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Learning Impact Leadership Institute Program Track Descriptions

Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2020

Program Tracks

Track Name Track Description

Student-Centered Learning: Advancements in Digital Courseware, Adaptive Learning and Accessibility

The goal of student-centered learning is to provide customized, engaging, and efficient learning paths for learners of all ages. What impact does this have on digital courseware and resources? Sessions in this track will share examples of institutions implementing student-centered, adaptive learning programs and how publishers are responding to the growing need for personalization in digital courseware.

Igniting Digital Assessment Transformation

Get up-to-speed on the digital assessment landscape and identify priorities to improve digital assessment quality. Presentations will showcase progress by the assessment community worldwide in leveraging open standards to make online assessment platforms, resources, and tools efficient and effective for simple quizzes, formative assessments, and high-stakes summative assessments. Sessions will also highlight computer adaptive testing platforms—for advanced, student-centered assessment—and online proctoring—for remote, secure testing.

Leading the K-12 Digital Transformation

We live in the digital age and our institutions should reflect the world we live in. Understanding why making the change to digital makes sense and being prepared to manage the change is essential. This track will focus on the leadership challenges facing districts and how they are being solved.

State Educational Agency Leadership for Digital Transformation

State Educational Agencies (SEAs) face unique challenges in leading innovation and policy for digital learning. From the important bridge between Local Educational Agencies and the U.S. Department of Education to working to ensure equitable digiital educational for all students to offering programs for virtual learning, the opportunities for transforming the learning landscape are immense. This track will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities facing SEAs today and in the future.

Creating an Innovative K-12 Digital Architecture

K-12 institutions constantly face the challenge of trying to “make do with less” and prioritizing “must-haves” over “nice to have.” By using technology in innovative ways, opportunities exist to solve the current challenges, free resources for other projects, and ultimately improve teaching and learning—the core school business. This track will focus on the ways in which K-12 institutions have creatively addressed their digital learning needs and the resulting innovations that are advancing learning impact.

Developers Track: Implementing IMS Standards for Trusted Integrations

Learn about the newest functionality of IMS standards and how to implement the updates with your products. Also share your expertise to identify future enhancements as we continue to evolve standards for scalable, seamless, and secure edtech ecosystems that enable better teaching and learning.

Higher Education: IT and Academic Collaboration for Digital Transformation

There is a lot of buzz about the need for greater innovation in higher education to support strategies for improving student access and success. Getting to a better future of edtech will require closer collaboration between academic and technology leaders. How can we move these collaborations forward? This track will bring together institutional leaders who are reimagining enterprise collaborations, procurement processes, and integration strategies—to enable game-changing digital transformation for teaching and learning.

Improving Student Success through Actionable Data and Insights                             

With advancements in big data analytics, AI, and cloud-based systems, many institutions are grappling with where to start when understanding the impacts on data privacy. Sessions in this track will help institutions discover ways to efficiently capture, transmit, and analyze learning data while protecting student privacy. Presenters will share examples and stories of institutions who are using analytics and dashboards to inform institutional strategies for improving student success and retention rates.

Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials: New Models for Recognizing Learning, Competencies, and Experience

As the education paradigm shifts to respond to technology, digital credentials are emerging as new models for recognizing learning, competencies, and experience. The models include open badging and micro-credentials, which present opportunities for organizing verifiable records of skills and achievements. Sessions in this track will help K-12, higher education, and employers plan, implement, and scale high-quality digital credentialing programs. 
 

Accelerating Adoption of a Trusted Plug-and-Play Digital Ecosystem

IT and academic leaders will share best practices to help your institution maximize the benefits of digital technology now and in the future. Learn how to build a fully-integrated and secure foundation that provides greater choice of digital products and fosters scalable, academic innovation.

Comprehensive Learner Records: Unlocking Opportunities for Learning Organizations and the Workforce 

Identifying and growing talent today and in the future workforce presents an opportunity for innovative, learner-centered 21st century learning records. Secure and verifiable records that support lifelong learning experiences, including courses, competencies, skills, co-curricular achievements, prior learning, experiential learning, and internships build a bridge between education and employment. Sessions in this track will explore the opportunities for K-12, higher education, and employers to develop and use trusted comprehensive learning records.