Learning Day - November 8 Agenda

Sun Corridor Network Learning Day

University of Arizona, Student Union, South Ballroom
1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

7:30amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:30Welcome and IntroductionsDerek Masseth, Chief Technology Officer, University of Arizona
Steve Burrell, Chief Information Officer, Northern Arizona University and Board Chair, Sun Corridor Network
8:45Program OverviewMichael Sherman, Executive Director, Sun Corridor Network
9:00Understanding E-Rate & the 2018 Application CycleErnest Nicely, President, NiceleyDone; Frank Vander Horst, E-Rate Manager, Yavapai County Educational Technology Consortium; and Milan Eaton, E-Rate Coordinator, Arizona Department of Education.

Current news on E-Rate Program. Suggestions/ advice for planning for the 2017 Cycle. Direction on Form 470 submission for Sun Corridor service. Q&A
9:45Internet2 and US UCAN OverviewSusannah Spellman, Director, K20 Initiative, Internet2

Introduction to Internet2 and the broader research and education community. Discussion of Internet2’s US UCAN program at a national level and Arizona engagement.
10:30Networking Break/Refreshments
11:00Conducting Remote Science Experiments from the ClassroomShannon Seigle, Teacher, STEM School Chattanooga

Video and discussion on how STEM School Chattanooga leverages the Internet 2 network to allow K-12 classrooms to remotely control scientific instruments and conduct experiments at USC.
11:45 amBuffet Lunch and Networking
12:45Sun Corridor NetworkMichael Sherman, Executive Director, Sun Corridor Network
1:30Enabling the Arts with LOLA: Low Latency Advanced NetworksJeff Billings, IT Director, Paradise Valley School District
Jason Caslor,
Assistant Professor of Music, Arizona State University

The LOLA (LOLA Latency) project aims to enable real time musical performances and instruction where musicians are physically located in remote sites only enabled by high performance advanced network services like the Sun Corridor Network and Internet2. PVUSD is among a growing number of US institutions that have deployed LOLA technology and the first in Arizona. Billings will discuss PVUSD's success in deploying LOLA and the districts future plans. University representatives will discuss their plans for LOLA.
2:15Experiencing National Wonders through Virtual Field TripsKelly Moore, Education Coordinator, Channel Islands, National Park

How the Channel Islands National Park leverages research and education networks to provide “digital field trips” to K-12 classrooms and libraries to extend their reach and share the country’s national wonders.
2:45National Optical Astronomy ObservatorySteve Grandi, Manager of Computer Infrastructure Services, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)

NOAO, based on the University of Arizona campus, provides astronomical research facilities for US and international astronomers, connecting to observatories in Arizona, Chile and Hawaii and researchers around the globe. Grandi will discuss how NOAO accomplishes its mission through the Sun Corridor Network, Internet2 and global networks.
3:15Wrap Up & ConcludeMichael Sherman, Executive Director, Sun Corridor Network
3:30Networking/Refreshments will be available