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February 5-10, 2023

Hybrid Winter Institute 2023

October 23-25, 2022

Fall Thought Leader Symposium

July 10-15, 2022

Hybrid Summer Institute

March 15-June 15, 2022

Virtual Panel Series

May 1-3, 2022

Spring Thought Leader Symposium

February 20-25, 2022

Hybrid Winter Institute 2022

November 14-16, 2021

FALL THOUGHT LEADER SYMPOSIUM 2021

July 7 -12, 2021

HYBRID SUMMER INSTITUTE 2021

February 21-24, 2021

Hybrid Winter Institute 2021

September 14 - 17, 2020

Virtual Fall Institute 2020

For 35 years, the Education Research & Development Institute (ERDI) has proudly convened top thought leaders from across the United States to inform and influence the products and services that support PK-12 education. Institutes are framed around top problems of practice and three primary design anchors: meaningful engagement; rich professional learning; and a strong community that supports and celebrates those committed to improving the lives of children through public education. We continue to ask the following essential questions:

  • How do we champion the formation of a strong, positive public education identity?
  • How do we comprehensively develop and equip students to capably lead our country for future generations?
  • How do we ensure equity and access to high quality learning environments for all students?

ERDI institutes provide a unique forum for those invested in education to learn from one another and to discuss and tackle the issues facing districts across the country. As thought and practice leaders representing diverse facets of the education sector, we have a collective duty to advocate for and champion the best interests of students, educators, parents, and communities.

TOP PROBLEMS OF PRACTICE

Winter 2022

Learning & Instruction
Social Emotional Learning 64%
Effective Instruction 53%
Mental Health 53%
Equity & Access 49%
MTSS/RtI & Intervention 46%
Career & Technical Education (CTE) | Apprenticeships & Workforce Training 37%
Broadening the Definition of Student Success 33%
Student Engagement 29%
Instructional Coaching & Mentoring 29%
Profile of a Graduate 29%
Elevating Student Voice 29%
High Expectations & Access to Grade Level Standards 29%
Depth of Knowledge (Rigor) 26%
Assessment Literacy 26%
Accountability & Efficacy 26%
Student – Centered Design or Personalized Learning 26%
College & Career Readiness 25%
Restorative | Trauma-informed practices 25%
Learning Acceleration 21%
Distance/Remote Learning 20%
People, Planning and Development
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 61%
Teacher Recruitment & Pipeline Development 55%
Culture & Climate 51%
Effective Communication 48%
Leadership Development & Capacity Building 48%
Professional Development 38%
Teacher Retention 33%
Board Development 31%
Strategic Planning 30%
Change Management 30%
Health & Wellness 29%
Restorative Practices 27%
School/Family/Community Engagement & Partnerships 25%
Identity & Branding (School & District) 22%
Strengthening Stakeholder Voice in Decision-making (Students, Teachers, Families) 22%
Technology, Infrastructure and Operations
Organizational Effectiveness & Efficiency 34%
Data Privacy & Security 33%
School Safety & Security 33%
Technology Infrastructure & Systems 29%
Classroom & Learning Space Design 29%
Return on Investments 27%
Digital Literacy (Student) 26%
Digital Literacy (Staff) 26%
Coherence & Integration of Programs and Services | Interoperability 25%
Data Literacy & Management 25%
Community & Corporate Partnerships (Funding) 23%
Broadband Access & Connectivity 23%
1:1 Technology Access 18%

*Calculations were based on the number of Education Leaders who identified the listed topics as their primary problem(s) of practice in their districts (n=77 2/11/22)

The Power of ERDI