A few hours before the Data for Black Lives Conference official began 50 plus education activists from around the country and across generations discussed the ways big data has impacted public education in the black communities. in-blog search: The 2nd Annual Data For Black Lives Conference: Education Justice Pre-session 2019
During what I believed to be the darkest moment of my life, on the crest of another abyss I found transcendence in serving my alma mater, serving a community of 1st generation college students who were being asked to stand tall in the face of a world meant for others. I simply brought myself. That was enough.
Highlighted: Closing Remarking given to a talented group of 1st Generation BiPOC College students embarking on their first year at Georgetown during the Pandemic. My thoughts the Radical Imagination and propelling yourself towards what lies right in front of you.
Highlighted: The Missing Year Project discusses a missed year of dreams with Rob Jackson (he/him), a data scientist looking to life on the land for guidance. Rob speaks with us about family dynamics, Georgetown University, and sowing seeds for dreams. Thank you Sarah + @themissingyearproject
Movement Scientist | Analyst | Activist
My education in statistics and analysis was brought to life when I found that I myself, as well as the students I served, were all living the lives described in my research; incomplete research telling incomplete stories about me and my community.
I’m a story-teller, data scientist whose foundations as an educator and organizer color every aspect of my practice and teaching.
Building the Learning Analytics Curriculum for 2020 and Beyond
Lecture includes best practices that relate to using learning analytics to promote inclusion and success. See
Wisdom is also called insight, which means “seeing into” the nature of life.
Building Data Use Capacity + Equity Analysis Tools
Who: I have extensive training and experience in data management, visualization, and adult facilitation; specifically as it relates to education data management, and non-profit data-driven culture development. I am an educator obsessed with storytelling, community building, and practical innovation. All of my work operates within an intersectional equity framework. Meaning my analytical + diagnostic process is contained within a culturally responsive leadership framework, centering the most impacted and our relationship to power. All within the umbrella of Equity Diversity Inclusion & belonging (EDIB).
What: I have led discussion on Race + Common Good and diversity in education data science (LAK ’19). At the Data For Black Lives Conference I facilitated discussions with educators on spoke on the issue of implicit bias/ algorithmic racial bias in education data analysis. I as an educator and mentor I take pride in introducing folks to Data & Analytics, leading lecture series and providing personal coaching on data analysis, business insights, and project scoping + management.
How: I work to improve schools and schools systems using my background in learning analytics to cultivate data literacy in schools, build student centered data management plans and build metrics that support holistic student development. I primarily explore the impact of big data in education on education equity.
Data Management Strategy | Dashboards and Automated Reporting | Analysis and Data literacy Coaching
What is a dashboard?
A dashboard, at its most basic, is a tool meant to distill the complexities and present your audience with a concise picture of their current performance; at its best a dashboard offer prescriptive solutions, your personal decision support tool.
What type of problems does a dashboard elleviate?
See below for a Case study on how conscious design can move the mission forward during times of uncertainty where digital engagement is critical to success.
Background: During the pandemic many non-profit organizations took major hits financially; losing revenue from most traditional pipelines like canvasing, telemarketing, and mail.
Data Analytics & Program Evaluation
Identify areas of improvement
Teach team how to outline data informed milestones
Audience: Senior & Directors The Challenge: After COVID we need to quickly adapt to a digital first fundraising model and needed a way for our stakeholders in finance, communications and development to understand how small donor donations are impacting our revenue and how to segment our funding audiences.
Want a consultation on building functional data literacy within your organization, while cultivating genuine curiosity and agency around data-story telling within your organization?
The goal: After COVID we need to quickly adapt to a digital first fundraising model and needed a way for our stakeholders in finance, communications and development to understand how small donor donations are impacting our revenue and how to segment our funding audiences.
I was tasked with designing and implementing a sustainable donators audience segmentation dashboard, meant to help our development team better understand their digital donor audience and understand when supports give, information critical to the organization’s overall development strategy.
Is your school prepared to serve the needs of ALL students, providing a truly inclusive learning environment?
How do you measure your success?
What is the Cypher Project?
Cypher is a service decision support system designed specifically for School Leaders, Special Education Professionals, and Educators. Full-service includes: