Research Alliances Using Data and Evidence to Improve Program Quality
On September 28, REL Central researchers moderated a panel discussion at the fall 2013 meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) in Washington, DC. The three panelists (Clare Heidema, senior research associate at RMC Research Corporation in Denver, and co-lead of REL Central’s Mathematics and Science Research Alliance; Richard Seder, PhD, a research alliance leader and Associate Director of REL Pacific; and Tamera Murdock, PhD, Director, Transition to Higher Education Group at Kansas City Area Educational Research Consortium [KC-AERC]) represented research consortia and alliances located in diverse settings, working with a range of different state and local education agencies. Helen Apthorp, PhD, and Marianne Reale from REL Central moderated the panel discussion that illustrated and contrasted how different research alliances support the use of data to develop members’ understanding of college- and career-readiness issues and improve educational program quality in STEM areas. » more info
Webinar: Teaching Non-Cognitive Skills in the Common Core State Standards
Featuring Dr. David Conley
Title: Teaching Non-Cognitive Skills in the Common Core State Standards
Monday, November 4, 2013
11:30 am, Mountain Standard Time
12:30 pm. Central Standard Time
This webinar will focus on instructional strategies for teaching the College and Career Readiness expectations of the Common Core State Standards. Dr. David Conley of the University of Oregon and the Educational Policy Improvement Center will present his 4 keys to College and Career readiness, and focus specifically on instructional strategies to improve student ownership of their own learning. These strategies include classroom techniques to improve and use engagement, goal setting, self-efficacy, self-monitoring and persistence.
About the REL
The U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) supports 10 regional educational laboratories (RELs) across the country. These RELs are charged with supporting applied research and development, disseminating school improvement practices widely, and providing technical assistance to education agencies in their regions.