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Data Conference in Willowbrook

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


The Learning Technology Centers will host a free one-day conference on April 20 in Willowbrook. Participants will be able to identify current legal requirements for data security, discuss K-12 privacy and data security concerns and best practices, and hear updates regarding ISBE’s Education Data Systems, including Ed360, SIS, MyIRC, and the Illinois Report Card.


Administrators, teacher leaders, data experts, and technology staff in school districts who are responsible for collecting, maintaining, reporting, or certifying student data.




Review and discussion of real-life scenarios on FERPA and its applicability to your institution. Participants have an opportunity for interactive Questions and Answers.

Data Breach Response Plan and Training

An interactive role-based simulation of a K-12 district-level data breach, focusing on the processes, procedures, and skills needed to respond.

Ed360: Improving the Learning Process with Actionable Data

Participants will learn about a free, mobile-friendly tool, Ed360, that provides actionable data in real time. Developed by the Illinois State Board of Education, Ed360 displays student data from different assessments (formative, interim and summative) to demographics and attendance. By providing a full picture of student learning, Ed360 helps with creating flexible groups and supporting personalized learning.

Working with Online Service Providers and Apps

A review of best practices and training for staff when working with online educational service providers, including legal privacy requirements, an examination of school or district practices and potential problems, and technical assistance on incorporating best practices.

Transparency Best Practices

PTAC experts will conduct trainings and review best practices on communicating with parents about school and district data collection policies and practices. Specific attention will be paid to what information is collected, how it’s safeguarded and used, and why.

Data Security Best Practices / Training

This session will provide training on current data security best practices for education data systems, including user privacy and security awareness, privacy and security program development/implementation, threat modeling, and attacker methodology.

Illinois Report Card Data

Learn about the latest updates from MyIRC and the Illinois Report Card and how they can enhance district data decisions.


April 20
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Ashton Place
341 75th St
Willowbrook, IL 60527 United States
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Data and Privacy