Tuesday, January 14, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Lincoln Road E
School districts invest heavily in educational technology to improve student success and outcomes. Providing teachers and students with access to a variety of learning tools and digital curriculum resources creates more engaging, relevant, and accessible learning experiences. However, digital transformation can’t happen if these products don’t work well together. In this workshop, learn about the work being done by leading districts and member organizations to enable interoperability across hundreds of products to maximize a district’s return on investment in learning. Participants will discover practical and sustainable ways to engage edtech vendors and evolve your digital ecosystems. Then, go more in-depth with the district-focused resources that can help achieve a revolutionary learning impact for all students.
Speakers: Tim Clark, Vice President, K-12 Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium; Paula Maylahn, Project Director Interoperability Initiatives, CoSN
Thursday, January 16, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Room: Lincoln Road H
Teachers need to trust that their digital tools and resources will help students meet learning objectives. Official standards authors want assurance that their work is accurately represented and not subject to misinterpretation. Curriculum directors have to know that their educational technology suppliers align with official standards. How are these challenges solved? Join this session to learn about the CASE Network — a breakthrough collaboration addressing the need to make alignment of digital resources and edtech products dramatically easier for states and school districts at no cost. CASE Network serves as a single, verifiable, trusted source of academic standards and competencies in digital format, making it simpler to support aligned instruction across the digital learning ecosystem.
Speaker: Bruce Umpstead, Director of State Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Thursday, January 16, 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Room: Lincoln Road E
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.
Speakers: Brian Blanton, Chief Information Officer, Henry County Schools; Tim Clark, Vice President, K-12 Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium