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Equity, Agency and Mastery
Enabling the Next Generation of Student Success

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Monday, May 18
 

7:30am

Registration
Monday May 18, 2020 7:30am - 5:00pm

8:00am

Breakfast
Monday May 18, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

Comprehensive Learner Record & Open Badges Bootcamp
The IMS Comprehensive Learner Record and Open Badges standards enable learning organizations to capture and issue learning achievements of students and employees, empowering these learners to share their learning achievements in pursuit of employment and educational opportunities. Open Badges are interoperable and verifiable digital badges that recognize skills, competencies or other achievements, while a Comprehensive Learner Record is a verifiable collection of achievement records. Platforms that adopt the CLR and/or Open Badges standards are able to create and issue verifiable machine-readable records of learning achievements such as grades, courses, credentials, competencies, badges, and more - beyond traditional transcripts. Participants will gain a deep knowledge of these standards and be equipped to implement the free CLR 1.0, Open Badges 2.0, and Open Badges 2.1 open standards in their products and join the interoperable digital credentials ecosystem.

In this combined CLR and Open Badges bootcamp, participants will:
  • Learn about the CLR 1.0 and Open Badges 2.x data models and APIs
  • See demonstrations of CLR and OB reference implementations and proof of concept applications
  • Get oriented to the specification documents and other resources
  • Learn how products can become IMS-certified for CLR 1.0, OB 2.0, and OB 2.1

Monday May 18, 2020 9:00am - 2:15pm

10:00am

Vendor Table Set-Sup
Monday May 18, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm
Plaza Foyer

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday May 18, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza Ballroom CF

12:00pm

1:00pm

1:30pm

First Time Attendee Session: Getting the Most Out of Learning Impact
Join other first time attendees to learn how to make the most of your Learning Impact Leadership Institute experience. We'll review in detail the agenda, point out featured sessions, and provide you with tips to maximize your networking and learning experience.

Monday May 18, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm
TBA

2:15pm

3:00pm

Opening General Session Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Rob Abel

Rob Abel

Chief Executive Officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Monday May 18, 2020 3:00pm - 3:10pm

3:10pm

Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All
In this presentation, Professor Yong Zhao calls for a paradigm shift in education. Dr. Zhao brings extensive evidence to show that every individual has both potential and need to become great. To help each and every student achieve their greatness, we need a different kind of education that focuses on enhancing the unique strengths and passion of each student. Education is to help each and every student discover and develop their strengths and passions with the goal to create value for others and the world. To do so, we need to make education personalizable by the student, instead of personalized for the student.

Speakers
avatar for Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas


Monday May 18, 2020 3:10pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm

Defining the Next Generation of Student Success — Equity, Agency, and Mastery in a Complex World
In the opening discussion, IMS Global Learning Consortium CEO Rob Abel interviews four leaders engaged in extraordinary efforts to change the world of education and thus make a lasting impact on the world. The focus of the interviews will be defining the next generation of student success with an emphasis on equity, agency, and mastery in an increasingly complex world. Every student can change the world. How do educational institutions help them be change agents for a better world?

Speakers
avatar for Robin Johnston

Robin Johnston

VP of Academic Innovation, Nexford University
Dr Robin (Berenson) Johnston serves as Nexford’s Vice President of Academic Innovation. Throughout her career, Dr Johnston has held executive leadership positions in higher education, human resources, and healthcare. Prior to joining Nexford full time, Dr Johnston worked as a consultant... Read More →
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Serena Sacks

CIO, Fulton County Schools
Ms. Sacks has been a transformational business and technology leader for more than 30 years across corporate, non-profit, and government sectors. In the last 10 years she has had the honor of serving students in public education as CIO of Florida Virtual School and Fulton County Schools... Read More →
avatar for Rob Abel

Rob Abel

Chief Executive Officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Yong Zhao

Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas
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Thomas Arnett

Senior Research Fellow Education, Clayton Christensen Institute
Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow in education for the Clayton Christensen Institute. His work focuses on studying innovations that amplify educator capacity, documenting barriers to K-12 innovation, and identifying disruptive innovations in education. Thomas previously served... Read More →
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Louis Soares

Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, American Council on Education
Louis Soares serves as the Chief Learning & Innovation Officer at ACE. Soares incubates and scales ACE’s executive leadership networks, as well as catalyzes compelling research and innovation initiatives across the Council. Working with colleagues, Soares integrates the work of... Read More →


Monday May 18, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm

4:25pm

EdTalk: Pathways--A Key New Process in the Learning Architecture
In the last 10 years we have focused on quality standards for online learning, and it is perhaps time to do the same for student pathways. The fundamental underpinning of a Pathway is student choice, making personalization something that is student-controlled rather than teacher or school prescribed. It offers the student different starting points and thereby provides a unique conduit to opportunity and equity. What do we have to do to make Pathways a core concept in our systems, our pedagogy and our curriculum development? What might it capture that a course may not?

Speakers
avatar for Sanje Ratnavale

Sanje Ratnavale

CEO, OESIS Network
Sanje is the President and Co-Founder of the OESIS Network (Online/Blended Education Symposia for Independent Schools) that serves over 350 schools in its Boston, LA and London symposia. OESIS Network also conducts research on over 450 independent schools on blended and online learning... Read More →


Monday May 18, 2020 4:25pm - 5:00pm

5:00pm

 
Tuesday, May 19
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday May 19, 2020 7:00am - 8:30am
Plaza Ballroom CF

7:30am

IMS Europe Breakfast
This is a closed meeting for only the attendees traveling from Europe. It will give you a chance to meet other attendees from your region and learn about the activities of IMS Europe. Attendees should grab breakfast from Plaza Room CF at 7:00 am and feel free to bring breakfast into the meeting for a 7:30 am start time.

Speakers
avatar for Nynke De boer

Nynke De boer

Program Director IMS Europe, IMS Global Learning Consortium
I work from the Netherlands to engage and support the IMS Global members in Europe, for example by making sure the yearly IMS Europe conference is an event that helps to enhance EdTech standards globally. I have worked as a product and project manager in the field of Education Technology... Read More →


Tuesday May 19, 2020 7:30am - 7:30am
Plaza Court 2, 3, 4 and 5

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday May 19, 2020 7:30am - 5:00pm

8:30am

Overview of the IMS Specification Suite
Since 1999, IMS Global has published over 25 specifications designed to improve information exchange and interoperability between EdTech systems, apps and tools. The IMS Specification Suite includes Common Cartridge, LTI Advantage, OneRoster, Question & Test Interoperability (QTI), Competency & Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) and many more. Over the next 12 months several new specification will be released including Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) and the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR).  Apart from the documentation set for each specification, IMS also creates a conformance test system so that products can be certified as supporting the specification. Many other artifacts are also available to IMS members to make it easier to adopt each specification. During this session, the IMS Chief Architect will give a brief overview of the Specification Suite and will explain how to make best use of the various documents, test systems and reference implementations that IMS makes available.  He will also explain how IMS is focused on ensuring that the IMS specifications can be used together to support an interoperable digital edtech ecosystem. This is an excellent opportunity to understand the IMS specification roadmap.        

Speakers
avatar for Colin Smyth

Colin Smyth

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →


Tuesday May 19, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am

8:30am

HED Executive Session: Academic and IT Innovating Together to Impact Student Success
The current push for digital transformation is going to require coordination, collaboration and alignment between all the key stakeholders on campus. Does your campus have established channels of communication that enables the critical flow of information between academics and IT? Is there a joint playbook on how your institution will get to the future of education? Is there a stable partnership between the CAO and CIO to ensure they are on the same page and pulling together? Join a gathering of institutional leaders for an interactive day of discussion and planning to help your campus tackle the disruptive challenges of evolving an interoperable digital ecosystem for teaching and learning. The HED Executive Session is designed for C-level institutional officers and their staff, from both IMS Global member and non-member institutions, to address industry-wide topics, and share new approaches that will help drive a healthy digital learning environment.

This is a closed session for educational executives and senior level officers (Presidents, Provosts, etc.) on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost, but interested attendees must indicate when registering if they will attend to reserve a seat. 

Session Agenda:
  • 8:30-9:00 Welcome and Opening Comments
  • 9:00-10:00 Multi-Association Collaboration: Designing the Comprehensive Learner Record
    • Panelists: Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE, Tom Green, AACRAO, and Amelia Parnell, NASPA
    • Moderated by: Jack Suess, UMBC
  • 10:00-10:45 A Conversation with Educational Leaders about Collaboration for Digital Transformation
    • Moderated by: Lois Brooks, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 10:45-11:15 In This Together: Strategic Academic and Technology Partnerships
    by Robin Pappas, Oregon State
  • 11:15-12:00 Activity
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:15 edTalks:a series of punctuated conversations about the power of collaboration
    • Tom Cavanagh, University of Central Florida
    • Donna Kidwell, Arizona State University
    • Cyndi Proctor, State University of New York
    • Robin Johnson, Nexford University
  • 2:15-3:00 Closing Keynote by Liv Gjestvang, the Ohio State University




Speakers
avatar for Liv Gjestvang

Liv Gjestvang

Associate Vice President, Learning Technology, The Ohio State University
Liv Gjestvang, Associate Vice President for Learning Technology at Ohio State University, is committed to supporting diverse and innovative teams in the development of engaging and life-changing learning experiences for students of all ages.Her work is centered around student access... Read More →
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Sandra DeCastro

Vice President, Community Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Tom Cavanagh

Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. is Vice Provost for Digital Learning at UCF. He oversees all classroom technology and the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of one of the nation’s largest universities. He has administered e-learning for both academic (public and private... Read More →
avatar for Malcolm Brown

Malcolm Brown

Director of Learning Initiatives, EDUCAUSE
Prior to assuming the position of director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Malcolm Brown was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College. His group supported faculty and students in the use of applications of information technology in research and in the curriculum... Read More →
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Amelia Parnell

Vice President for Research and Policy, NASPA
Amelia Parnell is vice president for research and policy at NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Amelia directs the Research and Policy Institute (RPI), which links research, policy, and effective student affairs practice in support of student success. Amelia... Read More →
avatar for Jack Suess

Jack Suess

Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Mr. John \"Jack\" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership... Read More →
avatar for Cary Brown

Cary Brown

Higher Education Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium
With responsibilities for helping to drive the IMS Global work in the Higher Education industry and manage and maintain the projects and members in HED, I have a background in enterprise software development and management with a focus on integration.
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Cynthia Proctor

Director of Communications and Academic Policy Development, SUNY System Administration
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Kelly Hoyland

Higher Education Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
I'm interested in using technology to support quality teaching and learning experiences. LTI, Digital Credentials, and Adaptive Learning are all of interest to me.
avatar for Donna Kidwell

Donna Kidwell

Chief Technology Officer, EdPlus at ASU
Donna Kidwell leads a team responsible for designing, developing and managing the technical infrastructure and information services necessary to deliver EdPlus at ASU’s online degree and lifelong learning opportunities at scale. She provides oversight, vision and strategy as EdPlus... Read More →
avatar for Robin Johnston

Robin Johnston

VP of Academic Innovation, Nexford University
Dr Robin (Berenson) Johnston serves as Nexford’s Vice President of Academic Innovation. Throughout her career, Dr Johnston has held executive leadership positions in higher education, human resources, and healthcare. Prior to joining Nexford full time, Dr Johnston worked as a consultant... Read More →
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Tom Green

Associate Executive Director, AACRAO
For the last five years, I have been leading a project to model, develop, implement and create standards for Comprehensive Learner Records. Over 30 years of experience in higher education; AACRAO has helped academic and enrollment services professionals navigate new and emerging... Read More →
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Robin Pappas

Instructional Innovations Program Manager, Oregon State University
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Samantha Becker

Executive Director, Creative & Communications, Arizona State University
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Shawna Dark

Chief Academic Technology Officer and Executive Director of Research, UC Berkeley
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Lois Brooks

Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Melissa Woo

Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Michigan State University


Tuesday May 19, 2020 8:30am - 3:00pm

8:30am

K-12 Executive Session: Delivering Your Digital Ecosystem for 21st Century Learning
Note: This is a closed session for K-12 educational senior-level leaders (Superintendent, Chief, Director, etc.) on a first-come, first-serve basis - no additional cost.

