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2015 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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SETDA Hotel Room Block

Reserve your room online or call the reservation center at 888-236-2427 and ask for the SETDA room block group rate of $215/night.

The cut-off date to make reservations is Monday, September 28.

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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

2015 Keynote Speaker – James P. Steyer

JimHeadshot-120James Steyer is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Common Sense Media, the nation’s leading non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the world for kids and education. He is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Center for the Next Generation, as well as the author of Talking Back to Facebook and The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media’s Effect on our Children. Jim is also an award-winning, Consulting Professor at Stanford University, where he has taught popular courses on civil rights, civil liberties and education for 25 years. He appears regularly on national television and radio programs as an expert commentator and children’s advocate. Last, but most importantly, he’s a dad of four great kids.

 

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Schedule

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Sunday, October 25, 2015 - Leadership Summit

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • SETDA Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 – 7:00 pm

  • Registration Open

1:00 – 2:30 pm

  • Welcome and Membership Meeting
    • 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 tshirt, hat or pin. Feel free to be creative.purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

2:30 – 3:30 pm

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

3:45 – 5:45 pm

  • Speed Meetings
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5:45 – 6:00 pm Break

6:00 – 7:30 pm

  •  Opening Product Showcase Reception
    • Speed Meeting Sponsors will showcase their solutions (Private Sector Partners will showcase on Monday at 4:15pm).
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Monday, October 26, 2015 - Education Forum

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

7:45 am

  • Registration Open

8:00 – 8:30 am

  • Continental Breakfast
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8:30 – 9:30 am

  • Welcome & Keynote Address
    • Lan Neugent, Interim Executive Director,  State Education Technology Director’s Association (SETDA)
    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
    • Keynote Speaker: James Steyer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Common Sense Kids Action
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9:30 – 9:45 am Break

9:45 – 10:45 am

  • Plenary Panel: Shifting Digital Instructional Materials Policies and Practices
    Moderator: Reg Leighty, Founding Partner, Foresight Law + Policy

    • Barbara Soots , Open Education Resources Program Manager, Office of Public Instructions, Washington State
    • Skip Stahl, Senior Policy Analyst, Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
    • Jennifer Wolfe, Partner, The Learning Accelerator
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10:45 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

  • Concurrent Breakout Panel Presentations: Spotlight on States
    • Broadband Connectivity for Learning
    • Competency Based Education Trends
    • Ensuring Educator Effectiveness in the Digital Age
    • Managing the Privacy of Student Data
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12:15 – 12:30 pm Break

12:30 – 2:30 pm

  • Luncheon and Plenary Presentation: Student Voices Award – Educational Technology in Practice
    • Introductions: Sonya Edwards, Education Administrator, California Department of Education
    • Students and Leaders Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School, Los Angeles, California

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2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 4:00 pm

  • Plenary Policy Panel: Advancing Learning in the Digital Age
  • Moderator: Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute, North Carolina State University
    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
    • Richard Culatta, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
    • Lee Posey, Federal Affairs Counsel, National Council of State Legislatures
    • Evo Popoff, Chief Innovation Officer/Assistant Commissioner Division of Charter Schools, School Choice & Educational Technology, New Jersey Department of Education

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4:15 – 6:15 pm

  • Educational Technology Showcase & Reception
    Private Sector Partners will showcase their solutions.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - Leadership Summit

Participants: State Members and Private Sector Partners

8:00 – 10:00 am

  • Registration Open

8:00 – 9:00 am

  • Breakfast & Leading and Learning in the Digital Age Table Discussions Salon 4
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9:00 – 9:15 am Break

9:15 – 12:45 pm

  • From Policy to Practice Working Groups
    • State Leaders Broadband Implementation Consortia
    • Digital Instructional Materials Implementation
    • Digital Learning Implementation Guidance

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1:00 – 1:30 pm

  • Policy to Practice Report Outs and EdCamp Sesssions Launch
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1:30- 3:30 pm

