Spotlight on States

Ensuring Broadband and Device Access for All Students

Monday, October 15, 2012 from 9:15 – 10:30 am ET

Facilitator: Shannon Parks, Ph.D., State Administrator ~ Technology Initiatives, Alabama Department of Education

State Presenters:

  • Mike Leadingham, Director of Engineering & Management Services, Kentucky Department of Education – Presentation
  • Jeff Mao, Learning Technology Policy Director, Maine Department of Education – Presentation

Discussant: Donna Johnson, Executive Director, Delaware State Board of Education

Accelerating the Shift to Digital and Open Content

Facilitator: Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, Vermont Department of Education

State Presenters:

  • Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education – Presentation
  • Tiffany Hall, Coordinator, Teaching and Learning, Utah State Office of Education – Presentation

Discussant: Jennifer Childress, Senior Advisor, Achieve

Preparing for High-Quality Online Assessments

Facilitator: Geoffrey Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

State Presenters:

  • Carol Mosley, Louisiana Department of Educatio – Presentation
  • Sarah Susbury, Director Office of Test Administration, Scoring & Reporting, Virginia Department of Education – Presentation

Discussant: Bill Tucker, Deputy Director, Policy Development, for US Policy & Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Leveraging Big Data to Support Digital Age Learning

Facilitator: Bruce Umpstead, State Director of Educational Technology and Data Coordination, Michigan Department of Education

State Presenters:

  • Jose Ortega, Administrator, Education Technology Office, California Department of Education – Presentation
  • Kayla M. Siler, Policy and Planning Analyst, NC Department of Public Instruction – Presentation

Discussant: Richard Culatta, Deputy Director, US Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology

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