Participants will be provided (fictitious) data from a longitudinal early warning system and led through a guided small-group activity to analyze the data and develop action plans to provide students with tailored supports. The Hawaii Department of Education’s experience training schools to use these types of data to improve policy, programs, and instruction will be the basis for the workshop. The data will be disaggregated by numerous student subgroups, including race/ethnicity and federal Title program participation, to identify potential systemic inequities and inform the scale and type of responses proposed. The workshop will conclude with an interactive discussion and action planning for each participant to identify how to apply the workshop content and approach once back home.
Corey's areas of expertise include data governance; strategic planning for effective data use; and building partnerships among state agencies and between state and local education agencies. Previously, Corey was a Senior Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Director of Data Quality at the Tennessee Department of Education.
Diane Yoshimura is an Institutional Analyst for the Data Governance and Analysis Branch in the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Planning. She has worked for 26 years within the Hawai‘i State Department of Education as a Classroom Teacher, Complex Area Resource Teacher, and an Analyst working as trainer for the Statewide Longitudinal Data System. Over the last two years, she has delivered over 180 data use trainings to personnel in the English Learner Program, Career and Technical Education Program, Multi Tiered Systems of Support Program and Curriculum and Instructional Design Program , Schools, Complex Areas, Leadership Teams, Counselors, and Charter Schools. Diane has had the opportunity to present at the SLDS Best Practices Conference during the last two years as well as presenting for the plenary session for the past two years at the Data Summit which partners with P-20 at the University of Hawaii.
Carla's areas of expertise include data governance, school and district accountability, educator evaluation systems, and research and evaluation efforts that aid decisionmaking for student learning. Previously, Carla served as the Director of Data Governance and Accountability and SLDS Project Director at the West Virginia Department of Education.
Monica's areas of expertise include K12 public sector research, collaborating with researchers, data governance, business rules, student growth measures, local accountability, educator evaluation systems, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, she served as Project Coordinator & Manager of Accountability Metrics Team at the New York State Education Department and as Project Director of the NSF-IMPPACT Project at Syracuse University.