HCDE Workshop 2019a
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on June 6, 2019
Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) Workshop
Title: Sharing Education Expertise Widely and Effectively
Hosted by: Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington Boulevard, Houston, TX 77022
Location: Boy Scouts of America, Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 N Loop West, Houston, Tx 77008
- Main Course Handout: CLICK HERE. If you require another format, such as MS Word or RTF, to be compatible with assistive technologies for readers with impaired vision, please click here to request one.
- Examples of venues through which you can share (book’s table of contents): CLICK HERE
- Lists of conferences, awards, publications, etc. (click the “eResources” tab you find after you CLICK HERE) and also the countdown timers I made for slides (the PowerPoint file’s “Notes” section provides instructions for pasting these into your own presentation)
- Infographic of easy ways to share your education expertise with the world: CLICK HERE
- Over-the-Counter Data Standards (CLICK HERE) for Improved Communication of Data (e.g., effective data visualization)
Description: For your education knowledge to have maximum impact, it can’t languish on a single website, or dusty shelf, or shared only between close colleagues. This workshop will help attendees take a variety of stages – be they live, recorded, or written – and rock those stages. This training workshop is based on content the presenter has taught at University of Cambridge, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meetings, and the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) conference. The training is appropriate for experts within the education field who have any form of knowledge (such as instructional strategies, formal or informal findings, knowledge about working with students, developed curriculum or resources, administrative wisdom, etc.) that can enhance efforts to help students. The training will help these experts share their knowledge widely and effectively in order to help as many students as possible. Attendees will learn about a variety of opportunities, how to land those opportunities, and strategies to maximize those opportunities to share their work with varied audiences. The workshop is split into three sections: laying the groundwork (introduction, branding, websites, social media, etc.), speaking (TED Talks, conferences, media interviews, NPR/radio, etc.), and writing (book deals, journals, magazines, etc.). Sections involve attendee participation, interaction, and hands-on activities to apply concepts to participants’ circumstances. Attendees will also learn about resources available to women and traditionally underrepresented groups so more diverse perspectives are represented in field dialogue. In addressing significant professional development issues (e.g., writing and speaking strategies), this training will encourage more dynamic, memorable research presentations and more accessible, widespread communication of education research findings.