Professional Learning in Action: Evidence-Based Practices for Student Success
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
- Presented by Candice Dodson, Executive Director, SETDA;
- and Heather Boughton, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Research, Evaluation & Advanced Analytics, Ohio Department of Education;
- and Diane A. Neal, Ph.D., Assistant Director, State Coordinator Rural Education Achievement Program, Office of Federal Programs
- Hosted by SETDA
- Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
In this edWebinar, you’ll learn from Ohio Department of Education leaders about the state’s perspective on the use of evidence to support professional learning opportunities at the state level, in districts and in schools. You’ll also see an overview of Ohio’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse, and how the department aims to continue developing resources on the use of evidence-based strategies, practices and programs. In addition, this presentation will highlight the free online professional learning community, Professional Learning for Effective Practice: Leveraging Title IIA. The community supports the effective implementation of the federal Title IIA program.
This edWebinar will be of interest to coaches, administrators, professional learning coordinators, Title IIA leaders, and teachers. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Candice Dodson is the executive director for the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Prior to joining the team at SETDA, she served as the director of eLearning for the Indiana Department of Education. In that role, Candice focused on advancing and expanding Indiana’s efforts to take advantage of technology to improve student outcomes. She and her eLearning team worked to boost the state’s efforts to connect Indiana to great ideas in educational technology, virtual and online learning, and new learning models and instructional practices. Her strategic work included the formation of an eLearning Leadership Cadre, statewide professional development opportunities including the Summer of eLearning conferences, Admin Academies, and digital learning grants, and resources and training to support digital learning. Prior to the Indiana Department of Education, Candice had 20 years of experience in a variety of roles from elementary teacher, media specialist, and high ability educator to curriculum and technology integration specialist, central office administrator, and assistant principal. Candice’s most recent work prior to the IDOE centered on the implementation of a 6-12 one-to-one initiative, the development of leadership programs for district administrators, and expansion of professional development programs. Candice has previously represented Indiana on the Board of Directors of SETDA, and the HECC (Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators) Board. Candice continues to serve on the Indiana University School of Education Alumni Board of Directors. She has presented, in Indiana and nationally, various sessions and talks on leadership in the digital age.
Heather Boughton, Ph.D. is the director of the office of research, evaluation & advanced analytics at the Ohio Department of Education. In this role, Heather is responsible for leading the development of the department’s Learning Agendas, as well as the state’s Empowered by Evidence Initiative. Heather is an alumna of the Strategic Data Project, a fellowship program in Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research. She currently represents Ohio in the Results for America State Education Fellowship. Heather received her Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University, where she studied the intersection of inequality and education.
Diane Neal, Ph.D. has 34 years’ experience in education. Retiring after 30 years in public education, Diane joined the Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs. Today, she is the assistant director in the Office of Federal Programs. Diane’s experience includes teaching grades K-9, principal in grades K-12, and a federal programs director for a public-school district. Diane has over 19 years’ experience working in federal programs. Today, Diane will share Ohio’s approach to evidence-based intervention and improvement strategies during district’s compliance monitoring process.
The edWebinar recording will be posted to this page the day after the presentation.
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