Norwich Research Leads Network – February meeting links
4 February 2018
Author: Niki Kaiser
Why Research? Why research-informed teaching?
- Durrington Research School post on using evidence to address recruitment, retention and workload
- A marked improvement? EEF review of evidence on written marking
- What’s behind the teacher workload crisis? Assessment, assessment, assessment TES article: “We need a time-costs analysis in schools to show that much of the assessment we do is simply not worth the time we spend on it”, says Daisy Christodoulou
- EEF- Maximising the impact of Teaching Assistants Report and resources for making effective use of TAs
- VNET Conference slides including Keynote by Gary Jones
Research sources and access
- EEF Teaching and Learning toolkit: Accessible summary of international evidence on teaching 5-16 year olds
- EEF Early Years toolkit – Accessible summary of international evidence on teaching Early Years
- Best Evidence in Brief Accessible, searchable summaries of the latest research. Compiled by the IEE
- EEF Evidence on Marking– A Marked Improvement?
- 15 key lessons learned in the EEF’s first six years 15 key lessons on closing the attainment gap from the EEF’s first six years
- School-based interven ons for reducing disciplinary school exclusion: a systematic review from the Campbell Collaboration
- EEF Evidence Reviews– literature reviews to investigate specific areas of interest in greater depth
- Effortful Educator post on accessing research– useful links and tips
- Chartered College of Teaching– membership includes access to research. Website includes details of Chartered Teacher programme.
- Retrieval Practice links A selection of links about retrieval practice and the Science of Learning
Events listed via the #RLNetwork (national mail group for teachers and leaders interested in applying research to teaching. Over 100 teachers sharing ideas. Contact Niki if you want to be added.) Includes this Events Calendar (do browse and add your own events). Upcoming highlights:
- 6th February, Inspiration Trust Curriculum Centre: How can applied behaviour analysis improve learning and behaviour in our classrooms?
- Starts 21st February, Norwich Research School: Long-term learning– using cognitive science to improve retention and promote deeper learning
- 21st February, Dereham: Strategy for School improvement seminar (VNET)
- 3rd March, Sandringham Research School: ResearchEd St Albans
- 7th March, Notre Dame High School: NorReL with Efrat Furst. Memory- a user’s guide
- 21st March, Notre Dame High School: Research Leads training with Stuart Kime (free). Aimed at teachers and leaders who want to help their school to become more research informed, and to evaluate the impact of interventions.
- 9th June, Rugby School (free ticket and travel): ResearchEd, Rugby. Details to follow. Reserve your place asap with Susi or Niki.
- 12th March, City Academy Norwich: Workshop for OA governors
- Norwich Evidence Based Practice Fund Application form and intervention tests (judging criteria)
- Research Leads training with Stuart Kime (free, 21st March). Aimed at teachers and leaders who want to help their school to become more research informed, and to evaluate the impact of interventions.
- Royal Society Partnership grants The Partnership Grants scheme offers up to £3000 to UK schools or colleges to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project in partnership with a STEM professional (research or industry).
- EEF Now recruiting! Opportunity to trial a high-potential idea, while contributing to important research
- Wellcome Trust/ EEF Improving Science Education and Science Teacher Retention Networking events to find out more
- IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants
Blogging, networks and twitter
- Efrat Furst’s site This is where the beautiful visuals from my ppt can be found. Efrat is the guest speaker at our next meeting.
- Leading and evidence-informed department This is a painfully honest and very reflective piece about leading a a Department with an eye on evidence (and marginal gains). Used as an example of a personal teaching blog (annoymous).
- Do they really get it? Or are they just giving me the correct answer? A recent blog post I wrote about Threshold Concepts and misconceptions. Used as an example of a personal teaching blog (not anonymous).
- New year’s resolutions that last (and really help) A really popular blog post from last year written by Vicki Barnett, our school Research Lead. Used as an example of a school blog site.
- Evidence Based Educations: interview with Robert and Elizabeth Bjork A really thought-provoking interview with the researchers who introduced the idea of “desirable difficulties”.
- CogSciSci mail group A really active peer-support group. Over 150 teachers sharing ideas and practice about Cognitive Science.
- Research Leads Mailing list A group of over 100 teachers who are interested in research-informed practice.
- Linkedin An example (not a great one, to be honest….)
- Twitter Another example…
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