No matter where your organization is in its digital learning transformation journey, there is always "what's next." With so many components to an optimal digital ecosystem—learning standards, curriculum mapping, digital resources, analytics, assessment, dashboarding, forecasting, learning management, learning objects, interoperability, and the list goes on—how do you identify your priorities and establish goals and strategic pathways to achieve your vision? Participants in this executive session will work together, under the guidance of education and industry experts, to strategically plan for the next phase of their journey. Hear from instructional leaders and colleagues who have progressed on their path and will share lessons learned. Work with IMS and industry leaders to identify key decision points and levers. Confer as a team to drill down to best return-on-investment opportunities. The K-12 Executive Session provides a unique working environment that will allow participants to walk away with an outline to lead your organization to the next level of digital transformation.

8:30 Welcome and Keynote: The Future of Education: An Interactive Discussion with Yong Zhao
9:15 Panel: The Role of the Digital Ecosystem in a Personalized Education
10:00 BREAK
10:30 Digital Transformation in K-12: What Does it Take?
12:00 LUNCH
1:00 Workshop: Planning for the Next Phase of Your Journey
2:30 Moving Forward: The Changing Role of the District Leaders; Lenny Schad
3:00   Closing


Speakers
avatar for Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Vice President, K-12 Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Karen Daughtery

K-12 Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Karen Daughtery serves as the K-12 Institutional Program Manager at IMS Global where she facilitates program activities for multiple Innovation Leadership Networks. She works closely with individual members to accelerate the uptake of IMS open standards and practices to enable next... Read More →
avatar for Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas
avatar for Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad

Venture Partner, Education; Chief Information & Innovation Officer, RIDGE-LANE LP; District Administration
Lenny Schad, one of the most prominent voices in K12 technology leadership, has joined District Administration as chief information and innovation officer. Schad was most recently CIO of Houston ISD, and previously served as CIO of Katy ISD in Texas.


Tuesday May 19, 2020 8:30am - 3:00pm

9:00am

Caliper Analytics Bootcamp
The IMS Caliper Analytics specification enables institutions to collect learning data from digital resources to better understand and visualize learning activity and product usage data, and present this information to students, instructors, and advisors in meaningful ways. Caliper defines a number of metric profiles, each of which models a learning activity or a supporting activity that helps facilitate learning. Each profile provides a domain-specific set of terms and concepts that application designers and developers can draw upon to describe common user interactions in a consistent manner using a shared vocabulary. Annotating a reading, playing a video, taking a test, or grading an assignment submission represent a few examples of the many activities or events that Caliper's metric profiles attempt to describe. Version 1.2 is planned for public release in mid 2020.

In this half-day bootcamp (morning only) the presenters will give an overview of the specification, demonstrate the process of conformance and certification and show how the specification is used in deployed products. Attendees at the bootcamp will:
  • Learn how the Caliper Analytics specification can be used within various learning systems
  • Learn how to use the Sensor API conformance test systems to become certified
  • Learn how the IMS Caliper Analytics specification uses LTI Advantage
  • Learn about the Caliper 1.2 and how it extends Caliper 1.1
  • See demonstrations of the use of the Caliper Analytics specification by certified products.

Speakers
avatar for Bracken Mosbacker

Bracken Mosbacker

Technical Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Tuesday May 19, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm

9:30am

HEaRT: A Model for Recognizing Learning While Solving Workforce Problems
The next generation of learners can be supported by higher education programs that provide a platform supporting and enhancing team building, critical thinking, problem-solving and networking skills. The gap between what learners obtain in the classroom and the application of skills in the workplace can be shortened with the offering of experiential learning opportunities. Universities can deliver an online experience that allows students to build soft skills while connecting theory to practice, effectively demonstrating holistic workforce preparedness in their field of study. The Higher Education and Real-world Training (HEaRT) experiential learning model is a learner-centered initiative that delivers an experience within an online environment where learners earn digital badges and micro-credentials.

Speakers
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Jan Wyatt

Associate Vice President - Nursing, Health Professions, and Counseling, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
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Stacey Rosenberg

Associate Dean Nursing, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
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Denise Bisaillon

Executive Director Health Professions, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
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Toni Clayton

Associate Dean Health Professions, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
Looking forward to conversations on experiential learning opportunities for on-line higher education students. Happy to share our HEaRT model with others and collaborate on future projects.


Tuesday May 19, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am

9:30am

Using Analytics for Improved Support in Experiential Learning
Experiential learning pedagogy plays a prominent role in the higher education curriculum.However, there is a need for more research and development on how experiential learning pedagogy can utilize emerging technologies like learning analytics and machine learning for support. This session is based on doctoral research that brings together emerging technology, data analytics, and experiential learning to explore how technology could be used to aid in the learning and teaching of experiential learning programs. It will explore real-time technology-enabled, learning theory-based categorization of students and how it can be used by educators to tailor how they intervene in the learning process.

Speakers
avatar for Nikki James

Nikki James

Doctoral Candidate, The University of Liverpool
I'm a learning analytics researcher focused on the use of learning analytics for experiential learning and 21st Century Skill development.


Tuesday May 19, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am

10:00am

10:30am

Thriving Over Surviving: Strategically Designing a Teaching and Learning Ecosystem
The advancement of technical standards and the proliferation of pluggable tools and consuming platforms are driving forces for digital transformation within the teaching and learning ecosystem. On top of that, rapidly changing technologies, growth in user demands, and the continual drive to be an innovative campus all contribute to a persistent feeling that planning and designing the ecosystem is more about surviving than strategy.In this session, the presenters will share how the UW-Madison campus is approaching this challenge to provide the best experience possible within its digital learning ecosystem. Presenters will also discuss approaches to improve cross-campus collaborations in this area,to help academic and technology leaders with strategic prioritization, and to create a map to a cohesive and interoperable portfolio of learning technologies.Participants will be engaged throughout the presentation and asked to contribute their own successes and struggles in defining technology ecosystems in their organization.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Cramer

Ron Cramer

Strategic Learning Consultant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ron Cramer is a consultant for teaching, learning and technology issues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has nearly twenty years of experience working in higher education on curricular and course development as well as campus-wide learning technology initiatives. He received... Read More →
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Bethany Gordy

Enterprise Learning Technology Architect, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Tuesday May 19, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am

10:30am

Signaling Marketable Skills to Students with Comprehensive Learner Records  
As alternative transcripts and comprehensive learner records (CLR) become prevalent and mainstream in education, the focus is often on employer needs and external-facing value. The primary beneficiary, however, is the student. Their knowledge and understanding how their learning experiences are evidence of attainment of marketable skills is ultimately what makes them competitive candidates in their career search.This session will discuss how bringing students front and center in the conversation around signaling via CLRs allowed the University of North Texas and Concentric Sky to envision a student-facing dashboard summarizing student progress and attainment of skills. We will discuss how a stacked credential model informed the student-facing dashboard views alongside the employer-facing CLR view. We will also discuss how leveraging the dashboard as a focal point for conversations encouraged faculty and staff to intentionally evaluate their curriculum for skills attainment opportunities and ultimately increase curricular transparency. Attendees will learn about the process of developing a stacked-microcredential model and leverage technology tools (Badgr pathways, badges, etc.) to operationalize the credential.Attendees will learn about the value of focusing on students as a way to garner interest and investment in an evaluation and assessment structure from university stakeholders.Attendees will learn about how as successful vendor/purchaser relationship allowed for innovation and the development of user-focused tools to track and share evidence of learning.                      

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Skipper

Wayne Skipper

Founder/CEO, Concentric Sky
My background spans the technology gamut, from hardware design to software architecture. I'm passionate about education and emerging technologies. I love Art and Science - and I enjoy building bridges between them. I'm always looking for fresh perspectives and new ways to look at... Read More →
avatar for Meena Naik

Meena Naik

Program Director, Career Connect, University of North Texas


Tuesday May 19, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am

10:30am

Offline LIS for the Rural World. Electronic Student Records For All
Genius Plaza has developed a Raspberry PI, One Roster conformant, Learning Information System, inline with our motto "serving the underserved". The topic of the session will be the challenges of building a disconnected learning Information System, security concerns and why standards and electronic tracking of child achievements is so important.

Speakers
avatar for Marco Baeza

Marco Baeza

Director of Technology, Washington Unified School District
Looking for as much domain knowledge as possible, so anything!
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Ana Castro

CEO, Genius Plaza


Tuesday May 19, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am

11:15am

Adaptive and Active Learning - How LTI Enable Cutting Edge Courses
In this presentation we will discuss the work and ongoing success of Adaptive Learning courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. These courses introduce the innovative use of adaptive and active learning. Implemented through the use of appropriate LTI producer and consumer integrations between Realizeit and the Canvas LMS as well as Active Learning components such as ZyBooks, CodeWorkout, and MatLab.Through the use of these integrated components students in Computer Science and Engineering have been offered a new pedagogical approach to learning complex STEM courses. These courses now offer fully interactive and supported learning. Students can now blend online, in person as well as real time online feedback on complex practical work. Finally, the presentation will conclude with some of the insights on the development and refinement of these courses which will enable other universities and colleges to create their own adaptive and active learning courses.

