EDIS Update 12.14.16
Dear EIMAC Members, Partners and Friends,
New Addition to EDIS Team
We'd like to introduce you to our newest teammate, Erika Aparaka. Erika is the new OER fellow on the Education Data and Information Systems team. Erika will have responsibility for creating and managing content for CCSSO's OER Portal and will assist in providing technical assistance to states around the adoption and implementation of OER as well as with CCSSO's own adoption of an open licensing policy. Erika can be reached at Erika.Aparaka@ccsso.org.
Deep Dive in 45 Webinar Series
Thank you to those who have been able to join us for our Deep Dive in 45 Webinar series so far! We've had three successful webinars covering ESSA subgroups, student record exchange and public reporting. You can access recordings of the webinars and PowerPoints on the GroupSite here. Join us for future webinars!
December 20 at 12:00pm - Register Here
Topic: CEDS Series: Automating IDEA EdFacts Reporting in Nevada: Piloting free CEDS based tool, Generate
Speakers: Glenn Meyer (NV) and Bill Huennekens (AEM)
January 17th at 12:00pm
Topic: I Didn't Know You Could Do That With CEDS
Speakers: Duane Brown, Jim Goodell
If you have topics you'd like to learn more about or successes you'd like to share, please reach out to Kimberly at Kimberly.Gondwe@ccsso.org and be on the lookout for a calendar invite with more information.
OER YouTube Playlist
We are excited to announce the release of our OER YouTube playlist! This set of videos answer basic FAQs surrounding the use of open educational resources (OER).
Over the past few months we've worked with leaders in the OER community and filmmakers to record and edit several interviews about OER. The resulting videos are meant to help educators, school leaders, and anyone new to using OER understand more about how they work and how they can help with teaching and learning.
The videos cover several key topics, including:
- What is OER?
- How can OER help educators?
- How can I find OER?
- What does the research say about OER?
- What is an open license and how does it work?
- Why OER?
The full playlist can be accessed on YouTube here. Feel free to share the videos widely and to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute the videos in your OER work!
If you have anything you would like to contribute to next month's EDIS Update, or you just want to brag about your state's success, we would love to hear from you! Please email Ryan MacDonald at Ryan.MacDonald@ccsso.org with any exciting news or noteworthy items you would like to share.
CCSSO's Education Data & Information Systems Team
Maureen, Kimberly, Layla, Ryan, Arthur & Erika
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Events & Resources
Upcoming CCSSO Meetings
December 20th, 2016: Deep Dive in 45 Webinar #4: CEDS Series: Automating IDEA EdFacts Reporting in Nevada
January 13th, 2017: Deep Dive in 45 Webinar #5: I Didn't Know You Could Do That With CEDS
February 8-10, 2017: Winter CIO Network Meeting (Washington, DC)
May 24-26, 2017: Spring EIMAC Workgroup Meeting (Phoenix, AZ)