State Education Leadership Interoperability Summit - Leveraging Data to Achieve Excellence

SETDA, in partnership with the Ed-Fi Alliance, and with the support of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is hosting the  State Education Leadership Interoperability Summit: Leveraging Data for Academic Excellence on December 5, 2017 which will launch state leadership resources for interoperability.

Purpose: As state leaders from across departments within state education agencies have shifted from traditional instructional methods and print materials to digital instructional materials and towards personalized learning, it is increasingly important for the academic leaders, digital learning leaders, and infrastructure leaders to be a part of the data interoperability conversation around the needs and the solutions for learning. Desired outcomes for the convening are:

  • State teams will come to agreement on the role interoperability plays in meeting learning goals.
  • State teams will share with interoperability leaders and private sector partners what has worked well for their state and what the key challenges are with interoperability.
  • State teams will create a plan for moving forward with interoperability in their state.
  • State teams, interoperability leaders, and private sector partners will determine what support is needed for state leaders moving forward and to support additional states.
  • Data will be collected from the Summit conversations and analysis performed/compiled into a report to share with the field regarding state level interoperability

Participants: In order to have a robust conversation and create a common understanding of the underlying challenges with interoperability for states, the following groups have been invited to participate in the Summit: SETDA leadership, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Ed-Fi Alliance, state teams representing approximately 12 states, private sector partners with a vested interest in interoperability and its impact on education technology. Each invited participant brings a valuable and diverse perspective to the Summit and to the work we will accomplish together.

State Teams:Each state will bring a team of 3 – 4 leaders that will include some combination of academic and technology roles such as:

  • Educational Technology Director
  • Chief Academic Officer (CAO) or Instructional Leader
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Finance Director
  • Assessment Leader
  • District Leader
  • Higher Education Leader
  • State Board of Education Member

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