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Monday, May 20
 

7:30am

Registration
Monday May 20, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
Coronado Foyer

8:00am

Breakfast
Monday May 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Seaport FGH

9:00am

9:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday May 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Seaport FGH

1:00pm

Comprehensive Learner Record and Badge Connect Bootcamp
The Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) and Badge Connect API are two new specifications under development by IMS as part of the IMS Digital Credentials initiative. CLR is a new model for verifiable digital learner records that include traditional transcript records such as courses and grades, as well as achievements such as competencies, skills, badges, certificates, co-curricular experiences, and more. Badge Connect API enables Open Badges 2.0 tools that issue, display, and/or host badges to provide features for users to authorize where their badges are collected and displayed. This standard reduces the need for OBv2 products to develop custom integrations with various tools and platforms, and it further enables a learner-centric credentials ecosystem. Together, these two specifications provide a powerful framework that enables learners to prove their achievements.


1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Comprehensive Learner Record
  • Intro: User stories and conceptual model
  • Demonstrations and samples
  • Information model
  • REST services
  •  Specification status and conformance certification

2:45 pm -3:15 pm
Break

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm 
Badge Connect API
  • Intro: User stories and conceptual model
  • Demonstrations and samples
  • Information model
  • REST services
  •  Specification status and conformance certification


Speakers
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Greg Nadeau

Manager, PCG Education
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Ozgur Yogurtcu

CIO, AEFIS
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Justin Pitcher

Development Manager, Campus Labs
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Jeff Bohrer

Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Jeff supports a number of IMS projects and programs related to digital credentials and Open Badges. Jeff's career has focused on supporting the mission of educational institutions through IT administration, support, and training. Prior to joining IMS, Jeff was an IT manager at the... Read More →


Monday May 20, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest AB

1:00pm

1:30pm

IMS Update and Contributing Member Meeting
The IMS Learning Impact Leadership Institute is all about exploring the key changes in educational models, business models and the sector drivers that are the opportunities for technology to play a major role in positive educational transformation.  Join fellow Contributing Members to get the latest on IMS progress and key initiatives to evolve emerging models to support next generation learning. Participate in an open dialogue with the IMS Executive Team and Board of Directors to share your insights about how together we can shape the future of education.  This meeting is for Contributing Members only --- leaders across K-20 who are making change happen!


Speakers
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Barbara Nesbitt

Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Pickens County School District
Dr. Barbara Nesbitt is an educator with 27 years of experience in public school education. Barbara has been a teacher, instructional coach, technology coach, independent consultant and district-level coordinator.  Currently she is the Director of Instructional Technology for t... Read More →
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Tim Beekman

President and Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage
Timothy R. Beekman, President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage, was founder of Dynacom, Inc., and a partner/owner of the former SAFARI Technologies, Inc. Mr. Beekman holds a BSEE from Western Michigan University and a First Class Broadcast License. He was honored as “Fellow of the Decade... Read More →
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Rob Abel

CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Dr. Rob Abel is the Chief Executive Officer of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit collaboration of the world's leading universities, school districts, government organizations, content providers, and technology suppliers, cooperating to accelerate learning technology... Read More →
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Jack Suess

VP of IT .& CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership... Read More →
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Joel Hames

VP Product, Schoology
As VP of Product for Schoology, Joel brings over 20 years of experience in both K-12 education and Education Technology product management to the mission of delivering the best K-12 teaching and learning platform. Joel led instructional technology teams in school districts across... Read More →
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Melissa Loble

SVP, CS & Partnerships, Instructure
Melissa Loble serves as the Senior Vice President, Customer Success & Partnerships for Instructure. In this capacity, she leads Instructure's customer success, services, support, and partnership organizations, all of which enable customers to successfully leverage Instructure’s... Read More →
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Alex Kaplan

Chief Strategist, IBM Education
Alex is passionate about the power of education to transform lives and help people realize their full potential. He believes artificial intelligence, blockchain, analytics and other advanced technologies are essential tools to facilitate personalized learning at scale. His career... Read More →


Monday May 20, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Coronado D

2:00pm

Vendor Table Set-Up
Monday May 20, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Coronado and Regatta Foyers

3:00pm

Break
Monday May 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Coronado and Regatta Foyers

3:30pm

K-20 Forum: Leadership Groups Discuss Highest Priorities for IMS
This session is for institutional attendees from a  higher education institution, K-12 school district, or state agency.

The K-20 forum will be a series of panel discussions (with audience input). As a fast paced opportunity to engage in discussions about what priorities IMS should be working across K-20, panelists represent a variety of perspectives.

Agenda
3:30 - 4:00 pm Paradigm Shift: Connecting Academic and IT Leadership To Evolve an Institutions Digital Ecosystem
Increasingly we are seeing a blurring of boundaries between IT and Academic roles across K-20. What does this mean for governance and how do you navigate the internal dynamics? What are the success factors for those that have walked this path to help those just getting started and how can IMS help support this connection?

4:00 - 4:30 pm Data Architecture and Analytics: Building a Roadmap to Success
Institutions across K-20 generally know what they would like to achieve with analytics, but admit they are not where they want to be. What do institutions need to achieve their goals? What do existing IMS solutions not currently do that prevents them from being as useful as they should be? What’s the delta between K-12 and HED that we need to address?

4:30 - 5:00 pm One Size Does Not Fit All: What Do We Mean by Adaptive Instruction and Personalized Learning?
Institutions across K-20 agree that one-size fits all instruction is a thing of the past, but getting to the future comes with challenges. What do we mean by adaptive instruction and personalized learning? What is the big picture problem we’re trying to solve?

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox

Learning Systems Coordinator, Austin ISD
I am the Canvas coordinator in Austin ISD We have branded Canvas as BLEND. My primary role is to support and coordinate the implementation of Canvas across our district with a blended and personalized design approach. BLEND is the place where we tell the story of teaching and lea... Read More →
avatar for Jeanne Imbriale

Jeanne Imbriale

Director, Office of Enterprise Applications, Baltimore County Public Schools
As Director of the Office of Enterprise Applications for the 25th largest school district in the country, Jeanne Imbriale’ s focus is on optimizing the use of technology to improve learning for its 111,000 students. This includes leading the development of system solutions for all... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Gravette

Ryan Gravette

Technology Director, Idaho Digital Learning
Over the past 19 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He has worked as a school technology specialist, data integration specialist, and technology director. He currently serves as technology director for Idaho... Read More →
avatar for Tom Ingram

Tom Ingram

Director of Information Technology, School District of Escambia County
Tom Ingram is an educational technology leader from Pensacola, Florida. He has experience using technology as a classroom teacher, technology professional developer, and an educational administrator. He is currently the Director of Information Technology for The School District of... Read More →
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Rob Abel

CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Dr. Rob Abel is the Chief Executive Officer of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit collaboration of the world's leading universities, school districts, government organizations, content providers, and technology suppliers, cooperating to accelerate learning technology... Read More →
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Mary-Ellen Kreher

Director, Course Design and Development, University of California, Office of the President
Mary-Ellen Kreher, Director of Course Design & Technology Development, is a co-leader of the Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI) at UC. She has a depth of experience in K-12 and Higher Ed, including teaching and curriculum design, educational software and learning apps... Read More →
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Mike Evans

Chief Technology and Information Officer, Forsyth County Schools
Mike Evans has served in a variety of areas within the Forsyth County School System to help prepare him for his current role of Chief Technology and Information Officer. As CTIO, Mike’s role is to work closely with the Teaching and Learning department as well as the schools to ensure... Read More →
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Patrick Porter

Director IT, Data and Business Solutions, Houston Independent School District
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Jack Suess

VP of IT .& CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership... Read More →
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David Goodrum

Director, Academic Technology, Oregon State University
David Goodrum, Ed.D., is a member of the IMS Global Higher Education Institutional Leadership Board. At Oregon State University, he is Director of Academic Technology for Information Services, the central IT organization. Academic Technology's mission is to enrich OSU's academic... Read More →
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Amin Qazi

Enterprise Architect, University of California, San Diego
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Mark McCallister

Director, Academic Technology, University of Florida
Mark McCallister is the Director of Academic Technology at the University of Florida, a 54,000 student preeminent research university currently ranked #8 in the nation among public research universities by U.S. News & World Report. Reporting to the Vice President & Chief Information... Read More →


Monday May 20, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Coronado D

5:00pm

6:30pm

 
Tuesday, May 21
 

7:00am

Registration
Tuesday May 21, 2019 7:00am - 5:00pm
Coronado Foyer

7:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday May 21, 2019 7:00am - 8:15pm
Seaport FGH

7:30am

First Time Attendee Session: Getting the Most Out of Learning Impact
Grab a plate of breakfast and join other first time attendees to learn how to make the most of your Learning Impact Leadership Institute experience.  We'll review in detail the agenda, point out featured sessions, and provide you with tips to maximize your networking and learning experience.

Tuesday May 21, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
Mission Beach AB

8:30am

Interoperability: A Foundation for the Future of Education
LTI, OneRoster, Open Badges, CASE, Caliper. Where are these groundbreaking interoperability standards leading us? Or, said differently, how might they shape the future of education? In this opening talk of Learning Impact 2019, Dr. Rob Abel explores the connections between IMS’s work and our goal of enabling a better future for education and learning.



Speakers
avatar for Rob Abel

Rob Abel

CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Dr. Rob Abel is the Chief Executive Officer of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit collaboration of the world's leading universities, school districts, government organizations, content providers, and technology suppliers, cooperating to accelerate learning technology... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Coronado ABC

8:30am

Attendee Lounge
New this year! We have set aside a meeting room where attendees can catch up on messages or meet with other attendees. The shared meeting room is open to all attendees.

Tuesday May 21, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Ocean Beach

9:00am

Lightning Talk: Scaling Data Interoperability in Higher Education
Speakers
avatar for Vince Kellen

Vince Kellen

Chief Information Officer, University of California San Diego
Dr. Vince Kellen currently serves as the chief information officer for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), as well as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, and vice chancellor and chief financial officer's senior management team. UCSD is recognized as a top 15 university... Read More →
avatar for Jack Suess

Jack Suess

VP of IT .& CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:00am - 9:20am
Coronado ABC

9:00am

Caliper Bootcamp (9 am-Noon) and Hackathon (All Day Session)
The IMS Caliper Analytics specification enables institutions to collect learning data from digital resources to better understand and visualize learning activity and product usage data, and present this information to students, instructors, and advisors in meaningful ways. Caliper defines a number of metric profiles, each of which models a learning activity or a supporting activity that helps facilitate learning. Each profile provides a domain-specific set of terms and concepts that application designers and developers can draw upon to describe common user interactions in a consistent manner using a shared vocabulary. Annotating a reading, playing a video, taking a test, or grading an assignment submission represent a few examples of the many activities or events that Caliper's metric profiles attempt to describe. Version 1.1 of the specification was publish in January 2018 and this included several new Caliper Profiles.  Version 1.2 is planned for public release in late 2019.

This all-day session will have two strands designed to support both newcomers and experts. In the half-day bootcamp (morning only) the presenters will give an overview of the specification, demonstrate the process of conformance and certification and show how the specification is used in deployed products.

Attendees at the bootcamp will:
  • Learn how the Caliper Analytics specification can be used within various learning systems
  • Learn how to use the Sensor API conformance test systems to become certified
  • Learn how the IMS Caliper Analytics specification uses LTI Advantage
  • See demonstrations of the use of the Caliper Analytics specification by certified products

In the afternoon hackathon the presenters will help developers create a Sensor API, undertake conformance and certification using either the reference implementations or a proprietary solution. Attendees at the hackathon will:

  • Start developing a proprietary Sensor API
  • Learn how to use the Sensor API reference implementations supplied by IMS
  • Be able to undertake conformance and certification for the Sensor APIs
  • Interact with the presenters who have significant experience in implementing Sensor API compliant products.



Speakers
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Anthony Whyte

University of Michigan
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Bracken Mosbacker

Technical Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Hillcrest AB

9:20am

Lightning Talk: Envisioning an Interoperable & Innovative Digital Learning Ecosystem for Chicago Public Schools
Learn how Chicago Public Schools is working with their partners to create an integrated ecosystem of enterprise platforms and instructional resources to support a comprehensive K-12 digital curriculum. Learn more about the strategic planning and design process, the collaborative efforts of the CPS team and their partners, and their ultimate vision for building a platform to support equitable educational opportunities for digital learning for all of their students.




Speakers
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Tim Beekman

President and Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage
Timothy R. Beekman, President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage, was founder of Dynacom, Inc., and a partner/owner of the former SAFARI Technologies, Inc. Mr. Beekman holds a BSEE from Western Michigan University and a First Class Broadcast License. He was honored as “Fellow of the Decade... Read More →
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Tim Clark

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Digital Learning, Chicago Public Schools


Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:20am - 9:40am
Coronado ABC

9:40am

Lightning Talk: Closing the Data Gap Between Libraries and Learning
Megan Oakleaf, Associate Professor and Director of Instructional Quality at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, describes how libraries can contribute to student learning and shares how recent projects seek to leverage interoperability to help libraries contribute data to the institutions to develop a more complete picture of student success.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Oakleaf

Megan Oakleaf

Associate Professor, Syracuse University iSchool
Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor in the Syracuse University iSchool.  The author of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Comprehensive Review and Report, she has published in top library and information science journals including College and Research Libraries, Portal, JASIST... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:40am - 10:00am
Coronado ABC

10:00am

10:30am

Preparing Today for the Graduates in 2038
Students who enter school in 2019 will graduate in 2038. As the focus continues to increase on college and career readiness, how do educators prepare for students who will enter college and the workforce at that time? How will learning tools evolve to support the future learning needs of students? Hear from a range of K-12 and HED thought leaders and add your voice to the discussion.

Speakers
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Jonathan Rochelle

Director, Product Management, Google for Education
Jonathan Rochelle (aka JR) is Director of Product Management at Google and a co-founder of Google Docs and Google Drive, including other apps in that suite such as Google Sheets, Slides, Forms, Apps Script and Google Fonts. Jonathan is now responsible for Google Apps for Education... Read More →
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Marc Nelson

VP Platform Product Management and Marketing, Pearson Learning Services
Marc Nelson is Vice President of Platform Product Management and Marketing for Pearson Learning Services. Pearson’s learning platforms serve millions of teachers and students each day. Pearson is committed to delivering rich digital learning experiences to a wide range of networks... Read More →
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Mike Evans

Chief Technology and Information Officer, Forsyth County Schools
Mike Evans has served in a variety of areas within the Forsyth County School System to help prepare him for his current role of Chief Technology and Information Officer. As CTIO, Mike’s role is to work closely with the Teaching and Learning department as well as the schools to ensure... Read More →
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Carrie Strohl

Senior Product Manager, Schoology


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Mission Beach C

10:30am

State of the State: Update on IMS Efforts in Adaptive Learning Technology
Adaptive learning tools and technologies are enabling student-centered learning experiences across classroom and digital curricula and institutional contexts. Adaptive learning creates a more efficient and effective pathway to student mastery through the delivery of learner-specific instructional sequencing and assessments to complement the learner’s specific zone of mastery development. Come find out the details of the latest work of the IMS Adaptive Learning Innovation Leadership Network and the Adaptive Learning Technical Task Force. Including, the development of user stories toward the design of new adaptive platform specifications and the efforts to create a common adaptive analytics dashboard for instructional, intervention and accreditation purposes. We will also discuss an integrated adaptive learning framework, including pedagogical, instructional strategy and learning theory principles to describe the functions of adaptive learning systems and the learning analytics generated by these systems.

Speakers
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John Falchi

Director Special Projects, University of North Carolina


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Regatta C

10:30am

 Digital Credentials: Impact and Opportunity
Over the past year, an increasing number of educational institutions have explored, launched, or evolved their microcredentials and badge programs. In this opening panel, hear from academic leaders as they discuss the successes and drivers propelling their digital credentials initiatives, how digital credentials fit within their institutional strategy, and the future directions they anticipate. See how IMS is working to grow and mature the digital credentials ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Holcomb

Scott Holcomb

EdTech Imagineer (Director of Technology), Crosstown High
Twenty plus year, veteran Educator who left the public sector to join an amazing team of public charter school Educators as the school's EdTech Imagineer at Crosstown High in Memphis, Tennessee. I am all about student-centered Instructional Technology and I have always been part of... Read More →
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Mike Simmons

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of North Texas
Dr. Mike Simmons has over 19 years experience in higher education administration, instruction and innovation with an emphasis on faculty support, education technology and assessment.  He leads a number of assessment innovation projects and pilot explorations at the University... Read More →
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Jeff Bohrer

Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Jeff supports a number of IMS projects and programs related to digital credentials and Open Badges. Jeff's career has focused on supporting the mission of educational institutions through IT administration, support, and training. Prior to joining IMS, Jeff was an IT manager at the... Read More →
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Kimberly Moore

Director for Workforce, Professional & Community Education, Wichita State University


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Regatta AB

10:30am

Using CASE as the Glue Between Activities and Outcomes 
Mastery learning is changing the way teaching and learning occurs in classrooms across the country. While the practice is expanding, tools to support these changes are just emerging. This requires a new understanding of how to connect tools and how to provide a comprehensive view of a student's mastery of a competency. While many systems support interoperability standards, student learning that takes place within individual systems is often not shared, creating information silos. A modern mastery interoperability framework must support this connectivity. CASE from IMS provides the framework to allow tools to connect with each other and create an ecosystem where for sharing competencies and standards. This session outlines the vision for a connected ecosystem, leveraging CASE, and gives lessons learned in the process of collaboration between the SDE and Schools and vendors like H5P, Course Arc, and Schoology to bring to fruition that vision of a connected mastery solution.

