Events

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Coleridge Initiative’s 4th Annual National Convening

Coleridge Initiative’s Annual Convenings are designed to showcase the transformative potential of leveraging administrative data through state, federal, and private collaborations. In this year’s program, the Coleridge Initiative will explore how leaders in the field are pushing the boundaries of traditional governance, forging data partnerships, and reshaping the future of public policy and administration.

DISC staff will highlight collaborations with the Coleridge Initiative to build bridges and break barriers.

Past Events

Record Retention and Integrated Data Systems

Wondering how long to retain data in an integrated data system? On November 28th, join a webinar hosted by the Public Interest Privacy Center (PIPC), in partnership with the Data Integration Support Center (DISC) at WestEd. Data privacy experts Amelia Vance and Morgan Sexton will discuss key considerations for developing data retention policies, followed by time for Q&A.

Privacy-Enhancing Technologies and Integrated Data Systems

Interested in learning how privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) can help facilitate secure interagency data sharing? On November 20th, join a webinar hosted by the Public Interest Privacy Center (PIPC), in partnership with the Data Integration Support Center (DISC) at WestEd. Data privacy experts Stephanie Straus from the Massive Data Institute and Michael Hawes from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss the current state of PETs and insights from their related work, followed by time for Q&A.

Debunking FERPA myths

Join DISC’s partners at AISP and lawyers from the Public Interest Privacy Center (PIPC) for a session on dispelling myths surrounding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA is crucial for safeguarding student information, yet misconceptions about it often get in the way of sharing important information to support families and students. National experts from PIPC, Amelia Vance and Morgan Leftwich, will demystify some of FERPA’s complexities, clarify disclosure limitations, and discuss the impact of the law on data sharing and integration. Attendees will get a refresher on FERPA’s core principles and explore real-world scenarios and use cases. To view recording, use password: Rw@vfQ7b

Three-Part Webinar Series: Artificial Intelligence–Opportunities and Risks in Education

Join DISC experts at a workshop series hosted by the Region 2, 13, and 15 Comprehensive Centers to share knowledge and support the development of state-level policies for Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the way we learn, and it has the potential to transform education at all levels. But AI is not without its risks. It is important to understand the potential opportunities and risks of AI in education so that we can use it responsibly and ethically.

Session 1: Uncovering the Potential and Risks of AI in SEA Practices

OCT 6 | 9:00 AM PACIFIC | 12:00 PM EASTERN | VIRTUAL

The first session of this three-part series will provide an overview of the potential capacity of AI in supporting SEA practices.

Session 2: Developing a Cohesive and Comprehensive SEA Approach to AI

OCT 20 | 9:00 AM PACIFIC | 12:00 PM EASTERN | VIRTUAL

The second session of this three-part series will support SEAs in thinking about a technology plan that incorporates AI policy by considering their processes to manage, operate, and oversee implementation with a goal of safe, equitable, and effective AI use.

Session 3: Promising SEA Practices in AI Policy and Implementation

NOV 3 | 9:00 AM PACIFIC | 12:00 PM EASTERN | VIRTUAL

The final session of this three-part series will highlight ideas in action from SEAs that are developing and implementing AI policies and procedures and engaging interest holders and educational partners with diverse perspectives toward making informed decisions about the deployment of AI.

CCSSO Community of Innovation

Join DISC with the Coleridge Initiative and Massive Data Institute for a session on Technical & Legal Conceptual Approaches for Nurturing State Whole Person Data Linkage Efforts.