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Continuous Improvement in Education: Real-Time Research to Address Achievement Gaps

Wednesday, November 30, 2016              Agenda

12:00–1:00 p.m. CT                                    

Virtual Screening

 

REL Midwest and its Urban District Community of Practice will host a virtual screening to preview the upcoming Detroit Public Television broadcast, Continuous Improvement in Education: Real-Time Research to Address Achievement Gaps. This program focuses on the continuous improvement research process as a method to address achievement gaps. The broadcast will connect the research to practice by sharing the example of Wexford Montessori Academy in Lansing, Michigan, which participated in a networked improvement community facilitated by REL Midwest.

 

Screening attendees will have the opportunity to do the following:

  • Preview a near-final edit of the upcoming broadcast before it airs on television.
  • Discuss continuous improvement research with individuals featured in the program.

This event is designed to address the U.S. Department of Education’s priority area of low-performing schools.

 

Featured Experts 

 

Monica Bhatt, researcher, formerly at American Institutes for Research (featured in the program and available to answer questions during the virtual screening)

 

Lora Cohen-Vogel, Ph.D., distinguished professor of Policy and Education Reform, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (featured in the program)

 

Nancy Lubeski, principal, Wexford Montessori Academy (featured in the program and available to answer questions during the virtual screening)

 

Karen Ruple, program manager, MI Excel Statewide System of Support, Michigan Department of Education (featured in the program)

 

Sean Williams, Ph.D., supervisor of Secondary Education, Ingham Intermediate School District (featured in the program and available to answer questions during the virtual screening)

 

Who Should Attend?

 

REL Midwest intends for this broadcast to reach researchers, policymakers, state and district representatives, principals, and teachers.

 

Related Resources

 

Bhatt, M. P., Proger, A. R., Cirks, V., & Gurke, D. (Early 2017). Initiating a networked improvement community: Lessons from Michigan and Minnesota. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs.