Overview

2016 Leadership Summit & Ed Forum


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Sponsorship Information

For information on how your company can become engaged with SETDA’s membership at the Leadership Summit, please contact Melissa Greene at mgreene@setda.org.

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The Leadership Summit brings state educational leaders to the Washington D.C. area to participate in this unique professional learning opportunity. Leaders from more than 40 state departments of education, including leaders in educational technology, assessment, instructional materials and professional development, along with SETDA’s Private Sector Partners attend. The event is designed to foster in-depth dialogue coupled with collaborative work. As part of the Summit, SETDA hosts the one-day Education Forum, an event to shine a spotlight on the full scope of the digital transformation of policy and practice underway in K-12 education. The Ed Forum includes VIP guests from the executive leadership from national educational organizations, policy makers and representatives from think-tanks and various federal agencies to attend and participate as keynote speakers, panelists and working group participants.

Highlights of the Summit

  • States sharing examples of educational technology policies, practices and exemplary examples
  • In-depth topic discussions on the most pressing national, educational technology issues
  • Student Voices Award and Panel: an opportunity to hear from students enrolled in leading educational technology programs
  • Corporate presentations on new and innovative technologies for education
  • Updates from the U.S. Department of Education, the FCC and other federal agencies
  • SETDA membership meeting
  • Annual Awards Gala
  • Informal networking with state leaders

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Schedule

2016 Leadership Summit & Ed Forum

October 16-19, 2016

Location: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745


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Attendees

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Sponsorship Information

For information on how your company can become engaged with SETDA’s membership at the Leadership Summit, please contact Melissa Greene at mgreene@setda.org.

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Location:

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD
Hotel Reservations

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Leadership Summit

8:00 am – 11:30 am

  • SETDA Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

  • Research and Development Focus Group purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Registration Open

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

  • Welcome and State Networking Luncheon purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • For Sunday events, members are encouraged to show their state pride by wearing apparel that identifies the state they represent. For example, wear a state, university or landmark t-shirt, hat or pin. Feel free to be creative.

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Committee Meetingspurple_button20X20
    • Professional Learning
    • State Action
    • State Engagement
    • Strategic Partnerships

3:15 pm – 5:45 pm

  • Speed Meetings blue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

  • Opening Product Showcase & Reception blue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Event Sponsors Only

Monday, October 17, 2016 - Education Forum

Participants: State Members, Private Sector Partners, and Invited Guests

7:45 am

  • Registration Open

8:00 am – 8:30 am

  • Continental Breakfast Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Welcome & 15th Anniversary Celebration Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director,  State Educational Technology Director’s Association (SETDA)
    • Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education
    • Abel Real, Business Analyst, Bank of America
  • Plenary Panel: Ensuring Equity in Education
  • Moderator: Reg Leighty, Founder, Foresight Law and Policy
    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association State Boards of Education
    • Charmaine Mercer, Learning Policy Institute, Director, DC Office
    • Chris Minnich, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers
    • Joseph South, Director of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
    • Governor Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

10:15 am – 11:35 am

  • Spotlight on States: Concurrent Panel Discussions Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    These sessions offer the opportunity for panelists and participants to engage in dialogue related to specific topics critical to improving student learning experiences.

    • Equitable Access for All Students
      • Connecticut, Nevada, Oklahoma City Schools, SHLB
    • Managing the Shift: Digital Instructional Materials for Learning
      • California, Florida, Wisconsin, CAST, U.S. Department of Education
    • Promoting Deeper Learning to Support Mastery
      • Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Alliance for Excellent Education
    • Innovative Practices for Educator Effectiveness
      • Massachusetts, Indiana, eMINTS, Friday Institute

11:35 am – 11:45 am Break

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

  • Spotlight on States: State Snapshots Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    During these sessions, state leaders will provide a 5 minute overview of a state initiatives and/or policies related to the topic, followed by an opportunity for discussion and question and answers. 

    • Equitable Access for All Students
      • New Hampshire, Utah, Wisconsin
    • Managing the Shift: Digital Instructional Materials for Learning
      • Indiana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • Promoting Deeper Learning to Support Mastery
      • North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont
    • Innovative Practices for Educator Effectiveness
      • Maine, Rhode Island

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

  • Luncheon and Plenary Presentation Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    Student Voices Award: New Jersey Northfield Community Middle School

    • Kimberley Harrington, Interm Superintendent, New Jersey Department of Education
    • Glenn Robbins, Principal, Northfield Community Middle School
    • Becky Brown, Student, Northfield Community Middle School
    • Giselle Obergfell, Student, Northfield Community Middle School
    • Aryan Preetom, Student, Northfield Community Middle School

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Plenary Panel: Innovation in Education: Shifting the Learning Model Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
  • Moderator: Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
    • Al Byers, Associate Executive Director, Services, National Science Teachers Association
    • Melinda George, President, National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future
    • Ruthe Farmer, Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
    • Cameron Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Code.org

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Educational Technology Showcase & Reception Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Private Sector Partners will showcase their solutions.

Dinner On Your Own

8:00 pm – 9:30pm

  • SETDA Membership Social – SETDA Band Reunion Platinum_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Leadership Summit

Participants: State Members and Private Sector Partners

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7:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:15 am

  • Breakfast Platinum_buttongold_buttonlight_bluepurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

8:15 am – 9:30 am

  • ESSA Updates & Discussion  Platinum_buttongold_buttonlight_bluepurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Reg Leichty – Founder and Partner, Foresight Law and Policy

9:30 – 9:45 Break

9:45 – 1:15 pm 

  • From Policy to Practice Working Groups & Lunch Platinum_buttongold_buttonlight_bluepurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Broadband Anytime, Anywhere for Learning
    • Digital Instructional Materials for All Learners
    • Future Ready State Leadership

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Break

1:30- 3:15 pm

  • Edcamp Style Leadership Discussions Platinum_buttongold_buttonlight_bluepurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Topics are developed and selected by the participants. Topics may include but are not limited to equity of access, ESSA, professional learning, competency based education, online assessments, gaming, coding, STEM.

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm

  • Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education  purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

  • 15th Anniversary Gala (Invited Guest)  Platinum_buttongold_buttonlight_bluepurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Leadership Summit

Participants: State Members & Affiliates Only

 7:30 am – 8:00 am

  •  Breakfast  purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

8:00 – 10:30 am

  • ISTE Teacher Standards Refresh Focus Group purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • State Instructional Materials Review Association Meeting (SIMRA) (Invitation Only)
  • Title IIA Coordinators Collaborative Meeting (Invitation Only)

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

  • FCC Dialogue purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

Post Event Activities

12:15 – 2:30 pm 

  • #GoOpen States Meeting, U.S. Department of Education  purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    (Invitation only – separate registration required)

 

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Monday, October 17, 2016 – Education Forum

 

Event Details

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Attendees

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

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Sponsorship Information

For information on how your company can become engaged with SETDA’s membership at the Leadership Summit, please contact Melissa Greene at mgreene@setda.org.

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As part of the Summit, SETDA hosts the one-day Education Forum, an event to shine a spotlight on the full scope of the digital transformation of policy and practice underway in K-12 education. The Ed Forum includes guests from the executive leadership from national educational organizations, policy makers and representatives from think-tanks and various federal agencies to attend and participate as keynote speakers, panelists and working group participants.

AGENDA

7:45 am

  • Registration Open

8:00 am – 8:30 am

  • Continental Breakfast Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Welcome & 15th Anniversary Celebration Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director,  State Educational Technology Director’s Association (SETDA)
    • Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education
    • Abel Real, Business Analyst, Bank of America
  • Plenary Panel: Ensuring Equity in Education
  • Moderator: Reg Leighty, Founder, Foresight Law and Policy
    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association State Boards of Education
    • Charmaine Mercer, Learning Policy Institute, Director, DC Office
    • Chris Minnich, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers
    • Joseph South, Director of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
    • Governor Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

10:15 am – 11:35 am

  • Spotlight on States: Concurrent Panel Discussions Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    These sessions offer the opportunity for panelists and participants to engage in dialogue related to specific topics critical to improving student learning experiences.

    • Equitable Access for All Students
      • Connecticut, Nevada, Oklahoma City Schools, SHLB
    • Managing the Shift: Digital Instructional Materials for Learning
      • California, Florida, Wisconsin, CAST, U.S. Department of Education
    • Promoting Deeper Learning to Support Mastery
      • Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Alliance for Excellent Education
    • Innovative Practices for Educator Effectiveness
      • Massachusetts, Indiana, eMINTS, Friday Institute

11:35 am – 11:45 am Break

11:45 am – 12:30 pm 

  • Spotlight on States: State Snapshots Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    During these sessions, state leaders will provide a 5 minute overview of a state initiatives and/or policies related to the topic, followed by an opportunity for discussion and question and answers. 

    • Equitable Access for All Students
      • New Hampshire, Utah, Wisconsin
    • Managing the Shift: Digital Instructional Materials for Learning
      • Indiana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • Promoting Deeper Learning to Support Mastery
      • North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont
    • Innovative Practices for Educator Effectiveness
      • Maine, Rhode Island

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

  • Luncheon and Plenary Presentation Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Student Voices Award: New Jersey Northfield Community Middle School
      • Kimberley Harrington, Acting Education Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Education
      • Glenn Robbins, Principal, Northfield Community Middle School
      • Becky Brown, Student, Northfield Community Middle School
      • Giselle Obergfell, Student, Northfield Community Middle School
      • Aryan Preetom, Student, Northfield Community Middle School

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Plenary Panel: Innovation in Education: Shifting the Learning Model Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
  • Moderator: Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
    • Al Byers, Associate Executive Director, Services, National Science Teachers Association
    • Melinda George, President, National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future
    • Erik Martin, Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
    • Cameron Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Code.org

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Educational Technology Showcase & Reception Platinum_buttongold_buttongreen_button_16light_blueblue_buttonpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Private Sector Partners will showcase their solutions.

Dinner On Your Own

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15th Anniversary Sponsorship Opportunities

SETDA values its relationship with the private sector, and strives to create meaningful partnerships. Our events not only provide the opportunity to share details about your product or service but also a chance to engage in meaningful dialogue with state leaders regarding topics of national and state interests including digital instructional materials, professional learning, data and student privacy, equity of access,

WHAT: Leadership Summit & Education Forum: The event is designed to foster in-depth dialogue coupled with collaborative work. As part of the Summit, SETDA hosts the one-day Education Forum, an event to shine a spotlight on the full scope of the digital transformation of policy and practice underway in K-12 education. The 2016 Leadership Summit is a unique opportunity to celebrate SETDA’s 15th Anniversary.

WHO: Attended by an average of 80 state education leaders, representing the education technology leadership from over 40 state education agencies as well as the corporate community represented by SETDA’s annual Private Sector Partners. To learn more about SETDA, visit here.

Opportunities to become a  participating sponsor of this event are below.

SETDA's Crystal 15th Anniversary Sponsorship

Cost: $35,000

Description: This sponsor will celebrate SETDA’s Crystal Anniversary with us and enjoy attendance at the Ed Forum Day, Speak for 5 – 10 minutes at the SETDA Gala Event, attend the membership social networking event featuring the SETDA Band, host a 1 hour focus group with 15 – 20 state leaders, and receive attribution in a national press release, as well as the benefits below. (1 available)

Benefits
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit (lasting approx. 1.5 hours)

Tuesday, October 18th
Networking Breakfast with state members
Networking Lunch with SETDA state members
Participation in EdCamp Style Leadership Discussions immediately following Lunch (1:30 – 3:15)
Speak for 5 – 10 minutes at the Gala event,
Host a 1 hour focus group with 15 – 20 state leaders (date and time TBD)
Receive attribution/recognition in a national press release
Receive recognition in SETDA event blog
Place seat drops at event w/company collateral of choice
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

SETDA's 15th Anniversary Gala Sponsorship

Cost: $15,000

Description: This year, the Gala is a celebration of SETDA’s 15th Anniversary and will provide a sponsor the chance to address digital learning leaders from over 40 states and territories and corporate executives and leaders from over 30 companies. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit (lasting approx. 1.5 hours)

Tuesday, October 18th
Networking Breakfast with state members
Networking Lunch with SETDA state members
Participation in EdCamp Style Leadership Discussions immediately following Lunch (1:30 – 3:15) 

In addition to participation in the above SETDA’s Leadership Summit and Ed Forum Day activities, the organization that sponsors the 15th Anniversary Gala will:

  • speak for 10 – 15 minutes at the Gala event,
  • receive attribution/recognition in a national press release
  • receive recognition in SETDA event blog
  • place seat drops at event w/company collateral of choice

And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Speed Meeting

Description: Speed meetings are ideal opportunities for companies/organizations new to SETDA or with a new solution to show or demo. You will have 5 minutes to demo or discuss your product/service followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. You will present to small groups of state members on a rotating basis. At the conclusion of the 2 hour speed meeting session, you will have presented to every SETDA member in attendance. In addition, you will be assigned a state member who will serve as a mentor to help you prepare for the Speed Meeting session. (availability limited to 10)

Cost: $7500

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Sunday, October 16th
Series of Speed Meeting presentations to every state leader lasting for approx. 2 hours
Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 1.5 hours (20 companies max.)
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants

Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Opening Product Showcase Reception

Cost: $4,000

Description: Engage with SETDA members, affiliates and channel partners over the course of this 1.5 hour reception attended by state leaders from over 45 states. You have the opportunity to request targeted visitation from up to seven specific states at your table-top. Fewer than 20 companies will host a table during this cocktail reception, providing opportunities to demo and engage with state members in a small, intimate setting designed to facilitate one-on-one conversations. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

Sunday, October 16th
Provide company branded lanyards for registration badges or tote bags for registrants
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 1.5 hours (20 companies max.) with cocktail reception
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants

Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Speaking Opportunity at Ed Forum (Monday Morning)

Cost: $5,000

Description: This sponsor will have the opportunity to be introduced by SETDA’s executive director and speak for 7 – 10 minutes at the opening keynote/breakfast. Sponsor may place collateral at every table. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Sunday, October 16th
1 representative speaking to an audience of approx. 125 state leaders and corporate partners for 7 – 10 minutes after breakfast with microphone, screen and AV
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 1.5 hours (20 companies max.)
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants

Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Membership Social Networking Event

Cost: $5000

Description: This sponsor attends the exclusive SETDA membership + Platinum partners social networking event on Monday evening featuring the SETDA Band and has table tents with company logo on every tabletop. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a tabletop exhibit at Ed Forum Product Showcase & Reception
Following product showcase, attend SETDA membership + Platinum partners social networking event featuring the SETDA Band (8:00 pm – 9:30 pm)
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Student Voices Luncheon Underwriting

Cost: $15,000

Description: This sponsor will speak at the Student Voices Award Presentation for 10 minutes before an audience of approx. 250 state and national leaders as well as conduct a 1 hour focus group with state leaders, students and administrators. In addition, this sponsor receives the benefits listed below. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
10 minute speaking opportunity at Luncheon (audience of approx. 250)
Host a tabletop exhibit at Ed Forum Product Showcase & Reception
A 1 hour focus group with state leaders, students and administrators
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
Pre- and post- event press release attribution
Recognition in post-event “SETDASays” Blog

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Education Forum Product Showcase Reception

Cost: $5,000

Description: Engage with SETDA members, affiliates and channel partners over the course of this 2 hour reception on Monday afternoon attended by state leaders from over 45 states. You have the opportunity to request targeted visitation from up to ten specific states at your table-top during this cocktail reception, providing opportunities to demo and engage with state members in a small, intimate setting designed to facilitate one-on-one conversations.

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase (table top exhibit/demo lasting approx. 1.5 hours) with cocktail reception
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Event Wifi Sponsor

Cost: $4500

Description: This sponsor for the event’s wireless internet connection will have each person who logs on to wifi be directed to their company website homepage, and includes table tents on the dining room and meeting room tables for the duration of the event. (1 available) 

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Sunday, October 16th
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 1.5 hours (20 companies max.)
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants

Monday, October 17th
Table Tents with company branding on all tables throughout event (October 16 – 19th)
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Speaking Opportunity (Tuesday Morning)

Cost: $5,000

Description: This sponsor will have the opportunity to be introduced by SETDA’s executive director and speak for 7 – 10 minutes after Tuesday morning’s breakfast. Sponsor may place collateral at every table. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit (lasting approx. 1.5 hours)

Tuesday, October 18th
1 representative speaking to an audience of approx. 125 state leaders and corporate partners for 7 – 10 minutes with microphone, screen and AV
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
Networking Lunch with SETDA state members
Participation in EdCamp Style Leadership Discussions immediately following Lunch (1:30 – 3:15)
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

Speaking Opportunity (Tuesday Lunch)

Cost: $6,500

Description: This sponsor will have the opportunity to be introduced by SETDA’s executive director and speak for 7 – 10 minutes after Tuesday afternoon’s lunch. Sponsor may place collateral at every table. (1 available)

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:
Monday, October 17th
Networking Breakfast
Full participation in Ed Forum Day sessions 8:00 – 4:00 pm including
Networking Luncheon and Student Voices Award Presentation
Host a 6’ skirted table at the Ed Forum Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit (lasting approx. 1.5 hours)

Tuesday, October 18th
Networking Breakfast with state members
1 representative speaking to an audience of approx. 125 state leaders and corporate partners for 7 – 10 minutes with microphone, screen and AV at Networking Lunch with SETDA state members
Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
Participation in EdCamp Style Leadership Discussions immediately following Lunch (1:30 – 3:15)
And
Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)

Company contact information, logo and branding on:

  • event program
  • org event sponsors page
  • signage
  • social media campaign
  • event app

 

For more information:

To learn more about additional event sponsorship opportunities or annual private sector partnerships, contact Melissa Greene, Director of Strategic Partnerships at 202-715-6636 ext. 703 or mgreene@setda.org.

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Concurrent Breakout Panel Presentations: Spotlight on States

  • Equitable Access for All Learners
  • Managing the Shift: Digital Instructional Materials for Learning
  • Promoting Deeper Learning to Support Mastery
  • Innovative Practices for Educator Effectiveness

Monday, October 17, 2016 – 10:15 am-11:45 pm

View presenter details

Promoting Deeper Learning to Support Mastery

Moderator: Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education

Panelists:

  • Kelly Brady, Director, Mastery Education, Idaho State Department of Education
  • Val Emrich, Director of Instructional Technology, Maryland State Department of Education
  • Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Alliance for Excellent Education

Equitable Access for All Learners

Facilitator: Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, SETDA

Panelists:

  • Douglas Casey, Executive Director, Commission for Educational Technology, Connecticut
  • Eric Hileman, Executive Director, IT Services, Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Kim Vidoni, Educational Technology Program Professional, Nevada Department of Education
  • John Windhausen, Executive Director Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB)

Innovative Practices for Educator Effectiveness

Facilitator: Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute, North Carolina State University

Panelists:

  • Sharon W. Dublin, Special Projects Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Education (invited)
  • Kenneth Klau, Director of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Christine Terry, Director, National eMINTS Center

Managing the Shift: Digital Instructional Materials for Learning

Facilitator: Melissa Greene, Director Strategic Partnerships, SETDA

Panelists:

  • Janice D. Mertes, Assistant Director IMT/Digital Learning, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Ashley Palelis, Instructional Technology Specialist, Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support, Division of Public Schools, Florida Department of Education
  • Kristina Peters, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
  • Skip Stahl, Senior Policy Analyst, CAST, Inc.
  • Cliff Rudnick, Administrator, Instructional Resources Unit, California Department of Education

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Concurrent Breakout Presentations: State Snapshot

During these sessions, state leaders will provide a 5 minute overview of a state initiatives and/or policies related to the topic, followed by an opportunity for discussion and question and answers. 

