Professional Development School Research SIG 79
Professional Development School Research SIG 79
 
SIG Purpose
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The purpose of the PDS Research SIG is to provide individuals engaged in research about Professional Development Schools with a forum for discussion and a space for mutual support.  The PDSR SIG encourages thoughtful and rigorous research which emanates from a variety of theoretical perspectives and utilizes many different investigative approaches and methods, while remaining faithful to the core principles of the PDS movement originally articulated by the Holmes group in the 1980’s (Holmes Group, 1986, 1990).  The PDSR SIG creates opportunities for inquiry, reflection, critique and collaboration among educators from all levels of the educational process and from all types of institutions and settings.

 
 
Message from SIG Chair
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Message from the SIG Chair/Board

We write to you today to add our voices to the growing chorus demanding systemic and systematic change in our society following the murder of George Floyd.

We write to you today to express our grief, our horror and our outrage. The fact that George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor and far too many others have died as a result of state-sanctioned violence is impossible to reconcile with a country founded upon the principle of "justice for all."

We write to you today to acknowledge the reality of long-standing systems of oppression and violence against Black, Latinx, and Indigenous peoples. We understand that the events of the past weeks are just the most recent incarnations of systems and structures designed to maintain the privilege of White people.

We write to you today to proclaim that Black Lives Matter. After centuries of oppression, it is long past time for change.

And we write to you today with humility as we know that we do not have answers or solutions.

Instead we commit today to listening, opening our eyes and interrogating our own practice.

We commit today to using the tools of our profession to look for answers. We will encourage and highlight research that unmasks hidden structures of racism, as well as research that guides us towards a more equitable system of education.

We commit today to joining with others to search for solutions. As educators and scholars of the PDS Research SIG, our work is embedded in partnerships, and we must use our focus on relationships to build communities grounded in shared inquiry and equal access to power and privilege.

We commit today to creating a space for reflection, and a community that reaches out and welcomes teachers, teacher educators, scholars, researchers and students of color. An important new initiative of our SIG will be a mentoring program designed to support doctoral students from marginalized groups.

We commit today to redoubling our efforts to create equal educational opportunity for every child. We know that well-prepared teachers and teachers who center their practice in culturally sustaining pedagogies vastly improve the educational experiences of children. We therefore commit to supporting and preparing teachers to engage in culturally sustaining pedagogies.

We commit today to participating in the on-going struggle for freedom and equalityespecially for those for whom this has been an elusive quest.

Respectfully,

AERA PDS Research SIG Board Members

 

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Who We Are
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Profile of Professional Development School Research SIG #79
 

SIG Offficers

Chair (2020-2021)
Diane Gómez
School of Education
Manhattanville College
diane.gomez@mville.edu

Past Chair (2020-2021)
Janna Dresden
George Mason University

Chair Elect (2020-2021)
Joe Feinberg
College of Education & Human Development
Georgia State University
jfeinberg@gsu.edu

Secretary/Treasurer (2020-2021)
Melissa Baker
College of Education 
University of South Carolina

Program Chair (2020-2021)
Susan Ogletree
College of Education & Human Development
Georgia State University
sogletree1@gsu.edu

Committees

The SIG has two on-going committees:  the Awards Committee and the Graduate Student Seminar Committee.  Additional committees or task forces are convened on an as  needed basis.  For more information about current committees and the opportunity to serve, please contact the Chair.

Structure & Government

The operations of the SIG are governed by a set of by-laws which were revised by the Executive Committee, with input from the membership, in 2019-2020, and ratified by a vote of the membership.

The by-laws are linked here.

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Awards
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Professional Development School (PDS) Research Dissertation Scholar Award

Sponsored by the PDS Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Purpose:
To encourage dissertation research in P-12 educational settings on important problems of practice, professional development, and student outcomes in PDS settings. To provide support to doctoral student researchers who have or are conducting dissertation research on some aspect of PDS efforts. The winner of this award will be introduced to the AERA PDS Research SIG community and will share her/his research at the SIG’s business meeting at the upcoming AERA Annual Meeting, and, if her/his proposal has also been accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting, in a separately scheduled session that will be advertised to the PDS Research SIG membership.

