The responsibility of protecting student data is a challenge shared by our entire regional learning community. Based on the pioneering work of the Massachusetts Student Privacy Alliance (MSPA), our member school districts have formed a regional alliance designed to share best practices in protecting student data in an educational setting.
The TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance, a member of the Access 4 Learning Community, has worked collaboratively to develop a single Student Data Privacy Agreement (DPA) for Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
These agreements are executed between each LEA and software Provider and spell out the duties and responsibilities required to protect student data in compliance with all applicable state privacy statutes, including the FERPA, PPRA, COPPA, 603 C.M.R. 23.00 and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 71, Sections 34D to 34H. Click here for additional infomation on how your district can join this alliance!
Too often, many of the best ideas and strategies for personalization get stuck behind the closed doors of classrooms, schools, or districts. The Fuse Fellowship strives to share, implement, evaluate, and scale best practices by convening educators who are passionate about this work and committed to breaking down silos. The name Fuse captures how the experience both “ignites” a movement and intentionally brings together like-minded educators to collaborate and grow. This 18-month program:
- Identifies enthusiastic and skilled practitioners, preparing them to lead a shift away from traditional instruction and toward personalized learning in both their own contexts and in the classrooms of partner districts.
- Acts as a catalyst for a school or district to make this shift by crafting a vision, identifying instructional priority practices, and piloting strategies to operationalize these practices.
- Provides high-quality embedded coaching to pilot teachers, growing a district’s internal capacity.
- Creates a regional network of teachers, Fellows, coaches, and administrators who support and push each other both during and after the Fellowship.
TEC-NET and Job Alike Groups
TEC-NET is an exciting series of professional networking opportunities designed around a variety of current educational issues. This speaker series allows educational leaders to learn from and engage in discussion focused on dynamic, innovative, and relevant topics and learn from educational experts while interacting with a more diverse regional audience. The overwhelmingly positive response from our TEC-member districts has motivated us to continue to bring this opportunity to our educational leaders!
Our Job-alike networking groups meet monthly to provide colleagues with similar roles and responsibilities the opportunity to discuss common issues, ask questions, seek best practices, and share program ideas among their peers. T
JOB ALIKE GROUPS FOR 2019-2020:
- Food Service Directors
- Guidance Directors
- Higher Education Committee
- School Adjustment Counselors/Social Workers
- School Committee Representatives
- Assistant Superintendents
- Special Education Directors
- Technology Directors
- Secondary Technology Integration Specialists
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TEC Analytics is a project that supports school districts across Massachusetts to cooperate and share best practices in the development of common reports and visualizations using the free technology within your Google Domain.