“More data doesn’t not lead to better decisions.” As one of the principles of dynamical systems, this one seems to fly in the face of 21st Century thinking. We all collect reams, gigabytes galore and bulging file cabinets of data in our schools. Does this not lead us to make wiser decisions regarding teaching and learning? Not necessarily. It is the thoughtful USE of the data collected that supports educators as we navigate the often-rocky roads leading to success for all students.
It is also crucial that we make wise decisions about what data is to be collected. We might find that we could free up a few gigabytes by simply focusing on only gathering and deciphering data that is meaningful and can truly support decision-making in our classrooms and schools.
Learn more about how data can be used in powerful ways to support teaching and learning. THE POWER OF YOU Conference includes a strand of sessions focused on DATA. Click here for more information.