AdvancED Midwest STEM Summit 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Harding

Dr. Jeffrey Harding 

Jeffrey Harding, Ph.D., is the Director for Development at Advance Education, Inc. (AdvancED). His primary job responsibilities focus on the research and development of products and processes that can be applied in educational and classroom settings to improve outcomes for a variety of stakeholders. Dr. Harding began his career as a middle school language arts and social studies teacher before moving on to work as a graduate research assistant at the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education, where he studied policy topics that spanned the K-20 spectrum as well as quantitative and qualitative methods. He has presented at national and international conferences on a range of topics, and his work was recently published in the peer reviewed journal Teachers College Record. His most recent scholarly endeavors have focused on issues related to the transition of students from high school into postsecondary education.

 

Building and Growing STEM Education Models: Lessons Learned from the Field

Over the course of the past four years, AdvancED | Measured Progress personnel have worked with hundreds of institutions that have adopted a STEM-centered approach to education. During that time we have conducted on-site visits and STEM Certification Reviews with nearly 200 of these schools and programs, observing more than a thousand classrooms, and interviewing hundreds of school personnel, community partners, parents and students. These in-person experiences have provided invaluable opportunities to learn from institutions all over the globe regarding what best practices might be adopted by others and which practices might be revised and improved. In this keynote address, Jeffrey Harding, Director for Development at AdvancED | Measured Progress, will share insights gained from those experiences in STEM institutions, paying close attention to how you might capitalize on others’ successes and avoid their past mistakes in order to build and grow outstanding STEM educational models in your own institutions. 

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