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Data Privacy and Security and Interoperability [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 20
 

10:30am EDT

132 - Providing Access and Equity in South Carolina's Digital Learning Ecosystem
Limited Capacity seats available

South Carolina leads the nation in providing statewide platforms that give every student access to learning anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. Get a front-row view of how collaboratively developed Edtech standards facilitate the seamless interoperability of this state-of-the-art digital learning ecosystem. Roll up your sleeves with Lee D'Andrea and Jason Rodgers from VirtualSC and map the data and digital content flows from state to district systems to better leverage interoperability for district-level tools and applications and build a digital access and equity roadmap for your school or district.

Speakers
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Bruce Umpstead

Director, Statewide Engagement, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Bruce Umpstead is the director of statewide engagement at IMS Global Learning Consortium, where he drives growth in its statewide membership and the adoption of the CASE Network of Academic Standards & Workforce Competencies. He is passionate about scaling educational data interoperability... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR107 Myrtle Beach Convention Center
 
Thursday, October 21
 

8:30am EDT

133 - Solving Big Challenges with Data: An Ed-Fi Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Data has the power to solve your district's toughest challenges – and we are working to equip you with the power to do it. In this session, Ed-Fi experts will provide an overview of interoperability, how it works, the big challenges that can be addressed using data. Attendees will dive into one priority use case and explore the ways to leverage Ed-Fi in South Carolina for local needs.

Speakers
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Maureen Wentworth

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Ed-Fi Alliance
Maureen Wentworth joined the Ed-Fi Alliance in 2017. As a manager for strategic partnerships, Maureen serves as part of the leadership team working to drive meaningful adoption of the Ed-Fi Standard. Maureen has a demonstrated commitment to education and has spent her career working... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Ballroom A Myrtle Beach Convention Center

8:30am EDT

156 - FERPA 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have questions about student privacy? Need help understanding what your responsibilities are? Well, we're here to help! Join the U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for an introductory presentation on the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the principal federal law protecting students' privacy. This presentation will introduce you to the fundamentals of FERPA, and provide depth and clarity on its application to the 21st century school and classroom! This session is intended as an introduction to the law and seeks to balance providing the legal background of the statute with real-world scenarios to which this law applies.

Speakers
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Levette Williams

US Department of Education-PTAC


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

157 - FERPA 201 'So You Think You Know FERPA?!'
Limited Capacity seats available

Think you know everything there is to know about the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)? The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is issuing a challenge to all attendees to come put their knowledge to the test! In this session, we will explore complex and varied real-world scenarios that concern student privacy and ask you, the audience, to help us work through them. This session provides an excellent forum for discussion of complex issues regarding FERPA and a great space to have your questions answered. Do you think you have what it takes? To that we say, "It depends!"

Speakers
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Levette Williams

US Department of Education-PTAC


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

113 - Ed-Fi in SC
Limited Capacity filling up

The Ed-Fi Data Standard allows multiple systems to share their information in an actionable way and its implementation can dramatically improve presentation of data toward increasingly informed data-driven decisions for the success of students. Come learn about Ed-Fi in our state and how Ed-Fi solutions can provide increasingly actionable information to teachers, counselors, and administrators to help South Carolina learners thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Stephens

Wendy Stephens

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education
The Data Collection Team with the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the South Carolina Department of Education works daily to provide leadership and support so that all students graduate prepared for success. Our team's priorities include enhancing infrastructures, resources... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

158 - Data Security Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

If your school has decided to provide every student with his or her own device, or you have computers for every student in every classroom, congratulations! The possibilities of teaching and learning are now limitless with the power this technological integration brings! But, a sinister dark-side lurks in the depths of the internet. Do you know how to protect yourself and your students from hackers and cyber attacks? The US. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center will provide an extensive overview of the more common cyber and social engineering threats and provides best practices on how best to protect your students' data from being compromised.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Lemke

Ross Lemke

Manager, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

159 - Vetting Online Educational Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Online educational applications and services are becoming an increasingly important part of what teachers and schools use to educate our children. But, have you ever stopped to think about the privacy implications of using always-on, always-connected applications and technology in the classroom? The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) presents a discussion of how the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) applies in the context of education technology, and provides a roadmap to understanding how to protect student privacy in the digital context. PTAC aims, with this session, to give the audience the tools and knowledge necessary to properly evaluate these apps for privacy protections and learn how to identify applications which may not put student privacy at the forefront.

Speakers
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Levette Williams

US Department of Education-PTAC


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Ballroom B Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

86 - Hot Topics In Tech | Leadership Panel
Limited Capacity full
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Always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest in the K12 EdTech space? Join us for an interactive panel discussion among industry level leaders with backgrounds in technology, instruction, K12 leadership, and technical implementations. Learn how these leaders navigate critical and expanding areas such as cybersecurity, SIS integrations, interoperability, curriculum development, virtual options, etc. As we move through these topics, the panel will engage questions from the audience, ensuring an honest, realistic conversation about emerging topics in technology.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Shepard

Josh Shepard

Chief Technology Officer, School District of Oconee County
Josh Shepard is the Chief Technology Officer for the School District of Oconee County. Previously, Josh served as a teacher, instructional technology coordinator, and in countless community roles outside of the education field. After taking over as the Director, Josh and his team... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center
 
Friday, October 22
 

9:00am EDT

183 - South Carolina Department of Education – State Agency Day
Limited Capacity seats available

The South Carolina Department of Education seeks to provide leadership and support so that all students can graduate prepared for success. Toward our agency's mission, the Office of Research and Data Analysis prioritizes the enhancement of infrastructures, resources, data, and technology of the SC public education system and aims to address equity needs of districts and schools through differentiated supports and collaborations. Come learn about exciting initiatives and our office's current areas of focus! Agenda:

9:00 Welcome and introductions
9:15 US Department of Education-PTAC
9:30 Back to the Future (tables)
10:15 Speakers
South Carolina Department of Education
District Data Governance Group
Level Data
Education Analytics
11:50-12:00 Closing remarks

Speakers
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Dan Ralyea

Director, Office of Research and Data Analysis, South Carolina Department of Education
Dan Ralyea is the Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis in the division of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations at the South Carolina Department of Education.


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Ballroom D Myrtle Beach Convention Center