Educators go into the classroom because they love students, not necessarily because they love data! With the heightened focus on test scores and accountability, it is understandable that teachers, school leaders, and district administrators might approach data with trepidation or think that it takes the focus off of students as human beings. But good data analysis DOESN’T turn teaching into a cold or impersonal practice. In fact, data literacy is a key component in continuously improving instructional practices and helping each unique student achieve success in the classroom.
In this webinar, we will address common concerns about MTSS data and provide practical strategies to help educators embrace data as an essential part of teaching and learning.
Join this webinar to learn:
➡️ Common myths and concerns around MTSS data
➡️ The benefits of a strong data literacy culture and how it can improve student outcomes
➡️ How to make data-informed decision-making more practicable and efficient for teachers, school leaders, and district administrators.
Note: this webinar is part of our April series, "Seize the [MTSS] Data!" Click here to learn more and register for the 3-part series.
About the presenters:
Dr. Eva Dundas
Dr. Eva Dundas is the Chief Product Officer at Branching Minds, where she pursues her mission to bridge the gap between the science of learning and education practice. Dr. Dundas has a Ph.D. in developmental and cognitive psychology from Carnegie Mellon University where she conducted research on how the brain develops when children acquire visual expertise for words and faces. Her research also explores how the relationship between neural systems (specifically language and visual processing) unfolds over development, and how those dynamics differ with neurodevelopmental disorders like dyslexia and autism. She has published articles on that subject in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Dundas also has an M.Ed. in mind, brain, and education from Harvard University, and a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh.
Larissa Napolitan is the Content Copywriter for Branching Minds. As a former middle school English teacher and instructional coach, she has over 13 years of experience building systems for improvement, training and coaching teachers in new technology and instructional methods, and leading efforts to build curriculum and literacy initiatives. She holds Masters's degrees in both Curriculum and Instruction and Education Administration from Emporia State University. Not only is she passionate about using her experience and academic knowledge, but loves to use her writing to make a broader impact on education, teachers, and students.