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July 20, 2017

Using Research to Inform Decisions—An On-line Summer Workshop for Practitioners

I think this is an online workshop that readers might benefit from…

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Using Research to Inform Decisions—An On-line Summer Workshop for Practitioners

State and local education officials are invited to take part in a two-week online training designed to help practitioners find and use research to inform educational decisions. The training is offered by the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice (an IES-funded research and development center) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

The program, Using Research to Inform Decisions, is designed for state and district education officials, school leaders, and school district decision-makers, including directors of research, curriculum and instruction, and special education. The training will guide participants in how to find and evaluate pertinent research, with an eye toward how such research is used to inform various school- and district-level decisions.

Participants will get an overview of how practitioners can use research and will learn about several simple tools to help attendees find the relevant studies. They will also learn strategies and structures that help foster an environment where research truly informs the decision-making process. The workshop will be jointly led by Harvard Professor Heather Hill, University of Colorado Professor Bill Penuel, and will feature other leaders in the field.

The online format will consist of video lectures, readings, facilitated online discussions, and exploration exercises to help participants engage with research and gain confidence in using evidence to make sound decisions.

Dates: August 7-20, 2017
Sponsored by: Harvard Graduate School of Education (on-line training)
Cost: $149.00
Registration Deadline: August 6, 2017.

Registration information is available on-line.

For additional information, contact the admissions team at or call 800-545-1849.

For questions about the IES grant supporting the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice, please contact Dr. Rebecca McGill-Wilkinson.

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