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FETC 2018

23 Jan 2018 - 1:10am to 26 Jan 2018 - 1:10am
IMS Participation in Events
Orlando, Florida

*Schedule time with Jill Hobson, IMS Global Institutional Program Manager, at FETC to discuss your edtech initiatives and goals for 2018.*

The Student-Centered Classroom in the Digital Age

Session Code: C517
Thursday, January 25, 2018
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM 
Room: North 230A 
Venue: Orange County Convention Center

Come and experience a student-centered classroom using a seamless plug-and-play digital learning ecosystem. We will explore vignettes of a teacher, student, and administrator as they go about their daily tasks in a digital environment optimized for authentic learning. You will hear from a panel of educational leaders who are implementing tools and techniques that are improving learning experiences for students while reducing costs and implementation time. You will have an opportunity to share your own work in this area. And you will walk away with strategies for remodeling your learning system to empower all stakeholders. In this session, we will learn from one another about the technologies and standards that any district, regardless of size, can start using today.
Panelists: Tom Ingram, Director Information Technology, Escambia County Schools, FL; Mike Cicchetti, Volusia Country Schools, Coordinator Learning Technologies; Jill Hobson, K-12 Institutional Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium

IMS: Helping School IT Move EdTech in the Right Direction

Session Code: C76
Friday, January 26, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Room: South 330H 
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
Student-centered learning is achievable when information technology works together seamlessly. As K-12 districts build rich technology ecosystems that allow greater flexibility and choice, school IT leaders are increasingly selecting digital tools and learning resources based, in part, on interoperability. Achieving this vision of a pervasive ecosystem requires leadership, collaboration, and a strategy for how to apply technology at scale to improve instruction and personalize learning. In this session, you will learn how leaders in the K-12 community are establishing a “plug-and-play” EdTech ecosystem that delivers demonstrably better experiences for students, teachers, and administrators. In this session, IMS Global CEO Rob Abel and Maurice Draggon will outline the key characteristics of emerging digital education ecosystems as well as new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
Panelists: Maurice Draggon, Director of the Instructional Management System, Orange County Public Schools; Rob Abel, Ed.D. , Chief Executive Officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium; Tina Barrios, Assistant Superintendent, School Board of Polk County
 

IMS Global Member Presentations

Integrated Learning Ecosystem: How School IT Builds a Personalized Learning Community

Session Code: W155
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: South 330H 
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
How do school IT leaders build a back-office solution that supports cutting-edge curriculum and pedagogy to embrace personalized learning, modern communication styles and learner-centric techniques? You can integrate technology that creates meaning and purpose for learners, teachers and other stakeholders that are unique to your specific community. Discover how to use the Integrated Learning Ecosystem as a canvas, as you learn a thoughtful design process for accelerating personalized learning that gives you incredible insight on how to integrate IT systems seamlessly to deliver the right combination of digital content, collaborative tools and online learning environments. Join the conversation, discover meaningful technology strategies for leveraging industry standards, and walk away with a roadmap for building an ecosystem that meets the unique needs of your schools to empower teachers and learners on the path to personalization.
Presenters: Andrew Wallace, Director of Technology, South Portland Maine Schools; Leo Brehm, CIO, Central Massachusetts Collaborative

Opening Up: How to Enable Access to All Open Educational Resources

Session Code: W167
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: South 330H 
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
It seems EVERYONE is building an LOR — Learning Object Repository. And we mean everyone: states, districts, virtual schools, and vendors. LORs are critical to delivering personalized Open Education Resources effectively to each student when and where they need it. But without LOR interoperability, schools, in effect, put open resources in closed repositories. Join us in this BYOD workshop to learn about IMS Global's initiative to establish the LOR interoperability standard and how this initiative will help your district in establishing an "open" LOR. You'll get hands-on with the back end of the OpenEd platform to test drive a standards-based LOR engine. You'll also discover critical design specifications and techniques you will need to build or select a repository that is right for your district.
Presenters: Polina Babina, Product Manager, OpenEd, an ACT Company; Adam Blum, CEO, OpenEd, an ACT Company; Leo Brehm, CIO/CTO, Central Massachusetts Collaborative; Massachusetts Virtual Academy; Don Dailey, Project Manager, Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency

PII: What Schools Can Do to Protect Student Data Privacy

Session Code: W168
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: South 331A
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
Whether you're just getting started with your student data privacy program or are looking for guidance on how to improve your practices, this BYOD workshop will guide you through some fundamental requirements and processes for managing personally identifiable information and help you begin to bridge the trust gap with parents and other community stakeholders. You'll come away with an understanding of key legislation, areas to focus on when developing or improving your compliance program, and how to communicate your privacy work within the community to reassure parents about how you are protecting the privacy of student data. You'll also hear from recipients of CoSN's Trusted Learning Environment Seal about how the program helped them reframe the privacy conversation within their communities to one of trust and transparency, and gain guidance on how you can do the same.
Presenters: Jim Corns, Director of Digital Innovation and Digital Safety, Baltimore County Public Schools; Linnette Attai, President, Playwell, LLC; Serena E. Sacks, Chief Information Officer, Fulton County School District (Ga.)
 

LUNCH & LEARN: Impacting Teaching and Learning via Open Standards, Google Solutions and Microsoft 365

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Room: South 230A
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
Hear district leaders from Lee County School District (FL) share how they are effectively using Caliper and QTI with Google solutions to impact teaching and learning in their classrooms. There will also be a presentation on Microsoft Teams and office integrations.
 
If you are interested in attending or would like to learn more about the event, please email Monica Watts.