Speakers
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Ryan Gravette

Technology Director, Idaho Digital Learning
Over the past 19 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He has worked as a school technology specialist, data integration specialist, and technology director. He currently serves as technology director for Idaho... Read More →
avatar for Joel Hames

Joel Hames

VP Product, Schoology
As VP of Product for Schoology, Joel brings over 20 years of experience in both K-12 education and Education Technology product management to the mission of delivering the best K-12 teaching and learning platform. Joel led instructional technology teams in school districts across... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
America's Cup AB

10:30am

Overview of the IMS Specification Suite
Since 1999, IMS Global has published over 25 specifications designed to improve information exchange and interoperability between EdTech systems, apps and tools.  The IMS Specification Suite includes Common Cartridge, LTI Advantage, OneRoster, Question & Test Interoperability (QTI), Competency & Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) and many more.  Over the next 12 months several new specification will be released including Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) and the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR).  Apart from the documentation set for each specification, IMS also creates a conformance test system so that products can be certified as supporting the specification.  Many other artefacts are also available to IMS Members to make easier to adopt each specification. During this session, the IMS Chief Architect will give a brief overview of the IMS Specification Suite and will explain how to make best use of the various documents, test systems and reference implementations that IMS makes available. He will also explain how IMS is focused on ensuring that the IMS specifications can be used together to support the IMS EdTech Ecosystem. This is an excellent opportunity to understand the IMS specification roadmap.


Speakers
avatar for Colin Smythe

Colin Smythe

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
America's Cup D

10:30am

 Come Play Mr. Potato Head with UCF! Introducing the LTI Center of Excellence   
Mr. Potato Head can serve as a metaphor for extending the functionality of the learning management system (LMS) through the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard. In this session, come explore the value proposition of a standards-compliant, plug-and-play next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) in higher education. Find out how you might engage with the newly formed UCF - IMS LTI Center of Excellence to chart the course of a seamless digital learning experience for all of our faculty and students.

Speakers
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Kelvin Thompson

Executive Director, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Coronado E

10:30am

QTI Version 3.0 is Being Released in 2019: What's New and Why it Matters 
The Question and Test Interoperability specification was first released as a draft version 1.0 specification in December 1999. Entering its twentieth year, QTI will see a new version 3.0 released in 2019. Join the QTI Project Group leadership as we review the soon to be released v3.0 specification, explore the new features and functionality it offers and learn how you can benefit as a vendor/publisher, assessment administrator, or other testing stakeholder. We will also detail the improved and more robust profile-based conformance certification process and discuss methods of migrating existing QTI content and systems. Join us for this opening panel to understand QTI v3 from the leaders of QTI.    

Speakers
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Gary Driscoll

Senior Strategic Advisor, ETS
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Justin Marks

Sr Director System and Solution Development, NWEA
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Paul Grudnitski

Vice President Architecture, Pearson
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Mark Molenaar

CTO, OAT


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Mission Beach AB

10:30am

Designing an Interoperable Digital Ecosystem to Ensure Educational Equity
As the third largest school district in the country, Chicago Public Schools maintains diverse learning environments in each of its schools. In this session, discover how the district is strategically designing and implementing a digital curriculum that is facilitated by an interoperable ecosystem of enterprise platforms and instructional resources. Learn how the district is supporting teachers and students through ongoing professional learning to provide engaging and empowering instructional experiences. Discuss strategies for working across and among district departments to achieve a common vision that works for ensuring equitable educational opportunities with digital learning for all students.

Speakers
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Tim Clark

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Digital Learning, Chicago Public Schools


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Coronado D

10:30am

Forging a New Path: Learning Analytics Going Forward
Although segments of the education community have made progress on extracting and visualizing data from learning systems, the promise of “learning analytics” remains largely unfulfilled. Why? What are the blockers, technological or organizational, to a broader implementation of analytics? This session will examine some on the perspectives and preconceptions the industry has in their approach to the gathering and analysis of learning data, review some of the past and current work of the IMS Learning Data and Analytics Institutional Leadership Board around Caliper and other initiatives, and try to discern the road forward that could lead to easier, faster deployment of systems for the emission, ingestion and consumption of data that meet the needs of 21stcentury education.

Speakers
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Oliver Heyer

Director, Projects, Development, & Operations, RTL, University of California, Berkeley
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Vince Kellen

Chief Information Officer, University of California San Diego
Dr. Vince Kellen currently serves as the chief information officer for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), as well as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, and vice chancellor and chief financial officer's senior management team. UCSD is recognized as a top 15 university... Read More →
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Jason Paluck

Enterprise Architect, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Solana Beach AB

10:30am

Unleash the Power of Standards through CASE Network
The CASE Network of Competencies & Academic Standards is live and offering a set of 50 state standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts available at no cost to issuers or suppliers. In this panel presentation, you will hear State Education Agency leads make the "CASE" for making standards accessible through CASE Network and how this creates more opportunity for everyone--teachers, curriculum directors, SEAs, and their suppliers--to utilize state standards with fidelity and accuracy.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Osburn

Keith Osburn

Associate State Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education
I work within the Teaching and Learning Team of the Georgia Department of Education. Representing all of Georgia Virtual Learning, including the Georgia Virtual School, I help both the state and local districts identify evidence based, data driven solutions that allow for the inclusion... Read More →
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Dan Ralyea

Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis, SC Department of Education
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Colet Bartow

Director, Content Standards and Instruction, Montana Office of Public Instruction
Colet Bartow is a mother, Montanan, teacher-librarian and cheerleader for information and technology literacy.  She lives in Helena, Montana where she works for the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) in the Content Standards and Instruction division.  She spent 13 years... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
America's Cup C

11:30am

LTI Advantage and Penn State's New Learning Tools Approval Process
It has been one year since Penn State University revamped its learning tools approval process. Now with LTI Advantage, Penn State has modified the process and rewritten its LTI Addendum. In this presentation we will take you through the process, show you the new documents, and discuss the effect this is having in our discussions with vendors who want to integrate with our LMS.

Speakers
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Anthony Anderson

Manager of Learning Tools and LMS, Penn State University
Canvas LMS Project Manager
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Andy Fisher

Manager LMS Developers, Penn State University
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Kristen Lytle

Learning Tools Project Manager Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State University


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Mission Beach C

11:30am

Building Adaptive Knowledge Networks With ATOM (Adaptable Technology Operating Model Atandard)
Adaptive platforms are moving beyond the boundaries of individual courses.  The development of adaptive programs which incorporate instructional resources from multiple courses will change the approach to digital education over the next decade.  Arizona State University has partnered with CogBooks to create an adaptive platform that integrates the content for fifteen core and elective courses in an undergraduate biology degree. To enable student success and different modalities of instruction (e.g., online, onground), adaptive systems require an information architecture where "lessons" can be easily customized to the instructor's needs. Specifically, a "lesson" contains one learning objective, at least one instructional resource, at least one assessment activity, and a learning objective taxonomic reference (Bloom’s Taxonomy). By developing lessons according to this Adaptable Technology Operating Model standard (ATOM), instructors and instructional designers are able to modify the lesson sequence and content quickly while preserving the integrity of the educational data for conducting learning analytics. 

Speakers
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Dale Johnson

DLE Functional Analyst, University of Wisconsin System Administration
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Jason Denison

Platform Manager, Arizona State University
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Peter van Leusen, Ph.D.

Manager of Instructional Design, Edplus @ Arizona State University


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Regatta C

11:30am

Competencies as Currency in the Digital Economy 
Credentials of all kinds are black boxes. Learners don't know what their credential means they can offer, employers don't know what competencies a credential represents and educators aren't sure if their credentials have labor market value. This disconnect has tremendous negative economic and social impact, especially for vulnerable populations who have fewer connections and poor access to information, education and jobs. Competencies are the new currency in the digital economy, enabled by technology and powered by a global shift to more granularity and learner control. With funding from Lumina Foundation, The Competency Project has created an 8-level calibrator that facilitates the comparison of any credential, any job description, any bundle of knowledge and skills against the levels to get a profile score. This tool is being turned into a digital application for improved use and impact and will be tested in the spring of 2019.

Speakers
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Ryan Davis

CEO, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Ryan Davis is the President and CEO of the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, a non-profit policy institute catalyzing transformative change in education, economic, and workforce development through research and action. Prior to joining CSW, Ryan served as Dean of Business and Applied... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Regatta AB

11:30am

Tailored Provisioning at the School District of Philadelphia with OneRoster
 In the spring of 2017, the School District of Philadelphia decided to implement a tighter integration between our student/teacher portals and digital learning products using SAML single-sign on and OneRoster. In order to achieve this, we knew we had to centralize the integration at the district level; however, we still wanted to give our 200+ schools as much flexibility as possible in choosing their interventions. To address this, we built the Student Application Manager to manage product provisioning at the school level. Based on feedback from schools and schedulers, we've enabled grade-level, course-level, section-level, and subject-area targeting to hone in on exactly which students need which products. By embracing open standards like SAML and OneRoster, we were able to scale from a small pilot to 20 integrated products. We plan to continue on this path by upgrading OneRoster, looking to LTI integrations for usage statistics, and more.

Speakers
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Kirk A. Cless

Executive Director, IT Architecture, School District of Philadelphia
I am a Systems Administrator and Team Leader focused on cross-platform interoperability, with deeper knowledge of Directory Services (Active Directory, LDAP), Identity & Access Management. I manage a phenomenal team of technologists and developers who are dedicated to transforming... Read More →
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Monika DiSantis

Manager of Technology Solution Integration, School District of Philadelphia
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Benjamin Winston

Cloud Services Engineer, School District of Philadelphia


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
America's Cup AB

11:30am

LTI Advantage Tool Development Masterclass
Recently, several IMS Members have become LTI Advantage certified.  By LILI 2019, LTI Advantage will be available to the public as a new Final Release specification. While the new LTI Advantage provides similar functionality to the earlier LTI 1.1 there are several key changes including use on the new IMS Security Framework features. As part of the new specification IMS have made available a new developer toolkit and a new Tool and Platform certification test system. Martin, from Turnitin and an LTI Advantage Tool supplier, will give a short masterclass on how to convert a standalone tool into an LTI Advantage compliant tool.
During this live coding session he will show how to use a set of open source PHP libraries to provide the LTI Advantage capabilities. He will demonstrate how to support the new security features and how to use the IMS toolkit to ease the development and testing.



Speakers
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Martin Lenord

Turnitin


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
America's Cup D

11:30am

Empowering Student and Faculty Success using Comprehensive Learner Records
Receiving regular real-time feedback of learning is essential for students, faculty and administrators as they strive for success and meet their goals. To help all students achieve, educators need to systematically and regularly collect and use data to guide instructional decisions in order to support student growth and achievement. To make the data actionable, they need to be visible to all stakeholders through a structure that supports an ongoing cycle of improvement through collecting multiple data sources, pathways to interpreting data in order to formulate strategies to support student success and implement instructional change. This session takes attendees through the backward design approach of developing a comprehensive learner record as part of a robust, cloud-based assessment system, designed to provide just in time feedback and guidance for students and educators to enhance the teaching and learning processes and cycles of improvement.

Speakers
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Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Assessment, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS, CE School Administrator, is the Director of Assessment for the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences. Suzanne has 25 years experience in higher education teaching, scholarship and leadership. She came to USciences from Rider... Read More →
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Caitlin Meehan

Vice President of Operations, AEFIS
Caitlin Meehan is the Vice President of Operations for AEFIS "” Assessment, Evaluation, Feedback and Intervention System, a Philadelphia based software company created to help ease the pains associated with assessment and accreditation. As the Vice President of Operations, Caitlin... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Coronado E

11:30am

Facilitating Learning and Community Using Actionable Formative Feedback
 Feedback can occur as a powerful stream of potentially useful information to improve student engagement and learning experience. But that flow is often both unidirectional and 'unfinished'. Without technology, it can also be time-consuming and tiring process. This presentation describes a few case studies of using a social feedback technology in classrooms because we were interested in closing the feedback loop. We recognize that, for many students, this can often only be fully achieved by facilitating confidential feedback. We recognize the importance of bidirectional 'dynamic feedback', in which students and instructors respond to each other in constructive, ongoing, iterative 'conversations'. The prize of using dynamic feedback technology is an enhanced learning environment.

Speakers
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Yeona Jang

Executive Vice President & Adjunct Professor, Explorance
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Peter Baccile

Executive Director of the Center for Interactive Teaching & Learning, Washtenaw Community College


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Mission Beach AB

11:30am

Featured Hands-on Session:  How Does My District Become a Center of Excellence?
An IMS Center for Excellence (CoE) can be led by any IMS Contributing Member institution that has a strategic vision for enabling a digital ecosystem and experience in using at least one IMS Standard (LTI, OneRoster, Common Cartridge, Caliper, etc.) to improve teaching and learning experiences. The goal of an IMS CoE is to provide leadership, best practices and support to accelerate adoption of IMS standards and to help institutions of all sizes evolve their digital learning strategy to improve teaching and learning experiences. Learn how your district can become a CoE to showcase how your institution is enabling an innovative teaching and learning ecosystem to help others begin their own journey towards a transformative digital ecosystem.

Speakers
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Jill Hobson

K-12 Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Jamie Stalker

Educational Assessment and Data Analyst, Volusia County Schools
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Nicole Duchesneau

Digital Learning Specialist, Volusia County Schools


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Coronado D

11:30am

Using Real-Time Data to Impact Instruction in Lee County Schools: Year 2 
One year further into their implementation, Dwayne Alton (Executive Director, Infrastructure Services, Lee County Schools (FL) and Rob Stratton (VP of Learning Innovation and Strategy, SAFARI Montage) will share how access to real time data analytics via the IMS Caliper standard is continually improving the instructional workflow for LCS teachers. Attendees will look at how the district is using Caliper along with the IMS conformance certified SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository (LOR) to help teachers monitor personalized instruction and keep them better informed about student engagement and comprehension.

Speakers
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Dwayne Alton

Executive Director, Infrastructure Services, Lee County Schools
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Rob Stratton

Vice President of Learning Innovation and Strategy, SAFARI Montage


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Solana Beach AB

11:30am

Open Together: Connecting Statewide OER Curriculum Initiatives
Increasingly, state education agencies (SEA) are taking the lead in standards-based, curriculum development initiatives that support educators in finding, localizing, and implementing the best mix of available Open Education Resources (OER) to meet student learning needs. In this session, the Institute for Knowledge Management in Education, ISKME, will share how they help SEAs leverage state standards to improve the efficiency and scalability of collaborative OER curriculum alignments and build relevance for localized teaching and learning standards.

Speakers
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Michelle Brennen

Information Services Manager, ISKME


Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
America's Cup C

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday May 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Seaport FGH

1:15pm

Accelerating Third-Party Tool Integration To Support Teaching and Learning
The University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA), an early adopter of the IMS application vetting rubric, has created an application evaluation and review framework by combining the rubric with UWSA standards and policy guidelines. As a result of framework implementation, the process of third-party tool integration into the Digital Learning Environment is not only standards-based and more secure, but also provides faculty and students accelerated access to third-party tools. Within a eight month period UWSA evaluated and integrated more than 50 tools in its new Digital Learning Environment. This session will detail the strategies used by UWSA to leverage both IMS Standards and a formal, centralized application vetting process to increase the rate of tool integration while also ensuring tools are accessible, and that the privacy and safety of users are maintained.

Speakers
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Dale Johnson

DLE Functional Analyst, University of Wisconsin System Administration
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Renee Pfeifer-Luckett

Director, Learning Technology Development, University of Wisconsin System Administration
As the Director, Learning Technology Development for the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA), Renee is responsible for systemwide learning technologies and is currently leading a systemwide project to transform the system's digital learning environment (https://www.wisconsin.edu/dle... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Mission Beach C

1:15pm

Personalized Learning Pathways in Pinellas County: The Role of IMS Standards  
Learn how Pinellas County Schools has created a personalized learning platform with an integrated Learning Object Repository (LOR) to help students navigate their path to academic and career success. District leaders Connie Kolosey (Director of Media, Text & Digital learning, Pinellas County Schools) and Sarah Truelson (Program Coordinator from Digital Learning) along with Dr. Shana Rafalski (VP of Digital Instruction Strategies, SAFARI Montage) will detail how Pinellas' Personalized Learning Pathway was designed to support student success through a collaborative effort by IT and Curriculum & Instruction to build standards-based playlists in core curriculum areas. Attendees will see how the district is utilizing their IMS conformance certified LOR to create and deliver these media-rich playlists and learning objects tailored to specific needs as determined by a student's performance on assessments.

Speakers
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Connie Kolosey

Director of Media, Text & Digital Learning, Pinellas County Schools
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Shana Rafalski

Vice President of Digital Instruction Strategies, SAFARI Montage
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Sarah Truelson

Program Coordinator for Digital Learning, Pinellas County Schools


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Regatta C

1:15pm

Blockchain-secured Digital Credentials  
As education becomes more global and transitions to a lifelong learning model, education providers are under increasing pressure to show that the training they provide prepares students for real-world jobs and further learning opportunities. Students will increasingly select providers that offer them lifelong credentials they can "stack", share, and verify instantly and for free, anywhere in the world. Come see how Central New Mexico Community College and Learning Machine are leading the way with this new credentialing model by implementing Blockcerts, blockchain-secured digital credentials.

Speakers
avatar for Feng Hou

Feng Hou

Chief Information Officer, Central New Mexico Community College
Feng Hou is an award-winning CIO and a leading voice in higher education for blockchain technology. He currently works as the CIO at Central New Mexico Community College, but starting on June 1st, he will step into a new role as the Chief Digital Transformation Evangelist at Maryville... Read More →
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Natalie Smolenski

SVP Business Development, Learning Machine
Digital credentials, learner records, digital identity, self-sovereign identity


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Regatta AB

1:15pm

Planning and Execution of Converting Custom Rostering files to OneRoster 
Volusia County Schools, IMS Center of Excellence, has a strategic vision and experience enabling a digital ecosystem using the OneRoster standard to improve the teaching and learning experiences. Volusia has worked with their existing vendors and their OneRoster host, ClassLink, to convert 13 vendors from custom data/roster file imports to the OneRoster standard. This made a total of 22 vendors accepting OneRoster files from Volusia County. During this session we will share resources we utilized to keep everyone on track to have the conversions completed and tested before the start of the school year. We followed a general timeline for each of our vendors to ensure not only that the conversions finished on time, but also that there was not a loss of access or of historic data.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Duchesneau

Nicole Duchesneau

Digital Learning Specialist, Volusia County Schools
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Jamie Stalker

Educational Assessment and Data Analyst, Volusia County Schools


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
America's Cup AB

1:15pm

LTI Insights: Combining LTI and Caliper
While basic data about tool usage is often available directly from the technology supplier, there are significant differences in the type and volume of data made available, the format in which the data is presented, the way certain data is defined, and the costs involved in obtaining the data. Analyzing this variety of data is time-consuming, expensive, and fraught with inconsistency. And today, when student privacy and data security is a top priority, institutions must demonstrate the proper handling and management of PII.  The new LTI Insights project from IMS Global Learning Consortium utilizes a common approach for retrieving data from each learning product, thus providing the institution a more consistent set of data from which to make decisions.

