Eight-Step Communications Plan

A Simple Eight-Step Communications Plan for anyone who hates plans.

CERA 2013 Pre-Conference Communications Course

Presentations are available from the recent CERA 2013 session, The Common Core What?” Click on individual names to view a specific  presentation. And thank you for your interest and support. Barbara McKennaRon DietelChristopher Steinhauser, or Trent Allen.

The Ron Dietel and Barbara McKenna paper, Overcoming Barriers to Research Use, is now available for download. Join Ron and Barbara plus Paul Baker from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, at a Research Use Roundtable at AERA on Tuesday, April 29th, 10:20 – 11:50 a.m. in the Sir Francis Drake Empire Room. Paul Baker, Chair and Discussant for the roundtable, is the blogger for Education PR. Both the American Educational Research Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education will feature communications mini-courses during their annual meetings in San Francisco from April 26th – May 1st, 2013. A new Communications Guidebook is available that supports both courses. The NCME four-hour course, NCME’s GOT TALENT! How to Write, Present, and Tweet Like a Star, will be offered on Friday, April 26, 8 a.m. – noon. In addition to communications veterans Ron Dietel (CRESST/UCLA) and Barbara McKenna (Stanford University), longtime education experts H.D. Hoover and W. James Popham will share their top communications tips and strategies with attendees. Visit the NCME web site to register for the mini-course. Or click on NCMECommunicate2013,” for more information about what you will learn. Our final course Agenda is available. The AERA Mini-Course, “Communicate! Communicate! Getting Your Research Out of a Dark Hole through Social Media, Writing, and Working with Reporters,” 2013AERACommunicationTraining will take place on Sunday, April 28th from 1-5 p.m., in the Redwood Room of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Ballroom level. The Final Agenda is available. 

Dietel and McKenna Share Communications Strategies at Monterey Conference

Ron Dietel and Barbara McKenna recently shared effective communications strategies at the Nov 29-30th California Educational Research Association Conference in Monterey, CA.  Click here to view their combined presentation on communications foundations plus communicating research and information for results.

Dietel & McKenna Share Communications Strategies at Fall 2012 CERA Conference

Ron Dietel and Barbara McKenna recently shared effective communications strategies at the Nov 29-30th California Educational Research Association Conference in Monterey, CA. McKenna.Dietel.CERA.2012 to view their combined presentation on communications foundations and communication research and information for results.

New Article by Ron Dietel

California Road Trip is a recent self-published article by Ron Dietel. I plan to discuss self-publishing at the upcoming California Educational Research Association meeting in Monterey, CA, (November 28-30) one of the cities my friend Rick and I visited during our May 2012 motorcycle road trip.

Click here  to read “California Road Trip,” a motorcycle journey by two friends across the less traveled roads of California.

Baker and Dietel Presentations Added

Click here to download Ron Dietel‘s  presentation, “How to Present Like a Pro!”

Click here to download Paul Baker’s presentation, “Enhance Your Skills in Social Media.”

Videos Available of Presentations

We have just added several videos from this AERA communications mini-course! Thank you Paul for video recording key parts of this session.

Click here for Sara Goldrick-Rab discussing effective blogging for researchers, Part I.

Click here for Sara Goldrick-Rab, Part II. This is the Q&A component of Part I, so you may want to view that video first.

Click here for Sarah Sparks from Education Week providing tips for working with the news media.