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

Archived Resources from REL Southwest Events

REL Southwest EventNov. 8, 2016

Bridge Event: Strengthening School Partnerships with Native Families and Communities

Webinar
2:30–4:00 p.m. CST

Experts from REL Pacific and REL Southwest highlight research-based resources to help educators engage Native families and communities in students' academic achievement and career aspirations. Registration is free and open to all.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2016-11-08_sspnfc/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Strengthening School Partnerships with Native Families and Communities>Bridge Event: Strengthening School Partnerships with Native Families and Communities</a>

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

REL Southwest EventOct. 19, 2016

Bridge Event: Student Learning Objectives: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Webinar
3:00–4:30 p.m. CT

Join us for a free webinar on the benefits and challenges of using student learning objectives in educator evaluation systems. Three presenters will offer national, state, and district perspectives.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2016-10-19_slos/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Student Learning Objectives: Lessons Learned and Next Steps>Bridge Event: Student Learning Objectives: Lessons Learned and Next Steps</a>

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

Sep. 7, 2016

Early Warning and Risk Prevention for English Learners

Webinar
2:30–4:00 p.m. CT

This free webinar focuses on the use of early warning systems to identify and support English learners at risk of not meeting education milestones and academic goals. The presentation includes examples from districts with large populations of English learners. The event is open to the public.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/ews/2016-09-07-webinar/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Early Warning and Risk Prevention for English Learners>Early Warning and Risk Prevention for English Learners</a>

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

REL Southwest EventAug. 2, 2016

Bridge Event: Preschool to Kindergarten: Successfully Navigating the Transition

Webinar
2:30–4:00 p.m. CT

Join REL Southwest for a free webinar on evidence-based practices to help children and their families navigate the transition to kindergarten. Presenters Margaret Caspe, Ph.D., senior research analyst at Harvard Family Research Project, and Jody Veit-Edrington, early childhood program coordinator for the North Little Rock School District, provide an overview of the current research on the transition to kindergarten as well as examples of promising practices districts are using to facilitate this transition.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2016-08-02_kinder/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Preschool to Kindergarten: Successfully Navigating the Transition>Bridge Event: Preschool to Kindergarten: Successfully Navigating the Transition</a>

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

REL Southwest EventJune 20, 2016

Bridge Event: Research-Based Practices for Improving Academic Outcomes for English Learners

South Padre Island Convention Centre, South Padre Island, TX
1:00–1:45 p.m. CT

Join us at the Effective Border Schools Conference for a free keynote presentation on research-based practices to support English learners at different proficiency levels. Diane August, Ph.D., a leading researcher in the field of second-language instruction, will describe and model effective ways to differentiate content-area instruction for English learners, with an emphasis on middle and high school students.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2016-06-20_elborderconf/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Research-Based Practices for Improving Academic Outcomes for English Learners>Bridge Event: Research-Based Practices for Improving Academic Outcomes for English Learners</a>

Contact: Jackie Burniske
Email: jburniske@air.org

REL Southwest EventMay 11, 2016

Bridge Event: Culturally Responsive Resources for Native Students

Webinar
3:00–4:30 p.m. CT

This free webinar explores high-quality online resources that support culturally responsive instruction for Native American students. Presenters from the Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation and the National Indian Education Association describe the culturally responsive resources available in their online repositories. The archive for this event will be posted soon.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2016-05-11_crrns/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Culturally Responsive Resources for Native Students>Bridge Event: Culturally Responsive Resources for Native Students</a>

Contact: Jackie Burniske, Dissemination Director, REL Southwest
Email: jburniske@air.org

REL Southwest EventMarch 8, 2016

Bridge Event: Helping Newcomers Succeed Through Effective Programs and Practices

Lone Star College University Park Conference Center, Houston, TX
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. CT

This free all-day event brings together experts to discuss issues of importance to those who work with newcomer students, newly arrived immigrant students who need to learn English.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2016-03-08_newcomers/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Helping Newcomers Succeed Through Effective Programs and Practices>Bridge Event: Helping Newcomers Succeed Through Effective Programs and Practices</a>

REL Southwest EventDec. 10, 2015

Bridge Event: Bridging Research, Policy, and Practice in Early Childhood Education

Bains Lower Elementary School, St. Francisville, LA

Join us in St. Francisville, Louisiana, for an all-day symposium on policy, research, and practice in early childhood education, including a tour of a high-quality early childhood program. The event is free and open to the public.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2015-12-10_lara_ece/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Bridging Research, Policy, and Practice in Early Childhood Education>Bridge Event: Bridging Research, Policy, and Practice in Early Childhood Education</a>

REL Southwest EventNov. 16, 2015

Bridge Event: Teaching Math to Young Children Practice Guide: Hands-On Workshop

American Institutes for Research Austin Office, Conference Center, Austin, TX
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT

