-DOS, Windows and multiple content filtering and firewall systems.

Berj Akian founded ClassLink in 1998. What started as an effort to help one local school integrate a technology environment to improve student learning became a stepping stone that would lead to the establishment of ClassLink. Today ClassLink serves students and teachers across the world.

ClassLink provides OneClick and OneRoster. OneClick enables single sign-on access to web and Windows applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. OneRoster easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is the preferred single sign-on platform for thousands of schools and districts around the world and for an increasing number of publishers and platform providers.

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