An archive of our events from 2016
- NSIP A4L Community Day & Annual Meeting
- SIF Specification Workshops: Assessment and Family & Student Wellbeing
- EduTECH 2016
- The NSIP 2016 Interoperability Challenge
Where: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, 125 North Terrace , Adelaide
Time: 9am - 5pm
Implementing the Learning Services Architecture using the Australian Data Model
|7.30am - 8.45am||A4L Members Only Breakfast|
|8.45am - 9.00am||Registration|
|9.15am - 10.30am||
Introduction & Welcome
Update on Data Model
Update on Infrastructure and International Technical Board
NAPLAN Results & Reporting Use Cases
|10.30am - 10.45am||Morning Tea|
|10.45am - 12.30pm||
Global Overview - NZ, UK & USA
Mount Barker High School case study
|12.30pm - 1.30pm||A4L AU Annual Meeting & Lunch|
|1.30pm - 4.00pm||
The Data Model - Where it is at?
National Reporting & ODDESSA
Implementing the Learning Services Architecture (Panel Session)
|4pm - 5pm||Networking|
Help shape the future of the Australian education data exchange!
NSIP are holding a series of workshops to determine the representation of Assessment and Family & Student Wellbeing in the Australian SIF Specification.
The workshops will occur on the:
Thursday 20th October (10am-4pm) – Family and Student Wellbeing
Friday 21st October (9am-3pm) – Assessment
These collaborative face to face workshops will occur on Level 8, 440 Collins St, Melbourne with dial in facilities available for those unable to travel.
Data workshops deliver results - We will work through Use Cases and Business Processes, (starting with some strawman concepts from our DSWG members), leading through to some draft Objects that can be refined off-line.
Please feel free to circulate this invitation to subject area specialists in your organisation or vendors who have an interest and can make an active contribution.
Come and meet like-minded developers and the NSIP team at our offices!
RSVP to Georgina Johnston Georgina.Johnston@nsip.edu.au by COB Friday 14th October
NSIP will be exhibiting at Stand 48a at EduTECH 2016 in Brisbane on the 30th and 31st May.
We will also be running two break-out sessions as part of the EduTECH program on Day 2.
For K-12 Ed Leaders
Making a Difference with Data
With the growing focus on individualised learning, the increasing use of online learning and assessment and the demand for evidence based decision making, school leaders need integrated information systems that support learners, empower teachers and optimise parent communication. Most importantly these systems need to help teachers and parents avoid drowning in the deluge of education data and make changes that lead to improved student outcomes.
This workshop, to be led by Mark Huxley, Education Chief Information Officer from the ACT, will feature principals from leading Government and non-government schools from around Australia as well as assessment and technology specialists who will work with participants to identify strategies that harness data and analytical tools to make a difference in the classroom.
- Mark Huxley, CIO ACT
- Matt Farmer, Program Lead, Technology, NSIP
- Andrew Blair, Executive Director of the Wesley College Institute for Innovation in Education
- Principal Government School (TBC)
For IT Directors & Managers
The Australian Learning Services Architecture
How do we ensure the school community has access to information when and where required? How can we seamlessly integrate ICT products and services from different providers? How can a deluge of data be turned into 'actionable information' leading to better programs and outcomes for students? How can we contain the administrative burden associated with school system reporting and online account management? How can we optimise data mobility while ensuring data integrity and security?
The Learning Services Architecture is an Australia-wide initiative supported by governments and key players in the schools ICT market to provide the tools, support and information necessary to link ICT systems into a flexible, cost effective learning ecosystem.
This workshop, led by Matt Farmer from the National Schools Interoperability Program (NSIP) will help IT directors use agreed standards and emerging patterns for system integration to maximise the value from technology investment in schools.
- Matt Farmer, Program Lead, Technology, NSIP
What is it?
The NSIP 2016 Interoperability Challenge is an opportunity for you to explain to education CIOs from around Australia how your product adds value to and connects with the digital learning ecosystem in schools. It follows on from the highly successful CIO’s ‘Interoperability Tour’ conducted at EduTECH 2015 but this year, the criteria have changed.
Should I apply?
CIOs are interested in hearing about a problem that you discovered in school education and how your product has solved this problem. They would like to hear about:
· The problem you set out to solve
· How did you know it was a problem
· How your product solved this problem and evidence to support this claim
· How your product works with other products to ensure that learners, teachers, parents and decision makers always have access to the information they need.
If you believe you have a great story to tell about your product overcoming an issue, please apply for the Interoperability Challenge.
How to apply?
Vendors are invited to enter the Challenge with an online submission describing how their product helped to solve problems and improve outcomes in the digital learning ecosystem. Vendors will be selected on the basis of these submissions for an opportunity to pitch their products to CIOs at the EduTECH 2016 Expo.
Enter the challenge here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Interoperability_Challenge2016
13 April - Interoperability Challenge opens
26 April - Online webinar explaining the challenge (optional)
12 May - Interoperability Challenge closes
15 May - Successful vendors are announced
30 & 31 May - Presentations to education CIOs at EduTECH
NSIP has been established to support the development of digital learning infrastructure nationally and improve access to information for stakeholders in the Australian school education sector. The program is directed by the education CIOs from all States and Territories, their counterparts from non-government schools and representatives of national education agencies. Further information is available at www.nsip.edu.au or by contacting Georgina Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org