LunchByte | Universal Design for Learning with Guest James Basham

This episode of LunchByte features host – Jill Abbott, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ETIN as she speaks with James Basham.

Host

Jill Abbott is currently the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ETIN. Her passion centers on education and helping people reach their maximum potential. With this inspiration and insights gained from a comprehensive background in education reform, personalized learning, assessment, curriculum design, and policy and program development. She is a seasoned executive in education holding local, regional, state, national, and international roles in improving education through transformative practices.

 

Special Guest

Dr. James D. Basham is the Senior Director of Learning & Innovation at CAST and founder of the Universal Design for Learning – Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN). He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. His overall work is focused on developing future-ready learning environments that are equitable, beneficial, and meaningful for all learners. Across his various funded projects, he is noted for his work in UDL school/systems implementation, STEM education, learner-centered design, online education, gaming, technology development, and personalized learning. Some of his most recent work has focused on the relationship between UDL and learning space design. Dr. Basham is an internationally recognized speaker and serves on various national and international boards for journals, companies, and education organizations.

 

The LunchByte is the podcast for the Education Division, ETIN, of SIIA This series provides you with access to leaders in the education industry and private enterprise.

Learn from leaders what:

·        The new topics in education are,

·        They are thinking about for the next wave of technology,

·        The greatest trends in sales and marketing involve, and Much more.

LunchByte | Doing Business in the International School Space with Guest Diane Glass

This episode of LunchByte features host – Jill Abbott, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ETIN as she speaks with Diane Glass.

Host

Jill Abbott is currently the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ETIN. Her passion centers on education and helping people reach their maximum potential. With this inspiration and insights gained from a comprehensive background in education reform, personalized learning, assessment, curriculum design, and policy and program development. She is a seasoned executive in education holding local, regional, state, national, and international roles in improving education through transformative practices.

 

Special Guest

Diane has been with ISC Research for many years and leads a team supporting education suppliers and higher education establishments wishing to develop business and successful relationships with international schools. She has over 20 years of global business consultancy and development experience.

 

The LunchByte is the podcast for the Education Division, ETIN, of SIIA This series provides you with access to leaders in the education industry and private enterprise.

Learn from leaders what:

·        The new topics in education are,

·        They are thinking about for the next wave of technology,

·        The greatest trends in sales and marketing involve, and Much more.

New York Approves Regulations for Education Law §2-d

The New York Board of Regents approved regulations for Education Law §2-d. The law was passed in March 2014 introducing contract requirements between schools and vendors, security standards when handling student data, and financial penalties for vendors if found out of compliance. The regulations go into effect on January 29, 2020.The full summary on the original law is available to SIIA members here. Some important components of the law include:

  • The New York Education Commissioner will appoint a Chief Privacy Officer that will take the lead in developing standards and model policies for data security and privacy.
  • The development of a statewide “Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security” which outlines parent rights and is to be included in contracts between education technology companies and schools.
  • A number of requirements on education technology vendors including staff and contractor privacy training and specific data security requirements.
  • An education technology company could be subject to civil penalties of up to $250,000 for non-compliance.

The new regulations were developed with select stakeholders on the New York Data Privacy Advisory Council. Earlier regulatory proposals to the Board of Regents note that industry participated in the DPAC yet there was no industry voice on the list of advisory council members. SIIA weighed in throughout the regulatory process submitting comments at each step (comment 1comment 2comment 3). The final regulations include but are not limited to:

  • Clarification on a number of terms left undefined by the 2014 law including “encryption” and “commercial or marketing purpose.”
  • Outlines a specific process for the filing of complaints about breaches and other authorized releases of student, teacher, or principal data.
  • Adopts the National Institute for Standards and Technology Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.1 (NIST Cybersecurity Framework or NIST CSF) as the standard for data security and privacy for educational agencies.
  • Requires education technology companies to include a data security and privacy plan in contracts with schools that includes a number of things outlined in §121.6 of the regulations and comply with the data security and privacy plan of the school.
  • Requires that education technology companies not sell, use, or disclose personally identifiable information for any marketing or commercial purpose.

Education technology companies may begin hearing from schools and districts as they look to adopt and publish new privacy and security policies which are required to be updated by July 1, 2020.

This post should not substitute for a detailed review of the new laws and regulations nor should it be taken as formal legal guidance.

LunchByte | What District Technology Leaders Want with Guest Lenny Schad

This episode of LunchByte features host – Jill Abbott, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ETIN as she speaks with Lenny Schad.

Host

Jill Abbott is currently the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ETIN. Her passion centers on education and helping people reach their maximum potential. With this inspiration and insights gained from a comprehensive background in education reform, personalized learning, assessment, curriculum design, and policy and program development. She is a seasoned executive in education holding local, regional, state, national, and international roles in improving education through transformative practices.

 

Special Guest

Lenny Schad has been in the technology sector for 28 years, spending time in hospitality, government, oil and gas, investment banking and education—including managing and leading technology departments for the 1991 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations and the 1992 Republican National Convention. Schad moved to the school sector in 2003, and successfully led implementations of BYOD and 1-to-1 initiatives in both Katy and Houston.

 

The LunchByte is the podcast for the Education Division, ETIN, of SIIA This series provides you with access to leaders in the education industry and private enterprise.

Learn from leaders what:

·        The new topics in education are,

·        They are thinking about for the next wave of technology,

·        The greatest trends in sales and marketing involve, and Much more.

 

LunchByte | Office of Education Technology with Guest Jake Steel

This episode of LunchByte features host – Jill Abbott, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ETIN as she speaks with Jamie Basham.

Host

Jill Abbott is currently the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of ETIN. Her passion centers on education and helping people reach their maximum potential. With this inspiration and insights gained from a comprehensive background in education reform, personalized learning, assessment, curriculum design, and policy and program development. She is a seasoned executive in education holding local, regional, state, national, and international roles in improving education through transformative practices.

 

Special Guest

Jake Steel is the Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology and the Senior Adviser over K-12 Education in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to joining the Department, Jake was appointed by the President as a White House Fellow at the Domestic Policy Council. A former math teacher in Oklahoma City, Jake focused on closing the achievement gap through personalized learning and technology. Jake earned a B.S. in communications from Brigham Young University–Idaho and an M.S. in education from Johns Hopkins University.

 

The LunchByte is the podcast for the Education Division, ETIN, of SIIA This series provides you with access to leaders in the education industry and private enterprise.

Learn from leaders what:

·        The new topics in education are,

·        They are thinking about for the next wave of technology,

·        The greatest trends in sales and marketing involve, and Much more.