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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

 

AERA Rural Education SIG Call for Proposals Invite 2012

Dear Rural Educators,


On behalf of the Rural Education SIG, I'd like to invite you to submit proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, to be held April 13-18 in Vancouver, BC. The Rural Education SIG welcomes submissions concerning any aspect of education that is situated in rural contexts.


The number of paper sessions allotted to each SIG is based on the number of submissions it receives, so please consider submitting to the Rural Education SIG. In order to become a member of the Rural Education SIG, one must be a member of AERA. You can join the Rural SIG at the same time that you renew or begin your AERA membership. AERA has implemented a new membership database and management system. The internet component provides full e-commerce so that members may renew and/or join at any time online.


The deadline for submissions is July 22. To submit a proposal, log in at http://www.aera.net and select "SIG: Rural Education."


We also encourage you to volunteer to be a chair or discussant for Rural Education SIG sessions. To volunteer, log in at http://www.aera.net by August 31.


We look forward to receiving your submissions! Please share this information with other interested colleagues.


Best,

Kim

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

 

Peer Reviewers Needed for Next Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Competition

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) supports innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement. OII is currently seeking individuals to serve as peer reviewers for the newly announced FY 2011 Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund grant competition. The Call for Peer Reviewers may be found on the i3 website at:

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/innovation/2011/call-for-peer-reviewers.html.

Peer reviewers may come from various backgrounds and professions including: PK-12 teachers and principals, college and university educators, educational evaluators, social entrepreneurs, strategy consultants, grant makers and managers, and others with education expertise. The selected reviewers must have expertise in at least one of the program’s five absolute priorities or in educational evaluation:

i3 Absolute Priorities

· Supporting Effective Teachers and Principals

· Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

· Implementing Standards and Assessments

· Turning Around Low Performing Schools

· Improving Achievement in Rural LEA’s

OR

Educational Evaluation

Experience in designing, conducting, and reviewing rigorous educational evaluations, including:

· Understanding of education research and recent findings of the relevant literature

· Knowledge of education data sources and measures of program implementation and outcomes

· Expertise with experimental and quasi-experimental research designs

· Fluency in reviewing organizational and project evaluation plans and evaluation results

Additionally, the most qualified candidates will also have expertise in one or more of the following attributes or skills: program or organizational innovation, experience disseminating or scaling successful programs, and prior experience reviewing or approving grant applications.

For specific instructions on how to apply, please consult the i3 Call for Peer Reviewers. The deadline for applying is Friday, July 8. Upon successful and timely completion of all required tasks, reviewers will receive an honorarium for their time and effort.

For additional information about i3, please go to http://www.ed.gov/programs/innovation/index.html.

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

 

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

 

Rural Grant Propels Distance Learning for K-12 Schools

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    A new grant is allowing Texas schools to create connections between multiple rural institutions. Through videoconferencing technologies and in-class tools, students from 14 districts will be able to participate in dual-enrollment programs and to collaborate with their peers from around the world.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

 

ICF Webinar: Effective Leadership in Rural Schools

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Join ICF for an online roundtable of school leadership experts who will discuss practice and policy issues specific to rural schools. This webinar will review leadership needs of rural schools, the vision for programs like the Northeast Leadership Academy and the Principals Excellence Program, and lessons learned from other rural schools.

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June 2, 2011
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

Meet Your Roundtable Experts on School Leadership

Teresa Duncan, ICF International, Senior Fellow
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Tricia Browne-Ferrigno, University of Kentucky, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership Studies

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