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Tuesday, January 24 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Education Data Ethics (All Day Session)

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The rapid pace of data innovation has not been matched by a parallel growth in the analysis of the ethical implications of our work. Data analytics has been long conceived to be value-neutral, a technocrat's endeavor. However, working with education data is ultimately a human endeavor, beset with choices that will have real implications for students, educators, and families.

The most important and challenging choices SDP fellows will face are not necessarily about coding or models, nor will they be straight-forward options between good and bad. This session will focus on four traditional frames of ethical deliberation and apply them to common data ethics scenarios. SDP Fellows will attend one of the following breakout sessions.

Ethics of Gaming – Michael LaMont, Cohort 7 on the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal

Ethics of Experimentation – Cara Jackson, Cohort 5 on when it is okay and not okay to experiment with students

Ethics of Privacy – Marika Pfefferkorn, Twin Cities Innovation Alliance to present on data sharing early warning indicator data across public agencies

As your pre-work for the Data Ethics module, please accept 3 $10 Donors Choose gifts that you can distribute to any project(s) you want. Donors Choose is a nonprofit organization that allows you to donate directly to public school classroom projects.

Your first step is to search Donors Choose for the projects you wish to invest in. Then, find your name in the spreadsheet below and use the three assigned gift codes next to your name to make three ten-dollar donations. You can allocate all of them in any configuration (all to one project, for example), but they must be in 10$ increments. Add the name of the project you supported with each code and the link to the cause. Enjoy!

Prework_Donors Choose_C13 and HE WW2023 

Upload your Data Ethics Consultancy Dilemma by January 11.

Please complete the following pre-work only for the breakout session you selected in the pre-workshop survey.

Ethics of GamingEthics of Experimentation Ethics of Privacy 

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Miriam Greenberg

SDP Director, Strategic Data Project
Miriam is the Director of the Strategic Data Project overseeing the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University's efforts to build and sustain data-driven leadership and research capacity in education systems and organizations. She provides direction and support for... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 12:00pm - 5:00pm EST