The 13th Annual South Florida Education Research Conference (SFERC)
Saturday June 7, 2014
Florida International University, BBC, Kovens Conference Center (click here for a map)
Keynote Speaker - Brian Dassler, Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality, Florida Department of Education
Lunchtime Panel - South Florida Education Research Alliance: A Community-based Education Research Collaborative to Impact Student Success
Building partnerships between local education authorities (LEAs) and education researchers in their respective communities is a current priority of national education advocates (e.g., AERA) and federal funders, such as the Institute of Education Sciences. The South Florida Education Research Alliance (SFERA) is a unique partnership of education researchers from private and public universities, an urban school district, and a local children's services organization dedicated to facilitating the academic success of students in South Florida (Ligas, et al., 2012). Now in its third year, the partnership claims a number of successes such as SFERA's role in Broward County Public School's (BCPS) Black Male Success Task Initiative (BMSI), designed to support interventions for at-risk students. Panelists will include members of SFERA institutions, which include Broward County Public Schools, Children's Services Council of Broward, Florida Atlantic University, Barry University, Florida International University, and Nova Southeastern University.
The purpose of the South Florida Education Research Conference (SFERC) is to enhance the existing culture of research in colleges and universities in South Florida. The conference provides a meaningful vehicle for the preparation, mentorship, and presentation of scholarly work by students, faculty, and alumni.
Participating universities: The South Florida Education Research Conference is hosted by Florida International University in partnership with Barry University, DeVry University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Memorial University, Johnson and Wales University, Keiser University, Lynn University, Miami Dade College, Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University and University of Miami.
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