School Research Partnership PLC

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PLC monthly sessions will resume in Fall 2024. Have a problem of practice to discuss? Interested in facilitating a future PLC meeting? Share Here.

Previous PLC Meetings 

May 1, 2024: This month the PLC discussed Data Alliance Partnerships featuring the Delaware Education Research Alliance (DERA). To learn more about DERA visit this webpage

April 10, 2024: This month the PLC explored considerations researchers and their stakeholders should make when seeking funding for partnership work.

January 31, 2024: UD’s Partnership for Public Education hosted Every School Day Counts Detroit and the Detroit Partnership for Education Equity & Research (PEER), an exemplary research- practice partnership collaborating to address chronic absenteeism in the city. This professional workshop was available to educators, graduate students, and researchers seeking to learn about a successful research practice partnership model in action, discuss effective strategies for strong partnerships between researchers and educators and network with local researchers and educators.

May 22, 2023: This month, the PLC hosted an in-person end-of-year celebrations for all our new and long-standing community members.

April 24, 2023: We revisited topics related to institutional support for partnership work and how we can strengthen opportunities and incentives for collaborating with our school, district, and state partners.

March 2023: There was no PLC meeting this month due to Spring Break.

February 27, 2023: In this month’s meeting we explored institutional support for partnership work and discussed this topic in light of PLC participants’ own experiences and work.

January 23, 2023: We heard from PLC member Lynsey Gibbons, Latrice Marriano and Annie Wilhelm (SMU) about a manuscript focusing on building relationships with teachers and leaders as part of their research partnerships. This was an opportunity to provide feedback on the manuscript and discuss these issues in light of PLC participants’ own experiences and work.

November 28, 2022- Facilitating Research Practice Partnerships: Interested in learning more about the role of knowledge brokers in research practice partnerships? Check out the “RPP Brokers Handbook: A Guide to Brokering in Education Research-Practice Partnerships.” 

October 24, 2022: Communicating with Schools and Districts:Trying to connect with local schools and wondering what communication strategies you should use? Check out findings from a recent PPE study on how researchers can improve communications and be better partners to school and district leaders. See our main findings and suggestions for improvement here.

September 26, 2022: Writing a Memorandum of Understanding: Want to know more about MOUs? When do you need one? How do you write one? Check out this infographic to see what we learned, or view the full presentation here

August 22, 2022: Planning a Professional Learning Community: What do successful PLCs look like? What resources can benefit university faculty looking to work with schools? We discussed design and objectives for the College of Education’s PLC.