Join CoSN's Google Hangouts On Air Series: Districts Share Data Insights

District and school leaders are increasingly aware of the need to make classroom-level data available, usable, and relevant to inform and improve instructional practices. Data solutions such as student information systems, learning management systems, data warehouses, and instructional improvement systems are often viewed as the tools to provide the identified data and information elements and to generate the reports and analysis. CoSN’s Closing the Gap: Turning SIS/LMS Data into Action project has produced free resources that provide the educational community with a vision of how to best review, procure, and deploy SIS and LMS solutions to maximize their positive impact on instructional planning and practice. 

As a part of CoSN’s work with Closing the Gap: Turning SIS/LMS Data into Action, CoSN is providing a free four-part series, K-12 District Leaders Share Effective Data Practices,  that will be provided through Google Hangout On Air. 

Register for these Google Hangouts On Air to join the conversation about data and best practices! In each hangout, leaders will address questions including:

  1. What were the most important action steps you took to develop a data-rich culture?
  2. How did you use professional learning communities to build a culture that values the regular use of data?
  3. What are examples of how your students are using data to inform their learning?
  4. What are examples of how sharing data with teachers and students assist in providing frequent feedback?
  5. What are examples of decisions that have been made at the district and/or school levels based on the analyzing of data?
  6. What are examples of how teachers (or students) are analyzing data to inform classroom practice?
  7. Why did the district decide to work towards the effective use of technologies data solutions, e.g., LMS, in support of students and teachers being successful?
  8. What recommendations do you have to foster collaboration between district departments, e.g., curriculum and technology that result in the effective use of data?



Part 1: Building a Data-Rich Culture for the Effective Use of Educational Data and Establishing Professional Learning Communities featuring Katy ISD TX and Mooresville Graded School District, NC; Oct. 2; 2:00 - 2:45 pm ET Register here

Part 2: Evidence-Based Practices Supporting the Use of Educational Data featuring Henry County Schools, GA and Lincoln County Department of Education, TN; Oct. 16; 2:00 - 2:45 pm ET Register here

Part 3: Process of Analyzing Educational Data featuring Fairfax County Public Schools, VA and Huntsville City Schools, AL; Oct. 30; 2:00 - 2:45 pm ET Register here

Part 4: Technologies Enabling the use of Educational Data featuring Forsyth County Schools, GA and Clark County Schools, NV; Nov. 13; 2:00 - 2:45 pm ET Register here