James Rissler is the IMS staff who is responsible for the technical development of the LTI Advantage specification and providing implementation support. During this session, James will explain how the LTI Advantage and Caliber Analytics specifications are used together to provide analytics dashboards. He will also demonstrate a reference implementation that can be used as the basis for creating you own analytics tools.


Speakers
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James Risler

Software Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
America's Cup D

1:15pm

Why Digital, Why Now and How Leveraging It Could Make All The Difference For Your Student's Success
One of the key components of the California State University System’s Graduation Initiative 2025 (GI 2025) is, “supporting faculty innovation and course redesign efforts to improve student outcomes, especially in courses with historically high failure rates.” With approximately 1,000 students, San Diego State University’s Elementary Statistics for Business (STAT 119) has a persistent D/F grade rate of more than 20 percent each semester.

In response to the call for increased student success in challenging gateway courses, Instructional Technology Services at SDSU, STAT 119 faculty, and Pearson, have partnered in a data-intensive pilot to identify the areas where students would benefit most from real-time, data-informed interventions and faculty support.

This panel presentation will give a look into the big data project, which includes item-level analyses of students’ engagement with MyStatLab homework and quiz courseware, paired with SDSU’s learning management and student information system data. Altogether, these data constitute hundreds of variables, enabling us to analyze the actual student interaction in conjunction with student demographic and performance information.



Speakers
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Dr. James Frazee

Associate Vice President, ITS, San Diego State University
Dr. James P. Frazee is the Chief Academic Technology Officer and Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology at San Diego State University. He has published and presented widely on the subjects of obtaining, managing and leveraging large state and federal educational technology... Read More →
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Jason Lokkesmoe

Big Data & Analytics Business Development, Pearson
I spend my work week as a motivated problem solver, aka Data Ninja; most recently focusing on Pearson’s data and analytics capabilities. Over the past 4 years, I established a new function, Product Analytics, within Pearson. In response to the plethora of various data challenges... Read More →
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Maureen A. Guarcello

Research, Analytics, and Communications Specialist, San Diego State University
Dr. Maureen A. Guarcello has more than 15 years of higher education experience in academic and external affairs. Her research focuses upon the ways predictive and learning analytics inform student success interventions and higher education policy. Before joining San Diego State University... Read More →
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Dr. Asa Levi

Learning Analytics Sr. Researcher, Pearson
My passion is partnering with others in higher education to try to improve learner outcomes using the simplest means possible. Sometimes that means forming complex data sets spanning SIS, LMS and platform data, but other times it can be as quick as an effective visualization of just... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Coronado E

1:15pm

Digital Innovation in Statewide Assessments
New standards are requiring states to consider changes in assessment design and item types in order to efficiently and effectively assess students. States testing 100% online are able to leverage computer adaptive testing (CAT) and require development of a deep pool of test items for best functionality. Item types such as digital simulations use complex activities to provide multidimensional evidence of student understanding of both science content and practices. Both simulations and CAT, however, are expensive to produce, which makes collaboration between states a good strategy to increase quality and decrease cost. This presentation provides an overview of the emerging trends impacting statewide testing, the success of which depends, more than ever, on vendors becoming certified in the Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) standard.

Speakers
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Dawn Cameron

Supervisor, Science, EL and Alternate Assessment Development, Minnesota Department of Education
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James Dale Cornelius

Program Manager Online Assessment, Maryland Department of Education
Dale Cornelius is the chair of IMS Global’s State Assessment Innovation Leadership Network.  Previously, as chair of the PARCC Assessment Technology Group, he helped develop the first large-scale assessment designed to be delivered 100% online and accessible to all students... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Mission Beach AB

1:15pm

Innovation and Interoperability at Scale for Every Size District
 In the past five years we have seen large and medium size districts implement one-on-one environments and build ecosystems by developing processes to implement interoperability standards. The main challenges we face are to manage change effectively and to ensure that all districts, no matter what size, are able to successfully create the digital learning ecosystems they need. In this session, we will discuss two well-known district implementations, Houston ISD's PowerUp and Escambia County's more recent implementation of a learning ecosystem and their change management strategies. The presenters will cross-reference them to a Framework for School Change based on the work of Shawn Rubin and Cathy Sanford. Towards the end of the session, we will facilitate a participatory discussion to identify strategies that medium and smaller districts can adopt to innovate successfully.

Speakers
avatar for Beatriz Arnillas

Beatriz Arnillas

Principal Advisor, itslearning
I started as an ESL and World History teacher. After graduate schools I was an Artist-in-residence in Kentucky Public Schools and later Studio Art (Tenured) Professor in PA. I got to design and teach blended and online Art History courses in 2003, to make it easier for students to... Read More →
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Tom Ingram

Director of Information Technology, School District of Escambia County
Tom Ingram is an educational technology leader from Pensacola, Florida. He has experience using technology as a classroom teacher, technology professional developer, and an educational administrator. He is currently the Director of Information Technology for The School District of... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Coronado D

1:15pm

Demystifying AI & Predictive Analytics using IMS Caliper-Enabled Solutions 
Higher education institutions are just beginning to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics (PA) in administration as well as teaching and learning. While very early in the use of these technologies, there has been significant attention paid to their potential benefits. Many providers and institutions are making major investments into the infrastructure required to conduct AI/PA. The IMS Caliper standard provides a well-defined, common approach to both transporting the data collected by education technologies and organizing the semantics around this data. Through data standards,  the burden of initial data instrumentation and later sense-making through analysis is simplified through the use of standards.  In this presentations, we will discuss the use of IMS Caliper in multiple provider and campus implementations, including the ACTnext RAD API, UCSD, UMBC, and Open ED.  This panel brings together a diverse panel of leaders with first-hand experience using IMS standards to discuss these implementations.

Speakers
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Vince Kellen

Chief Information Officer, University of California San Diego
Dr. Vince Kellen currently serves as the chief information officer for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), as well as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, and vice chancellor and chief financial officer's senior management team. UCSD is recognized as a top 15 university... Read More →
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Jack Suess

VP of IT .& CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership... Read More →
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Adam Blum

Chief Executive Officer, Open Ed, ACT, Inc.
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John Whitmer

Senior Director, Data Science & Analytics, ACT, Inc.
John is the Senior Director for Data Science and Analytics for ACT, Inc. In this role, he leads a team of data scientists, psychometricians, and learning analytics researchers to conduct foundational research and to develop operational algorithms. These algorithms are embedded within... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Solana Beach AB

1:15pm

Show Me the Data: Collaborating on Standards-Based Statewide Solutions
The Michigan Data Hub is a district-owned and managed statewide common integration platform funded by the State of Michigan. The Data Hub began as a single point of data system integration and has steadily grown to become the single point of interoperability for a state serving more than 50% of 900 local education agencies and 60% of 1.5 million students. The Hub joined IMS as a Contributing Member to take the next step in its exciting journey. In this session, discover the key to this collaboration is shared governance that brings together state, regional, and local school IT leaders and how the Michigan Data Hub is making it easier for districts and their suppliers to connect using IMS standards like never before and deliver critical insights to the point of instruction.

Speakers
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Jeff McNeal

Educational Consultant - CBE, Michigan Department of Education
Education Consultant for MI Dept of Education Innovative programsCompetency Based EducationMicro-Credentials (student and professional)
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Don Dailey

Project Director, Michigan DataHub
I've worked at Kalamazoo RESA for over 24 years as a programmer, technology director and since 2007 as executive director for the MiCase Consortium. Those roles gave me an extensive background in school data systems and data systems integration. In July 2013, I began to work part-time... Read More →
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Tom Johnson

Executive Director for Statewide Technology Initiatives, kalamazoo RESA/MICIP
I am the Actionable Data Manager for the Michigan DataHub. That mean that my role is to work statewide to understand school data needs and to 'turn data schools have into information that schools use'. The DataHub provides standardized data integrations to ensure that data flows across... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
America's Cup C

2:00pm

Bring Your EdTech Together with Microsoft Teams
Hear how Emily E Bell, Ed.D, Director of Enterprise Applications from Fulton County Schools is bringing multiple education apps together using IMS Global Standards and Microsoft Teams, saving valuable teaching time and making learning more engaging. Fulton County Schools are empowering educators to create environments in and out of the classroom that guide and nurture student passions and enable students to achieve their full potential.




Speakers
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Emily Bell

Fulton County Public Schools
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Justin Chando

Principal Product Manager, Microsoft


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Mission Beach C

2:00pm

Improving the Learning Experience with LTI Advantage and EPUB for Education
 For years, students and faculty have relied on the questions at the end of the chapter to assess understanding. The answers to even-numbered questions were for students to check comprehension, while the odd-numbered questions would be graded by faculty. Collaboration amongst IMS and IDPF have allowed digital textbooks to enhance this experience with in-text assessments, which gives students immediate formative feedback on how well they are comprehending the course material. Leveraging LTI Advantage, the new EPUB State and Results API, and the EPUB for Education specification, faculty can now see these outcomes in their gradebook and better understand student progress through Caliper-powered learning analytics. During this session, VitalSource will demonstrate how these specifications help power learning today. We will also facilitate a discussion around future implications for a more integrated learning experience.

Speakers
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Andrew Alfers

VP, Product Management, VitalSource
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Scott Gaspar

Director, Product Management, VitalSource
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Daniel Green

Director, Product Analytics, VitalSource


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Regatta C

2:00pm

Student-Centered Assessment With Canvas + Portfolium Using LTI Connection
Attend this session to learn how Point Loma Nazarene migrated their program assessment process to enhance its student-centered approach in using outcomes to inform curricular improvements. This involves creating a win-win situation for both the institution by streamlining their data collection for WSCUC (WASC) accreditation efforts, and the students by building out an ePortfolio of evidence of their learning to help them in their careers.

Learn
  • Why it was important for the institution to enhance its student-centered approach with outcomes visibility
  • The collaborative decision-making process used to facilitate adoption, migrate data, and expand Portfolium at Point Loma Nazarene University
  • How the initiative generated buy-in from multiple stakeholders to set it up for success
  • The value of connecting course and program level learning outcome assessment
  • How the LTI connection between Canvas + Portfolium supports the initiative


Speakers
avatar for Karen A. Lee Ph.D.

Karen A. Lee Ph.D.

Vice Provost, Point Loma Nazarene University


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Regatta AB

2:00pm

Closing the Digital Divide with Robust Digital Courses and Content Integrations
With its rollout of the district's CORE LMS, including tens of thousands of digital courses and 50 content integrations, Escambia County School District is focused on closing the digital divide for its 38,500 students. Learn the district's approach to developing and rolling out its robust digital learning ecosystem, and its vision to leverage it to expand their use of blended and personalized learning. Learn more about the CORE LMS digital library that lets students and teachers search for content using a variety of filtering criteria, including state learning standards, course roadmaps, which are linked to learning objectives customized for students through a choice of resources, activities and assignments and the ability for the Curriculum & Instruction staff to push resources to all courses district-wide.

Speakers
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Marquita Moorer-Morrow

Educational Data Specialist I, Escambia County Schools
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Jeff Elliott

IT - Coordinator of Student Data Systems, Escambia County School District
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Rachel Riggio

Senior Project Manager, itslearning


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
America's Cup AB

2:00pm

Free the Data: Removing the Human Bottleneck in Education Data Pipelines
In the world of data pipelines, humans are the bottleneck. Caliper as a data standard for educational activity stream data lets us bypass the bottleneck to create pipelines that can feed insights and action in near-real time. Caliper can be used as the target data format for student information system (SIS) and activity stream data - combining the two into an actionable data set which can confidently be streamed directly to decision makers (students, instructors, advisors, and administrators). 

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Olsen

Jenna Olsen

Data Analyst - Learning Analytics, Western Governors University
I gather student data including persona details, readiness inventory results, diagnostic and formative assessment outcomes, learning resource usage, knowledge checks, faculty contact, and outcomes at the assessment, course, term, and program-levels. I use these data to inform a 360-degree... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
America's Cup D

2:00pm

Instructor Feedback for App Development: Can It Work?  
The session will walk participants through the outreach process we underwent as we collected feedback and suggestions from instructors through the entire development process of the new peer review app, Circuit.

Speakers
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Bethany Croton

Educational Technologist, Purdue University


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Coronado E

2:00pm

Teachers, Peers, and Tech: Who is Best at Formative Writing Assessment? 
Our session will share the results of a study we ran at UNC-Chapel Hill. The study introduced automated assessment technology alongside traditional and peer-to-peer assessment models in a large introductory Philosophy course. Our goal was to measure which approach had the strongest impact on improving student writing outcomes. We will share our data to discuss the extent to which technology outperformed the other models. This, in turn, will provide the basis for outlining how automated assessment technology can overcome the limitations of both the traditional and peer-to-peer models.

Speakers
avatar for Jamey Heit

Jamey Heit

CEO, ecree


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Mission Beach AB

2:00pm

SSO in the Sixth Largest District: How Broward County’s Mid-Semester Rollout Won Teacher Applause
When external circumstances pushed Broward County, the sixth largest US school district, to make a mid-year district-wide single-sign on change, the stakes were  high, and there was no room for failure. In this session, learn the critical lessons and best practices from Broward and Clever’s dramatic mid-year switch. Institutions large and small will leave the session ready to plug & play major new systems at any point in the school year, thanks to insights around change management, just-in-time training, vendor partnership, and continuous feedback cycles.

Speakers
avatar for Drew Patterson

Drew Patterson

Manager of Large District Success, Clever
At Clever, I work with large districts on the East Coast to make sure their students and teachers have seamless access to learning software. Before coming to Clever, I spent 5 years at the New York City Department of Education. I'm interested in talking about: increasing equity... Read More →
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Jacques Menasche

System Support Specialist IT Security, Broward County Public Schools


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Coronado D

2:00pm

Going from Data to Action: Challenges and Solutions for School Districts
Many districts experience challenges around managing their data and transforming their data into actionable information. Data can be transformed in ways that can inform instruction and improve student achievement. In this session, we will discuss the challenges and some solutions for improving data capability, so you can make faster, well-informed decisions that can impact students directly. By using analytics, you can get easier access to insights, address root cause issues, and triangulate data in ways that give you new insight into student achievement. We will demonstrate the use of data visualization tools that uncover information buried within the data, and give new insight into the challenges that districts are facing. We will also discuss the key features of a data insight offering that is being used to address data challenges in school districts.

Speakers
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Stephen Mehlo

Director, Advanced Analytics, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Rich Huebner, Ph.D.

Director, Data Architecture & Data Science, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
How can school districts use data for better decision-making to improve student achievement? I love talking about all-things data, especially when it comes to using data to improve student achievement and student outcomes.
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Steve Smith

CIO, Cambridge Public Schools
Mr.Steve Smith, has twenty+ years of CIO/CTO experience in both rural and urban, large and small, school districts in New England, the last ten years as CIO of Cambridge Public Schools. Recently Mr. Smith has spent a great deal of time navigating student privacy issues. He has represented... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Solana Beach AB

2:00pm

Education 3.0: The 1EdTech Ecosystem
Kevin Kelly, author of The Inevitable, effectively argues that walled garden education systems and increasingly “all-things-to-all-people” learning platforms will give way to Web 3.0 shared services that stack like Lego blocks and customize and personalize to meet the needs of Generation Next learners. Join the Georgia Dept. of Education in an engaging discussion about how it the Georgia Virtual School leverages IMS Global learning standards to unlock learning and open up “what’s next” and realize Kelly's vision across its digital learning ecosystem.

Speakers
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Greg Nadeau

Manager, PCG Education
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Keith Osburn

Associate State Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education
I work within the Teaching and Learning Team of the Georgia Department of Education. Representing all of Georgia Virtual Learning, including the Georgia Virtual School, I help both the state and local districts identify evidence based, data driven solutions that allow for the inclusion... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
America's Cup C

2:30pm

3:00pm

Leveraging Master Scheduling Data to Achieve District Goals and Drive Student Success
How better access to scheduling data gives district leaders visibility into how their students are being served. Learn about how surfacing opportunities for greater student access to rigorous, high-level instruction was accelerated by district leaders, technology teams and SIS vendors working together.    

Speakers
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Ryan Triggs

Head of Engineering, Always Be Learning


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Mission Beach C

3:00pm

Reskilling for Robots (and the Role of Digital Badges)



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David Leaser

Senior Program Executive, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Regatta AB

3:00pm

Finding our Groove: Interactive Discussion to Discover Transformation
What does it take for your district to move from enhancing learning to transforming it? How can your district drive the integration of technology into and beyond the classroom when managing internal change is such a challenge? Join other session participants in sharing your experiences and designing a list of the most successful strategies for achieving greater district efficiency, more productive teachers and better student engagement. Bring your questions and challenges and network with others who are dealing with districts with diverse operating systems, multiple devices, legacy software and disconnected departments.


Speakers
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Karen Daughtery

K-12 Institutional Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Karen Daughtery serves as the K-12 Institutional Program Manager at IMS Global where she facilitates program activities for multiple Innovation Leadership Networks. She works closely with individual members to accelerate the uptake of IMS open standards and practices to enable next... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
America's Cup AB

3:00pm

LTI Advantage Overview
After12 months of refinement and testing, the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Advantage was realised to the public in April 2019.  The LTI Advantage standard prescribes a way to easily and securely connect learning applications and tools with platforms like learning management systems (LMS), portals and learning object repositories on your premise or in the cloud, in a secure and standard manner and without the need for expensive custom programming. LTI Advantage is a package of key LTI extensions that build on LTI v1.3 to implement features that support teaching and learning activities, such as the provisioning of users and roles so a tool can intelligently address the learner on launch, and the sharing of assignments from a platform to an assessment tool and the subsequent scores back to a central gradebook.