Speakers
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Nicole Harris

Web Application Developer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Bruce Richards

Senior Instructional Technologist, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bruce Richards is the Senior Instructional Technologist in CTL in instructional support of faculty teaching and learning. His interest is in exploring how existing and emerging learning technologies can be used to enhance the successful transfer of knowledge for student and teacher... Read More →
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George Mitchell

COO, Realizeit
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Frank Claffey

CPO, Realizeit


Tuesday May 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Building a Learning Ecosystem that Works for Everyone
In order to ensure that all youth - especially those that are most economically vulnerable - are given the best opportunity to achieve economic and career success, we must connect and empower communities. It's time to build ecosystems that focus on pathways to education and work. Bringing together city government and assets, CBOs, educational providers, and social capital in communities, LRNG and SNHU are building a coherent and stackable credentialing framework that moves from badges through micro-credentials to degree, while creating on-ramps to work. We believe this work has the power to close the equity gap and create true pathways to learning and work. This past summer, LRNG ran a pilot project in the city of Chicago to translate badges into credit at Southern New Hampshire University. Working with youth, we are gaining more understanding of how to engage and support them as they traverse the pathway toward college credit.  

Speakers
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Megan Stiles-Madel

Vice President of Product Management, LRNG


Tuesday May 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

IMS Security Framework Group Update
The IMS Security Framework defines the security approaches that should be used when implementing IMS specifications. The security framework, published in May 2019, is already being used in the LTI Advantage, OneRoster, and other IMS specifications. IMS has established a Security Framework Group, composed of experts in security and the EdTech domain from within the IMS Members. This Group is monitoring and reviewing how the Security Framework is used by the various IMS specifications, and provides strategic awareness of the broader concerns within the field of security. They are also creating the first, annual, security audit of how security is addressed within the IMS specifications. During this panel session, the members of the IMS Security Framework Group will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Security Framework. They will give an overview of the planned revision of the Security Framework.  There will also be an opportunity for attendees to quiz the Group members on how they think security issues in the EdTech domain will develop over the next 12-18 month.    

Speakers
avatar for Colin Smyth

Colin Smyth

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →
avatar for Mark McKell

Mark McKell

Product Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Tuesday May 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

To Badge or Not to Badge: One Institution’s Journey Into Micro-credentialing
Winona State University will share its experience in the journey to develop a digital badge program. Participants will learn what badges are…and aren’t (or shouldn’t be), develop an understanding of delivery platforms, and examine the badge programs being developed at WSU. Specifically, we’ll discuss the co-branded Merchant’s Bank Leadership badge, the Digital Citizenship Program, and the Web Front End Development, a non-credit badge series collaboration with our two-year college partner. This series will provide students an opportunity to gain 6 credits toward completion of a two-year degree as well as electives in the bachelor’s degree at WSU.

Speakers
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Linda Kingston

Assistant Vice President of Distance Learning and Summer Session, Winona State University


Tuesday May 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday May 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza Ballroom CF

1:00pm

IMS Standards: Mission Critical for the Future of Open Educational Resources
Curriki’s mission and vision is to make the new incarnation of OER (Open Educational Resources) highly interactive and intelligent, free and open in both content and technology, and extremely easy-to-use and remixable for both content builders consumers. IMS standards are crucial to both the democratization and technical success of such an ambitious open project.

We will spend the first 15 minutes demonstrating Curriki’s use of LTI Advantage, and how we plan to use Lesson Level Interoperability, and the Thin Common Cartridge to index and deliver these advanced learning experiences. We will also do a quick demo of how we are using xAPI/Caliper Analytics to build the student portfolio, and as the primary source for the student dashboard and individual progress monitoring.

The last 10 minutes of the session are open for input from the audience on other ways that we could leverage and implement other standards within IMS' arsenal.

Speakers
avatar for Leo Cunha

Leo Cunha

CTO, Curriki
I am fanatical about the value of open learning, interoperability, and the value of extending education so it is accessible and free to all students who need or want it.Before coming to Curriki, I led systems architecture and product management roles for SIS, assessment, and learning... Read More →
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Keith Kostrzewski

CEO, Curriki
Keith is the CEO of Curriki, currently leading the non-profit EdTech firm through a significant pivot in product strategy. Curriki is expanding to build an end-to-end open-source content development, collaboration and delivery platform that will enable organizations to create interactive... Read More →


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm

1:00pm

Together Building A First Class LTI Experience in Moodle 
Moodle was one of the first Learning Management Systems to fully support LTI Advantage, but while thorough, the initial implementation did not address some usability issues around content selection, navigation and registration. UCLA, Cengage, Mcgraw Hill & Moodle gathered together to bring that support to a new level, addressing key usability issues and bringing best practices that emerged in the field. Come learn how we worked together and discover first hand the incoming First-class LTI Advantage support in Moodle! What usability challenges exist in the original Moodle LTI Advantage implementation. What's coming soon in Moodle for improved LTI Advantage usability. How to make open source enhancements in Moodle.

Speakers
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Claude Vervoort

Application Architect, Integration, Cengage
As application architect specializing in integration, Claude is working on Cengage LMS gateway, which centralizes the LMS integration for all Cengage's products. Claude has also been the architect of the MindApp program, an LTI based integration allowing selected partners to integrate... Read More →
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David Stephens

Senior Technical Product Manager, Integrations, McGraw Hill Education
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Nick Thompson

Assistant Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, UCLA


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm

1:00pm

Open Badges Reference Implementation Model Site Using Serverless Technology
Open University Japan and Digital Knowledge developed an Open Badges 2.0 (OBv2) and 2.1 Reference Implementation Model Site called OBRIM using the latest modern application technology to promote IMS Open Badges specifications to potential IMS members like institutions and vendors in Japan. Most institutions and vendors are interested in OBv2, but face the issue of how to implement and integrate existing systems. OBRIM consists of a front-end single page application that runs on cross-browsers and a back-end serverless system. Serverless builds agility and modern applications with a lower total cost of ownership and simple system structure. OBRIM helps institutions and vendors in Japan implement IMS standards easily and rapidly, then they can focus on their core existing products without having to worry about managing and operating servers and runtimes. This overhead reduction helps them regain the time and energy they spend developing superior IMS standard products that are scalable and reliable.

Speakers
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Tsuneo Yamada

Professor, The Open University of Japan
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Takahiro Hata

Executive Officer, Digital Knowledge Co., Ltd.


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm

1:00pm

Operationalizing Your Use of Data to Drive Student Success
How one large metropolitan school district utilizes technology and digital platforms to monitor and promote student success and engagement for decision making at the classroom, school and district levels.

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Nikki Brown

Instructional Assessment Coordinator, Cherry Creek School District
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Norm Alerta

Director of Assessment and Performance Analytics, Cherry Creek School District


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm

1:45pm

Do I Really Need to Certify My LTI Tool? 
Homegrown LTI's are a key part of an Institution's tool set, but they are usually un-certified. Is it worthwhile to get these tools certified? Developer time is often difficult to get and will the certification process consume more of this scarce resource? In this presentation, Penn State will walk you through their decision to certify their homegrown tools and share their experiences with the certification process.

Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm

1:45pm

Standards are the Glue for an Adaptive Learning Program
Implementing an adaptive learning program can seem daunting but this session will provide on how institution’s can leverage existing expertise to start. Leveraging IMS standards can provide you access to the data you need to run a successful adaptive learning program. This data can be used by faculty and instructional designers to build quality adaptive learning experiences for students. Communication and collaboration between academics, IT, and suppliers will be required to create alignment to continue the advancements in this area. This  interactive panel will feature members of our Adaptive Learning Innovation Leadership Network sharing their experiences implementing adaptive learning using existing standards and their work in developing new standards.

Speakers
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Dale Johnson

Director Adaptive Learning Initiatives, Arizona State University
Dale manages the adaptive general education program for EdPlus at ASU.  He works closely with faculty, staff and vendors to develop and implement adaptive courseware that will help improve the student success rate in key introductory courses.  Dale studied architecture at ASU and... Read More →
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Connie Johnson, Ed.D.

Chief Academic Officer and Provost, Colorado Technical University
Dr. Connie Johnson is Colorado Technical University's (CTU) chief academic officer and provost, working with both online and ground degree programs. She has oversight of academic affairs, including faculty, curriculum, classroom experience, and accreditation. During her time at CTU... Read More →


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm

1:45pm

Implementing a Comprehensive Learner Record of Employer-Defined Credentials
This session will provide insight into the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's efforts to pilot a Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR). The University System of Maryland (USM) is partnering with AACRAO and NASPA to develop CLR pilots as part of their Lumina-Funded national project.UMBC's pilot focuses on tracking acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) defined by the Greater Washington Partnership (GWP) Capital COLab, an academic and industry partnership focusing on developing a skilled workforce in the region. The GWP has identified four employer-defined KSA tracks for students to complete:Generalist in Data Analysis & VisualizationSpecialist in Data AnalyticsSpecialist in Machine Learning Specialist in Cybersecurity Competencies acquired within each track are represented as stackable micro-credentials in the CLR. This session will present the strategies used to map KSAs to academic content within AEFIS assessment management platform, to represent credentials in the CLR, and to issue credentials to earners.

Speakers
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Sherri Braxton

Senior Director, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Sherri N. Braxton is the Senior Director of Instructional Technology at UMBC where she is responsible for leading the Division of Information Technology’s (DoIT) strategy for end-user support of instructional technologies including online, hybrid, and traditional, “face-to-face... Read More →
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Laura Wyatt

Instructional Designer, University of Maryland, Baltimore College
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Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Client Success, AEFIS
Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS, CE School Administrator, is the Director of Client Success and Academic Research at AEFIS. Suzanne has 27 years of experience in higher education teaching, scholarship and leadership. Most recently, Suzanne served as the Director of Assessment at the Philadelphia... Read More →


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm

1:45pm

A View From the Canopy: Trends In Innovation From A Diverse Set of Student-centered Schools
What are the trends worth watching in school innovation and redesign? Join this session for a fast-paced tour through some of the most notable findings arising from the Canopy, a new, national dataset of schools reimagining teaching and learning. The insights and diverse stories you’ll discover are surfaced from schools not found on the usual lists, and result from a year-long study and collaborative effort involving hundreds of organizations and schools. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see both the forest and the trees in how, where, and why schools are innovating.

Speakers
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Chelsea Waite

Research Fellow, Christensen Institute
I research how disruptive innovation theory can inform the design and scale of student-centered instructional models. I also lead the Canopy project to source and share a more diverse set of schools innovating across the country (christenseninstitute.org/canopy-project).


