Archived Lectures - Fall 2010

September 13

The Role of Intra-Organizational Processes in Mediating Institutional Diffusion

Bill Penuel, Director of Evaluation Research Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International
Videotaped Lecture

September 20

How do policymakers and practitioners use research? 

Vivian Tseng, Senior Program Officer, William T. Grant Foundation
Videotaped Lecture

October 4

The Implications of Teacher Selection and Teacher Effects in Some Education Experiments 

Mike Weiss, Research Associate, MDRC
Videotaped Lecture

October 11

IES Fellow Projects

Stephanie Levin, Doctoral Student, Education Policy
Awilda Rodriguez & Mike Armijo, Doctoral Students, Higher Education

October 18

Missing Data in Evaluations of Educational Interventions and Programs

Rob Olsen, Abt Associates
Videotaped Lecture

October 25

Causes and Counterfactuals in the Empirical Sciences

Judea Pearl, Professor of Computer Science and Statistics and director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory, UCLA
Videotaped Lecture

November 1

So Much Reform: Maybe a Little Change?

Charles Payne, Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago & affiliate of the Urban Education Institute
Videotaped Lecture

November 8

College Preparatory Curriculum for All: Lessons Learned from Chicago

Elaine Allensworth, Director of Research, Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago
Videotaped Lecture

November 15

Measuring Effective Mathematics Teaching

Heather Hill, Associate Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Videotaped Lecture

November 22

The Next Generation of Social Cash Transfer Experiments: Evaluating Zambia's Cash Transfer Programs

David Seidenfeld, Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Videotaped Lecture

November 29

IES Fellow Projects

Claire Robertson-Kraft, Doctoral Student, Education Policy & Ellie Harvill, Ph.D. Candidate, Economics
Eli Tsukayama, Doctoral Student, Psychology
Adam Isen, Doctoral Stduent, Applied Economics

December 13

The Strategic Data Project-- Opportunities for Partnerships

Leslie Nabors Oláh, Ed.D., Strategic Data Fellow, School District of Philadelphia, Office of Accountability
Videotaped Lecture

December 20

Competition in Public School Districts: Charter School Entry, Student Sorting, and School Input Determination

Nirav Mehta, Ph.D. Candidate, Economics, IES Fellow