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Leveraging Edtech Data to Inform Instruction and Decision Making
Wednesday November 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Christina Luke, Ph.D., Project Director of Marketplace Research at Digital Promise; and Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research at Achieve3000
Sponsored by Digital Promise
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In this edWebinar, learn strategies for leveraging edtech data to best serve their needs. During the session, Digital Promise and Achieve3000 partner to share best practices for developing high-quality and research-based programs that produce actionable data points that can be used to inform instruction and make evidence-based decisions.
Drawing upon findings from over twenty edtech pilots, Christina Luke, Ph.D., Project Director of Marketplace Research at Digital Promise, shares the impactful types of edtech data schools should expect from developers to optimize implementation and procurement decisions. From the product developer perspective, Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research at Achieve3000, shares the strategies they’ve deployed to identify the most useful metrics and presentation of these metrics to best support educators and provide a solution to schools’ and districts’ identified needs.
Together, they discuss the significance of strong lines of communication between educators, researchers, and vendors, and encourage participants to share their experiences with accessing and using edtech data. edWebinar viewers can expect to take away tools for communicating data needs, capturing relevant information, and sharing feedback with edtech product developers to improve the quality of products in the field. K-12 educators and district leaders, higher education instructors, product developers, and edtech researchers will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenters
Christina Luke, Ph.D. leads the Marketplace Research initiative at Digital Promise which is focused on increasing the amount of evidence in the edtech marketplace. Before joining Digital Promise, Dr. Luke led program evaluations for federal and state initiatives and delivered professional development and technical assistance to school districts at Measurement Incorporated. Formerly a high school English teacher, Dr. Luke left the classroom to study education policy with a desire to improve student outcomes by offering a practitioner’s perspective to education research. Dr. Luke earned a Ph.D. in education administration and policy from the State University of New York at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English from Boston College.
Steve Tardrew has worked in educational research and technology for the past 19 years. As Vice President of Assessment and Research at Achieve3000, Steve leads product development in the areas of assessment, analytics, and reporting, always striving to present data in clear and useful ways to educators. Before joining Achieve3000, Steve served as Vice President of Research and Technology for Rowland Reading Foundation where he directed efficacy research, led the development of web-based and mobile software for teachers and students, and oversaw the company’s information technology department. He formerly served as Director of Research for Renaissance Learning. Earlier in his career, he served as Economist for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, where he helped launch the agency’s first electronic data collection initiative. He holds a BA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MA in economics from University of Illinois at Chicago.
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