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

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Monday, May 18
 

3:00pm MDT

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 MDT

3:10pm MDT

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 MDT

3:30pm MDT

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 →
avatar for Serena Sacks

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
avatar for Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

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

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 →
avatar for Louis Soares

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 MDT

4:25pm MDT

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 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 →


Monday May 18, 2020 4:25pm - 5:00pm MDT
 
Tuesday, May 19
 

4:00pm MDT

Leading Innovation and Sustainable Change
Innovative leaders around the world 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.





Speakers
avatar for Richard Irwin

Richard Irwin

Exec Dean UM Global Academic Innovation, Student Success, University of Memphis
avatar for Sarah Bauder

Sarah Bauder

Chief Transformation Officer, PASSHe


Tuesday May 19, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
 
Wednesday, May 20
 

8:30am MDT

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 and Empirical Educator Project
Michael is the Chief Accountability Officer at e-Literate and Executive Director of the Empirical Educator Project. He works with universities and the vendors who serve them to improve the quality of education through evidence-based practices, supporting technology, and more effective... Read More →


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

9:15am MDT

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
avatar for Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble

Chief Customer Experience Officer, Instructure
avatar for Marlo Gaddis

Marlo Gaddis

Chief Technology Officer, Wake County Public School System
avatar for Serena Sacks

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 Jeanne Imbriale

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 →
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 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 →


Wednesday May 20, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am MDT
Plaza Ballroom ABDE
 
Thursday, May 21
 

10:30am MDT

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
avatar for Charles Fadel

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 MDT

11:00am MDT

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.





Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ann Marie Sastry

Dr. Ann Marie Sastry

President and CEO, Amesite
Dr. Sastry is President and CEO of Amesite. Dr. Sastry was previously President, CEO, Board Director and co-Founder of Sakti3, recognized as one of MIT’s 50 Smartest Companies (2015), and as a Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work winner (2017). Backed by a global team... Read More →
avatar for Charles Fadel

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 →
avatar for Dr. Shawn K. Smith

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 →
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Ashok Goel

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


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

11:45am MDT

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Rob Abel

Rob Abel

Chief Executive Officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium


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