Apps4VA: Effecting Change Through Creative Data Use

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How Apps4VA teachers, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and the public are using data to engage and connect

How Apps4VA teachers, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and the public are using data to engage and connect

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  • 1. _  Effec�ng  Change  Through  Crea�ve  Data  Use  
  • 2. What’s  it  all  about?  Presen�ng:  Engaging  and  Connec�ng:  DevelopersEEnnttrreepprreenneeuurrssTeachersStudentsthe PublicCChhaalllleennggeessSolutions!andUsing:  DATARReesseeaarrcchheerrss
  • 3. Program  Goals  Raise  awareness  of  the  availability  of  the  Virginia  Longitudinal  Data  System  (VLDS)  Develop  new  and  innova�ve  ways  to  use  VLDS  Data  Engage  the  public  and  increase  transparency        Apps4VA  stems  from  a  federal  grant  funded  through  ARRA  “to  support  the  development  and  implementa�on  of  a  data  system  that  tracks  students  from  early  childhood  to  post  secondary  and  beyond.”  The  VLDS  integrates  student  and  workforce  data  from  across  the  Commonwealth.  
  • 4. Program  Components  EVENTS   COMPETITIONS  Open Competition High School CompetitionBEST  PRACTICES  RESEARCH  Permission:  Kin  Lane  
  • 5. Privacy-­‐Protected  Data     School  Enrollment  Data     Special  Educa�on  Student  Data     State  Assessment  Result  Data  (SOLS)     Career  and  Technical  Educa�on  Program  Data     Graduate,  Completer,  and  Dropout  Data     Postsecondary  Enrollment  and  Comple�on  Data  Metadata  are  provided  for  each  data  element.  Cell  suppression  rules  are  used  when  there  are  fewer  than  10  students  in  a  group.  Use  of  other  publically-­‐available  data  sets  for  Mashups  was  encouraged.  
  • 6. 100  par�cipants  /  >30  mentors  Educa�on-­‐related  businesses  37  Pitches  13  Teams  launched  Events  Hosted  by:  Let’s  Get  Snacks:  Fresh  fruit,  dried  fruit,  beef  jerky,  ramen  noodles,  string  cheese,  chips,  brownies,  cookies,  chicken  nuggets,  granola  bars,  candy  “I  learned  to  tweet.”  DRESS  CODE  
  • 7. And  the  winners  are  …  DATA  PRIZE  Edunomics:  "The  Freakonomics  of  Educa�on."      A  Microso�-­‐based  online  service  that  aggregates  publicly  available  data  for  a  visual  representa�on  of  user-­‐selected  facts.      Graphically  represents  rela�onships  such  as  how  teen  pregnancy  affects  dropout  rates  from  unrelated  datasets.  Although  the  ini�al  focus  was  educa�on,  Edunomics  may  be  adapted  for  any  industry.        Events  
  • 8. Simultaneous  Hackathons!  6:00  p.m.  Friday  10/19  –  5:00  p.m.  Saturday  10/20  Richmond  Charlo�esville  Roanoke/Blacksburg  Norfolk  Entries  must  use  one  or  more  of  the  required  datasets  here:  h�p://www.doe.virginia.gov/sta�s�cs_reports/research_data/index.shtml  Linked  Live  via  Webcast!  $$  CASH  PRIZES  $$  
  • 9. Simultaneous  Hackathons!  27  individuals  formed  12  teams  VDOE  staff  served  as  mentors    Prizes:    Best  in  Commonwealth    2nd  Place    Regional  Winners    Hackers  Choice  
  • 10. Open  Compe��on  Apps4VA  Open  Compe��on  Eligibility   Open  to  all  members  of  the  public  Types   Working  prototype  with  narra�ve  (user  manual).  Mashups  accepted  $$  CASH  PRIZES  $$  MUST  USE  ONE  OR  MORE  EXPOSED  EDUCATION  DATASETS!    CAN  USE  OTHER  PUBLICALLY  AVAILABLE  DATA.  15  Submissions  Submi�ed  
  • 11. High  School  Compe��on  Apps4VA  High  School  Compe��on  Eligibility   Open  to  all  Virginia  public  high  school  students  –  individuals  or  teams  Types   Outline  in  a  presenta�on  a  so�ware  applica�on  or  create  an  actual  so�ware  applica�on.    Mashups  accepted  MUST  USE  ONE  OR  MORE  EXPOSED  EDUCATION  DATASETS!    CAN  USE  OTHER  PUBLICALLY  AVAILABLE  DATA.  $$  CASH  PRIZES  FOR  STUDENTS  AND  THEIR  SCHOOLS$$  11  Submissions  Submi�ed  
  • 12. Sponsors  
  • 13. Apps  Spinoffs  CS  474:  Database  Design  and  Applica�on    James  Madison  University,  Spring  2013  Semester  April  5-­‐7,  2013  Charlo�esville,  VA  Student  Codeathon!  April  20,  2013    
  • 14. What’s  Next?  
  • 15. Like  Us/Follow  Us!  Facebook:    h�p://www.facebook.com/apps4va    Twi�er:            @apps4va  Twi�er  Episodes:            #datapreso  www.apps4va.org  Bethann  Canada  Director,    Educa�onal  Informa�on  Management  Virginia  Department  of  Educa�on  Bethann.Canada@doe.virginia.gov