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Claremont Graduate University/Claremont Evaluation Center Presentation

October 26, 2017, a CGU/CEC Alumni presentation: “Leading & Lagging Indicators In Evaluation.” IEBC’s Brad Phillips and Jordan Horowitz returned to CGU to speak about the use of leading and lagging indicators in evaluation and the new book, Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges.

Creating Data Faculty Can Use

September 14, 2017, Ashley A. Smith of Inside Higher Ed interviewed IEBC’s President/CEO Brad Phillips and Vice President Jordan Hororowitz about their new book, Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges: A new Model for Educators published by Harvard Education Press. In the article, Smith discusses with Phillips and Horowitz the amount and quality of the data available to community colleges.

Read the entire Q&A session in Creating Data Faculty Can Use.

National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)

October 8, 2017, Washington D.C. IEBC’s Jordan Horowitz presents in the pre-conference Program Evaluation Workshop with representatives from the University of Utah, Northwest Atlantic Community College and J. Sargent Reynolds Community College. Concurrent and dual enrollment programs allow students to earn college credits while in high school. The workshop focus is on regular program evaluations to inform program improvement.

Ed Trust—West Convening

September 15, San Diego, CA, IEBC’s John Watson and Janine Bocciardi are panelists in a forum on managing the A-G process and related course information.

Alamo Colleges, Texas, Curriculum to Career Choices

September 15, the IEBC Curriculum to Career Choices (CtCC) team will be working with the Alamo Colleges’ faculty to align student learning outcomes with career competencies. This effort is part of the Curriculum to Career Choices (CtCC) work that supports Smart Pathways of study for colleges engaged in Pathways work.

U.S. Department of Education’s NCES STATS-DC Conference

August 3, Washington DC, NCES STATS-DC Data Conference.  IEBC’s John Watson and Mary Kay Patton will be joined by Anita Huang, Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education and Tim Norris, Washington Education Research and Data Center to present a conference session on “Sustainable Cross-Sector Reporting Systems—The All-Important Last Mile, at the U.S. Department of Education’s 2017 National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) STATS-DC Data Conference.

Working Students Success Workshops in Arkansas

August 1, find IEBC President Brad Phillips facilitating workshops on Telling Your Story with Data and Leading/Lagging Indicators at the Achieving the Dream’s Working Students Success Network.

APLU Conference in San Diego, California

June 28, at the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU), discussions around the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) designation process were a focus. John Watson, IEBC director of information technology and analytics, participated in conversations around longitudinal metrics, research questions and the challenges of incorporating unstructured data into a database.

Management Session at Victor Valley College, California

July 27 found IEBC President Brad Phillips at Victor Valley facilitating their management retreat.

Big Data Alone Won’t Help Students

Big Data Alone Won’t Help Students by Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz in the Chronicle of Higher Education, points out that the information that comes out of big-data systems must be usable, useful, and actionable by educators who know how to make sense of it.  This article was first published in the Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report on the Digital Campus, April 2017, highlighting the work top innovators are undertaking and where it is leading.

Hawai’i State Public Charter School Commission Education Summit 2017

June 27, Jordan Horowitz, IEBC vice president, presented two workshops at the Hawai’i State Public Charter School Commission Education Summit 2017.  He presented “Psychology of Data Use” and “Leading and Lagging Indicators and Academic Plans” to administrators, staff and faculty.

Working Students Success Network

April 19, IEBC’s Brad Phillips presented a workshop on “Telling Your Story with Data” for the Working Students Success Network (WSSN) in Seattle, Washington. WSSN is made up of 19 colleges from around the country.

California Foster Youth Summit

April 18, the California Foster Youth Summit in Sacramento includes a workshop by Jordan Horowitz on using the IEBC model for identifying and using “Leading Indicators for Foster Youth Education.”

National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

April 4, the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Western Regional Conference was held in Missoula, Montana. Jordan Horowitz led a full interactive workshop on “Beyond Graduation: Leading and Lagging Indicators for Concurrent Enrollment.” Read more about leading and lagging indicators.

Data Use and Coaching in Hawaii

February 28-March 1, IEBC’s Brad Phillips and Jordan Horowitz continue IEBC data use and academic planning support services. The workshops and coaching are designed to ensure the required plans have measurable leading indicators, providing progress markers for the big goals of high school graduation and college and career readiness. Read more about IEBC in Hawaii.

