Tame the Sea: Evaluating and Streamlining the Flood of Edtech Resources

Perspectives Event Series

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 1PM Eastern, 12PM Central, 10AM Pacific
Guests: Erin Mote
and Paul Johansen

The number of technology tools teachers have explored over the past years to make virtual learning easier to navigate has increased significantly. The expansion of tech tools must come with an understanding of how they impact a district’s technology ecosystem. From interoperability to data management and data security, it is imperative that we build awareness, understand the risks and benefits, and ask the right questions.

In this event, we will:

  • ​ Discuss why schools must manage their technology ecosystem 
  • ​ Explore interoperability and develop shared understanding about what it means and how it supports efficiency, accuracy, and reduces redundancy in school data 
  • Understand what questions to ask technology providers to ensure schools are making the best choices to protect student data    
  • ​ Consider how interoperability supports the purpose of school 

Live attendees will receive an Attendance Certificate that may be used toward CEUs.

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Erin Mote
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Project Unicorn

Erin Mote is the Executive Director of InnovateEDU and co-founder of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB). She leads InnovateEDU and its major projects including the development of Cortex, work on data interoperability, an urban education fellowship to diversify the teacher pipeline, and supports for LAB's growth. Her work spans private sector collaborations and groundbreaking initiatives with Intel, Cisco, Google, and Mozilla, as well as work with leading US government technology partnerships. Erin served as the founding Chief of Party for the USAID Global Broadband and Innovations Alliance and has worked on numerous projects with the US Department of State and the White House.  

Paul Johansen
Chief Technology Officer, Edmentum 

Paul is Vice President of Product and Chief Technology Officer at Edmentum overseeing talented groups that have the exciting responsibility for delivering the Edmentum online solutions to its customers. His teams manage the comprehensive product portfolio, design world class user experiences, develop the technology platforms, and operate the data centers.  

Jen Perry
Edmentum, Director of Whole Learner & SEL

Jen Perry joined Edmentum as the Learning Designer for Social Emotional Learning after 30+ years of work with youth in educational and community settings. As a teacher, administrator, and trainer, her passion has been to help educators develop an understanding of the importance of social emotional learning and build trauma-informed responses and systems. This work has included supporting youth, administrators, and schools in understanding behavior and implementing transformational change through strength-based approaches.

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