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SPF FORMS NEW PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE SHARING OF PRACTITIONER RESEARCH

The Social Publishers Foundation (SPF) announces the establishment of a partnership with a university in Lincolnshire, a county in the East Midlands area of England. Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) was founded in 1862 and has roots as a teacher training college. It now offers a range of courses in education, business, psychology, sociology, sports, theology, ...

SPF Welcomes a New Member of the Advisory Board

Antony Luby is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development with Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, United Kingdom. During the last 30 years he has taught in a variety of settings including secondary schooling and higher education. Antony holds Masters degrees in educational research and theology from the Universities of Oxford, Strathclyde and Aberdeen. Awarded a Fellowship ...

SPF Funds Collaborative Action Research Grant

The Social Publishers Foundation announced today that it has selected the inaugural grant of the new Rowell Collaborative Action Research fund. The first grant is for a project in Fremont, California. The project involves collaboration between a School Counselor-in-Training, a high school Career & College Specialist, and an English Language Specialist in organizing and providing ...

SPF Knowledge Base adds first project from the United Kingdom

Social Publishers Foundation President Lonnie Rowell announced today that a school-based practitioner research project from England has been added to the foundation’s knowledge base. The project, completed by a primary school teacher in the town of Bawtry, which is in South Yorkshire, England, focused on involving parents and students in re-visioning and re-organizing the school’s ...

SPF President Leads International Handbook Project

SPF President Lonnie Rowell is Lead Editor for the just-published Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research. Rowell led a team of four editors in a three-year plus initiative that resulted in a major contribution to the field of action research and participatory research. The Handbook has 49 chapters and includes 86 authors from around the ...

District Educational Foundation Commits Funds for Practitioner Research in Collaboration with Social Publishers Foundation

September 6, 2016. The Board of Directors of the La Mesa-Spring Valley Educational Foundation (LMSVEF) has voted to allocate $20,000 in support of practitioner research to be conducted by the district's teachers, counselors, librarians and other educators in conjunction with the Social Publishers Foundation (SPF). The LMSVEF Board expressed enthusiastic support for the new partnership ...

SPF WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Fabiola Bagula has been selected as the newest board member for Social Publishers Foundation. Dr. Bagula is the Area 6 Superintendent for the San Diego Unified School District and is responsible for 29 schools ranging in levels from Preschool through twelfth grade. Prior to becoming an Area Superintendent, she was principal for ten years ...

SPF REVIEW PANEL GROWS

The Review Panel of the Foundation has expanded to 23 members. The Review Panel participates in the review of submitted proposals for research and product development. Members of the Panel are volunteers committed to supporting practitioner research and to the maintenance of high standards for practitioner research. The Panel reflects a broad range of experiences ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...