Arkansas Department of Education Research and Technology STAY PLUGGED IN Monthly Webinar Series

Memo Information

Memo Number
RT-18-007
Memo Date
9/12/2017
Memo Type
Informational
Section
Research & Technology
Regulatory Authority
N/A
Response Required
NO
Attention
Superintendents; Principals; Technology Coordinator; Test Coordinator

Contact Information

Memo Text

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), in partnership with Arkansas’ own Team Digital, is proud to announce the return of our Monthly Webinar series! Plugins will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The first 30 minutes of each Plugin will cover new developments in Research and Technology followed by one of our distinguished guest presenters. Registration is FREE, and spots are limited. Sign-up today!

 

Each webinar will be recorded and made available online at:

http://adesandbox.arkansas.gov/project?v=fNzVhOTIzNGYzMWFjMGNlMmU0ZDk0MWU3ODc3NjZiODk

 

DATE

TOPIC

PRESENTER

October 11, 2017

9:00 AM

DOK & Data Literacy for ACT Aspire

JJ Walker

janice.morley@arkansas.gov

Participants will be shown specific ACT Aspire reports (Skill Proficiency and Individual Student Reports) and how to use them along with ACT Aspire’s Knowledge and Skills Map to better understand areas of possible curriculum/instructional problems. A walk through the Aspire Test Design LiveBinder will be provided. The difference between Bloom’s Taxonomy and Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge will be discussed as well as how DOK is used to construct the summative and interim tests for Aspire.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4ca63ab66218f16acde7dc3c8da9331e

November 8, 2017

9:00 AM

My School Info for Grant Writers and Graduate Students

Jeff Killingsworth

jeff.killingsworth@arkansas.gov

Learn how My School Info can make the grant writing/application process easier. Participants will be shown how to quickly find frequently requested school/district information. Graduate students seeking school information, for coursework, can also benefit from these essential tips.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/88f4b3d3ec604594dc2040ba88984b7b

December 13, 2017

9:00 AM

Transparency Best Practices Working with Online Service Providers & Apps

Eric Gray

eric.gray@ed.gov

You don’t want to miss this presentation by the Privacy & Technical Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Education! Review best practices and training for staff when working with online educational service providers. PTAC experts will also review best practices for communicating with parents about school and district data collection policies and practices. Specific attention will be paid to what information is collected, how it’s safeguarded and used, and why.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2a6e372e0274e393cde7dc3c8da9331e

January 10, 2018

9:00 AM

Cognos 101

Joe Rapert

joseph.rapert@arkansas.gov

Want to know more about Cognos, but feel intimidated? This webinar is for you! Learn basic Cognos functions such as: how to generate a report, how to schedule a report, how to share a report, and more. Data Warehouse Specialist, Joe Rapert, will build your Cognos confidence with this introductory training.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6c29082ecbaeff1d4ac87b605f06faf5

February 14, 2018

9:00 AM

A Leader's Role in Enhancing Teachers' Collaborative Data Use to Improve Student Learning

Dr. Denise Airola

dairola@uark.edu

Join Dr. Denise Airola, Director of the Office of Innovation for Education, and learn what leaders can do to ensure PLCs are productive teacher development experiences that improve student learning. This webinar will highlight the research on how leaders can directly and indirectly impact teacher learning and improve student learning through effective collaborative data use. We will dig into three main areas that contribute to effective collaborative data use:(1) team effectiveness, (2) productive and unproductive team data practices, and (3) team and teacher instructional responses that lead to increased student learning.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9c7838b9aa618bd7cde7dc3c8da9331e

March 14, 2018

9:00 AM

How to Choose a Learning Management System (LMS)

Junior Stormes

junior.stormes@teamdigital.org

Don’t let choosing a learning management system be an overwhelming task. Join this webinar as we provide guidance for selecting the best solution for your students’ needs to reach their desired learning outcome.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/00bafc6a8298616166858a512be5123a

April 11, 2018

9:00 AM

Data Security & Data Destruction Best Practices

Eric Gray

eric.gray@ed.gov

The Privacy and Technical Assistance Center will join us again to review current data security best practices for education data systems, including user privacy and security awareness, privacy and security program development/ implementation, threat modeling, and attacker methodology. This training will also include a focus on the organization’s data management program with a review of the legal requirements and best practices for data retention and destruction, and how to develop a coherent data destruction plan.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/97b82cf1d696147d34538d7d4481ef37

May 9, 2018

9:00 AM

What’s New with ArkansasIDEAS?

Jessica Keener

jkeener@aetn.org

Join ArkansasIDEAS for an exploration of their newest online LMS, which includes basic navigation of the site, how to find learning, course structure, their comprehensive record of learning, and newest features. They will also explore all available resources offered for educators at no cost, including the resource Lynda.com that provides users with access to high quality, video-based courses on the latest technologies, career skills, and more.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/bd1440ed9958fa0adc2040ba88984b7b

 

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