Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

Digital Student Safety and Securly at CESA 2 and 9

We know you have needs surrounding student safety. We watch the news and we hear from you, our members, about the challenges school districts are facing every day. And this year, as we’ve seen grants to expand mental health services in schools, funding projects that create comprehensive support systems for kids and families, we've realized that digital student safety is no longer “just” a technology issue — it’s part of student wellness, school environment, and beyond.   

Join us at CESA 2 or CESA 9 in October and November

We've heard Securly's national success stories, but when we hear from your fellow WiscNet member organizations, who tell us Securly has saved lives right in their own districts -- well, we believe in this service more than ever. Join us as well as folks from the Securly team on the following dates to hear more about the issue of digital student safety, and WiscNet’s Digital Student Safety service by Securly.

CESA 2 (Whitewater) on October 25, 11:30am - 1:30pm
CESA 9 (Tomahawk) on November 29, 8:30am - 3:30pm

This event is free and open to as many people as you would like to bring.

20% of K-12 school districts in Wisconsin are now using Securly 

WiscNet is a membership organization, which means that your problems are our problems, and we want to help you solve this one. If you need help figuring out how you can do a better job of keeping kids safe online, inside and outside the classroom, or how you can prevent even one instance of bullying, self-harm, or suicide -- we're here, and we'd love to introduce you to Securly. 

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Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Cisco Meraki Hands-On Mini-Lab

Join us at WiscNet World Headquarters in Madison for a Cisco Meraki Hands-On Mini-Lab.

The lab will cover the entire Cisco Meraki #fullstack portfolio including: MX security appliances, MS switches, MR wireless access points, SM mobile device management, and MV security cameras. All participants will learn on their own hosted stack of Meraki gear.

Learn how to #Merakify the following technologies:

  • SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN)

  • Branch & Hub redundancy for no single point of failure

  • Site-to-Site VPN that scales to support 1000’s of locations

  • Large Campus switching w/ routing & high-availability

  • Large-scale network management & new Dashboard API’s

  • Next-Gen Firewalls & Intrusion Prevention at DC’s & branches

  • Web Content Filtering & Malware Protection

  • Application Visibility & Control with Traffic Shaping

  • Secure Guest Networking Policies

  • Rapid Troubleshooting w/ Remote packet-capture & cable testing

Please bring your own laptop. This will be a guided, but not prescripted lab. Attendees from the same company/organization can easily share a lab station if desired.

Lunch will be provided.

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Building Smart(er) Communities
Oct
3
8:00 AM08:00

Building Smart(er) Communities

Mark your calendar and give a “shout out” to your local leaders—city and county officials, school district administrators, board members, legislators, hospital administrators, etc.—to do the same. WiscNet is hosting its second Smart(er) Communities Event to learn how community anchor institutions (schools, libraries, cities, counties, libraries, healthcare, and non-profit agencies) can use the framework of a Community Area Network (CAN) to build a consortium that focuses on the social, economic, and technological values of their constituents. Smart(er) communities, rural and urban, collaborate and use collective resources to create a place for people of all ages to live, work, and thrive in 21st-century environments that require robust data and broadband connections. Topics such as “Smart” communities, collaborative leadership, growing rural/urban economies, making the most of limited budgets, and accelerating the implementation of new digital solutions will be a focus of this forum. Listen, learn and share during this one-day event to connect agency and state-wide leaders and make a difference for your community today and in the future. 

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WiscNet Advisories to the Membership - Community Area Networks
Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

WiscNet Advisories to the Membership - Community Area Networks

With approximately 30 established CANs state-wide and more communities interested in the CAN concept, WiscNet's CAN Advisory to the Membership addresses some of the many questions, challenges, and opportunities CANs deliberate. Focused on three CAN concepts—Membership, Governance, and Sustainability—the advisory continues to address the what, when, why, and how around these CAN concepts for both new and established CANs and brings their expertise back to the WiscNet membership. Contact Jill Hietpas (608-210-3956) or jillhietpas@wiscnet.net if you are interested in participating in this advisory group. 

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WiscNet Advisories to the Membership - Next Generation Leaders
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

WiscNet Advisories to the Membership - Next Generation Leaders

Note: Sorry! The boat is now full for this opportunity in 2018-2019.

It's the second year of WiscNet's focus on "next generation leaders" across our membership. The idea is pretty simple. Tease out the next generation of leaders across the WiscNet community and do great stuff to support their professional growth.

