Sunday Breakout Sessions Overview

Sunday offers a variety of sessions with different lengths of time. Please use this grid as a guide and select the sessions that make the most sense for your role.

First Morning Sessions, Start Time 9:15 am

Cybersecurity Workshop 9:15am – 12:30pm 
**State leaders and their guest only. **
Risk management. Data privacy. Cybersecurity. These are three critical areas that need to be addressed in any K-12 security strategy. Join this interactive session to learn how different states are tackling these very important issues. From providing training and professional development to passing laws and regulations, education technology leaders from across the nation are taking a stand against cyberthreats. This three-hour workshop will feature a dynamic panel of experts sharing real-life examples, best practices, and personal insights. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in some interactive exercises, as well as receive tips and resources they can share with school districts for incident response planning.

Interoperability Workshop 9:15 – 12:30pm
Facilitators: Christine Fox, SETDA and Brent Engelman, CCSSO
This discussion session will provide state and private sector leaders the opportunity to discuss the critical needs related to interoperability. Participants will receive an overview of Project Nessie and share their approaches to interoperability. Then leaders will roll up their sleeves to support the development of a state level Road Map to interoperability.

Roundtable Discussions: 9:15 – 10:45 am
Hosts lead an interactive discussion on a timely education technology or leadership topic of their choice during a 30-minute roundtable discussion. Partners share and discuss important topics in education and edtech, while gaining valuable insights with state level thought partners from around the nation. SETDA leaders will sign up for 3 thirty-minute sessions and will move from table to table at the end of each 30 minute segment – for a total of 3 rounds during each 90 minute time slot. **Participants will choose 3 companies.

Companies:
Cignition – Topic: Middle School Mathematics Efficacy Pilot Sites Needed
Leadership Energies
AEM Center
EdWeb – Topic: Learn more about SETDA’s Title IIA community and the new series of Superintendent’s webinars
Leaderally – Topic: Professional Learning
Streamable Learning – Topic: Virtual Field Trips

Second Morning Sessions, Start Time 11 am
Microsoft: Increasing Accessibility & Fostering Inclusive Classrooms 11:00 – 12:30 (repeats as pm option)
This session will showcase Microsoft tools for the inclusive classroom and how these free tools can be used to support classroom engagement of students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers or a combination of any of the broad range of unique abilities.  We will discuss what inclusive classrooms and employing accessibility look like from the standpoint of reading, writing, math and communication. Details, examples, and demonstrations will be shared about several new and improved sets of capabilities across Microsoft products and platforms. Microsoft is also looking for feedback on some newer ideas for accessible tools and how to continue to improve them.
Quality Instructional Materials Workshop: Part 1 of 2 11:00am – 12:30pm
Facilitator: Candice Dodson, SETDA Donna Murray, North Carolina Department Public Instruction
During this session, leaders (including multiple SIMRA and AEM leaders) will have the opportunity to learn from one another regarding the selection and implementation of quality digital instructional materials. In addition, participants will “roll-up their sleeves” to provide guidance, content and examples for new instructional materials resources including the Guide to Quality Instructional Materials and the new instructional materials database which aggregates state reviewed instructional materials for secondary mathematics and language arts. Participants are expected to attend the afternoon, Part 2 of this session.
1:1 Partner Meetings: 11:00am – 12:30 pm
These sessions provide an opportunity for state leaders and partner companies or organizations to connect for short 15 minutes intervals to provide feedback and share resources. Options TBD
Afternoon Sessions. Start Time 2 pm

Canvas Instructure Focus Group 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Canvas/Instructure can help create a seamless digital learning environment. Join our interactive session to discover the possibilities.

Roundtable Discussions: 2:00 – 3:30 pm (see description above)
**Participants will choose 3 companies.

Companies:
Project Tomorrow – Topic:Leveraging Data to Take Digital Learning in Your State to the Next Level
Based upon the latest Speak Up research, digital learning in our K-12 schools and districts is at critical inflection point. More mobile devices are being used by students in classrooms than ever before, teachers’ access to digital content and resources is at an unprecedented level and despite concerns about too much screen time, parents are enamored with the concept of personalized learning for their children. And yet, documenting the ROI for our education technology expenditures remains elusive. While part of the challenge is the identification of metrics, the more immediate concern should be that for the majority of teachers, their usage can still be characterized only as substitution, without wide spread evidence of more sophisticated usage that would qualify as transformative, and thus yield itself to meaningful evaluation. In this roundtable discussion, we will go deep into this dilemma of how to create and document sustainable impact with digital learning. Our focus will be on the types of data that state leaders need to stimulate and support new mindsets for digital learning in their state. “

K12 Insight – Topic: What you don’t know about K12 Insight
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Lesson Planet – Topic: Lesson Planet’s new Learning Explorer
is a learning object repository (LOR) and curriculum management platform for districts and schools that has been designed by educators to make it easy to discover, manage, personalize and assign learning resources using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. This single-sign-on solution allows teachers to search for standards-based educational resources from a huge library of curated, reviewed OER and top-quality third-party educational publisher content. Can a platform with this flexibility satisfy the needs of the largest Districts as well as an individual School, or small District?

Wonder Workshop – Topic: Robotics & early learning
UPD – Topic: New product – Dashboard

Microsoft: Increasing Accessibility and Fostering Inclusive Classrooms 2:00 – 3:30 pm (repeat from am ) 
This session will showcase Microsoft tools for the inclusive classroom and how these free tools can be used to support classroom engagement of students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers or a combination of any of the broad range of unique abilities.  We will discuss what inclusive classrooms and employing accessibility look like from the standpoint of reading, writing, math and communication. Details, examples, and demonstrations will be shared about several new and improved sets of capabilities across Microsoft products and platforms. Microsoft is also looking for feedback on some newer ideas for accessible tools and how to continue to improve them.

Quality Instructional Materials Workshop: Part 2 of 2 2:00pm – 3:30pm (am attendance required)
Facilitator: Candice Dodson, SETDA Donna Murray, North Carolina Department Public Instruction

During this session, leaders (including multiple SIMRA and AEM leaders) will have the opportunity to learn from one another regarding the selection and implementation of quality digital instructional materials. In addition, participants will “roll-up their sleeves” to provide guidance, content and examples for new instructional materials resources including the Guide to Quality Instructional Materials and the new instructional materials database which aggregates state reviewed instructional materials for secondary mathematics and language arts.

Final Afternoon Session, Start Tine 3:45 – 5:15 pm

Roundtable Discussions (see description above) **Participants will choose 3 companies.

Companies:
Wurrly
2GnoMe
Satchel
Techtrep
Mobile Beacon:– Topic: Connecting everyone to broadband

SETDA – Topic: Framing the Evidence Project
SETDA’s Efficacy pilot program scaffolds pilot process through quality design and proven pilot practices and provides a way to share promising practices & outcomes nationally. Learn more about how schools in your state can participate.

1:1 Partner Meetings
These sessions provide an opportunity for state leaders and partner companies or organizations to connect for short 15 minutes intervals to provide feedback and share resources. Options TBD

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