Applications Are Open for Educators to Join the EdTech Implementation Framework Steering Committee

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The Jefferson Education Exchange (JEX) is seeking educators to help identify what matters most in education technology (edtech) implementation.

JEX is launching a collaborative, sector-wide effort to develop and gain consensus on the EdTech Implementation Framework, which will spotlight 10 “high-leverage variables” to characterize contexts for edtech implementation at the classroom level. The Framework will be the backbone for new research and tools to help teachers gain insight on edtech experiences from peers across the country who share similar contexts. This will lead to better-informed decisions by adults and better learning opportunities for students.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

JEX is seeking Framework Steering Committee (FSC) members with practitioner experience and expertise at the district- and/or school-levels in one or more of the following areas:

  • Evidence-based teaching and learning
  • Edtech implementation at the classroom level
  • Edtech implementation at the district and/or school level
  • Educator effectiveness

The FSC will be comprised of approximately 20 members selected from a nationwide search, including a diverse group of practitioners and leaders at the school- and district-levels. These practitioners will be joined on the FSC by leading researchers, experts, and other stakeholders.

GOALS/DELIVERABLES

The FSC’s key goals include:

  • Achieving consensus on a list of 10 high-leverage variables that are associated with edtech implementation success at the classroom level (with support from JEX); and
  • Approving definitions and measures for each of the 10 high-leverage variables (developed by committees and experts, with optional participation for FSC members).

PROJECT TIMELINE & COMMITMENT

The application process is currently open for submissions and will continue to be so through 11:59 p.m. (ET) on August 2, 2019.

Applicants will be notified by Jefferson Education Exchange of their status by August 16, 2019.

The bulk of the FSC’s work will be completed during two in-person meetings in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The first in-person meeting will be three days, with the last day concluding later than 3 p.m. ET. FSC participants traveling to Washington, D.C. will plan to arrive the evening prior to the in-person meetings.

All FSC members who work at the school- or district-level must participate in all days of both in-person meetings. Please ensure your availability for the following meeting dates before you choose to submit an application:

  • September 23-25 (Mon.-Wed), 2019
  • May 6-7 (Wed.-Thu.), 2020

Following the May 2020 meeting, there may be two to four virtual, one-hour FSC meetings to make final decisions as a group. The FSC work will conclude by December 2020.

The FSC will work electronically and online between meetings using Google Docs, Zoom, and email.  You will receive training and technical support as needed to work successfully in a collaborative virtual environment.

COMPENSATION

Each FSC member will be paid an honorarium of $4,000. The honorarium will be paid in 3 parts:

  • $1,500 following the September 2019 meeting
  • $1,500 following the May 2020 meeting
  • $1,000 following the December 2020 completion of the project

FSC members’ travel, lodging, transit, and related expenses will be covered or reimbursed for in-person meetings. JEX will reimburse for substitute teachers if requested by the FSC member’s school district.

Click here to begin an application. (You must sign up for an account by following instructions in the link.)

Contact Dan Brown, Director of National Engagement, at dan@jexuva.org with questions or referrals.

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About JEX The​ Jefferson Education Exchange ​is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to bringing educator perspectives to bear on edtech procurement and research. Supported by the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Human Development, JEX’s work centers on research and development to guide the design of research protocols and tools that will enable educators to document and share their experiences with education technology products. For more, visit jexuva.org.

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