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Microsoft and Pacxa present the 2019 Hawaii Classroom Experience Summit

This lunch-and-learn event takes place Tuesday, April 9

K-12 teachers and educators, as well as principals, administrators and more, are invited to the 2019 Hawaii Classroom Experience Summit presented by Microsoft and Pacxa.

The lunch-and-learn event takes place April 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Attend a panel discussion with EdTech experts, check out the Minecraft and hands-on device bar, and explore topics such as modern workplace, tools for students with disabilities, cybersecurity and cloud computing. 

All guests will need to bring their own lunch. Pursuant to state law, there will be no giveaways, including food.


UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, the 2019 Hawaii Classroom Experience Summit will be offered via Microsoft Teams/Microsoft Stream.
Access the summit virtually here.


EdTech Panel

Trends in K12 Classroom Technology/Preparing Students for Jobs of 2030

Ben Wolf, MSFT Education, moderator. Wolf brings experience working on education policy issues in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Department of Education, including legislation surrounding teacher tenure, curriculum and student funding. He completed his Master’s Thesis on predictive analytics/college preparedness.

Carl Kishel, Account Technical Strategist, MSFT. Kishel has worked for Microsoft for 20 years and is widely considered the nationwide lead account technical strategist from a product road mapping perspective. He routinely leads national calls for Microsoft Education and is the technical strategist for the largest K12 accounts in the country including Los Angeles Unified, Clark County Unified and San Diego Unified.

Stacey Aldrich, Hawaii State Librarian. Aldrich holds a Master of Library Science and served as the State Librarian of California and the Deputy Secretary for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries of Pennsylvania. Aldrich was selected by the Library Journal as one of the top 55 professionals “who are shaping the future of libraries” and was awarded the LINK AMERICAS Foundation Knowledge Award for vision and leadership in the area of digital literacy.

Kelly J. Ueoka, President, Pacxa. Ueoka has decades worth of experience with large scale system implementations throughout the State of Hawaii. Pacxa is a valued MSFT partner and has been responsible for several large-scale digital transformation efforts with state and local government entities in Hawaii.

Mitch Pierce, MSFT, Classroom Experience Expert. Pierce is considered as one of the top Classroom Experience Experts for Microsoft. He is responsible for ensuring deployments for device management, collaboration tools, students with disabilities, and students that speak English as-a-second-language. Pierce handles these deployments for some of the most strategic accounts in North America including San Diego Unified School District.

Erik Desbois, MSFT Modern Workplace Specialist. Desbois brings decades of managerial experience from both a product development standpoint and a classroom technology deployment perspective. He is a renowned expert in M365 and cybersecurity, having worked in every region of the United States for MSFT Education. He currently handles modern workplace deployments for the most strategic accounts in the United States including Oakland Unified, San Francisco Unified, San Diego Unified, Los Angeles Unified and Clark County.

Breakout Sessions

Surface-Device Bar: Teachers will get hands-on experience with the entire line of MSFT Surface devices.

Minecraft Camp: Kishel will present on Minecraft and how it can transform learning opportunities for K12 students in math, science, language arts, history and social sciences.

Cybersecurity: Desbois will show guests how they protect students and faculty from cyber attacks that threaten privacy and personal identifying information.

System Integration/Cloud Computing: Ueoka explains how cloud computing is applicable for a K12 classroom. How can cloud computing make teaching more effective and why should educators care about cloud?

Classroom Experience: Pierce explores the most innovative tools for classroom collaboration. How can students of all learning abilities make the most out of their time in the classroom, and what role does technology play?

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