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm

1:45pm

1EdTech: Guaranteeing Interoperability in K-12
1EdTech is a business ecosystem that has at its foundation trusted educational technology products and trusted interoperable connections that enable high return on digital learning for school districts, higher education institutions, and corporations. The 1EdTech ecosystem spans the multitude of product-specific or institution-specific ecosystems.  Initially, 1EdTech is focused on the problems of establishing guaranteed interoperability between rostering systems in K-12 i.e. those systems adopting the IMS OneRoster specification. This service,  launched as a limited pilot in May 2019and to be formally launched in late 2020, will change the way in which IMS enables interoperability between OneRoster-based solutions.  It builds upon IMS’s sophisticated vendor certification process by enabling detailed analysis of the interoperability capabilities of the systems being used. Ian Weddell, the 1EdTech Program Manager, will give an overview of the aims and objectives of the 1EdTech Service. He will explain how it can be used to improve interoperability between OneRoster-based solutions. Ian will also give insight into how, over the next 12 months, the capabilities of the 1EdTech service will be extended. 

Speakers
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Ian Weddell

1EdTech Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Program Manager for the 1EdTech initiative with a focus on interoperability and growth.


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm

1:45pm

Creating An Online Toolkit for Supporting Non-traditional Student Success
This 30-minute workshop is a presentation on academic innovation - using technology to support staff development and community-building. CEW+, U-M University Human Resources, and Information and Technology Services are creating a self-paced online training toolkit to enhance how University staff engage with and support nontraditional students. Toolkit topics address the common needs, barriers and challenges of underrepresented students at U-M. This training is a collaborative effort to pilot a new model of conducting online student-focused learning and optimizing micro-credentialing functions. Attendees will be shown a demonstration of the toolkit and learn about additional engagement opportunities beyond the toolkit.    1. How to utilize learning management software tools to support university staff professional development 2. Models for campus partnerships 3. Engagement opportunities beyond the toolkit

Speakers
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Nargas Oskui

Instructional Learning Specialist Senior, University of Michigan
Educational TechnologyManagement and LeadershipInstructional Design


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm

1:45pm

Transforming Higher Education: Edtech & Academic Integrity
Speakers
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Mallory Dyer

Director of Product, Proctorio
Not just proctoring. A Comprehensive Learning Integrity Platform.LEARNING WITH INTEGRITYUsing state-of-the-art technology and end-to-end data security, Proctorio ensures the total learning integrity of every assessment, every time. Our software eliminates human error, bias, and... Read More →
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Lisha Bustos

University of Denver - Skaggs School of Pharmacy


Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm

2:30pm

The Role of Employers and Educators In Addressing the Skills Gap
As employers look to find the skilled workers they need, they are increasingly looking towards partnerships with educational institutions to educate, train and develop current workers and those in their communities with in-demand skills. We will look at the factors driving these partnerships, what employers expect from and contribute to the partnerships and how institutions are stepping up to meet the need. The University of Memphis Global partnered with FedEx to provide a competency-based program, the LiFE (Learning inspired by FedEx) Prep Academy. Each organization had high expectations that there would be positive and profitable results, but they never imagined the impact it could have on the life of FedEx employees.

Speakers
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Amrit Thakur

Director of Product Management, D2L
Data and Analytics
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Richard Irwin

Executive Dean, University of Memphis Global & Academic Innovation


Tuesday May 19, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm

2:30pm

Building a Micro-credential System within a Community of Practice
Adult learners come in all shapes and sizes, with different learning styles and goals. Not only that, a single learner might shift their approach between and within learning experiences. That's why we design micro-credential pathways to fit the needs of all educators. In this session, we'll use an inquiry-led approach to design learning experiences that recognize a broad range of learning products for the various personas within your community. We'll discuss Communities of Practice (CoPs) as a framework for micro-credential pathways, what peer-reviewed checkpoints to include and what platforms are best for awarding these achievements.We use IMS standards to ensure micro-credential pathways are peer-reviewed, award a specific competency and live within a learner's profile, making them easily accessible and shareable.

Speakers
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Julie Keane

Chief Learning Officer, Participate
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Mark Otter

CEO, Participate
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Ann Bullock

Dean of the School of Education, Elon University


Tuesday May 19, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm

2:30pm

Moving Assessment Results: The Missing Piece of Interoperability
Getting the full gamut of assessment results into the hands of teachers and instructional leaders quickly enough to improve instruction is something that to date has been an aspiration verging on a pipe dream. The critical ability to report assessment results by moving an entire hierarchy of parent/child test scores from an assessment system to the destination system of choice (ex., LMS, SIS, data warehouse) is now supported by an IMS Global specification. This session introduces the OneRoster Grading Service Assessment Results Profile and provides demonstrations of supplier implementations that replace laborious, time-consuming extract-transform-load workflows with near real-time transmission of assessment results.

Speakers
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Barry Brahier

Chief Product Officer, Infinite Campus


Tuesday May 19, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm

2:30pm

Capitalizing on Data and Analytics: Lessons From the Field
Thanks in part to data interoperability standards, data lakes for teaching and learning data are now mature and rich enough to practically support a range of student success stakeholders in the fields of learning analytics, advising, educational data mining, and in-course analytics. In this session, we share lessons from building a workbench of analytics tools and data services to serve the University across the enterprise. We will share our approaches to catalyzing the use of data across the University; an evaluation of what has worked and what has not; and, finally, a report on how we intend to build on successes for the future. We hope this session provides practical information regarding how to effectively use teaching and learning data at scale.

Speakers
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John Johnston

Program Manager, University of Michigan
Easy makes a weak body and mind. I judge my success based on the success of those that depend on me. I am a humble guy with a slight edge of non-conformity I just can't seem to shake. I question everything.
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Ned Lindau

Business Development, Google EDU
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Etienne Pelaprat

Chief Technolgoy Officer, Unizin


Tuesday May 19, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

Leading Innovation and Sustainable Change
Innovative leaders across are preparing their organizations for the challenges of the changing education landscape. Designing curriculum and programs relevant for today while preparing students to succeed in the future, recognizing learning outside of the classroom, and even recognizing employer-based learning that can contribute to an academic credential. Lifelong learning standards and technology solutions are coming online that put the learner at the center and in control of their learning records. Are K-20 institutions ready to empower the learner, or will obstacles and barriers slow or even stop their progress? The panel of innovation leaders will share their stories, beginning with pragmatic accomplishments of short term goals, then inspiring a belief in the vision and finally, building organization-wide momentum for sustainable change.





Tuesday May 19, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm

5:00pm

 
Wednesday, May 20
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday May 20, 2020 7:30am - 8:45am
Plaza Ballroom CF

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday May 20, 2020 7:30am - 5:00pm

8:30am

Solving the Learning Data Puzzle: Achieving Efficacy Through a Student Learning Data Model
As the use of educational technology proliferates in both K-12 and higher education there are opportunities for educators, students, parents, administrators, and product providers to utilize digital data to enable student success. Of highest importance is providing security and protecting student data privacy in the usage and manipulation of data. Interoperability of data on student learning from edtech products has come a long way over the last several years with the wide adoption of open standards. However, understanding the meaning of the data and ability to take action on the data is still in its infancy. To address this growing challenge, IMS Global members are developing a global core data model for student learning that will enable K-12 schools, universities, states and their product provider partners to better understand the use, effectiveness, and efficiency of educational technology products. Panelists will discuss why achieving agreement on a core data model for edtech focused on student learning will provide an important foundational step to ensure that data is provided from a wide variety of sources in a timely and secure manner in order to impact the success of each and every student.



Speakers
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Kyle Jones

Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Indiana University-Indianapolis
Dr. Kyle M. L. Jones is an assistant professor at the School of Informatics and Computing within the Department of Library and Information Science at Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI). His research focuses on data and information ethics issues associated with educational data... Read More →
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Jill Buban

Chief Academic Officer, Unizin
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Michael Feldstein

Chief Accountability Officer, e-Literate


Wednesday May 20, 2020 8:30am - 9:10am

9:00am

LTI Advantage Bootcamp and Hackathon
The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Advantage standard prescribes a way to easily and securely connect learning applications and tools with platforms like learning management systems (LMS), portals and learning object repositories on your premise or in the cloud, in a secure and standard manner and without the need for expensive custom programming. LTI Advantage is a package of key LTI extensions that build on LTI v1.3 to implement features that support teaching and learning activities, such as the provisioning of users and roles so a tool can intelligently address the learner on launch, and the sharing of assignments from a platform to an assessment tool and the subsequent scores back to a central gradebook.

This all-day session will have two strands designed to support both newcomers and experts. In the half-day bootcamp (morning only) the IMS staff will give an overview of the specification, demonstrate the process of conformance and certification and show how the specification is used in deployed products. Attendees at the bootcamp will:

  • Learn how the LTI Advantage specification can be used within various learning systems
  • Learn how to use the LTI Advantage conformance test systems to become certified
  • Learn how the IMS Caliper Analytics, IMS LTI Resource Search and IMS Proctoring specifications use LTI Advantage
  • See demonstrations of the use of the LTI Advantage by certified products

In the full-day hackathon the IMS staff will help developers implement the specification using the new LTI Advantage Toolkit, undertake conformance and certification and test integration against other vendor implementations. In previous all-day hackathons participants have been able to get their Tools through LTI 1.3 certification. Attendees at the hackathon will:

  • Learn how to use the LTI Advantage Toolkit created to help developers of LTI Tools and Platforms
  • Be able to undertake conformance and certification for their Tools and/or Platforms
  • Learn how to migrate LTI 1.x implementations to LTI Advantage
  • Interact with the IMS staff who have significant experience in implementing LTI Advantage compliant Tools and Platforms.

