Join WestEd at the National ESEA Conference on February 16-19, 2022 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The theme of the conference is Recommit, Renew, Reimagine. The hybrid event will emphasize the understanding of the specific needs of learners who experience disproportionate marginalization. The conference also focuses on strengthening practitioners’ abilities to integrate support across all ESEA Programs.
Add WestEd’s sessions (see below) to your calendar and visit our booth to meet our team and to learn about our resources, professional development opportunities, and research.
Book Signing at the WestEd Exhibit Booth: Meet Ellen Mandinach, Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Data for Decisions Initiative at WestEd, and co-editor of the book, The Ethical Use of Data in Education: Promoting Responsible Policies and Practices.
WestEd Exhibit Booth Time & Location: February 17th, from 3:30 PM–4:00 PM Central., Exhibit Hall Booth #118.
Everyone Has a Role in Effective Data Cultures
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Presenters: Eric Crane and Ellen Mandinach
This presentation will outline research and best practice foundations for building and sustaining data cultures within education agencies. This includes developing data literacy, the supporting technologies, the vision and purposes for data use, the alignment of educational questions and issues to the requisite data, and the need for leadership to support efficient data use. Presenters will use research findings such as the IES Practice Guide (Hamilton et al., 2009) and various NCES Forum Guides and draw on work in two states at both the LEA and SEA levels.
The session will engage attendees in discussing their agencies’ context to offer guidance about practical steps they can take to develop, embed, and sustain a data culture that will promote useful and responsible data use. It will separate data for accountability versus continuous improvement, identifying key processes for acculturating data use.
Applying the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: Four Years of Lessons Learned
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Presenter: Terry Hofer
The Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement Framework was created by the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, and first shared at the National ESEA Conference in 2018. Since its release, the Framework has supported school improvement planning and implementation efforts at the school, district, and state levels.
The Domains contain twelve practices that research and experience suggest are key to fast and significant progress. This session offers insight into how to apply these practices by incorporating the voices of practitioners as they examine on their own school improvement planning and implementation efforts. Based on case studies and lessons learned, the presenter will offer considerations for launching new efforts or jumpstarting ones that may have stalled.