Planning with Purpose in Data and Privacy

District team will build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework around Data and Privacy.
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Key Method

The district team will plan with purpose in personalized professional learning by leveraging human capacity, identifying actionable strategies and next steps, and developing a data-driven plan that will use data and privacy to support personalized learning in schools.

Method Components

The Future Ready Schools: Planning with Purpose in Data and Privacy micro-credential is part of the Planning with Purpose stack of the Future Ready Schools micro-credentials. It is designed to support district teams as they build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework.

What is the Data and Privacy Gear?

Data privacy and security are foundational elements of digital learning. The district ensures that sound data governance policies are enacted and enforced to ensure the privacy, safety, and security of confidential data sets. Such policies and procedures ensure that access to authorized persons is secure. Education professionals have a range of resources, trainings, and services available to build their awareness and capacity to implement such policies and procedures with precision.

Components of Planning with Purpose in Data and Privacy

  • Leverage human capacity in the district to support the development and, ultimately, implementation of a Future Ready Action Plan
  • Identify actionable strategies and next steps for implementation by reviewing district context, data, resources, and best practices
  • Develop a data-driven plan that would use data and privacy to support the realization of personalized learning in schools

Research & Resources

Supporting Research

  • Whitehead, Bruce M., Devon FN Jensen, and Floyd Boschee. Planning for Technology: A Guide for School Administrators, Technology Coordinators, and Curriculum Leaders. Corwin Press, 2013.


Submission Requirements

Submission Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria

The items in the following section detail what must be submitted for evaluation. An educator will need to receive a “yes” evaluation for Parts 1, 2, and 3 to earn the micro-credential.

Part 1. Overview Questions

  • Who contributed to the plan for Data and Privacy gear and why were they identified?

Part 2. Work Examples/Artifacts

Please submit the following artifacts:

  • Your Data and Privacy gear assessment. How did your team use the data from the self-assessment to inform your plan?
  • Create and upload your plan for Data and Privacy gear. You can provide a brief description of the strategies as needed. (Reference the Future Ready Dashboard for strategies and ideas as you plan.)

Part 3: Reflection or Other Type of Additional Assessment

  • How did the assessment data inform your district’s approach to becoming a Future Ready School in data and privacy?
  • How will you build internal capacity to implement the plan for the Data and Privacy gear moving forward?

The Future Ready Schools micro-credentials were developed with support from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University.

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