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FETC Conference 2024

Tuesday, January 23  |   8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST

Building Privacy Resilience With Your Student Data

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Cyber incidents result in learning disruptions and the potential disclosure of sensitive student data. The largest breaches of education data have been due to the fact that school databases include large numbers of historical records. In this session, we will review how designing with industry standards can help mitigate attacks.

  • Jim Corns, Director of Digital Innovation and Digital Safety, Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Kevin Lewis, Data Privacy and Security Officer, 1EdTech
  • Monica Watts, Director of K-12 Engagement, 1EdTech


Tuesday, January 23  |   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

The TrustEd Apps Accessibility Rubric: How do your edtech products rate?

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Ensuring accessibility of educational technology products is essential to providing equal educational opportunities to all students. After a multi-year effort, the 1EdTech TrustEd Apps Accessibility Task Force, which included K12 district staff, Higher Education specialists and suppliers, is launching a rubric tool that can be used by educational institutions and edtech suppliers to evaluate their edtech products. The TrustEd Apps Accessibility Rubric will assess various aspects of edtech products, and how it can be used to evaluate the accessibility posture of a specific product and company. Attendees will learn how to use this tool and how to get involved.

  • Beatriz Arnillas, Head of Product Management, 1EdTech
  • Daisy Bennett, Associate General Counsel & Data Protection Officer, Instructure
  • Susan Haught, Technical Program Manager, Digital Curriculum, 1EdTech


Wednesday, January 24  |   8:00 AM - 8:45 AM EST

Assistive Technology Track Orientation

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Learn how technology can support ALL students and enhance your inclusive practices at FETC! Join us for this kick-off led by special education and inclusive learning experts to help you navigate FETC's program offerings and meet peers with similar interests. Hear what’s on the horizon for inclusive practices, assistive technologies and special education and gain strategies to make the most of your time at FETC. Gain information on "can't miss" workshops and sessions on hot topics, including Universal Design for Learning, tools for differentiation, accessibility, inclusive STEM activities, and more!

  • Beatriz Arnillas, Head of Product Management, 1EdTech
  • Adam Phyall III, Director Of Professional Learning & Leadership, All4Ed


Wednesday, January 24  |   11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Digital Literacy: Educators’ Commitment to Accessibility, Equity, Privacy, and Safety

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Until recently, being “literate” meant being able to read, write, understand intellectual property, and discern the validity of the author/source. In the digital age, literacy requires more. Today, districts address student data stewardship by vetting educational tools and apps, which ensures privacy, security, and safety compliance with state and federal laws. We also know that phishing scams and online fraud continue to evolve in sophistication and we must prepare our users, so they develop their own radar to detect digital risks. That will make them savvy digital consumers. But true digital literacy should also include preparing all students to be competent, thoughtful, ethical, and creative digital producers. In this session, we will discuss a range of ideas to promote a digital literacy curriculum that includes the rights and responsibilities of digital producers and consumers, including the ability to build inclusive and accessible resources and to assess privacy/security risks, so our students, teachers, and staff are tech-savvy and future-ready. Digital Literacy is the New Street-Smart.

  • Beatriz Arnillas, Head of Product Management, 1EdTech


Thursday, January 25  |   11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Standards-Aligned Resources When and Where You Need Them

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Your district and schools may have students reading three levels below or three levels above, you may have English Language Learners, students with different abilities and various needs. The days of “1-class, 1-teacher, 1-book” are a thing of the past (literally, the last century.) How can we provide a range of interesting and effective resources, aligned to academic standards, and make them easy to access? Do you need progress and outcomes data to support various pacing and learning needs before it is too late? Technology should make teachers’ jobs easier, and solve problems that otherwise take valuable time. In this session we provide the basics of 1EdTech standard guidelines and real implementation examples. You will leave with a basic understanding of how to integrate resources from various providers to address the needs of all students without creating a mountain of work.

  • Beatriz Arnillas, Head of Product Management, 1EdTech
  • Jonathan Decker, Technology Project Manager, School District of Palm Beach County
  • Susan Haught, Technical Program Manager, 1EdTech


Thursday, January 25  |   2:30 PM - 3:15 PM EST

Learning for All with Open Digital Curriculum Interoperability Standards

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In this session, we present and discuss how open digital technical specifications and cross-specification work support our commitment to track formative data and modify learning design to ensure success for all learners. When we first implement open interoperability standards, such as LTI® Common Cartridge® (CC®) or Thin CC®, we seek to support easy access, time savings for teachers and students, and cost savings by reducing staff-hours by eliminating customized integrations and data tracking. We also accomplish private, secure, and safe connections. In the long term, our objectives are more ambitious. The 1EdTech open standard specifications help us design and deliver learning experiences that address equity, accessibility, personal and cognitive needs, and learning preferences.

  • Beatriz Arnillas, Head of Product Management, 1EdTech


Thursday, January 25  |   3:30 PM - 4:15 PM EST

Enabling Equity with Ecosystem Excellence

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In today's rapidly evolving educational landscape, digital learning resources have emerged as powerful tools that have the potential to transform the learning experience for students of all backgrounds. However, ensuring equitable access to and maximizing the impact of these resources remains a critical challenge. This session aims to explore how educators, policymakers, and technology providers can collaborate to enable equity with excellence in the use of learning digital resources. This session will explore strategies for ensuring that all learners have access to high-quality digital resources and that these resources are used effectively to promote excellence in learning.

  • Shana Rafalski, Executive Director, Educational Choices and Innovation, Clark County School District
  • Monica Watts, Director of K-12 Engagement, 1EdTech



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