Speakers
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Dereck Haskins

Senior Software Engineer, IMS Global Learning Consortium
For the past 17 years Dereck has worked in a variety of fields as a developer, team leader and data architect. Comfortable in a variety of programming languages and frameworks, his favorite non-work activity is picking up yet another programming language or database system and working... Read More →
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Bracken Mosbacker

Technical Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 20, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm

9:15am

General Session -- Women in Technology Making Change Happen
Change starts with an idea that offers potential to improve the success of an organization. But it takes more than ideas to make a positive impact. Change—or, to call it by another name, innovation—is the process of transforming a vision into a new reality that delivers the desired benefits. Technology touches all aspects of our lives and is central to evolving student-centered learning and lifelong learning. Yet today there are fewer women than men in technology leadership positions. Panelists will share how they are leading change while fostering collaborative work environments and encouraging academic innovation. The panel will also share ideas on how to get more girls interested in technology at a young age and programs to encourage more women to pursue technology leadership positions

Speakers
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Melissa Loble

Chief Customer Experience Officer, Instructure
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Marlo Gaddis

Chief Technology Officer, Wake County Public Schools
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Serena Sacks

CIO, Fulton County Schools
Ms. Sacks has been a transformational business and technology leader for more than 30 years across corporate, non-profit, and government sectors. In the last 10 years she has had the honor of serving students in public education as CIO of Florida Virtual School and Fulton County Schools... Read More →
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Jeanne Imbriale

Director, Enterprise Applications, 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 →
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Donna Kidwell

Chief Technology Officer, EdPlus at ASU
Donna Kidwell leads a team responsible for designing, developing and managing the technical infrastructure and information services necessary to deliver EdPlus at ASU’s online degree and lifelong learning opportunities at scale. She provides oversight, vision and strategy as EdPlus... Read More →
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Liv Gjestvang

Associate Vice President, Learning Technology, The Ohio State University
Liv Gjestvang, Associate Vice President for Learning Technology at Ohio State University, is committed to supporting diverse and innovative teams in the development of engaging and life-changing learning experiences for students of all ages.Her work is centered around student access... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am
Plaza Ballroom ABDE

10:00am

10:30am

Partnering with Learning Tools Providers & Consortia on LTI Advantage
LTI Advantage is a groundbreaking standard that takes LTI to the next level. However, this doesn't mean that every learning tool provider will build their integration using the best practices that IMS tries to encourage its members to use. Not all LTI tools are created equally, even if they are LTI Advantage certified. This can sometimes cause institutions and the LMS providers distress and confusion. In these early days of LTI Advantage, it is critical for the institution and the LMS provider to have a solid relationship, so tool providers can be encouraged to build complete LTIs and go the extra mile to fully utilize the services of LTI Advantage that were meant to benefit and enrich the teaching and learning ecosystem. Penn State University and Instructure have partnered to help learning tools better understand the path to creating an LTI the way LTI Advantage was meant to provide.

Speakers
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Tony Anderson

Manager of Learning Tools and LMS, Penn State University
Canvas LMS Project Manager
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Karl Lloyd

Director of Product Management, Instructure (Canvas)


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

10:30am

LTI Resource Search and CASE: Actualizing a real-world ecosystem
LTI Resource search provides a powerful tool to allow suppliers a path to a turn-key content release model. It also provides organizations and teachers a streamlined methodology to design, consolidate, and deploy course work. With the addition of CASE and the CASE Registry, the opportunity for streamlined, and responsive interoperability becomes that much more compelling. However, while these specifications can facilitate all these things, there are few real-world examples of the full ecosystem in action. Join this presentation to gain insights as to the advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls HMH, GA Virtual, and other Georgia school districts experienced in actualizing this ecosystem in K12.

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Jared Booth

Principal Engineer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
HMH stance and capabilities of Common Cartridge, LTI, and OneRoster Integration.
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Keith Osburn

Associate Superintendent, Georgia Virtual


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

10:30am

Ed 3.0: CASE Network, Chicago Skyline, and Broward's Open CLR
Ed 3.0, the "learning economy," will unlock the potential of human development. It will enable learners to build and manage secure access to a "wallet" of verifiable achievement assertions from any trusted source to drive personalized, competency-based learning and intelligently match talent with job opportunities. Education 3.0, like Web 3.0, utilizes open technical standards (like CEDS, IMS Global, IEEE, Schema.org, and W3C) and advances in decentralized peer-to-peer technology (like blockchain) to build linked data services that verify the identity of the learner and validity of each achievement assertions at the scale of the Internet.

Speakers
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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 →
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Daniel Gohl

Chief Academic Officer, Broward County Public Schools
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Evan Lefsky

Manager, Public Consulting Group
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Joshua Marks

Solution Architect, Public Consulting Group


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

10:30am

What Successful App Vetting Looks Like
The job of selecting high quality digital products has become more stressful for everyone in K-12 education from the classroom teacher, school principal, curriculum leader and information technology professional. School district across the nation are trying to figure out what applications work, how they work, what they work with and who they work for. Growing concerns about student data privacy are adding to the headaches and hurdles for educators wanting to utilize personalized learning using tools. No educator should have to go through the app vetting and selection process alone. Learn about Baltimore County Public Schools’ (BCPS) collaborative and comprehensive application vetting process which takes into consideration interoperability, data privacy, accessibility and instructional standards. Gain and understanding how this process helps ensure equity, create efficiencies and increase security.

Speakers
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Jeanne Imbriale

Director, Enterprise Applications, 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 →
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Tara McNulty

Supervisor, Application Implementation and Operations, Baltimore County Public Schools
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Jim Corns

Executive Director, Department of Information Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools


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

10:30am

Edu-API: A Deep Dive into A New Way to Integrate Your Enterprise Systems on Campus
With student information systems and other mission critical applications moving to the cloud, and the need for holistic views of data increasing, it’s clear that current integration standards need to be updated and enhanced. The IMS community launched the Edu-API initiative with the goal of defining a new, flexible and robust way to integrate ERP systems with the larger digital ecosystem on campus. Now, that work is nearing completion. Come participate in a technical review of the draft specification, including entity and resource models, service definitions, use cases covered in v1, and how subsequent expansions are being planned. 

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Linda Feng

Software Architect, Unicon
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Jed Breinholt

Product Manager, Instructure
SIS


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

10:30am

Combining IMS Standards to Grease the Wheels of the Assessment Cycle
This session will demonstrate how systems can be built for new learning environments that interoperate will other systems. We'll discuss and demonstrate how OneRoster, LTI, QTI, QTI Results, and Caliper connect with each other, and what the benefits of those standards are for the assessment cycle and the larger learning environments which they support.

Speakers
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Mark Molenaar

CTO, Open Assessment Technologies
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Jason Carlson

Vice President, Enterprise Architecture, ACT
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Thomas Hoffmann

Director of Product Strategy & Solutions, Open Assessment Technologies


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

10:30am

Attendance-Based Intervention: Take Charge of Your Success. Go to Class
For several years, UMBC has been making use of data-informed interventions to reduce DFW rates, support student persistence, and reduce time to graduation using predictive models based largely on LMS activity and pre-existing academic characteristics. These behavioral nudge campaigns have revealed an underlying necessity to induce academic success: The right treatment delivered to the right students at the right time.To remediate difficulties in gateway STEM courses, our Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has partnered with the university's Math department and initiated a two-tiered intervention leveraging attendance data to inform targeted outreach of students who exceed thresholds determined by an initial analysis of inflection points. Systematic nudges have been deployed through the campus student portal along with human outreach and micro-survey data gathered to identify additional areas to provide learner support.

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Robert Carpenter

Deputy CIO, Division of Information Technology & Associate Provost, Division of Academic Affairs, UMBC
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Tom Penniston

Analystics Specialist, UMBC


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

10:30am

Leveraging Standards to Support Curriculum Equity in Chicago Public Schools
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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Speakers
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Martin McGuire

Director of Educational Technologies, Digital Solutions and UX, Chicago Public Schools
Talk to me about LIVE virtual field trips for your classroom.
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Tim Beekman

President and 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. 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

11:15am

Designing an Interoperable and Flexible Digital Learning Environment 
University of Wisconsin System (UWS) implemented a digital learning environment (DLE) founded on five core principles: it is accessible, provides analytics, supports collaboration, is interoperable, and allows personalization.This session focuses on how UWS developed a DLE with interoperable components—standards-based tools that work together seamlessly at the core rather than stapled together side-by-side. Leveraging IMS standards and App Vetting work, UWS developed a process that adheres to the DLE's core principles while supporting rapid tool integration. Students have access to the tools they need to be successful while mitigating many risks. The IMS App Vetting Rubric was used to identify key aspects of moving data through the DLE, including data security, third-party data sharing, and vendor marketing. UWS also requires vendors to agree to a contract addendum, which commits vendors to IMS standards, data privacy, and accessibility. Lessons learned from the UWS DLE Implementation project is also discussed.

Speakers
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Renee Pfeifer-Luckett

Director, Learning Technology Development, University of Wisconsin System Administration
As the Director, Learning Technology Development for the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA), Renee is responsible for systemwide learning technologies and is currently leading a systemwide project to transform the system's digital learning environment (https://www.wisconsin.edu/dle... Read More →
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Dale Johnson

DLE Functional Architect, University of Wisconsin System Administration


Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Content Access for All: Scaling the Next-Gen Digital Learning Environment
Speakers
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Andrew Alfers

Vice President, Product Management, VitalSource
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Rick Johnson

Vice President, Product Strategy, VitalSource
Rick Johnson is the Vice President of Product Strategy, and one of the founders of VitalSource Technologies, Inc.  VitalSource, wholly owned subsidiary of the Ingram Content Group, is the maker of Bookshelf®, the most widely used platform for delivery of electronic textbooks in... Read More →
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Ryan Petersen

Vice President & General Manager, Verba Software, VitalSource


Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Competency Based Education and CLR
Competency-Based Education (CBE) does not "fit" into traditional frameworks of terms, course, grades and credits. CBE is evidence-based and demands new mechanisms to capture, record, and report learning. This session will present a national model for standardizing the components for a CBE comprehensive learner record (CLR). This project is part of the Comprehensive Learner Records, Phase II project funded by the Lumina Foundation, and led by AACRAO and the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN).

Speakers
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Joellen Shendy

Product Strategy Director, Workday
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Michele Sandlin

Managing Consultant, AACRAO


Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Interoperability and Change: From Hard and Messy to Amazing
Houston was spending millions in books which were left in schools' lockers while elementary schools lacked early literacy resources. The learning environment was out of touch with the students' reality. The superintendent put forth a bold vision: Learning had to be connected, and we had to teach our students how to use technology so they could not be replaced by technology. Each division in the district knew that their part was critical, but the organization did not have a culture that supported cross-divisional collaboration. Conversations about designing new learning environments along with the discovery of IMS Interoperability Standards provided direction. "Interoperability What?" Join Karen Daugherty and Beatriz Arnillas, previously Director of EdTech in HISD, to hear how the Houston staff went from fear and skepticism to dialogue. The resulting strategies to empower students led them to build an amazing library filled with digital objects so all could learn.

Speakers
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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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Michael Dorsey

Director, Digital Learning and Resources Curriculum and Development Office, Houston ISD


Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Introducing the OneRoster Grading Services Assessment Profile
With the introduction in OneRoster 1.2 of the Assessment Results Profile addition to the Grading Service, system provider now have an API for the real-time send/receive of an entire hierarchy of test results. Whether you are an assessment system provider, an LMS provider, an SIS provider, or any learning platform provider, your users will benefit from being able to send or receive assessment results in real time. This session introduces the profile and is led by members of the IMS task force responsible for it, as well as supplier members who have implemented the profile. Come and learn from them.

Speakers
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Barry Brahier

Chief Product Officer, Infinite Campus


Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Unifying Learning, Content and System architectures for Next-Gen Programs
With micro-credentials, alternative degrees and other emerging programs becoming mainstream, learning content needs to become increasingly reusable across programs and systems. The same can be said of LRS data. Join the University of Phoenix and LearningMate as they describe how they leveraged IMS standards, including CASE and LTI, to create a coherent content and system architecture in support of innovation in learning and program design.

