Ed Tech Forum

Making Student-Centered Learning Sustainable: Identifying technologies critical to creating successful solutions

Pre-Conference Forum
Wednesday, May 24
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Chemical Heritage Foundation

Take a deep dive into the technologies that are driving the evolution of educational resources. Those doing hands-on ed tech product development as well as those making product-related business decisions will benefit from the sessions and breakout discussions at the Ed Tech Forum.

Registration is free for CIC attendees. If you’re not attending CIC, registration is $399 for AAP members and $499 for nonmembers.


9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome and Intro to the Day

Michael Jay, Educational Systemics

9:30 – 10:15 am Keynote: The business implications of student-centered education

Presenter: Jeff Livingston, EdSolutions, Inc.

10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30– 11:30 am Key technologies that support student-centered education

This panel will introduce a discussion of key technologies that can support student-centered approaches to education followed by a discussion of how these technologies interact.

Moderator: Michael Jay, Educational Systemics

  • Assessment Data Interoperability – In order to get a complete picture of a learner’s knowledge and advancement, data assessing the learner’s capabilities all need to be visible in a single location and need to be in a comparable format.
    Susan Van Gundy, OAT
  • Learning Analytics – We will discuss the ways in which ed tech can provide data that directly measures the productive struggle that we call “learning,” including emerging technologies that can provide learning data from games, visualizations, simulations, and other digital engagements
    Doug Stein, metacog
  • Instructional Metadata/Paradata – We all know that students need to be engaged and that data is important. but what does this mean exactly? Why is metadata important, and what is the difference between metadata and paradata?
    Myron Cizdyn, The BLPS Group
  • Educational Requirements Mapping – Educational requirements includes but is not limited to curriculum standards, frameworks, and other educational criteria. Many systems in an educational environment depend on these requirements being available in a digital form that can be incorporated into or referenced their services.
    Duane Brown, AEM Corporation
  • Reporting and Tracking of Learning – The tracking and reporting of learning relies on data from other sources including those that generate and manage instructional, assessment, and educational requirements data. Technologies and tools that provide the means of monitoring student progress and over arching student achievement must do so as related to predetermined criteria.
    Glen Secor, TERC
  • Managing Learners and Learner Assets – A well orchestrated collaboration of multiple systems behind the scenes is necessary to make student-centered learning work. Without it, students and educators waste precious instructional time trying to identify, access, use, and affect quality teaching and learning.
    Thor Prichard, Clarity Innovations
11:30 am– 12:00 pm Group generation of use cases

Panelists and attendees will generate 4-6 use-case scenarios related to student-centered education.

Moderator: Shelby Marshall, FableVision

12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 pm Quick review of use cases
1:00 – 1:45 pm Afternoon keynote: The educational institution perspective

John Freeman, Superintendent, Pittsfield School District (NH)

1:45 – 3:00 pm Tech Group Breakouts

Moderator: Shelby Marshall, FableVision

3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 4:15 pm Reports

Moderator: Ellen Bialo, IESD

4:15 – 4:30 pm Next Steps Discussion

Michael Jay, Educational Systemics


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