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2018 Leadership Summit & Ed Forum

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Phone: 571-814-4041


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

Partnership 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].

As part of the Summit, SETDA hosts the one-day Education Forum, an event to shine a spotlight on the full scope of the digital transformation of policy and practice underway in K-12 education. The Ed Forum includes 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.

Event Archives


7:30 am Registration Open
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast – Salon 4 Foyermulti colored button
8:00 am – Welcome, Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, SETDA – Salon 4multi colored button
8:15 am – Opening Keynote, Jon Landis, Education Development Executive, Apple Education – Salon 4multi colored button

Jon Landis Apple headshot





8:45 am Plenary Panel: Inspiring Thought Leadership in the Digital Age – Salon 4multi colored button

  • Katrina Stevens, Director of Learning Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Facilitator
  • Karen Cator, President and CEO, Digital Promise
  • Betsy Corcoran, CEO, EdSurge
  • Michael Golden, Executive Director and Senior Fellow at Catalyst @ Penn GSE

Link to Plenary Panel transcript here

9:40 am – Remarks, Equitable Broadband Access –  Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel






Link to Commissioner Rosenworcel’s speech transcript here

9:45 am – 10:00 am Break

10:00 am – 11:15 am – Spotlight on States: Concurrent Panel Discussionsmulti colored button
These sessions offer the opportunity for panelists and participants to engage in dialogue related to specific topics critical to improving student learning experiences.

  • Equity of Access for Learning Anytime – Anywhere – Studio A
  • Ensuring Interoperability for Meaningful Digital Learning Opportunities – Salon 1
  • Empowering Educators to Ensure Student Data Privacy – Studio F
  • Key Elements of Digital Citizenship for Educators and Students – Studio C
  • Leveraging Quality Instructional Materials to Personalize Learning – Salon 2

11:15 am – 11:30 am – Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Plenary Panel: Leveraging Federal and State Policies to Drive Innovation in Education – Salon 4multi colored button

Facilitator:  Julia Fallon, Title II, Part A Program Lead, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Carissa Moffat Miller, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
  • Jennifer Barabee, Superintendent, Armorel School District
  • Daniela Fairchild, Director, RI Office of Innovation
  • Jennifer Bergland, Director of Governmental Relations, TCEA

Remarks:  Garrett McGuire, Regional Director, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T Virginia

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Luncheon and Student Voices Plenary Presentation – Salon 4multi colored button

Introductions: Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

Opening Remarks: Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education

Secretary Betsy Devos

Link to Secretary DeVos’ speech transcript here

St. Albans City Schools, Vermont

  • Students: Nicolas Boozan, Molly Clark, Marie DeSorgher, Gabriela Jordan, Charlie Levine, Chloe Weinstein
  • Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist, St. Albans City School, Vermont
  • Joan Cavallo, Principal, St. Albans City School, Vermont
  • Peter Drescher, State Director of Education Technology, Vermont Agency of Education

Link to Student Voices transcript here

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology “Office Hours” – Prefunction Space (next to Registration)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Edcamp Style Leadership Discussionsmulti colored button
    Topics are developed and selected by the participants. Topics may include but are not limited to interoperatbility, equity of access, ESSA, professional learning, competency based education, online assessments, gaming, coding, STEM

  • E-Rate SIG Meeting (SIG members only)
  • Professional Learning for Effective Instructional Practice: Leveraging Title IIA+ (Confirmed participants only)
    • Melinda George, Director of Policy & Partnerships, Learning Forward
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