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July 14, 2018

IES Posts FY 2019 Research Funding Webinars

This may be of interest to my academic friends that are interested in pursuing IES grants (they have funded K-12 distance, online, and blended learning research in the past).

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IES Posts FY 2019 Research Funding Webinars

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has posted three new on-demand webinars for those who are interested in Fiscal Year 2019 funding opportunities and learning more about IES. These pre-recorded webinars are hosted by the National Center for Education Researchand the National Center for Special Education Research and you can access them on the IES Webinar Series website.

Newly available on-demand webinars include the following:

  • NCSER Research Training Programs in Special Education: Early Career Development and Mentoring
  • Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy
  • Funding Opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions

Additional on-demand webinars will be available soon.

Visit the IES Funding Opportunities website for more information about these and other research programs. Follow IES on Twitter and Facebook to learn about other on-demand recordings, webinars, and training opportunities.

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
By visiting Newsflash you may also sign up to receive information from IES and its four Centers NCESNCERNCEE, & NCSERto stay abreast of all activities within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

July 3, 2018

Using Research To Inform Decisions—An On-line Summer Workshop For Practitioners

This workshop may be of interest to my practitioner readers.

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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:  July 16-29, 2018

Sponsored by: Harvard Graduate School of Education (on-line training)

Cost: $149.00

Registration Deadline: July 16, 2018

Registration information is available on-line.

For additional information, contact the admissions team at ppe@gse.harvard.edu 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.

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
By visiting Newsflash you may also sign up to receive information from IES and its four Centers NCESNCERNCEE, & NCSERto stay abreast of all activities within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

June 27, 2018

2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference – Agenda Information Available And Registration Deadline

With the information from yesterday’s entry on New Data Release from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) about the “course taken at a distance” variable, this conference may be of interest.

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2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference – Agenda Information Available and Registration Deadline

The 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference agenda at-a-glance has been posted to the NCES website at https://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=2843.

Online registration for the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference ends Friday, July 6. After this date, participants must register onsite at the conference. If you have not already registered, please visit: https://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=2843.

For more information, please visit the Data Conference Website.

If you have any questions regarding the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, contact Patrick Keaton at patrick.keaton@ed.gov.

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
By visiting Newsflash you may also sign up to receive information from IES and its four Centers NCESNCERNCEE, & NCSERto stay abreast of all activities within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

June 26, 2018

New Data Release from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09)

Note that this data set has a variable that asks students about courses taken at a distance.

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New Data Release from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09)

hsls09 logoThis release includes the most recent data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), collected as part of the Second Follow-up. HSLS:09 follows a nationally representative sample of students who were ninth-graders in fall 2009 from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. The second follow-up was conducted from March 2016 through January 2017, approximately 3 years after high school graduation for most of the cohort. The data collected allow researchers to examine an array of young-adulthood outcomes among fall 2009 ninth-graders, including delayed high school completion, postsecondary enrollment, early postsecondary persistence and attainment, labor market experiences, family formation, and family financial support.

Data are available in several formats. Restricted-use data are currently available for analysis using the PowerStats and QuickStats tools in the DataLab suite. Public-use microdata are available for download via the Online Codebook.

These datasets are products of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

To access the data, please visit https://nces.ed.gov/datalab to analyze the restricted-use dataset using PowerStats or QuickStats and https://nces.ed.gov/onlinecodebook to download public-use microdata.

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
By visiting Newsflash you may also sign up to receive information from IES and its four Centers NCESNCERNCEE, & NCSER to stay abreast of all activities within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

June 18, 2018

IES Hosts Webinars On Reading, Writing, And Language Development Grant Writing

This may be of interest to my academic readers, as IES has funded K-12 distance, online, and blended learning research in the past.

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IES Hosts Webinars on Reading, Writing, and Language Development Grant Writing

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host a webinar for researchers interested in reading, writing, and language development to participate in a one-session IES Reading, Writing, and Language Development Grant Writing Overview webinar that provides a general overview of the Reading and Writing (National Center for Education Research) and Reading, Writing, and Language Development (National Center for Special Education Research) grant topics and general strategies and suggestions for successful application writing.

The webinar will take place on June 28, 2018 from 1:00 -2:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

The grant topics are the Institute’s primary programs aimed at supporting research on improving literacy outcomes for students, including English learners and those with disabilities or who are at risk for disabilities or academic failure.  For more information on the Institute’s FY 2019 Requests for Applications, see https://ies.ed.gov/funding.

On June 28, 2018 at 1:00pm EDT, you may access the webinar at: https://meet.lync.com/usdedeop/rebecca.mcgill/KZF9FRKT.

If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Rebecca McGill-Wilkinson in NCER at (202) 245-7613 or Rebecca.McGill@ed.gov, or Sarah Brasiel at (202) 245-6734 or Sarah.Brasiel@ed.gov.

If you need any accommodations, please contact Rebecca McGill-Wilkinson at (202) 245-7613 or Rebecca.McGill@ed.gov by June 21, 2018.

Additionally, IES will host the Reading, Writing, and Language Development Grant Writing Seminar Series for New and Early Stage Investigators. During this 4-session webinar series, IES staff will provide more in-depth support for new and early stage investigators to prepare successful grant applications related to literacy.

For more information on the Grant Writing Seminar Series and the application process, see https://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=3865

Applications are due by June 28, 2018.

 

The Institute of Education Sciences is the independent research, evaluation, and statistics arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Visit the IES website, sign up for the IES NewsFlash or follow IES on Twitter and Facebook to learn more. 

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
By visiting Newsflash you may also sign up to receive information from IES and its four Centers NCESNCERNCEE, & NCSERto stay abreast of all activities within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

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