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From Research to Reality: Bridging Educational Innovations

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

From Research to Reality: Bridging Educational Innovations

Presented by Sarah Oberle, Elementary School Teacher, Red Clay Consolidated School District (DE); and Dr. Matthew Courtney, Founder, Courtney Consulting
Moderated by Jessica Jackson, Director of Professional Learning, Learner Variability Project, Digital Promise

Sponsored by Digital Promise

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In today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape, technological advancements are continually reshaping how we teach and learn. Amidst the excitement, it is crucial to ensure that these innovations are grounded in solid research and practical application. How can we address the pressing challenges faced by teachers and students while harnessing the power of innovation?

Join us for an engaging edWebinar that explores the intersection of research, practice, and innovation in education. We will delve into the critical role of research in driving educational advancements and facilitating knowledge brokering across diverse education settings. Discover why knowledge brokering matters and how it can help bridge the gap between cutting-edge innovations and effective classroom practices.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with experts, share insights, and learn about free tools and opportunities to help navigate from research to reality! This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, school leaders, district leaders, and education technology leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Sarah Oberle

About the Presenters

Sarah Oberle is an elementary school teacher at Red Clay Consolidated School District and a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware. As a veteran primary teacher, she has served as a team leader, professional standards committee member for the Delaware Department of Education, and practitioner advisory board member for the Learner Variability Project at Digital Promise. Her doctoral research at the University of Delaware in educational leadership and cognitive sciences focuses on the translation and dissemination of Science of Learning evidence for teachers. Sarah is the Chair of the upcoming researchED United States conference in October 2024 in Delaware.

Matthew Courtney

Dr. Matthew Courtney is a passionate advocate for evidence-based education. He began his career as a music educator before moving on to leadership roles within the nonprofit, higher education, and state government sectors. Dr. Courtney is a published researcher whose work focuses on the intersection of school improvement and research use. As the founder of Courtney Consulting LLC, he’s advised schools on leveraging evidence-based decision making to accelerate student achievement. His impact extends beyond students and schools, influencing statewide educational policies. Dr. Courtney’s expertise and dedication continue to bridge gaps in education, fostering progress and development in diverse communities.

Jessica Jackson

About the Moderator

Jessica Jackson is Director of Professional Learning for the Learner Variability Project at Digital Promise, where she designs professional learning for educators that helps them address the needs of the whole learner through research-based practices. Jessica has over 20 years of experience in education, which reflects her passion for creativity, leadership, and social justice. As a New Leader alum, she founded an integrated arts elementary school in Memphis, TN. As Director of Academics, she designed instructional systems, coached leaders, and organized full-scale professional development for a network of schools at Capstone Education Group. She has her master’s in education from Pace University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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