4:30-5:30 pm: Opening Keynote by Scott McLeod: Assessment for Deeper Learning
Citizenship, college, and career readiness demand that students engage in deeper and higher-level learning more than ever before. How do we configure our assessment to incorporate critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, global awareness, and other important skills that are difficult to measure? How do we include amorphous and inexplicit student learning outcomes in our data systems? Scott McLeod, widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on school technology leadership issues, will discuss some possibilities in his keynote address.
- Predictive Analytics: Using Big Data to Change Student Trajectories
- Kristal Ayres, Ed.D, Chief Client Services Officer, BrightBytes
- Creating and Measuring Data-Driven Technology Initiatives
- Rob Residori, Director of State Relationships and Enterprise Solutions; Genevieve Hartman, Ph.D. Vice President of Research, BrightBytes
- Humanize Your Data to Guide Decisions and Support Organizational Goals
- Ken Goldstein, SVP of State Partnerships, BrightBytes
- Data Unification and Management: The importance of clean data and what this means
Looking across millions of individual student and teacher data points, learn about the defining characteristics of high-performing and low-performing schools in terms of their Technology & Learning CASE™ score. This score is calculated across a research-based framework that measure technology across Classroom, Access, Skills, and Environment. How are high-performing schools with challenging characteristics (high free/reduced lunch population, degree of diversity, and setting) defying the odds, and more importantly, what enables success versus hinders it? Lastly, what can we learn from these outliers with regards to transformation in the classroom.