NHSTE 2015 Sue Janosz Impact Award Winner & Director of Technology for the Bedford School District

Tbullard 

Terry Bullard embodies every aspect of being a technology leader locally, statewide, and nationally. She is in her third year as the Director of Technology for the Bedford School District. Previously, she served as the Director of Technology for the Windham School District for 16 years and prior to that the Technology Director for the Manchester School District for 12½ years. As a technology leader for over 30 years, her passion has been to implement a shared vision for effectively integrating technology to enhance teaching and learning. She challenges administrators and teachers alike to think outside the box as to how technology can be used to transform the world of teaching and learning. Terry believes that technology is more than a “tool” but that it is an integral part of student and professional life. She is most passionate about the two one-to-one initiatives she has implemented, the first in the Windham School District with the opening of its new high school in 2009 and the second at Bedford High School in 2015. Each month, Terry hosts two User’s Groups – Powerschool and Google Apps for Education administrators. Over 55 school districts attend meetings where a variety of topics are presented, shared and discussed. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from SUNY College of Technology.

Terry shares her experiences and expertise in the following sessions:

  • Concurrent session on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
  • Concurrent session on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday ~ The Changing Landscape in the 1-to-1 Classroom

Today, in education, more and more districts and schools are adopting 1-to-1 or BYOD Programs. This can be very exciting and daunting at the same time for educators. The Bedford School District implemented a 1-to-1 Chromebook program at Bedford High School. Come listen, learn and participate in a discussion on how Chromebooks can be used effectively to impact instruction in a high school setting. The discussion focuses on activities that support and encourage learning, teacher adaptation, as well as classroom management from educators in a variety of content areas at Bedford High School.

Tuesday ~ Balancing Privacy & Innovation

How do we balance the safety and privacy concerns of our students versus the need to teach 21st century skills? With the increasing number of online resources and tools that support teaching and learning comes inherent risks to student data. Jon this discussion around the challenges that districts, schools and educators face to protect student privacy while encouraging innovative uses of technology in the classroom. Strategies, resources, and processes will be presented that can be used to assist educators with adopting new digital tools in the classroom and ensuring that student privacy and data is protected.