Webinar 1: How to Design, Build, Abstract, Manipulate, and Analyze Effective VLDS Data Packages: Avoiding Common Errors and Pitfalls

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Opening Speaker: Jillian Balow, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Presenters: Ron Parrish, VDOE Senior Data Analyst and Will Goldschmidt, DB Driven Managing Partner 

Topic: Designed for all users of VLDS (novice to experienced), this first session will include a brief overview of the VLDS and in-depth training on requesting, accessing, merging, and interpreting data results across state agencies and sectors. Bring your toughest questions on the VLDS for our experts!

Participants are encouraged to watch three introductory videos from the 2021 VLDS Research Forum before attending this first session: What is VLDS?; VLDS 101; and Queries in VLDS.

Webinar 2: On the Move: Educational Instability among Foster Youth

Tuesday September 27, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Opening Speaker: Dr. Patricia Popp, Clinical Associate Professor, Virginia EHCY State Coordinator

Presenter: Dr. Mattie Mackenzie-Liu, Research Associate, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, Urban Institute 

Topic: Dr. Mackenzie-Liu will discuss the results of her recently completed research project using VLDS data, which focused on foster care youth and educational instability. Learn why supporting students’ educational stability is such an important part of student success.

Webinar 3: Using VLDS to Study the Virginia Health Workforce Supply

Thursday October 13, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Opening Speaker: Aimee Guidera, Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Presenters: Dr. Tammie Jones, Research Manager at George Mason University and Dr. PJ Maddox, Professor & Chair of the Department of Health Administration at George Mason University

Topic: At our closing webinar, Dr. Jones and Dr. Maddox will discuss their VLDS research project focused on understanding the health sciences workforce pipeline and career development of students over time. What can VLDS tell us about the future of the health sciences workforce and student career development? Come find out!

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The Forum is no cost to attendees. Registration is required.

For more information about VLDS, visit our website.