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Dr. Larry Fruth  
ryan johnson  
Steve Smith  

This panel will look at various data stewardship roles regarding student data privacy. This conversation will look at within and between organizational data privacy issues and solutions. All set in a fun bar conversation format!

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Safety, security & student data privacy
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
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.
  • Establish partnerships that support the strategic vision, achieve learning priorities and improve operations.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will walk away with a better understanding the need to develop common expectations about privacy between schools and vendors and roles each have as data stewards. All in a fun bar setting!

- Identify sticky points
- Requirements of Each Party
- Adopt common standards
- Add privacy requirements & obligations to interoperability solutions
- Creation a "connected and secure effective learning ecosystems"


Bar Setting Established.... 5 min
- Setting is a bar near the conference where each customer comes into complain about each other and the pain points around data privacy stewardship. Ideally between chats - and drinks - they can come to commonalities!

Customer 1 - School CIO - 10 min

Customer 2 - Vendor - 10 min

Customer 3 - Administrator - 10 min

Common Expectation Setting - 20 min

Q and A -

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Dr. Larry Fruth, A4L

Dr. Fruth II is the Executive Director/CEO of the Access 4 Learning (A4L) and Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC). This international non-profit is comprised of over 3,000 software vendors and educational institutions collaborating to support the identification, management, movement and usage of learning information. Dr. Fruth has over 35 years of experience as a classroom teacher/professor, curriculum and professional development designer and international keynote speaker. Most recently Dr. Fruth served as n Curriculum Director and State Ed Tech Director for the Ohio Department of Education, lead for various federal programs as well as pointing various pK-16 partnership initiatives.

ryan johnson, Savvas

Ryan is a certified data privacy attorney, experienced IT engineer and published author with over 20 years experience with enterprise technology. In his current roles, he serves as Chief Privacy Officer, Subject Matter Expert and Corporate Counsel specializing in Student Data Privacy law. Ryan is an established business advocate with an extensive background in data protection, tech procurement, IP matters and government relations.

Steve Smith, Cambridge Public Schools

Mr.Steve Smith, has twenty five + years of CIO/CTO experience in rural and urban, large and small, school districts in New England, the last 14 years as CIO of Cambridge Public Schools. Recently Mr. Smith has spent a great deal of time navigating student privacy issues. He has represented both Maine and currently Massachusetts on the National Forum on Education Statistics . In addition, Mr Smith is the Founder of the Student Data Privacy Consortium.

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