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Welcome to the METAA CTO Clinic 2018! The theme is “The Digital Revolution in Education”.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday, March 23rd at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Boston, Milford located at 11 Beaver Street, Milford, MA 01757.  For information about joining METAA and/or COSN, please visit http://www.techdirectors.org/membership/ Follow us on Twitter @TechDirectors and Facebook @METAA.org
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Friday, March 23


Exploring Virtual Learning Experiences
This workshop will describe the full-time virtual learning experience that has drawn over 1,600 students to TECCA, Commonwealth Virtual School.  Students follow an online curriculum that is supported and enhanced by a faculty and staff that work to personalize the learning environment to the needs of the student.  The organization of TECCA continues to expand to accommodate enrollment growth, and the individual needs of a range of diverse learners.  This workshop will engage participants in understanding how TECCA operates, partners with students and families, and works to engage communities in support of our students.


Adam Goldberg

Superintendent, TEC Connections Academy (TECCA), Commonwealth Virtual School

Friday March 23, 2018 9:40am - 10:25am


Keynote Follow-up: Envisioning the Graduate of the Future
Communities have always wrestled with the multiple purposes of education: to train young people for careers, vocations, and college; to prepare them for their roles as citizens; to develop habits of reflective, ethical adults; and to create a common experience in a pluralistic society while meeting the needs of individual learners. As the world changes and grows more complex, returning to these important questions of purpose can help guide schools in their growth and strategic change. To ensure our schools are effective, we need to routinely reimagine what the high school graduate of the future will need to know and be able to do. The artifact that communicates these ideas is called a graduate profile. Making explicit the capabilities, competencies, knowledge, and attitudes for secondary school graduates, and inviting key stakeholders like students and community members to be engaged in the process, can help you and your school to focus your vision of success and drive school innovation efforts. In this session, Justin Reich will introduce participants to the work of developing graduate profiles and showcase the new MITx course Envisioning the Graduate of the Future.

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Justin Reich

Assistant Professor in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Instructor in the Scheller Teacher Education Program, Faculty Associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and Director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab., MIT
Justin is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning consultancy devoted to helping teachers leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments.

Friday March 23, 2018 9:40am - 10:25am
Regency IV


Leveraging Data Analytics to Improve Student Achievement and School Performance
Like most K-12 schools, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School District is focused on improving student achievement and school performance, but struggled with the ability to access, report, and analyze student, teacher, and school data collected across multiple disparate sources - SIS, Admissions, Behavior Management, College Counseling, etc.  Working with Assure eServices, Prospect Hill Academy has developed strategic, operational & analytical dashboards that provide hindsight, insight and foresight leveraging the Qlik Analytical Platform. Assure understands foremost that schools need the provision of business intelligence & analytical tools that are powerful, simple to use, easily accessible and fully aligned with essential K-12 drivers.  Assure teams with Prospect Hill Academy in this session to demonstrate its K-12 Analytics Solution.


Babu Durairaj

Founder, Assure eServices

David Fournier

Technology Director, Prospect Hill Academy
David Fournier joined Prospect Hill Academy as Technology Director in October 2013 after thirty years as an IT Corporate Executive. Prior to his IT career, Mr. Fournier was a secondary school English teacher. Mr. Fournier brings a strong track record of success in strategic planning... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 9:40am - 10:25am
Regency V


Tactical Solutions to Student Data Privacy Issues
What are the basic requirements of the major student privacy laws; FERPA, PPRA, COPPA, HIPAA, & CIPA? What are the operational impacts of each of these requirements on day to day policies and procedures at the District level? The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is designed to assist Districts in addressing day to day operational issues around meeting student data privacy concerns and requirements. The SDPC is growing quickly with thousands of districts, state agencies and vendors represented, with alliances being formed in 16+ states. Current projects include; A Common Contracting Framework, Digital Tools Governance, and “Connected Privacy”



Steve Smith

CIO/CTO, Cambridge Public Schools
Mr.Steve Smith, has twenty+ years of CIO/CTO experience in both rural and urban, large and small, school districts in New England, the last ten years as CIO of Cambridge Public Schools. Recently Mr. Smith has spent a great deal of time navigating student privacy issues. He has represented... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 9:40am - 10:25am