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Select Criteria: Session Type = Spotlight Session

Tuesday, May 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

No doubt about it right now we live in a VUCA world governed by a sense of pessimism.  We have a responsibility to give learners the tools they need to thrive in the age of smart machines.  Our current norms must morph into an active focus who lifespan learners who... Read More
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Dr.  Pamela Moran
Senior Philosophy and Policy Advisor
SocolMoran Partners
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Tuesday, May 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In this session, we will explore how to make our content accessible for all. Participants will learn how to change settings in social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram to add text to visuals to make content accessible for anyone with Low Vision or Blindness, as well as how to... Read More
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Dr.  Marialice B.F.X. Curran
Founder
Digital Citizenship Institute
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Tuesday, May 19, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At the core of the practice is powerful teaching, driven by educators who reframe their practice to put students at the center of the experience. This session will explore a framework - the LEAP Learning Framework - that has helped thousands of educators rethink their approach to learning and teaching.... Read More
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Facilitator
Dr.  Chris Dede
Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies
Harvard University
Speaker
Chris Liang-Vergara
Chief of Learning Innovation
LEAP Innovations
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EDITH GUMMER
Dr.
Arizona State University
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Wednesday, May 20, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Chicago Public Schools recently announced a first-of-its-kind Curriculum Equity Initiative to ensure that students in every part of Chicago can benefit from high-quality curriculum and instructional resources. Working with leading K-12 educational publishers, the district is building a digital content delivery system designed to provide equitable access to learning resources... Read More
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Kara Thorstenson
Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology
Chicago Public Schools
Speaker
Tim Beekman
President and Co-Founder
SAFARI Montage
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Wednesday, May 20, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Twenty years after the phrase “Digital Divide” was first coined in the late 90’s, a significant percentage of Americans still do not have home access to computers and high speed broadband, and society continues to grapple with the educational, economic, political, and social impacts. While progress has been made, education... Read More
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Jessica Rosenworcel
Commissioner
Federal Communications Commission
Moderator
Keith Krueger
CEO
Consortium for School Networking
Speaker
Larry Irving
President & CEO
The Irving Group
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Steven Webb Ed.D.
Superintendent
Vancouver Public Schools
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Thursday, May 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Check out how other edtech leaders are leveraging technology.  CoSN/AASA’s EmpowerED Digital Superintendent Award winner will share their story....
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Dr.  Aaron Spence Ed.D.
Superintendent
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
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Thursday, May 21, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Changes in technology require all teachers, parents, and students to learn the what, why, and how of innovation. Universal Design for Learning is a framework for designing learning experiences that meet the needs of all learners. While most often thought of as a framework for designing classroom instruction, UDL can... Read More
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Greg Heideman
Principal
Nampa Public Schools, Lone Star Middle School
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Dr.  Stefani Pautz Stephenson
Project Director, Digital Promise
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Thursday, May 21, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

A panel conversation with Tech Leaders about implicit bias and microaggressions in the workplace. The panel will discuss diversity in all senses while recognizing our own biases and begin building processes to counter the negative impacts bias can have in our organizations that will ultimately impact our students....
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Dr.  Kenneth Thompson
Chief Information Technology Officer
San Antonio Independent School District
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Marlo Gaddis
Chief Technology Officer
Wake County Public School System
Moderator
Rod Houpe
National Director of Business Development
ENA
Speaker
Sophia Mendoza
Director, Instructional Technology Initiative
Los Angeles Unified School District
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Ms  Teri Green-Manson
CIO/CISO
The FantasTechs
Speaker
Teshon Christie
Executive Director - Organizational Effectiveness
Kent School District
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Tom Ryan
CEO
eLearn Institute
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Dr.  Vanessa Monterosa
Program and Policy Dev Specialist
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