NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Calgary, Deerfoot Inn and Conference Centre


Supporting schools and uniting stakeholders in sharing best practices in data analytics

Presenters will share experiences with how data is used to create actionable knowledge and how technology enhances data collection and analytics.


Dr. Mitchell Colp

Rocky View Data Solutions

Kurtis Hewson

Jigsaw Learning

Osmar Zaiane

AMII, University of Alberta

Sean Lougheed

Wolf Creek Public Schools

Brian Wildcat

Maskwacis Education Schools Commission

Randy Risto

Maskwacis Education Schools Commission

Carrie Demmans Epp

University of Alberta

Chris Pawluk

Rocky View Schools

Dr. John Burger

Practical Data Solutions, Inc.

Ahmad Jawad

Intellimedia, Inc.

Joanne Pitman

Calgary Board of Education

Barry Litun

College of Alberta School Superintendents

Thérèse deChamplain-Good

Elk Island Catholic School Division

Hoda Jawad

Intellimedia Inc.


November 6, 2019 - Symposium Day
  • 7:30 AM
  • 8:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM

    Opening Address

    Intentional Use of Data to Inform Collaborative Conversations
    Kurtis Hewson

  • 10:00 AM
    Reflection Time
  • 10:15 AM
    Wellness Break
  • 10:30 AM

    Internal and External Accountability: Building Evidence-Informed Leadership Capacity at All System Levels
    Dr. John Burger

    Leveraging Literacy and Numeracy Data
    Sean Lougheed

  • 11:30 AM

    Leading Learning with Data: Attendance and Achievement
    Chris Pawluk, Dr. Mitchell Colp

    Predicting and Informing Learning through Analytics
    Carrie Demmans Epp

  • 12:30 PM

    Lunch Address

    AI and its Impact on Society and Education
    Osmar R Zaiane

  • 1:30 PM
    Reflection Time
  • 2:00 PM

    Leveraging Data to Engage Stakeholders and Provide Assurance
    Thérèse deChamplain-Good

    The Role of Data in Negotiation with Federal Government to Create a First Nation Education System
    Brian Wildcat, Randy Risto

  • 3:00 PM
    Wellness Break
  • 3:15 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Data to Inform Educational Practice
    Dr. John Burger, Barry Litun, Joanne Pittman, Hoda Jawad, Carrie Demmans Epp

  • 3:45 PM
    Reflection Time
  • 3:55 PM
    Closing Remarks
  • 4:00 PM

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Thank you to @Intellimediaca, @CASSalberta, @Jigsaw_Learning, and @UAlberta for your partnership in making today’s #edlytics Symposium possible. Networking, sharing, and contemplating best practices in data analytics, regardless of district or role, proved to ignite a spark!

A successful end to the inaugural #edlytics Symposium - participants still engaged in the conversation even though closing remarks had concluded! #cassalberta

Dr. John Burger shares with @BarryLitun the heavy responsibility that it is believed @CASSalberta has in building capacity in effective data analytics practices provincially: #cassalberta is consistent, informed, strong, and connected. #edlytics

Dr. John Burger speaks to thoughts around a provincial K-16 database that includes environmental, cognitive, behavioural, and non-cognitive data that would be able to provide trends and flags for critical reflection. #edlytics #cassalberta


Deerfoot Inn and Conference Centre

Southeast Calgary

1000, 11500 - 35 Street SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3W4
Phone: (403) 236-7529


Registration provides admission to all Education Analytics Symposium events. Registrations ends on Novenber 6, 2019.
On the second step of registration, please select "Education Analytics Symposium: Transforming Data into Actionable Knowledge"