At the Technical Congress this year, one of our long-time community members remarked that someone from Ed-Fi is always out in the community; either at regional meetings, smaller convenings and even the big conferences. I’m going to assume he meant this as a compliment, otherwise we might need to up our swag giveaway game!

It’s not by accident. This was a conscious effort by the entire Ed-Fi team to increase our presence so that we can grow the Ed-Fi community, share the benefits of interoperability and to bring states, districts and vendors along on their Ed-Fi journeys. It’s the ultimate Ed-Fi Roadshow. Our hope is that our increased presence will bolster our community’s efforts and spread the word about interoperability.

If you happen to be at any of the same conferences please find us and say, “hi!”, we’d love to chat with you.

Where We’ve Been

COSN Indiana CTO Clinic
We worked closely with Indianapolis districts, IN DOE and Indiana University INSITE collaborative, and districts like Wayne Township all implementing interoperability initiatives to further education in a cross-collaborative approach.

League of Innovative Schools Spring Convening
We focused on working with districts to further the innovative and effective use of data in LEA’s and to help provide insights into efficacy of educational technologies.

Nebraska Annual Data Conference
Ed-Fi joined Nebraska’s Department of Education as they launched their ADVISER (Advanced Data Views Improving Student Educational Response) system which is the data aspect of AQuESTT – their comprehensive state accountability system.

Site visits with the Departments of Education for Arizona, Nebraska, Minnesota and New Mexico.

 

Where We’re Going

May 21-24 IMS Learning Impact Leadership Institute

Minneapolis to meet with agencies, analytics and assessment vendors adopting Ed-Fi Data Standards.

Colorado in support of their Empowered Blended Learning Initiative

May 30-June 1 Strategic Data Project Annual Convening

Regional Ed-Fi Convening in Providence, Rhode Island in support of the Rhode Island Dept of Education

June 11-13 Software & Information Industry Association

June 22-25 SEDTA Focus Group and Workshop on Interoperability

June 20-21 COSN TX CTO Clinic

July 1- June 30 CCSSO Education Information Management Advisory Collaborative (EIMAC)

July 25-27 National Center for Education Statistics STATS-DC Data Conference