7 Cannot-Miss ATLIS 2024 Periods for Okay-12 Know-how Leaders


Impressed by greater than 40 years of collaboration with non-public college leaders, Blackbaud has created a monitor of classes for ATLIS 2024, the Affiliation of Know-how Leaders in Impartial Faculties’ annual convention. This curated monitor options members of Blackbaud’s Okay–12 Govt Advisory Board and our inside specialists discussing how know-how in colleges has developed, new finest practices, and recent concepts.

Whether or not you’re concerned about studying about accountable AI, cybersecurity, APIs, employees empowerment, or one thing particular about Blackbaud software program, we’ve obtained a session for you.

Blackbaud’s 2024 ATLIS classes embody:

1. APIs and the Artwork of the Doable (Panel)

Panelists embody Nick Marchese of Emma Willard Faculty, Shandor Simon of Beaver Nation Day Faculty, and Stephen Boyle of Blackbaud

The ability of APIs lies of their means to seamlessly join disparate techniques, unlock information silos, and facilitate the alternate of knowledge in real-time. However how do you unlock this energy with out realizing easy methods to write code? The place do you begin? On this panel dialogue, you’ll find out how colleges are leveraging APIs to increase their software program’s capabilities and transcend what they thought was attainable. Our panelists will share the use circumstances they’ve found and how one can get began with this cornerstone of digital transformation.

2. Accountable AI: What It Means for Your Faculty

Offered by Hiram Cuevas of St. Christopher’s Faculty, Linda Lawrence of Ransom Everglades Faculty, and Whitney Donnelly of Blackbaud

We imagine instructional establishments can go additional, quicker, as we harness the quickly increasing potential of synthetic intelligence. We additionally imagine it’s essential to prioritize a reliable strategy to AI, grounded in:

  • Equity, inclusiveness, reliability, and belief: The foundational ideas of Blackbaud’s accountable AI framework.
  • Making AI extra accessible by way of ready-made options, partnerships, and training
  • Highly effective techniques of intelligence, enabled by way of AI and machine studying, to drive real-time insights and steady enchancment

AI presents an amazing alternative for colleges to deal with key operational and monetary challenges, but navigating new tech frontiers is a critical duty. Be part of us on this session to study what accountable AI might imply in your college.

3. Cybersecurity on a Price range: Leveraging Open-Supply Software program and Trusted Distributors Offered by Don Rahn, Director of Safety Operations, Blackbaud

Within the high-stakes world of cybersecurity, defending in opposition to threats is non-negotiable. However what in case your finances doesn’t match the magnitude of the dangers? Worry not! On this session, you’ll study actionable methods, cost-effective options, and confirmed finest practices that make sure you get essentially the most bang in your buck. From prioritizing related techniques to open-source software program and budget-friendly outsourcing, attendees will achieve insights into maximizing safety with out breaking the financial institution. Uncover the ability of practicality in cybersecurity administration with this insightful presentation!

4. Fostering a Tradition of Empowerment to Improve Your Group’s Sense of Belonging

Offered by John Yen, Director of Know-how, Polytechnic Faculty

How can know-how leaders present avenues for fulfillment, progress, and company amongst college and employees? How will we recruit and retain folks, elevate the extent of engagement, and empower them to be their finest? Can we unfold this work past our departments and be catalysts for vibrant cultures of belonging?

Cultivating belonging in a high-level group and inside the broader college neighborhood is an important position of at the moment’s college leaders and will be the key to recruitment and retention. On this session, we’ll study methods and approaches to management together with reimagining college and employees evaluations, figuring out, and leveraging abilities and passions, and main from an inverse pyramid mannequin and mindset.

5. IT-Finance Fusion: Harmonizing Knowledge Circulate for Strategic Insights

Offered by Tony Trumbo of The Bishop’s Faculty and Charlie Lytle of Blackbaud

The place does your college’s monetary information dwell and who has entry to it? The times of file cupboards filled with paperwork and money packing containers shoved in desk drawers are lengthy gone—proper?

Each guide course of is a gap for human error, information loss, or outright theft. But people want info for audits, budgeting, and reconciliation. That’s why getting IT leaders and the Enterprise Workplace aligned is essential to advancing college operations. When your know-how is correctly built-in and information flows securely between techniques, the data is extra correct, reporting is extra strong, and you may make higher data-driven choices. Be part of us to discover how unleashing monetary information with the appropriate know-how can empower college leaders.

6. Blackbaud’s Companion Ecosystem: Prolong Your Software program’s Capabilities

Offered by Stephen Boyle and Charlie Lytle of Blackbaud

From pupil medical data to highschool lunch, summer season camps, and extra, our curated checklist of companions and options within the Blackbaud Market is the place our clients go to search out consultants and purposes that drive increased affect for his or her colleges. Be part of Blackbaud specialists to find out how these safe integrations can prolong your software program’s capabilities.

7. The Inside Story: Blackbaud’s Strategy to Buyer Success

Offered by Hiram Cuevas of St. Christopher’s Faculty and Kathleen Reardon of Blackbaud

Are you getting essentially the most out of your Blackbaud software program and subscriptions? Be part of Hiram Cuevas—Director of Educational Know-how at St. Christopher’s Faculty, Govt Director of Blackbaud’s Okay–12 Govt Advisory Board, and ATLIS Board Member—and Blackbaud Buyer Success Supervisor Kathleen Reardon to strategize your college’s success, together with information well being checks, resolution overviews, purposeful demonstrations, success companies, and extra.


Be part of us April 7–10, 2024 in Reno, Nevada

Blackbaud is devoted to fueling affect in colleges and we can not wait to attach with our neighborhood at ATLIS 2024. Try any or all the classes above after which meet our group within the exhibit corridor on the Blackbaud lounge.

For extra details about the convention or to register, CLICK HERE.

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