Professional Learning in Action: Evidence-Based Practices for Student Success
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Candice Dodson, Executive Director, SETDA; 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 Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA
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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.
About the Host
Christine Fox is the deputy executive director for SETDA. As Deputy Executive Director, she collaborates with the executive director in charting strategic direction, administration, planning and financial decisions involving SETDA. She also facilitates the members’ professional learning opportunities including planning and implementing the content for SETDA’s virtual and in-person events and newsletters. In addition, she manages many of SETDA’s research and product development projects from conception to publication. The management of such projects includes coordinating data collection from all states, supervising consultants and staff, ensuring member input and supervising the publishing process. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. Christine’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She has worked as an educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole school reform model, ESOL coordinator and 3rd grade teacher. Christine has a Masters of Science in teaching English as a second language from Florida International University and received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Florida State University.
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The 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.