• Evaluation of the VCU Research Dissemination Guide
    Overall Appearance
    The layout of the website is crisp and allows for easy navigation.
    Great use of links in the various sections of the website
    Background
    I […]

  • Evaluation of the VCU Research Dissemination Guide

    Overall Appearance

    The layout of the website is crisp and allows for easy navigation.

    Great use of links in the various sections of the […]

  • Today marks the last day of the CEnR course through VCU. The past four weeks have been intense and rewarding, as I had to learn new platforms (Twitter and Ram Pages), engage in readings and blogs, and respond to […]

  • Today marks the last day of the CEnR course through VCU. The past four weeks have been intense and rewarding, as I had to learn new platforms (Twitter and Ram Pages), engage in readings and blogs, and respond to […]

  • Working Towards Educational Equity – Starting with Quality Teacher Professional Development
    Introduction
    The International Baccalaureate Organization works with the global community (governments, universities, s […]

  • Working Towards Educational Equity – Starting with Quality Teacher Professional Development
    Introduction

    The International Baccalaureate Organization works with the global community (governments, u […]

  • jamiebarnes214 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Hi Divya,
    I really liked your visual plotting the relationship between dissemination and the goal of CEnR.

    You are just simply amazing 🙂

    Jamie

  • This week I decided to develop a Haiku, which turned into three. A Haiku is so much better with a picture, so I went to my favorite sites, canva.com and pixabay to create this CEnR Impact Haiku Poster.
    Within e […]

  • This week I decided to develop a Haiku, which turned into three. A Haiku is so much better with a picture, so I went to my favorite sites, canva.com and pixabay to create this CEnR Impact Haiku Poster.

    Within e […]

  • jamiebarnes214 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks Anita for your feedback. As we progress through the class and complete the various learning engagements I feel like the project is becoming more “specific.” Still a lot of work to go, but on Friday I have a phone call with the IB and can hopefully use some of these resources I created for class to get things into motion for the roll-out of…[Read more]

  • jamiebarnes214 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Carolyn,
    I agree in the importance of assessing the level of input each party has in the CEnR process. Having worked with the IBO on the psychology curriculum review and development of the online and F2F workshop materials I know they are interested in hearing the “community’s” voice. Schools/Districts choosing to offer the IB programme pay a…[Read more]

  • jamiebarnes214 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful success story!

    Do you think this young man could serve as the “poster student” for what ESOL students can achieve when given the support? Could he be an integral part of your SLIFE CEnR? I was thinking he may be a good advocate for reaching community members or reminding the county that all students can…[Read more]

  • jamiebarnes214 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Anita,

    Your statement “This project is designed to be for, of, and by the community” is so powerful and truly embraces the idea of CEnR. I liked the brief descriptions you provided for each of the criteria and the effective use of graphics.

    As always, well done!

  • jamiebarnes214 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Hi Carolyn,

    I like how you included the use of local conferences / workshops as a mode of disseminating information. After reading your post I started to consider the worthiness of presenting the PD findings at one of the Regional IB conferences.

    While I work in CCPS, I am not always up to date with the new hires and I was pleased to learn…[Read more]

  • jamiebarnes214 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    HI Anita,
    Thanks for sharing your “trick” to collapsible text – I really like the feature!

    What I really liked about this blog post was the identification of “trend watchers” and “personal story consumers.” These are two important groups with very specific roles in your research. Investigating trends is probably important in many (if not all)…[Read more]

  • Research Dissemination Plan for Community Engaged Research Project
    Working towards Education Equity: Collaborating with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, IB Educators, and IB Teachers in the […]

  • Research Dissemination Plan for Community Engaged Research Project
    Working towards Education Equity: Collaborating with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, IB Educators, and IB Teachers in the […]

    • One of the reasons I love your project is how *specific* it is. The stakeholders, participants, and research goals are clearly identified. This dissemination plan is just another example of your clear organization. The fact that you are using existing means of communication between and for IB educators will ensure that your information is shared among your target audience, as well as others interested in the IB program. I also like the continuation of support and communication offered by your use of online and face-to-face workshops! Great work!

    • Thanks Anita for your feedback. As we progress through the class and complete the various learning engagements I feel like the project is becoming more “specific.” Still a lot of work to go, but on Friday I have a phone call with the IB and can hopefully use some of these resources I created for class to get things into motion for the roll-out of the new curriculum. I am training all the DP Psychology teachers located globally in October and I plan to identify potential research partners from this group too.

      Now we just have to wait and see what happens 🙂

      Jamie

  • Research Overview – Reflection of Initial Research Question
    An earlier blog post provided an overview of the research topic investigating the quality of the International Baccalaureate (IB) pr […]

  • Research Overview – Reflection of Initial Research Question
    An earlier blog post provided an overview of the research topic investigating the quality of the International Baccalaureate (IB) pr […]

    • Hi Jamie,
      Your presentation here is beautiful!
      It looks like your project meets the all criteria set forth by Sherraden and others. It’s interesting to read your reflection on alignment with CEnR. Power sharing is so much more of a consideration than in more traditional research paradigms. You can report your findings to the IB organization, but ultimate they decide whether and to what extent to use them. I guess the level of input and voice in decision-making of all interested parties, from the community organization down to the workshop participants, need careful consideration in CEnR.

    • Carolyn,
      I agree in the importance of assessing the level of input each party has in the CEnR process. Having worked with the IBO on the psychology curriculum review and development of the online and F2F workshop materials I know they are interested in hearing the “community’s” voice. Schools/Districts choosing to offer the IB programme pay a $10,000 annual fee which provides the district with a curriculum, tests, and resources (among a few of the benefits). While the IB is a non-profit organization, they do need to pay their employees for services and they are interested in growing their organization because we believe all students should have access to a quality education. Since the IB wants to keep the schools they have and increase the number of schools offering IB, I know they are interested in hearing what the community wants or needs so they can continue to provide quality resources.

      Jamie

  • jamiebarnes214 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Hi Laura,
    Thanks for your question as it reminded me of the importance of referencing my picture source! I guess I was too focused on ensuring I used a big picture on this task. 🙂 I did add my source -thanks so much 🙂

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