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

Aug. 25, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Needed: Quality Teachers in Oklahoma
OSSBA/CCOSA Education Leadership Conference

OKC Cox Convention Center, Rm. 9, Oklahoma City, OK
2:15–3:05 p.m. CT

Learn about the research REL Southwest conducted in partnership with the practitioners in our Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance. The research focused on two areas of high need in rural schools: (1) teacher recruitment and retention and (2) professional development. Join the researchers and the Oklahoma educators who guided the research and discover how you can use the information from these studies in your school district.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

REL Southwest EventAug. 30, 2017

Bridge Event: Teacher Mentoring: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Webinar

Join REL Southwest and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders for a free webinar on implementing effective teacher mentoring programs, including lessons learned from research and the field.

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Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Sep. 6–7, 2017

REL Southwest Governing Board Fall Meeting

Austin, TX

Governing Board members from our five-state region will convene to review ongoing work, provide guidance on regional priorities, and share ideas for disseminating our work.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Oct. 5, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Graduation Exam Performance and Course-Taking of Native American High School Students in New Mexico
National Indian Education Association Convention and Trade Show

Caribe Royale Resort, Orlando, FL
2:00–3:15 p.m. ET

Learn about two research studies that REL Southwest conducted in partnership with the New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance. The studies examine disparities for high school student subgroups, including Native Americans, with a focus on advanced course enrollment, Algebra II and lab science enrollment, high school graduation exam performance, and high school graduation outcomes.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Oct. 12, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Quality Teachers in Rural Schools: Lessons Learned in Oklahoma
National Forum to Advance Rural Education

Rosa Ailbouni Room, Ohio Union at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ET

Learn about two research studies that REL Southwest conducted in partnership with practitioners in the Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance. The studies examine (1) teacher recruitment and retention (2) and professional development. This informal discussion with the researchers and Oklahoma practitioners will focus on how you can use the information from these studies in your own state and school district.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Oct. 12, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Teachers in Oklahoma
National Forum to Advance Rural Education

Great Hall Meeting Room 2, Ohio Union at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2:30–3:30 p.m. ET

Learn about a research study REL Southwest conducted in partnership with practitioners in the Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance. The study identified teacher, district, and community characteristics that are predictors of successful teacher recruitment and retention in rural Oklahoma. Join the researchers and alliance members who guided the research and discover how you can use the information to guide policy and practice in your school district.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Oct. 13, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Teacher Professional Development in Rural Schools: Building Connections
National Forum to Advance Rural Education

Round Room, Ohio Union at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2:55–3:15 p.m.

How does research focused on professional development practices in Oklahoma inform state policy and practice? How does this information spark change in the provision of equitable professional learning opportunities across the state? A research study that REL Southwest conducted in partnership with practitioners in the Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance generated data the led to a shift in the state's delivery of professional learning. Discover how you can use this information in your state.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Nov. 1–4, 2017

REL Southwest Session: Graduation Exam Performance and Course-Taking of English Learner High School Students in New Mexico
La Cosecha Dual Language Conference

Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM

Learn about a REL Southwest research study conducted in partnership with the New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance. The study looked at the high school graduation exam performance of the 2011–2015 graduation cohorts, enrollment in algebra II and lab science for the 2014–2015 cohorts, and the relationship of exam performance and course enrollment with later graduation outcomes. Results for English learner students will be presented.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Nov. 3, 2017

REL Southwest Poster Session: Time to Proficiency for English Learner Students in Texas
2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference

Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL
10:00–11:30 a.m. CT

Learn about the findings of a research study that REL Southwest conducted in partnership with practitioners in our English Learners Research Alliance. The study drew on eight years of data to examine factors that influence the time it took a group of Texas students identified as English learners in grade 1 to attain English proficiency and to meet academic content-area standards.

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org