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

February 3 - 24, 2021

WEBINARS: Connecting & Securing Effective Learning Ecosystems


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.

Allen Miedema, Northshore School District, WA
Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education

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!

Jessica Kallin, Utah State Board of Education
Troy Lunt, Iron County School District, UT

February 10, 2021

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.

Alex Jackl, Bardic Systems
Michelle Elia, CPSI

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”?

Ross Santy, NCES
Karl Pond, NC Department for Public Instruction

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!

Libbi Garrett, California IT in Education (CITE)
Steve Setzer, Kimono

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!

Tyler Park, Future of Privacy Forum
Jim Newton, Beaverton School District

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.

Steve Smith & Dave Armstrong, Cambridge Public Schools
Ben Silberglitt, CedarLabs
Danielle Norton, Massachusetts Department for Elementary & Secondary Education

October 6, 2020
October 8, 2020

Webinar for School/State Data Stewards


Connecting and Securing Effective Learning EcoSystems

Hosted by: Larry Fruth Ph.D., CEO/Exec Director, A4L Community & SDPC
Presented by: Libbi Garrett, CITE; Allen Miedema, Northshore School District; and Ben Silberglitt, CedarLabs.

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).

June 2, 2020

Webinar: TN Alliance


SDPC walk-through: TN Alliance

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

March 11, 2020

Webinar: OH Alliance


SDPC walk-through: OH Alliance

Hosted by Learn21, this webinar walks through how OH School Districts can leverage the SDPC membership provided by OH Department of Education.

February 12-13, 2020

OETC Conference

Columbus, OH

Teachers - A Student Privacy 'Cheat Sheet' Session

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

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