Monday, October 27, 2014 – Education Forum

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Co-hosted by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), the one-day Education Forum is an event to shine a spotlight on the full scope of the digital transformation of policy and practice underway in K-12 education. The event includes VIP guests from the executive leadership from national educational organizations, policy makers and representatives from think-tanks and various federal agencies to attend and participate as keynote speakers, panelists and working group participants.

Participants: State Members, Private Sector Partners, and Invited Guests

8:00 am

  • Registration Open

8:00 -8:30 am

  • Continental Breakfast – Salon 4

8:30 – 9:30 am

  • Welcome & Keynote Address – Salon 4
    • Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Education
    • Doug Levin, Executive Director,  State Education Technology Director’s Association (SETDA)
    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
    • Keynote Speaker: Greg Toppo, National K-12 Education Writer, USA Today

9:30 – 9:45 am Break

9:45 – 10:45 am

  • Plenary Panel: Ensuring Student Data Privacy – Salon 4
    • Panelists:
    • Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
    • Scott Gallant, Consultant, Gallant Consulting Group
    • Paige Kowalski, Director, State Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign
    • Joni Lupovitz, Vice President, Policy, Common Sense Media
    • Amelia Vance, Policy Analyst, NASBE
    • Moderator: Geoff Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

10:45 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

12:15 – 12:30 pm Break

12:30 – 2:30 pm

  • Luncheon and Plenary Presentation: Student Voices Award – Educational Technology in Practice – Salon 4
    • Introductions: Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education
    • Madison Digital Leadership Program, Madison Consolidated High School, Indiana
    • Teacher: Melaine Torline
    • Students:
    • Aleah Cutshall
    • Chase Icenogle
    • Conner Richmond
    • Jordyn Watson

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 4:00 pm

  • Plenary Panel: Advancing Digital Learning through Policy – Salon 4
    • Panelists:
    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, NASBE
    • John Bailey, Vice President of Policy and Executive Director of Digital Learning Now, Foundation for Excellence in Education
    • Cathy Casserly, Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet (Fellow, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program)
    • Blair Levin,  Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
    • Moderator: Doug Levin, Executive Director,  SETDA

4:15 – 6:15 pm

  • Educational Technology Showcase & Reception – Potomac Ballroom (Residence Inn – Connected to Renaissance Inn)
    • Private Sector Partners’ presentations only

Dinner On Your Own

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