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

May 8–9, 2017

REL Southwest Governing Board Spring Meeting

Sulphur Springs, OK

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

REL Southwest EventMay 10, 2017

Bridge Event: Charter School Authorization in Louisiana

Claiborne Building, Baton Rouge, LA
8 a.m. –3 p.m. 

Join REL Southwest and the Louisiana Department of Education for a free bridge event and workshop on research, policies, and practices to guide charter school authorization.

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Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

REL Southwest EventMay 18, 2017

Bridge Event: Research Discussion: Studies on the Academic Progress of English Learners

Webinar
2:30–3:45 p.m. CDT

English learner (EL) students face unique obstacles as they strive to master both the English language and academic content simultaneously. Join REL Southwest for a free webinar spotlighting new research studies on English learner students' time to reclassification and advanced course enrollment and performance. The report authors will discuss the key findings of each study, after which school practitioners will share their reflections on the findings' implications and applications.

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Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

May 31, 2017

New Mexico Prekindergarten Research Alliance Quarterly Meeting

Webinar
3:00–4:30 p.m. CT

The quarterly meeting will include presentations on the Kindergarten Observation Tool Validation Study and the Kindergarten Readiness technical assistance project. 

Contact: Janice Keizer
Email: jkeizer@air.org

July 9, 2017

Using Early Warning Systems to Identify At-Risk English Learners
2017 National Principals Conference

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 113A, 150, Philadelphia, PA
9:00–10:15 a.m. ET

Early warning systems are used to collect and analyze data with the aim of identifying students at risk of missing key education milestones. Building on work with three Texas school districts, this session will provide an example of how these systems can be adapted to identify at-risk English learners.

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July 9–11, 2017

Aligning Quality Measures for Prekindergarten Classrooms
2017 National Principals Conference

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

This interactive session will explore how to conduct a crosswalk between measurement instruments designed to evaluate teacher effectiveness and those designed to evaluate early childhood classroom quality. The presenters will utilize a crosswalk of the Arkansas Teacher Effectiveness Support System with measures of prekindergarten classroom quality, in particular CLASS and ECERS-R.

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