Monday, October 17, 2016 – 11:45 am-12:30 pm

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Promoting Deeper Learning to Support Mastery

Moderator: Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education

States:

  • North Carolina: Deborah Goodman, Digital Teaching & Learning Lead Consultant and Donna Murray, Digital Teaching & Learning Digital Content
  • Oregon: Carla Wade, Digital Innovations Lead
  • Vermont: Sigrid Olsen, Program Coordinator, Personalization & Flexible Pathways

Equitable Access for All Learners

Facilitator: Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, SETDA

States:

  • Wisconsin: Janice Mertes, Assistant Director Instructional Technology and Media/Digital Learning
  • Utah: Sarah Young, Coordinator for Digital Teaching and Learning
  • Vermont: Stan Freeda, State Education Technology Director, NHDOE;Bob McLaughlin, Co-Chair, National Collaborative for Digital Equity

Innovative Practices for Educator Effectiveness

Facilitator: Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute, North Carolina State University

States:

  • Rhode Island, Holly Walsh, Instructional Technology and E-Learning, Office of Multiple Pathways
  • Virginia, Jean Weller, Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Department of Education

Managing the Shift: Digital Instructional Materials for Learning

Facilitator: Melissa Greene, Director Strategic Partnerships, SETDA

States:

  • Indiana: Molly Yowell, Digital Content Coordinator, Office of eLearning
  • Washington: Barbara Soots, OER Program Manager, Office of Superintedent of Public Instruction
  • Wyoming: Alicia Kerns, Personalized Learning Consultant

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Presenters

Leadership Summit presenters include a cross section of education leaders from across the country. Each year SETDA strives to include a variety of speakers including representatives from the White House, U.S. Department of Education, a variety of State Departments of Education, national education organizations, school administrators, teachers and students.

Presenters, Moderators and Discussants

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Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), @NASBE

Kristen Amundson is the Executive Director for the National Association for State Boards of Education (NASBE). Prior to her role at NASBE, she represented the 44th District in the Virginia General Assembly from 1999-2009. During that time, she was a member of Virginia’s P–16 Council and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

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Before successfully running for an Assembly seat, Amundson—a former teacher— served for nearly a decade on the Fairfax County, Va., School Board, including two years as its chairwoman. Most recently, she was the Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Education Sector, an independent think tank. She writes frequently on education issues and has been published in The Washington Post and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, among others.


Kelly Brady, Director, Mastery Education, Idaho State Department of Education, @IdahoSDE

kelly-bradyKelly Brady is the Director of Mastery Education for the Idaho State Department of Education.  Brady’s mission is to support Idaho schools beginning the transition to a mastery education system where student progress is based upon a student’s demonstration of mastery of competencies and content, not seat time, age or grade level of the student.

Prior to joining the SDE in October, Brady spent 30 years educating in classroom with K-8 students in both private and public schools.  She devoted her last thirteen years, teaching in a unique program for highly gifted students.  This program allowed students to progress through curriculum at an accelerated/flexible pace in conjunction with the development of appropriate social and emotional intelligence.  The school day was structured around the student’s needs, preferences, and strengths. With her vast experience, Brady believes that all students deserve the opportunity to achieve their highest potential.

Brady graduated from Boise State University, where she received a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instructions.  She also has a K-12 Gifted and Talented Endorsement and PCI Parent Coach Certification®.  Brady lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband Tim where they love to ride bikes and spend time with their four grandchildren.


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Becky Brown, Student, Northfield Community Middle School

Becky Brown is an 8th grade student at Northfield Community Middle School. She spends a lot of her time in her school’s STEAM lab, which they call “digital shop”. Becky enjoys helping out with projects there. She is in honors classes, participates in National Junior Honors society, received highest GPA in her science class last year, and was selected for a prestigious math and science camp she attended over the summer. Becky is also in student council, participates in a program where she mentors incoming middle school students, and is a cheerleader for her town’s recreation football team.


Al_Byers_highresjpgAl Byers, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director, Services, National Science Teachers Association, @alsbyers

Since joining NSTA 14+ years ago, Dr. Byers collaborates with government agencies, universities, and foundations to develop high impact tools and learning opportunities for teachers across the US. He directs the design of large-scale blended learning experiences through the NSTA Learning Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Virginia Tech and served on two Primary Technical Working Groups for the US Department of Education related to online communities of practice. He’s an invited guest lecturer at Harvard School of Education and is an accomplished author with publications in journals and book chapters, his latest chapter appearing in: Teacher Learning in the Digital Age: Online Professional Development in STEM Education by Harvard Press (2016). See: https://www.linkedin.com/in/albyers.


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Douglas Casey, Executive Director, Commission for Educational Technology, @dougcasey

Doug Casey serves as the Executive Director for the Connecticut State Commission for Educational Technology (CET). In that role, he designs and manages strategic plans that help ensure the successful integration of technology in Connecticut’s schools, libraries, universities, and towns. The CET has direct oversight of statewide programs including the Connecticut Education Network (CEN, the state’s research and education network), its digital library (researchIT, formerly iCONN), and other initiatives. 

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Prior to joining the CET, Doug served for nearly 10 years as the Director of Technology for the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Hartford. There he oversaw and implemented significant improvements in business processes, digital security, and information management for the agency’s 25 schools, 36 districts in the Hartford area, and schools statewide.

Doug began his career as a middle school English teacher in Virginia after graduating from the College of William & Mary. He applied his classroom experience to educational publishing, managing communications for the Smithsonian Institution’s office of education. He later earned a master of arts degree in online communications from Georgetown University and a master of science in management information systems from George Washington University. His diverse background includes managing technology for marketing firms as well as security and systems engineering for national security agencies and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Outside of work, Doug enjoys time with family, serving through missions, and triathlon. 


Hall Davidson, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education, @HallDavidson

hall-davidson-new-headshotHall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and departments of education. A former K-12 bilingual math teacher and college faculty member, he left the classroom to became part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs. For forty years, he has been an educational innovator in important waves of change, first in broadcasting, then computers, and now digital learning. His talks blend humor, deep insight, and data from both education and industry and illustrate the big picture with nuts and bolts examples. He has worked with transformational industry groups, education ministries, and with thousands of students through guidance of the nation’s oldest student media festival. Across four decades of work with education, he identifies right now as the most transformative and important time for teaching and learning.

