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Wednesday, May 20 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Leveraging Standards to Support Curriculum Equity in Chicago Public Schools

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Chicago Public Schools recently announced a first-of-its-kind Curriculum Equity Initiative to ensure that students in every part of Chicago can benefit from high-quality curriculum and instructional resources. Working with leading K-12 educational publishers, the district is building a digital content delivery system designed to provide equitable access to learning resources that all educators will be able to utilize to supplement their instruction and ensure the needs of all students. Join district leaders for a panel discussion on how the district is leveraging IMS standards to build a standards-aligned, culturally relevant library of digital curriculum inside their Learning Object Repository, and explore technical specifications behind this enterprise system design.
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Martin McGuire

Director of Educational Technologies, Digital Solutions and UX, Chicago Public Schools
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Tim Beekman

President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage
Timothy R. Beekman, President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage, was founder of Dynacom, Inc., and a partner/owner of the former SAFARI Technologies, Inc. Mr. Beekman holds a BSEE from Western Michigan University and a First Class Broadcast License. He was honored as “Fellow of the Decade... Read More →
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Kara Thorstenson

Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology, Chicago Public Schools
Kara is the Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology for Chicago Public Schools, working in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Digital Learning. She has been a school librarian, instructional technology coach and district leader serving grades PreK-12.
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Giovanni Benincasa

Manager of Digital Curriculum, Chicago Public Schools
Curriculum Equity Initiative & CPS Digital Ecosystem


Wednesday May 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am MDT