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2019 Education Forum at the Leadership Summit

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Phone: 571-814-4041

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The Education Forum is an invitation-only event, open to SETDA state and affiliate members, Platinum and Gold Private Sector Partners, Channel Partners and SETDA VIP guests.

Partnership Information

For information on how your company can become engaged with SETDA’s membership at the Leadership Summit, please contact Melissa Greene at

As part of the Summit, SETDA hosts the one-day Education Forum, an event to shine a spotlight on the full scope of the digital transformation of policy and practice underway in K-12 education. The Ed Forum includes guests from the executive leadership from national educational organizations, policy makers and representatives from think-tanks and various federal agencies to attend and participate as keynote speakers, panelists and working group participants.

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Schedule of Events

Monday, November 4

Participants: State Members, Private Sector Partners, Event Sponsors and Invited Guests are all invited to attend all events through 5pm.  multicolored_button

8:00 am Breakfast and Welcome multicolored_button

  • Candice Dodson, SETDA Executive Director
  • Laurel Ballard, Ph.D., Student and Teacher Resources Team Supervisor, Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) and Chair, SETDA Board of Directors

8:45 am Student Voices Plenary Presentation multicolored_button

  • Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA
  • Students, Mineola Middle School, Mineola, New York

10:15 am Break

10:30 – 11:30 am States Sharing Breakout Sessions multicolored_button

  • Improving SEA Interoperability: Empowering the Future
  • Educational Technology in Teacher Prep: Connecting the Dots
  • Digital Literacy:  Empowering Students Across the Curriculum
  • Quality Instructional Materials: Check ’em Out!
  • Online Learning Exemplified: Updated National Standards
  • Equitable Access to Broadband On and Off Campus

11:30 am – 12 pm Student Voices Poster Sessions  multicolored_button

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Keynote multicolored_button

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Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO,  Project Lead The Way (PLTW)



1:45 – 2:45 pm Plenary Panel: Technologies Transforming the Future of Work: A Global Discussion  multi colored button

  • Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Jennifer Adams, CEO, Educating Leaders Consulting, Ottawa, Canada

2:45 pm Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm Design Thinking Approach to Workforce Readiness multi colored button

These sessions will provide the opportunity for participants to discuss the critical elements related to workforce readiness and how the K12 education system can best support learners to prepare for the future of work.

4:30 – 6:00 pm SETDA State Leader of the Year Award & Recognition Reception multi colored button


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