Who may apply?
Doctoral students who are engaged in dissertation research that focuses on PDS issues may apply for this award. The applicant must be involved with the PDS-focused research/inquiry project from the inception to the presentation of the findings. At the time of the annual conference, the applicant must not be more than one year past the date of receipt of his/her doctoral degree.  Applicants who have not yet graduated are also eligible to apply if data collection and analysis stages of the dissertation work is completed so that there are results to share.  If accepted, the awardee is expected to attend AERA, and to present the research at the PDS Research SIG business meeting and, if a proposal has been accepted for presentation at the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting, in a separately scheduled session. The applicant must be a member of the PDS Research SIG.

Selection Criteria:
Successful applications clearly (a) demonstrate the potential to make a contribution to the scholarship surrounding professional development schools work, (b) represent scholarship/research situated in a PDS setting that is at any stage of development, and (c) demonstrate the potential for building the foundation of a sustained program of research and inquiry on PDS efforts. All applications will be reviewed by the PDS Research SIG Awards Committee.

Application:
To apply for the Professional Development School Research Dissertation Scholar Award, send a description of your research that addresses the three criteria above. The application narrative may not exceed 2000 words. Include the applicant’s name, affiliation, and contact information. Also include a letter of support from the applicant’s dissertation sponsor or committee chair and the applicant’s CV.

Deadline:
All applications must be received by January 15, 2020. Submit your application electronically to Diane Gómez@Mville.edu.

 

Claudia A. Balach
Teacher Researcher Award
PDS Research SIG of AERA

Purpose
To encourage collaborative research in P-12 schools between P-12 faculty and administration and college/university faculty and administration on important challenges of practice, professional development, and student outcomes. To provide support to P-12 researcher(s) who will be introduced to the AERA PDS Research SIG community and might present their research at the upcoming Annual Meeting of AERA.

Who May Apply?
P-12 teacher(s) and administrator(s) may apply for this award, in conjunction with their college/university colleagues. The P-12 applicant(s) must be involved with the research/inquiry project from the inception to the presentation of the findings. If accepted, at least one member of the research project must attend the next AERA Annual Meeting and the PDS Research SIG’s Business Meeting to receive the award. All other members are encouraged to attend the next AERA Annual Meeting and the PDS Research SIG’s Business Meeting. At least one member of the collaborative research project must be an AERA PDSR SIG member.

Selection Criteria
Successful applications will clearly demonstrate adherence to the three criteria: (a) significant contributions to the research by both the P-12 and college/university collaborators, (b) investigation of issue(s) that impact student outcomes and/or teacher professional development, and (c) an ongoing interest in teachers as researchers. All applications will be reviewed by the PDS Research SIG Awards Committee.

Application
To apply for the Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award, complete the attached application and send a description of your research that addresses the three criteria above. The application narrative may not exceed 2000 words. Include the names, affiliations, and contact information for all researchers/authors.

Deadline
All applications must be received by January 15, 2020

Submit your applications electronically to Diane.Gomez@mville.edu

Please NOTE
This is a separate submission from the regular online AERA proposal submissions process and portal. If applicants hope to present their studies at the AERA Annual Meeting, proposals for these studies must be submitted through the regular online AERA submissions process following the published AERA guidelines and Annual Meeting submission deadline.

 

Application for the Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award

Sponsored by the PDS Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)


Title of Submission _________________________________________________________

Corresponding Researcher/Author ______________________________________________

Affiliation _______________________________________________________________

Mailing Address ___________________________________________________________

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Email Address ____________________________________________________________
 

List full names of all coauthors or researchers and their institutional affiliations:

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Role:  College/University faculty or administrator, P-12 school administrator, teacher, intern, other

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Attach a narrative description of the research (not to exceed 2000 words) that clearly addresses the three criteria: (a) significant contributions to the research by both the P-12 and college/university collaborators, (b) investigation of issue(s) that impact student outcomes and/or teacher professional development, and (c) an ongoing interest in teachers as researchers.

All applications for the Claudia A. Balach Award must be received electronically

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January 15, 2020.

Submit your application to Diane.Gomez@mville.edu

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