Here are presentation slides from some of the events we have participated in, and provided online recently…
May 4, 2021
WEBINAR: A4L Community Town Hall Meeting
Feb 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.
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.