Education Forum at the Leadership Summit

Monday, October 15, 2012 from 8:00-4:00pm

Participants: SETDA State Members, Corporate Partners, and Invited Guests

7:00 am

  • Registration Open

7:00 – 8:00 am

  • Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 am

  • Morning Keynote Address – Betsy Corcoran, CEO and Co-Founder, EdSurge
    • Betsy Corcoran is the CEO of Edsurge. EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology that aims to help educators discover the best products and how to use them and to inspire developers to build what educators and learners need. Prior to her role at Edsurge, Betsy served as the Executive Editor for technology coverage at Forbes Media. Earlier she was an award-winning staff writer for the Washington Post and Scientific American.


9:00 – 9:15 am Break

9:15 – 10:30 am

  • Concurrent Breakout Panel Presentations: Spotlight on States
    • Ensuring Broadband and Device Access for All Students
    • Accelerating the Shift to Digital and Open Content
    • Preparing for High-Quality Online Assessments
    • Leveraging ‘Big Data’ to Support Digital Age Learning

 10:30 – 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 11:45 am

  • Plenary Panel: State Leadership in the Digital Age Panel
  • Facilitator: Douglas Levin, Executive Director, SETDA
  • Presenters:
    • Jim Kohlmoos, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education – Presentation
    • Linda Pittenger, Strategic Initiative Director, Council of Chief State School Officers – Presentation
    • Melinda Stanley, Educational Technology Consultant, Kansas State DOE & Vice Chair, SETDA Board of Directors – Presentation
  • 11:45 – 12:15 pm Break

    12:15 – 2:15 pm

    • Luncheon: Educational Technology in Practice: Educator and Student Voices
    • Introduction: Stuart Ciske, Education Consultant, Federal Grants, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
    • Presenters:
      • Dr. Kim Ehrhardt, Director of Curriculum Assessment and Instruction, Janesville School District
      • Kathy White, Assistive Technology Specialist, Janesville School District
      • Christopher Laue, Principal, George S. Parker High School
      • Robert Getka, Junior, George S. Parker High School
      • Colin Murdy, Senior, George S. Parker High School
      • Correy Winke, Junior, George S. Parker High School

    2:45 – 3:45 pm

    • Plenary Panel: The Past, Present, and Future of Technology and Education Reform
    • Facilitator: Geoffrey Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA
    • Presenters:
      • John Bailey, Executive Director, Digital Learning Now!
      • Karen Cator, Director, US Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology
      • Linda Roberts, Visiting Scholar, American Association for the Advancement of Science

    6:30 – 10:00 pm

    • Awards Gala, Mistress of Ceremony, Helen Soule

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