Speakers
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Austin de Rossi

Sr. Learning Technology Manager, University of Phoenix
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Nachiket Paratkar

Vice President, LearningMate Solutions Inc
Nachiket leads the Higher Education team at LearningMate Solutions, Inc. He works with institutions, curricular providers and EdTech companies to craft new product strategies and re-vitalize existing offerings. As an educational technology professional, he brings over 18 years of... Read More →
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Charity Jennings, EdD

Director of Accreditation, University of Phoenix


Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Sharing the Responsibility: Student Data Governance
​The increased need to collect and store learning data and analytics enabled by the implementation of digital products using standards such as LTI, One Roster, and QTI, which assist with data flow and system interoperability, has created the need for more refined data management and protection practices in K-12 education. Proactive data governance is necessary to ensure confidentiality, integrity, accessibility, availability, and quality of the data that can now be collected. Clearly outlining policies, standard procedures, responsibilities, and controls surrounding data activities, a data governance program helps to ensure that information is collected, maintained, used, and disseminated in accurate and appropriate ways. Gain a high-level understanding about how the country's 25th largest school systems, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), is collaboratively and strategically crafting Student Data Governance practices in order improve the management of student data.​​​

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Imbriale

Jeanne Imbriale

Director, Enterprise Applications, 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 →
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David Stovenour

Director, Digital Safety and Innovation, Baltimore County Public Schools
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Jim Corns

Executive Director, Department of Information Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools


Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Partnering for Innovation: Instruction and IT Collaborating for Equity
The School District of Pickens County (SDPC), SC (16,000 students) has bridged the instructional and technology divide to achieve true collaboration for instructional innovation. SDPC leadership believes in preparing our students for success beyond the classroom. Our priorities and decisions are made to fulfil this vision, supporting equity and innovation. We developed a budget plan collaboratively with our board, agreeing together on priorities. One of these top priorities is a robust technology infrastructure that includes 1:1 student devices, upgraded wireless and electronics, a fiber ring network, and a robust interoperable digital ecosystem. This has enabled us to launch flexible learning environments using technology to expand opportunities for personalized learning.Join us as we share our story on ensuring sustainable funding with board support, building a digital ecosystem, and addressing teacher shortages with expanded virtual learning opportunities.You will evaluate your current practices and receive resources for developing your own plan for innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Nesbitt

Barbara Nesbitt

Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services, School District of Pickens County
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Lori Gwinn

Director of Secondary Education, School District of Pickens County
Mrs. Lori Gwinn is the Director of Secondary Education in the School District of Pickens County. She is joined by Mrs. Sharon Huff, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, and Dr. Barbara Nesbitt, Executive Director of Technology. This Pickens team has worked in education... Read More →
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Sharon Huff

Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services, School District of Pickens County


Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

12:00pm

1:30pm

The PIVOT Project: Exploring the Applications of the Comprehensive Learner Record
An increasing number of schools are allowing students to progress at their own pace and incorporate learning experiences from outside the school, whether in college classes, jobs, internships, or other pursuits. Most academic transcripts and information systems, however, are not designed to support the variety of learning experiences associated with competency-based education and co-curricular activities. Student growth, agency and equity increasingly rely on holistic measurements of the learning process, but too often learners who wish to share these accomplishments must curate this information on their own and often without the official mark of the educational institution. This session will explore how the Pivot Project, led by IMS Global in partnership with the OESIS Network, is meeting the needs of such schools. The PIVOT Project aims to accelerate adoption of the Comprehensive Learner Record as better way to capture a complete picture of stu dent competencies, skills, projects and experiences.    

Speakers
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John Watson

Founder, The Evergreen Group
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Sanje Ratnavale

CEO, OESIS Network
Sanje is the President and Co-Founder of the OESIS Network (Online/Blended Education Symposia for Independent Schools) that serves over 350 schools in its Boston, LA and London symposia. OESIS Network also conducts research on over 450 independent schools on blended and online learning... Read More →
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David Knoche

Principal, Springs Studio for Academic Excellence
Blended Learning Leadership Denver Broncos


Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm

1:30pm

ASU & Yellowdig: A Symbiotic Digital Partnership from Actionable Research
Traditional online “discussions” have always spurred little genuine conversation, which is especially detrimental for online programs where opportunities for promoting student engagement are limited.  EdPlus at Arizona State University and Yellowdig saw this problem as a major pitfall in higher ed and began a partnership in Spring 2015 to address it. The partnership has grown tenfold over the past 4 years. Based on thorough research conducted throughout the partnership, Yellowdig has made immense improvements to its product to greater engage and retain students. This presentation will focus on the history of this symbiotic partnership, where we are taking it in the future, and present results from one example of our commitment to actionable research, an efficacy report investigating Yellowdig behaviors and grades for over 20,000 students from Arizona State University.

Speakers
avatar for Philippos Savvides

Philippos Savvides

Learning Technology Manager, Arizona State University - EdPlus
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Serah Ye

Director of Analytics & Insights, Arizona State University Enterprise Partners
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Brian Verdine, Ph.D.

Head of Customer Success, Yellowdig
I received my doctorate in Psychology from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, where I was appointed and continue to be an Affiliated Assistant Professor. My research involved learning... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm

1:30pm

Assessing Across Modalities: Strengthening the Intentionality of Curricular Design
Faculty face a monumental task in leading educational programs along with maintaining teaching responsibilities and supporting students. As expectations grow, so do reporting needs including student learning assessment. There are some steps faculty can take to better target the areas where programs need strengthening. Learn how faculty can save valuable time and energy by leading more intentional assessment efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Faris

Kimberly Faris

Director of Assessment and Accreditation, University of North Texas
Academic and administrative outcomes assessment. Strategic planning. Institutional effectiveness. Student learning outcomes. Regional accreditation.


Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm

1:30pm

Ethical Considerations for Learning Data
Ensuring that learning data is used ethically is a critical consideration for academic institutions and a responsibility for EdTech providers. In this session, we will discuss recent concerns and emergent frameworks for ensuring that data is used responsibly and within both legal and ethical constraints. Building from recently published work on this topic, we will discuss what we see as unproductive trends and approaches that could address these concerns with rigor and responsibility.

Speakers
avatar for John Fritz

John Fritz

Asst. Vice President, Instructional Design and New Media, University of Maryland Baltimore County
John Fritz is Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology in UMBC's Division of Information Technology. He is responsible for UMBC's focused efforts in teaching, learning and technology, learning analytics and user support. John holds a Ph.D in Language, Literacy and Culture... Read More →
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John Whitmer

Senior Director, Data Science and Analytics, ACT
John is the Senior Director for Data Science and Analytics for ACT, Inc. In this role, he leads a team of data scientists, psychometricians, and learning analytics researchers to conduct foundational research and to develop operational algorithms. These algorithms are embedded within... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm

1:30pm

Supporting Equity, Career & College Ready Graduates With Effective Digital Integration
Every state department of education and local school district wants to achieve the same goals: 1) Every student graduates ready for college or the workforce and 2) Every educator being impactful. States and districts are trying to accomplish both these goals with standards-based instruction and equity. How can we leverage interoperable technical standards specific to education, that help states and districts with these goals and implementation? How should these technical standards and technology be aligned? How can educational technology serve students, educators, and parents in K-12?

Speakers
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Sameth Kong

IS Development Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm

1:30pm

1:30pm

Sharing the Load: Toward a Common Accessibility App Vetting Rubric
Understanding the accessibility of learning tools in the digital ecosystem is a critical part of ensuring equal opportunity for learners of all abilities. But the task of reviewing and vetting accessibility claims by tool providers can be overwhelming, especially considering the proliferation of tools in the education technology market. IMS, through its Accessibility Innovation Leadership Network, has begun the work of attempting to define a common rubric that can be used to vet solutions and share that assessment with the K-20 community, similar to the IMS Privacy App Vetting initiative. Members of the ILN will provide an update on the work of the group and the path forward as part of an interactive panel with lots of opportunity for feedback and input!

Speakers
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Kelly Hermann

Vice President, Accessibility, Equity and Inclusion, University of Phoenix
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Kate Miffitt

Asst Director for Innovation, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
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Jenn Lotze

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hudson School District


Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm

1:30pm

LTI Advantage Tool Development Masterclass
In May 2019, LTI Advantage was released to the public as a new Final Release specification. LTI Advantage is a key component in the IMS Ecosystem and there is rapid adoption. While the new LTI Advantage provides similar functionality to the earlier LTI 1.1 there are several key changes including use on the new IMS Security Framework features. As part of the new specification IMS have made available a new developer toolkit and a new Tool and Platform certification test system. Martin, from Turnitin, Co-chair of the LTI Advantage Working Group and an LTI Advantage Tool supplier, will give a masterclass on how to convert a standalone tool into an LTI Advantage compliant tool. During this live coding session he will show how to use a set of open source PHP libraries to provide the LTI Advantage capabilities. He will demonstrate how to support the new security features and how to use the IMS toolkit to ease the development and testing.

Speakers
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Martin Lenord

Software Engineer, Turnitin


Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm

2:15pm

CBE, Equity of Learning, and Erasing 'Speedism' Through Technology
"Knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged” (Continental Congress, 1787). Even before the Constitution was ratified, education has been recognized as a national priority. Since then, noteworthy efforts have been made to improve access and its relative, equity, but much remains to be done. This session looks at equity through a different lens — one that exposes time as its enemy. Perhaps because time is so easily tracked that its use as measure of higher learning is so pervasive, but there’s a problem. It’s wrong. Even when the college entrance doors are wide open and adequate financial resources are available, time-constrained programs and systems perpetuate inequity. We can do better. With competency-based design, delivery and assessment, the inequities of time disappear and we can step closer to equitable access.

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Myk Garn

Vice Chancellor for New Learning Models, University System of Georgia
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Richard Nelson

President, Nicolet College


Wednesday May 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm

2:15pm

Making Data Sing: Working Collaboratively Toward a Harmonized Education Data Model
While the proliferation of data in the digital learning ecosystem has created numerous opportunities for efficiency in interoperability, it has not fully reached its potential in facilitating a deeper understanding of student or institutional effectiveness and behaviors. In other words: We have a lot of data -- so how do we make sense of it? At the beginning of 2020 IMS established a new exploratory task force to develop a global core data model for student learning spanning K-12 and HED. The stated goal is to define a common data model across the global edtech ecosystem to help institutions ensure that they are getting data they can interpret from the products they procure. More than two dozen edtech suppliers and numerous institutions and districts have joined the task force. This session will provide an overview of the initiative, an update on the progress of the task force, and a roadmap for going forward.


