I’m helping the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation with an event: the Missouri Education Data Summit, to be held June 10 in Columbia MO. It’s a free, all-day event where we’re going to talk about publicly-available data in the state of Missouri, and how it can be used for education improvement. When I say “talk,” I mean we’re going to have activities, panels, etc. that focus on various topics: communicating with state data, best practices with state data, new visualizations with state data…that sort of stuff. This won’t be “sit and get,” it’ll be conversation-focused. You’ll get to talk about any cool ideas or projects you may have…you’ll get to hear about others’ ideas/projects…you’ll get to talk to different stakeholder groups about what your needs are and how we can do this better. By stakeholder groups, I mean K-12 educators, staff from the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), education support groups (e.g., nonprofits), researchers, and entrepreneurs. Also, there’s a hack-a-thon the night before where developers are going to develop tools and visualizations – we’ll be able to see the winners at the Summit.
We’re expecting a good day with a lot of good information exchange. There’s a LOT of state data collected that’s public, but there isn’t a lot of exchange about how to best use it. We’re hoping to provide that exchange.
So, sign up here! Thanks for reading.