Develop an action plan for strengthening the role of research in your own practice or organization. Dr. Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, Dr. Samantha Shewchuk, & Debbie Micklos of the Center for Research Use in Education have been investigating successful strategies for increasing the use of research to improve educational practices and policies to improve the outcomes for students.
Kim Marshall, author of the Marshall Memo, will be sharing approaches to engaging with research in teams, meetings, or with colleagues to spark thinking, discussion, and positive change. The Marshall Memo is a weekly research summary read by literally tens of thousands of educators worldwide.
Dan Gallagher, Curriculum Director at Shoreline School District (WA) and co-author of Creating Research-Practice Partnerships in Education, will describe how to get started engaging with researchers. Research Practice Partnerships are a growing strategy for generating local information and research. What do these partnerships look like and how do they get started?
Finding high quality, useful research and research-based programs can be challenging. There are several educator-friendly resources to help you and your colleagues navigate the research out there. Representatives from three resources will show how to use their resource to find research to address your needs. During this session, explore What Works Clearinghouse, Digital Promise’s research tools, and the Pennsylvania Evidence Resource Center. All of these free to use.
Chris Brown and Jane Flood share strategies that help teachers to use research-informed theories of change in PLCs to drive instructional change and support student learning. The presenters, Chris Brown and Jane Flood, have worked with educators for years to collaboratively engage with evidence to improve teaching practice.
How do you know what program or strategy is going to work best for your school or district? Deciding among alternatives can be challenging, and there are many factors to consider - including the supporting evidence. Dr. Fiona Hollands, Senior Researcher in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University and one of the creators of DecisionMaker, explains how to use this and how it has helped other school and district leaders – learn how DecisionMaker can help you.
We’ll learn more about what it means to use research, explore common barriers to using research, and engage in a self-assessment of research use in your own schools. This FREE session is offered by the Center for Research Use in Education at the University of Delaware, a research center funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. For more information about this session and others, visit our website. Register through the website.