Here are presentation slides from some of the events we have participated in, and provided online recently…

WEBINAR: Privacy & Interoperability - Balancing Risks and Rewards

September 27, 2022

How do you balance keeping student’s data private and secure while also ensuring the RIGHT data gets to the RIGHT person, at the RIGHT time? Increased interoperability without the inclusion of privacy requirements equals increased risk. Hosted by Project Unicorn, join leaders from the Access 4 Learning’s Student Data Privacy Consortium, the Future of Privacy Forum, and Bardic Systems to discuss how to leverage the power of data interoperability while keeping student data secure. Learn how you can connect and secure effective learning ecosystems that benefit students while ensuring compliance with federal and state privacy laws.

WEBINAR: VA State Alliance

October 14, 2021

Hosted by VA Department of Education and VTSE, this webinar clip walks through how VA Divisions can leverage the SDPC Resource Registry and membership provided by VA Department of Education.


August 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

SESSION 4C:  Data Standards United: A pragmatic look at how Standards can work together for your use case 

SESSION 6C:  Marketplace Contracting:  Imagine if Your LEA, SEA, and Provider Were All On The Same Page!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

SESSION 7C:  A MODEL Connected and Secure Data System from LEA to SEA: Turning a Statewide Data Collection From Compliance to Productive Tool

SESSION 9D:  Creating “Win-Win-Win” Scenarios in Establishing Common Data Privacy Expectations: A Case Study for Schools, States, and Marketplace Providers

Thursday, August 19, 2021

SESSION 11D:  What is A State Agency’s Stewardship Role In Addressing Student Privacy Issues

SESSION 12D:  From SIF to Unity: The Complete and Most Utilized K-12 Education Data Standard Alive and Growing in States!

Friday, August 20, 2021

SESSION 14D:  A Tech Director, a Vendor, and a Privacy Advocate Walk Into a Bar: A Panel Discussion

WEBINAR: A4L Community Town Hall Meeting

May 4, 2021

2020 Leadership Review from North American Management & Technical Board, as well as the Student Data Privacy (SDPC) Management Board.  Plus a look at the priorities for 2021-2022 in all areas, Operational Support priorities, 2022 Symposium update and Q&A.  Presented by Board Co-Leads and Staff.

WEBINARS: Connecting & Securing Effective Learning Ecosystems

February 2021

February 3, 2021 | Connecting and Securing: Setting The Stage

Data Access is Easier Than Ever with More Data Each Day – Is That A Good Thing?

More is better right?  But is it?  Hear about the pluses and minuses of more data in education and the implications at has on data stewardship, communications and even operational impacts through the lens of a school and a state CIO.

School and State Leadership On Local Control Issues

Data stewardship is, and will probably always be, one of those notorious “local control issue” for schools and states.  There are some great examples though of states providing leadership and support to help schools as they juggle their constantly evolving role in supporting learning – at the local level!

February 10, 2020 | Foundations of 'Connecting' Ecosystems in the Real World

Setting the Course for Standardizing – Stopping the “Wheel Re-invention”

Those that run Education Data Integrations are faced with a choice.  Do we build on what we have, or do we rip and replace?  There are a series of questions whose answers will help you choose.  What are the problems with our current integration?  Will modernizing our systems address the pain points?  Is there ongoing development and a supported path into the future?  Can we provide feedback and impact the future to meet our needs?  We will explore these questions so that you can move forward with confidence.

Starting with the Data Dictionary and Maturing to Usage Tools - All Under Local Control. 

There has been great leadership at the federal level for identifying and defining educational data through the work of the Handbooks and now CEDS.  The reality is more than 95% of the data is locally held and used.  So how can the top-down work for schools and promotion of technical solutions using various standards?  Is it possible to “just make it work”?

February 17, 2021 | Foundations of 'Securing Ecosystems Student Privacy

Data Stewardship 101 – Setting Common Expectations Between Vendors and Customers

A key component for any conversation is to understand the lens from which your discussion partner is viewing the world.  The majority of “disconnects” seen between marketplace players and their customers evolve from of a lack of common expectations in data stewardship.  We do have some solutions to resolve that!

The Securing Continuum: From Legislation to Ecosystem Implementation and All Steps In-Between

The Community has done a great amount of engagement with school technology leaders around “what are you juggling each day with your digital ecosystem and what can the Community help support via connecting and securing effective learning ecosystems.  This can be driven from the top down through legislation or bottom up through need!

February 24, 2021 | Connecting and Securing in the Real World

The MA Data Hub Solution

This pilot project was designed to leverage the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) state data collection & Cedar Labs’ “hub and spoke” architecture to branch a state reporting data connection and create an easy-to-manage data integration platform for school districts.  MA DESE, and Cambridge Public Schools are leveraging the existing state data connection to branch the flow of data not just for state reporting, but to also provide additional value add services such as standards agnostic rostering and privacy enforcement.

Webinar for School/State Data Stewards

October 6 & 8, 2020

This webinar presents a dive into ‘Connecting and Securing Effective Learning EcoSystems‘ focussing on the recently released Unity technical blueprint and the National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA).

WEBINAR: TN Alliance

June 2, 2020

Hosted by TETA & SDPC, this webinar walks through how TN School Districts can leverage the SDPC membership provided by Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA).

OETC Conference

February 12-13, 2020

Student Data Privacy: What are YOUR obligations?

Why Do I Have to Worry About Student Privacy?; The What: Student Data; The Why: Legal Implications; The How: Student Data Privacy Alliance and Partners; and The Where: Resources