Candice Bocala from the DataWise Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Jennifer Green from the Urban Teacher Center will discuss how their organizations use data to inform instruction.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
4:10pm - 6:00pm
- Candice Bocala
Summer Institute Co-Chair, DataWise Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Jennifer Green
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Urban Teacher Center
- Summer Institute Co-Chair, DataWise Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education
Candice Bocala is a doctoral candidate in education policy, leadership, and instructional practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has facilitated at the Data Wise Summer Institute since 2009 and became the Summer Institute co-chair in 2012. She also assists schools and districts with integrating the Data Wise Improvement Process into their work. Her research interests include teamwork and collaboration, new teacher and school leader preparation, school improvement, and social justice in education. Previously, Candice taught elementary school in Washington, DC. She holds a BA in government from Cornell University, an MA in policy analysis and evaluation from Stanford University, and an MAT in elementary education from American University.
- Co-Founder & Co-Director, Urban Teacher Center
Prior to co-launching Urban Teacher Center, Jennifer was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Baltimore City's public high schools. In this role she observed first-hand the disparity in the quality of teaching from classroom to classroom. Jennifer served as the Director for High School Reform for the Fund for Educational Excellence and has taught high school in New Orleans, Boston and Baltimore. She started her teaching career with Teach for America in a greater New Orleans high school, where she was named best county teacher of the year. In 2004, Jennifer was named by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of Baltimore City's "Top 40 under 40." Jennifer earned her M.A. from Harvard University and her B.A. from Boston University.