Each year, the National Center for Education Statistics hosts the STATS DC Data Conference. This year's conference was held in Washington D.C. on August 1-3. Two MNPS employees presented at this conference.
Laura Hansen, MNPS Director of Information Management and Decision Support, was part of a expert panel on Wednesday, August 2nd entitled, A Tense Marriage: Governing the Relationships Among Data Interoperability, Security, and Privacy. This session discussed the tension between balancing the needs to support students and teacher in experiencing high quality learning experiences while maintaining appropriate barriers and privacy protections for students.
Dr. Margie Johnson, MNPS Collaborative Inquiry Coordinator, co-presented with Dr. Stephanie Wilkerson, president of Magnolia Consulting, on Wednesday, August 2nd about MNPS' journey to implementing collaborative inquiry data use practices throughout the district. The session entitled, A District's Journey of Implementing Effective Data Use Practices, shared MNPS's data journey toward developing and implementing the Data-Informed Decision-making Ecosystem, of which collaborative inquiry is the heart of the ecosystem and serves as a guide for empowering educators to use data, no matter the source, for making informed decisions. Tools developed to support the implementation of the ecosystem, including the Teacher Data Use Survey and MNPS IC Map for Collaborative Inquiry were shared with participants. The PowerPoint for this session is available HERE.
(Stephanie and I also have a published article mentioned in the PowerPoint. If you would like a copy of it, please email me requesting a copy.)
The presentations from the conference should be available online soon. If you want to check out their website, you can access it at http://www.mnpscollaboration.org/collaboration-corner-blog/ci-update-do-you-understand-the-words-coming-out-of-my-mouth.
If you need any support with collaborative inquiry and/or have a story to tell, please contact Margie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to fast, go alone.
In the webinar, Dr. Margie Johnson shared MNPS' work around creating a culture of collaborative inquiry at the district and Dr. Canidra Henderson, executive principal at Haynes Middle Design Center, shared how her teachers use the data warehouse at-risk indicators (early warning system) and the collaborative inquiry process to support student success.
Metro Nashville Public Schools represented at the Nashville Technology Council's
Nashville Analytics Summit
on August 11, 2016
Dr. Margie Johnson presented a 90 minute workshop on August 11th sharing about the MNPS data warehouse, its implementation and lessons learned, particularly the development of the Data-Informed Decision Making Ecosystem. The ecosystem is the framework used by MNPS for building the capacity of employees to use data for making informed decisions. To access the workshop materials, please click on one of the below pictures.
How are you and/or your school using the collaborative inquiry process for making data-informed decisions?
Please share your stories or request support by contacting Margie Johnson at email@example.com.
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Laura Hansen served on a NCES Forum Workgroup that unveiled a new publication around Student Data Privacy, and can be found here: https://nces.ed.gov/forum/pub_2016096.asp. She also presented 3 conference sessions:
- Make Data Work for Students: Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- Student Data Privacy Consortium—A Common Contract Framework
- EDUCaTION wiThout d@tA sdradnat$
Margie Johnson and Mary Laurens Seely, from MNPS' Research, Assessment, and Evaluation department, are part of a national Data Use Standards Working Group for educators. One session Margie presented was about the workgroup's publication of PK-12 Data Use Standards for Educators (https://slds.grads360.org/#program/data-use-standards).
Margie also presented about the MNPS REL Appalachia partnership work around collaborative inquiry entitled, Best Practice for Enhancing Collaborative Data Use in Schools.
To learn more about the sessions and access materials, please go to http://www.mnpscollaboration.org/2016-nces-stats-dc-presentations.html.
We would love to hear about the data work you and/or your team is doing. Please feel free to contact Margie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story or to get support around data use.
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