1. Stephanie Wortel-London
  2. Research Associate
  3. Using a Research-Practitioner Partnership approach to developing a shared evaluation and research agenda for CSforALL: RPPforCS
  4. https://www.csforall.org/projects_and_programs/rppforcs/
  5. CSforALL
  1. Leigh Ann DeLyser
  2. http://www.csforall.org
  3. Managing Partner
  4. Using a Research-Practitioner Partnership approach to developing a shared evaluation and research agenda for CSforALL: RPPforCS
  5. https://www.csforall.org/projects_and_programs/rppforcs/
  6. CSforALL
  1. Alan Peterfreund
  2. http://sagefoxgroup.com/site/our_team/
  3. Executive Director
  4. Using a Research-Practitioner Partnership approach to developing a shared evaluation and research agenda for CSforALL: RPPforCS
  5. https://www.csforall.org/projects_and_programs/rppforcs/
  6. SageFox Consulting Group
  1. Stacey Sexton
  2. Using a Research-Practitioner Partnership approach to developing a shared evaluation and research agenda for CSforALL: RPPforCS
  3. https://www.csforall.org/projects_and_programs/rppforcs/
  4. SageFox Consulting Group
  1. Rebecca Zarch
  2. Using a Research-Practitioner Partnership approach to developing a shared evaluation and research agenda for CSforALL: RPPforCS
  3. https://www.csforall.org/projects_and_programs/rppforcs/
  4. SageFox Consulting Group
Public Discussion
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    Stephanie Wortel-London

    Lead Presenter
    May 13, 2019 | 10:21 a.m.

    Welcome to our discussion of the RPPforCS project (using an Research-Practice Partnership approach to developing a shared evaluation and research agenda for CS for All)! We're curious to the wider government-funded STEM education research community--have you tried this setting before? Having researchers work together on an equal footing with practitioners to center the research project around current problems of practice? What have these partnerships been like for you?

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    Sara Vogel

    Graduate Student
    May 13, 2019 | 11:54 a.m.

    Thank you for this presentation! It has been a pleasure and a learning experience to take part in the RPP for CS project. I've learned a great deal from others who are wrestling with similar questions to us around equity and culturally relevant pedagogy. 

     
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    Stephanie Wortel-London

    Lead Presenter
    May 13, 2019 | 01:02 p.m.

    Hi Sara, Thank you for agreeing to appear in this video! I wonder if there was specific question you are facing in your project that convening (either virtually or in person) with other RPP projects helped you to approach or address?

  • May 13, 2019 | 02:02 p.m.

    The video seems to highlight a workshop on computer science education research. Do these happen in conjunction with the CS4all conferences? Or are they separate?

     
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    Leigh DeLyser
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    Stephanie Wortel-London

    Lead Presenter
    May 13, 2019 | 02:04 p.m.

    Hello Chris! This was one of the annual convenings of projects funded through the CS for ALL NSF funding line focused specifically on funding projects done through Research-Practice Partnerships. We are working to disseminate what we learn from these cohorts out to the larger community though!

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    Alan Peterfreund

    Co-Presenter
    May 13, 2019 | 02:19 p.m.

    For more information about RPPforCS we have a website  https://www.csforall.org/projects_and_programs/rppforcs/ with information about our project, our community, activities, resources and what we are learning.  

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    Mac Cannady

    Facilitator
    May 14, 2019 | 12:56 a.m.

    Hi, really interesting work. 

    Since you are looking across many RPPs, can you share a little about what you have found to be common structures or processes in successful or highly functional RPPs?

     

     
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    Rebecca Zarch

    Co-Presenter
    May 14, 2019 | 08:19 a.m.

    Hi Mac

    This is a really good question and one that we're hoping to learn about through this study. We've been connecting to the broader RPP research community as well.  One of the pieces we've found really helpful was written by one of our community members and colleagues which outlines the dimensions of RPP effectiveness: https://wtgrantfoundation.org/library/uploads/2017/10/Assessing-Research-Practice-Partnerships.pdf

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    Todd Lash

    Graduate Research Assistant
    May 15, 2019 | 10:02 a.m.

    Mac,

    A few more resources can be found here.  More specifically, a very early look across a small subset of the initial RPP groups as to their views on building trusting and collaborative relationships and a research practice brief on the health assessment tool.

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    Susan McKenney

    Facilitator
    May 14, 2019 | 10:22 a.m.

    Thanks for sharing this important work! Like many RPPs, we have more shared areas of interest than time to tackle all the issues! Our struggle is institutionalising the regular interactions in ways that are durable. So, for example, we have signed contracts (e.g. memorandum of understanding with large districts, partnerships with single schools) that include commitment and a very modest degree of activity, but we still rely on project funding to carry out most of the work. We also have 'residence' programs (e.g. teachers doing their PhDs with us part time and teaching part time), but these too are temporary. Can you share any insights related to institutionalisation/sustainability?

    Thanks!
    Susan

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    Rebecca Zarch

    Co-Presenter
    May 14, 2019 | 11:17 a.m.

    Hi Susan,

    Most of the RPPs in the community are still in the early phases of their RPP work, so sustainability is still focused on the development of the relationships in an effort to ensure they endure past the grant cycle.  It sounds like you're well on your way to doing this.  The projects in our community also depend on grant funding to do this work and so are in a similar boat.  Some projects have realized they already were RPPs, and that this current grant funding helped extend prior work, even if they didn't recognize the formal label to begin with.   

     
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    K. Renae Pullen

    Facilitator
    May 15, 2019 | 11:05 a.m.

    Thanks so much for sharing your work. I'm really interested in learning more about how some of the RPPs built/build respectful, productive partnerships.

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    Stephanie Wortel-London

    Lead Presenter
    May 15, 2019 | 12:10 p.m.

    Hello, K. Renae! We actually have developed some resources about that in Medium blog-post form as well as in living document, white paper form! We think building trust and cultivating partnerships is core to the developing applicable research-backed instructional strategies toward problems of practice. We'd love your thoughts!

  • May 17, 2019 | 11:50 a.m.

    Thank you for making a video to highlight the RPP work in CS education. I am grateful to have this community to learn from so we can help each other be successful in our mission to do meaningful and useful research.  But I didn't see ALLi in the video?!

     

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    Stacey Sexton

    Co-Presenter
    May 17, 2019 | 12:17 p.m.

    Jill, thank YOU for being part of this community. It has been a delight to work and learn from you over the past couple of years. ALLi's absence is conspicuous--they'll be at next year's meetup for sure!

     
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    Jill Denner
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