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REL Midwest Archived Webinars

REL Midwest provided support for these webinars, which were collaborative activities with other organizations including the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality and the Great Lakes East and Great Lakes West Comprehensive Centers at Learning Point Associates.

November 18, 2009
Webinar: Item Response Theory

REL Midwest and the Center for Advancing Research and Communication in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (ARC) co-hosted this informative webinar about item response theory (IRT).  The presenters discussed the advantages and limitations of different IRT approaches and the development of models that can evaluate learning on different types of items.  Featured presenters included Kimberly Maier, Ph.D., and Andrew Swanlund.

 

May 22, 2009
Webinar: Connecting Research to Practice: Developing Systems of On-Track Indicators and Supports to Increase Graduation Rates

As part of the ongoing Regional High School Dialogue series, REL Midwest and Great Lakes East and Great Lakes West Comprehensive Centers at Learning Point Associates hosted an engaging webinar about research related to on-track indicators and systems of supports that are designed to increase high school graduation rates. Featured presenters included Elaine Allensworth, Ph.D., and Paige Ponder. View this archived webinar.


March 30, 2009
Webinar: Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: The What, How, and Why of Educator Evaluation

Douglas Harris, Ph.D., and Laura Goe, Ph.D., provided practitioners and policymakers with an overview of the existing and emerging research on teacher evaluation methods, including value-added models and observation protocols. The presentations included a discussion on the quality of the evidence supporting these methods and the applications for each method that are consistent with the supporting evidence.

March 26, 2009
Webinar: High School Redesign: Emerging Research about Interventions to Support Conversations Around Transitions
Robert Balfanz, Ph.D., and Nettie Legters, Ph.D., provided an overview of their research on high school redesign and responded to questions from education leaders in the Midwest about the most appropriate ways to apply their research to statewide high school improvement programs and policies.


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