 

 


CandiceDodson2-960x1439Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education

Candice Dodson is the Director of eLearning where she is focusing on advancing and expanding Indiana’s efforts to take advantage of technology to improve student outcomes. Candice comes to the IDOE from Evansville Vanderburgh Community Schools (EVSC) with over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles from elementary teacher, media specialist to curriculum and technology integration specialist, central office administrator, and assistant principal. Ms. Dodson’s most recent work in Evansville centered on the implementation of EVSC’s 1-to-1 initiative, the development of leadership programs for district administrators, and expansion of professional development programs and evaluation systems.


sharon-dublin-1-cuSharon Dublin, Special Projects Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Education

 

 

 


valemrichHeadshotVal Emrich, Director of Instructional Technology, Maryland State Department of Education, @md_digilearning, @vemrich1

Val Emrich is the Maryland State Director of Instructional Technology and School Library Media. This role includes:  Instructional Technology, School Library Media, Online Programs for Educators and Students, Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities, State Learning Management System, Science, Environmental Literacy, STEM, and Mathematics.  Prior to this role, she served 9 years as a county level Instructional Technology Manager, 2 years as a county level Instructional Technology Specialist, and over twelve years as a school based educator.

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The engagement level that personalized innovative strategies and instruction promote changes the learning landscape for all students.  Her vision for learning requires a paradigm shift for teaching.  To support this, the mission is to help educators understand and experience the transformation of teaching and learning though the effective interweaving of digital resources into student-centered environments.


Ruth Farmer, Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, @cafox

Christine is the Deputy Executive Director for SETDA. Christine’s tasks include member professional development planning and implementation, research, and report writing. She manages the development of the annual SETDA national educational technology trends report, other SETDA research products and white papers, association professional development programs, and oversees all conference and event content.

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Christine Fox’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She worked as a 3rd grade teacher, ESOL coordinator, educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole school reform model. Christine has a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Florida International University and received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida State University.


Melinda George, President, NCTAF, @MelindaGeorge2

Melinda George, President, oversees NCTAF’s research, policy, and implementation projects, develops and maintains strategic partnerships, and provides thought leadership about teaching for the 21st century. Melinda served as NCTAF’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011-2013.

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Prior to NCTAF, Melinda was the Senior Director of Education Strategic Relations at PBS, where she developed national partnerships and oversaw the development of PBS TeacherLine, an online professional development service. From 2002-2006, Melinda was the Executive Director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Melinda served as a national spokesperson on education technology and was instrumental in developing collaborative resources and opportunities for state educational technology leaders. Earlier in her career, Ms. George was a 4th and 5th grade teacher in D.C. Public Schools. She also developed the state education technology advocacy program for the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from The American University and received her Bachelors in American Culture from Vassar College.


Greene iSmile 2015 (1 of 12)Melissa Greene, Director, Strategic Partnerships, SETDA

Melissa is SETDA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and brings over 20 years of experience in education, including eight years of experience working as a sales consultant and representative in educational publishing. While at both Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Teacher Created Materials, Inc., Melissa was known for her excellent customer service and relationship building skills, as well as her creative and customized marketing strategies for all of the New York school districts that she served. 

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Ms. Greene’s career has focused on increasing the quality of education for all students as an educator, in the private sector and most recently via New York’s state education agency. Prior to joining SETDA, Melissa was a project coordinator in the Higher Education Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness at the New York State Education Department. From 2013 through 2015, Melissa coordinated grants, teacher and leadership events and meetings, professional development projects, created presentations for the Board of Regents meetings, and participated in policy-making groups and conferences in order to improve teacher and leader quality in New York State. 


Kimberley Harrington, Acting Education Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Education


Eric Hileman, Executive Director of IT Services, Oklahoma City Public Schools, @eshileman

Eric is the Executive Director of IT Services for Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma’s largest and most diverse school district with approximately 45 thousand students and 4700 teachers. Prior to joining OKCPS, Eric served as the Director of Instructional Technology for the Oklahoma State Department of Education where he held that post for 14 years. Additionally, he conducts a church choir for an Episcopal parish in Oklahoma City. Eric holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma City University, Master of Education in Instructional Psychology and Technology from the University of Oklahoma, and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning.


Lisa Hone, Associate Bureau Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Lisa Hone is the Associate Bureau Chief for the Federal Communication Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau. Hone joined the FCC in September 2010 after serving as an assistant director in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she provided legal and policy guidance on technology issues with a focus on consumer protections in the mobile marketplace. Hone received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.


Klau, KenKenneth Klau, Director of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, @MASchoolsK12

Kenneth Klau is the Director of Digital Learning for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Ken is responsible for developing a strategy for rethinking the structure and delivery of learning, building a more student-centered system of public education, and creating the next generation of K–12 learning environments. He brings more than a decade of experience at the state level in accountability system design and instructional improvement at scale.

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Prior to coming to the department, Ken worked in the private sector as director of operations for a start-up educational publishing company and served as manager of curriculum development for a comprehensive educational reform organization that served predominantly urban elementary and middle school students in ten states. He earned undergraduate degrees in history and secondary education from the University of Vermont and Trinity College of Vermont, respectively, and a masters degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Klau is a 2015 recipient of the Massachusetts Excellence in Technology Award and a 2014 recipient of the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service.


Reg Leichty, Founder and Partner, FLP Advisors, @RegLeichty

With over two decades of policy and legal experience, Reg advises national education associations, state education agencies, school districts, nonprofit leaders, and companies about federal education, student data privacy, and technology law. He counsels a wide range of entities about how to work effectively with Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Federal Communications Commission, and frequently speaks and writes about emerging policy and legal issues in education reform.

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Prior to co-founding Foresight Law + Policy, Reg practiced law for over a decade with two national law firms, and served as telecommunications, technology, and privacy counsel for U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson of Florida, and as a telecommunications and technology advisor to former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska.

Reg received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He is a member of the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Bars, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Federal Communications Bar Association. 


Erik Martin, Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, @erikleas


charmainmercerCharmaine Mercer, Senior Researcher and Director, Learning Policy Institute, @O_MerC

Charmaine Mercer is Director of the Washington, DC, office and a Senior Researcher. Previously she worked at the Alliance for Excellent Education as the Vice President for policy and advocacy in standards, assessments and deeper learning and as the Director of policy and research for Communities for Teaching Excellence. Mercer also served in the federal government, including as the special assistant to the assistant secretary of the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education and as an analyst for the Congressional Research Service. She was a legislative staffer on the House Committee on Appropriations’ Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee and on the House Committee on Education and Labor’s K–12 education team.

