Introducing the Garforth Education Podcast!!!
I am very excited to announce that I have decided it is time for Garforth Education to have its very own Podcast. Over the years I have used various different ways to share information with you through emails, social media, zooms and LIVEs. I have been a guest on several different podcasts over the years and I even host a podcast called The Right To Read Initiative where I have guests on to discuss various issues relating to every child’s (and adult’s) #RightToRead.
I love the conversations I have on The Right to Read Initiative and plan to continue to host the podcast, but the content on it largely depends on the guests I have on the show. Plus I don’t want to take away from the story they are trying to share, so I’ve decided to create a second podcast with the goal of getting the information I feel is important out to you directly. My goal for the Garforth Education Podcast is to help bridge the gaps in education by bringing research to practice.
What will it look like?
This new podcast will feature episodes relating to my various areas of interest with the goal of building the listener’s knowledge on the topic. Like the Right to Read Initiative Podcast, it will be live recorded on zoom and streamed to Facebook so that you have the opportunity to be part of the ‘studio audience’ as I record. This will allow me to answer questions as I go. Each episode will have a corresponding blog post that you can reference for more information. I will also be using slides for the podcast so that you can refer to the quotes I mention and to take screenshots if you are watching the episode.
Who is it for?
This weekly podcast is for people looking to learn more about the topics we focus on at Garforth Education.
Feel free to joining us for the Zoom webinar and Facebook live event that will occur every Monday evening at 5:00pm PST. Podcasts will be released on Tuesday mornings.
Teachers & Educators will find that the content is designed to build their knowledge and understanding of the “why” behind best practices.
Parents will have access to information about important topics related to their child’s education.
Episode Schedule & Description
Experimental Research Explained!
Written by Dr. Kathryn Garforth
Welcome to the official launch of Experimental Research Explained
I’ve teamed up with Nate Hansford from Pedagogy Non Grata to create a course designed to demystify experimental research in education. We are thrilled to release this course, as it addresses a pressing need in the education community. Many educators have expressed their struggles with understanding and interpreting research, leading to a lack of informed decision-making in the classroom. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of research literacy for teachers and introduce our comprehensive course that aims to equip educators with the skills to read and interpret research effectively.
The Significance of Research Literacy for Educators
The Journey to Research Literacy
In Nate's pursuit of promoting research literacy, he gave a webinar on how to read experimental research. He realized this topic was too big to cover during a single webinar. Listening to feedback from participants, he realized the need for a more comprehensive and accessible approach to learning how to read experimental research. This led to the development of our accredited course Experimental Research Explained. It is designed to be systematic, explicit, and self-paced, providing educators with the tools they need to understand and assess experimental research critically.
Course Overview: Empowering Educators with Research Literacy
Experimental Research Explained comprises six modules with a total of 40 lessons. These lessons are designed to be manageable, ranging from 10 to 20 minutes each, allowing participants to progress at their preferred pace. The course structure ensures that educators gain a comprehensive understanding of research reading, from fundamental concepts to statistical analysis.
Module 1: Introduction to Research
The course begins by laying the groundwork, exploring the importance of research, the various types of research, and an overview of different publications and databases. Understanding the basics is crucial for educators to make informed choices when examining research articles.
Module 2: Examining Research Articles
In this module, we delve into the structure of research articles and guide participants through the key components of an academic paper. We focus on the introduction, study design and methodology, results, and discussion sections, emphasizing what to look for and be cautious about.
Module 3: Types of Studies
Here, we discuss different types of studies, exploring the information that can be gleaned from each one. Educators will gain valuable insights into understanding research findings and their implications.
Module 4: Understanding Statistics
While we are not turning participants into statisticians, this module helps them grasp the significance of statistical analysis in research. We explain how to interpret statistics and assess their relationship with reported results.
Module 5: Effect Sizes
Effect sizes play a critical role in evaluating the impact of research findings. In this module, participants will gain a deep understanding of effect sizes and their relevance in informing instructional practices
Module 6: Applying Research to Practice
The final module focuses on bridging the gap between research and classroom practice. Educators will learn how to use research findings to inform their teaching decisions, understanding the importance of adapting research to their specific contexts.
Micro Credentials for Professional Development
We are excited to partner with Credentials Unlimited
, offering participants the opportunity to earn micro credentials for completing the Experimental Research Explained. The micro credentials include a transcript and a special badge, providing evidence of research literacy and professional development.
With the Research Explained Course, our mission is to equip educators with the necessary skills to navigate the complex world of experimental educational research effectively. Understanding research methodologies, interpreting data, and applying findings in the classroom are crucial for making evidence-based decisions and advancing student learning. We encourage all educators to take this valuable course to enhance their research literacy and contribute to a more informed and evidence-driven educational community.
Join us on this journey of empowering educators and fostering effective, evidence-based teaching practices.
***Anyone who unrolls in this course before August 31st 2023 will receive 33% OFF the regular purchase price!***