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Resources

We are in the process of putting various resources together to help you understand the SDPC, find out how to get started on your own Alliance, videos of how to use the SDPC Application/Resource Registry, PLUS external resources of interest.

General

Student Privacy and COVID-19

A great influx of marketplace providers, and their professional organizations, have increased their communications around the value of their tools and even free or limited-time free usage of them during this crisis.  While admirable, this only has added complexity to the management of these tools at the district and even school level.

Video: SDPC Resource Registry

>  Are you looking for a ‘picture’ of the software applications in use in your School District and across your State?
>  Want a way to streamline contract negotiations, privacy requirements and logistics of getting software applications into your digital ecosystem?

Video: Student Privacy - What are YOUR obligations?

Student Data Privacy: What are YOUR obligations?

Privacy By The Numbers

An overview of how the SDPC is positively impacting the education marketplace.
Updated: November 2020

FAQs

A selection of frequently asked questions regarding the SDPC Resource Registry

A4L Data Privacy Task Force Artifacts

At a session called “Who owns the data?” during the 2014 A4L Community Annual Meeting, there was a consensus of attendees to form a Group focused exclusively on privacy issues surrounding access to and use of sensitive student related data…

Vendor Marketplace

Want to see who is involved and the services they provide?

SDPC Update: November 2020

Find out the latest from the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC).

SDPC Updates Archive >>

A4L Quarterly Newsletter, September 2020

Find out the latest from the A4L Community and how they are addressing interoperability AND privacy!

Presentations

A selection of the presentations that have been provided at conferences and online recently…

Alliances

Alliance 101 Handbook

Thinking of setting up an Alliance?  Here is a quick 101 to help you get started…

On-Boarding Videos

Already an SDPC member?  Here are a few self-help videos to help you on your way.​

SDPC Resource Registry training for District Admins

Training for the new Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) Application / Resource Registry.  Presented on Feb 25, 2019 by Lisa Waters, Cambridge Public Schools.

SDPC Resource Registry training for Alliance Admins

Training for the new Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) Application / Resource Registry.  Presented on Feb 26, 2019 by Lisa Waters, Cambridge Public Schools.

National Data Privacy Agreement Briefing

Recorded: August 5, 2020.  This briefing provides an overview of the National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA).

SDPC walk-through: OH Alliance webinar

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

SDPC walk-through: TN Alliance webinar

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

Frequently Asked Questions

A selection of frequently asked questions regarding the SDPC Resource Registry

Preferred Provider Program (P3)

Contracted services and products provided by SDPC members.

Schools

SDPC Resource Registry training for District Admins

Training for the new Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) Application / Resource Registry.  Presented on Feb 25, 2019 by Lisa Waters, Cambridge Public Schools.

On-Boarding Videos

Already an SDPC member?  Here are a few self-help videos to help you on your way.

National Data Privacy Agreement Briefing

Recorded: August 5, 2020.  This briefing provides an overview of the National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA).

SDPC walk-through: OH Alliance webinar

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

SDPC walk-through: TN Alliance webinar

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

Frequently Asked Questions

A selection of frequently asked questions regarding the SDPC Resource Registry

Vendors

Video: SDPC Resource Registry - Vendor walk-through

An overview for SDPC Vendor members on how they can utilize the SDPC Resource Registry…

SDPC Vendor Task Force - Open Meeting

A recording of the ‘open’ SDPC Vendor Task Force meeting on April 27, 2020 with Q&A session from state & local CIOs answering questions and providing guidance on how Vendor’s can help them protect student data.

How Are You Showing Your Customers a Commitment to Student Data Privacy?

Are you looking for a way to show current and potential customers your organization’s support in addressing their student data privacy concerns?   …You might be already, and not even know it!

SDPC Vendor Benefits

‘Tactical’ Privacy for the Front Lines – value-add for SDPC Vendors.

Frequently Asked Questions

A selection of frequently asked questions regarding the SDPC Resource Registry

Vendor Marketplace

Want to see who is involved and the services they provide?

Preferred Provider Program (P3)

Contracted services and products provided by SDPC members.

SDPC Resource Registry: API Usage Policy

Subject to the restrictions contained within this document, SDPC members are granted a non-exclusive, worldwide, non-transferable, limited license to access the APIs and documentation only as necessary to develop, test and support an integration of your application with the Services.

SDPC Resource Registry: API Developers Guide

The SDPC Resource Registry API is designed to be a machine-readable version of public information already available to SDPC Members through the SDPC Resource Registry. This API is useful for data analysis, maintaining snapshots in time, and more. Leveraging the same technologies as the Registry, this API will provide instant access to the data without having to perform manual searches.

Community Update Webinars

SDPC Update, November 2020

November 4, 2020: SDPC Consortium Update webinar. Includes information and updates about SDPC Project Teams, membership updates, new SDPC Management Board members, National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA), Global Education Privacy Standards (GEPS), MA Data Hub followed by a Q&A session.

SDPC Update, August 2020

August 5, 2020: Presentation slides from the SDPC Consortium Update. Includes information and updates about SDPC Project Teams, membership updates, Global Education Privacy Standards (GEPS), MA Data Hub followed by a Q&A session.

SDPC Update, May 2020

May 6, 2020: Presentation slides from the SDPC Consortium Update. Includes information and updates about SDPC Project Teams, new SDPC Resource Registry functionality, Global Education Privacy Standards (GEPS), MA Data Hub followed by a Q&A session.

SDPC Update, February 2020

February 5, 2020: Presentation slides from the SDPC Update webinar.  Includes information and updates about SDPC Task Forces, SDPC Resource Registry, Global Education Privacy Standards (GEPS), and the MA Data Hub.

Vendor Showcase Webinars

How Can You Safely Reopen School? Data is the Vaccine.

Volan Technology
November 19, 2020

Establishing a Robust Student Data Privacy Culture

CatchOn
October 15, 2020

K-12 Cyber Safety, Security and The Reality of Distance Learning

ManagedMethods 
June 18, 2020

Data Privacy and Active Directory Management Using xdAD

CPSI, Ltd
May 21, 2020

Gamifying PBIS - Changing Behavior by Fostering Lasting Engagement

Classcraft
February, 22, 2020

External Resources

WEBINAR: FERPA and Virtual Learning during COVID-19

A webinar by United States Department of Education, Student Privacy Policy Office, presented on March 30, 2020.  FERPA related information for employees working from home – addressing responsibilities under FERPA when school officials are working with PII from education records at home.

FBI Public Service Announcement

The FBI takes a leadership position in the area of student privacy in its Public Service Announcement (PSA) entitled Education Technologies: Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks To Students

US Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The US Department of Education is committed to student privacy.

Student Privacy Compass (formerly FERPA|SHERPA)

Student Privacy Compass (formerly called FERPA|Sherpa) is the student privacy resource center website. This site provides information, news, and opinions on maintaining student data privacy. Student Privacy Compass is an initiative of the the Future of Privacy Forum.

Educator Toolkit for Teacher and Student Privacy

‘A Practical Guide for Protecting Personal Data’ developed by Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and Badass Teachers Association.

Common Sense Privacy Education Initiative

A coordinated effort to evaluate edtech tools, protect student privacy, and build in safety and security from the start.

Forum Guide to Educational Policy

Developed as a resource for SEAs and LEAs to use in assisting school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data in instructional & administrative practices.

The Internet and Data Security

What is collected, How to Opt-Out of Cookies and Disable Data Collection.