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Mercer received a Ph.D. in Political Science and Education Policy and an M.A. in American Government from Claremont Graduate University in California and a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University.


Mertens_JaniceJanice Mertes, Assistant Director for Instructional Media and Technology/Digital Learning for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

Janice Mertes is the Assistant Director for Instructional Media and Technology/Digital Learning for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Janice comes to the Wisconsin DPI from the Sun Prairie School District with over 19 years of education experiences having served as a twice National Board certified secondary social studies educator, LMS administrator, professional learning facilitator, virtual learning integrator and technology coordinator.

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Janice coordinated the district Morgridge Technology Grant project that included a student run SMART*ies tech squad to support model interactive classrooms. Janice has been recognized by Wisconsin and nationally as a Herb Kohl Fellowship recipient, Microsoft Innovative Educator, USA Today Teacher Team, James Madison Constitutional Fellow and a National Education I Can Learn award recipient. In addition, Janice brings national experience from her service on Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s ICivics educator gaming team, blogging on edtech topics and speaking at a variety of conferences. At the Wisconsin DPi, Janice is leading the statewide implementation of the Future Ready and #GoOpen programming initiatives connected to the refreshed Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan. In addition, Janice serves on internal work teams for ESSA, data privacy and digital citizenship, personalized learning and infrastructure. Janice coordinates partnership programming with the Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative virtual learning partners and numerous other professional organization efforts to impact personalized, innovative student learning opportunities.


ChrisMinnich - High ResChris Minnich, Executive Director, CCSSO, @minnichc

Chris Minnich was appointed Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in December 2012. As executive director, Chris leads CCSSO’s work with states to raise the bar on standards, assessments and accountability, transform educator preparation programs, design new approaches to teaching and learning, and implement and sustain promising reforms across the country.

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His leadership has centered CCSSO’s work on making sure all students in our public education system – regardless of background – graduate prepared for college, careers and life.

Chris first joined CCSSO in 2008. In his time with the organization, he facilitated the state-led Common Core State Standards Initiative and worked as Senior Membership Director, serving as the lead contact for all 58 of CCSSO’s members.

Chris has an extensive background in assessment and accountability systems, working to improve assessments for educators in both the public and private sectors since 2003.


MurrayHS28Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education, @thomascmurray

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, DC. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready and Digital Learning Day. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, and was recently named the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Connect with him at thomascmurray.com or @thomascmurray.


screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-2-13-35-pmGiselle Obergfell, Student, Northfield Community Middle School

Giselle Obergfell is an eighth grade student at Northfield Community Middle School. She is a honor roll student also participating in NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) and the Star Mentor program. Giselle has done various extracurriculars and non-school activities such as Band (flute), Future Engineers club, earning a Black Belt in American Taekwondo, teaching as a junior Sensei, recreational crew, and training in judo for five years . Giselle has also taken part in multiple STEAM events including, National Maker faire DC, speaking at the USPTO conference in 2016, the Future City competition, and the Maker Pipe kickstarter this summer. On a personal note, Giselle is a companion to three rescued cats, a practicing vegetarian, and aspiring to pursue a career in biochemistry.


Ashley Palelis, Instructional Technology Specialist, Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support, Division of Public Schools, Florida Department of Education


christina-petersKristina Peters, K-12 Open Education Fellow, U.S. Department of Education

This year, Kristina Peters found herself in the nation’s capital leading the #GoOpen movement, in the perfect culmination of her passion for removing roadblocks for student access to resources and providing professional learning development for educators. She has a fire for finding ways to give people equitable access to learning, especially in areas that have been notoriously underserved, such as rural areas in Nebraska. Kristina didn’t start her career in education, but she’s leveraged her skill set in business and mass communications in her varied roles in education. 

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Currently, Kristina serves as the Open Education Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, she worked as the Digital Learning Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education where she collaborated with Nebraska Educational Service Units and 245 school districts, lead professional learning, and advocated for school libraries. Prior to that, she was a teacher to high risk ELL students in Ralston Public Schools and before that, a second grade and kindergarten teacher in Omaha Public Schools. Kristina is a co-founder of #edcampomaha, and has served on boards for the Edcamp Foundation, Nebraska Educational Technology Association, Omaha Young Professional Summit, and is a Google for Education Certified Trainer.

Kristina is an advocate for students and educators alike. If she can find an opportunity to benefit a colleague, she brings it to that colleague. She sparkles very brightly, but she helps everyone around her to shine brightly as well. If you spend any time with Kristina at all, you will begin to realize how contagious her attitude is. She is excited about learning and she wants you to learn too. If you know something she doesn’t know, she wants you to teach her; if you want to learn something she knows, she wants to teach you.

“I live ‘out loud,’” is one thing you may hear Kristina say, and if you were to follow her on social media, you would see evidence that she is proud mother to fur babes Finnegan and Murphy, and is temporarily parenting them from afar with her husband and best friend, Ryan. She lives the foodie lifestyle as she follows her wanderlust—traveling to beautiful locations and eating delicious dishes. 


screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-2-16-15-pmAryan Preetom, Student, Northfield Community Middle School

Aryan Preetom goes to Northfield Community Middle School. Aryan Preetom is an avid fan of computers and all kinds of technology. He enjoys participating in Media Club and wishes to expand on what he already knows about on the topic of modern-day devices such as smartphones and computers. Aside for Aryan’s passion for computers he also enjoys playing sports including baseball, which he played in elementary school, and soccer. Aryan also recreationally plays basketball with friends.


Abel Real, Business Analyst, Information Technology and Services, Bank of America


Glenn RobbinsGlenn Robbins, Northfield Community Middle School Principal, @NCSNJ

Glenn Robbins is the proud principal at the Northfield Community Middle School, in Northfield, New Jersey. His passion is harnessing a school culture that thrives on design thinking skills, innovative digital spaces, BYOD/1to1, and Makerspaces. In addition, Glenn encourages all students to have a voice, not only in building a school culture, but also in designing daily student led EdCamp courses.

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He was named as a 2016 Digital Principal of the Year by NASSP for exhibiting bold, creative leadership in his drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals for staff, students, and the school community. Glenn has been recognized by numerous organizations for his innovative technology implementation methods, and has been a featured speaker at numerous events across the globe. His extensive travels to various schools across the globe have helped to diversify his views on education and implement new instructional methods to better both students and staff. By empowering students and staff to have a growth mindset through design thinking, while implementing digital tools, we can better prepare them to be agile, flexible and adaptive, towards the profound shifts that they will encounter in life.


