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Volume 20, Issue 1
Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the 2019-20 school year and the 20th year of the CPSB electronic resource, Tech Connect. This online newsletter is a collaborative effort of all the staff in the Technology Department. Every Thursday, you can expect to find in your email inbox, the latest educational technology resources available in our district along with tips to help support your technology skills!

The CPSB Technology Department had a busy, but productive summer. The Technology Training Center conducted training sessions for hundreds of school system employees in preparation for the beginning of the new school year. We provided over 60 face-to-face, online, and webinar classes to help school district employees improve their use of technology. The Tech Class Calendar includes upcoming training opportunities for this fall semester.

We understand that the beginning of the school year is a busy time for you and the Tech Support team is working very hard to support all users in the district and is working as fast as possible to resolve submitted issues. To assure faster service, please submit all Tech Help requests or questions to help.cpsb.org.

I am so proud of our Tech Department staff and their commitment to providing employees with resources, training, and support. We look forward to working with you again this school year. Let us know what we can do to help you.

Have a great school year!

Kim Leblanc
Chief Technology Officer

Change Your CPSB Password with Office 365

Did you know you could change your CPSB password in Office 365? It’s easy to do. Since CPSB users must do it every six months, you may want to just do it in Office 365 from anywhere and any computer.

Go to www.cpsb.org and select the Office 365 icon found in the icon bar at the right.

  1. Sign in with your current CPSB credentials.

  2. Click on the Settings gear icon in the top right of the page and select Change your password.

  3. Enter your old password.

  4. Create a new password and confirm it.

  5. Select Submit to finish and change your password.

  6. Check out this Microsoft video to see how easy it is!

TNT Conference is September 21st - Register Now!

This year, the Teaching and Technology Conference (TNT) will be on Saturday, September 21st from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at S.J. Welsh Middle School located at 1500 W. McNeese Street in Lake Charles. This regional educational technology event provides educators with the chance to participate in 60 different sessions, network with colleagues, visit vendor booths, enjoy a provided lunch, and have the chance to win door prizes. Registration for the conference is $25 and now open online at www.cpsb.org/tnt. We hope to see you there!

If you or someone you know has relevant and useful educational technology information to share, proposals for TNT sessions are currently being accepted. Check out this Form to submit a session.

Get up to $1,000 for Math & Science Materials with the QSM Grant

Looking for a way to purchase classroom math and science materials? Consider submitting a grant proposal through the Quality Science and Math (QSM) Grant Program. Grants up to $1,000 for non-consumable instructional materials will be awarded to individual Louisiana public school teachers assigned to teach math or science in K-12 regular education programs to use in providing standards-based classroom instruction. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2019. Visit the QSM website to learn more.

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