Friday, March 6 — 8:00 am–8:50 am
How do you transition state standards to digital format while ensuring accuracy and transparency? How are state education agencies, institutions, and product suppliers working together to enable a trusted digital ecosystem that supports aligned instruction and educational improvement? Hear from the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI), one of several leading state education agencies making academic standards and competencies interoperable and accessible through CASE Network. Discover how the IMS Global CASE standard and the CASE Network support personalized learning initiatives and give states and school districts the power to deliver and display competencies—correctly aligned to state academic standards—across their entire digital learning ecosystem. Find out how your district can benefit from participation in CASE Network!
Presenters: Mike Agostinelli, Instructional Program Director, Montana Digital Academy; Colet Bartow, Director of Content Standards and Instruction, Montana Office of Public Instruction; Jason Neiffer, Curriculum Director of the Montana Digital Academy; Bruce Umpstead, Director of State Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Friday, March 6 — 1:15 pm–2:05 pm
States and school districts are investing heavily in educational technology to transform the teaching and learning process and prepare students for college and career. Providing access to a wide variety of learning tools, instructional applications, and online assessments is a critical step in a district's evolution to digital. When easily integrated into daily activities, these resources can help improve student engagement, reduce administrative tasks for teachers, and provide actionable information to improve student outcomes. However, digital transformation can't happen if a district's products don't work well together. Hear from K-12 leaders collaborating—as members of IMS Global Learning Consortium—on interoperability initiatives that are having a learning impact on students across the Northwest and around the globe. Participants will discover practical and sustainable ways to support digital transformation and maximize the return on instruction.
Presenters: Mike Agostinelli, Instructional Program Director, Montana Digital Academy; Colet Bartow, Director of Content Standards and Instruction, Montana Office of Public Instruction; Ryan Gravette, Director of Information and Technology, Idaho Digital Learning Academy; Bruce Umpstead, Director of State Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium