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2016 WI Summit for Data-Informed Leadership Videos

2016 Wisconsin Summit for Data-Informed Leadership Video Presentations


Quality Data Systems that Serve Students and Staff

Steve Vessey, Superintendent of Beaver Dam School District provides insight as to how data informed leadership impacts collaboration, inquiry and student achievement. Through creating and owning a strategic plan focused on high expectations, teaching and learning is monitored and developed through collaborative efforts. Steve engages participants in further understanding the capacity building needed in classrooms, schools and a district.

Speaker: Steve Vessey

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WISEdash Local: Making Informed Decisions Through Collaborative Infrastructure

In this session, we showcase the WISEdash Local Data Warehouse Consortium as well as the infrastructure upon which it is built. We review case studies that highlight how the WISEdash Local is helping Wisconsin educators use data to inform key decisions. This presentation is jointly hosted by WISEdash Local and Versifit Technologies.

Speakers: Michael Mades, Dr. Jeff Watson & Kevin Benson

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Data Informed Leadership: Creating Cultures of Success Through Data Driven Dialogue

Developing high standards and accountability for student success requires capacities for collaborative problem solving and planning with data. Improper data use can mislead groups, trigger denial or stimulate resistance to change. Through thoughtful inquiry in a supportive environment, adult groups build webs of commitment to action for school improvement.

Speaker: Bruce Wellman

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Let Them See: Data Visualization Strategies for School Leaders

A key component of data-driven leadership is translating data into a form that is intuitively understood yet information rich. This presentation helps leaders understand key components of dynamic data presentation and how to avoid common mistakes. 

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Speaker: Peter Goff

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Data Inquiry Journal in WISEdash for Districts

​WISEdash provides for multiple data sources with robust drill-down capability. The data graphics are powerful and are terrific aids in data analysis and interpretation. To make the most effective use of WISEdash, it is recommended that collaborative teams follow an intentional focused process of inquiry: 1) pose an important question, 2) investigate data to answer the question, 3) clarify findings and 4) form hypotheses of practice and possible next step actions. These important steps in the inquiry process lead to and provide the foundations for the school improvement plan. In this session, learn about the data inquiry process and how utilizing the Data Inquiry Journal tool will aid in efficient and effective inquiry. 

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Speakers: Judy Sargent & Jim Lee

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