Preconference Workshop 2
March 27, 2024
1:00 PM-4:00 PM PST
Leveraging Scholarship for Public Impact: Tips for Writing Op-Eds and Policy Briefs
Educational scholars are often trained to write academic articles but not to translate or leverage our research for a broader audience of policy makers and the general public. The first half of this interactive workshop offers tips, examples, and resources for writing for the media, including through op-eds, letters to the editor, and press releases. The second half shares descriptions and examples of different types of publications about public policy (policy briefs, position statements, public testimonies, etc.), tips on key elements and aspects of such writings, and resources. Participants will brainstorm ideas for and get feedback on their next public scholarship!
Dr. Kevin Kumashiro
Dr. Kevin Kumashiro is an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments and awards as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate. He is the former Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, and is the award-winning author or editor of ten books, including Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture, Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice, and most recently, Surrendered: Why Progressives are Losing the Biggest Battles in Education. His recent awards include the 2016 Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.