Donuts, Data and Deep Dives
Monday, March 4
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon D
Data Quality Campaign - Founder and Executive Director
Texas Education Agency - Dir, Statewide Data Initiatives
Ed-Fi Alliance - Pres
Tom Vander Ark
We all remember the Dunkin’ Donuts commercial where a sleepy employee rolls out of bed and murmurs, “It’s time to make the donuts.” Every day. Without fail.
Our public education system suffers the same rinse-repeat drudgery. Educators teach to the mean in industrial-age classrooms. Top students are bored; others get left behind. Everyone suffers through standardized tests that are over-valued as measures of success & progress.
Personalized, data-driven education can break the cycle. The data is already there: educators collect troves of it every day. But then it gets stored and siloed. To finally address our national education crisis, we need to put that data to work in classrooms.
Our panel will address 3 topics:
1. The current education data landscape
2. How well-deigned tools & standardized data can help teachers & kids
3. The ways in which standardization opens up the frontier for innovation
Event Type: Sessions
Theme: Big Data and Emerging Technologies
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