  • Edcamp Style Leadership Discussions
    • Various breakout sessions
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3:30 – 3:45 pm Break

3:45 – 5:30 pm

  • State-Federal Dialogue: Federal Communications Commission  purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

7:00 – 9:00 pm

  • Annual Awards Gala 
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - Leadership Summit

Participants: State Members only

 7:30 – 8:00 am

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8:00 – 10:30 am

  • ISTE Nets Refresh Focus Group purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

  • State-Federal Dialogue: U.S. Department of Education purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm 

  • Advocacy Luncheonpurple_button20X20Platinum_buttongold_buttonAffiliate_button_A

1:15 pm – 4:30 pm 

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Monday, October 26, 2015 – Education Forum

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Event Details

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Attendees

The Education Forum is 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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Co-hosted by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), the one-day Education Forum is an event to shine a spotlight on the full scope of the digital transformation of policy and practice underway in K-12 education. The event 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.

Agenda

7:45 am

  • Registration Open

8:00 – 8:30 am

  • Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 am

  • Welcome & Keynote Address
    • Lan Neugent, Interim Executive Director,  State Education Technology Director’s Association (SETDA)
    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
    • Keynote Speaker: James Steyer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Common Sense Kids Action

9:30 – 9:45 am Break

9:45 – 10:45 am

  • Plenary Panel: Shifting Digital Instructional Materials Policies and Practices
  • Moderator: Reg Leighty, Founding Partner, Foresight Law + Policy
    • Chuck Hitchock, CAST
    • Jennifer Wolfe, Partner, The Learning Accelerator
    • Barbara Soots , Open Education Resources Program Manager, Office of Public Instruction, Washington State

10:45 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

  • Concurrent Breakout Panel Presentations: Spotlight on States
    • Broadband Connectivity for Learning
    • Competency Based Education Trends
    • Ensuring Educator Effectiveness in the Digital Age
    • Managing the Privacy of Student Data

12:15 – 12:30 pm Break

12:30 – 2:30 pm

  • Luncheon and Plenary Presentation: Student Voices Award – Educational Technology in Practice
    • Introductions: Sonya Edwards, Education Administrator, California Department of Education
    • Students and Leaders Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School, Los Angeles, California

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 4:00 pm

  • Plenary Policy Panel: Advancing Learning in the Digital Age
    Moderator: Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute, North Carolina State University

    • Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
    • Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
    • Evo Popoff, Chief Innovation Officer/Assistant Commissioner Division of Charter Schools, School Choice & Educational Technology, New Jersey Department of Education
    • Lee Posey, Federal Affairs Counsel, National Council of State Legislatures

4:15 – 6:15 pm

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

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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.

2015 Keynote Speaker

JimHeadshot-120James Steyer, Founder and CEO, Common Sense Media

James Steyer is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Common Sense Media, the nation’s leading non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the world for kids and education. He is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Center for the Next Generation, as well as the author of Talking Back to Facebook and The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media’s Effect on our Children. Jim is also an award-winning, Consulting Professor at Stanford University, where he has taught popular courses on civil rights, civil liberties and education for 25 years. He appears regularly on national television and radio programs as an expert commentator and children’s advocate. Last, but most importantly, he’s a dad of four great kids.


Presenters, Moderators and Discussants

AmundsonK_120Kristen Amundson, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education (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.


 Laurence Cocco, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, New Jersey Department of Education

Laurence Cocco is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the New Jersey Department of Education with the responsibility of supervising all federal and state educational technology initiatives. Besides serving on the Board of Directors for the State Educational Technology Directors Association, Laurence is also on the Thirteen/WNET Educational Services Advisory Committee and is Co-founder and a Director for Games4Ed .  Recently he was recognized as the State Leader of the Year by SETDA.

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Many evenings Laurence can be found in World of Warcraft (WoW) conversing with fellow members of the educators’ guild Inevitable Betrayal on the educational value of WoW and other games.  He has also conducted webinar interviews and panel discussions on educational gaming for G.A.M.E. (Gamers Advancing Meaningful Education).

