A Dynamic Professional Community Driving Positive Change in Education

  • Join others who are committed to educational change by building stronger connections between research and practice

  • Develop skills in addressing justice and equity in education, especially for historically disenfranchised communities

  • Create experiences for people of diverse communities to collaborate to identify evidence-based solutions, pursuing a just and equitable education system

  • Promote knowledge brokering as a professional enterprise

  • Delve into evidence-based education, integrating scientific inquiry with lived experience, practice-based evidence, and community values, to create a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to decision-making

  • Imagine an education system where the unique needs of historically disenfranchised students and communities are the priority

“Knowledge brokers are better together. When we come together as a network, we can lift each other up, build capacity in one another, and empower knowledge brokers at every level of the system to improve education for everyone.”

Steering Committee Member and Chair-Elect Matthew Courtney

Who is a knowledge broker?

Few people actually use the term “knowledge broker”…

Yet, many people engage in this work.
In fact, knowledge brokers can serve in a wide range of job positions and work at different levels of influence.
Knowledge brokers exist across all parts of the education system - in intermediary organizations, research organizations, advocacy groups, foundations, as well as in state education agencies, schools, and districts - and have a wide range of roles and titles.  What makes a knowledge broker a knowledge broker?

A knowledge broker is an someone who…

  • Cultivates and sustains relationships between research and practice

  • Makes knowledge accessible and usable

  • Supports research-informed change

  • Centers equity in educational processes, goals, and outcomes

Look what’s happening soon!

We will be following up our webinar with a Knowledge Cafe where we can talk more about the skills and knowledge of knowledge brokers. Join us on June 27, 2:00 pm ET. Register here.

Join us for our first Happy Hour!  No matter your time zone, grab your beverage of choice and join us for a casual conversation. July 25, 4-5 pm ET. Register here.

For more information about these events and more, check out our Events Page.

Missed the Launch Event?

Watch the full video now and learn more about the Education Knowledge Broker Network’s vision and how we plan to build a community of professionals working across research and practice boundaries to foster knowledge exchange in order to support educational change and improvement!

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