IO Education User Conference

March 2, San Diego, CA, The IO Education User Conference hosts a workshop session by their IEBC partner. IEBC’s Brad Phillips and John Watson will address finding the right classroom and school indicators that lead to the goals established by each district’s Local Control Accountability Board and included in the local district plan (the LCAP).

Achieving the Dream

February 21-24 in San Francisco, California, this week’s annual conference of Achieving the Dream’s Network colleges is joined by more than 2,000 thought-leaders, policy-makers, investors, and practitioners dedicated to helping more community college students succeed. Brad Phillips of IEBC and Javarro Russell of ETS present a pre-conference workshop “Developing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) That are Culturally Competent” recognizing that today’s educators must develop student learning outcomes, assignments and assessments that reflect an increasingly diverse student body.
Want to learn more about integrating cultural competencies through workshops in your area?

Pathways Institute #4

February 2-4, Tempe, AZ Pathways Institute #4, American Association of Community Colleges, IEBC Director of CtCC (Curriculum to Career Choices) SmartPathways Marianne Wokeck and Manager of Strategic Partnerships John Yopp presented a Pre-Institute Work Session on Scaffolding Student Learning Outcomes through Pathways and an Institute session panel that focused on aligning academic learning experiences identified by faculty to career-specific requirements and the expectations of employers.

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative

The Regional Guided Pathways workshop January 26-27, Costa Mesa, CA, part of the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, included IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips on the Friday panel presentation speaking on “Linking Academic Learning Outcomes With Employer-Based Competencies: Increasing Data Use.”

IEBC on Work-Based Learning and Leading and Lagging Indicators at the Linked Learning Convention

The January 23-25 Linked Learning Convention in Oakland, CA included a Work-Based Learning (WBL) breakout session with IEBC’s John Watson and April Eldahaby who reported on the pilot project and presented the benefits of setting up an early tracking system.
The Measuring Success: Leading and Lagging Indicators for Linked Learning session was presented by IEBC’s Jordan Horowitz who then led a localized interactive workshop that put this beneficial process to work.

Lehigh Carbon Community College

IEBC President Brad Phillips, at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania on January 12, presenting a keynote address on “Data Use and Courageous Conversations” followed by working sessions on high impact research-based practices and high impact practices focused on improving student success, retention and persistence.

Lakeshore Technical College

IEBC President Brad Phillips at Lakeshore Technical College, Wisconsin on January 10, with a keynote address on Demystifying Data, followed by workshops on “The Psychology of Data Use” and “How To Tell Your Story With Data.”

PromiseNet 2016 in Washington, DC

IEBC President Brad Phillips and Vice President Jordan Horowitz were panelist/presenters on College Retention, Persistence, and Completion:  Powerful Practices for College Success and in the Promise Program Evaluation Lab.

National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)

In a conference presentation titled “Beyond Graduation Rates: Leading and Lagging Indicators for Concurrent Enrollment,” Jordan Horowitz, Institute for Evidence-Based Change vice president, presented a unique data use model that includes the latest research on human judgment, decision-making and organizational habits and the problem of focusing on lagging indicators such as graduation rates.  Read more about leading and lagging indicators.

California Association of Work Experience Educators (CAWEE)

John Watson, IEBC senior director, and April Eldahaby, project director, co-presented on Work-based Learning Data Collection: Review of the Linked Learning Work-based Learning Pilot Project.

IEBC & IO Education Form Partnership

IO Education has announced it is partnering with the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) and Dellicker Strategies to enhance its collaboration with school districts.  IO Education uses expert analysis to best leverage student data to improve educational outcomes.  “Everything we do revolves around helping educators get the most out of the data that is available to them,” said Doug Mesecar, vice president of strategic partnerships at IO Education. Learn more about the IEBC & IO partnership.

Achieving the Dream Data & Analytics Summit

IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips presented “Building a Culture of Evidence and Inquiry” in plenary session, and spoke on “Leading and Lagging Indicators” in an additional workshop session.

2016 NCES STATS – DC Data Conference…

included a team presentation on Cross-Sector Data Integration, describing  how to unlock statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS). As they exist, most of these data are not useful, usable nor actionable. The data must be unlocked to have it tell the full story of a student’s academic progress.  Read more about Cross-Sector Data Integration.

Career Pathway Data Advisory Committee at Mathematica

IEBC Vice President Jordan Horowitz joined the Career Pathway Data Advisory Committee at Mathematica Policy Research meeting. An invited member of the committee, Jordan brought lessons learned from IEBC’s work-based-learning data pilot project with Linked Learning in California to inform and improve work-based-learning efforts nationally.

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