The K-12 Tech Experience Podcast

A Place Where IT Leaders & Admins Share Their Stories

In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Eileen Belastock, the Director of Technology and Information at Nauset Public Schools in Massachusetts. Jake and Eileen discuss what social and emotional learning (SEL) entails, how district IT teams can better implement it into classroom curriculum, and what Eileen is expecting during the first...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Michael Townsend, the Director of Technology at Tuscaloosa County School Systems in Alabama. Jake and Michael discuss the recent Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC) and Michael shares what he’s focused on, in regards to the future of K-12 cybersecurity in Alabama schools. Michael shares...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Kevin Hogan, Editor-at-Large at eSchool News and Host of EdTech Today. Jake and Kevin discuss the changing technology environment in schools, the topics the education media should be paying attention to, and what’s next for K-12 cybersecurity. Kevin shares how he’s seen the technology...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Vince Humes, the Director of Innovative Technology Solutions at Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 in Pennsylvania. Jake and Vince discuss how K-12 IT leaders can protect school district data within the rapidly growing cloud layer in schools. Vince talks about how the past year...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Jim Frye, the District Technology Coordinator at Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools in Ohio. Jake and Jim discuss the recently announced storage policy for Google Workspace for Education and how to better manage cloud storage limits in schools. Jim shares how the shift between...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Andy Lombardo, the Director of Technology at Maryville City Schools in Tennessee. Jake and Andy discuss creating policies and automating enforcement to help quarantine cyber threats, and help prevent the loss of data in school districts. Andy talks about Maryville City’s shift into remote...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Justin Feltus, a System Specialist at Bremerton School District in Washington. Jake and Justin take a closer look at the technology stack in districts and how Justin helped configure Bremerton’s to build a cost-effective cybersecurity and safety tech stack. Justin shares more about Bremerton’s...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Cody Walker, the Director of Technology at West Rusk CCISD in Texas. Jake and Cody discuss how IT teams have helped teachers manage classrooms remotely since the start of the pandemic, and how to better monitor cybersecurity and student safety risks in a blended...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Neal Richardson, the Director of Technology at Hillsboro-Deering School District in New Hampshire. Jake and Neal talk about cybersecurity and student safety in K-12 schools, and how the two areas have increasingly converged in the past year. Neal shares more about Hillsboro-Deering School District’s...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Rory Peacock, the Deputy Executive Director of Technology at Education Service Center Region 11 in Texas. Jake and Rory discuss what the transition into remote learning was like at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, for ESC Region 11 and the school districts the...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Kevin Nolten, the Director of Academic Outreach at CYBER.ORG, a cybersecurity workforce development organization that targets K-12 students with cyber career awareness, curricular resources, and teacher professional development. Jake and Kevin discuss CYBER.ORG’s previous survey on the state of K-12 cybersecurity education (02:00); the...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Tim Miles, the Director of Technology at Steamboat Springs School District, and a ManagedMethods customer. Jake and Tim discuss looking beyond content filters for cybersecurity and safety in schools, and explore how these tools play an important role in securing remote learning environments and...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Russell Lindenschmidt, a ManagedMethods customer. Russell is the Director of Technology at Burlington School District in Colorado. Jake and Russell discuss how important the K-12 IT department’s role is in ensuring a district remains compliant with laws and regulations at the local, state, and...
In this episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Diana Gill. Diana is the Director of Technology at East Porter County School Corporation in Indiana, and a ManagedMethods customer. Jake and Diana discuss the safety risks inside the K-12 cloud, talk about student data privacy as IT teams monitor for these risks, and...
On the first episode of The K-12 Tech Experience, Jake Kasowski interviews Greg Hogan. Greg is the Network and Data Security Coordinator at Bibb County Schools in Georgia, and a ManagedMethods customer. The conversation takes a look back at the year 2020, how cybersecurity has changed in K12 schools, and speculates a bit on what...

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