James, Software Standards Architect at IMS and responsible for many of the technical aspects of the LTI Advantage specification, will give a beginners guide to LTI Advantage. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of LTI Advantage and to gain an awareness of the extensive toolkit support that IMS provides for those wishing to adopt this new version.


Speakers
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James Risler

Software Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
America's Cup D

3:00pm

Are the Barn Doors Opens?: Student Data and Privacy in the Age of Interoperability
Ensuring the security of student data on campus is not just a legal requirement, but is viewed by many as an ethical mandate. It was challenging enough when data was siloed in disparate systems but in today’s interconnected world, where data is expected to traverse systems and be made available “over the wire,” how do institutions ensure student data is being used appropriately? And as data is gathered, aggregated and scrutinized by analytics solutions, where are the boundaries for appropriate use? Join a spirited discussion by administrators, faculty and students!

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Myk Garn

Assistant Vice Chancellor for New Learning Models, University System of Georgia
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Marianne Schroeder

Senior Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of British Columbia


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Coronado E

3:00pm

Featured Hands On Session: Building the Future: Designing a System for Adaptive Learning 
As the value proposition of adaptive learning in the education market continues to become clear, the need for a consistent handling of structural framework and data attribute requirements increases. This interactive workshop will update you on where the IMS work stands today and solicit community input on the system being developed, including opportunities to contribute enhancement ideas and identify perceived issues in the design to date.

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John Falchi

Director Special Projects, University of North Carolina


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Regatta C

3:00pm

Featured Hands On Session: Innovation in College Entrance Exams
What are test publishers of college entrance exams doing in the way of innovation? Many state assessment programs have been leveraging technology to go beyond multiple choice for a number of years, creating assessments that are not only more engaging but that can assess a deeper level of understanding as required by new standards. From the perspective of test development and deployment, how are test publishers leveraging technology to move college entrance exams into the 21st Century?

Speakers
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James Dale Cornelius

Program Manager Online Assessment, Maryland Department of Education
Dale Cornelius is the chair of IMS Global’s State Assessment Innovation Leadership Network.  Previously, as chair of the PARCC Assessment Technology Group, he helped develop the first large-scale assessment designed to be delivered 100% online and accessible to all students... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Mission Beach AB

3:00pm

Featured Hands-on Session:   How Can K-12 EdTech Leaders Topple the Ivory Tower of Grades, Results and Analytic Dashboards?
The digital transformation of K-12 teaching and learning has brought enormous benefits; however challenges related to data and analytics remain quite daunting.  From endless hours of administrative burden for teachers to move grades from software which offers learning opportunities to the gradebook of record, such as in a student information system, to building data dashboards to provide better insight into student learning and program evaluation, there is much room for improvement. Based on the latest updates from IMS Global and Microsoft, participants will brainstorm important development needs and prioritize those.

Speakers
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Justin Marks

Sr Director System and Solution Development, NWEA
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Cathy Cavanaugh

Learning Research & Analytics, Microsoft
Dr. Cathy Cavanaugh leads learning research, analytics and professional development in education engineering at Microsoft Corporation. Cathy’s previous roles include academic leadership in K-12 in Australia as part of a statewide digital transformation, in higher education in the... Read More →
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Barry Brahier

Chief Product Officer, Infinite Campus
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David Kafitz

Vice President, School Relationships & Consulting, Learning Counsel
Dr. David Kafitz is the Learning Counsel VP School Relations & Digital Transition Specialist. He is an expert and charismatic change-agent helping schools move forward with a well-reasoned strategy for digital content and curriculum, professional development and IT strategy. Former... Read More →
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Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives.  Michele is... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Coronado D

3:00pm

Featured Session: How to Set Up A Data Lake
In the increasingly prevalent world of learning analytics, we’ve all heard terms like “data lake,” “data repository,” and even “data swamp!” But what exactly is a data lake? How do you set one up, how do you get data in, and most importantly, how do you get data out? What skills or infrastructure do you need on your team to be successful? What are some questions to ask and pitfalls to avoid? And what do you do with it when you have it? Several institutions on the forefront of data lake deployments will share their knowledge, experience and insight, with input from representatives from platform providers Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. Come learn from those who have already navigated a path across the lake.

Speakers
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John Johnston

IT Program Manager, University of Michigan
Easy makes a weak body and mind. I judge my success based on the success of those that depend on me. I am a humble guy with a slight edge of non-conformity I just can't seem to shake. I question everything.
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Amin Qazi

Enterprise Architect, University of California, San Diego
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Mike Sharkey

Analytics consultant, Arizona State University
Data, analytics, data, and data
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Jason Paluck

Enterprise Architect, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Solana Beach AB

3:00pm

Featured Hands-on Session: How Can Districts Make CASE Work in My State?
CASE Network of competencies and academic standards serves as a single, verifiable, trusted source of learning standards in digital format, making it easier to support aligned instruction. In rolling out the CASE Network as a web service, IMS Global discovered the virtuous loop of engaging both State Education Agencies (SEAs) and their school districts in the important work of issuing state academic standards and local curriculum alignments in CASE format through the Network. In this hands-on session, learn how CASE Network can benefit your district and, as a result, drive SEA and statewide adoption. Examples will include how South Carolina is rolling out a CASE-based curriculum pacing guide to support district-level planning, and how Chicago Public is moving from CASE as an RFP requirement to implementing a state-of-the-art learning ecosystem leveraging open standards issued through CASE Network.

Speakers
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Edward Jung

Chief Architect, LearningMate
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LearningMate

Gold, LearningMate
ACMT is a standards management platform that transforms the way you manage and deliver educational competencies while enabling time-saving access to the most up-to-date standards.
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Dan Ralyea

Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis, SC Department of Education


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm
America's Cup C

3:45pm

Integrating G Suite for Education with Instructional Tools
Cloud productivity and collaboration tools are transforming teaching & learning, and as more institutions adopt these tools, interoperability is becoming increasingly important. Hear from the team at Google on their learnings, progress, and future plans to integrate G Suite with education tools through the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard. Join us as we strive to help students and faculty work better together.

Speakers
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Brian Hendricks

Product Manager, Google


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Mission Beach C

3:45pm

Building a Comprehensive Marketable Skills Learning Record: Communication, Collaboration, Complexity
 A new kind of micro-credential transcript and digital badge dashboard has been designed to help faculty, staff, and students translate relevant experiences and coursework into marketable skills like communication teamwork and critical thinking. This presentation discusses the results of a successful collaboration between the University of North Texas and Concentric Sky. We'll discuss how the relationship was formed, keys to successful industry and higher education partnerships, and notable innovations that were discovered as a result of our ongoing dialogue and conversation.    Attendees will learn about integrating existing assessment practices and technology to develop a comprehensive system. Attendees will also gain insight into developing successful institution and vendor interactions that change the purchaser/vendor relationship to one of collaboration/partnership.

Speakers
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Mike Simmons

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of North Texas
Dr. Mike Simmons has over 19 years experience in higher education administration, instruction and innovation with an emphasis on faculty support, education technology and assessment.  He leads a number of assessment innovation projects and pilot explorations at the University... Read More →
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Wayne Skipper

CEO, Concentric Sky
My background spans the technology gamut, from hardware design to software architecture. I'm passionate about education and emerging technologies. I love Art and Science - and I enjoy building bridges between them. I'm always looking for fresh perspectives and new ways to look at... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Regatta AB

3:45pm

Accessing Educational Resources with the LTI Resource Search Standard
The LTI Resource Search standard is used for searching learning object repositories (LORs), and other catalogs of learning resources, from your learning tools of choice, using various attributes of resources and returning full metadata about the resources to the learning tools. The benefit for an educator or student using the learning platform is the seamless ability to search resource libraries for appropriate resources using defined metadata with agreed upon vocabularies for things like resource type, educational audience, and accessibility information. The Georgia Department of Education will share how they enable teachers to use LTI Resource Search to access resources from LORs such as SAFARI Montage and OpenEd. In particular, they will show how they use the Georgia Standards of Excellence expressed in a software accessible format and then search for those standards using LTI Resource Search.

Speakers
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Adam Blum

Chief Executive Officer, Open Ed, ACT, Inc.
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Keith Osburn

Associate State Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education
I work within the Teaching and Learning Team of the Georgia Department of Education. Representing all of Georgia Virtual Learning, including the Georgia Virtual School, I help both the state and local districts identify evidence based, data driven solutions that allow for the inclusion... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm
America's Cup AB

3:45pm

Getting LTI Advantage Certified
By the start of the Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2019, LTI Advantage will be available to the public as a new Final Release specification.  While the new LTI Advantage provides similar functionality to the earlier LTI 1.1 there are several key changes including use on the new IMS Security Framework features.  A key part of the release of an IMS specification is the provision of the conformance test system.  LTI Advantage has a new conformnce test system to be used to certify both Tools and Platforms. Dereck Haskins developed the new LTI Advantage Conformance Test System.  He will describe the process by which IMS Members can become LTI Advantage certified (for Tools and Platforms).  He will explain the minimum requirements for becoming LTI Advantage certified as a Tool or Platform , demonstrate the use of the new LTI Advantage Conformance Test System and show how this same system can also be used to help an organization’s internal development process. 

Speakers
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Derek Haskins

Senior Software Engineer, IMS Global Learning Consortium
For the past 17 years Dereck has worked in a variety of fields as a developer, team leader and data architect. Comfortable in a variety of programming languages and frameworks, his favorite non-work activity is picking up yet another programming language or database system and working... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm
America's Cup D

3:45pm

Protection and Compliance: An Overview of the IMS App Vetting Program  
Most educational applications are created and managed by vendors who do their best to protect the identity of the individuals accessing the system and the data that they generate. However, software vendors often have not fully considered student privacy, data security or other safety issues when developing educational software. Vetting educational applications, to ensure that a minimum standard of privacy and security is met, provides assurance that the information gathered by these educational applications is being used responsibly.

The IMS Global App Vetting Program uses member-established criteria for evaluating apps that encompass data privacy, information security, accessibility and more, allowing vendors to refine their products with student data safety in mind, increasing the adoption of their product, and ensuring compliance with federal or state privacy laws, and easing the implementation burden on institutions and districts by providing a centralized verification of compliance with federal or state privacy laws.

Speakers
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Kevin Lewis

Project Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Kevin is a Marine Corps combat veteran who has served proudly in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. Kevin made his decision to join the Marine Corps after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Towers. Kevin served for 8 years  and was honorably... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Coronado E

4:30pm

Are Adaptive Learning Products the Road to Achieving Personalized Learning?
Getting to personalized learning—the kind promised by the EDUCAUSE Next Generation Digital Learning Environment project (NGDLE)—will require closer collaboration among academic and technology leaders and the private sector. How can we move these collaborations forward? What role does everyone play? And what are some of the obstacles that should be addressed?



Moderators
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Karen Vignare

Executive Director, APLU
Karen Vignare, Ph.D., M.B.A, is a strategic innovator leveraging emerging technologies to improve access, success and flexibility within higher education. As Executive Director, for the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Karen... Read More →

Speakers
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Eric Frank

VP, General Manager, AcrobatIQ
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David Wiley

Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning
I've spent over 20 years creating, clarifying, elaborating, and evangelizing the core ideas of open education to students, faculty, institutions, companies, and governments. I've also worked to place a solid foundation of empirical research beneath these core ideas. Now, my colleagues... Read More →
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Kelvin Thompson

Executive Director, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida
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Tracy Adkins

Director, Learning Technology, Georgia State University
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John Falchi

Director Special Projects, University of North Carolina


Tuesday May 21, 2019 4:30pm - 5:05pm
Coronado ABC

5:10pm

How Do We Make Data Work for the Needs of our Teachers and Students?
More institutions are beginning to comprehend the value of collecting data, but many seem to have trouble analyzing the information and generating actionable insights that can be linked to success improvements. Who is succeeding and what are the barriers to institutions moving beyond simply collecting data in disparate systems to collecting data that matters to improve success measures?



Moderators
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Mike Sharkey

Analytics consultant, Arizona State University
Data, analytics, data, and data

Speakers
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John Johnston

IT Program Manager, University of Michigan
Easy makes a weak body and mind. I judge my success based on the success of those that depend on me. I am a humble guy with a slight edge of non-conformity I just can't seem to shake. I question everything.
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Steve Liffick

General Manager, Microsoft Education
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Dwayne Alton

Executive Director, Infrastructure Services, Lee County Schools
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Joel Hames

VP Product, Schoology
As VP of Product for Schoology, Joel brings over 20 years of experience in both K-12 education and Education Technology product management to the mission of delivering the best K-12 teaching and learning platform. Joel led instructional technology teams in school districts across... Read More →
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Phill Miller

Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, Blackboard
With over 14 years experience in education technology, Phill Miller serves as Vice President of Teaching and Learning at Blackboard. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the product strategy, roadmap, management and marketing for Blackboard’s suite of world-class online... Read More →


Tuesday May 21, 2019 5:10pm - 5:45pm
Coronado ABC

6:00pm

Reception for Higher Education, K-12 and State Leaders
For Institutional Attendees Only --- All K-12,  Higher Education and State Departments of Education attendees are invited to attend this reception.  Special thanks to our Diamond sponsors for their support for the reception.



Tuesday May 21, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bayview - 32nd Floor Seaport Tower
 
Wednesday, May 22
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday May 22, 2019 7:00am - 8:30am
Seaport FGH

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday May 22, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
Coronado Foyer

8:30am

Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Education?
The use of Artificial Intelligence in education is expected to explode to over $6 billion in market value by 2025. As AI becomes more mainstream, how will it transform learning and what are the ramifications for "traditional digital" learning tools? Are institutions prepared for this shift? Will AI help instructors gain deeper insights into learner strengths and weaknesses? Will it allow for more intensive learning or be a distraction?



Moderators
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Ray Schroeder

University of Illinois Springfield, Assoc Vice Chancellor for Online Learning ~~ Director/Senior Fellow, UPCEA National Council for Online Education
Nationally respected and connected leader in higher education online learning. Founded and developed two major successful units at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Founder and Senior Fellow for UPCEA National Council for Online Education. Author of widely read blogs and... Read More →

Speakers
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Tom Gierke

Head of West-NA, Google for Education
Tom Gierke is Google’s K-12 education lead covering the west and central regions of North America. Focused on supporting meaningful and sustainable transformation, Tom’s team drives relationships with school leaders, edtech partners, and education communities to ensure that schools... Read More →
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Eric Cosyn

Director of Applied Research with ALEKS, McGraw-Hill Education
Eric Cosyn is a co-founder of ALEKS Corporation, a leading company in Adaptive Learning that was acquired by McGraw-Hill Education in 2013 and that served 4.4M students in 2018.  Eric is currently the company’s Director of Applied Research. He is responsible for developing and... Read More →
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Ari Chanen

Vice President, Artificial Intelligence, Strategic Education, Inc.
Bringing the power and innovation of AI, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), cloud computing, and other technologies to bear on the educational processes at SEI. Optimizing student success and student experience as well as other University functions such as admissions... Read More →
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Alex Kaplan

Chief Strategist, IBM Education
Alex is passionate about the power of education to transform lives and help people realize their full potential. He believes artificial intelligence, blockchain, analytics and other advanced technologies are essential tools to facilitate personalized learning at scale. His career... Read More →
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Yakut Gazi

Associate Dean, Learning Systems, Georgia Tech
Yakut Gazi, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Learning Systems at Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), overseeing learning design and development, technology infrastructure, compliance, and assessment for Georgia Tech's online and distance courses. She has worked at higher education... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
Coronado ABC

8:30am

Attendee Lounge
New this year! We have set aside a meeting room where attendees can catch up on messages or meet with other attendees. The shared meeting room is open to all attendees.

Wednesday May 22, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Ocean Beach

9:00am

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (9 AM - Noon) and Hackathon (All Day Session)
The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard prescribes a way to easily and securely connect learning applications and tools with platforms like learning management systems (LMS), portals and learning object repositories on your premise or in the cloud, in a secure and standard manner and without the need for expensive custom programming. LTI Advantage is a package of key LTI services that build on LTI v1.3 to implement features that support teaching and learning activities, such as the provisioning of users and roles so a tool can intelligently address the learner on launch, and the sharing of assignments from a platform to an assessment tool and the subsequent scores back to a central gradebook.

This all-day session will have two strands designed to support both newcomers and experts. In the half-day bootcamp (morning only) the IMS staff will give an overview of the specification, demonstrate the process of conformance and certification and show how the specification is used in deployed products. Attendees at the bootcamp will:
  • Learn how the LTI Advantage specification can be used within various learning systems
  • Learn how to use the LTI Advantage conformance test systems to become certified
  • Learn how the IMS Caliper Analytics, IMS LTI Resource Search and IMS Proctoring specifications use LTI Advantage
  • See demonstrations of the use of the LTI Advantage by certified products
In the full-day hackathon the IMS staff will help developers implement the specification using the new LTI Advantage Toolkit, undertake conformance and certification and test integration against other vendor implementations. In previous all-day hackathons participants have been able to get their Tools through LTI 1.3 certification. Attendees at the hackathon will:

  • Learn how to use the LTI Advantage Toolkit created to help developers of LTI Tools and Platforms
  • Be able to undertake conformance and certification for their Tools and/or Platforms
  • Learn how to migrate LTI 1.x implementations to LTI Advantage
  • Interact with the IMS staff who have significant experience in implementing LTI Advantage compliant Tools and Platforms.


Speakers
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James Risler

Software Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Hillcrest AB

9:20am

The Talent Continuum - Toward Impactful Collaboration between Educators and Industry
The issues relating to a misalignment of educational supply and demand are well documented, for instance in the form of the gaps between what students learn and can do versus what industry needs. But the cause of these gaps is not an unwillingness to resolve them.  Educators and employers want to work together, but have lacked the means to do so effectively until now, with the availability of IMS Global’s innovative standards that support competency definition and skills recognition.  IMS Global, in its commitment to lifelong learning has formed the Talent Continuum, an advisory body to guide and pioneer better ways of working together in collaborative curriculum design, instruction, assessment and credentialing in a seamless education/workforce ecosystem where evolving industry demand is organically reflected in corporate and academic program offerings, enabling competent and credentialed learners to be truly ready for their next rewarding challenges.  What are the implications of this and how should organizations and EdTech suppliers prepare for this new type and level of collaboration?

