You are invited to join REL Central for a webinar designed to help educators learn strategies that promote productive research partnerships between practitioners and researchers working in rural settings.
Webinar participants will
• Become familiar with factors, summarized in Studying Educational Effectiveness in Rural Settings: A Guide for Researchers (Sheridan, Dynarski, & Bovaird, 2017), to consider when conducting research in rural settings, including strategies for research planning research, recruitment, supporting and monitoring implementation, and data collection; and
• Learn strategies for creating productive collaborations between practitioners and researchers conducting rural research.
Mary Piontek, senior researcher at REL Central, will facilitate the webinar. The webinar presenters will be Susan Sheridan, professor and director of the National Center for Research on Rural Education, University of Nebraska, and James Bovaird, associate professor and director of the Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics, and Psychometrics, University of Nebraska.
This webinar is intended for practitioners at school, district, state, and regional levels in rural areas who routinely collaborate with researchers to design and implement educational research activities.