Laurence has a M.A. in Educational Communication & Technology from NYU.  He is an Ed Tech and lifelong learning evangelist, looking to transform learning strategies through the incorporation of emerging technologies and brain-based learning theory.


culatta_richardRichard Culatta, Director, US Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology

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Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of educational innovation. He has worked in K-12, higher education, corporate, and government training environments. His current focus asDeputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education is on using data and learning analytics to create customized learning experiences for all students.

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Prior to joining the Department of Education, he served as an education policy advisor to US Senator Patty Murray. Culatta is a certified Spanish teacher and active in promoting bilingual and arts education in public schools.


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.


Edwards-004Sonya Edwards, Education Administrator, California Department of Education

Sonya Edwards has served public K-12 and postsecondary education at the state level for over two decades. Her career in education started at the California Chancellor’s Office of Community Colleges where she supported a computer network and managed data for disabled students programs. After moving to the California Department of Education, she helped automate the collection and processing of financial reports from over 1,000 school districts and supported one of the department’s first local area networks.

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Recently, her role as an administrator in the California Department of Education has expanded to include data governance and education technology. Her experience includes leading the development of the data architecture for the statewide longitudinal student data system; managing the development of a statewide on-line system that local education agencies use to apply for, and report on, $2 billion in federal program funding; establishing data management policies; and building staff capacity in data management (e.g., data privacy awareness).  Sonya has also provided national level leadership on various issues such as alternative measures for socioeconomic status, meta data management, preventing unnecessary data burden and data standards.


eglyjeff_120Jeff Egly, Associate Director, Technical Services, Utah Education Network

Jeff Egly has 25 years experience working in information technology. As an Associate Director of the Utah Education Network, Jeff oversees UEN Field Operations, the Technical Services Support Center, Project Management, and Application Engineering.Jeff serves as the Technical Advocate for central Utah and has been with UEN for nearly 18 years. Jeff participates in the ongoing planning, implementation and support of broadband services to Utah’s public schools, colleges, universities and libraries. .

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 These services include Internet and Internet2 access, a robust 10-gigabit Ethernet backbone and gigabit Ethernet services to Utah’s public schools, colleges, universities, and libraries. In addition Jeff has oversight of UEN’s statewide IP based interactive video conferencing network (IVC) that leverages UEN’s broadband network to deliver distance education to Utah’s public high schools, colleges and universities. 


Christine Fox, Director, Educational Leadership & Research, SETDA

Christine is the Director of Educational Leadership & Research 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.


Stan Freeda, Educational Technology and Online Learning, New Hampshire Department of Education

Stan is the educational technology and online learning specialist at the New Hampshire Department of Education. His focus is on ICT Literacy and online teacher professional development that supports technology integration, blended learning, and competency based education. Stan received bachelors’ degrees in both physics and biology, and earned master’s degrees in limnology and oceanography, and education. Stan has worked in the Office of Educational Technology for nearly ten years. Prior to his work for the Department of Education, Stan taught a variety of sciences at both the secondary and post-secondary levels, both online and face to face.


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. 


WayneHartschuh2Dr. Wayne Hartschuh, Executive Director, Delaware Center for Educational Technology (DCET) / Delaware Department of Education

Dr. Wayne Hartschuh is the Executive Director, Delaware Center for Educational Technology (DCET) / Delaware Department of Education. He served six years on the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Board of Directors with two years as the Chair of the Board. He was awarded the SETDA State Leader of the Year award in 2012. Wayne has received the Computerworld Smithsonian Award for School Networking and the Council of State Governments Innovations Award on behalf of DCET. He was selected as one of the 50 Education Innovators in the Center for Digital Education’s 2011 Technology Innovators in Education Yearbook.


HIRSH_S 089 large 72dpi fileStephanie Hirsch, Executive Director, Learning Forward

Stephanie Hirsh is executive director of Learning Forward. Learning Forward’s more than 10,000 members and 40 state and provincial affiliates are committed to increasing student achievement and educator effectiveness through standards-based professional learning. 

