This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Tuesday, May 21 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Creating a Culture of Inquiry and Continuous Improvement Limited seats remain
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Creating cultures of continuous improvement is no easy feat. This session will focus on three case studies that present strategies for shifting mindsets and building data culture. First, Kevin Hoffman from Aspire Public Schools will share Aspire’s efforts to become a learning organization steeped in inquiry by using the framework in Learning to Improve. Next, Kristen Rohanna from the UCLA Partner School Network will share how they strategically encourage teachers in their network to collect asset-based student data for their disciplined inquiry work. The purpose of these data is to shift educator mindsets around what it means to engage students in mathematics. Finally, Karen Tzong and Sharon Bi from Santa Ana Unified School District will share their low-lift strategy “Data Espressos” to engage stakeholders in data inquiry and initiate changes in their agency.

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Sharon Bi

Assistant Director, Santa Ana Unified School District
Sharon Bi is the Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation in the Santa Ana Unified School District. She worked as the Educational Research Analyst in the Santa Ana Unified School District and as a Program Manager/Specialist at the Orange County Department of Education.Sharon... Read More →

Karen Tzong

Research Analyst, Santa Ana Unified School District
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Kevin Hoffman

Associate Manager of Innovative Learning, Aspire Public Schools
I'm passionate about how technology and local innovation can transform teaching and learning to make school more rigorous, relevant, and effective for all students. As a former Algebra 1 teacher, I'm also partial to conversations around high school math instruction. I'm thrilled to... Read More →

Kristen Rohanna

Adjunct Faculty, UCLA
Former SDP data fellow and served as manager for research and evaluation for San Jose Unified School District. Currently leading the UCLA Partner School Networked Improvement Community. Also evaluate education programs through UCLA and independent consulting.

Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Kennedy A, First Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)