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November 2020 QM Agenda (Day 2)

IMS Quarterly Member Meeting

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

 

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Agenda

All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

9:00–9:30 AM

Higher Education Track

HED Coffee Talk: Innovation in the Age of COVID

Nimble is the new normal for higher education. Let's share the innovative ways you are preparing your institution. Discussions could focus on new delivery models, innovative programs, new ways to generate revenue, or other topics.

 

9:30–10:00 AM

K-12 District Track

K-12 Coffee Talk: You Made It! Tips for Maximizing Your IMS Membership

  • Jennifer Lotze, Assistant Director of Technology, Hudson School District
  • John Lien, Senior Administrator Instructional Systems, Orange County Public Schools
  • Marci Wheeler, Director of Instructional Systems, Orange County Public Schools

Pour yourself a cup and get ready to discover tools and tips for getting the most out of IMS. Veteran and novice K-12 institutional members share experiences and practical advice for new members on how to get involved in the IMS K-12 community.

 

10:00 AM-Noon

Technical Track

Office Hours: QTI 3.0 and Computer Adaptive Testing

  • Mark McKell, Product Manager, IMS Global
  • Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global

IMS technical staff are available to help you get your product certification across the finish line. This set of office hours focus on certification for QTI 3.0 and using the CAT 1.0 certification test systems.

Join the open office hours or schedule an appointment in advance. To pre-book your 30-minute timeslot, register using the link below and email Mark McKell at mmckell@imsglobal.org.

 

10:30–11:00 AM

K-12 District Track

Chicago Public Schools’ Curriculum Equity Initiative: Year 2

  • Tim Beekman, President and Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage
  • Giovanni Benincasa, Manager of Digital Curriculum, Chicago Public Schools
  • Kara Thorstenson, Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools has launched its forward-thinking Curriculum Equity Initiative designed to ensure that all students benefit from a high-quality curriculum. Join district leaders for a discussion about the project and the progress they have made in the past year working with their partners and leveraging IMS standards to build a standards-aligned, culturally relevant library of lessons enriched with video and other media within their Learning Object Repository.

SAFARI Montage is a Diamond Sponsor of the Learning Impact 2020 Virtual Series

1:30–2:00 PM

Supplier Track

Learning Analytics in a Pandemic World

  • Joshua McGhee, Technical Program Manager, IMS Global
  • Amin Qazi, Data Architect
  • Rachel Scherer, Senior Director, Data & Analytics, Blackboard 

In this session, we will be discussing the trends that we are seeing in learning analytics stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. What data is needed to help solve problems in this new landscape and how are learning analytics standards meeting this need?

 

3:00–4:00 PM

K-12 District Track

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: How Has the Pandemic Moved Your Vision Forward?

  • Jeff McCoy, Associate Superintendent for Academics, Greenville County Schools

Join this roundtable discussion on experiences, strategies, and responses in the face of a pandemic. Topics include continuity of learning plans, connectivity architecture, and learning environments.

Statewide Track

State of Virtual Schools

  • Moderator: Ken Dirkin, Executive Director, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, Michigan Virtual
  • Rob Cryan, Information Security Officer, FLVS (Florida Virtual School)
  • Amanda Williamson, Supervisor of Teacher Quality, Georgia Virtual Learning
  • Mike Agostinelli, Instructional Program Director, Montana Digital Academy

Join this interactive discussion on how these schools are leveraging state and discover how the nation’s statewide virtual schools are leveraging IMS Global standards to lead the remote learning efforts in their states.

3:00–4:00 PM

Higher Education Track

Equity and Access: Leveraging the Digital Ecosystem for the Common Good

  • Sherri Braxton, Sc.D., Senior Director of Instructional Technology, UMBC
  • Owen McGrath, Director, Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley
  • Vernon C. Smith, Ph.D., Provost, American Public University System

From engagement analytics to proctoring to CLR, IMS members have come forward with stories of how the work of the IMS community is helping them achieve equitable access to their digital ecosystems, and how to spot the gaps that occur. Hear how they did and share your successes and challenges.

3:30–5:30 PM

Technical Track

Office Hours: Caliper Analytics

  • Markus Gylling, Solutions Architect, IMS Global
  • Joshua McGhee, Technical Program Manager, IMS Global
  • Bracken Mosbacker, Technical Standards Architect, IMS Global

IMS technical staff are available to help you get your product certification across the finish line. This set of office hours focus on certification for Caliper 1.2 and 1.1.

Join the open office hours or schedule an appointment in advance. To pre-book your 30-minute timeslot, register using the link below and email Joshua McGhee at jmcghee@imsglobal.org.

 

Visit with Sponsors

Get resources from Learning Impact 2020 sponsors and IMS Contributing Members to help you scale up your plug-and-play digital ecosystem. See the Virtual Sponsor Swag.