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Training and Coaching Resources – Data Use

In-Depth ESSA Tiers of Evidence Training for the Michigan Data Hub

July 2020

REL Midwest hosted a four-part training series about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) tiers of evidence. The slides and handouts from each session are available online.

Continuous Improvement Through Networked Improvement Communities

July 2019

REL Midwest provided in-depth coaching and consultation in Iowa to help stakeholders identify programs and practices that support the integration of technology into classroom instruction. Materials, including slide decks and facilitation guides, are available online.

Evidence-Based Practices Training for the Michigan Data Hub

May 2019

REL Midwest facilitated a training session to help Michigan Data Hub staff learn about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) tiers of evidence, the What Works Clearinghouse and other clearinghouses, and how the clearinghouses’ evidence ratings align with ESSA. The slide deck and handout are available online.

Research Methods Training for the Illinois State Board of Education

April 2019

REL Midwest hosted a five-part training series about research methods for Illinois State Board of Education staff. The slides, activities, and handouts from each session are available online.

Lakes Country Service Cooperative Research Methods Training

November 2018

REL Midwest provided a three-hour training on research methods for Lakes Country Service Cooperative staff in Minnesota. The session aimed to improve participants’ understanding of research methods to inform their programmatic decisions. The slide deck and handouts are available online.

Cleveland Research Agenda-Setting Train-the-Trainer Workshop

July 2018

This workshop trained leaders from Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s educational researcher-practitioner partnership, the Cleveland Alliance for Education Research, to conduct research agenda-setting workshops for schools throughout the district. The facilitation guide is available online.

Research Methods Training for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

May 2018

REL Midwest hosted a six-part training series about research methods for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction staff. The slides, activities, and handouts from each session are available online.

Establishing a Networked Improvement Community Focused on Personalized Learning Plans

March 2018

REL Midwest facilitated a one-day, in-person training to help the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota schools and districts understand the purposes and principles of networked improvement communities. Participants explored the possibility of using networked improvement communities for continuous improvement efforts. The slide deck is available online.

Coherence: Reflection and Study Guide for State Education Agency Leaders

January 2018

REL Midwest developed a study guide to help state education agency leaders take the necessary actions to make their organization a more efficient, coherent support-based agency.

Aligning Evidence-Based Clearinghouses with the ESSA Tiers of Evidence

January 2018

This crosswalk tool can help practitioners and policymakers determine the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) tier of evidence attained by findings about a particular intervention, if the findings are also aligned with another clearinghouse’s evidence standard.

Cleveland Research Agenda-Setting Workshop

May 2017

REL Midwest hosted a workshop to support the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s development of a research agenda. The slides, meeting agenda, and the district’s resulting research agenda are available online.