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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
BU

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

2:00pm EDT

154 - Rally Analytics Platform: Assessing and Responding to the Impact of COVID-19
Limited Capacity filling up

Given the educational disruptions caused by COVID-19, Education Analytics and SCDE partnered to produce an analytics platform to support educators in doing impossible work at an unprecedented time. The Rally Analytics Platform was designed to display historical assessment information, projections of student outcomes throughout the 2020-21 school year, student well-being data, and curricular resources and state department materials. Come hear more about the 2021-22 iteration of the Rally Analytics Platform.

Speakers
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Britt Wilkenfeld

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Education Analytics and South Carolina Department of Education
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Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR101 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

87 - Ransomware incidents against K-12 schools - what can be done !
Limited Capacity seats available

Ransomware attacks have increased at the beginning of the 2020 school year. In August and September, 57% of ransomware incidents reported to the MS-ISAC involved K-12 schools, compared to 28% of all reported ransomware incidents from January through July. In response to this ransomware threat and other malicious cyber activity, what can be done to avoid this.

Speakers
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Kenneth Puett

CISO, Cantey Technology
Ken is the former CISO for the SC Department of Education with over 20 years of experience in the K-12 sector. He oversaw the policies and procedures creation at the department affecting all school districts within the state and now serves as the CISO for Cantey Technology. He is... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center
 
Thursday, October 21
 

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

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

101 - Work Smarter, Not Harder: Making Your District Data Work for You
Limited Capacity full
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With the upcoming transition to Ed-Fi statewide, your district's data integrity is more important than ever. What good is that data if it's scattered in multiple systems? Come hear how the School District of Oconee County has transitioned from a mess of data systems to PowerSchool as its unified data source, broken down silos of inefficiency, and paved a roadmap to interoperability.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Sheppard

Zach Sheppard

Director of Technology, School District of Oconee County
Zach Sheppard currently serves as the Director of Technology for the School District of Oconee County. In this role, he oversees the day to day technical operations of the school district serving 10,500 students and 2,000 staff. Previous, Zach worked in various technical roles within... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

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

10:15am EDT

107 - Standards: You Don't Have to Write Them to Use Them
Limited Capacity seats available

You don't have to write standards to use them. Interoperability Standards provide integral functions to better serve your students. Join this session to learn more about the technical standards developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium, what they mean for your practical work, and how you can get other departments to work with you as you procure digital applications. This session is geared toward district leaders in instruction, technology, and finance.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Nesbitt

Barbara Nesbitt

Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services, School District of Pickens County
Daniel Ralyea, Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the SC DOE, works with a broad network of decision makers to make the most of his state's educational data. With nearly 750,000 K-12 students in the system, trying to deliver the best results for these students... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center