Speakers
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Heather Wilmot

Chief Academic Officer & Principal Investigator, Core Learning Exchange
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Laurie Dodge

Vice Provost; Vice Chancellor of Institutional Assessment & Planning, Brandman University
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Amrita Thakur

Director, Product Management, D2L
Data and Analytics
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Jeff Dieffenbach

Associate Director, MIT Integrated Learning Initiative
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David Leaser

Senior Program Executive, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM
SC

Sara Cunningham

The American Council on Education (ACE)


Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:20am - 10:00am
Coronado ABC

10:00am

10:30am

Achieving “SALEs”: Considerations for Tech Integration for Scalable Learning
 Scalable Advanced Learning Ecosystems (SALEs) have been proposed that integrate learning and learner management, immersive content, AI-driven personalized learning, and analytics. At the core of SALEs is the integration of multiple technology systems with an aim toward providing a seamless experience for the student. In this session, the presenters will provide information from an NSF-funded workshop and subsequent forthcoming publications on what educators should consider for course and program design, standards, ethics, and institutional preparation when considering scaling up online learning to large populations of students. Session attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss the use of identity standards, application integration, comprehensive learner records, and privacy management. Active participation in the discussion will be encouraged.

Speakers
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Rob Kadel

Asst. Dir., Research in Education Innovation Center for 21st Century Universities, Georgia Tech
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Yakut Gazi

Associate Dean, Learning Systems, Georgia Tech
Yakut Gazi, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Learning Systems at Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), overseeing learning design and development, technology infrastructure, compliance, and assessment for Georgia Tech's online and distance courses. She has worked at higher education... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Mission Beach C

10:30am

Realities and Results in Digital Courseware and Adaptable Instructional Systems
The promise of systems and platforms which use machine learning to automate personalization and individualization of learning seem unlimited. However, the benefits as well as misconceptions of what adaptive systems have achieved as meant somewhat less than rapid-fire adoption. What is the return on learning today and where is the industry headed?

Speakers
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Emily Bell

Fulton County Public Schools
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Mary-Ellen Kreher

Director, Course Design and Development, University of California, Office of the President
Mary-Ellen Kreher, Director of Course Design & Technology Development, is a co-leader of the Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI) at UC. She has a depth of experience in K-12 and Higher Ed, including teaching and curriculum design, educational software and learning apps... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Regatta C

10:30am

Moving Beyond GPA: Using the Mastery Transcript to Drive Equity and Engagement 
The Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC) is a collective of over 250 high schools developing a new model of crediting and transcript generation, with the goal of providing all students with opportunities for engaging school experiences that provide deep learning. As MTC works to build its digital transcript, its member schools are working to transform the way they teach, advise, schedule, and prepare students for college, career, and life. Learn about the Mastery Transcript and how it fits into the larger Comprehensive Learner Record ecosystem.

Speakers
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Mike Flanagan

Chief Product Officer, Mastery Transcript Consortium
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mkflanagan


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Regatta AB

10:30am

Solving Real-world Challenges of Interoperability in K-12
Students must have a great digital experience, free of technical frustration, to benefit most from their learning environment. In reality, that does not always happen. IMS Certification does not equal perfect interoperability. Districts can also face challenges within their organizations that impact the overall success. Sharing experiences can help you have more realistic expectations and support you in making the best decisions for your district. Join us for an interactive session where we will discuss the real-world challenges of Interoperability. Two leading K12 districts will share their 8 years of experience implementing IMS Standards with numerous partners. Listen to candid discussion from district administrator and vendor perspectives about their successes and issues that range from “How do I know where we need to be,” to organizational change, to technical integrations. Hear and share thoughts, work-arounds, and challenges that remain even when vendors seem compatible on the surface with IMS Global standards such as OneRoster, LTI, Thin Common Cartridge, and QTI.

Speakers
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Darlene Rankin

Instructional Technology Director, Katy Independent School District
Darlene Rankin has been an educator for the past 24 years and  has been fortunate to take a lead in 2009 to provide a public, filtered Wi-Fi for Katy ISD students to bring their own device for learning.  Other major initiatives include deploying Google Drive, Office 365,  MyKaty... Read More →
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Dorothy Evans

Coordinator of Instructional Solutions, Gwinnett County Public Schools
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Debra McSwain

Senior Product Manager, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
America's Cup AB

10:30am

1EdTech: Guaranteeing Interoperability in K-12  
1EdTech is a business ecosystem that has at its foundation trusted educational technology products and trusted interoperable connections that enable high return on digital learning for school districts, higher education institutions, and corporations. The 1EdTech ecosystem spans the multitude of product-specific or institution-specific ecosystems.  Initially, 1EdTech is focus on the problems of establishing guaranteed interoperability between rostering systems in K-12 i.e. those systems adopting the IMS OneRoster specification. This service, available from August 2019 onwards, will change the way in which IMS enables interoperability between OneRoster-based solutions.  It builds upon IMS’s sophisticated vendor certification process but enables detailed analysis of the interoperability capabilities of the systems being used.

Ian Weddell, the 1EdTech Program Manager, will give an overview of the aims and objectives of the 1EdTech Service. He will explain how will be used to improve interoperability between OneRoster-based solutions. He will also give insight into how, over the next 24 months, 1EdTech will be extended for other sectors and other IMS specifications.


Speakers
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Ian Weddell

1EdTech Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Program Manager for the 1EdTech initiative with a focus on interoperability and growth.


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
America's Cup D

10:30am

What's the Library Got to Do With It? Libraries & Learning Analytics 
Research demonstrates that library interactions correlate with student success outcomes, but more must be learned:  What library interactions are most impactful for students?  How can more students be encouraged to engage with libraries in difference-making ways?  And how can library data complete an institutional picture of student success?  Library integration into institutional learning analytics may help answer these questions and ultimately help more students maximize the benefits libraries can provide them in their learning journey.  This panel summarizes the state of the art of library engagement in learning analytics, including the work of several institutions and two federally-funded grant projects.

Speakers
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Malcolm Brown

Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, EDUCAUSE
Prior to assuming the position of director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Malcolm Brown was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College. His group supported faculty and students in the use of applications of information technology in research and in the curriculum... Read More →
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Dennis Krieb

Lewis & Clark Community College
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Megan Oakleaf

Associate Professor, Syracuse University iSchool
Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor in the Syracuse University iSchool.  The author of ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Comprehensive Review and Report, she has published in top library and information science journals including College and Research Libraries, Portal, JASIST... Read More →
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Andrew Pace

Executive Director, Technical Research, OCLC Research
Andrew leads a team of research scientists, architects, and engineers who track library and broader data science trends and is responsible for building a coordinated R&D strategy for OCLC Research. Previously, he directed the development of the WorldShare Platform, WorldShare Management... Read More →
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Jenn Stringer

Chief Academic Technology Officer, University of California, Berkeley
Jenn Stringer is currently the Chief Academic Technology Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Teaching & Learning for the University of California, Berkeley. She is responsible for bringing together Educational Technology, Research IT, and the Center for Teaching and Learning... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Coronado E

10:30am

How do QTI and Other Open Standards Fit with Smarter Balanced?
Smarter Balanced has been an IMS Contributing Member for many years supporting efforts to create open technical interoperability standards that support accessible assessments. In this session we will discuss the use cases driving Smarter Balanced's current work, the evolving assessment landscape, and what role QTI v3 plays in the next iteration of the Smarter Balanced online assessment system.

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Tuan Do

Senior Director, Information Technology, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
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Alex Dean

Associate Director, Systems Architect, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Mission Beach AB

10:30am

Engaging Instructional Leaders in the Interoperability Conversation
Digital tools can transform teaching and learning. During the vetting process, instructional leaders examine these tools for curricular alignment, student impact, and achievement results. Now, along with these criteria, the modern school system must also consider how digital resources will interact with others in their digital ecosystem. It is now the responsibility of instruction and information technology to ensure ecosystem harmony. The role of the modern IT department is to assist instructional staff in understanding the purpose and importance of interoperability.

Speakers
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Jim Corns

Executive Director, Department of Information Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools
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Jeanne Imbriale

Director, Office of Enterprise Applications, Baltimore County Public Schools
As Director of the Office of Enterprise Applications for the 25th largest school district in the country, Jeanne Imbriale’ s focus is on optimizing the use of technology to improve learning for its 111,000 students. This includes leading the development of system solutions for all... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Coronado D

10:30am

 Caliper in the Real World
Data-informed institutions are increasingly looking to event data as being a necessary component of an overall learning analytics strategy. To vendors who believe in institutions owning the data they produce, the IMS Global’s Caliper standard sounds great in theory, but how can they prove its real value to their own internal stakeholders? Come hear a panel session of early adopters from Instructure, Kaltura, and Examity, moderated by Unizin, talk about their experiences implementing the standard, championing it in their organizations, and the ecosystem conditions that make it desirable

Speakers
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Shailu Tipparaju

Chief Technical Officer, Examity
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Jeff Rubenstein

VP Product Strategy, Kaltura
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Oxana Jurosevic

Technical Product Manager, Instructure
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Kara Armstrong

Product Manager, Unizin


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Solana Beach AB

10:30am

Institutional Accessibility Strategy: What Does It Look Like? 
It is no secret that there are federal civil rights and educational laws that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities enrolled in our educational institutions from kindergarten through post-graduate study.  We know that students are entitled to reasonable accommodations and/or a free and appropriate educational opportunity based on age and institution type. We know that we can’t intentionally or unintentionally discriminate on the basis of disability.  And if we do, we know that our school and/or district can face a lawsuit or federal complaint by a student who was improperly served. But what does that mean in the digital environments created and maintained by our schools, including online courses and public-facing websites?  How are schools supposed to ensure that digital content is actually accessible? These veteran accessibility and disability services professionals will guide participants through the steps necessary to develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure access for all students.

Speakers
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Kelly Hermann

Vice President, Accessibility, Equity and Inclusion, University of Phoenix


Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
America's Cup C

11:30am

Improving K-5 Experience With Adoption of OneRoster 1.1
At the beginning of a school year and throughout the school season, keeping student and teacher rosters current to support a seamless experience is critical. Ensuring easy access into student applications are just as important. Bibb County School District and Learning Without Tears (K-5) will discuss the improved experience on both ends of the onboarding chain, streamlining of the ongoing data synchronization, SSO benefits, and the further gains to be had as a result of adopting the OneRoster 1.1 standard.

Speakers
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Jim Donley

Chief Technology Officer, Learning Without Tears
Jim earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Then went on to earn his Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. Prior to a short stint with Tatum, an interim CIO/CFO consultancy organization... Read More →
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Stephen Ellis

Technology Software Services Manager, Bibb County School District
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Chris Caputo

Principal Solutions Architect, Learning Without Tears
Chris earned a B.S. from the University of Mary Washington (formerly Mary Washington College) and has more than 23 years of experience in the software industry. Before joining LWT Chris was the primary architect for Blackboard’s cloud-based Partner Cloud Service (PCS) whose integrations... Read More →



Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Mission Beach C

11:30am

Deeper Learning for All Students 
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (Columbus, IN, student population 11,500) has focused on ensuring that all students succeed regardless of their abilities, and their learning is deeper and more personalized. Join us to learn how we are using our learning platform in conjunction with Google extensions and Digital Portfolios to allow learner preferences and individual needs to be met.        

Speakers
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Brenny Kummer

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Hello! My name is Brenny Kummer and I am the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana. Before my role in technology, I was a middle and high school social studies teacher. In my current role, I help train staff on... Read More →
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Nick Williams

Director of Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
I am very excited to be presenting and attending my first CAST UDL Institute! I was lucky to attend the Harvard UDL Institute last year and I have been actively involved in our BCSC Institute the past 3 years. I have a passion for UDL and educational technology. I am a CETL, Google... Read More →



Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Regatta C

11:30am

Digital Badging Collaborations: CTE and State Systems
The University of Maine and United Technologies Center (UTC) collaborated on a digital badging initiative to enhance education-to-workforce pathways. The partnership aims to increase college access and readiness through the development of a pipeline to postsecondary education. UTC badges align with Maine State/Engaged Black Bear badges. Students develop 21st Century skills as they progress through badge levels within multiple learning pathways. Badges are then stacked into a meta-badge along with an endorsed skills checklist. UTC's badges are linked to educational standards including the Maine Guiding Principles, content-relevant third-party assessments (e.g., National Business Education Association), and dual enrollment opportunities. This flexible framework can be scaled for use at other CTE Centers in Maine. Incentives such as scholarships and work-based learning opportunities help to motivate attainment. The long-term goal is to develop a collaborative, scalable Maine State Digital Badging ecosystem that creates a new model for engagement and career ready skill development.

Speakers
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Claire Sullivan

Coordinator of Community Engagement and Associate Professor, University of Maine
I received a grant to develop and implement a digital badging initiative at UMaine. This initiative is designed to recognize students' engagement activities that do not appear on their transcript. Students also develop 21st Century skills that are verified and endorsed by faculty/staff... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Regatta AB

11:30am

Designing Collaborative Classrooms in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (TX)
Discover how IMS interoperability standards are impacting the design of K-12 classrooms in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX. Join Kyle Berger (Chief Technology Officer, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD) and Lloyd Brown (VP of Digital Strategies, SAFARI Montage) to explore how classroom technology and A/V can work together with a district's enterprise systems, platforms and SIS to create a comprehensive digital learning ecosystem that is proactive to instructional needs. Attendees will learn how this comprehensive ecosystem removes barriers of access to digital content for Substitute teachers, and captures and curates classroom lessons and content for both instructors and students.

Speakers
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Kyle Berger

Chief Technology Officer, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Kyle Berger has over 19 years in K-12 technology leadership spread across districts of various sizes and demographics. Awarded Technology Director of the Year by TCEA in 2009, he has also been featured in several educational technology magazines as well as other published books on... Read More →
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Lloyd Brown

Vice President of Digital Strategies, SAFARI Montage


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
America's Cup AB

11:30am

Using the IMS Security Framework
The IMS Security Framework defines the security approaches that should be used when implementing IMS specifications.  The security framework, published recently, is already being used in the LTI Advantage, OneRoster, and other IMS specifications.  IMS is establishing a new Security Framework Group, composed of experts in security and the EdTech domain within the IMS Member.  This Group will monitor and review how the Security Framework is used within the various IMS specifications.  They will also undertaken an annual security audit of how security is addressed within the IMS specifications. During this session, the IMS Chief Architect will give an overview of the features in the Security Framework, and will explain how different IMS specifications make use of the framework and the certification implications. He will also describe the role of the new Security Framework Group and explain the benefits to the creation and adoption of IMS specifications.


Speakers
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Colin Smythe

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
America's Cup D

11:30am

Painless Course and Program Assessment with Great Analytics
The Assessment, Evaluation, Feedback & Intervention System—AEFIS is the web-based, complete assessment management solution that facilitates the collection and application of real-time assessment data. Our scalable platform enables the continuous quality improvement of programs and fosters
personalized learning by engaging students and faculty. AEFIS automates the best practices in individual student assessment and evaluation to enhance program development and streamline the accreditation processes campus-wide. Attendees will learn how to effectively support their program assessment, continuous improvement and accreditation efforts using an assessment management platform. Attendees will also have a chance to hear from our Academic Partners on their success with the AEFIS.


Speakers
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Mustafa Sualp

Chief Executive Officer , AEFIS, LLC
Mustafa Sualp is the founder, CEO and servant leader of AEFIS"”SaaS Assessment Management Platform for HigherEd, and Untra"”technology consulting firm. As a serial technology entrepreneur, he established his first business, Untra Corporation in 1999. He started his next venture... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Coronado E

11:30am

Promises and Challenges of Simulation-Based Assessment
Many of our traditional assessment methods will not be sufficient to solve the challenges put forth by new standards that are multidimensional or address skills not easily addressed by traditional assessment items. Rather, complex activities including simulations will be required to produce the evidence of integration of knowledge of a content domain and application of practices. Digital simulations can help us provide scenarios in which we can better observe students' ability to conduct scientific inquiry alongside content knowledge. This session will describe work underway in Minnesota to explore new opportunities for both formative and summative simulation-based assessment tools through collecting activity stream data. This data provides information about the processes students use in assessment tasks as evidence of student learning but questions remain about how to capture and aggregate this evidence into interpretable scores. It will cover administrative, authoring, and technical challenges encountered in this work.

Speakers
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Dawn Cameron

Supervisor, Science, EL and Alternate Assessment Development, Minnesota Department of Education
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Kristen DiCerbo

Vice President, Learning Research and Design, Pearson
Kristen is the Vice-President of Education Research at Pearson, working to integrate learning science research into digital products. Her personal research program centers around game-based assessment, specifically the collaborative design of games as both learning and assessment... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Mission Beach AB

11:30am

Digital from Day 1: Thoughtfully Approaching the Digital Transformation
Realizing a vision for digital learning not only takes strong leadership but it also requires a thoughtful approach to change. Change is more than just adding devices and getting new systems -- it's about making that change an impactful reality for staff and students. Join Barbara Nesbitt, Executive Director of Technology for the School District of Pickens County in South Carolina, and Kellie Ady, Senior Director of Instructional Strategy at Schoology, as they discuss how the School District of Pickens County is thoughtfully approaching transformative change to successfully realize their vision of "Digital from Day 1."

