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Everyday Questions - Research for Teachers, by Teachers, Including You!

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Thursday, December 3, 12:30–1:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Benjamin Motz  
Dr. Brandon Olszewski  
Aigner Picou  

What is evidence? How can teachers and instructional staff quickly and effectively test what can work best in your learning environments, whether it's in a classroom or virtually? Learning Engineering is the practice of using research to optimize pedagogy and technology. This session introduces teachers to practical approaches to conducting research by participating in a live study! Learn some basics of simple, applied research methods, and also what teachers are researching today in the Teacher Run Experiment Network.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Science of learning
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose = Help teachers and coaches learn how to improve teaching and learning with simple research studies that can be accomplished in classrooms or in online environments - this is the core tenant of Learning Engineering. We'll learn by participating in a live research study, discuss tips for doing research yourself, and learn about the Teacher Run Experiment Network.


0 min = Welcome and introduction
5 min = Activity & reflection
15 min = Participatory activity (live experiment)
30 min = Discuss additional resources
40 min = Questions and follow-up
45 min = Conclusion

Supporting research

Course of Mind (ISTE's learning sciences initiative) =
Teacher Run Experiment Network =

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Dr. Benjamin Motz, Indiana University
Aigner Picou, The Learning Agency Lab

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