Catch ON

How to Safeguard Your Student Data and

Maintain Compliance With New York Privacy Laws

CatchOn Webinar

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August 11, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Join industry leaders from IMS Global Learning Consortium, the Student Data Privacy Consortium, and CatchOn to learn more about the steps these organizations are taking to equip New York school districts with the information needed to protect student data. They will share vetting and compliance best practices as well as outline tools and programs you can leverage to simplify and strengthen your data privacy strategy. 

catch on speakers

Join Dr. Tim Clark, Vice President of K-12 Programs at IMS Global, Larry Fruth, Executive Director/CEO at A4LCommunity SDPC, and Monica Cougan, Manager of Strategic Relationships and Initiatives at CatchOn, to gain insight into IMS Global, SDPC, and CatchOn's efforts around secure data use, collection, and sharing.  Attendees will also learn about CatchOn's new partnership with IMS Global and alignment to the Student Data Privacy Consortium privacy agreement

Audience: Superintendents, Technology Directors, CTOs, Curriculum Directors

Tim Clark

As the Vice President of K-12 Programs at IMS Global Learning Consortium, Dr. Tim Clark supports schools and districts in adopting IMS standards and practices to enable interoperable digital learning ecosystems. He also provides strategic leadership for K-12 in IMS, collaborating with institutional and state members.


Formerly, Tim served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Digital Learning for Chicago Public Schools. He provided leadership and guidance for teaching and learning by designing and implementing an equitable districtwide digital curriculum. Tim also served as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia. He has been an educator for 25 years and has taught all grade levels, ESL, and gifted learners. Tim authors the BYOTNetwork blog and has been featured in NBC News, EdTech Magazine, eSchool News, Scholastic Administrator, THE Journal, and other news outlets about Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiatives.


Tim holds a Doctor of Education in Leadership for Learning with a concentration in Instructional Technology, and his research and dissertation focused on designing online learning communities for elementary students. Throughout his career, he has been a vocal advocate for implementing instructional technology, digital content, and curriculum to increase achievement and motivation, encourage collaboration, facilitate critical thinking, and construct engaging learning environments.

Larry Fruth

Dr. Larry Fruth II is currently the Executive Director and CEO of the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community. A4L is an independent non-profit membership organization comprised of over 3,200 software vendors and educational institutions whose mission is to support the identification, management, movement, and usage of learning information within the education sector. The main community product is the collaboratively developed, platform-independent, and vendor-neutral technical specifications (SIF Specifications) to enable data sharing among education software applications internationally. Additional activities include the establishment, support, and growth of the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) addressing critical on the ground privacy issues.

Dr. Fruth has over 30 years of experience in teaching and learning as a classroom teacher/professor, curriculum and professional development designer, and state and federal policymaker. He has worked with three White House administrations, international government education agencies, and marketplace providers in advising on strategies and policies in the development of longitudinal data systems to leverage previous and current technology investments. Dr. Fruth previously served as a Director for the Ohio Department of Education where he oversaw development of Technology Academic Content Standards, State Educational Technology Director designee, lead for various federal programs as well as pointing various pK-16 partnership initiatives. He has been a national keynote speaker, grant reviewer, and currently sits on state, national and international boards relating to education and technology.

Monica Cougan

Monica Cougan is the manager of strategic relationships and initiatives at ENA and CatchOn, where she leverages her more than 35 years of experience in education and technology to help schools make the most of new technology. Throughout her career, Monica has been an evangelist for the adoption of technology as a transformative educational tool. She also has extensive experience helping K-12 schools implement 1:1 programs and in disseminating problem-based and project-based learning methodologies that focus on helping each student develop his or her own voice. Throughout Monica’s extensive career, she has sought out the diverse experiences required to know how to implement positive changes in education: she has served as a classroom teacher, adjunct professor, and education consultant for national, technology-based curriculum companies. Away from the classroom, she has served as an independent math consultant, worked in curriculum development, evaluated research on school-based programs, and developed professional learning opportunities for educators looking for a new mastery of technology.

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