K12 Federation: Moving School IT Ahead Through Shared Services

Session Code: C27
Thursday, January 25, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Room: South 331A 
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
In this quick-hitting session, Jim Peterson, Leo Brehm, Scott Isaacson, and Phil Heimes will share how schools are sharing services through the K12 Federation. The organization is a national community of K-12 school district "operators" that share knowledge, expertise, and resources to mitigate the cost, complexity, and risk of implementing and supporting educational services. Current services include identity, rostering, and access management systems in the emerging digital ecosystem. In this session, you'll learn about the organization's latest offerings and opportunities for school districts across the country to join the K12 Federation.
Presenters: Jim Peterson, Technology Director, District 87/ Blooming School District (Ill.); Leo Brehm, CIO, Central Massachusetts Collaborative; Phil Heimes, CTO,  Center for Educational Innovation; Scott Isaacson, Technology Director, Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council

Need to Know: 10 Questions IT Directors Must Be Able to Answer

Session Code: C35
Thursday, January 25, 2018
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Room: South 330FG
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
The role of an education IT leader is ever evolving. It is a job that is "easily done poorly, but exceptionally challenging to do well". Education IT professionals from a variety of school district organizations - small, large, public, private - share the essential skills and strategies needed to support teaching and learning in a technology enriched setting. Schools are becoming more and more technology dependent to achieve both the academic and social goals inherent in the mission and vision of today's schools. Technology tools for school operations as well as technology tools for learning cannot fail. Today's Education IT professional must be able to marry technical expertise with leadership. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with Education IT professionals who have a proven track record and history of success in leading IT support in schools.
Presenters: Ann McMullan, Founder & Lead Consultant, Ann McMullan Education Consultant; Carla Wade, Digital Innovations Lead, Oregon Department of Education;  Derrick Brown, Chief Innovation Officer, Evergreen Public Schools; Jon Ostendorf, Chief Information Officer, Princeton Day School, N.J.; Tom Ingram, Director of Information Technology, Escambia County School District (Fla.)

The Backend of Badges: Exploring Technical Aspects of Deploying Micro-Credentials

Session Code: W77
Thursday, January 25, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Bayhill 21
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
Many districts are looking at starting their own digital badge (micro-credential) program. School IT leaders must often step in to ensure a successful launch because of behind-the-badge technologies. This BYOD workshop explores these technologies through the lens of Open Badges. Nationally recognized facilitators Rich Dixon and Noah Geisel are leaders in the Open Badges movement and will be joined by Nate Otto of Concentric Sky, a chief architect of the Open Badge Specification. These three experts will provide an overview of the technical framework and guide you through an exploration of the recommended practices for selecting the right technology and creating, supporting and sustaining a successful Open Badge program. You will leave with a set of practical, open source tools and resources and, if interested, can earn an open digital badge by creating an implementation plan!
Presenters: Nate Otto, Open Badges Technical Architect, Concentric Sky; Noah Geisel, EdTech Coach, Aurora Public Schools; Rich Dixon, Director of Partnership Development, Buck Institute for Education

OpenSALT: Aligning OER With Open Metadata Standards

Session Code: C47
Thursday, January 25, 2018
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Room: South 331A 
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
The future of Open Education Resources (OER) is open metadata standards. IMS Global has published the Competency and Academic Exchange (CASE) specification, and several organizations have collaboratively developed an open source suite of tools to enable OER providers and consumers of any scale to leverage Google, Khan, and open content to transform teaching and learning. In this session, Greg Nadeau of PCG, CIO Leo Brehm, and Tim Beekman, president of Safari Montage, will demonstrate a process to create machine-readable, linked data competency frameworks and provide hands-on opportunities for participants to begin managing their frameworks.
Presenters: Tim Beekman, President, Safari Montage; Leo Brehm. CIO/CTO, Central Massachusetts Collaborative; Massachusetts Virtual Academy; Greg Nadeau, Manager, Public Consulting Group

Building an Interoperable K-12 Digital Learning Platform

Session Code: SM2
Room: South 230A
Friday, January 26, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
A Learning Object Repository (LOR) is an essential cornerstone for an interoperable K-12 digital learning environment. A well-designed LOR houses all digital resources involved in the learning process, from licensed content and digital courseware to OERs and student-, teacher- and district-created content. Join leaders from innovative Florida districts to learn how they are using their LOR to simplify digital instruction and eliminate the need for multiple logins and time spent searching the internet for resources. Discover how a LOR provides easy access to SMART learning objects, vetted for quality and correlated to learning standards, for use in Google Classroom and LMSs.
Presenters: Connie Kolosey, Director of Media, Text & Digital Learning, Pinellas County Schools (Fla); Dwayne Alton, Executive Director, Infrastructure Services, School District of Lee County, Kevin Haugabrook, Technology Integration Coordinator, Pinellas County Schools (Fla); Rob Stratton, Coordinator for Instructional Materials, Instructional Technology and Media, School District of Lee County; Tim Clark, Vice President of Learning Innovation, SAFARI Montage

Building the Personalized Learning Community on an Integrated Learning Ecosystem

Session Code: C725
Friday, January 26, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: North 330A
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
 
How do we advance current curriculum and pedagogy to embrace modern learning, communication styles and techniques? How do we make technology in our schools meaningful to learners, teachers and the community at large? The Integrated Learning Ecosystem is the blank canvas that when used in our classrooms could provide better insight into the type of material, activities, and environments our learners respond and engage, hence actually personalizing learning. Join the conversation on how using meaningful technology strategies and standards within our schools will not only empower our teachers and learners but the learning community as a whole. We will cover the merging of next generation pedagogy, open education resources, common assessments and project based learning can not only reach learners in new ways but push the limits of the learning.
Presenter: Leo Brehm, CIO, Central Massachusetts Collaborative