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October 20, 2017 Meeting Agenda

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 9:00AM CDT
Host Location: Sharp Building 8th Floor NE Conference Room, 206 S. 13th, Lincoln, NE
Remote Location #1: ESU 13, 4215 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE
Remote Location #2: Schuyler Public Schools, 401 Adam Street, Schuyler, NE

Open Meetings Act (PDF - 11 pgs, 234KB)

Meeting Documents (PDF, MB)


1. Call to Order, Electronic Posting, Location of Open Meeting Law Documents, Roll Call, Introductions



2. Consider approval of the Agenda for the October 20, 2017 meeting*



3. Consider approval of the Minutes from the 8/2/2017 meeting*



4. Public Comment



5. Network Nebraska and Digital Education Update

T. Rolfes


6. Network Nebraska Action Items Discussion

Action 1 Prepare for the future of Network Nebraska as a statewide, multipurpose, high capacity, scalable telecommunications network that shall meet the demand of state agencies, local governments, and educational entities as defined in section 79-1201.01.

1.1 Develop strategy to accommodate community affiliate connections

1.2 Use automated tools to monitor the network

1.3 Implement incident management and change control

1.4 NNAG, CAP guide OCIO's network decisionmaking

1.5 Review and update security services and practices

Action 2 The Education Council and NITC staff will serve as the communication hub for existing and potential new Network Nebraska Participants

2.1 Develop and implement a communications strategy

2.2 Conduct annual survey of NN Participants

G. Needham & Council members


7. Digital Education Initiative Action Items Discussion

Action 1 Create professional development opportunities for all Nebraska educators to maximize student success through innovative uses of technology in teaching.

1.1 Partner with K-20 entities to establish communities of practice

Action 2 and Charter Address technical challenges for students in the transition from secondary to postsecondary education.

2.1 Conduct a collaborative research project of infratructure and pedagogy

2.2 Identify opportunities for institutional collaboration

2.3 Identify and mitigate challenges for student transitions

2.4 Create guide of flexible learning technologies

2.5 Encourage vendors to implement data exchange standards

Action 3 Expand awareness and address the need for equity of access as it relates to digital education.

3.1 Form a joint study group to advance students' equity of access

3.2 EC/CC collaboration for affordable and accessible Internet access

3.3 Promote accessible products and services to achieve equity of access

B. Brown & Council members


8. Consider recommending revised Network Nebraska and Digital Education Action Items to the NITC for their consideration


11:00 Am

9. Other Business and Reports


11:20 Am

10. Agenda Items for the 12/20/2017 Meeting


11:25 Am

11. Consider location(s) for the 12/20/2017 Meeting


11:30 Am

12. Adjournment


Optional-- Council members and guests are invited to stay for a briefing from University of Nebraska Online and University of Nebraska High School staff

* Indicates an expected action item.

The Council will attempt to adhere to the sequence of the published agenda, but reserves the right to adjust the order of items if necessary and may elect to take action on any of the items listed.

The NITC Education Council wishes to thank staff of the University of Nebraska Online Worldwide for helping to arrange the October 20, 2017 meeting.

NITC/Education Council Homepage
Meeting Notice Posted to the Nebraska Public Meeting Calendar 10/18/2017
Agenda Posted to the NITC Web site 10/18/2017