JANUARY 18-19, 2023
JANUARY 19, 2023
Leveraging the SDPC Resource Registry – Save Time and Promote Transparency
JANUARY 18, 2023
Help Me Get Apps Safely in My Digital Ecosystem? A4L/SDPC Simplifies for You!
It all starts with “…I want this app” from a staffer. It should be easy right? You know better….. This session will address the various steps the A4L/SDPC Community you are a part of – 10,000 schools strong – can help get the app in the hands of the practitioner and even students in a safe, secure and timely manner. A set of free supporting tools, strategies will be provided for IL schools through the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) addressing privacy, security, and data exchanges including many new initiatives.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2022
How do you balance keeping student’s data private and secure while also ensuring the RIGHT data gets to the RIGHT person, at the RIGHT time? Increased interoperability without the inclusion of privacy requirements equals increased risk. Join leaders from the Access 4 Learning’s Student Data Privacy Consortium, the Future of Privacy Forum, and Bardic Systems to discuss how to leverage the power of data interoperability while keeping student data secure. Learn how you can connect and secure effective learning ecosystems that benefit students while ensuring compliance with federal and state privacy laws.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
Travel to Oklahoma for the latest in our Great Data States Webinar Series! Join Project Unicorn, A4L, the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and Abbott Advising Group for a virtual tour of Oklahoma’s history of data modernization plans, its current work in the areas of privacy, security, and governance, and advice for other states.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2022
Vision, collaboration, planning, and implementation. That is what the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), its schools, and vendor partner members have done to mature their statewide data system. The MA Data Hub leverages the state data collection to provide the data back to the districts for streamlined, secure rostering and data sharing. The tools provided to the districts embed privacy enforcement and transparency. Join @projunicorn on September 7, for this “Great Data States” session that will highlight how MA is developing and using best practices around interoperability and privacy.
AUGUST 8-12, 2022
Monday, August 8, 2022
2-D: Looking to Align YOUR Data System with CEDS? Unity Gets You There!
3-C: A School CIO, Privacy Lawyer and Vendor Walk Into A Bar….
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
5-B: Oklahoma State Data System Modernization – Real World and Working in the Cloud
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
8-B: Modernizing a Statewide Student Information System and Data Collection Architecture
Thursday, August 11, 2022
11-C: Data Certification for the Real World – Make Certification Simple for Your LEAs
12-D: It’s Been 10 Years – Oklahoma State Department of Education Modernizing the SLDS
Friday, August 12, 2022
14-A: Modernizing Maine’s SLDS: Improving Access to Data Through CEDS and Data Visualizations
15-A: Leveraging a Statewide SIF Infrastructure for Seamless Generate Reporting
APRIL 25-27, 2022
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022
Welcome / Introductions: The State of the Community
Presented by: Larry Fruth, A4L Community
Privacy and Interoperability Landscape
Presented by: Amelia Vance, Public Interest Privacy Consulting
What Does “Connecting and Securing for Effective Learning Ecosystems” REALLY Mean?
Presented by: Steve Smith, Cambridge Public Schools; Ben Silberglitt, CedarLabs
PTAC Supporting YOUR Data Privacy Work
Presented by: Ross Lemke, PTAC
Unity Grade Pass Back
Presented by: Steve Setzer, Loop Data; John Lovell, A4L Community
How to Navigate the Shifting Student Data Privacy Landscape
Presented by: Mohit Gupta, Clever; Cody Venzke, Center for Democracy & Technology; Jim Siegl, Future of Privacy Forum
Moving from High School to University in Iowa
Presented by: Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022
The MA Data Hub: An SEA and LEAs working together to promote student data privacy
Presented by: Steve Smith & Eric Levy, Cambridge Public Schools; Ben Silberglitt, CedarLabs
Safer Technologies 4 Schools (ST4S) – Addressing Security and Privacy
Presented by: Anthony Yaremenko, NSIP
Now To Move The Market on Security – ST4S and GESS
Presented by: Anthony Yaremenko, NSIP; Steve Smith, Cambridge Public Schools
The Exchange Mechanics of the Privacy Obligation Document (POD)
Presented by: Mike Reynolds, CedarLabs; Eric Levy & Lisa Waters, Cambridge Public Schools; John Lovell, A4L Community
How to Ensure Data Privacy and Security in Schools Protecting Student Data and Privacy
Presented by: George Perreault, Classlink; Dr. Tina Barrios, Polk County
The Case for Interoperability – How Community Responsiveness is Shaping the Future: Part 1
Presented by: Anthony Yaremenko, NSIP
Are You Using the Full Power of the Resource Registry? You Need To!
