Staff of Collaborative Research Organization Will Come to BYU in March
WestEd CEO Glen Harvey and other key staff will visit BYU’s McKay School of Education (MSE) February 29 and March 1 to “determine possible points of connection for research activities being done by MSE faculty and WestEd,” CITES faculty member Barry Newbold announced to the McKay School last week. According to Newbold, key staff members of WestEd will visit the McKay School to continue building respect and trust between the two organizations. As a current WestEd board member, he explained, “The agency staff will not be here as salesmen, but are very interested in what we know and what we are doing.” Six topic sessions are currently identified: math, English language learners and immersion, assessment and evaluation, data-based decision making, online learning, and arts education. Faculty interested in preparing for the visit can contact Newbold at email@example.com. MSE faculty members are also encouraged to visit www.wested.org before the meeting with WestEd staff.
About WestEd WestEd is an agency focused on improving education, providing training, and conducting educational research. WestEd was established in 1995 by the merger of the Southwest Regional Laboratory for Education Research and Development (SWRL) and the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development (FWL)–both of which were initiated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). WestEd is comprised of various signatory agencies in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.