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Interoperability: Seamlessly Sharing Data, Content, and Services Within School District Systems or Applications
Monday, February 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Doug Brubaker, Superintendent, Texarkana Independent School District (TX); Dr. Michael T. Conner, Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools (CT); and Dr. Mary Wegner, Assistant Professor and Superintendent and Educational Leadership Coordinator, School of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast
Moderated by Ann McMullan, Project Director, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) EmpowerED Superintendent Initiative
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Over the past two years, K–12 education institutions have increasingly looked to digital content and e-learning technologies to meet their ever-evolving education needs and goals. When effectively implemented, technology-based products, services, and resources can have a very positive impact on education as well as improve efficiency and outcomes in teaching, learning, and classroom and school management. And yet, as reliance on technology tools for learning and school operations grows and users become more sophisticated in implementing technology tools, gaps in the integration and interfaces among different applications can still pose problems and challenges.
In this edWebinar, school leaders share successful policies, strategies, and training solutions to help districts assure the interoperability of their academic and operational systems.
This edWebinar is of high value to superintendents, preK-12 school and district leaders, aspiring school leaders, chief technology officers, and other information technology education leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panelists during the live broadcast.
About the Presenters
Dr. Doug Brubaker joined Texarkana Independent School District as Superintendent in January 2021. Over a career spanning 26 years, he has served in a variety of leadership roles in school districts ranging in size from 7,000 to 60,000 students. Over the past year, Dr. Brubaker and his team have launched the TISD’s Imagine 2026 strategic planning initiative, working extensively with stakeholders to identify and prioritize the district’s greatest needs. He also served as Superintendent of Fort Smith (AR) Public Schools from 2017-2020. In May 2018, in part due to broad-based support for goals identified through the strategic planning process, FSPS passed its first millage referendum in over 30 years. Establishment of a dedicated funding stream for technology upgrades was a key accomplishment. Dr. Brubaker has CoSN CETL certification and a Ph.D. in educational computing from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Michael T. Conner is Superintendent for Middletown Public Schools in Connecticut. Previously, he served as Chief Academic Officer (Norwalk, CT), Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning (Willimantic, CT) and Principal of Augusta Lewis Troup School (New Haven, CT). Under his leadership, Middletown Public Schools was honored as a 2018 – 2019 AASA/SPN National Innovation and Transformational District. Middletown Public Schools also received the honor as a 2019 – 2020 and 2020 – 2021 National Innovative District by the International Center for Leadership in Education.
Dr. Conner was featured in AASA’s School Administrator magazine for his article entitled What Mentoring Means to a New Superintendent of Color. He was selected by AASA’s Successful Practices Network (SPN) to serve on the Learning 2025: National Commission on Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education as a commissioner. Dr. Conner’s recommendations are a part of the landmark report entitled An American Imperative: A New Vision of Public Schools.
Dr. Mary Wegner is the superintendent and educational leadership coordinator for the School of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska. Her work focuses on transforming the learning landscape to be relevant for today’s students and providing equity in educational opportunities. Dr. Wegner is a strong advocate for digital-rich learning environments and promotes critical thinking and creativity as essential skills, as well as policies and funding that promote the value of public education to society. Dr. Wegner serves on the Juneau Human Rights Commission, holds a doctorate in educational technology from Pepperdine University, and a master’s in educational technology from the University of Alaska Southeast. Her bachelor’s is in elementary education and special education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dr. Wegner is Past-President of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE) organization and was honored when President Obama highlighted her work as Superintendent of the Sitka School District.
About the Host
Ann McMullan is Project Director for CoSN’s EmpowerED Superintendents Initiative. Ann served as Executive Director for Educational Technology in Klein ISD near Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California. For 16 years Ann led the district team that provided professional development on technology and 21st century instructional strategies to 4,000 educators serving 50,000 students. She was co-chair of the Texas Education Technology Advisory Committee which developed the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology.
Today, Ann works as a public speaker, writer, and consultant focused on leadership to meet the needs of today’s students. Ann serves on the edWeb.net Advisory Board, ClassLink’s Senior Advisors Group, and is a founding member of ERDI’s EdLeader Alliance. She also volunteers as a leadership consultant with Executive Service Corps of Southern California, serving non-profit associations. Ann is co-author of Life Lessons in Leadership, available on Amazon.com.
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