Presented by: Lisa Waters, Cambridge Public Schools; Penny Murray, A4L Community
The Case for Unity – How Community Responsiveness is Shaping the Future: Part 2
Presented by: John Lovell, A4L Community; Alex Jackl, Bardic Systems; Ben Silberglitt, CedarLabs; John Paul, Wyoming Department of Education
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022
Recap Of Day 2 / Community Update
Presented by: Penny Murray, A4L Community
The Linking of CEDS to A4L’s Unity – Steps along the way
Presented by: Jim Campbell, AEM; Ross Santy, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); Alex Jackl, Bardic Systems
Making the case for Cybersecurity Awareness Training in K-12
Presented by: Timothy Tillman, Chesterfield County Schools
Technical Quality Control – The Maturation of Certification
Presented by: Jeff Simons, WSIPC; John Lovell, A4L Community
Alliances Effective Practice Sharing
Alliance Panel: Cynthia Tougas, TEC; Tom Ingram, Escambia County SD; Joshua Olstad, Oyster River Cooperative SD; Jay Pennington, Iowa Dept of Education; Chris Wherley, LTC
Back to the Future
Presented by: Mike Reynolds, CedarLabs
Student Privacy Myth-Busters
Presented by: Jim Siegl, Future of Privacy Forum
Real-world Education Data Management Performance Testing
Presented by: Ben Silberglitt & Mike Reynolds, CedarLabs
Data Standards United
Presented by: Michael Sessa, PESC; Larry Fruth, A4L Community
Navigating the Standards – EdMatrix
Presented by: Brandt Redd, EdMatrix
DECEMBER 14, 2021
Continuing the maturation of YOUR Community, we are inviting you to a special call on a project underway that could soon be coming your way…
The Safer Technologies 4 Schools initiative (ST4S) is an Australian State and Territory government standardized approach to evaluating digital products and services used by K12 schools against a nationally consistent security and privacy control framework. The SDPC Community leverages the work across the global membership for effective knowledge sharing – the Global Education Privacy Standard (GEPS) was the first global activity and ST4S could be another great value for you, your organization and your partners.
Join Anthony Yaremenko, ST4S Project Lead, Education Services Australia, for a quick overview of work, progress and international opportunities and how soon the SDPC could leverage it to continue to move the needle on privacy and security in the marketplace.
AUGUST 17-20, 2021
(all webinar links are external)
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
MAY 4, 2021
2020 Leadership Review from North American Management & Technical Board, as well as the Student Data Privacy (SDPC) Management Board. Plus a look at the priorities for 2021-2022 in all areas, Operational Support priorities, 2022 Symposium update and Q&A. Presented by Board Co-Leads and Staff.
FEBRUARY 23, 2021
The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) has been moving the needle on setting privacy expectations between School Districts, States and marketplace providers. The strength of the collective power of the Community and the best practice leadership shown in protecting student data through Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs) is the reason for this success.
It’s a GREAT first step, but collectively we could do more in protecting your local learning ecosystem:
> How are your vendors implementing the privacy requirements?
> How do you convey legal requirements to the vendors’ technical teams?
> How does increased data interoperability without embedded privacy created increased risk?
> Is there a way I can address and enforce privacy requirements through openly developed technical standards?
This webinar will show you how to leverage the A4L/SDPC Community’s 20 years of combined data interoperability and privacy work using real world use cases, tools, resources and contacts showing streamlined data stewardship from across the globe.
FEBRUARY 3-24, 2021
FEBRUARY 24, 2021 – SESSION FOUR: 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.
FEBRUARY 17, 2021 – SESSION THREE: 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 10, 2021 – SESSION TWO: 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 3, 2021 – SESSION ONE: 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!
OCTOBER 16, 2019
JULY 22-26, 2019
JULY 17, 2019
JUNE 24, 2019
APRIL 18, 2019
EIMAC Webinar #8: Tactical Student Data Privacy – Putting Guidelines into use
APRIL 3-5, 2019
SLIDES: Welcome / Introduction
SLIDES: Elements of Data Portability
SLIDES: Standardizing the Standards
SLIDES: I can almost hear you screaming
SLIDES: International Message
SLIDES: Global Co-operations
SLIDES: Technical Session: Versioning