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The "Designing Principles for a Trusted Environment" at SXSWedu seeks to have a discussion on trust and create a deeper understanding of how to operationalize trusted learning environments among various stakeholders, including: government, parents, educators, school & district leaders, students, foundations, nonprofits, and businesses. The first half-day frames the conversation—grappling with privacy, trust and data collection—around the tensions between positive uses of data (such as personalization for learning) and commercial use of data. The event will include announcements with potential solutions from the Digital Media and Learning Competition, and student data privacy principles from Data Quality Campaign (DQC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). The keynote speech and youth panel will provide background research and a youth perspective on the use of technology in and outside the classroom.

Topics shared and discussed inform a second half-day design interactive, where stakeholders brainstorm user-centered trust frameworks focused on their communities. Participants engage with each of the stakeholder roles while working toward the goal of creating a trusted environment framework for their assigned community.

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John Bailey
Executive Director, Digital Learning Now [Moderator]
Richard Culatta
Director of Educational Technology, US Department of Education
Charlie Firestone
Executive Director, Aspen Institute Communications & Society Program
Aimee Guidera
Founder & Executive Director, Data Quality Campaign
Akili Lee
Co-founder, Digital Youth Network
Amanda Lenhart
Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center
Brendon Lynch
Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
Felton Thomas
Executive Director, Cleveland Public Library
Local Austin High School Students
Austin, TX

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Introductions and DML Winner / CoSN + DQC Announcements pending
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speech
  • Amanda Lenhart, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Audience Questions
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Setting The Framework Panel
  • John Bailey, Vice President of Policy and Executive Director of Digital Learning Now, Foundation for Excellence in Education [Moderator]
  • Aimee Guidera, Founder and Executive Director, Data Quality Campaign
  • Akili Lee, Co-Founder & Director of Digital Strategy and Development, Digital Youth Network
  • Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology, Department of Education
  • Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Audience Questions
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Youth Panel
  • Felton Thomas, Executive Director, Cleveland Public Library [Moderator]
  • Local Austin High School Students
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Audience Questions & Summary

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