Register for the LEARN Network’s Scaling in Rural Communities Panel!

A banner that reads "Designing and Scaling for Educational Impact in Rural Communities"

To sustainably and equitably scale innovation in education, we need educational programs and products that reach and serve rural communities. Yet, the specific needs of rural communities are often left out of the conversation.

On April 8th, from 2 to 3:30 ET, The LEARN Network will host a discussion on what it takes to scale evidence-based programs and products in and across rural communities.  Registration is now open here.

Panelists will discuss:

  • The connection between increasing rural schools’ access to evidence-based programs and improving equitable education opportunities for all students
  • Strategies for program and product design and development that foster rural school engagement and facilitate sustainable scaling to rural schools
  • Effective outreach strategies to promote rural school uptake of evidence-based programs and products

Panelists include:   

  • Tom Farmer, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Foundations of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University  
  • Linda Friedrich, Ph.D., Director of Literacy at WestEd    
  • Darris Means, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh and Executive Director for Rural and Community-Based Education in the School of Education  
  • Melissa Sadorf, Ph.D., Superintendent of the Stanfield Elementary School District  
  • Moderator: Victoria Schaefer, Director of the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia and Senior Principal Education Researcher and TA Provider at SRI Education

Learn more about the panelists here.

Click here to register! 

The LEARN Network is an IES funded initiative to promote learning and growth among students by increasing the use of evidence-based programs and products.