A Learning Object Repository for Curriculum Equity

SAFARI Montage at TASA 2023 Midwinter Conference


Building a Digital Ecosystem for Optimal Outcomes

Presented by:
Shannon Terry, Vice President of National Strategic Accounts, SAFARI Montage
Darlene Rankin, Director of Instructional Technology, Katy ISD
Date & Time: Monday, January 30th, 2023, 9:30–10:30 AM
Location: Room 13A, Austin Convention Center


How do states, districts and schools embrace and confront the many challenges that delivering a digital curriculum pose? How do system and school leaders establish state-of-the-art digital ecosystems to connect students and teachers with high quality instruction resources to achieve a modernized, holistic and safe instructional environment? How can educational systems support continuity while remaining at-the-ready to address evolving needs presented by changing technology and curriculum? In this session, we will look at how districts in Texas and systems across the nation are establishing digital ecosystems that leverage the interoperability of a Learning Object Repository (LOR) to maximize efficiency and expand effectiveness to achieve optimal outcomes.



TASA 2023 Sessions Hosted by SAFARI Montage


Location

Austin Convention Center
Meeting Room 7 (Level 3)
500 East Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701




The Direction of Digital Learning: Data Analytics & A.I.

Presented by:
Rob Stratton, Vice President of Learning Innovation & Strategy, SAFARI Montage
Date & Time: Sunday, January 29, 2023, 12:30–1:30 PM
Lunch Served at 12:15
Location: Room 7, Level 3, Austin Convention Center


As educational technologies continue to evolve, integrating data analytics and A.I. within the digital learning environment can provide school districts with actionable insights to help better personalize learning and improve outcomes. Join Rob Stratton (Vice President of Learning Innovation & Strategy, SAFARI Montage) to explore how to build a future-ready digital ecosystem built upon the foundation of an interoperable Learning Object Repository and designed to leverage the power of data analytics and A.I. to accelerate learning.



A Perfect Blend: Google Classroom and SAFARI Montage

Presented by:
Shannon Terry, Vice President of National Strategic Accounts, SAFARI Montage in conjunction with Kevin Hodges, Texas LCS Lead, Google
Date & Time: Monday, January 30, 2023, 8:00–9:15 AM
Breakfast Served at 7:45
Location: Room 7, Level 3, Austin Convention Center


Google Classroom integrated with the SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository (LOR) empowers K-12 school districts to optimize all of their digital learning resources to support flexible teaching and learning. Join Kevin Hodges (Texas LCS Lead, Google) and Dr. Shannon Terry (VP of National Strategic Accounts, SAFARI Montage) to learn how the new Google Classroom Add-On integration with SAFARI Montage can save teachers valuable time searching for high-quality digital lesson materials to use in their classrooms. Discover how districts such as Chicago Public Schools are leveraging these integrated solutions to create engaging learning opportunities with rich digital media to maximize the instructional value for all learners.



District Snapshot: Engaging Students with Live Media and Video Production

Presented by:
Darlene Rankin, Director of Instructional Technology, Katy ISD
Tim Beekman, President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage
Nick DeKoff, Director of Customer Engagement, SAFARI Montage
Date & Time: Monday, January 30, 2023, 12:00–1:00 PM
Lunch Served at 11:45
Location: Room 7, Level 3, Austin Convention Center


Katy ISD is utilizing enterprise IPTV to engage students with live video productions and efficiently stream live and recorded content to any screen on their campuses and beyond. Join Darlene Rankin (Director of Instructional Technology, Katy ISD), Tim Beekman (President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage) and Nick DeKoff (Director of Customer Engagement, SAFARI Montage) to learn how Katy ISD is using a scalable IPTV solution along with mobile broadcasting tools to support learning opportunities, deliver digital signage and emergency messaging to their schools, stream and record live school news & events and distribute district-created content. Learn how the solution integrates within the district's digital learning ecosystem as well as how it meets ADA compliance requirements with tools for adding closed captioning to all Digital TV and live video streams.



Better Together: Microsoft Teams and SAFARI Montage

Presented by:
Lloyd Brown, Vice President of Digital Strategies, SAFARI Montage
Murali Subramanian, Sr. Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 8:00–9:00 AM
Breakfast Served at 7:45
Location: Room 7, Level 3, Austin Convention Center


Microsoft Teams integrated with the SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository (LOR) provides K-12 school districts with an interoperable foundation for creating flexible teaching and learning opportunities. Join Lloyd Brown (Vice President of Digital Strategies) and Murali Subramanian (Sr. Technology Strategist, Microsoft) to learn how the new the new SAFARI Montage App in Teams Assignments can save teachers valuable time in finding high-quality digital lesson materials to use in their classrooms. Discover how districts across the US are leveraging these integrated solutions to provide their teachers simplified access to high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials from which to build engaging, media-rich activities and assignments that maximize the instructional value for all learners.



Enhance Your Digital Resources to Maximize Instructional Value for Diverse Learners

Presented by:
Shannon Terry, Vice President of National Strategic Accounts, SAFARI Montage
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 12:00–1:00 PM
Lunch Served at 11:45
Location: Room 7, Level 3, Austin Convention Center


Join Dr. Shannon Terry (VP of National Strategic Accounts, SAFARI Montage) to discover how to create the essential conditions for supporting equitable digital teaching and learning. Attendees will learn how districts in Texas and systems across the nation are establishing digital ecosystems that leverage the interoperability of a Learning Object Repository (LOR) to maximize efficiency and expand effectiveness to achieve optimal outcomes and serve the needs of diverse learners of all types. Connect with other educational leaders in this session to discover how districts are promoting equity in education by providing access to multimedia, personalized and flexible learning experiences by creating learning experiences tailored to individual students and groups of students, such as language proficiency levels, learning styles, and cultural backgrounds so that students achieve their full potential.