This free hands-on workshop explores the evidence-based recommendations in the Teaching Math to Young Children practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. The archive materials provide methods for increasing young children’s math knowledge, literacy, and competency. Key topics include how to help children use informal methods to represent math concepts, processes, and solutions, and how to engage children in open-ended conversations that build math vocabulary.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2015-11-16_prekmath2/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Teaching Math to Young Children Practice Guide: Hands-On Workshop>Bridge Event: Teaching Math to Young Children Practice Guide: Hands-On Workshop</a>

REL Southwest EventSep. 30, 2015

Bridge Event: Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: State Planning Resources

Webinar
3:00–4:30 p.m. CT

This free webinar on developing State Educator Equity Plans presents lessons learned from other states and resources to help with planning.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2015-09-30_equity/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: State Planning Resources>Bridge Event: Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: State Planning Resources</a>

REL Southwest EventSep. 24, 2015

Bridge Event: Supporting Hispanic Students Preparing for STEM Careers

Webinar
3:00–4:30 p.m. CT

This free webinar presents evidence-based strategies to support Hispanic students preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The presenters examine factors that influence Hispanic students' success in STEM degrees as well as strategies to support this success as students prepare for college.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2015-09-24_txhstem/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Supporting Hispanic Students Preparing for STEM Careers>Bridge Event: Supporting Hispanic Students Preparing for STEM Careers</a>

REL Southwest EventJuly 27, 2015

Bridge Event Webinar: Building Biliteracy Instruction, Programs, and Services

Webinar, 1:00–2:30 p.m. CT

This free webinar presents evidence-based instructional programs and services to support biliteracy development among K–12 English learners.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2015-07-27_biliteracy/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event Webinar: Building Biliteracy Instruction, Programs, and Services>Bridge Event Webinar: Building Biliteracy Instruction, Programs, and Services</a>

REL Southwest EventJuly 16, 2015

Bridge Event: Facilitating Professional Learning Communities to Support English Learners

Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa, Albuquerque, NM
9–4 p.m. MT

Gain hands-on experience using the Professional Learning Communities Facilitator’s Guide, developed for the What Works Clearinghouse™ Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School practice guide. The presentation provides an overview of the facilitator's guide and the recommendations in the practice guide.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2015-07-16_plcfg/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Facilitating Professional Learning Communities to Support English Learners>Bridge Event: Facilitating Professional Learning Communities to Support English Learners</a>

REL Southwest EventApril 15, 2015

Bridge Event: Teaching Math to Young Children Practice Guide: Introduction

Webinar
3:30–5:00 p.m. CT

This free webinar provides an overview of the five evidence-based recommendations in the Teaching Math to Young Children practice guide, with a focus on Recommendation 4: Teach children to view and describe their world mathematically. Presenting is Sharon M. Carver, director of Carnegie Mellon's Children's School and one of the practice guide's panelists.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2015-04-15_prekmath1/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Teaching Math to Young Children Practice Guide: Introduction>Bridge Event: Teaching Math to Young Children Practice Guide: Introduction</a>

REL Southwest EventApril 2, 2015

Bridge Event: Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels Pt. II

Webinar
10:00–11:30 a.m. CT

This free webinar, the second in a series, explores the interrelationships among the components that foster a culture of everyday data use in rural schools and classrooms. Two experts in the field are joined by two Oklahoma rural school principals to provide both research and practitioner perspectives. The presentation is followed by a question-and-answer session. Archive available soon.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2015-03-05_datalit2/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels Pt. II>Bridge Event: Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels Pt. II</a>

REL Southwest EventNov. 10, 2014

Bridge Event: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School

Webinar
3–4:15 p.m. CT

This free webinar presents evidence-based strategies and recommendations for effective English language academic instruction. The focus is on the recommendations in the new IES What Works Clearinghouse practice guide Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2014-11-10_elpg2/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School>Bridge Event: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School</a>

REL Southwest EventNov. 3, 2014

Bridge Event: Implementation of New Educator Evaluation Systems: Lessons Learned

Webinar
3–4:30 p.m. CT

This interactive webinar examines the implementation of new state educator evaluation systems. Learn from the latest research and the experiences of other states as leading experts explore strategies and lessons learned. Gain insight into the issues state education leaders and policymakers should consider as they design, implement, and evaluate their new systems.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2014-11-03_eesyst/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Implementation of New Educator Evaluation Systems: Lessons Learned>Bridge Event: Implementation of New Educator Evaluation Systems: Lessons Learned</a>

REL Southwest EventOct. 29, 2014

Bridge Event: Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels

Webinar
2:30–4 p.m. CT

This interactive webinar examines how to use data effectively at the school, classroom, and student levels—with a focus on the rural school setting. Dr. Ellen Mandinach, director of WestEd's Data for Decisions Initiative, and Diana Nunnaley, director of TERC's Using Data Initiative, discuss the systemic nature of implementing and embedding data use in day-to-day practice. The presentation draws from the IES practice guide Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2014-10-29_datalit/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels>Bridge Event: Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels</a>

REL Southwest EventAug. 12, 2014

Bridge Event: Engaging Families in the Assessment Process and Use of Data: An Early Childhood Example
Cohosted by REL Northeast & Islands & REL Southwest

