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Conferences and workshops

Technical Assistance Workshops on Researcher Practitioner Partnerships for CSforAll:RPP Submissions

About the series

New RPP Projects Workshops

  • October 25-26, 2018: Seattle, hosted by the University of Washington
  • October 29,30, 2018: Boston/Waltham, MA co-hosted by Education Development Center

Resubmissions of CS for All RPP Proposals Workshops

  • November 8-9, 2018: Austin, co-hosted by the University of Texas Austin
  • December 7-8, 2018: Atlanta, co-hosted by Spelman College

NSF has run a the CSforAll:RPP program solicitation for the last three years. This year, the deadline for submissions is in February. The Research + Practice Collaboratory, in collaboration with local hosts, will hold four workshops, much like those held in years before, to provide technical assistance to RPP teams in formulating their activities. These 1.5 day workshops will engage teams with different models of RPPs, strategies and tools for forming and maintaining RPPs, and data collection and analysis approaches well-suited to RPPs. Additionally, cognizant NSF program officers will discuss the solicitation and criteria for competitive proposals. This hands-on workshop will provide teams time to work on research questions, designs, and proposals.

Eligible teams will be accepted on a rolling basis. Capacity is limited.  Please register as soon as possible as the hotel blocks will close early.

Team Composition

Teams should send 3-4 individuals, representing a diversity of roles, including the CS education lead (could be from a district, state, school, network, or other) and an education researcher/learning scientist who plan to co-lead the RPP proposal. Appropriate education researchers might study, for example, school improvement efforts, student learning, teacher preparation and development, and other issues of implementation and learning relevant to your CS implementation effort. Other team members may include, for example,

  • Educators such as professional development providers, pre-service teacher educators, and teachers,
  • Administrators district staff and coaches, school building leaders, and assessment developers, and
  • Community stakeholders including non-profit organizations, industry partners, informal learning organizations, and collective impact efforts such as the STEM Learning Ecosystems, or STEMx organizations.
  • Evaluators who will focus on formative and or summative evaluation.

Because not all teams will have identified a research partner before the meeting, individual researchers can apply to attend. If accepted, they will have the opportunity to learn more about RPPs, help attending practitioners to better understand the potential role of educational research in their efforts, meet with project teams with shared areas of interest, and come to a better understanding of the role of CISE and EHR in funding efforts in computing education. Individual applicants should describe their research questions and focus area in their applications.

The Research + Practice Collaboratory

The Research + Practice Collaboratory is funded by the National Science Foundation. The Collaboratory builds and studies research-practice partnerships, designs events that bring researchers and educators together to tackle pressing problems in STEM education, and creates professional resources that build on perspectives of both research and practice.  The Collaboratory works across both formal and informal settings.

A Call for Participation is at http://researchandpractice.org/csforall-rpp-workshops/.

Past events in this series