Our research alliances meet regularly. Contact the research alliances lead, Ada Muoneke, for more information, or visit one of the alliance web pages below.

Upcoming REL Southwest Events

Feb. 23, 2017

Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance Planning-Leadership Team Meeting

K20 Center, Equity Conference Room, Norman, OK
10 a.m.–12 p.m. CT

The alliance planning-leadership team will convene to receive updates and to provide feedback on current and proposed projects and dissemination efforts.

Contact: Haidee Williams, Alliance Liaison
Email: hkwilliams@air.org

Feb. 27, 2017

New Mexico Prekindergarten Research Alliance Quarterly Meeting


Alliance members will receive project updates and discuss dissemination strategies for study findings.

Contact: Janice Keizer, Alliance Liaison
Email: jkeizer@air.org

March 2, 2017

English Learners Research Alliance Quarterly Meeting

11 a.m.–12 p.m. EST

The alliance will meet to kick off year 5, receive project updates, discuss ideas for upcoming events, and begin planning for sunsetting the alliance when the current REL contract ends. 

Contact: Dalia Zabala, Alliance Liaison
Email: dzabala@air.org

March 16, 2017

Panel Presentation: Enriching the STEM Education Experience through Classroom Diversity
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference

Sheraton Dallas, Rm. Houston B, Dallas, TX
2 p.m.

This REL Southwest panel presentation will discuss research-based strategies and best practices for enriching the STEM education experience through classroom diversity. The presentation is sponsored by  REL Southwest's Texas Hispanic STEM Research Alliance. Registration for the ITEEA 2017 conference is available through the conference website: https://www.iteea.org/40503.aspx

Contact: Haidee Williams
Email: hkwilliams@air.org

April 27–May 1, 2017

Roundtable Session: Time to English Language Proficiency and Satisfactory Content Performance for a Cohort of Texas Hispanic English Learners
American Educational Research Association 2017 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

This roundtable session will examine the contextual and individual-level factors that influence the time it takes ever-English learner students (ever-ELs) to reach English language proficiency and content-area mastery. This study examines English language proficiency and content-area outcomes across grades 1–8 for a cohort of students classified as English learners in grade 1.

Go to the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting website

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org