Berkeley Research, Evaluation and Assessment (BREA) hosted the BUSD Research Symposium on Friday, November 6, 2015.
The Symposium brought leading thinkers in current innovative educational research together with Berkeley community members, BUSD educators and parents to rethink the role research can play to improve our educational practices.
The Research Symposium was well received by over 100 very engaged participants, many of who could have been presenters themselves. Presentations covered a range of topics: from social-emotional learning and adolescent neurology to equity issues in music education, new approaches to assessing student needs, topics in special education, and much more. Three of the sessions were captured on video and are linked below. PowerPoint presentation slides will be posted on this page as they become available.
- Wanyu Chan: Study of Carbon Dioxide Sensor Performance for Building Ventilation Control
- Cyrell Roberson and Dante Dixson: The Psychosocial Keys to African American Academic Achievement
- Rupa Robbins: The Case for Social Emotional Learning in Adolescence: A Neurological Perspective
- B.K Elizabeth Kim, Valerie Shapiro & Joseph Roscoe: Results and Reflections from a District-wide Implementation of TOOLBOX at the Berkeley Unified School District
- Dishawn Givens: Confronting the Criminalization of Black Boys
- Kathryn Mapps: Learning Time Differentials at the Intersection of Race and Class
- Suzanna Loper: Curriculum research from Lawrence Hall of Science’s Learning Design Group
- Frank Worrell: Demographic Differences in Adolescent Time Attitude Profiles: A Person-Oriented Analysis Using Model Based Clustering
- Charles Wilson: What Matters: a Critical Analysis of How Parents in Low Performing Schools Define Quality Relative to School Performance Frameworks
- Josh de Feo: Trying to Be Normal: the Effects of Special Education Identification
- Pete Gidlund: BUSD / VAPA Equity Plan