Speakers
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Kellie Ady

Senior Director of Instructional Strategy, Schoology
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Barbara Nesbitt

Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Pickens County School District
Dr. Barbara Nesbitt is an educator with 27 years of experience in public school education. Barbara has been a teacher, instructional coach, technology coach, independent consultant and district-level coordinator.  Currently she is the Director of Instructional Technology for t... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Coronado D

11:30am

Integrating Course Evaluations & Faculty Activity Data for Deeper Insights 
Most institutions are collecting more data than ever for purposes of improving student and institutional outcomes; however, most struggle with collecting the right data and connecting it in order to harness the kinds of insights that will lead to meaningful improvement. During this session, we’ll hear from one institution who is breaking down traditional data silos and using data to both monitor quality and make timely, actionable decisions to improve teaching and learning. The University of Denver has taken an integrated approach by leveraging an integration between its course evaluation and faculty activity data sets, extending the life cycle of its data. This proves valuable in gaining a more holistic picture of course and program effectiveness, faculty workload, approaches to teaching and learning, and service across the institution for purposes of evaluation and continuous quality improvement. During this presentation, the institution will share its processes and how it has increased capabilities to use data across these processes in order to make evidenced-based decisions.

Speakers
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Peter Pravikoff

Vice President (Sales) EvaluationKIT, Watermark
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Katie Schroeder, M.A.

Research Analyst, University of Denver


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Solana Beach AB

11:30am

Designing Accessible Online Active Learning: A No Nonsense Approach
Enhancing instruction with active learning increases student engagement, which in turn yields higher learning outcomes and greater retention. Reimagining the online learning environment to include active learning can be innovative, but may also present challenges when ensuring content is universally accessible for all learners. This session will identify the challenges faced and strategies used to overcome these obstacles by determining where to start and how to incorporate digitally accessible strategies within the online active learning environment. These approaches are pivotal to ensuring high student outcomes, without limitations or boundaries for those with disabilities. Attendees will leave with key takeaways that include proactive strategies for designing and implementing online active learning experiences, including but not limited to: the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), providing specific activity options for a variety of disabilities, sample layouts, scaffolding, and suggested strategies for collaboration. 

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Alyssa Albrecht

Instructional Designer, University of Central Florida


Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
America's Cup C

12:00pm

1:45pm

End to End with Caliper - An Example with Kaltura and Unizin 
In this session we will give an overview of the project of an end to end caliper implementation between Kaltura (as the data provider) and the Unizin UDP (as the consumer). We will discuss what was easy, what was more challenging, and how other institutions can look to do similar integrations in the future. We will also discuss strategies around data enrichment while in transit, with the goal of getting more useful data into the data store.

Speakers
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Etienne Pelaprat

Director, Product Management, Unizin
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Jeff Rubenstein

VP Product Strategy, Kaltura
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Anthony Whyte

University of Michigan


Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Mission Beach C

1:45pm

Implementing an Adaptive Knowledge Network at Scale: The Case of College Algebra
In 2016, ASU launched Global Freshman Academy (GFA), a unique program offering open access to first-year college-level courses for academic credit.    GFA’s offerings include MAT 117: College Algebra and MAT 170: Precalculus--two courses students are generally required to complete but too often struggle with during their college careers. ASU addressed this challenge in GFA by developing a unique approach to instruction and engagement backed by a suite of learning technologies to support students and help ASU scale academic support. ASU built an instructional model that 1) begins by assessing and meeting students wherever they are in their mathematical journey, 2) delivers instruction through adaptive learning, 3) provides customized feedback to promote engagement and confidence, and 4) offers a unique, student-driven approach to learning support – bolstered by ASU’s custom library of video-based answers to common questions and challenges. In this session, we’ll discuss how ASU monitored the activity of students across this learning landscape and built a profile of behavior and engagement likely to lead to math mastery and success – regardless of a student’s starting point. We’ll demonstrate how ASU is leveraging this model through GFA to proactively nudge students into the behaviors and habits of success.

Speakers
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Jason Denison

Platform Manager, Arizona State University


Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Regatta C

1:45pm

My Spartan Story: A Comprehensive Learner Record with Interoperability for K-20 
Panel will explain the postsecondary motivation for a Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR), present challenges with building one that is student facing and advisor friendly; and explains a vision for a more ideal student experience reflecting a breadth of holistic educational opportunities.  Further the panel will explore opportunities for system interoperability and machine learning to support a new student experience focused on comprehensive learner record. The panel will discuss a flexible model of partnerships and digital business processes we might use to support and enhance student learning experiences. Together this will help participants conceptualize how they might guide CLR development.  The panel will present a vision for mobile first interactions with CLR that allow an interface for the student to possess and own their CLR, independent of any institutional learning experience provider, and discover new opportunities from providers with whom they have an affinity.

Speakers
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Bill Heinrich United States

Head of Assessment and Experiential Learning, Michigan State University - Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology
Bill Heinrich holds a PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education with a research focus on identifying enacted mental models of learning outcomes assessment to better inform institutional assessment practice. Complementing work with faculty and staff, his research on undergraduate... Read More →
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Brendan Gruenther

Chief Academic Digital Officer, Michigan State University - Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology
Brendan has a technical background in software development, and has spent his entire career working to create digital environments where students and teachers can thrive. Brendan works from the strategic level of global higher education down to individual course improvements at MSU... Read More →
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Devin Grady

Managing Partner, Orbis Communication


Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Regatta AB

1:45pm

Using Caliper Analytics to Nudge Student Success
Through multiple learning analytics projects focused on student use of digital tools, UMBC is now able to predict with a high degree of confidence who will earn a C or higher final grade across a variety of course disciplines, even as early as week 4 of a 15-week term. We've now turned our attention to behavioral, empathetic nudges of potentially disengaged students to encourage them to take more responsibility for their own learning. This presentation will summarize our predictive analytics initiatives, including findings combining LMS, eTextbook and other digital tools. We will also share impact findings of our related nudges, and discuss how analytics can inform a scalable approach to institutional student success and course design. More information: https://campustechnology.com/articles/2018/08/09/combining-data-from-multiple-digital-learning-tools-produces-better-predictions.aspx https://doit.umbc.edu/news/?id=65634

Speakers
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Robert Carpenter

Deputy CIO/Associate Provost for Analytics, UMBC
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John Fritz

Assoc. Vice President, Instructional Technology, UMBC
John Fritz is Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology in UMBC's Division of Information Technology. He is responsible for UMBC's focused efforts in teaching, learning and technology, learning analytics and user support. John holds a Ph.D in Language, Literacy and Culture... Read More →
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Tom Penniston

Analytics Specialist, UMBC



Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Solana Beach AB

1:45pm

Featured Hands-on Session: K-12 Round Robin Priorities and Reflections Discussion
K-12 breakout groups will move between two rooms; meet in America's Cup B
Join this birds-of-a-feather session to collaborate with your K-12 colleagues in unstructured round table conversations. Attendees will crowd-source the hot topics from Learning Impact Leadership Institute and beyond for discussion. The results of this discussion will help inform the K-12 Institutional Leadership Board as it sets IMS K-12 priorities for the rest of 2019.


Speakers
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Jill Hobson

K-12 Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Karen Daughtery

K-12 Institutional Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Karen Daughtery serves as the K-12 Institutional Program Manager at IMS Global where she facilitates program activities for multiple Innovation Leadership Networks. She works closely with individual members to accelerate the uptake of IMS open standards and practices to enable next... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
America's Cup AB

1:45pm

From OneRoster to 1EdTech
1EdTech has its roots in the IMS OneRoster specification. OneRoster has very broad adoption in K-12. The IMS certification of OneRoster compliant products is essential in establishing real interoperability. However, experience has identified some weaknesses in that certification and that there are many proprietary extensions being used. 1EdTech is designed to remove these weaknesses and to enable guaranteed interoperability to be established as part of the system procurement and deployment process. A key feature of 1EdTech is solution characterization. Characterization builds upon certification but provides detailed, precise, definition of the interoperability capabilities of a OneRoster compliant solution. Furthermore, 1EdTech provides a way for users to compare and visualise the compatibilities, and more significantly, the incompatibilities between the systems that are required to interoperate.

Ian Weddell, the 1EdTech Program Manager, and Phil Nicholls, the 1EdTech Architect, will explain how 1EdTech achieves this characterisation for OneRoster. They will demonstrate how vendors and K-12 Districts will use 1EdTech to achieve guaranteed OneRoster interoperability. Attendees will learn how 1EdTech will help then deploy better rostering solutions in K-12.


Speakers
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Phil Nicholls

IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Ian Weddell

1EdTech Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Program Manager for the 1EdTech initiative with a focus on interoperability and growth.


Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
America's Cup D

1:45pm

Featured Hands On Session: Edu-API -- Updates on The Next Generation of Higher Ed Student System Interoperability
Edu-API is a proposed new specification that will allow for the standardized exchange of data between the transactional systems that manage education administration and teaching and learning, allowing for the provisioning of systems with enterprise data and potentially extending into large scale data interchange with learning records stores, etc.  This session will present the latest updates on the progress of the specification toward a “version 1” release in 2019, including details on defined data models, proof of concept deployments, and institutional and supplier feedback.

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Linda Feng

Software Architect, Unicon
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Michael Berman

Deputy CIO & Chief Innovation Officer, California State University
Michael Berman leads the effort to build a culture of innovation across the 23 campuses of the California State University. He has been a campus CIO, a computer science professor, and a software developer. Currently he's one of the executive sponsors for Edu-API, the initiative to... Read More →
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Matthew Hailstone

Solutions Architect, Brigham Young University


Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Coronado E

1:45pm

Featured Hands On Session: Influence the Digital Assessment Landscape
Join fellow state departments/ministries of education, school districts, and higher ed institutions for an open and active discussion on digital assessment. Attendees will be expected to share their successes and challenges and contribute practical ideas that may help inform future assessment work in IMS Global.

Speakers
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Mark McKell

Product Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Mission Beach AB

1:45pm

Featured Hands-on Session: K-12 Round Robin Priorities and Reflections Discussion
K-12 breakout groups will move between America's AB and Coronado D; meet in America's AB at start of 1:45 pm session
Join this birds-of-a-feather session to collaborate with your K-12 colleagues in unstructured round table conversations. Attendees will crowd-source the hot topics from Learning Impact Leadership Institute and beyond for discussion. The results of this discussion will help inform the K-12 Institutional Leadership Board as it sets IMS K-12 priorities for the rest of 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Daughtery

Karen Daughtery

K-12 Institutional Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Karen Daughtery serves as the K-12 Institutional Program Manager at IMS Global where she facilitates program activities for multiple Innovation Leadership Networks. She works closely with individual members to accelerate the uptake of IMS open standards and practices to enable next... Read More →
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Jill Hobson

K-12 Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Coronado D

2:30pm

Plug-and-Play That Works, Guaranteed: Districts Tell Their Story
Hear the story of what four of the over 400 school districts leveraging Campus Learning from Infinite Campus have done to make LTI and OneRoster integrations with Canvas, Illuminate Education, Kimono, Naiku Schoology and Turnitin just a regular part of teaching and learning. Learn how multiple vendors' investment in product, district investment in implementation, and robust support structures connecting all parties provide a big payoff: letting teachers teach and students learn in extraordinary ways that are fully scalable and build trust among parents, administrators and tax-payers.

Speakers
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Barry Brahier

Chief Product Officer, Infinite Campus
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Cari Jo Drewitz

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools District 197
Cari Jo Drewitz is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for a 4,800 student school district in Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota. Cari Jo Drewitz has a BS in Chemistry Education from Purdue University, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and an administrative... Read More →
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Andi Hudson

Director of Technology, Durant Independent School District
Andi Hudson is the Director of Technology for Durant Independent School District in southeastern Oklahoma, which includes 7 campuses, approximately 4,000 students and 500 employees. Andi was a classroom teacher for 10 years before moving to an administrative role where she has served... Read More →
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Ron Velez

Director of the Office of Management and Information Systems and Chief Information Officer, White Plains City Schools
I am currently the Director of MIS / CIO for the White Plains City School District in White Plains, NY serving over 7000 students across 9 schools. I have a BA from SUNY Stony Brook and a Masters in School Administration from the College of New Rochelle. I have been an educator... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Mission Beach C

2:30pm

Designing Adaptive Flexible Lessons
Between 8 and 3 years ago, the majority of the USA districts embarked in 1:1 learning models. At the beginning, there was a reliance on a large number of independent apps, and about 3 years ago, the adoption of learning platforms soared along with an interest in and desire to use interoperability standards to provide a more coherent ecosystem and control data. Today, we seek to implement more advanced uses of the technology to individualize student learning. In Harford, a group of early adopter teachers are designing flexible lessons that provide different options to students based on pre-assessments, and interim outcomes. Join us for (1) a brief description of how that is going and how it is impacting other teachers (2) a 5 min. demo and (3) a conversation/Q&A about how this is moving us closer to a truly transformational learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Barwick

Martha Barwick

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Harford County Public Schools
Harford County Public Schools


Wednesday May 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Regatta C

2:30pm

21st Century Skill Badges/Pathways: A New Model of Education and Hiring
Equipping students with the right set of 21st century skills to meet the hiring needs of today's employers is a challenging proposition for most institutions and learning providers. Education Design Lab is leading a cohort of seven institutions and their employer partners through a pilot to test their 21st Century skill badges as effective signals in the hiring process. Employer partners agreed to review the resumes of earners if they apply to their company. This project will provide valuable insight into the interoperability of emerging credentials with today's hiring tools and practices. The Lab's 21st Century Skills badges adhere to IMS standards/case framework and can be issued on any platform. This session will provide an overview of the #TeeUpTheSkills pilot as well as highlights on implementation at the seven institutions. The University of Maine will provide a case example on their approach and collaboration with two large local employers.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Sullivan

Claire Sullivan

Coordinator of Community Engagement and Associate Professor, University of Maine
I received a grant to develop and implement a digital badging initiative at UMaine. This initiative is designed to recognize students' engagement activities that do not appear on their transcript. Students also develop 21st Century skills that are verified and endorsed by faculty/staff... Read More →
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Don Fraser

Director of Micro-Credentials, Education Design Lab


Wednesday May 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Regatta AB

2:30pm

Caliper for Impact: Now and Next
Caliper 1.1 has hit the market, and we’ve seen a ton of excitement, adoption, and engagement with the specification. Join us for a hands-on workshop led by members of the Caliper PSC and TWG, where we will brainstorm ways to amplify this promising spec by unpacking successes and solutioning through barriers to Caliper adoption.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Scherer

Rachel Scherer

Co-Chair, Caliper Product Steering Committee / Sr. Director, Data & Analytics, Blackboard


Wednesday May 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Solana Beach AB

3:00pm

3:30pm

Digitally Delivering Tech Education in 180 Countries with Cisco Networking Academy  
What began as an act to support local schools with networking gear evolved as Cisco realized that for technology to truly transform lives, it needed to be paired with education. 20 years later, Cisco Networking Academy is partnering with over 24,000 educators worldwide and has touched the lives of over 9 million students. Come and hear how we do it, direct from the visionaries that develop and deliver courses over a learning management system that supports millions of people and activities. Hear how we ensure strong outcomes by using the platform beyond the classroom to train instructors and prepare students for jobs. Get practical advice about developing and scaling an effective digital education program.
Some call us the world’s largest classroom, you decide.


Speakers
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Parminder Kocher

Director, Cisco Networking Academy


Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Mission Beach C

3:30pm

Deeper Collaborations: A Finding That May Have Gone Unnoticed
 As part of Acrobatiq's participation in the Gates Foundation's Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant, an independent research team collected data from grantees and their institutional partners to help measure the impact of various online courseware products. In one instance, Acrobatiq partner Western Governors University provided more data than is typically available from partner institutions. This led us to find that when Acrobatiq courseware was used, the Pell gap was closed. The courseware both increased the final scores for students who were eligible for the Pell grant and their pass rate to the point that it was statistically the same as students who were not eligible. The ability for institutions and researchers to be able to share data leads to these kinds of discoveries, but the data exchange required is a rare circumstance. Going forward, lowering barriers to research could help everyone better understand digital learning.

Speakers
BJ

Benny Johnson

Director, Research and Development, Acrobatiq
avatar for Jenna Olsen

Jenna Olsen

Data Analyst - Learning Analytics, Western Governors University
I gather student data including persona details, readiness inventory results, diagnostic and formative assessment outcomes, learning resource usage, knowledge checks, faculty contact, and outcomes at the assessment, course, term, and program-levels. I use these data to inform a 360-degree... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Regatta C

3:30pm

Will Personalized CBE Reinvent the K-12 Education Ecosystem As We Know It?
What will it take to break the status quo of under-performance and create the conditions for change? Not every student will go from K-12 to college. There are 7 million middle-skill jobs available now that employers can’t fill while there is a surplus of low and high skilled employees. The global workforce is undergoing a radical transformation due to automation and AI, and our schools are simply not preparing our students for the world they will inherit. Schools are designed for the Industrial Revolution period when the workforce needed literate factory workers and obedient soldiers. The factory model that moves students through grades and subjects like widgets on an assembly line is being reinforced by the legacy ecosystem of LMS systems, one-size fits all curriculum and an antiquated procurement process that only impedes efforts for schools to change.

Personalized, Competency-Based Education (CBE) is fundamentally different. It is the system of learning that has the potential to redesign and revolutionize the K-12 education ecosystem, enhancing curriculum options and improving how schools procure their resources. CBE fosters learning opportunities that are student-centric and allow students to develop the dispositions they will need in a gig-economy.

From the lens of a recent research study conducted in a Career and Technical Education program in Biddeford, Maine, Dr. Heather Wilmot and Jeffrey Katzman of Core Learning Exchange will present the case for realigning education models around competencies and improving the EdTech ecosystem leveraging CASE and other key IMS standards, breaking the status quo and enabling the rapid change that schools undoubtedly need."

