October 10, 2018
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MAEDS Presentation
For those of you attending the MAEDS conference at Shanty Creek in Bellair this week, please consider attending our session on Thursday, October 11th at 9:40 in Parlor D

Joyce Sackleh, from Oakland Schools, Mike Rohwer from Ottawa ISD, and Brian Schupbach from KRESA will join Tom Johnson from the DataHub Team in presenting, “From Vaporware to Holy Crap! The MiDataHub Explosion”

At the session Joyce, Mike, Brian and Tom will will share integration highlights and the wide array of value added propositions that are popping up in this new educational data ecosystem. Examples include; integrations at a statewide level such as, CEPI's UIC automation, electronic CA60's, state reporting pilots and, MDE's MiLearn. Dialog about products 'Powered by MiDataHub' will include Eidex and KRA, along with collaborative efforts MiRead and MiStrategyBank. Audience interaction will include dialog about their needs, ideas and priorities, and potential for back room applications (filters, firewalls, wireless controllers, etc.).
MiDataHub Monthly Webinar for October
Please join us for our October monthly webinar. There are two session times to choose from:
  • Session 1 - Monday October 29, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Session 2 - Tuesday October 30, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
We will be covering recent development progress, the new MiDataHub.org website, M-STEP data displays in the dashboard, EEM integration, federation of Google and AD accounts, and much more!
Upcoming Vendor Spotlight
We are always adding new vendor partners to MiDataHub. Learn about our newest partnerships during the Vendor Spotlight section on this months MiDataHub webinar (see times above). This month we will be highlighting Symbaloo, which is working to connect to us via the OneRoster API! Join the call to learn about how the first six districts to sign on can pilot this tool for free.
Ed-Fi Summit and Bootcamp
Don Dailey and Kevin Bullard will be sharing implementation successes with other states during this years EdFI Summit in Austin, TX, October 9-12, 2018 . We are sharing the stage with a small contingency of staff from the Dept. of Wisconsin who will also be sharing implementation successes. We are very excited to share the work you have helped implement and prove valuable for schools. We are planning to learn from Wisconsin and share with the national audience our implementation of functionality such as UIC Services, MiLearn, Support Structures, Vendor Meetings, and much more. We will post pictures and updates via Twitter and on our website
Federated Logins
One of the newer features that we have been working on is the ability to have students and schools staff log into educational applications with their district logins in either Google Suite or Microsoft Active Directory. The process of connecting that information to the data hub SSO is called federation. Specifically, we utilize Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to allow for that to happen. The first vendor to utilize this method of connecting is Algebra Nation, and we currently have a cohort of districts in the process of onboarding with a combined data flow and SSO. If you are interested in Algebra Nation integration specifically, or the federation piece on its own, please submit a ticket to support@midatahub.org to let us know.
MiDataHub Team Spotlight
Frank Holes is the Data and Improvement Specialist at the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency . Prior to his time at AAESA, Frank has been a middle school and high school teacher, an elementary principal, and a central office coordinator in northern Michigan. Frank currently provides leadership and support regionally through the Michigan Data Hub, Reading Now Network, MI School Data, and the Starfish School Improvement Team. In his role on the Actionable Data Advisory Frank always offers solutions-based ideas. Stepping up at every opportunity, Frank is highly engaged and advocates for students and teachers in every discussion.

Thank you for your commitment to the MiDataHub Frank!
Website Weekly Spotlight
We are working hard on getting updated documentation onto the new website. The documentation section is located under the "Support" section. There are currently four sections: General, Cockpit, Dashboard and Vendor. Please check back often as we will be updating as our document library continues to grow.
Data Hub Participation
New District Sign-ups this week:
  • Relevant Academy of Eaton County
  • Camden-Frontier Schools