Equity, Agency and Mastery
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State Educational Agency Leadership for Digital Transformation [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 20

1:30pm MDT

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?


Sameth Kong

IS Development Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Thursday, May 21

8:30am MDT

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.

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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 →

Benjamin Silberglitt

Founder, Cedar Labs

Mike Reynolds

Founder and President, Cedar Labs

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