Monday, October 26, 2015 – Education Forum

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Event Details


The Education Forum is open to SETDA state and affiliate members, Platinum and Gold Private Sector Partners, Channel Partners and SETDA VIP guests.

Sponsorship Information

For information on how your company can become engaged with SETDA’s membership at the Leadership Summit, please contact Melissa Greene at [email protected].

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.


7:45 am

  • Registration Open – Registration Desk 2nd Floor

8:00 – 8:30 am

  • Continental Breakfast – Salon Foyer

8:30 – 9:30 am

  • Welcome & Keynote Address – Salon 4
    • Lan Neugent, Interim Executive Director,  State Education Technology Director’s Association (SETDA)
    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
    • Keynote Speaker: James Steyer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Common Sense Media

9:30 – 9:45 am Break

9:45 – 10:45 am

  • Plenary Panel: Shifting Digital Instructional Materials Policies and Practices – Salon 4
  • Moderator: Reg Leighty, Founding Partner, Foresight Law + Policy
    • S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent, Baltimore County Schools, Maryland
    • Barbara Soots , Open Educational Resources Program Manager, Office of Public Instruction, Washington State
    • Skip Stahl, Senior Policy Analyst, Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
    • Jennifer Wolfe, Partner, The Learning Accelerator

10:45 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

  • Concurrent Breakout Panel Presentations: Spotlight on States
    • Broadband Connectivity for Learning – Salon 1
    • Competency Based Education Trends – Studio F
    • Ensuring Educator Effectiveness in the Digital Age – Studio C
    • Managing the Privacy of Student Data – Salon 2

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: Sonya Edwards, Education Administrator, California Department of Education
    • Students and Leaders Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School, Los Angeles, California
      • Roxana Ayala, UC Irvine Student, MSTMA Alumni
      • Elizabeth Garcia, UC Irvine Student, MSTMA Alumni
      • Luis Gonzalez, MSTMA Student
      • Alice Im, English Teacher, MSTMA
      • Sara Jaime, MSTMA Student
      • Kimberly Ortega, MSTMA Student
      • Erendira Palma, MSTMA Student
      • Mariana Ramirez, Social Science Teacher, MSTMA

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 4:00 pm 

  • Plenary Policy Panel: Advancing Learning in the Digital Age – Salon 4
    Moderator: Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute, North Carolina State University

    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
    • Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
    • Stephen Parker, Legislative  Director, Education and Workforce, Federal Policy, National Governors Association
    • Evo Popoff, Chief Innovation Officer/Assistant Commissioner Division of Charter Schools, School Choice & Educational Technology, New Jersey Department of Education
    • Lee Posey, Federal Affairs Counsel, National Council of State Legislatures

4:15 – 6:15 pm

  • Educational Technology Showcase & Reception – Potomac Ballroom (Residence Inn Side)
    Private Sector Partners will showcase their solutions.
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