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ATLIS 2025: Equipped for the Future

Just 5 minutes of your time can help shape ATLIS’s post-pandemic path 

Most of our mental bandwidth is dedicated to the immediate fires. There is no time to ask strategic questions. We’re too busy to evaluate our long-term goals. Which is exactly why we MUST do it now.

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Measuring Up: ATLIS Launches New Compensation Benchmark Report

ATLIS teamed up with Ed Tech Recruiting to launch a new benchmark report focusing on what technology leaders earn in the way of salaries and benefits in their roles at independent schools. The in-depth analysis looks at compensation through a wide variety of lenses, giving tech leaders ample opportunity to have meaningful conversations around compensation. [10-minute read]

 

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ATLIS Solidarity Statement

ATLIS Solidarity Statement 

Dear ATLIS Community,

Last week, across the nation and the globe, we witnessed communities coming together to

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June 3 ATLIS Town Hall School Reopening, Wellness, Communication

 

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Don’t forget about bandwidth in your remote and hybrid learning plans

There is a lot of talk about what school is going to look like in September and a lot of questions that have come with it. Will we open online? What will our schedule look like? Will we have some kids or teachers in the building and some at home? Blended? Hybrid? Synchronous? Asynchronous? The questions go on and on…

Cross-posted from the blog of William Stites, Technology Director at Montclair Kimberley Academy and ATLIS Pillar Award Winner

One clear thing is that we will be using some form of technology to connect people that are in one place to those in another. With this, there are many hardware pieces to consider and how they will fit a school’s unique learning plan.

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Mount Tamalpais School Member Spotlight #ATLISLife

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Blue Ridge School Member Spotlight #ATLISLife

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E-Sports Live Chat


Opening summary

Hubert introduced the idea of using e-Sports as a framework for the curriculum.

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'Wait… you want to do what?' Live Chat



How to navigate the various conversations internally within your school and externally with your SIS vendor when your school wants to do something within the SIS that is risky or may introduce too much complexity. Conversation leaders Anne Sena, of St. David’s School in Raleigh, NC and Bill Stites, of Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, NJ, will share details of how they navigated the political, technical and human aspects of these type of discussions in a way that preserved, if not strengthened, their relationships with everyone involved while reducing risk, maintaining a supportable architecture and working to enable the ideas their schools had to differentiate and evolve.

 

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Laurel School Member Spotlight #ATLISLife

#ATLISlife Laurel School Feature

Laurel School, ATLIS members since 2016

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Who’s in Charge? You Are.

We’re taking steps that allow you to customize your conference experience. 

Executive Director Christina Lewellen shares a new annual conference planning process that puts you in charge. [10-minute read]

Let’s talk about how much I love Starbucks. I was an early adopter (and defender) of the chain because 1) I can get exactly what I want, and 2) I know I’m going to get exactly what I expect for my $5. Whether you’re a fan of Starbucks’ lattes or not, the company certainly kicked off a culture of customization that has transcended many industries.

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ATLIS AIMS TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM IN FIFTH YEAR AND BEYOND

ATLIS AIMS TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM IN FIFTH YEAR AND BEYOND
Board Announces Dues, Cap Increase to Continue Membership Benefits Expansion

July 1, 2019 (San Carlos, Calif.)—The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) has announced the association will increase its dues rate to $3.75 per enrolled student with a cap of $3,750 per school, effective July 1, 2019. This increase, approved by the ATLIS Board of Directors, will allow the association to maintain the momentum it has built in its first four years as an organization as it continues to expand and improve its vast membership offerings.

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Photosharing at the ATLIS 2019 Annual Conference

Cross-posted from Vidigami
 

4 Things to Look Out for at ATLIS 2019 Annual Conference

Team Vidigami is excited to return to the annual ATLIS conference. Held this year in Dallas from April 14-17, ATLIS focuses on the independent school technology community, and will bring together more than 500 independent school technology professionals, including more than 30 vendors across 35 states and 3 countries to learn, connect, and share knowledge.

Along with fellow Platinum Sponsors; Veracross and LearnPlatform, Vidigami will participate as Media Management Partner, bringing back its private social platform as ATLIS’s dedicated portal for sharing event highlights, candids, keynotes, and more. As part of the 3-day conference, Vidigami’s roaming photographer will be on-the-go capturing great moments, from keynote speeches, sessions, and networking breaks, to activities and workshops. Photos and videos will be professionally captured and centralized in Vidigami, then made available exclusively to attendees through a personalized feed.



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Another Day, Another PHISHING Attempt

Earlier this fall, William Stites, Director of Technology at Montclair-Kimberley Academy (NJ) shared this post about his school's experiences with and responses to several phishing attempts. The post confirms how frequent such attempts can be and how they have unfortunately become part of daily life at schools. Stites, who is also one of the co-hosts for the ATLIS Information Systems User Group, describes how phishing attempts provide an opportunity for training and education. -- SD

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