Event Type: 
CTO Clinics

2016 Minnesota CTO Clinic

State Chapter Sponsor: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Theme: Eyes Wide Open: Digital Privacy, Security and Citizenship in Schools

For the first time, the TIES 2016 Conference will feature an opportunity for district technology leaders and technology staff to gather for a day of collaborative learning. Today’s education technology leaders need knowledge in both the technical and instructional implementation of technology in schools. CoSN and our newly created Minnesota CoSN Chapter are partnering on this one-day clinic where you will learn about and discuss issues centered on privacy and security in our schools and how these issues impact education.

The CTO Clinic will feature local and national expert speakers on issues ranging from technical best practices to policies to instructing students and staff in digital citizenship. You will also hear about emerging technology trends and have the opportunity to network with colleagues in both the public and private sector. You do not have to be a current member of CoSN to attend.

Thank you for attending!

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Keynote Speaker

Linnette Attai

Project Director, CoSN Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning and Trusted Learning Environment Initiatives

President, PlayWell, LLC

Linnette Attai is the founder of PlayWell, LLC, a compliance consulting firm helping companies and districts navigate regulations and best practices surrounding data privacy and user safety, as well as security, product development and marketing.  Linnette has over 25 years of experience in the compliance industry, with special expertise creating industry and school compliance programs. 

Linnette co-authored the Future of Privacy Forum Guide to Student Data Protections Under SOPIPA for School Administrators and Vendors, and has advised the Mobile Marketing Association, helping write their guidelines on children’s advertising and leading a subcommittee on children’s privacy.  She works with schools and youth groups, teaching stakeholders how to manage online privacy and safety, and serves as Project Director for CoSN’s Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment program.

In addition, Linnette is an adjunct professor of marketing at The New School and at Fordham Graduate School of Business, where she teaches a course she designed on marketing to young consumers.

Prior to founding PlayWell, Linnette served as Vice President, Standards & Practices for Nickelodeon, overseeing compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the FCC’s Children’s Television Act, advertising regulation and industry self-regulation.  She has also served as a compliance executive with CBS.


Featured Speaker

Keith R. Krueger

Keith R. Krueger
Keith is CEO of CoSN, a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice for K-12 school system technology leaders nationwide. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. In 2008, Keith was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade.

Hotel and Travel: 

A hotel block is reserved for those attending the conference. Rooms are still available for a rate of $133 for single or double occupancy. Check online for room information and reservations or call the hotel directly and reference "TIES 2016" when making reservations.