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Data Access Is Easier Than Ever: Is That a Good Thing?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Data Access Is Easier Than Ever

Presented by Dr. Larry Fruth, Executive Director and CEO, Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community; and Jena Draper, Founder and General Manager, CatchOn
Hosted by Monica Cougan, Product Marketing Manager, ENA
Sponsored by the Education Networks of America (ENA) and CatchOn

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Today’s schools are managing hundreds of digital assets, data points, instructional websites, and applications. These web-based tools are providing educators and administrative leaders with a vast pool of data, but with great power comes great responsibility. Keeping student data secure and managing expectations surrounding student data privacy is critical, but unfortunately it can be very challenging and overwhelming for today’s already time- and resource-constrained school districts.

In this edWebinar, discover some easy-to-implement student data privacy and monitoring best practices. Learn about some potential vulnerabilities you may be overlooking and hear steps your school district can take to better safeguard your data. This recorded session will be of particular benefit to preK-12 school and district leaders.

Larry FruthAbout the Presenters

Dr. Larry Fruth II is currently the executive director and CEO of the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community. A4L is an independent non-profit membership organization comprised of over 3,200 software vendors and educational institutions whose mission is to support the identification, management, movement and usage of learning information within the education sector. Dr. Fruth has over 30 years of experience in teaching and learning as a classroom teacher/professor, curriculum and professional development designer, and state and federal policymaker. He has worked with two White House administrations, international government education agencies and marketplace providers in advising on strategies and policies in the development of longitudinal data systems to leverage previous and current technology investments. Most recently Dr. Fruth served as a director for the Ohio Department of Education where he oversaw development of Technology Academic Content Standards, a state educational technology director designee, and the lead for various federal programs as well as pointing various pK-16 partnership initiatives.


Jena Draper is the founder and general manager at CatchOn, a company designed to support teaching and learning through the smarter use of data and technology. In 2016, she created CatchOn to help districts meet and adapt to changing instructional needs and trends through the use of real-time data and cutting-edge technology. Jena is passionate about improving how students learn with technology.


Monica CouganAbout the Host

Monica Cougan joined ENA in 2012, where she currently serves as the product marketing manager. Bringing over 30 years of experience in technology integration, Monica oversees ENA’s partner program and product marketing initiatives. Monica’s prior work with education and the integration of technology in schools and districts, helps guide ENA’s work with education partners offering outstanding programs to schools. She has extensive experience in building collaborative network opportunities specifically videoconferencing and collaborative technologies. Monica continues to support national organizations advocating for the effective use of technology and supporting the needs of our education and library communities.


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ENA ENA delivers robust and reliable broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, and cloud services to K–12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries across the nation. We work side-by-side with our customers to ensure they have the connectivity, communication, and collaboration solutions they need to be successful.


CatchONCatchOn is a user-friendly data analytics tool that collects real-time data on every device, enabling school districts to make data-informed decisions about the apps and online tools their educators and students are using. In 2018, CatchOn joined forces with ENA, a leading provider of comprehensive technology solutions to education institutions and libraries across the nation. Collectively, CatchOn and ENA leverage their respective resources and expertise to deliver critical services and solutions that help school districts produce positive outcomes in the communities they serve.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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