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K-12 Technology Ecosystem Track [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 17

10:45am MDT

Student Engagement, Resource Usage & Assessment Result Reports via Caliper
OpenEd is a division of ACT. ACT uses Caliper both internally and to share data with LMS's. We will show how we did our first implementation, and highlight metrics, including the following: -Correlations between resource usage and assessment performance -Student engagement with blended learning resources -Time on learning goal -Gaps in resource availability We use these metrics to improve resource selection. Also, LMS partner feedback helps us refine what data to make available.


Adam Blum

CEO, Open Ed, Inc.

Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am MDT

11:30am MDT

Benefits/Challenges of Designing a Personalized Learning Digital Ecosystem
Personalized learning is a transformation of the 'factory-based' educational model. Moving toward student-centered methods of learning requires re-imagining the teacher's role in the classroom, from all-knowing provider of information to the role of coach or guide who uses data to inform instruction. A constructivist approach that encourages students to actively drive their learning is the new normal. In this session, participants will brainstorm about technology systems and tools to support this new environment.  

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Beatriz Arnillas

Sr. Educational Advisor, itslearning
I started as an ESL and World History teacher. After graduate schools I was an Artist-in-residence in Kentucky Public Schools and later Studio Art (Tenured) Professor in PA. I got to design and teach blended and online Art History courses in 2003, to make it easier for students to... Read More →
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Brenda Quintanilla

Senior Education Technology Specialist, Houston ISD
Brenda Quintanilla is a Senior Education Technology Specialist for Houston Independent School District. She is responsible for leading the process of content interoperability into Houston ISD’s learning management system. She has a M.S. in Instructional Technology from the University... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT

1:00pm MDT

Standards Organizations & Diverse Stakeholder Communities Working Together
The needs for data and technical interoperability are growing, as is the use of data by a wide range of stakeholders. Educators working within student-centered digital learning ecosystems, education researchers, and policy makers are using real-time, integrated data for more immediate and action-oriented purposes. EdTech standards organizations are working together to respond to the various needs for improved use and usability of education data. Panel members will describe their experiences and plans for the future.

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Sean Casey

Strategic Partnerships, Ed-Fi Alliance
Sean serves the Ed-Fi Alliance as Manager of Strategic Partnerships, helping LEAs, ESAs, and collaboratives adopt interoperability data standards and leverage all that Ed-Fi can enable and empower for learners. Over the years, Sean has worked as a district CIO and administrator, an... Read More →
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Jim Goodell

CEDS Standards Lead, CEDS/QIP
Jim Goodell has extensive experience with data standards and learning management initiatives. He leads standards development for the Common Education Data Standards and works with stakeholders from early learning, K12, postsecondary, and workforce organizations. Jim has also been... Read More →
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Eric Jansson

Senior Program Manager, Ed-Fi Alliance
Eric Jansson is a Senior Program Manager for the Ed-Fi Alliance and manages the data standards published by the Alliance. Eric’s career has centered on building learning software for schools, with a particular focus on learning management systems for K12 and higher education. In... Read More →

Kurt Kiefer

Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Libraries and Technology, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Kiefer has served as the Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Libraries and Technology at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction since September 2010.  The Division oversees all information technology efforts for DPI, provides oversight for instructional technology... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT

1:45pm MDT

Interdependence in a Digital Ecosystem: Academics, Innovation &Technology
Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is strategically building interdependent relationships between technology, academics and partners to create a digital ecosystem that delivers seamless technology solutions to transform teaching and learning. Understand how the country's 25th largest school systems' instructional and technical teams architected their customized digital ecosystem. Learn how they are stretching boundaries through visioning, strategic planning, and continuous improvement. See how this evolving digital ecosystem is supporting BCPS' transformation of teaching and learning.  

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Lloyd Brown

Executive Director of Information Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools
Lloyd Brown is currently the Executive Director of the Department of Information Technology for Baltimore County Public Schools, the 25th largest school district in the United States. He is leading a team of professionals in the field of networking, technical support, network security... Read More →
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Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director, Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Ryan Imbriale is the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Ryan is responsible for the leading the system’s digital conversion initiative, S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). He was previously the Principal of Patapsco... Read More →
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Jeanne Imbriale

Director, Baltimore County Public Schools
As Director of the Office of Enterprise Applications for the 25th largest school district in the country, Jeanne Imbriale’s focus is on optimizing the use of technology to improve learning for its 111,000 students. This includes leading the development of system solutions for all... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT

2:35pm MDT

Let's Get Personal: Implementing a Student-centric Learning Engine
Imagine a system that can match learners with the optimal lesson, explanation, or activity based on their skills, gaps, and strengths. It's not science fiction—it's personalized learning, and it's coming to Florida Virtual School. In this session, you will get a glimpse of the imagination, technology, and execution that will make this technology a reality.

