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OK Rural Schools Alliance Workshop on Data Use

On August 7, the Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance, as well as 18 teachers and principals from the Byng Public School System attended the first of two workshops focused on effective use of data to inform classroom instruction. Ellen Mandinach from WestEd and Diana Nunnaley from TERC facilitated the 6-hour workshop session. All of the participants were actively engaged as they performed a self-assessment, reviewed the research on high-capacity use of data, and then applied the recommendations using a template and tools to analyze data from their own schools.

The second workshop for the alliance members and Byng educators will be on September 11 at the Reynolds Wellness Foundation in Seminole, OK.

The workshops are part of an Educators and Data Use Pilot to build and apply alliance members' knowledge of identified best practices for effectively using data and then to determine which practices are adaptable to Oklahoma rural schools. The workshops were designed specifically for alliance members and Byng Public Schools, which is serving as the rural district pilot site.

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Presenter Diana Nunnaley (in black), director of Using Data Initiative at TERC, and Byng teachers

 

Staff from Byng Public Schools

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Presenter Ellen Mandinach (right), senior research scientist/director of Data for Decisions Initiative at WestEd, and a Byng principal

 

Byng teachers

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From left: REL Southwest staff VerĂ³nica Ruiz de Castilla, alliance researcher, and Haidee Williams, alliance liaison

 

Byng teachers

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Byng teacher

 

Alliance members