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Creating an Innovative K-12 Digital Architecture [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 19

8:30am MDT

IMS 101:Through the lens of instruction
Maximize your knowledge of IMS Global and Interoperability tools in K-12.  Not sure where to start or what you need? We've got you covered. In this session, you will discover how practical tools and gain actionable strategies to get started implementing IMS Global standards in your district. 

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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 →

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

10:30am MDT

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.

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Marco Baeza

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

Ana Castro

CEO, Genius Plaza

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

11:15am MDT

Dear EdTech Suppliers: Regarding Your Privacy Policy
We, your customers, rely heavily on your documented privacy policy for information about how your product uses our data. Thanks to a surge in data privacy laws and organizations (like IMS) that help, we know what to look for in your policies and practices. And most often, we find key elements missing. This can make or break whether or not we use your product. So we hope you will join us for this session to learn how you can shape your policies to keep us from placing your products on our "Do Not Use" list. Sincerely, your K-12 district partners.

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Kevin Lewis

Project Manager, IMS Global
Kevin is a Marine Corps combat veteran who has served proudly in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. Kevin made his decision to join the Marine Corps after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Towers. Kevin served for 8 years  and was honorably... Read More →

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

1:45pm MDT

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.

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Chelsea Waite

Education Research Fellow, The 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 MDT
Wednesday, May 20

10:30am MDT

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.

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Jeanne Imbriale

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

Tara McNulty

Supervisor, Baltimore County Public Schools

Jim Corns

Executive Director, Baltimore County Public Schools

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

11:15am MDT

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.    

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John Watson

Founder, The Evergreen Group
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Sanje Ratnavale

CEO, OESIS Network
Sanje Ratnavale, is President of the OESIS Network of 600 independent schools, Co-Chairman of the PIVOT Transcript Partnership and an IMS Global Board Member. Sanje founded OESIS in 2012 and serves as the President of what has grown to become the leading network for innovation serving... Read More →
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David Knoche

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

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

1:30pm MDT

From Hard and Messy to Amazing: Interoperability and Change:
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.

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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 1:30pm - 2:00pm MDT

2:15pm MDT

Guaranteed Interoperability in K-12: The Trusted 1EdTech Ecosystem
Engage with district leaders at the forefront of a new collaboration working to establish guaranteed interoperability between rostering systems in K-12 school districts. 1EdTech is supported by a historic investment from a set of edtech leaders to accelerate large-scale, reliable, and secure interoperability. It is designed to result in “digital on day one” access to all learning resources through zero-cost zero-time integration. 1EdTech includes a scalable central registry, built-in security management, and a set of advanced testing services that ensure digital content providers and district platforms can connect easily and reliably. Learn more about this revolutionary breakthrough to have one trusted and innovative digital ecosystem and achieve data transparency for every institution and every student.

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Brian Blanton

Chief Information Services Officer, Henry County School District
Dr. Brian Blanton, is Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services at Henry County Schools in Georgia. Prior to that, Dr. Blanton has served as the Instructional Technology Coordinator. Brian is the president of the board of directors of the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium.The... Read More →

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

3:30pm MDT

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.


Lloyd Brown

Vice President of Digital Strategies, SAFARI Montage
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Kyle Berger

CTO, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Kyle Berger has over 20 years in K-12 technology leadership spread across districts of various sizes and demographics. Awarded with the 2020 EdTEch Award for Leadership as well as the Technology Director of the Year by TCEA in 2009, he has also been featured in several educational... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
Thursday, May 21

8:30am MDT

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.

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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 MDT