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Thursday, February 6 • 3:35pm - 4:35pm
What DOES the 'Research' Say? Six Research Studies in Sixty Minutes!

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Have you found yourself scrolling through Twitter and thinking, “I wonder what the research really says about that?” While it may not be 280 characters, this session will provide a brief overview and easy to use summaries of evidence-based research on the following topics: Student Discipline, Personalized Learning, Teacher Myths about Learning, School-Based Mental Health, Coaching on Cultural Proficiency, and Retention.

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Kim Gibbons

Dr. Kim Gibbons is the Director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the St. Croix River Education District (SCRED) located in Rush City, MN. SCRED has received national recognition... Read More →
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Dan Knewitz

Dan Knewitz is an experienced educator who specializes in the training and implementation of evidenced-based frameworks of support in education. He received a Master’s Degree in School Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 2010 and has over eight years of experience working... Read More →

Thursday February 6, 2020 3:35pm - 4:35pm CST
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