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Jeramy Gatza

Senior Manager, Enterprise Research and Discovery Office, Florida Virtual School
Jeramy Gatza is the leads the Enterprise Research and Discovery Office for Florida Virtual School. With more that 18 years in education as a teacher, administrator, and product designer, Jeramy has worn many hats as he continues to lead a team of creative developers charged with... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:35pm - 3:05pm MDT

3:20pm MDT

A Glimpse at IMS through the Lens of the K-12 Experience
Join us for an interactive session focused on how IMS standards are transforming learning opportunities through technology for K-12 students. Explore “A Day in the Life” of a student to see digital resources working in conjunction with LTI to enable personalized learning. This session will provide a snapshot of resource deployment and ideas for replication in other districts. 

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Mike Cicchetti

Director, Technology Services & Innovation, Volusia County Schools
A graduate of both the University of Hartford and Stetson University, my path to being appointed Director of Technology Services & Innovation for Volusia County Schools has been unique.  My ten years with Volusia County Schools began as an Art instructor, quickly transitioning to... Read More →
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Caitlyn Distler

Learning Technologies Specialist, Volusia County Schools
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Mike Evans

Chief Technology and Information Officer, Forsyth County School District
Mike Evans has served in a variety of areas within the Forsyth County School System to help prepare him for his current role of Chief Technology and Information Officer. As CTIO, Mike’s role is to work closely with the Teaching and Learning department as well as the schools to ensure... Read More →
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Melanie Kestory

Lead Facilitator, Digital Classroom Plan, Volusia County Schools
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Noel Nehrig

Blended Learning Specialist, Volusia County Schools

Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm MDT
Thursday, May 18

8:30am MDT

Developing and Refining the Roadmap for a Digital Ecosystem Using Open Standards
Looking to develop or refine your roadmap for planning, designing and implementing an integrated digital ecosystem? This panel discussion will engage participants in exploration and discussion of tools and strategies for advancing your seamlessly integrated digital ecosystem roadmap.  The panel representatives from leading school districts will share their own vision, implementation and opportunities for growth in implementing effective digital learning environments.

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Jill Hobson

K-12 Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium

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Ellen Botkin


Nate Obee

Client Tech Analyst, Department of Technology Services, Denver Public Schools
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Rod Smith

Chief Technology Officer, Clayton County Public Schools
Rod Smith serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS). CCPS has 67 learning sites and 55,000+ students. He has effectively increased equity of access to technology and learning opportunities enabled by technology for students over the last 20 years... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am MDT

9:15am MDT

Competency Framework Registry
While Curriculum resources are going digital, state standards and competencies are mostly locked in PDFs and are not easily usable by teaching and learning systems.  Because of this, educators everywhere are struggling to implement digital materials and transition to more personalized, competency-based learning.  A solution is now in sight. Learn how a new specification from IMS is being piloted in several states to create and exchange digital representations of state learning standard documents and their relationships to national and local competency frameworks.  

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Diana Bidulescu

Manager Online Assessment, Houston Independent School District
Interoperability and integrations, 1-1, digital transformation, online assessments, new programs implementation and sustainability
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Greg Nadeau

Manager, Public Consulting Group
Greg Nadeau is a writer, speaker, community leader, innovator, and Manager at Public Consulting Group (PCG). He has over twenty years of experience leading large-scale education data system projects at the local, state, and national levels, including eight years as Chief Information... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 9:15am - 9:45am MDT

10:00am MDT

The Consumerization of Learning

Learn about the disruption at hand for the way leaders lead education digitally, and solutions based on interviews and discussions with hundreds of education leaders across the U.S. LeiLani will share how schools are finding a new relevancy at the natural end-point of digital transition: maximized live experience and quality digital learning, also known as “expo” education. Gain leadership advice combined with valuable education market insights from the dynamic founder of the Learning Counsel and author of the book, The Consumerization of Learning.

During her breakout session, LeiLani will touch upon:

  • The digital curriculum transition national survey findings.
  • Sustainability in the age of digital management for schools.
  • The end-point of digital transition: maximized live experience and quality digital learning, also known as Expo Education.
  • A software model architecture.
  • A digital curriculum evaluation matrix and how to use it.

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LeiLani Cauthen

CEO & Publisher, The Learning Counsel
I am the CEO and Publisher at the Learning Counsel and author of the book, The Consumerization of Learning. The Learning Counsel is a research institute and news media hub, focused on providing context for the shift in education to digital curriculum. Our membership is comprised of... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am MDT