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Professional Learning in Action: Evidence-Based Practices for Student Success

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Professional Learning in Action: Evidence-Based Practices for Student Success

Presented by Eben Dowell, Senior Research Analyst, Office of Research, Evaluation and 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 Candice Dodson, Executive Director, SETDA

Hosted by SETDA
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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In this edWebinar, 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. 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 highlights 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 recorded edWebinar will be of interest to coaches, administrators, professional learning coordinators, Title IIA leaders, and teachers.



About the Presenters

Eben Dowell is a senior research analyst in the Office of Research, Evaluation and Advanced Analytics at the Ohio Department of Education. He provides consultation and coordination for data-driven projects across the agency, as well as oversight of data sharing with the external research community. His work supports the agency’s evidence-based initiatives and implementation of Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education. Eben serves on the state’s institutional review board, on the stewardship committee of the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive, and as a fellow with Harvard’s Strategic Data Project. Prior to coming to ODE in 2013, he worked at nonprofit research centers in Rhode Island and Ohio. Eben earned his master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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.


About the Host

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.

Join the Professional Learning for Effective Practice: Leveraging Title IIA community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming edWebinars, and view recordings of previous programs to earn CE certificates.

setdaThe State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. Our current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2013-16 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2012 after extensive consultation with the membership. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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