The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. The Consortium also leverages work done by numerous partner organizations but focuses on issues being faced by “on-the-ground” practitioners.
Here are presentation slides from some of the events we have participated in, and provided online recently…
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!
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
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!
SESSION 14D: A Tech Director, a Vendor, and a Privacy Advocate Walk Into a Bar: A Panel Discussion
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.
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!
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.
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”?
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 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!
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.