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Tuesday, May 22 • 10:30am - 11:15am
The Future is Now: What’s Next for K-12 Ecosystems

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Join Beatriz Arnillas, itslearning; Tim Beekman, SAFARI Montage; Kyle Berger, Grapevine Colleyville ISD; Brian Blanton, Henry County Schools; and Dwayne Alton, Lee County Schools as they talk about the future roadmap for revolutionizing teaching and learning via open standards and the strategies districts are using to link their continuous improvement plan with efforts to evolve to a plug-and-play digital ecosystem.

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Dwayne Alton

Executive Director of Infrastructure Services and Information Systems, Lee County Schools
Dwayne Alton is the Executive Director of Infrastructure Services /  Information Systems for Lee County Public Schools, currently the 37th largest school district in the US.  He holds over twenty years of experience in K-12 IT, with expertise in infrastructure management, technical... Read More →
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Beatriz Arnillas

Sr. Educational Advisor, itslearning
I started as an ESL and World History teacher. After graduate schools I was an Artist-in-residence in Kentucky Public Schools and later Studio Art (Tenured) Professor in PA. I got to design and teach blended and online Art History courses in 2003, to make it easier for students to... Read More →
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Tim Beekman

President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage
Timothy R. Beekman, President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage, was founder of Dynacom, Inc., and a partner/owner of the former SAFARI Technologies, Inc. Mr. Beekman holds a BSEE from Western Michigan University and a First Class Broadcast License. He was honored as “Fellow of the Decade... Read More →
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Kyle Berger

Chief Technology Officer, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Kyle Berger has over 21 years in K-12 technology leadership spread across districts of various sizes and demographics. Awarded with the 2020 EdTEch Award for Leadership and the Technology Director of the Year by TCEA in 2009, he has also been featured in several educational technology... Read More →
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Brian Blanton

Chief Information Services Officer, Henry County School District
Dr. Brian Blanton, is Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services at Henry County Schools in Georgia. Prior to that, Dr. Blanton has served as the Instructional Technology Coordinator. Brian is the president of the board of directors of the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium.The... Read More →

Tuesday May 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Grand Ballroom 10