We're particularly excited about what's on tap this year. We are focusing three full days around the concept of design thinking. I'm guessing many of you – like me – have brushed it gently aside a few times. For me, it's always been in the context of fixing up a library, or designing a cool website, or selling the latest gadget. I was recently listening to a podcast where the topic was design thinking in the context of patient intake procedures in a hospital. My entire view shifted. What about designing experiences? Professional development? Communities? Surely, design thinking goes beyond the physical.

We're teaming up with David Jakes Designs to bring this to the WiscNet membership. Three days. September 19 in Madison, December 12 in Eau Claire, and April 10 in Stevens Point. Day 1 will focus on teaching/learning design thinking concepts/processes. Day 2, you will come with their own design "problem" and begin working through it. Day 3 will be an opportunity for you to share your projects and progress with others. Anything goes. Redesign your library checkout process. Rethink your approach to a help desk. Build a wireless infrastructure with your community. Welcome new teachers to your district. Form an esports program in your high school to compete with others in Wisconsin. Rebuild a computer lab. Come with whatever ideas and together we'll help you think of new and exciting ways to approach big ideas and make them happen.

This opportunity is free and open to all WiscNet members, though we're limiting space to 30 people. We ask a few important things:

  1. Commit to all three days of in-person work. We believe continuity is important. (As such, when you register below, you will be registering for events on all three dates.) 

  2. Limit the number of folks you send to one or two so we can spread this goodness around to the biggest number of WiscNet members. Find the right person that can learn with us and bring good things back to the rest.

David Jakes is aboard to help. Here's a bit about who he is and what he does: https://davidjakesdesigns.com/what-i-do/

We're excited about this and we have as much to learn as you do. 

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WiscNet Community Conversations - Madison, WI
Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

WiscNet Community Conversations - Madison, WI

WiscNet staff are on the road again at various locations in Wisconsin, connecting people and strategies, and sharing information and details about our newest services, WiscNet Customer Private Network and WiscNet Connect +1. Open to all our members, from K-12 school districts, higher education, libraries, counties and municipalities, hospitals and healthcare, there will be ideas for everyone.

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Community Conversation: Custom Private Network and Connect +1 (West Salem)
Jun
20
9:30 AM09:30

Community Conversation: Custom Private Network and Connect +1 (West Salem)

WiscNet staff are on the road again at various locations in Wisconsin, connecting people and strategies, and sharing information and details about our newest services, WiscNet Customer Private Network and WiscNet Connect +1. Open to all our members, from K-12 school districts, higher education, libraries, counties and municipalities, hospitals and healthcare, there will be ideas for everyone.

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Agenda
9:30-12:30

Welcome and Member Updates
WiscNet Updates: What’s happening at WiscNet?
Break
Custom Private Network overview
Connect +1 overview
Open discussion

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Community Conversation: CANs
Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

Community Conversation: CANs

CAN of CANs—it’s our vision and let us help make it your vision too. Join WiscNet for our upcoming Community Conversations around the topic of Community Area Networks (CANs). Invite your stakeholders to learn the “What, Why, and How” of CANs; connect with others to glean ideas for the next steps to help your organization and community move forward with your own aspirations of connecting and sharing resources and applications for the common good.

Whether you are new to the CAN concept or embedded deep into the collaborative initiative, these informal conversations will help spark ideas that can both support your CAN or help determine if a CAN model is right for your community.

Midstate Technical College

June 12th, 2018
9:30-12:00
Stevens Point Campus
1001 Center Point Dr.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

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Community Conversation: Custom Private Network and Connect +1 (Rice Lake)
Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Community Conversation: Custom Private Network and Connect +1 (Rice Lake)

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1900 College Dr
Rice Lake, WI 54868

WiscNet staff are on the road again at various locations in Wisconsin, connecting people and strategies, and sharing information and details about our newest services, WiscNet Customer Private Network and WiscNet Connect +1. Open to all our members, from K-12 school districts, higher education, libraries, counties and municipalities, hospitals and healthcare, there will be ideas for everyone.

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Agenda
9:30-12:30

Welcome and Member Updates
WiscNet Updates: What’s happening at WiscNet?
Break
Custom Private Network overview
Connect +1 overview
Open discussion

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WiscNet Connections
May
14
to May 15

WiscNet Connections

  • Monona Terrace and Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WiscNet Connections is a two-day conference during the spring in Madison. We invite provocative keynote speakers along with members of the WiscNet community to push attendees' thinking forward as it relates to topics ranging from teaching and learning to advanced networking.

