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Edtech Advocacy &
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Trust Me! Blockchain as the Building Block for Lifelong Learning

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture


Monday, June 24, 2:30–3:30 pm
Location: 121C

Jim Blew   Sharon Leu   Jake Steel  
Education blockchains and digital credentials are the digital infrastructure for lifelong learning. They are tools that empower students to own and curate the comprehensive record of their learning achievements, and use these as they progress through their education path and as they advance in their careers.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Focus: Technology infrastructure
Topic: Emergent technologies
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Empower educators to exercise professional agency, build teacher leadership skills and pursue personalized professional learning.
Systems Designer
  • Lead teams to collaboratively establish robust infrastructure and systems needed to implement the strategic plan.
  • Protect privacy and security by ensuring that students and staff observe effective privacy and data management policies.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Outcomes:
- Understand blockchain technology and types of blockchain implementations
- Learn how digital credentials on blockchain infrastructure can enable student mobility across a lifelong learning and career paths
- Discuss important policy issues and other implications of student owned education records
- Explore ways to participate in an education blockchain network

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Presenters

Jim Blew, U.S. Department of Education
Sharon Leu, U.S. Department of Education

Relatively good and many things.

Jake Steel, Office of Educational Technology

Jake is currently the Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology and the Senior Advisor over K-12 Education in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education. The team leads on policy analysis and formulation, development of legislative proposals, and evaluation of existing and proposed education programs. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Jake spent a year as a White House Fellow placed at the Domestic Policy Council. His work there focused on education policy and included American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the State and Federal STEM Education Summit.

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