EDIS Update 01.11.17
Dear EIMAC Members, Partners and Friends,
Happy New Year and hope you had a nice holiday season! We're looking forward to an energizing and productive 2017!
2017 Winter CIO Network Meeting
The Winter CIO Network Meeting will occur from February 8th-10th in Washington, DC at the Hall of States with lodging close by at the Hotel Monaco.
- Elevate CIO Leadership - CIOs will connect with national policymakers and partner organizations to leverage a collective influence on the development of standards, policies, and solutions throughout the education IT community.
- Advance collective work - CIOs will work to refine EIMAC strategy and plan work in 2017 focusing on priority areas of Resource Allocation, Infrastructure, Data Use, and Privacy and Security.
- Share best practices - CIOs will learn from, connect, and collaborate with their peers and engage in problem solving discussions around key challenges they are facing in their states.
There will be a Future Ready Workshop: Leveraging ESSA to Advance Digital Learning Strategies on Wednesday and a meeting of the BSCP Center Financial Transparency working group on Thursday. Please contact Maureen Wentworth at Maureen.Wentworth@ccsso.org if you have any questions regarding either session.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact Arthur Smith at Arthur.Smith@ccsso.org.
Deep Dive in 45 Webinar Series
Thank you to those who have been able to join us for our Deep Dive in 45 Webinar series so far! You can access recordings of the webinars and PowerPoints on the GroupSite here. Join us for future webinars!
January 17th at 12:00pm - Register Here
Topic: I Didn't Know You Could Do That With CEDS
Speakers: Duane Brown, Jim Goodell
January 24th at 12:00pm - Register Here
Topic: Developing a School Privacy Compliance Program
Speakers: Linnette Attai
If you have topics you'd like to learn more about or successes you'd like to share, please reach out to Kimberly at Kimberly.Gondwe@ccsso.org and be on the lookout for a calendar invite with more information.
EDIS at White House Event
On December 15th CCSSO participated in the White House Symposium for Innovative PreK-12 Ed Tech: Sustaining the Momentum. This national convening brought together educators, technologists, Federal officials, and private and philanthropic leaders to share best practices and to brainstorm next steps to continue the work of transforming learning through the effective use of technology. In conjunction with the event the White House published a fact sheet that celebrates the ConnectED Initiative including its work on increased access to broadband, the modernization of the E-rate program by the FCC and USAC, and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology (OET)'s leadership on the Future Ready and #GoOpen initiatives. President Obama originally launched ConnectED in 2013 as a vision, "to ensure students have access to broadband in schools and libraries, make devices and high quality digital education content affordable and available to students, and support educators to harness the power of a digitally-enabled learning environment.
Outgoing OER fellow, Austin Beck, reflects on the future of learning technologies and Open Educational Resources. January's blog post spotlights the future direction of OER and its role in learning with technology. It seems only fitting to begin the new year by looking ahead at the potential of integrating traditional teaching practices with new technology based strategies. OER can offer opportunities to evolve conventional classroom practices that meet the needs of students as long as the implementation is balanced, "OER are a critical piece of the future of ed-tech that will make education more equitable and will improve the way we teach and learn in our classrooms." Find the full blog post here.
If you have anything you would like to contribute to next month's EDIS Update, or you just want to brag about your state's success, we would love to hear from you! Please email Ryan MacDonald at Ryan.MacDonald@ccsso.org with any exciting news or noteworthy items you would like to share.
CCSSO's Education Data & Information Systems Team
Maureen, Kimberly, Layla, Ryan, Arthur & Erika
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