Greetings, NNERPP community!
We are excited to share two new sections of curated content and updates to previous collections on the NNERPP RPP Knowledge Clearinghouse, in order to support your research-practice partnership (RPP) efforts!
You may recall that we first launched the RPP Knowledge Clearinghouse last year as an up-to-date repository of resources for those interested in RPPs. By systematically collecting, organizing, and synthesizing the numerous pieces of knowledge on education research-practice partnerships that have been produced by leaders in the field, the Clearinghouse leverages the collective wisdom around RPP work within topic-specific sections.
Building The Foundation: Updates
In our initial launch of the Clearinghouse, we focused on curating resources that mainly serve individuals just starting their RPP efforts. “Building The Foundation” has seen a few updates since then that we’d like to share, including a reorganization of the landing page to better guide visitors to the site. In particular, we’ve laid out three new categories that should better guide you to what you are looking for:
>> I’m new here. Can you tell me more about RPPs?
>> I’m starting an RPP. What do I do first?
>> I have identified a partner. What are our next steps
Making It Work + Special Topics: Launch
We proposed two additional sections during our initial launch, “Making It Work” and “Continuous Improvement,” that would be released at a future date. Based on our current assessment of topic interests from the field, you’ll notice that we’ve tweaked these slightly.
Here’s what you can now find in our two new sections:
“Making it Work” is still aimed at those who are currently working in an RPP and are interested in resources related to the improvement of their RPPs. In support of that goal, this section provides resources related to “Communication and Engagement in RPPs” and we’ve now added resources related to assessing effectiveness of RPPs in this section as well. Further topic areas will be added in the future — if you have suggestions, drop us a line!
The “Special Topics” section provides curated collections of resources by special interest topic. Our first special topic collection is all about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the role of RPPs in supporting ESSA implementation. Further collections will be coming soon, and we very much welcome suggestions on what you’d like to have here!
As you explore the NNERPP RPP Knowledge Clearinghouse, you might also notice our fresh new look and other updates added since we first launched (for example, the addition of useful #keywords to each listed resource, for further ease of use). We also invite you to help the Clearinghouse stay current by submitting your own work via the “Do you have resources to add? Submit here!” buttons located at the bottom of each page.