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SPF Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

Mary McAteer of the United Kingdom and Bruce Damons of South Africa are the newest members of the SPF Advisory Board. The two educators were added by SPF Board action on July 30, 2016. They bring considerable experience to the Advisory Board and will focus much of their effort on expanding the presence of SPF in the UK and in […] Read Moreabout SPF Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

NEW GRANTS ANNOUNCED FOR FALL 2016

Beginning in Fall 2016, SPF is offering two new grants. A new grant for school counselors working in collaboration with classroom teachers and/or other educators at their site is The Rowell Collaborative Action Research Grant. This grant provides up to $1,000 in funding annually and has been established to support collaborative action research in K-12 education. Eligible collaborations involve at […] Read Moreabout NEW GRANTS ANNOUNCED FOR FALL 2016

New Advisory Board Member

Dr. Elena Polush became a member of the SPF Advisory Board on April 16, 2016. She joined current Advisory Board members, Drs. Kevin Crehan, Candace Kay, Margaret Riel, and Kathleen Bergquist, and Area Superintendent Fabiola Bagula. Dr. Polush is currently Assistant Professor at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, in the department of Educational Studies. She will lead in the areas […] Read Moreabout New Advisory Board Member

Workshop at the San Diego Education Association

On January 25, 2016, the Foundation will facilitate a workshop entitled Empowering Educators Through New Approaches to Producing Practice-Based Evidence to educators in San Diego. The objectives of the workshop include: (a) review of limitations of current approaches to educational research; (b) introduction of new approaches to practice-evidence in K-12 education, and (c) introduction of crowdfunding of practitioner-research projects and […] Read Moreabout Workshop at the San Diego Education Association

New Advisory Board Member

Dr. Kathleen Bergquist became a member of the SPF Advisory Board on June 4, 2015. She joined current Advisory Board members, Drs. Kevin Crehan,¬†Candace Kay, and Margaret Riel, and Area Superintendent Fabiola Bagula. Dr. Bergquist is currently Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the department of Social Work. She brings new perspectives to SPF functions and […] Read Moreabout New Advisory Board Member

Board members to lead workshop

On Saturday, May 9, Board members Rowell, Hong, Martin, Trescott, and Breen will facilitate a workshop on SPF at the upcoming conference of the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) in Toronto, Canada. The workshop will introduce participants to SPF’s crowdfunding and knowledge development platform (publish-your-work) for practitioner research, action research, and participatory research. Board members will introduce the […] Read Moreabout Board members to lead workshop

San Diego Education Association endorses SPF

On February 18, 2015, the Representative Council of the San Diego Education Association (SDEA) voted to endorse the Social Publishers Foundation. The endorsement came after a presentation to the SDEA Council by SPF Board Members Lonnie Rowell and Ron Breen. This council includes elected representatives from each school site within the San Diego Unified School District. Prior to the presentation […] Read Moreabout San Diego Education Association endorses SPF

Soft Launch of the SPF website

The California-based Social Publishers Foundation (SPF) has initiated the soft-launch of the foundation’s website. The website supports the foundation’s mission of encouraging and supporting practitioners in education, social services, community development and healthcare in the production and dissemination of practice-based knowledge. According to Board President Lonnie Rowell, “the foundation’s approach is based on an understanding that the poor morale among […] Read Moreabout Soft Launch of the SPF website

SPF and ARNA

In August 2014, the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) and the Social Publishers Foundation (SPF) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding based on their shared interest in supporting practitioner and participatory research. The agreement calls for the two groups to operate as partners in several areas, including sponsorship of ARNA annual conferences, featured presentations at ARNA conferences, the […] Read Moreabout SPF and ARNA

The ARNA Conference Committee announces THEME for ARNA 2015: Joint Action – Learning with and from one another

Action research is most often a joint enterprise where the research question is shared amongst participant researchers. When we engage in action research, we learn with and from one another. We learn about the experiences, challenges, and contexts of others, and in turn we learn more deeply about ourselves. We are influenced by the research we engage in, and we […] Read Moreabout The ARNA Conference Committee announces THEME for ARNA 2015: Joint Action – Learning with and from one another

Online (Free) Action Research Tutorials

SPF Advisory Board Member Margaret Riel has completed the 9th in a series of twelve Action Research Tutorials. The 9th tutorial addresses the role of reflection in writing about action research. The series is available for free and can be used by individuals, groups, or action research classes. Each 6-13 minute video tutorial includes an overview of the topic, activities, […] Read Moreabout Online (Free) Action Research Tutorials

Action Research in School Counseling

Graduate students at the University of San Diego, working in collaboration with faculty advisor Lonnie Rowell, have established a website for action research in school counseling. The website features action research projects completed by graduate students in school counseling from around North America. A growing list of Affiliate Programs includes, in addition to University of San Diego, Cal State University, […] Read Moreabout Action Research in School Counseling