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PESC-A4L Summit 2024

More detailed agenda information will be available shortly.

A summary of the key focus areas are as follows…

Open Data Standards:

Explore the latest developments and advancements in open data standards within the education domain. Understand how these standards can enhance interoperability, streamline data sharing, and contribute to a more connected and efficient education ecosystem.

Sessions will include: practical examples of routing other data standards using the SIF Infrastructure Specification; creating more shared tools (making standards adoption easier); demonstrating how standards add value – how can we close the gap between standards?; Iowa Transcript Exchange project update; Common Education Data Standard (CEDS); JSON Transcript; and an update on the VA Project (Student Locator, State to HE)

Privacy in Education:

Delve into the critical aspect of privacy within the education landscape. Discuss best practices, regulatory compliance, and ethical considerations in handling sensitive educational data. Learn how to strike the right balance between data-driven insights and safeguarding individual privacy.

Sessions will include: Postsecondary Privacy – What’s being done today? Where can it be found? Is it universal or unique to each institution?; What’s happening with COPPA?; Expanding SDPC into Higher Ed; SDPC Alliance Best Practices; National Data Privacy Agreement v 2; SDPC Registry 101; and overcoming roadblocks in developing an SDPC Alliance.

Lifelong Learning Initiatives:

Showcase initiatives, programs, and technologies that promote lifelong learning. Discuss strategies to support continuous education, skills development, and adaptability in an ever-changing world.

Sessions will include: workgroup sessions on GEOCode; Workforce/JEDx; SIF Infrastructure; JSON-LD / JSON Transcript; Global Education Security Standards (GESS); and Privacy Obligation Documents (PODs)

Collaboration and Networking:

Foster collaboration among attendees, including educators, technologists, policymakers, and industry representatives. Provide opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange to create a community dedicated to driving positive change in education through open data standards and privacy.

The summit will offer a mix of presentations including panel, open, and roundtable discussions as well as continuous networking opportunities throughout the conference.

Please note that this agenda is still in draft and ALL timings and sessions are subject to change.

Tuesday, April 30

8:00AM – 12:00PM

Closed Board Meetings

PESC Board & A4L Association Board of Directors

1:00PM – 2:00PM

REGISTRATION

1:30PM – 3:00PM

Welcome / Introductions

3:00PM – 3:15PM

Refreshment Break

3:15PM – 4:00PM

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Marc Schneider

Director of the Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education

KEYNOTE

Laying the Foundation: What have we learned over the past 25 years?

Mark Schneider will share his wealth of experience in supporting student data interoperability projects including his work with State Longitudinal Data Systems. He will reflect upon best practices considerations for large scale projects involving student data including identifying the value in data, and why it is important to consider the return on investment while balancing privacy with data sharing. How can A4L & PESC members learn from past experience as we lay the foundation for supporting lifelong learning?

4:00PM – 4:15PM

Session Break

4:15PM – 5:00PM

John Kraman

Chief Information Officer, Mississippi Department of Education

KEYNOTE

Modernization Through Standards and Simplification

John Kraman will share Mississippi’s innovative approach to modernizing an old legacy state data collection. In an attempt to build the ideal data system for both districts and the State Department of Education, MS has elected to start from ground zero and build anew rather than incrementally build upon a legacy system. By leveraging today’s technology and the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS), Mississippi hopes to bring all stakeholders together to simplify data collection and analytics.

5:00PM – 5:30PM

Session Break

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Evening ‘Social’ Networking Reception

Come and join us for our evening networking session!

Meet A4L & PESC Staff, Board Members, and your peers in an informal setting. Put faces (and legs) to Community members you have seen on the virtual Project Team, Task Force and Working Group calls and settle in before the Summit sessions begin.

Please note that this agenda is still in draft and ALL timings and sessions are subject to change.

Wednesday, May 1

7:30AM – 8:30AM

REGISTRATION

8:30AM – 9:20AM

KEYNOTE

9:20AM – 10:10AM

General Session

10:10AM – 10:20AM

Session Break

10:20AM – 11:10AM

Credentials across Lifelong Learning

More information coming soon…

11:10AM – 11:30AM

Refreshment Break

11:30AM – 12:20PM

Global Education Security Standards (GESS)

More information coming soon…

12:20PM – 1:10PM

Lunch

1:10PM – 2:00PM

SDPC Resource Registry 101

More information coming soon…

SIF Infrastructure: Adoptable by everyone

More information coming soon…

Breakout Session TBD

2:00PM – 2:10PM

Session Break

2:10PM – 3:00PM

National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) v2 & COPPA

More information coming soon…

Transforming Transcript Delivery with JSON and JSON-LD

More information coming soon…

Breakout Session TBD

3:00PM – 3:20PM

Refreshment Break

3:20PM – 4:10PM

Expanding SDPC to meet the needs of postsecondary privacy

More information coming soon…

Breakout Session TBD

SDPC Alliance Best Practices

More information coming soon…

4:10PM – 4:20PM

Session Break

4:20PM – 5:10PM

Breakout Session TBD

Global Education Security Standards (GESS) & Privacy Obligation Documents (PODs)

More information coming soon…

Breakout Session TBD

Please note that this agenda is still in draft and ALL timings and sessions are subject to change.

Thursday, May 2

7:30AM – 8:30AM

REGISTRATION

8:30AM – 9:20AM

Teacher Talent Pipeline LER Use Case / LERRS

More information coming soon…

Virginia: First with SIF 4.x for Providers

More information coming soon…

Breakout Session TBD

9:20AM – 9:30AM

Session Break

9:30AM – 10:20AM

Improving International Document Exchange

More information coming soon…

Breakout Session TBD

Breakout Session TBD

10:20AM – 10:50AM

Refreshment Break

10:50AM – 11:40AM

The Future of Privacy & Security

More information coming soon…

11:00AM – 12:30PM

Closing Session

More information coming soon…

1:30PM-5:00PM

CLOSED Sessions for SDPC Resource Registry discussions

A4L Community members / SDPC Resource Registry Users only