Join Heather Krause for Data Equity: How to Align Your Data with Your Mission on March 17th

Friday, March 17, 2023

Session 4 of the IDIO Encore Virtual Series, will repeat the recording of We All Count’s Heather Krause’s Opening Plenary Data Equity: How to Align Your Data with Your Mission. This recording from the IDIO in-person Conference in August 2022, will include live, interactive activities and the opportunity to interact with other states.

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This talk is designed as an introduction to the practice of aligning your data work with your mission through the choices you make. Rather than a laundry list of problems, this talk leaves audiences feeling refreshed and hopeful, coming away with sharp, concise explanations of issues they knew they were facing but could not describe; empowered and excited to regain control over how their choices to collect, report, and analyze data and the stories they tell affect young children with disabilities and their families.

Data and evidence are not value-neutral activities. Every choice we make along the data process prioritizes a community or privileges a person, including young children with disabilities and their families. When we align these choices with our mission, our data can effectively answer our critical questions and provide guidance. In plain language, with real-world examples, Heather illuminates how the data privileged person is more respected, served, and rewarded by the data process. From the power dynamics of data collection and privacy to the eternal struggle between certainty and inclusivity. From how we unconsciously adopt and reinforce perspectives in our modeling and in our math to how when we impose “best practices” in data design, we need to ask, best for whom?

The IDIO Virtual Encore Series is an extension of the Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) 2022: Leadership, Equity, Impact Conference held in Washington, DC, in August 2022. The series repeats a small number of the conference sessions and is the perfect opportunity for those who were unable to attend the conference in person to learn about the sessions virtually.

Watch Session #1: Leadership, Equity, Impact: Federal Programs Supporting Early Care, Education and Well-Being.

Watch Session #2: Concurrent session – 14 Priorities to Dismantle Systemic Racism in Early Childhood Care and Education.

The IDIO 2022 Conference was rated highly by attendees. You will not want to miss the IDIO Virtual Encore Series—a robust professional development opportunity! You can access all recorded IDIO Encore Series sessions on the DaSy here.

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