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Thursday, March 10 • 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Blended Learning Platforms

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Newton Public Schools (MA) are combining the strengths of multiple digital tools to deliver a highly functional learning platform through a single “pane of glass”. By using the power of interoperability, the district has successfully integrated the SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository with the Schoology LMS to connect the district’ssmart learning objects with their platform for designing and delivering digital lessons. This integrated solution blends two best-of-breed platforms to provide teachers with a toolkitof features from lesson delivery through evaluative assessment. Newton Public Schools are now working towards leveraging this interoperable infrastructure to add important metadata to their learning objects and itemized assessments in order to capture the learning analytics needed to help teachers deliver flexible personalized instruction. In conjunction with the Highlander Institute of Rhode Island, the district is developing a model for integratingthe power of numerous tools to truly personalize the educational experience.

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Leo Brehm

Director of IT and Library Media (CIO/CTO), Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Leo is currently the Director of Information Technology and Libraries (CIO/CTO) for the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough in Massachusetts. He manages the technology infrastructure, support, integration strategies, information literacy programs, and digital and data resources that serve this 3,500 students, twenty-two building district located just outside Boston. Throughout his career, he has supported education in a variety of... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 2 - Worcester

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