Speakers
avatar for Colin Smyth

Colin Smyth

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →
avatar for Cary Brown

Cary Brown

Higher Education Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium
With responsibilities for helping to drive the IMS Global work in the Higher Education industry and manage and maintain the projects and members in HED, I have a background in enterprise software development and management with a focus on integration.
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Tim Clark

Vice President, K-12 Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Joshua McGhee

Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm

2:15pm

Interoperability Benefits to Administrators, Teachers, Students & Parents
For far too long, we have struggled to bridge the gap between the operational benefits of interoperability and the day-to-day life of students, teachers, and parents. Join us as we share how we are advancing the cause of instructional impact and classroom relevance in a large urban school district, a state agency, and a technology provider. We'll share how to reframe the power of interoperable data and technology solutions around the needs of school administrators, students, teachers, and parents.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Imbriale

Jeanne Imbriale

Director, Enterprise Applications, 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 →
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Joel Hames

Vice President, Product, Schoology
As VP of Product for Schoology, Joel brings over 20 years of experience in both K-12 education and Education Technology product management to the mission of delivering the best K-12 teaching and learning platform. Joel led instructional technology teams in school districts across... Read More →
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Patches Hill

CIO, Delaware Department of Education
Patches came to K12 from the private sector having been a Senior Level IT Consultant with one of the worlds largest consulting companies for the first part of his career.  Patches' past experiences range from IT performance testing to an in depth knowledge of performance analysis... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

Packing Your Kit: Extending The Learning Ecosystem Through Flexibility and Choice
Interoperability standards, such as LTI, are essential to evolving the campus learning ecosystem to provide both flexibility and choice for faculty and students. At Duke, the Kits project leverages these standards to provide a next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) for the Duke community and, as an open-source project, to the wider world. Kits was developed outside the LMS and provides turnkey roster access to learning apps through a homegrown group management solution based on Internet2’s Grouper system. The design of Kits gives students a single point of access to all learning apps used in all of their courses. For faculty, it provides an alternative to the LMS with scalable, integrated app choices to meet their disciplinary or pedagogical needs.

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Jolie Tingen

Product Manager, Duke University


Wednesday May 20, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm

3:30pm

Establishing Smart Digital Classrooms in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX
Learn how IMS interoperability standards have been integral to creating agile digital classrooms in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Discover how Grapevine leaders have designed their standards-based ecosystem to offer flexibility and choice for classroom teachers while also supporting the district's enterprise initiatives. Attendees will learn how classroom technology and district-wide systems are working together to create an environment that is proactive to instructional needs,and without any barriers to digital content and tools for teachers and students.

Speakers
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Lloyd Brown

Vice President of Digital Strategies, SAFARI Montage
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Kyle Berger

Chief Technology Officer, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Kyle Berger has over 19 years in K-12 technology leadership spread across districts of various sizes and demographics. Awarded Technology Director of the Year by TCEA in 2009, he has also been featured in several educational technology magazines as well as other published books on... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm

3:30pm

The IMS Extensions Framework
One of the principles adopted when creating an IMS specification is that the solution must be extensible. While the use of extensions limits interoperability, no specification is the perfect fit for all deployments. In many cases, localisations are required to get full interoperability.  Including such localisations would make the specification too complex for broad adoption. The form of the ways in which extensibility is provided varies depending of the technology base of the interoperability: extending a JSON payload is different from extending a CSV file, or an XML payload, etc. When the IMS provided extensions mechanisms are used it is also possible for IMS to create tailored versions of our Conformance Test Systems to test compliance with those extensions. Bracken will give an overview of the ways in which IMS specifications can be extended so that local requirements can be supported using the same interoperability solution.  He will then introduce the new IMS Extensions Framework which brings together all of the available extension mechanisms into a single reference document.  All of the IMS specifications will then be required to reference and adopt the extensions mechanism suitable. As new specifications are created and new versions of published specifications are created, the many approaches to extensibility will be rationalised. These, standardised extensibility patterns will make it easier to extend an IMS specification to meet your localisation needs.

Speakers
avatar for Bracken Mosbacker

Bracken Mosbacker

Technical Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 20, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm

3:30pm

Northcentral University Student Success Index: Actions and Reactions
The Student Success Index is an Institutional initiative that aggregates a broad set of metrics defining a series of data dimensions that reflect student success. Dimensions in the current index include Student and Faculty Engagement, Satisfaction, Academic Performance, Retention/Progression/Graduation, and Course/Program Performance.While the metrics for each dimension are available in their discrete form, the value of the index is derived largely from the analysis, calculations, and weightings that occur in the Index. Role-based views of the data are available for faculty, advisers, and academic administrators. The Index is presented in a dashboard format that emphasizes ease-of-consumption in actionable formats. This presentation will conclude with a review our plans for extended dimensions, data sets, and analysis as we extend the functionality and applicability of the Index.

Speakers
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Robert Sapp

Founding Dean, School of Technology, Northcentral University
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Colin Marlaire

Chief Technology and Learning Officer, Northcentral University


Wednesday May 20, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm

3:30pm

K-12 Institutional Board Meeting - Invitation Only
This is a closed meeting for the K-12 Institutional Leadership Board, which is comprised of district and state officials who are IMS Global Contributing Members. Each institutional Contributing Member can delegate one representative to participate on the K-12 Institutional Leadership Board to work closely with IMS Global staff to provide guidance in the development and adoption of IMS Global standards.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Daughtery

Karen Daughtery

K-12 Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Karen Daughtery serves as the K-12 Institutional Program Manager at IMS Global where she facilitates program activities for multiple Innovation Leadership Networks. She works closely with individual members to accelerate the uptake of IMS open standards and practices to enable next... Read More →
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Tim Clark

Vice President, K-12 Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 20, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm

4:15pm

OneRoster 1.2: Improving Machine Communication
The next generation of OneRoster is here! Come learn about what problems OneRoster is solving, with a focus on the improvements that OneRoster 1.2 is delivering to our community. Hear from stakeholders involved in the development of the specification as they share real-life examples of the OneRoster 1.2 powered solutions live in their district-app ecosystems. You'll walk away with a deep understanding of how OneRoster 1.2 can help your district or application.

Speakers
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Britta Tremblay

Senior Product Manager, PowerSchool
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David Stephens

Senior Technical Product Manager, Integrations, McGraw Hill Education
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Dan Carroll

Chief Product Officer and Co-founder, Clever
Former 8th grade science teacher/tech director from Colorado. Passionate about software interoperability because I believe teachers should not have to have a degree in IT to teach with technology.


Wednesday May 20, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm

4:15pm

From OneRoster to 1EdTech
1EdTech has its roots in the IMS OneRoster specification. OneRoster has very broad adoption in K-12. The IMS certification of OneRoster compliant products is essential in establishing real interoperability. However, experience has identified some weaknesses in that certification and that there are many proprietary extensions being used. 1EdTech is designed to remove these weaknesses and to ensure guaranteed interoperability as part of the system procurement and deployment process. A key feature of 1EdTech is characterization. Characterization builds upon certification but provides a detailed, precise, definition of the interoperability capabilities of a OneRoster compliant solution. Furthermore, 1EdTech provides a way for users to use these Characterizations to compare and visualise the compatibilities, and more significantly, the incompatibilities between the systems that are required to interoperate. Ian Weddell, the 1EdTech Program Manager, and Phil Nicholls, the 1EdTech Architect, will explain how 1EdTech achieves this characterisation for OneRoster.  They will demonstrate how vendors and K-12 Districts will use 1EdTech to achieve guaranteed OneRoster interoperability.  Attendees will learn how 1EdTech can help then deploy better rostering solutions in K-12.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Nicholls

Phil Nicholls

Software Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Ian Weddell

1EdTech Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Program Manager for the 1EdTech initiative with a focus on interoperability and growth.


Wednesday May 20, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm

4:15pm

 Democratizing Higher Ed: Blockcerts as Stackable Credentials for High-Impact Learning Experiences   
Lehigh University has taken a democratizing approach to higher education by expanding and defending the the value of experiential and residential learning wherever it may occur. Lehigh provides blockchain-anchored, summative credentials embedded with micro-credentials. This “stackable credentials” approach offers a learning design model that builds on existing credentialing paradigms to advance formal, publicly-recognizable models for higher education. The pilot implementation currently offers Blockcerts for:
  • Division 1 athletes
  • Students who complete Lehigh’s study abroad programs
  • Students who complete Lehigh’s highly competitive Mountaintop Fellows Institute.

Lehigh’s approach not only embraces formal recognition of expanded paradigms for learning; it anchors those records to the institution while also empowering students to own and share those credentials over their lifetimes in support of self-sovereign identity. Lehigh’s Blockcerts project moves closer to democratizing higher education by moving away from only valuing the diploma and offers a scalable model for other institutions.

Speakers
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Cameron McCoy

Assistant Vice President Office of Economic Development, Lehigh University
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Francisco Gomez

Managing Director, Learning Machine


Wednesday May 20, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm

4:15pm

A Look Back at EDU@2020
Richard N. Katz was the Vice President of Educause from 1996-2010. As he was transitioning away from his role in Educause he decided to make a video about the future of education and how it would change from the mid-2000s through 2020. Like all forward-looking predictions, it was semi-serious fun and intended to make the viewer think about the possibilities. This presentation will show a rare archive/bootleg copy of the video (it was originally only available using RealVideo) and reflect on the predictions that have come true and look at some of the predictions that have not yet come true.

Speakers
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Charles Severance

Professor, University of Michigan
Charles is the author of the book, "Using Google App Engine" from O'Reilly and Associates. He also wrote the O'Reilly book on High Performance Computing. Charles is currently the IMS GLC Affiliates Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm

4:15pm

Data-informed Learning Analytics Framework for STEM Student Success
In this session, we will present a data-informed framework we developed to help students retain and succeed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs. In particular, we will describe our methods for identifying 'at risk' undergraduate students in required core curricula courses and evaluating the impact of a special treatment program that was provided to a subset of those students. We will discuss an early 'boosting' effort to help this population of students who were not thriving and evaluate the short- and long-term impacts of these treatments. Additionally, we will present an inclusive learning visualization dashboard which assists instructors in improving their assessment design and also aids administrators in evaluating the impact of any special treatment programs offered students with actionable insights.

Speakers
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Paul Turner

Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Notre Dame
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Xiaojing Duan

Learning Platforms and Analytics Architect, University of Notre Dame
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Kevin Abbott

Educational Technology Specialist, University of Notre Dame
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Alex Ambrose

Director of Learning Research, University of Notre Dame


Wednesday May 20, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm

5:30pm

K-12 and HED Joint Reception for Institution and District Attendees
All Higher Education Institution and K-12 District attendees are welcomed to join this informal reception that is hosted by the Learning Impact Leadership Institute Diamond Sponsors.  

