Look, this might be a bit awkward - I’m hosting an event in Adelaide next week, and that’s why the invite below talks about me in the third-person. If you can get over that, and you’re in Adelaide, then I’d love to see you in person!
Microsoft offices, Adelaide, Thursday 24th March, 11AM
We’re seeing a rapid growth in the amount of data that’s available to schools to use for improving the teaching and learning journey. As we move from historical analysis to predictive analysis, leaders and teachers expect to become more empowered to look at their own data, and data on their students, and connect it to published internal and external data sources. Whilst schools often have existing systems to analyse data, many of them tend to focus on a single source of data (eg NAPLAN analysis) or rely on specialist internal expertise to connect data and setup reports (the ‘power user silo’).
Microsoft has been working on a suite of new services to get your data better connected, and answer questions about the data. Building on the best practice of analytics across the world, and the ways that technology can make it easier to find answers, products like Power BI offer ways to do things differently – faster, more flexibly and more cost effectively.
We’d like to invite you to an informal workshop with Ray Fleming, the Microsoft Australia Education Industry Solutions Manager, where he’ll explain how schools can bring their data together and start to change the way that your staff can find answers to their critical questions. In an hour and a half, he’ll show you what is possible using standardised data, and then show a step-by-step process for using your own school’s data to create insights. You’ll leave the webinar with your own 30-day account for Power BI Professional, along with information to setup free accounts for your teachers, and with ideas for analysis and information on the different options to get more training.
To register for your place, email Susan Allin in the Microsoft Adelaide office. We have the boardroom booked, but we need to know how much coffee to make!
This event is intended for school leaders who are currently using data within their roles, and may be performing their own analysis (for example, with Excel). If appropriate, two attendees from one school can attend to span technical and leadership roles.
Microsoft Adelaide offices, Thursday 24th March, 11AM-12:30PM