Speakers
JK

Jeffrey Katzman

Founder & CEO, Core Learning Exchange
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Heather Wilmot

Chief Academic Officer & Principal Investigator, Core Learning Exchange


Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Regatta AB

3:30pm

How to Enable School Districts to Deploy, Validate and Sustain EdTech Solutions 
It is estimated that 20% of education technology costs is spent on data interoperability annually. With many new solutions being launched, schools do not have sufficient time and money to make well informed purchase decisions. There is lack of funding for new and innovative solutions that offer validated return in investment. In this session, we will take a closer look at the edtech landscape, trends, pace of innovation and issues for schools, related to lack of analytics to proof efficacy of edtech solutions. A solution is offered in the form of a Platform (GG4L®) that facilitates affordable deployment of interoperability, provides research-based efficacy studies to determine level of evidence-based impact and attracts monetary funds from corporations and philanthropists to deploy and sustain validated EdTech solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Iskander

Robert Iskander

Global Grid for Learning,, Chairman & CEO


Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
America's Cup AB

3:30pm

How IMS Uses Other Specifications 
Over the past 20 years IMS has published an extensive set of specifications to enable interoperability for education technology.  IMS only create a specification when there is no other alternative to adopt and adapt. Even when creating an IMS specification, there are many situations when these make use of specifications and standards developed by other organizations.  IMS makes extensive use of work from other specifications and standards publishing organizations such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Engineering Task Force(IETF), the International Standards Organization (ISO), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), etc. We use this work to provide for encoding the data formats e.g. XML and JSON, to provide computer readable descriptions e.g. WSDL and OpenAPI, to enable the underlying communications exchange e.g. HTTP and TCP.  We also use work that complements our own edtech interoperability such as IEEE LOM, Schema.Org, CEDS, etc.

During this session, the IMS Chief Architect will explain how IMS has made use of other specifications and international standards. He will also identify the other specifications and standards that will be adopted by IMS over the next 12 months. We take a pragmatic approach to specification development and leverage as much external specifications, standard and best practice as possible. Awareness of this other work is essential when adopting IMS specifications. This is an excellent opportunity to understand how the IMS specification suite builds upon other specifications and standards.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Smythe

Colin Smythe

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
America's Cup D

3:30pm

Architectural Foundation for Next-Generation Learning Enterprise
Join the technical leadership from the University of Phoenix and LearningMate in a conversation about redesigning online teaching and learning infrastructure around key IMS standards, including LTI Resource Search, CASE, and Caliper.
  •  How do we engage the rapid cycle of innovation in learning technologies happening around us?
  • What can the enterprise do to enable and embrace this innovation without risking core operations?
  • What measures and data should we be looking at to make decisions about improving or replacing curriculum?
  • What can we do from a content architecture perspective to future proof our learning resources?
Jennifer and Nachiket will delve into these questions as they outline a next-generation architecture for a digital-first institution
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Speakers
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Nachiket Paratkar

enior Vice President Higher Education, LearningMate
Nachiket leads the Higher Education team at LearningMate Solutions, Inc. He works with institutions, curricular providers and EdTech companies to craft new product strategies and re-vitalize existing offerings. As an educational technology professional, he brings over 18 years of... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Brock

Jennifer Brock

Assistant Provost Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology, University of Phoenix
Jennifer leads the creation of outstanding student learning experiences by introducing the most relevant and innovative technologies in curriculum design that meet the unique needs of the University of Phoenix adult learning population. She operates highly collaboratively with academic... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Coronado E

3:30pm

Computer Adaptive Testing Standard Update: The CAT Is Very Much Alive! 
This session will provide a (technical) overview and demos of the new standard on CAT (Computer Adaptive Testing). This specification allows easy integration of adaptive modules (demonstrated by ACT and Cito) into test delivery platforms (demonstrated by OAT and Cito). Additionally, we will provide an update on the status of the specification, available documentation, conformance testing process and plans for future versions. In 2016, IMS formed a workgroup of industry leaders to design a standard on CAT: a set of best practices to extend QTI and an API for adaptive engines. The general consensus was not to define one generic sequencing engine or an elaborate standard which defines all possible variations in CAT, but to treat an adaptive engine as a "black box" and define a common language to communicate with these engines. This way end-users are assured much needed interoperability, while vendors can continue to innovate.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Molenaar

Mark Molenaar

CTO, OAT
avatar for Tjeerd Hans Terpstra

Tjeerd Hans Terpstra

Software Architect, Cito


Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Mission Beach AB

3:30pm

Analytics Dashboards are Awful: The Case for the unDashboard  
The team from the University of Michigan will share their experience developing My Learning Analytics (a.k.a. The unDashboard). The development of this tool was heavily influenced by experiences and research into the efficacy of previous student-facing dashboards. The effort was brutal in its focus in providing students actionable insights; many prototypes were unabashedly dismembered in the process. This is the first application to leverage Caliper event streams in the Unizin Data Platform (UDP) – a consortium effort to build a multi-institution learning analytics infrastructure. The application provides a transparent view of a students' standing in the course, reveals behavioral patterns associated with good learning skills, and guides decisions about possible actions students can take that may improve their academic outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for John Johnston

John Johnston

IT Program Manager, University of Michigan
Easy makes a weak body and mind. I judge my success based on the success of those that depend on me. I am a humble guy with a slight edge of non-conformity I just can't seem to shake. I question everything.


Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Solana Beach AB

3:30pm

Birds of a Feather -- Assessing Accessibility Compliance: Sharing the Load
Assessing and vetting software solutions for accessibility compliance is a time-consuming, often repetitive, but crucial part of the procurement process. VPATS only provide limited insight, and schools must ‘manually’ review software applications and content to ensure the solutions are meeting the needs of their students. Often, even institutions within a single system or district go through this review process individually, leading to increased overhead and time that could have been spent elsewhere. Is it possible to define a method or framework for institutions to share the results of their investigations, and do so in a way that is meaningful in the individualized context of different institutions and districts?

This session is intended as a “birds of a feather” gathering, an open forum to share information, ask questions and hold a frank and open discussion about where we are and where we need to be when it comes to accessibility.
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Speakers
avatar for Michael Berman

Michael Berman

Deputy CIO & Chief Innovation Officer, California State University
Michael Berman leads the effort to build a culture of innovation across the 23 campuses of the California State University. He has been a campus CIO, a computer science professor, and a software developer. Currently he's one of the executive sponsors for Edu-API, the initiative to... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Hermann

Kelly Hermann

Vice President, Accessibility, Equity and Inclusion, University of Phoenix


Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 5:15pm
America's Cup C

3:30pm

K-12 Institution Leadership Board Meeting
Closed Meeting - K-12 Contributing Members

Agenda:
Welcome and Introductions
Product Roadmap Updates and Feedback
Priorities and Goals
Round Robin Discussion / District Share Out
Closing



Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Coronado D

4:30pm

Too Many Cooks in the Data-Privacy Kitchen
What happens when you take competing priorities, changing state and federal legislation, and increasing institutional compliance requirements, and try to incorporate them into an innovative teaching and learning product? How do you find the right balance with data privacy, security, user trust, and corporate data? While many edtech companies have embraced student data privacy and are making great efforts to comply with various regulations and requirements, it is increasingly difficult to keep up. The goal of this session is to bring together state departments of education and edtech providers to discuss the impacts of legislation and whether a single standard for data privacy could be adopted by the states.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis

Project Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Kevin is a Marine Corps combat veteran who has served proudly in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. Kevin made his decision to join the Marine Corps after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Towers. Kevin served for 8 years  and was honorably... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Mission Beach C

4:30pm

Growing a Competency-Based Learning Ecosystem with Open-Standards
A competency-based learning program will share their experience leveraging open standards to bring together disparate systems to implement a well-rounded ecosystem encompassing assessment, training materials, instruction, and credentialing. They will provide an overview of how the transition from paper-and-pencil or closed-systems has progressed and will outline strategies, challenges, and lessons learned along the way, working with various providers and product lines to build toward a comprehensive, standards-based ecosystem for competency-based learning programs. We will discuss the IMS standards used (QTI, LTI), provide demonstrations and discuss future plans for expanding the open ecosystem from capturing learning events with Caliper to linking assessment and learning content with CASE and recognizing achievements with Open Badges.

Speakers
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Katrina Kersch

COO, NCCER
avatar for Mark Molenaar

Mark Molenaar

CTO, OAT


Wednesday May 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Regatta AB

4:30pm

IMS Services and OpenAPI
IMS has a growing set of service-based specifications e.g. OneRoster, Competency and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE), etc. Service specifications describe both how the data is to be represented and how it is exchanged between systems/apps. IMS use a technology called OpenAPI when creating a specification that uses REST-based data exchange with JSON payloads.  OpenAPI is a specification being developed and supported by the OpenAPI Initiative under the Linux Foundation. We use OpenAPI because it simplifies, considerably, rapid prototyping and early adoption of our service specifications.

Andy Miller, a Technical Architect at IMS, will explain why IMS use OpenAPI, how we make use of OpenAPI and how we document our use of OpenAPI. He will also demonstrate the use of the Swagger Toolkit which is an open source solution for working with OpenAPI. This is an excellent opportunity to understand how IMS’s use of OpenAPI makes it easy to implement our service-oriented specifications.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Miller

Andy Miller

Technical Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium


Wednesday May 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
America's Cup D

4:30pm

Higher Ed Third Party LTI Vetting and Integration Processes
Penn State University, The University of Iowa, and Georgia State University will share their approaches to integrating third party learning tools for use in their learning management systems. This three-university panel will walk you through each of their individual processes of initial requests, vendor meetings, testing workflow, and LMS integration. In addition, we will discuss our required documentation that we provide to vendors to satisfy Purchasing, Risk, and Security requirements. We will also take a look at the role of LTI Advantage in the overall LTI integration process.

Speakers
avatar for Terry O'Heron

Terry O'Heron

Director of Operations, Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), Penn State University
Terence (Terry) N. O'Heron leads the university’s enterprise learning management system (LMS), Canvas. He's responsible for coordinating services provided by various administrative and academic units supporting the successful development and deployment of Canvas functionality and... Read More →
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Anthony Anderson

Manager of Learning Tools and LMS, Penn State University
Canvas LMS Project Manager
avatar for Annette Beck

Annette Beck

Director of Enterprise Instructional Technology, The University of Iowa
I'm the Director of Enterprise Instructional Technology. The team provides project management, consulting and support for software and enterprise instructional technology services. This includes managing instructional services including the course management system, electronic portfolio... Read More →
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Tracy Adkins

Director, Learning Technology, Georgia State University


Wednesday May 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Coronado E

4:30pm

Hands-On Session: Raising Awareness and Adoption of QTI at the State and District Level
Many states and school districts are unaware of QTI and the many benefits that stem from full adoption of the standard.  At the state level, the benefits of QTI from an accessibilty standpoint are clear in that it enables all students to test online.  At the district level, however, schools are not required to assess all students using the same platform.  This is one key difference between district and state assessment systems.  Nevertheless, from an interoperability standpoint, the benefits of QTI adoption the district level, like the state level, are clear in that it can enable districts to share test items between platforms: increasing quality while decreasing cost.  In this open discussion, vendors, states, and districts will brainstorm ideas on how best to engage more districts and states in adopting QTI.  What are the roadblocks and where are the opportunities? We will also hear from states and districts who are already engaged and can share best practices.

Speakers
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Dawn Cameron

Supervisor, Science, EL and Alternate Assessment Development, Minnesota Department of Education


Wednesday May 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Mission Beach AB

4:30pm

Actionable Learning Analytics: Reaching Students Via Performance Insights
Join the presenters as they dissect an instantiation of actionable learning analytics across campus. They will share lessons learned throughout the development and implementation of a successful custom learning analytics tool for faculty to act on insights from the LMS data. Building a tool for faculty and students is only the beginning, the hardest part is to get them to adopt and keep communication channels open on what they need in the pursuit of successful teaching and learning experiences via informed insights. Attendees will learn about strategies used to engage faculty in the actual definition of the feature set and their guidance in the implementation of the tool to bring efficiencies in their efforts to ensure the success of their students in the course. An opportunity for attendees and presenters to discuss the type of standards needed to enable data-centric technologies will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Francisca Yonekura

Francisca Yonekura

Associate Department Head, Center for Distributed Learning - University of Central Florida
Dr. Francisca Yonekura leads the Learning Systems & Technology group within the Center for Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida. In her role, she oversees course, web, and mobile development, integrations of learning applications, and data science engineering... Read More →


Wednesday May 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Solana Beach AB

5:30pm

 
Thursday, May 23
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday May 23, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Seaport FGH

7:30am

Registration
Thursday May 23, 2019 7:30am - 12:00pm
Coronado Foyer

8:00am

HED Institution Leadership Board Meeting
This meeting is for the IMS Institutional Leadership Board and invited guests. The board is comprised of one representative from each IMS Contributing Member Higher Ed Institution. Board members should grab breakfast from Seaport FGH at 7:30 am and feel free to bring breakfast into the meeting for an 8:00 am start time.

AGENDA

8:00-8:15 am
Status updates on various standards and initiatives

8:15-8:30 am
Update on work with AACRAO on transcripts and CLR.
  • Do we/how do we work with non-IMS institutions who have projects that advance IMS interests
8:30-8:45 am
Review of HED collaborative elements (ILNs, working groups, etc.): what are their drivers and problem statements?

8:45-9:00 am
LTI Advantage: The new ‘toolkit’ and communicating with suppliers

9:15-9:45 am
Review of the Digital Credentials Summit and feedback on LILI 2019

9:45-10:00 am
Round Robin: Institutional Project Sharing and Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Cary Brown

Cary Brown

Higher Education Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium
With responsibilities for helping to drive the IMS Global work in the Higher Education industry and manage and maintain the projects and members in HED, I have a background in enterprise software development and management with a focus on integration.


Thursday May 23, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Coronado E

8:30am

Real-time Learning - A Reference Architecture Enabled thru Standards 
ACT continues to focus on improving student outcomes by providing personalized real-time recommendations for learning. We will describe in detail the architecture that makes this possible including the technologies utilized, how information flows and is connected, and the standards (CASE, LTI, QTI, LTI Resource Search, and Caliper) that underpin it.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Peterschmidt

Kurt Peterschmidt

Lead Architect, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, ACTNext
avatar for John Greene

John Greene

VP Emerging Technology, ACT, Inc.
KP

Kirk Prybil

Lead Enterprise Architect, ACT, Inc.


Thursday May 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Mission Beach C

8:30am

Advancing Personalized Learning through Adaptive, Accessible Learning Environments
As software delivery becomes an increasingly critical component of the education experience, institutions need to ensure that all students have equal access to materials, and that those materials can be personalized to meet their specific and individual needs and learning requirements. Advances in technical and design paradigms for “Personalized Learning” hold the promise of removing barriers and ensuring learners a maximal experience. What are some elements of universal design that you should understand and consider as your institution makes decisions about the content you provide students and the platforms you provide it on?

Speakers
JF

John Falchi

Director Special Projects, University of North Carolina
avatar for Kelly Hermann

Kelly Hermann

Vice President, Accessibility, Equity and Inclusion, University of Phoenix


Thursday May 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Regatta C

8:30am

Digital Credentialing for Educators Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes
In this session, we will discuss the potential benefits of awarding badges and micro-credentialing to educators who are using data effectively to positively impact student outcomes. By being able to capture professional learning hours applied to understanding factors impacting the whole child such as Social Emotional Learning, PBIS, MTSS, students with disabilities and accommodations, english language learners and more, combined with data usage in the classroom to maximize student learning, the objective is to drive a bottoms up data-driven culture. The gamification of time spent understanding data and analyzing impact is expected to drive increase usage and adoption of the analytics. As a result of being built on OpenBadges standard, these badges and digital credentials can move with the person as they shift schools or districts, thus providing visibility into their experience of using data to enhance student performance.

Speakers
SK

Shayne Kendall

Senior Solution Architect, Hoonuit
WS

Wang Shanshan

Data Strategist, Fayette County Public Schools - KY


Thursday May 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Regatta AB

8:30am

SEA + 15 LEAs Collaborating = Entire State Wins
Hear how Texas K-12 districts worked together with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide the Texas learning standards, or Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), in a machine-readable format and to encourage adoption of this version of the standards via the TEA Proclamation 2020. Learn how your institution can do the same.

Speakers
avatar for Darlene Rankin

Darlene Rankin

Instructional Technology Director, Katy Independent School District
Darlene Rankin has been an educator for the past 24 years and  has been fortunate to take a lead in 2009 to provide a public, filtered Wi-Fi for Katy ISD students to bring their own device for learning.  Other major initiatives include deploying Google Drive, Office 365,  MyKaty... Read More →
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Patrick Porter

Director IT, Data and Business Solutions, Houston Independent School District
avatar for Beatriz Arnillas

Beatriz Arnillas

Principal Advisor, itslearning
I started as an ESL and World History teacher. After graduate schools I was an Artist-in-residence in Kentucky Public Schools and later Studio Art (Tenured) Professor in PA. I got to design and teach blended and online Art History courses in 2003, to make it easier for students to... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Coronado D

8:30am

IMS APIs for Higher Education
IMS has produced many interoperability specifications relevant to Higher Education. EdTech systems within Higher Education have several unusual requirements.  For example, internationalisation is very important due to the multicultural learners found at a typical higher education institution. Scalability and flexibility are also important for supporting a highly mobile set of students.  An important design aspiration by IMS is to create specifications that can be adapted without violation of the core certification constraints: this uses a concept of profiling and this is important for enabling a specification to be tailored to specific national needs.

Colin, the IMS Chief Architect, will give an overview of the set of APIs that have been produced by IMS for Higher Education during the past 20 years. He will explain how these specifications have been designed so that they can be adapted for specific national requirements. The concept of sector/national profiling and the provision of the corresponding conformance and certification mechanism, will be explained. Attendees will learn how they can adopt and adapt the IMS specifications to meet their Higher Education Edtech deployment requirements.


Speakers
avatar for Colin Smythe

Colin Smythe

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
America's Cup D

8:30am

Access for All Assessments: How Standards are Being Applied for More Accommodating Assessments
In this session we will review case studies related to the successful delivery of accessible assessments and engage the audience to understand similar efforts underway around the testing world and what obstacles stand in the way of making further progress and providing assessments that accommodate the needs and preferences of all students.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Ramsdell

Peter Ramsdell

VP Sales, Professional Solutions Group, Texthelp, Inc.


Thursday May 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Mission Beach AB

8:30am

Accelerating EdTech Impact & Efficacy with OneRoster & Caliper
EdTech is overwhelming and it's difficult for educators to know which edtech tools and practices are really working for students. It's especially challenging when the data needed is not accessible or readily available. Learn how Escambia County School District partners with LearnPlatform to rapidly analyze edtech product use and efficacy to understand which products are driving intended student outcomes. By leveraging OneRoster and Caliper to efficiently and effectively integrate product usage, student demographic, assessment, and other relevant data, Escambia County generates on-demand, ESSA-aligned analytics on edtech efficacy that provide the level of detail needed to understand product use and effectiveness across the district, within schools, and among specific student populations. When interoperability enables school districts to bring together the right tools with the right data, instructional and budget decisions are supported by evidence and focused on results.

