State Leadership for Interoperability: Project Nessie
Presenters: Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, Brent Engleman, Education Data and Information Systems Director, CCSSO, Jim Campbell, Director, AEM Corp
Description: Through the Nurturing Engagement & Support for State Education Interoperability Efforts (Project Nessie) project, SETDA is partnering with CCSSO to strategically align both organizations’ efforts on improving State Education Agency data and system interoperability by expanding adoption of data standards (i.e. Ed-Fi, CEDS), solutions, and practices necessary to impact the education community broadly. As a part of that work, this session will provide the opportunity for state input on the state Interoperability Roadmap and state communication regarding interoperability.
Design a Learning Management EcoSystem for Personalized State-Level Professional Learning
Presenters: Marisa Burkhart, Director, K12 Sales – East & Tracy Weeks, Director of Business Development/SIS, Canvas
Description: State departments of education are responsible for many training initiatives across their states, but with limited time and resources. Come look at how states can design a professional learning ecosystem across the state that can ensure that all teachers have access to the same high quality PD, help leaders understand what concepts teachers have mastered, and that the PD efforts result in a change of practice in the classroom.
Hands-on BYOD ArcGIS Online Map Training
Presenter: Charlie Fitzpatrick| K12 Education Manager, Esri & Tom Baker, Education Manager, Esri
Description: BYO laptop, and walk through basic mapping exercises in ArcGIS Online. Make two maps of your area with demographic and education data, integrate those in a StoryMap, and learn how to access more online instruction. This will workshop supports SETDA members ability to leverage the ArcGIS Online work space now available for future projects.
Lego Education: Build Pathways in Learning through Creativity and Coding to Develop Confident Learners
Presenter: Dr. Jenny Nash, Sr. Educational Program Manager, LEGO Education
Description:Every student starts out creative and playful. Unfortunately, children start losing the confidence to try things as they age. Help reverse the trend by providing enriching experiences that build creativity and confidence through playful learning experiences in computer science. In this session, we will look at research on building confidence in students, the effects of purposeful play and how to build skills in students year after year by looking at the ages and stages of learning. Experience ways to engage students in thinking critically, analyzing data and solving complex problems through working on real-world, relevant challenges. Educators will get hands-on with LEGO Education materials and walk away thinking about how building confidence in students early and often, which will lead to pathways of success in building 21st century skills and preparing for their future.
3:15 – 4:30 pm Workshops
State Leadership for Instructional Materials: OER & More
Presenters: American University, Meredith Jacob, Public Lead, Creative Commons USA, Bilan Jama, Education Policy Specialist, Creative Commons USA
Description: This session provides the opportunity for leaders to discuss the increase in open educational resources across states. Leaders will share how their states are tackling the selection, curation and implementation of OER and share resources.
Education SuperHighway: Improve Classroom Connectivity: Meet the New State Broadband Tool
Description: Thanks to the modernization of the E-rate program and an unprecedented bi-partisan effort by education leaders and advocacy organizations, the vast majority of America’s students now have the minimum bandwidth needed to support digital learning in every classroom, every day. Reaching this goal has opened the door to new technologies that are powering exciting ways for teachers to personalize learning and increase student engagement. Yet, this is just the beginning. To ensure bandwidth is never a bottleneck to digital learning, school districts will need to continue to upgrade classroom Internet access and state leaders will be critical to catalyzing upgrades. That’s why EducationSuperHighway is developing a new product to equip state and school district leaders with the information necessary to drive public school broadband upgrades to 1 Mbps / student.* As a session attendee, you will:
Find out more about the data driving K-12 broadband upgrade
Experience a live demo of the product
Share feedback on product features
Learn about our beta test and launch plans
Professional Learning Best Practices
Presenters: Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, Christine Terry, Educational Consultant, eMINTS National Center, Sandy O’Neil, New Jersey Department of Education
Description: Professional Learning is the linchpin to dynamic student learning opportunities. Join state and affiliate leaders and representatives from the private sector to explore SETDA’s new resources to support exemplary Professional Learning opportunities. share resources regarding professional learning planning and discuss a framework for evidence-based professional learning.
Framing the Evidence Program: Democratizing the Pilot Process & Efficacy Studies for All
Presenters: Stan Freeda, New Hampshire, Doug Casey, Connecticut, Peter Drescher, Vermont, Stan Silverman, NYTI & Joe Pesavento, Mid-Hudson Teacher Center
Description: SETDA is uniquely positioned at the intersection of LEAs, SEAs and the corporate world. The Framing the Evidence Project aims to democratize the pilot process for schools and districts across the nation, inclusive of rural schools. The project provides opportunities to a.) increase the appropriate use of technology for teaching and learning, and b.) identify and illuminate evidence and promising practices in K12 edtech digital learning. By offering three levels of pilots/studies, combined with guidance and professional development for all involved, the project offers a set of concrete practices that will provide a framework for the levels of real and credible evidence that aid schools in identifying promising edtech products.