Wednesday May 20, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Windows
 
Thursday, May 21
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday May 21, 2020 7:30am - 8:45am
Plaza Ballroom CF

7:30am

Registration
Thursday May 21, 2020 7:30am - 12:00pm

8:00am

Higher Education Institutional Leadership Board Meeting - Invitation Only
This is a closed meeting for the member representatives that serve on the HED Institutional Leadership Board. Board members are comprised of vice-provosts, CIOs, and other institutional administrators who are IMS Global Contributing Members. Each institutional Contributing Member can delegate one representative to participate on the HED Institutional Leadership Board to work closely with IMS Global staff to provide guidance in the development and adoption of IMS Global standards to enable an institution to become more agile in integrating digital applications, platforms and tools into the enterprise to evolve personalized connected learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hoyland

Kelly Hoyland

Higher Education Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
I'm interested in using technology to support quality teaching and learning experiences. LTI, Digital Credentials, and Adaptive Learning are all of interest to me.
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Sandra DeCastro

Vice President, Community Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium
avatar for Cary Brown

Cary Brown

Higher Education Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium
With responsibilities for helping to drive the IMS Global work in the Higher Education industry and manage and maintain the projects and members in HED, I have a background in enterprise software development and management with a focus on integration.


Thursday May 21, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am

8:30am

Gwinnett County Public Schools' Thin Common Cartridge Playbook  
Gwinnett County Public Schools are continually finding innovative ways to leverage Thin Common Cartridge to provide their teachers and students with the greatest choice and uses for their digital learning objects. Using Thin CC and other IMS standards, the district have assembled an impressive collection of learning resources of various types and sources that can be accessed with the greatest ease for the personalization of learning experiences. Join Dorothy Evans, Gwinnett County Public Schools (Coordinator of Instructional Solutions) and Tim Beekman (President and Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage) to learn how the district have increased resource flexibility and quality, and enabled instructors to create lesson plans of various resources that are easy to share and improve.
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Speakers
avatar for Dorothy Evans

Dorothy Evans

Coordinator of Instructional Solutions, Gwinnett County Public Schools
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Tim Beekman

President and 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 →


Thursday May 21, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am

8:30am

Making CASE Work in the Real World
Join us as we share what it takes to identify, support, and implement CASE in a real-world application. You'll hear about how deep understanding of the problems to be solved, focused goals, and thoughtful stakeholder engagement increases support for, and impact of, solutions that drive improved student outcomes. Examples from a supplier and an institution will highlight practical solutions and achievable next steps.

Speakers
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Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Over the past 19 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He has worked as a school technology specialist, data integration specialist, and technology director. He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho... Read More →
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Joel Hames

Vice President, Product, Schoology
As VP of Product for Schoology, Joel brings over 20 years of experience in both K-12 education and Education Technology product management to the mission of delivering the best K-12 teaching and learning platform. Joel led instructional technology teams in school districts across... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am

8:30am

Working with QTI Results
In this session we'll discuss and demonstrate the wonderful world of QTI Results, a lesser known standard within the QTI set of standards. We will analyze a set of collected results from a test and how they relate to the QTI Information model. We'll explore new ideas and plans for some possible QTI Results services.

Speakers
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Arjan Aarnink

Enterprise Architect, Cito
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Mark Molenaar

CTO, Open Assessment Technologies
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Tjeerd Hans Terpstra

Software Architect, Cito
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Thomas Hoffmann

Director of Product Strategy & Solutions, Open Assessment Technologies


Thursday May 21, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am

8:30am

Privacy-Preserving Data Analytics for the Education Technology Industry
A major challenge facing the education industry is how to leverage student data to improve student outcomes and remain competitive whilst protecting the students privacy. This session will describe a collaborative research project between two of Australia's leading Learning Analytics and Data Privacy research organisations and two global education services providers to apply the latest privacy-preserving analytics techniques to student learning data. With this solution in place, educators will be able to make fuller use of their student data for innovation and competition while also measurably improving its safety. The project builds on an earlier collaboration between two of the project partners in the identification of student learning strategies and development of personalised interventions for online students. This is the first use-case for this privacy-preserving analytics solution, which resulted in improved student outcomes along two key performance metrics, the results of which will be shared.

Speakers
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Wes Sonnenreich

CEO, Practera
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Srecko Joksimovic

Data Scientist, University of South Australia


Thursday May 21, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am

8:30am

Leveraging State Data Collection to Ensure Privacy Across Standards
 Cambridge (MA) Schools were faced with a problem. They wanted to launch data interoperability across software systems, so they could 1) simplify and improve efficiency of data transfer, 2) ensure all data transfer was secure and met privacy requirements, 3) brought all data together to support decision-making and 4) leverage existing state data collection to reduce duplication of effort. But Cambridge worked with multiple vendors who each "spoke" a different data standard. Cambridge needed to implement a data architecture that translated data across standards, allowing them to reap the benefits of OneRoster while also connecting to data privacy standards established through their contract management process. Learn how Cambridge Schools, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Cedar Labs all worked together to support efficient capture, transfer, and analysis of student learning data, leveraging the existing state data collection process, all while meeting the high student privacy demands of Cambridge families.

Speakers
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Steve Smith

CIO, Cambridge Public Schools
Mr.Steve Smith, has twenty+ years of CIO/CTO experience in both rural and urban, large and small, school districts in New England, the last ten years as CIO of Cambridge Public Schools. Recently Mr. Smith has spent a great deal of time navigating student privacy issues. He has represented... Read More →
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Benjamin Silberglitt

Chief Strategy Officer, Cedar Labs
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Mike Reynolds

President, Cedar Labs


Thursday May 21, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am

9:00am

OneRoster & Assessment Results Profile Bootcamp
The IMS OneRoster specification defines how student information systems, learning management systems, assessment systems, etc. exchange information about student enrolments, grade books and access to learning resources. Version 1.1 was released in September 2018 and version 1.2 is close to release with release to the public expected in the May of 2020. A recent addition to the specification was support for the exchange of detailed assessment results based upon the OneRoster Gradebook Service i.e. the new Assessment Results Profile. The OneRoster specification has wide adoption in K-12 in the US, is now used in Europe and is under evaluation for use in Japan.

During this bootcamp the IMS staff will describe the OneRoster specification and will explain the relationship to the Assessment Results Profile. The process of conformance and certification will be explained and demonstrated. Attendees at the workshop will learn:

  • How the OneRoster specification can be used within various learning systems
  • Why there are both REST API and CSV based data exchange methods
  • About the new features in OneRoster 1.2 can and how to upgrade from version 1.1 to 1.2
  • How the Assessment Results Profile can be used as a standalone solution for results reporting
  • How to use the OneRoster and Assessment Results Profile conformance test systems to become certified
  • How a development team can make best use of the OneRoster specification and released artefacts
  • About the relationship between the OneRoster specification and 1EdTech

Speakers
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Colin Smyth

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →
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Phil Nicholls

Software Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Thursday May 21, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm

9:15am

Advancing Learning Outcomes: Interoperability between Education and Health
Unifying health and education data in order to inform, elevate and assess our children. By understanding the changing nature of privacy and the demands of families to be able to exchange information that will make learning and health of their children better, the Genius Village App empowers caregivers to establish relationships with agencies that they already interface with but are in different silos. Attendance and grades are indicators of a child's success and with screening tools such as Pearls, caregivers can examine interventions that mitigate the harmful effects and consequences of ACEs and toxic stresses. Through the modality of Roster One, the Genius Village App is able to integrate to school district's SIS. Caregivers are able to track their child's progress. Putting data back in the hands of the families is a much needed paradigm shift and the goal is to experience optimal health and learning outcomes in marginalized populations.

Speakers
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Ana Castro

CEO, Genius Plaza


Thursday May 21, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am

9:15am

Teaching with Technology: How Interoperability Enables a Culture of "Yes"
Boston Public Schools is supporting classroom innovation by using interoperable systems so edtech works well together. The central office has created a culture of "yes" to edtech by encouraging teachers to safely discover and try new learning applications while gaining visibility into classroom edtech usage. By setting up interoperable systems, the district maintains its commitment to privacy and security while still empowering teachers to choose their own edtech.

Speakers
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Dan Carroll

Chief Product Officer and Co-founder, Clever
Former 8th grade science teacher/tech director from Colorado. Passionate about software interoperability because I believe teachers should not have to have a degree in IT to teach with technology.
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Mark Racine

Chief Information Officer, Boston Public Schools


Thursday May 21, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am

10:00am

10:30am

EdTalk: Education for the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Big Data, Biotech, etc. are redefining what it means to be human, and succeed in life and work. The world of the 21st century bears little resemblance to that of the 19th century, so Education curricula must be deeply redesigned for versatility and adaptability, implying all of the four dimensions of Knowledge, Skills, Character and Meta-Learning, and the interplay between them. In addition to redefining What we teach, AI will help us evolve How we teach: from automated grading/feedback to agents to etutors, numerous possibilities are emerging to scaffold both teachers and students. Adroitly leveraging the affordances while avoiding the over-hype will remain a subtle challenge to resolve.

Speakers
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Charles Fadel

Founder and Chairman, Center for Curriculum Redesign
Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist, author and inventor, with several active affiliations; his work spans the continuum of Schools, Higher Education, and Workforce Development/Lifelong Learning:Founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:55am

11:00am

Closing Panel: Artificial Intelligence, Machine-Human Collaboration, and The Future of Learning
What should education leaders be doing to tackle new opportunities and challenges of using AI and Machine Learning in the classroom? Panelists will share insights about the current state of AI and machine learning in education, what we’re learning from current applications, opportunities for new applications, and questions raised for practice and policy.





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Ashok Goel

Professor, Interactive Computing & Chief Scientist, C21U, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Charles Fadel

Founder and Chairman, Center for Curriculum Redesign
Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist, author and inventor, with several active affiliations; his work spans the continuum of Schools, Higher Education, and Workforce Development/Lifelong Learning:Founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign... Read More →
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Dr. Shawn K. Smith

Best-selling Author, Education Futurist, and Co-Founder of The Futures Institute, The Futures Institute
Dr. Shawn K. Smith is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Modern Teacher, Executive Chair of The Futures Institute, and a national leader on issues surrounding digital education and pedagogy.Described as an “education futurist”, Shawn is an author, speaker, consultant... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Plaza Ballroom ABDE

11:45am

Closing Remarks
Speakers
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Rob Abel

Chief Executive Officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Thursday May 21, 2020 11:45am - 12:00pm

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday May 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm

IMS Member Workgroup Meetings
Thursday May 21, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

EDU API Project Group Meeting
Member Only Meeting - Detailed Agenda To Come

Speakers
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Linda Feng

Software Architect, Unicon
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Jed Breinholt

Product Manager, Instructure
SIS


Thursday May 21, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm