Spotlight on States: Concurrent Breakout Panel Presentations

Monday, October 23, 2017 – 10:00 am-11:15 am

  • Ensuring Equitable Access for All Learners
  • Shifting Learning Models: Critical Elements to Support Personalization
  • Strategies for Educator Effectiveness for Personalized learning
  • Maximizing Policies to Support Digital Learning Opportunities

Ensuring Equitable Access for All Learners

Facilitator: Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, SETDA


  • Jen Leasure, President, The Quilt
  • Susan M. Clair, Learning Infrastructure Coordinator, Learning Infrastructure Program, Virginia Department of Education
  • Laurel Ballard, Student/Teacher Resources Team Supervisor, Wyoming Department of Education
  • Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officers, Project Tomorrow

Integrating Digital Content for New Learning Models

Facilitator: Melissa Greene, Director of Strategic Partnerships, SETDA


  • Shannon Glynn Thomas, Program Director, College-and Career-Readiness Standards, Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Steve Nordmark, COO, UDL-LRN
  • Kriss Stewart, Instructional Materials Adoption Program, South Carolina Department of Education
  • André E. DeLeón, Education Programs Professional, Nevada Department of Education

Strategies for Educator Effectiveness for Personalized Learning

Facilitator: Julia Fallon, Teacher and Principal Quality Program Supervisor, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction


  • Melinda Fiscus, Director, Area 6 Learning Technology Center, Illinois State Board of Education
  • Theresa Gibson, Professional Learning & Leadership Collaborative Program Manager, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  • Bradley C. Landis, Assistant Executive Director, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
  • Ann Marie Mapes, Educational Technology Consultant, Michigan Department of Education

Maximizing Policies to Support Digital Learning Opportunities

Facilitator: Reg Leichty, Founder and Partner, FLP Advisors


  • Jennifer Bergland, Director of Governmental Relations, TCEA
  • Cynthia Curry, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center)
  • Ashley Palelis, Instructional Technology Specialist, Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support, Division of Public Schools, Florida Department of Education
  • Abigail Potts, Director of College, Career and Civic Readiness, National Association of States Boards of Education
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