Speakers
avatar for Wesley Burt

Wesley Burt

Chief Product Officer, LearnPlatform
BG

Ben Gilman

Chief Technology Officer, LearnPlatform
avatar for Tom Ingram

Tom Ingram

Director of Information Technology, School District of Escambia County
Tom Ingram is an educational technology leader from Pensacola, Florida. He has experience using technology as a classroom teacher, technology professional developer, and an educational administrator. He is currently the Director of Information Technology for The School District of... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Solana Beach AB

8:30am

Personalizing Student Engagement with Course Content: UDL in the LMS
Universal Design for Learning guidelines emphasize representing course content in different modalities to increase student choice when engaging with learning materials. However, scaling this kind of personalization can be a challenge. Accessibility issues with digital materials in the LMS also create barriers for students who rely on assistive technologies as well as all compromise the usability of content for all students. We'll look at data from student and instructor usage of Blackboard Ally to understand how we may address these challenges. Data from student usage of Ally's "alternative formats" help reveal trends and self-reported benefits of the automated alternative formats, which include HMTL, ePub, Electronic Braille, MP3, and Language Translations. Data from instructor usage of Ally's accessibility feedback provide evidence that the guidance can spark instructor awareness and prompt action, helping institutions take a proactive approach to accessibility and inclusive learning for all students.




Speakers
JA

Jamie Axelrod

Director, Disability Resources, ADA Coordinator/504 Compliant, Northern Arizona University
avatar for Chris Aldin

Chris Aldin

Product Manager, Blackboard Ally
Chris Aldin is currently a Product Manager with Blackboard Ally where he works with institutions all around the world to create better, more inclusive content for all learners.   With an extensive background working in digital education and content after an early consulting career... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
America's Cup C

8:30am

Attendee Lounge
New this year! We have set aside a meeting room where attendees can catch up on messages or meet with other attendees. The shared meeting room is open to all attendees.

Thursday May 23, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Ocean Beach

9:00am

LTI Resource Search Bootcamp
The Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Resource Search specification defines how to search digital repositories for a set of resources via a web services API. The standard addresses searching learning object repositories (LORs), and other catalogs of learning resources. The specification supports executing these search from learning tools using various attributes of resources and returning full metadata about the resources to the learning tools. Results can be launched either as URLs or LTI links. The goal of the LTI Resource Search standard is a standard way for students and teachers to be able to search resource providers, such as learning object repositories, from single sources or aggregated from multiple sources, within a learning object consumer such as a learning management system or other educational platform.

The presenters will give an overview of the specification, demonstrate the process of conformance and certification and show how the specification is used in deployed products. Attendees at the workshop will:

  • Learn how to build and execute LTI Resource Search specification queries within their learning tools
  • Learn how to use the LTI Resource Search conformance test systems to become certified
  • Learn how your development team can make best use of the LTI Resource Search specification and released artifacts
  • See demonstrations of the use of the LTI Resource Search by certified products


Speakers
VJ

Vikash Jaiswal

Sr. Director Learning Resources, ACT
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Jill Hobson

K-12 Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Adam Blum

Chief Executive Officer, Open Ed, ACT, Inc.


Thursday May 23, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Hillcrest AB

9:15am

LTI Insights: Actionable Metrics from Your LTI Ecosystem
As educational institutions expand and evolve a digital ecosystem, the importance of gathering and analyzing data about how these educational technologies are being used across the institution is greatly elevated. While basic data about tool usage is often available directly from the technology supplier, there are significant differences in the type and volume of data made available, the format in which the data is presented, the way certain data is defined, and the costs (including staff time and effort) involved in obtaining the data. The new LTI Insights project from IMS utilizes a common approach for retrieving data from each learning product, thus providing the institution a more consistent set of data from which to make decisions. Find out more about this emerging project and how institutions and technology suppliers can participate.

Speakers
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Jeff Bohrer

Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Jeff supports a number of IMS projects and programs related to digital credentials and Open Badges. Jeff's career has focused on supporting the mission of educational institutions through IT administration, support, and training. Prior to joining IMS, Jeff was an IT manager at the... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Mission Beach C

9:15am

Teachers Use and Modify Adaptive Learning to Suit Each Student’s Needs
For the last few years we have been promising ourselves differentiated and personalized instruction.  Sometimes we can lose track of the real purpose of learning technologies and think that they (and not the people) provide the complete answer to improve education. In Spring Branch ISD, creative educators give us a lesson about how technology has to work in tandem with teachers’ knowledge and experience, and student input. They build flexible lessons aligned to learning standards and combine them with adaptive software. Join us for a brief demo and discussion.

Speakers
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Jeanette Choy

Grade 4 teacher, Nottingham Elementary School, Spring Branch Independent School District
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Christine Jackson

Grade 6 science teacher, Spring Oaks Middle School, Spring Branch Independent School District
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Sarah Chu

Grade 5 teacher, Nottingham Elementary School, Spring Branch Independent School District


Thursday May 23, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Regatta C

9:15am

Using Comprehensive Learner Records to Improve Student Success 
The Comprehensive Learner Records (CLR) provide your students and faculty access to evidence of learning, achievement of knowledge, and skills recognition across the learning lifecycle, igniting transparency and shared agency for student success. CLR is a dynamic student outcomes-transcript, a transition from mere-grades, to transferrable learning experiences, highlighting curricular, co-curricular and experiential education evidence, all shareable to employers by students. Attendees will learn how CLR can be implemented at their institution. Attendees will also have a chance to hear from our Academic Partners on their success with the AEFIS Assessment Management Platform.

Speakers
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Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Assessment, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS, CE School Administrator, is the Director of Assessment for the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences. Suzanne has 25 years experience in higher education teaching, scholarship and leadership. She came to USciences from Rider... Read More →
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Mustafa Sualp

Chief Executive Officer , AEFIS, LLC
Mustafa Sualp is the founder, CEO and servant leader of AEFIS"”SaaS Assessment Management Platform for HigherEd, and Untra"”technology consulting firm. As a serial technology entrepreneur, he established his first business, Untra Corporation in 1999. He started his next venture... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Regatta AB

9:15am

Innovation by Collaboration
What will it take to engage districts and states in active collaboration resulting in the most dynamic and innovative learning environments? Collaboration on interoperability between states and district is the key. Hear from a panel of state department of education IT leaders and experts about the challenges holding us back and where growth opportunities exist. Lend your voice to the conversation and become an ambassador for better SEA-LEA partnerships in your state and across the country.

Speakers
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Kurt Kiefer

Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Libraries and Technology, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Kiefer has served as the Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Libraries and Technology at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction since September 2010.  The Division oversees all information technology efforts for DPI, provides oversight for instructional technology... Read More →
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Beatriz Arnillas

Principal Advisor, itslearning
I started as an ESL and World History teacher. After graduate schools I was an Artist-in-residence in Kentucky Public Schools and later Studio Art (Tenured) Professor in PA. I got to design and teach blended and online Art History courses in 2003, to make it easier for students to... Read More →
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Keith Osburn

Associate State Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education
I work within the Teaching and Learning Team of the Georgia Department of Education. Representing all of Georgia Virtual Learning, including the Georgia Virtual School, I help both the state and local districts identify evidence based, data driven solutions that allow for the inclusion... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Coronado D

9:15am

APIs for HED (AKA: EduAPI)
Edu-API is a proposed new set of specifications that will allow for the standardized exchange of data between the transactional systems that manage education administration and teaching and learning, allowing for the provisioning of systems with enterprise data and potentially extending into large scale data interchange with learning records stores, etc.  While the definition of the specification, and so the corresponding API, is important, IMS will provide substantial support to make it easy to adopt these APIs.

During this session, the IMS Chief Architect will give an overview of the technology framework that will be used for the definition of this set of APIs. This includes the provision of OpenAPI-based descriptions, the use of the IMS Security Framework and the corresponding set off conformance and certification test systems. A key objective for this technology approach is to make it as easy as possible for a system to consume the services made available by these HED APIs.


Speakers
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Colin Smythe

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
America's Cup D

9:15am

Technology-Enabled Authentic Assessment 
No more tests? Recent advances in technology and data modeling provide actionable evidence that can help students reach their potential. At the core is redesigning assessment systems to be integrated with learning experiences. Join a diverse panel of experts working in research, higher education, and edtech to discuss how edtech, authentic assessment, and data-driven improvement can shape the future of learning. We'll go over case-studies and real student data to show the impacts of different assessment styles have on learning and student engagement, both short-term and over an entire college career.

Speakers
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Amanda Newlin

VP Learning Architecture and Head of the US Studio, Smart Sparrow
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Kurt Peterschmidt

Lead Architect, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, ACTNext
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Tina Zappile

Associate Professor of Political Science, Stockton University


Thursday May 23, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Mission Beach AB

9:15am

Straight out of CatchOn: Usage Data Across the Curriculum
We have all reviewed usage data to enable us to make budgetary decisions among the numerous apps our schools use to enhance, supplement or deliver mainstream curriculum. These decisions are all too often driven by anecdotal information whether we are diving into each tool's usage data, soliciting feedback or walking the halls. How do we align these tools with the learners that need them? How do we realize the actual impact of the many great digital resources we use every day? Come and see how we are turbocharging our analytics with One Roster as we mash up our usage data with student performance data and jump-start the personalizing of our learner's experience in our schools.

Speakers
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Kyle Berger

Chief Technology Officer, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Kyle Berger has over 19 years in K-12 technology leadership spread across districts of various sizes and demographics. Awarded Technology Director of the Year by TCEA in 2009, he has also been featured in several educational technology magazines as well as other published books on... Read More →
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Leo Brehm

Product Manager, CatchOn
A career school CIO for public schools within Massachusetts, throughout his 22-year career, Leo has supported education in a variety of roles, including a technology support specialist, instructional technology specialist, network administrator, director of technology, CIO/CTO and... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Solana Beach AB

9:15am

Designing on Mobile for Equity & Accessibility 
In this presentation, designers from California State University, East Bay and Smart Sparrow will share their process for creating an accessible and mobile-delivered adaptive learning experience and their results. This Pre-orientation lesson, which can be completed via mobile phone, was designed to reach more students, giving them access to this early point of connectedness to campus regardless of their schedule and prefered mode of learning. This presentation will highlight recent innovative projects, their impacts, and discuss what's next for enabling equitable student success. Through brief case studies we will offer session attendees concrete ways to improve content accessibility by increasing UDL principles. These intentional uses of adaptive learning design and technology succeed in supporting a diverse set of students' various learning needs. Learn how students are benefitting from this fully-accessible and extremely adaptive module and how schools can use existing technology to tap into the future of equitable design.

Speakers

Thursday May 23, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
America's Cup C

10:00am

10:30am

Lightning Talk: Disruptive Innovation and It's Impact on K-12 Education
For at least the last decade, there’s been major buzz about edtech disrupting education. Online content, adaptive learning software, and new approaches to assessment have been heralded as the keys to transforming the education system. Yet despite all the hype, education doesn’t seem to have changed as much as tech enthusiasts claimed it would. In this talk, Thomas Arnett, a leading researcher on disruptive innovation, discusses how disruptive innovation is actually playing out in education, and what this means for the future of learning.


Speakers
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Thomas Arnett

Senior Research Fellow, Education, Clayton Christensen Institute
Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow in education for the Clayton Christensen Institute. His work focuses on studying innovations that amplify educator capacity, documenting barriers to K-12 innovation, and identifying disruptive innovations in education. Thomas previously served... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am
Coronado ABC

10:30am

Vendor Table Tear Down



Thursday May 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Coronado and Regatta Foyers

10:50am

Lightning Talk: Five Years in the Gig Economy:  Evolving Ed-Tech Business Models
Ray Henderson returns to an IMS Global venue after a five-year hiatus. While he’s
held no proper job during this span he has collected a few insights from forays into
Seed-stage investing, and developing growth companies with their financial sponsors.
He hopes to provide a few insights about how the ed-tech market is developing, where investors
are focusing more today, and where the industry needs to build bridges to ed-tech’s future.
This talk will bridge to the topic of the panel session that follows on vendor perspectives on
business model change.


Speakers
avatar for Ray Henderson

Ray Henderson

Managing Director, Lessons Learned Ventures, LLC


Thursday May 23, 2019 10:50am - 11:05am
Coronado ABC

11:05am

Supplier Perspectives: The Changing EdTech Business Model
As digital learning continues to proliferate across K-20, edtech suppliers are seeing a transformational shift of long-established business offerings, practices, and models. Where will this transition lead and what will be the impact on institutions, suppliers, and the students they serve? Who will be the winners and losers?


Speakers
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Curtiss Barnes

Managing Director, Global Product Management & Design, Pearson
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Jason Palmer

General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners
Jason Palmer joined New Markets Venture Partners in 2016 as a General Partner. Jason brings twenty years of experience as an education technology entrepreneur, executive and investor, and focuses on fund strategy, supporting portfolio companies and leveraging deep connections... Read More →
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Melissa Loble

SVP, CS & Partnerships, Instructure
Melissa Loble serves as the Senior Vice President, Customer Success & Partnerships for Instructure. In this capacity, she leads Instructure's customer success, services, support, and partnership organizations, all of which enable customers to successfully leverage Instructure’s... Read More →
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Ray Henderson

Managing Director, Lessons Learned Ventures, LLC
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George Moore

Chief Technology Officer, Cengage


Thursday May 23, 2019 11:05am - 11:45am
Coronado ABC

11:45am

Building the Ecosystem: How Certification Ensures We're All Working Together
IMS gives institutions of all sizes have a very powerful way to “trust but verify” that we are actually evolving to the plug-and-play edtech ecosystem that is required to scale innovation. IMS provides certification testing, code libraries and is developing the 1EdTech integration characterization service to underpin this goal. But, the situation is far from perfect. In this closing panel, institutional leaders will share their perspectives on what is needed from suppliers and institutions to accelerate the goal of zero-time, zero-cost integration across edtech platforms.

Moderators
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Rob Abel

CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Dr. Rob Abel is the Chief Executive Officer of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit collaboration of the world's leading universities, school districts, government organizations, content providers, and technology suppliers, cooperating to accelerate learning technology... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Blanton

Chief Information Officer, Henry County Schools
Dr. Brian Blanton, is Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services at Henry County Schools in Georgia. Prior to that, Dr. Blanton has served as the Instructional Technology Coordinator. Brian is the president of the board of directors of the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium.The... Read More →
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Terry O'Heron

Director of Operations, Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), Penn State University
Terence (Terry) N. O'Heron leads the university’s enterprise learning management system (LMS), Canvas. He's responsible for coordinating services provided by various administrative and academic units supporting the successful development and deployment of Canvas functionality and... Read More →
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Rod Smith

Chief Technology Officer, Clayton County Public Schools
Rod Smith serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS). CCPS has 67 learning sites and 55,000+ students. He has effectively increased equity of access to technology and learning opportunities enabled by technology for students over the last 20 years... Read More →
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Renee Pfeifer-Luckett

Director, Learning Technology Development, University of Wisconsin System Administration
As the Director, Learning Technology Development for the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA), Renee is responsible for systemwide learning technologies and is currently leading a systemwide project to transform the system's digital learning environment (https://www.wisconsin.edu/dle... Read More →
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Kyle Berger

Chief Technology Officer, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Kyle Berger has over 19 years in K-12 technology leadership spread across districts of various sizes and demographics. Awarded Technology Director of the Year by TCEA in 2009, he has also been featured in several educational technology magazines as well as other published books on... Read More →
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Nick Thompson

Assistant Director, Common Collaborative Learning Environment, UCLA
For the past 10 years, Nick Thompson has held various leadership roles at UCLA enhancing the educational technologies for its students and faculty. He is currently responsible for managing the Common Collaborative Learning Environment which consists of an open source Learning Management... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Coronado ABC

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday May 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Marina Courtyard

1:00pm

1:00pm

OneRoster Workshop
The IMS OneRoster specification defines how student information systems, learning management systems, assessment systems, etc. exchange information about student enrolments, grade books and access to learning resources.  Version 1.0 of the specification was published in mid 2015 with version 1.1 released in September 2018.  Currently version 1.2 is under development with release to the public expected in the third quarter of 2019.  The OneRoster specification has wide adoption in K-12 in the US, is now used in Europe and is under evaluation for use in Japan.  IMS is now investigating how to make OneRoster relevant for use in higher education.

During this workshop the IMS staff will describe the OneRoster specification and will explain the differences between the three versions. The process of conformance and certification will be explained and demonstrated. Attendees at the workshop will:
  • Learn how the OneRoster specification can be used within various learning systems 
  • Learn how to use the OneRoster conformance test systems to become certified
  • Learn how your development team can make best use of the OneRoster specification and released artefacts
  • Learn how to make best use of, and reference to, the OneRoster specification when writing Request for Proposals

Speakers
avatar for Colin Smythe

Colin Smythe

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →
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Phil Nicholls

IMS Global Learning Consortium


Thursday May 23, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillcrest AB

1:00pm

CASE Network Task Force Meeting
This task force seeks to engage a broad set of edtech suppliers in the software design, build, and deployment process and technical function of CASE Network. The task force also provides a forum to identify and discuss opportunities that will inform the CASE Specification Project Group as to the specific needs of CASE Network consumers. For this in-person meeting, institutional members of CASE Network ILN are invited to participate.






Agenda:


- Feature Review of Release 2


- Licensing & Terms of Service


- "Evolving Standards"


- State / District Adoption


- Dev Roadmap for 2019-20



Thursday May 23, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Regatta C

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

Results Management Workgroup Meeting
Agenda items:
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Discuss Featured Session Outcomes
  • Next steps for the OneRoster solution
  • Determine strategy for LTI
  • Other items left for the task force to accomplish


Speakers
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Justin Marks

Sr Director System and Solution Development, NWEA
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Jill Hobson

K-12 Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Barry Brahier

Chief Product Officer, Infinite Campus


Thursday May 23, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Mission Beach AB