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Upcoming Events

REL Northeast & Islands and the research alliances it supports produce a range of events to bridge research, policy, and practice and to build capacity across the region.

  • Bridge Events are forums for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to discuss together the applications and implications of specific research studies or a body of evidence. Please click here to view all REL Bridge Events.
  • Skill-Builder Workshops help increase the analytical capacity of educators and researchers on topics such as data use, designing program and policy evaluations, and creating coherent research agendas.

Events may take several forms—from webinars to daylong face-to-face workshops—and they are free and open to all stakeholders.

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A Practical Approach to Continuous Improvement in Education

October 4, 2016: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., ET

Join REL Northeast & Islands for an introduction to the continuous improvement process in an educational setting and the tools that guide its implementation.


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Perspectives on the Current Landscape of Competency-Based Learning Research

October 6, 2016: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., ET

Join the Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance (NCCRA) for a researcher, practitioner, and policymaker discussion on competency-based learning in New England and beyond.


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School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning: Research, Regional Challenges, and Policy Implications

October 18, 2016: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., ET

Join REL Northeast & Islands for a daylong exploration of the research on—and policy implications of—the effects of poverty, stress, and violence on children’s social and emotional development, student academic performance, and school climate.


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Developing Surveys Using the Collaborative Survey Development Process

October 19, 2016: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., ET

This virtual workshop will guide participants through a five-step process of collaborative survey development outlined in a recently published report from REL Northeast & Islands.


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Helping Newcomer Students Succeed: Research on Programs and Practices

November 3, 2016: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Join the English Language Learners Alliance for a daylong exploration of the research on the programs designed to meet the gaps in the educational backgrounds of newcomer students and strategies to support their academic and social growth.



REL Northeast & Islands Forums for Researchers, Practitioners, and Policymakers