Schedule at a Glance

Reeling in the Vast Academic Technology Landscape
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM:
Room: Erie
Format: Concurrent Session - 30 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Communication Systems Management
Secondary Essential Skill: Information Technology Management
Audience: Ed Tech Leaders
Brief Session Description: With the many hundreds of academic technology solutions on the market, from LMSs to response systems to online content, it is getting harder and harder for districts to give guidance to schools, principals, and teachers about which solutions to use. Throw in student data privacy concerns and mix it with increasing school autonomy and you've got a recipe for disaster. Denver Public Schools has been working for two years now to develop a process by which solutions are evaluated and a platform on which to inform schools about the many lenses through which to look at the landscape. This has resulted in a committee (the Academic Technology Alignment and Success Committee) and a robust Academic Technology Menu. It's not perfect, but you'll see some great first steps.
Skill Level: Intermediate