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2019 Leadership Summit & Ed Forum

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

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Emerging Partner, Year 2 & 3
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Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Board Meeting (Board Members Only)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  SETDA Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - Leadership Summit

8:00 am – Noon  SETDA Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 pm Registration Open

1:00 – 2:45 pm Welcome and State Networking Luncheon purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

  • For Sunday events, members are encouraged to show their state pride by wearing apparel that identifies the state they represent. For example, wear a state, university or landmark t-shirt, hat or pin. Feel free to be creative.

3:00 – 4:00 pm Focus Groups purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

4:15 – 5:15 pm Speed Meetings purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

  • Texthelp
  • Benetech
  • Mango Languages
  • Real World Scholars
  • Rosen Publishing

5:30 – 6:30 pm Focus Groups purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

6:30 – 8:30 pm Educational Technology Showcase & Reception multicolored_button

Monday, November 4, 2019 - Education Forum at Leadership Summit

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

6:00 pm Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Leadership Summit

8:00 am Breakfast

9:15 am States Sharing Breakout Sessionspurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_APlatinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_E1-20x20

  • Instructional Materials: OER Pulse Check
  • Working Together on Privacy and Security
  • Professional Learning: The Mission to Serve
  • Digital Equity: Let’s get this party started!
  • What exCITES Us! Interdependence of Assistive Technology and EdTech in School Systems
  • Help, I Need Somebody (Not Just Anybody)!: Let Us Help Your Rural Schools with Access to Content

10:15 am Break

10:30 – 11:30 am U.S. Department of Education Updates

  • Sara Trettin, Policy Advisor & Open Education, Digital Engagement & Libraries Lead, U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology

11:30 – 12:00 pm Federal Updates

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 pm Workshops purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_APlatinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_E1-20x20

  • Quality Instructional Materials for Learning: OER & More
  • State Leadership for Interoperability
  • Shifting to Personalized Learning Opportunities
  • Hands-on BYOD ArcGIS Online Map Training
  • Framing the Evidence Project

4:00 – 4:45 pm 1:1 Member and Partner Meetings purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_APlatinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_E1-20x20

5:00 – 6:00 pm  SETDA Board of Directors Meeting

Dinner on Your Own

7:00 pm Social Activity – State & Affiliate Members Only purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - State/Affiliates Only

8:00 am Committee Breakfast Meetings  purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

Special Session8:00 am – 3:00 pm State Instructional Materials Review Association Meeting (SIMRA)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Special Interest Discussion Groups

  • E-Rate SIG
  • Advocacy Visits, Capitol Hill (Optional)

12:00 – 5:00 pm Advocacy Visits, Capitol Hill

1:00 – 2:30 pm Broadband Imperative Hill Briefing (Tentative)

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