Webinar
2–3:30 p.m. CT

This free bridge event webinar examines the strategies the Research Program Partnership at the University of Kansas employs to foster the use of early childhood data at multiple levels, particularly with families. The focus is on family engagement in the assessment process and the strategies used to share child assessment data with families.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2014-08-12_familydatause/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Engaging Families in the Assessment Process and Use of Data: An Early Childhood Example>Bridge Event: Engaging Families in the Assessment Process and Use of Data: An Early Childhood Example</a>

REL Southwest EventJuly 22, 2014

Bridge Event: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School

Embassy Suites Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
9 a.m.–3 p.m CT

This conference enabled participants to engage with nationally recognized researchers and practitioners while exploring effective strategies for improving English language academic instruction. Sessions focused on the four recommendations in the new What Works Clearinghouse practice guide Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2014-07-22_ellpg1/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School>Bridge Event: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School</a>

REL Southwest EventApril 25, 2014

Bridge Event: Using Research to Address Achievement Gaps

Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, NM
10–11:30 a.m., 3–5 p.m. MT

This bridge event was held at the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education 41st Annual State Conference. Featured speaker Dr. Diane August, managing researcher at American Institutes for Research (AIR), presented sessions on evidence-based practices for effectively supporting English learners in meeting the Common Core State Standards. In addition, a panel of members of REL Southwest's New Mexico Achievement Gap Research Alliance discussed their efforts to close achievement gaps among Hispanic and Native American students in New Mexico.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2014-04-25_nmabe/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Using Research to Address Achievement Gaps>Bridge Event: Using Research to Address Achievement Gaps</a>

REL Southwest EventApril 17, 2014

Bridge Event: Building Early Childhood Data Systems

Webinar, copresented by REL Midwest
1–2:30 p.m. CT

Copresented by REL Midwest and REL Southwest, this interactive webinar examines the current development of early childhood data systems in states across the nation and provides practical, research-based recommendations for developing these systems.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2014-04-17_ecds/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Building Early Childhood Data Systems>Bridge Event: Building Early Childhood Data Systems</a>

REL Southwest EventApril 1, 2014

Bridge Event: Implementing a Computer Data System: The Human Side

Webinar
2–3:30 p.m. CT

In this webinar, Jeffrey C. Wayman, Ph.D., an award-winning researcher and education consultant, draws from a decade of research to discuss the often-ignored human side of data system implementation—supporting educators in accessing and applying the data they need to solve real-world problems. To help participants apply the research to practice, Dr. Wayman also presents a plan for implementing a data system in a way that addresses educators' needs.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2014-04-01_data_use_2/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Implementing a Computer Data System: The Human Side>Bridge Event: Implementing a Computer Data System: The Human Side</a>

REL Southwest EventFeb. 25, 2014

Bridge Event: Our State Has an SLDS—Now What?

Webinar
2–3:30 p.m. CT

This webinar-cohosted by REL Southwest and REL Southeast-explores issues and solutions related to the effective management and use of statewide longitudinal data systems. The presenters focus on issues raised by participants and provide solutions for managing data sharing and use, including creative partnerships and application development.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2014-02-25_slds/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Our State Has an SLDS—Now What?>Bridge Event: Our State Has an SLDS—Now What?</a>

REL Southwest EventDec. 5, 2013

Bridge Event: The Data-Informed District: Research on How Educators Use Data to Inform Practice

Webinar
3–4 p.m. CT

This webinar presents research on how school districts can use data more effectively to improve district, school, and classroom practice. Dr. Jeffrey C. Wayman, an award-winning researcher and education consultant, draws upon his study with Texas school districts to present five components of the Data-Informed District.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2013-12-05_data_use/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: The Data-Informed District: Research on How Educators Use Data to Inform Practice>Bridge Event: The Data-Informed District: Research on How Educators Use Data to Inform Practice</a>

REL Southwest EventOct. 3, 2013

Bridge Event: Aspirations of Rural Youth

Webinar
1:30–3 p.m. CT

This webinar explores the challenges and successes that rural schools and communities experience in supporting students in the transition to college, careers, and adult life. Award-winning professor Dr. Judith L. Meece presents findings from the Rural High School Aspirations Study, and two rural school assistant superintendents share their successes and challenges.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/bridge_events/2013-10-03_rural_youth/index.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Bridge Event: Aspirations of Rural Youth>Bridge Event: Aspirations of Rural Youth</a>

Sep. 11, 2013

Cross-Alliance Webinar: Framing Your Research Agenda Using a Research Continuum

Webinar
1:30–3:30 p.m. CT

This cross-alliance workshop, delivered via an interactive webinar, built alliance members' general knowledge and awareness of the components of different types of research and of how to develop a research agenda. The information was designed to assist alliance members with their future work and was open to all REL Southwest alliance members.

Archived resources for <a href=http://relsouthwest.sedl.org/events/caw_sep2013_archive.html class=swevent  title=Open a new window with the event website for Cross-Alliance Webinar: Framing Your Research Agenda Using a Research Continuum>Cross-Alliance Webinar: Framing Your Research Agenda Using a Research Continuum</a>