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Finding What Works in Learning: Simple Ways to Analyze Education Research Studies

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Presented by Dr. Tim Hudson, Vice President of Learning, DreamBox Learning; with Dr. Gina Burkhardt, Education and Organizational Consultant and former EVP at the American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Sponsored by DreamBox Learning


If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Blended Learning community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

If you’ve ever looked for print or digital learning resources that have supporting research to show they improve student achievement, you’ve seen more than a few research reports, case studies, marketing emails, and press releases with captivating headlines about results and impact. Have you ever taken time to read a complete study? Was it a quality study? How would you know?

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Tim Hudson, VP of Learning at DreamBox Learning, and Dr. Gina Burkhardt, former EVP at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), will help you more easily analyze research, ask probing questions, and access the fine print of a research study. They’ll equip you to meaningfully and successfully review educational research about curricular programs right away.

Topics included:

  • Eight key questions to guide analysis of the “fine print” of a research study
  • Using a simple rubric to quickly analyze the quality of any research study
  • Ideas for conducting research in your own classroom, school, or district

All K-12 educators and administrators interested in education research and effective curricular resources are encouraged to watch.


tim hudson Dr. Tim Hudson is an innovative education leader who works at the intersection of learning, schooling and technology. At DreamBox, he oversees the research and development of digital experiences that engage students in critical thinking and provides teachers with data to support differentiation and personalization. Tim spent over 10 years in public education, both as a high school math teacher and as a K–12 math coordinator and strategic planning facilitator in suburban St. Louis. Follow him on Twitter @DocHudsonMath.


Burkhardt_Gina_Headshot_150x150_20160822 Dr. Gina Burkhardt’s expertise includes business development, organizational and leadership development, system design and change, education and workforce reform and improvement, evaluation, policy, and the application of research to policy and practice. Prior to her current role as an independent education and organization consultant, she served as President and CEO of Jobs for the Future, a national not-for-profit organization. Before joining JFF, Burkhardt was the executive vice president of AIR, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. A lifelong educator, Burkhardt began her career as a middle school mathematics and science teacher in upstate New York. Since then, she has held positions in higher education, managed school reform projects at the regional educational laboratories, and consulted nationally and internationally on education policy and practice as well as education system design.



dreambox learning DreamBox Learning Math offers a groundbreaking combination of intelligent adaptive learning, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environment. The innovative DreamBox platform captures every decision a student makes while working in the program and adjusts the student’s learning path appropriately, providing millions of individualized learning paths, each one tailored to a student’s unique needs.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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