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Before her appointment as executive director, Hirsh served the association as deputy executive director for 18 years. She began her career as a secondary teacher and later served as a school district administrator in the Richardson (Texas) Independent School District. In 1996 she was elected to the Richardson school board and served for three terms.

Today, Hirsh advises policymakers, state and local superintendents, foundation leaders, and other thought leaders on improving student learning through effective professional learning and school improvement.  Her recent books include Becoming a Learning System (2014) co-authored with Frederick Brown and Kay Pscenik, A School Board Guide to Leading Successful Schools (2013), coauthored with Anne Foster, A Playbook for Professional Learning (2011), co-authored with Shirley Hord, and The Learning Educator (2009), co-authored with Joellen Killion.

Hirsh serves on advisory boards for several organizations including Learning First Alliance, University of Texas College of Education, National Stem Equity Pipeline, Great Teachers and Leaders Center, and Chief Learning Officer. Hirsh earned her masters and doctorate degrees from The University of North Texas and undergraduate degree from The University of Texas. 

 


Date Quality Control HeadshotsPaige Kowalski, Director of State Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign

Paige joined DQC in 2008 to promote the essential role education data plays in making instructional, management, and policy decisions. In her current role Paige manages DQC’s efforts to support state policymakers in understanding their roles and responsibilities in supporting effective data use at all levels.

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She leads a team of professionals to develop DQC’s Data for Action state survey, provide direct policy assistance to states, identify emerging issues, and connect data use to current policies and practices. Prior to leading DQC’s state policy efforts, she led DQC’s work to inform state and national teacher effectiveness policies and supported state efforts to effectively implement data-related provisions of the 2009 federal stimulus act. From 2006 to 2008 Paige managed several national data initiatives for the Council of Chief State School Officers and participated as a managing partner of DQC in its early years. Paige also has significant state and local experience through her tenures with the University of California, the City and County of San Francisco, and Chicago Public Schools. Paige received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of California, Davis, and earned a master’s degree in public policy from The George Washington University, where she focused on education policy.


Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN – the Consortium for School Networking

Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America.  CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Technology & News selected him as one of the “big 10” most influential people in ed tech in 2015.  In 2008 he was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade. 

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 He serves on many Advisory Boards including eSchool News, the Education Committee of the National Park System, the Friday Institute at NC State University and the Wireless Reach Advisory Board. He is a past Board Member/Treasurer of the National Coalition on Technology in Education & Training (NCTET). Keith has a global reputation as a key thought leader and has organized senior level U.S. delegations to visit Australia, Asia, Europe and South America to examine best practice in ICT in education. As a Certified Association Executive, he has extensive background in nonprofit management and has a Masters from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. 


Reg Leichty, Founder and Partner, FLP Advisors

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. 


JeffL-ProfileJeff Letourneau, Executive Director, Networkmaine, University of Maine System

Jeff Letourneau is the Executive Director of Networkmaine at the University of Maine System where he is responsible for Maine’s Research and Education Network, MaineREN.  Networkmaine services K-20 schools, public libraries, research institutions, government, and other non-profit entities. Jeff is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the North East Research and Education Network, NEREN, and serves on the ConnectMaine Authority Advisory Board.

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Jeff has been involved with and led many network initiatives in Maine.  These initiatives have included Maine’s first ever Internet connection in the late 1980s, Maine’s first CableTV based broadband network as part of the Bethel Datafication Project in the early 1990s, the first in the nation all inclusive K-12 school and public library network (MSLN) in the mid-1990s and, most recently, Jeff was the catalyst behind and co-author of the $25M Three Ring Binder Federal BTOP grant that created three “rings” of fiber optic infrastructure throughout Western, Northern and Downeast Maine.