Cliff Rudnick, Administrator, Instructional Resources Unit, California Department of Education


south_joesph_120Joseph South, Director of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education, @southjoseph

Joseph South has extensive experience establishing and scaling educational technology solutions in startup, corporate, non-profit, and higher education settings. He was most recently Senior Director at K12 Inc where he performed double duty as a strategic consultant on higher education initiatives while directing K-12 curriculum development offices in Utah and Oklahoma.

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He has pioneered online and blended learning solutions for institutions of higher education in science, foreign language, religion, and humanities. Working closely with Middlebury College senior leadership and faculty, Joseph led a multinational team as Senior Director of Product Development for Middlebury Interactive Languages, helping launch their first large scale online learning venture. While there, he led the development of a 3D immersive language learning role-playing game that earned a Serious Play Bronze Medal. He has also partnered with Gale Cengage to design and develop online world language and ESL courses for adults that have been distributed in public libraries throughout the country. Joseph has served as a strategic consultant and advisor to edtech startups, museums, and institutions of higher education.


stahlSkip Stahl, Senior Policy Analyst; Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, CAST, Inc.

A nationally recognized expert in accessible educational materials and Universal Design for Learning, Skip Stahl has extensive experience in advising education stakeholders–including states, district leaders, publishers and policy makers–on how to make learning environments and products more effective for all.

Mr. Stahl is Co-Director of the federally-funded National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (the AEM Center), where he leads a national initiative to assure that educational materials are developed and distributed in ways that are accessible, appropriate, and readily available to all students. He is also CAST’s Project Director for the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities, a partnership with the University of Kansas and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

Skip is a nationally recognized conference presenter and one of CAST’s five founding staff members.


christie-terry_4Christie Terry, Director, eMINTS National Center, University of Missouri College of Education

Christie Terry, Director of the eMINTS National Center, has focused her 16-year career at the University of Missouri on the the intersection of technology and best teaching practices. She has served as project director on several grants, including two Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation grants awarded to study the eMINTS flagship program, and an NSF grant focused on teaching students computational thinking as they design and program their own video games. She began her career teaching math and science in rural Mississippi with one computer for 30 students and believes strongly that technology needs to play an important role as we strive to provide a quality education to all students.


Kim Vidoni HeadshotKimberly Vidoni, Ph.D., Educational Technology Program Professional, Nevada Department of Education, Office of Standards and Instructional Support, @NevadaReady

Kimberly Vidoni has directed the Educational Technology program for the Nevada Department of Education since 2007.  In 2012, she spearheaded the planning efforts for Nevada Ready 21, a state-run one-to-one program that was funded out of the 2015 Legislature.  She also represents Nevada K-12 education as a member of the Nevada Broadband Task Force.  Moving forward, she plans to continue working toward bringing all of Nevada’s classrooms into the digital age.  When not at work, Kim is an avid hiker and snowboarder.


Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, SETDA, @tracyweeks

Dr. Tracy Weeks is the Executive Director for the State Education Technology Director’s Association (SETDA). Prior to joining the team at SETDA, she served as the Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the first senior state leadership position of its kind in the nation. In that role, Dr. Weeks oversaw the areas of: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction, Career and Technical Education, Exceptional Children, and the North Carolina Virtual Public School. She also served as the state agency lead on the development of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan.

From 2008-2014, Tracy led the North Carolina Virtual Public School, the second largest state-led virtual school in the nation, as the Chief Academic Officer and subsequently the Executive Director. She holds a bachelors degree in Secondary Math Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology with a Statistics minor and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from NC State University. She is a NC Teaching Fellow, NC Education Policy Fellow, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi.


cameron-headshot-2015Cameron Wilson, COO & VP of Government Affairs, code.org, @cameronpwilson

Cameron Wilson is Chief Operating Officer and VP of Government Relations for Code.org. He oversees the advocacy, outreach and operations teams for Code.org and helps guide the organization’s efforts to expand access to K-12 computer science education.

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He helped create Computer Science Education Week, and has been deeply involved on education issues within the computing community having served on the AP Computer Science Principles Advisory Commission, coauthored a major study on K-12 computer science education – Running on Empty: The Failure to Teach K-12 Computer Science in the Digital Age and helped direct the University Of Chicago’s study Building an Operating System For Computer Science Education.

He joined Code.org in June of 2013. Before Code.org he was Director of the Office of Public Policy for the Association for Computing Machinery, which is the largest professional society for computing. He joined ACM after spending 10 years on Capitol Hill. During his congressional career he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Representative Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) and on Representative Nick Smith’s (R-MI) staff. He also served as professional staff on the House Science Committee, where he oversaw technology, standards and environmental issues.


JW Photo_120John Windhausen, Executive Director, Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB), @SHLBCoalition

John Windhausen, Jr., Executive Director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalitiona diverse coalition of community anchor institutions, broadband companies, foundations (such as the Gates Foundation) and public interest groups. The SHLB (“SHELL-bee”) Coalition advocates for open, affordable, high-capacity broadband services for anchor institutions around the country. Mr. Windhausen also represents a variety of non-profit and commercial organizations through his consulting firm, Telepoly Consulting. In prior years, he served as President of a telecommunications trade association in Washington D.C., as counsel and senior counsel to the United States Senate Commerce Committee working for Senator Hollings (S.C.) and Senator Inouye (HA), and as staff attorney at the FCC. Mr. Windhausen graduated from Yale University and the UCLA School of Law.


????????????????????????????????????Governor Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education, @bobwise48, @all4ed

Former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), a nonprofit organization that has become a national leader for reforming the nation’s high schools so that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and a career. Led by Gov. Wise since 2005, the Alliance has become a respected advocate for the Common Core State Standards, deeper learning, Linked Learning, digital learning, adolescent literacy, and other key education policy issues. 

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After serving a combined twenty-four years as governor, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and state legislator, Gov. Wise has become a sought-after speaker and advisor on education issues as well as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, White House, and key state and federal policymakers. As governor of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005, Gov. Wise fought for and signed legislation to fund the PROMISE Scholarship program, which has helped thousands of West Virginia high school graduates continue their education in the Mountain State. During his administration, West Virginia saw a significant increase in the number of students completing high school and entering college.

