School Research Partnership PLC

Join our School Research Partnership Professional Learning Community!

Meeting monthly in 2023-2024

Complete this interest survey by September 30th!

Meetings feature professional learning opportunities and discussions related to school research partnerships and partnership-related problems of practice. Have a problem of practice to discuss? Interested in facilitating a future PLC meeting? Share Here. For more information, please see our events page.

Upcoming PLC Event:

PPE is planning for this year’s School- Research Partnership Professional Community.  This group will meet monthly, virtually to share, learn, and plan for collaborations that link researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to address critical issues and needs in Delaware schools.  

Help us plan to make these sessions practical, useful, and convenient by responding to this quick interest poll!

Previous PLC Meetings 

May 22, 2023: This month, the PLC hosted an in-person end-of-year celebrations for all our new and long-standing community members.

April 24, 2023: We revisited topics related to institutional support for partnership work and how we can strengthen opportunities and incentives for collaborating with our school, district, and state partners.

March 2023: There was no PLC meeting this month due to Spring Break.

February 27, 2023: In this month’s meeting we explored institutional support for partnership work and discussed this topic in light of PLC participants’ own experiences and work.

January 23, 2023: We heard from PLC member Lynsey Gibbons, Latrice Marriano and Annie Wilhelm (SMU) about a manuscript focusing on building relationships with teachers and leaders as part of their research partnerships. This was an opportunity to provide feedback on the manuscript and discuss these issues in light of PLC participants’ own experiences and work.

November 28, 2022- Facilitating Research Practice Partnerships: Interested in learning more about the role of knowledge brokers in research practice partnerships? Check out the “RPP Brokers Handbook: A Guide to Brokering in Education Research-Practice Partnerships.” 

October 24, 2022: Communicating with Schools and Districts:Trying to connect with local schools and wondering what communication strategies you should use? Check out findings from a recent PPE study on how researchers can improve communications and be better partners to school and district leaders. See our main findings and suggestions for improvement here.

September 26, 2022: Writing a Memorandum of Understanding: Want to know more about MOUs? When do you need one? How do you write one? Check out this infographic to see what we learned, or view the full presentation here

August 22, 2022: Planning a Professional Learning Community: What do successful PLCs look like? What resources can benefit university faculty looking to work with schools? We discussed design and objectives for the College of Education’s PLC.