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Jeff Mao, Senior Director, Learning Solutions Program, Common Sense Education

Jeff Mao joined Common Sense Education in the fall of 2014. He provides strategic consulting to states and districts on the effective implementation of digital learning programs. Prior to joining Common Sense Education,  Jeff served as the Learning Technology Policy Director for the Maine Department of Education. In that role, he provided leadership and education technology policy support to four Commissioners of Education, and he was directly responsible for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). He oversaw all aspects of the program including vision, implementation, policy, professional development, procurement and contract management. Jeff has keynoted international events sponsored by UNESCO, World Bank, InterAmerica-Development Bank, and the Korean Education and Research Information Service. He served on the Board of Directors of the State Educational Technology Directors Association for six years including two as Chair of the Board. Common Sense Media named him Educator of the year in 2012, and SETDA named him Leader of the Year in 2013.


Carol_Mosley_120Carol Mosley, State Education Technology & E-Rate Director, Louisiana Department of Education

Carol Mosley an innovative leader in K-12 education technology with over 20 years of experience in corporate and educational technology solutions, design, implementation and integration. Ms. Mosley currently serves as the State Education Technology & E-Rate Director for the State of Louisiana Department of Education and provides vision and oversight to Louisiana’s education technology programs. Ms. Mosley is also currently sprearheading Louisiana’s new Digital and Technology Readiness Initiatives (DTRI) in support of Louisiana’s commitment to teachers and students entitled Louisiana Believes. Ms. Mosley serves as a board member for the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LaCUE) and represents Louisiana as a member in State E-Rate Coordinator’s Alliance (SECA) and on various Partnership for Assessment of Readiness For College and Careers (PARCC) work groups. Ms. Mosley has presented at various conferences on topics involving technology integration, best practices, and technology infrastructure.


lanneugentLan Neugent, Interim Executive Director, SETDA

Lan Neugent is Interim Executive Director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Lan brings over 43 years of educational experience to SETDA as a teacher and administrator at the local school level, international business development program manager, college administrator and assistant superintendent at the Virginia Department of Education. Areas of responsibility at the department included oversight of data collection and reporting, career and adult programs and educational technology. Major initiatives during his tenure included a highly successful on-line testing program, statewide instructional technology resource teacher deployment, starting Virginia’s virtual education program, distribution and management of nearly one-billion dollars for equipment and infrastructure build-out and development of a multitude of instructional resources. He has been actively involved with SETDA since its inception and has served as a committee chair, board member, treasurer and board chair. 

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Neugent is the recipient of several national and local recognitions. These include SETDA’s prestigious State Leader of the Year (SLY) award, NCTET’s Community Builder award, the Making it Happen Jacket, VSTE’s (Virginia’s ISTE associate) Honors of the Society and the VETAC Educational Leadership award. He is a native of New York and holds a bachelors, masters and certificate of advanced study in educational administration from the State University Of New York. 


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SusanPatrickSusan Patrick, President & CEO, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

Susan Patrick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). iNACOL is a nonprofit providing policy advocacy, research on best practices, next generation learning models professional development and networking, publishing national quality standards, driving the emerging field of competency-based, online and blended learning forward. 

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She is the former Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and wrote the National Educational Technology Plan in 2005 for Congress. She served as legislative liaison for Governor Hull in Arizona, ran a distance learning campus as a Site Director for Old Dominion University’s TELETECHNET program, and served as legislative staff on Capitol Hill. In 2011, Patrick was named to the International Advisory Board for the European Union program for lifelong learning/virtual education. She is an Aspen-Pahara Institute Fellow. She has authored numerous research reports and articles in the field of online, blended and competency-based education. 


Barbara Soots,  Open Educational Resources Program Manager, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction


SpiveyKhaliawebKhalia Spivey, Educator Effectiveness Systems Consultant, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Khalia Spivey is the Educator Effectiveness Analyst in the Digital Teaching and Learning division at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.   Her works motto is “Led by instruction, Powered by technology” where she has worked in education in multiple capacities. Prior to joining DPI, she successfully implemented an evaluation and assessment system at ECU Brody School of Medicine where she helped shaped medical curriculum.  She also has experience in the classroom and was a technology resource coordinator at a middle school.  Khalia holds a BBA in Information Systems from Howard University, a MS in Information Security from Trinity University both located in Washington, DC and a MS in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.   In her spare time she enjoys Zumba, baking, and mentoring.