Gov. Wise has earned many awards and recognitions, including the 2015 Friday Medal, which honors significant, distinguished, and enduring contributions to education and beyond through advocating innovation, advancing education, and imparting inspiration. He was also bestowed with the 2014 Bammy Award for Education Policy/Researcher, which recognizes extraordinary work and leadership in education. Also in 2014, he was named one of the ten most influential people in education technology by Tech & Learning and in 2011, he was named to the NonProfit Times’s “Power & Influence Top 50,” an annual listing of the fifty most influential executives in the nonprofit sector.

Gov. Wise earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a juris doctorate degree from Tulane University School of Law.


MaryAnnWolfMary Ann Wolf, Ph.D., Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, @maryannwolfed

Mary Ann Wolf is the Director of Digital Learning Programs for the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University. Mary Ann has worked closely with federal, state, and local education leaders; policy-makers; and organizations on connecting policy and practice for innovative education reform, digital learning, and instructional practices.  Mary Ann played a lead role in developing and facilitating the Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed and in establishing the Friday Institute’s growing initiative on MOOCs for Educators.

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She is also a part of the development and facilitation team for the Distinguished Leadership in Practice – Digital Learning for principals across the state in conjunction with NCPAPA.  Mary Ann wrote Innovate to Educate:  Education System [Re]Design for Personalized Learning, an influential report based upon a Symposium held by SIIA, ASCD, and CCSSO.  She also co-authored Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning for the Alliance for Excellent Education and two reports on Mobile Learning in North America for UNESCO and CoSN. Previously, Mary Ann was the Executive Director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).  In this position, she worked with education leaders and policymakers in all 50 states to share data and models of how to improve education to ensure America’s and our students’ competitiveness in the global economy.

Mary Ann served on the Congress on the Future of Content Task Force and was a member of the NAEP Technology Literacy Assessment steering committee. She testified before the US House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee; and SETDA hosted, with the National Science Foundation, Future of Learning educational technology showcases for members of Congress and staffers in the House and the Senate. Mary Ann taught fifth grade in Virginia and has three children – one each in elementary, middle, and high school.


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Event Sponsors

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SETDA-Title IIA Collaborative Meeting

The SETDA-IIA Collaborative was created to enable a national conversation and support around Title II, Part A. The group meets online weekly to review ESSA law, respond to proposed regulations, discuss allowable state and district activities, and share ideas and draft plans. Through the organizational efforts of State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), Title IIA Coordinators who are also long-time SETDA members formed the SETDA II-A Collaborative.

October 19 8am – 4pm

Agenda
7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 Opening Session

8:30 Collaboration and Partnership Opportunities
Focus: Leadership Summit and Education Forum Reflection; Supporting Technology Innovation; and ESSA Draft Plans, Timelines and Resources

9:15 Educator Development, Retention, and Advancement System
Focus: Professional Growth & Improvement; Preparation of new educators for low-income & minority students; and Certification or Licensing

10:15 Break

10:30 Support for Educators
Focus: Resources to Support State-Level Strategies and Skills to Address Specific Learning Needs

11:00 Educator Equity
Focus: Required Definitions (Effective, Out-of-Field, Inexperienced Teachers) and State Strategies

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 pm U.S. Department of Education, Title II, Part A
Focus: State Level Activities and District Level Activities; District level needs assessment and plan; and Technical Assistance

  • Pat Johnson, Group Leader & Title IIA Leader, Office of State Support

2:15 Performance Management and Technical Assistance
Focus: System of Performance Management for States and Districts, Review and Approval of District  Plans, Data Collection and Use; Monitoring and Continuous Improvement

3:45 Closing

What is the SETDA – Title IIA Collaborative?
In February 2016, SETDA launched the SETDA-Title IIA Collaborative to provide an opportunity for Title IIA leaders to connect with one another regarding ESSA. The group shares ideas, state plans and addresses ESEA issues related to Title IIA and submits comments/questions to ED. This group is led by SETDA staff and long time SETDA members that are also Title IIA contacts from Alaska, Delaware and New Jersey. Over 30 states are participating however, your state has not been included because we do not have a contact and there are no additional SETDA membership fees for participating in this group.

Registration Fees
Each SETDA member state is eligible to have two members attend the event with no registration fee. States with three or more attendees will have a $295 registration fee for each additional attendee. Please note:  Title IIA attendees are included in the number of state attendees regarding registration fees so state leaders should coordinate with one another regarding attendance and registration. In addition, any Title IIA that are ONLY attending the October 19 event will be required to pay the full $295 registration fee.

Hotel Reservations
To reserve your room with SETDA’s special room rate, please visit SETDA’s reservations page.  The rate is $239 per night and the deadline is September 8.

For more information: To learn more about SETDA’s Title IIA Collaborative, please contact Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director at 202-715-6636 or cfox@setda.org.

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SIMRA Meeting (Invitation Only)

October 19 8am – 3pm

8:00 Welcome and Call to Order – Alan Griffin, President
8:15 Minutes from 2015 ACTS Conference – Elizabeth Flasnick, Secretary
8:20 Financial Report – Marcie Buckle, Treasurer
8:25 ACTS update – Randy Lee, Vice President
8:30 SIMRA Initiatives – All

  1. Policies and Procedures – Bylaws, Finances, etc.
  2. Tools of the Trade – Standards, Rubrics, and Criteria
    1. IMET and EQUIP
    2. 10 Criteria
    3. Rubrics and Tools from the States
  3. OER
  4. SIMRA and Local Control
  5. Collections and Aggregated Data
  6. Dealing with Digital Materials
    1. Cataloging – ISBNs? DOI?
    2. Sampling and Logins
    3. Specific Rating Criteria

11:30 Luncheon
1:00 New Directions and Trends
2:00 State Profiles and Reports
3:00 Adjourn

What is SIMRA?
The State Instructional Materials Review Association is dedicated to the process of thorough and ongoing review of curriculum materials, to insure that they (1) are aligned to core standards, (2) are accessible to all students, and (3)demonstrate high quality in both physical characteristics and pedagogical design. For more information please contact Alan Griffin, President.

Registration Fees
Each SETDA member state is eligible to have two members attend the event with no registration fee. States with three or more attendees will have a $295 registration fee for each additional attendee. Please note: In most cases, the SIMRA member will be required to pay the registration fee. Any SIMRA members ONLY attending the October 19 event will also be required to pay the full $295 registration fee. SETDA will invoice registration fees directly to registered participants as appropriate. Contact Christine Fox with questions.

Hotel Reservations
To reserve your room with SETDA’s special room rate, please visit SETDA’s reservations page.  The rate is $239 per night and the deadline is September 8.

For more information: To learn more about SETDA’s Title IIA Collaborative, please contact Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director at 202-715-6636 or cfox@setda.org.

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