Registration is now open!

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Community Conversation: CANs
Apr
25
9:30 AM09:30

Community Conversation: CANs

CAN of CANs—it’s our vision and let us help make it your vision too. Join WiscNet for our upcoming Community Conversations around the topic of Community Area Networks (CANs). Invite your stakeholders to learn the “What, Why, and How” of CANs; connect with others to glean ideas for the next steps to help your organization and community move forward with your own aspirations of connecting and sharing resources and applications for the common good.

Whether you are new to the CAN concept or embedded deep into the collaborative initiative, these informal conversations will help spark ideas that can both support your CAN or help determine if a CAN model is right for your community.

Spooner Health System

April 25th, 2018
9:30-12:00
1280 Chandler Drive, Spooner, WI 54801

Join WiscNet and some of our Spooner CAN members (Washburn County, Spooner School District, and Spooner Health System) in the beautiful north woods as we talk CANs, explore opportunities, and learn from each other how this community network is and can impact its students and patrons through collaborative initiatives.  

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Community Conversation: CANs
Apr
10
1:00 PM13:00

Community Conversation: CANs

CAN of CANs—it’s our vision and let us help make it your vision too. Join WiscNet for our upcoming Community Conversations around the topic of Community Area Networks (CANs). Invite your stakeholders to learn the “What, Why, and How” of CANs; connect with others to glean ideas for the next steps to help your organization and community move forward with your own aspirations of connecting and sharing resources and applications for the common good.

Whether you are new to the CAN concept or embedded deep into the collaborative initiative, these informal conversations will help spark ideas that can both support your CAN or help determine if a CAN model is right for your community.

Waukesha Education and Community Network (WECAN)
Open House

April 10, 2018
1:00-4:00
Carroll University Graduate Center 2140
2140 Davidson Rd, Waukesha, WI 53186

As WECAN celebrates its CAN accomplishments, they are opening their doors to the community, surrounding neighbors, and WiscNet members to learn and share. WiscNet has joined them on their CAN journey and now it’s time to recognize their work, listen to their story, and bring forward new ideas and next steps and, engage others to innovate, connect and build a community network for the common good. Come, learn about WECAN, who they are and what they can do!

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WiscNet Board of Directors Meeting March 2018
Mar
13
8:30 AM08:30

WiscNet Board of Directors Meeting March 2018

This is a regular meeting of the WiscNet Board of Directors.

WiscNet is governed by a board of directors made up of members elected by the WiscNet community and members of the WiscNet community appointed by the board of directors. The WiscNet board of directors meets quarterly, playing an important role in shaping the direction of WiscNet as well as being a conduit to WiscNet’s various membership communities.

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Brainstorm 2018
Mar
4
to Mar 6

Brainstorm 2018

  • Kalahari Resorts and Conventions (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WiscNet will once again be attending and presenting at this year’s Brainstorm 2018 educational technology conference at Wisconsin Dells. This conference draws over 1200 attends from across the upper-midwest and is put on by the Midwest Educational Technology Association, a group founded by educational technologists that exists for educational technologists.

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Community Conversations: WiscNet Custom Private Network (Fond du Lac)
Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

Community Conversations: WiscNet Custom Private Network (Fond du Lac)

  • Moraine Park Technical College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in Fond du Lac for chance to meet, network, and hear from fellow WiscNet members in your area. Along the way WiscNet staff will share details and information about our newest service, Custom Private Network, while allowing plenty of time for discussion of challenges, exploration of options, and the sharing of ideas and solutions amongst members. 

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Community Conversations: Security with FICO (Quadmetrics)
Dec
15
9:30 AM09:30

Community Conversations: Security with FICO (Quadmetrics)

  • Green Bay West Highschool (Old Library Media Center) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WiscNet's Community Conversations is an opportunity for WiscNet members to meet with each other along with the WiscNet staff to better understand what's happening in our membership communities, share WiscNet news and respond to member questions, and learn about a topic or two that WiscNet is addressing to support its membership, This Community Conversation focuses on the topic of Security, and explores FICO, an application that provides organizations with a FICO security score and potential ways in which this data and WiscNet can assist with ensuring a more secure network.

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Community Conversations: Security with FICO (Quadmetrics)
Nov
30
9:30 PM21:30

Community Conversations: Security with FICO (Quadmetrics)

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