Megan Silander

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Megan Silander conducts research that generates new insights into effective preK–12 education policies and programs. Her research interests include school and instructional improvement, accountability and data use in schools, and out-of-school–time learning. Her current research focuses on the use of digital tools and media to increase capacity to support children's learning, both in and out of school. Megan is the co-Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation-funded Zoom In! Learning Science with Data, a project that will design, develop, and test digital curricula and tools that build high school students’ skills in using data to investigate and explain significant problems in biology and earth science. Megan holds a PhD in education policy from Teachers College, Columbia University; an EdM in international education policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education; and a BA in linguistics from Pomona College. Prior to joining CCT, she conducted research at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at Teachers College, and served as a policy advisor for a member of the Los Angeles Board of Education.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
07/01/2019

The aim of this project is to enact and study a process in which middle school teachers of mathematics and visual arts co-design and teach activities that combine math and art to teach data science.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
09/15/2016

This project will address the need for high quality evidence-based models, practices, and tools for high school teachers and the development of students' problem solving and analytical skills by leveraging novel research and design approaches using digital tools and two well-established online instructional platforms: Zoom In and Common Online Data Analysis Platform.