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.


VanceAmelia Vance, Director of Education Data & Technology, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Amelia Vance works on education data privacy for the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), authoring NASBE publications, working with other organizations, and supporting state boards of education seeking to create or implement stronger state privacy policies. In the past, she served as NASBE’s policy analyst, collaborating with the NASBE team to produce analysis and materials relevant to education policy reforms. Amelia is a member of the Virginia State Bar. She previously served as a legal fellow at the Family Equality Council and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, interned at the White House, the State Department, and the House of Representatives, and worked on the 2008 Obama campaign.


carlawade120Carla Wade, SETDA Chair, Oregon Department of Education

Carla Wade is the Digital Learning Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education. Her experience in ranges from creating Zoo Education programs that grew 750% in the first year to managing curriculum and instruction (including Spaceflight Academy) at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry before getting into the formal education arena.Carla is committed to providing quality education for students in an environment where they have access to tools, effective teachers and processes for learning that inspire them to develop college and career ready skills and a desire for life-long learning. She has managed federal grant programs including Title I-A, Title II-A, Title IID and the Technology Literacy Fund. She has authored and/or implemented successful grants including grants from Intel Education Foundation, federal ESEA programs, Meyer Memorial Trust, and the National Science Foundation. Carla has served on the boards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA). She has received recognition for her work in educational technology from the George Lucas Education Foundation, ISTE and SETDA where she won the 2010 State Leader of the Year Award.


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

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.


Jennifer WolfeJennifer Wolfe, Partner, The Learning Accelerator

Jennifer Wolfe is a Partner at The Learning Accelerator. Jennifer is a former CEO and experienced strategic advisor who has worked as a consultant for the last several years in the education industry, bringing more than 20 years of experience to help education reform organizations strengthen their strategic planning, program design, partnerships, marketing and communications. Jennifer’s work at TLA focuses on the role of Open Education Resources and she is leading the organization’s leadership role in the K-12 OER Collaborative.

Formerly Jennifer was the co-founder and CEO of Sun Busters, a leading children’s sun protection apparel company. She was a nonprofit executive with Do Something Inc., leading initiatives that inspired young people to make a difference in their communities. Jennifer began her career as an attorney with Latham & Watkins. She graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and received her law degree with Honors from New York University School of Law.


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Concurrent Breakout Panel Presentations: Spotlight on States

Monday, October 26, 2015 – 11:00-12:15 pm

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Broadband Connectivity for Learning

Moderator: Jeff Mao, Senior Director, Learning Solutions Program, Common Sense Education

Presenters:

  • Laurence Cocco, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, New Jersey Department of Education
  • Keith Krueger, CEO, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
  • Jeff Letourneau, Executive Director, Networkmaine, University of Maine System

Competency Based Education Trends

Facilitator: Lan Neugent, Interim Director, SETDA

Presenters:

  • Stan Freeda, Educational Technology and Online Learning, New Hampshire Department of Education
  • Dan Badea, Assistant Director, Office of Curriculum & Assessment, Ohio Department of Education

Discussant: Susan Patrick, President & Chief Executive Officer, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)


Ensuring Educator Effectiveness in the Digital Age

Facilitator: Melissa Greene, Director, Strategic Partnerships, SETDA

Presenters:

  • Khalia Spivey, Educator Effectiveness Systems Consultant, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Carla Wade, Digital Learning Specialist, Oregon Department of Education

Discussant: Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward


Managing the Privacy of Student Data

Facilitator: Amelia Vance, Director of Education Data & Technology, NASBE

Presenters:

  • Carol Mosley, Management Consultant, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Wayne Hartschuh, Executive Director, Delaware Center for Educational Technology

Discussant: Paige Kowalski, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign

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