CTO Bootcamp 6.0

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Listen and learn : Panel

Diane Harazin  
Melissa Prohaska  
Brian Seymour  
Todd Wesley  

The expectations of CTOs are changing. Do you find yourself wondering how to manage it all? Technology coordinators, IT directors, CTOs and anyone who leads a technology program are invited to join this panel of experts to hear best practices in IT/edtech management. Come early to grab a seat!

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Nothing needed.
Topic: Leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
  • Share lessons learned, best practices, challenges and the impact of learning with technology with other education leaders who want to learn from this work.
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

We will include 4-5 current CTOs in a panel discussion about current events. We will use the experience of the CTOs to share best practices, hint, tips and innovative ideas that will help to solve current problems. We will crowdsource the beginning questions and allow others to ask questions throughout the session. Each CTO will share a variety of information, including links, documents and master plans.


We will begin with quick introductions and then move into crowdsourced questions. We will allow other questions throughout the session. We always have more questions then we have time to answer them all.

Supporting research

All of our material comes from the actual implementation of these action items that our CTOs will be sharing. Everything we share has actually been implemented and/or currently in use at the CTOs district.

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Diane Harazin, Prince William County School District

Diane Harazin has been an educator for 34 years in Virginia. She has had many rewarding experiences as a coach, teacher, trainer, and district administrator. She is currently the Supervisor of Instructional Technology for Prince William County Schools, the second largest school division in Virginia. She is passionate about transforming teaching and learning in ways that promote learner empowerment and engagement.

Melissa Prohaska, Middletown City Schools
ISTE Certified Educator
Brian Seymour, Whitehall City Schools
ISTE Certified Educator

Brian is the EdTech Director for Pickerington Schools (Ohio). Brian is leading Pickerington through 1:1 process, through a change in pedagogy of blended learning they have termed “Tradigital Learning.” Under Brian’s leadership, Pickerington has been named the 2018 ISTE Distinguished District of the Year. Pickerington was named a distinguished district by The Center for Digital Education, The Learning Counsel, District Administrator Magazine. Brian was named the 2019 EdTech Leadership School Leader of the Year, 2017 ITIPOhio Tech Admin, 2017 ISTE’s Ohio Making It Happen. Pickerington Schools has been named the model school district for the national Future Ready initiative.

Todd Wesley, Todd Wesley

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