In the edLeader Panel “From CDs to AI: Congressional Briefing on 20 Years of Speak Up Research,” Dr. Julie A. Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow and the founder of the heralded Speak Up Research Project, along with a panel of students, had a conversation about decades of trends and the latest shifts in digital learning today.
Presented by Dr. Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow, with a panel of K-12 students
Post-pandemic, districts are looking to eliminate the edtech bloat and determine which products they should keep and which ones to scale back. Of course, educators and administrators could look at past success stories, research data, etc. But what about how the programs are impacting current students?
Presented by Gregory Schwab, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education and Facilities and Operations, Edmonds School District (WA); Chris Bailey, Director of Technology, Edmonds School District (WA); and Johnathan Skaris, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Darlington County School District (SC)
Moderated by Amanda Cadran, Ph.D., Program Director, Rapid Cycle Evaluation, LearnPlatform by Instructure
A recent edLeader Panel, “Utah Spotlight: A ‘State’ of Alignment,” featured a panel of experts that included Rick Gaisford, Education Specialist, Education Technology and the SETDA Chair Elect, Utah State Board of Education; Melanie Durfee, Ph.D., Education Specialist, Digital Teaching & Learning, Utah State Board of Education; Nancy Mangum, Director of Learning Partnerships, Leading EDge Learning; Theresa Gibson, Director of Operations, Leading EDge Learning; and Darren Hudgins, Founder and CEO, Think Do Thrive.
Education ranks high among industries where cyber incidents and threats occur frequently. From DDoS attacks to ransomware to malware encounters, school districts are at increased risk for harmful and costly security breaches that wreak havoc on systems and programs across departments.
Improving school districts’ technology infrastructure and capabilities became more important than ever when COVID-19 first arrived. Now, the ongoing efforts to develop and secure schools’ computer systems remain crucial and challenging as district officials respond to fast-changing situations and make plans for the future.
Presented by Sam Kary, Founder and CEO, New EdTech Classroom
Presented by Freddie Cox, Chief Technology Officer, CETL, Knox County Schools (TN); Marlo Gaddis, Chief Technology Officer, Wake County Public School System (NC); and Colleen Hoy, Director Product Management, ENA
Moderated by Christine Fox, Senior Director, External Relations, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Presented by Sam Kary, EdTech Professional Development Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, New EdTech Classroom