researchED comes to Washington D.C.

researchED comes to Washington D.C.   

Join us for the best educational professional development day on the calendar

September 19, 2016 – Washington D.C. – researchED The grassroots, teacher-led movement comes to Washington, D.C. on October 29 with a one-day conference that aims to raise research literacy and drive new models of professional development. ResearchED is a symptom of something more than just itself; it represents a new appetite from educators to empower themselves, and transform the way they learn about their own craft. The conference will feature a wealth of vital ideas about how educators can use research to inform practice.

Speakers include top policy makers and the best researchers as well as school principles and teachers who will share how they used evidence-informed practices to drive classroom performance like Ben Riley, Founder of Deans for Impact, who will talk about how teachers can improve their classrooms using research; David Didau from the UK will explore the haunting question ‘What if everything you knew about education was wrong?’ and Seth Andrew, policy advisor to the White House, whose school chain recently won $10 million to redesign a school* will talk about policy, research and education. The conference will also feature IES Deputy Director Ruth Neild, the Fordham Institute’s Robert Pondiscio, and NCTQ’s Kate Walsh. Find a full speaker list here:

All speakers at researchED events waive their fees in order to keep ticket prices low and give every teacher the opportunity to engage (and have lunch) with the best minds in education. ResearchED brings the high and the humble together on a platform where the only goal is to raise standards in all schools and classrooms.

The conference will feature a wealth of vital ideas about how educators can use research to inform practice, all revolving around these central themes: what have we been getting wrong in the classroom, and what does the evidence tell us? Come and join us for the best professional development day on the calendar.

This polite revolution has upset many people, but has been embraced by even more. The UK national conference regularly attracts up to 1000 people, and the conferences have spread to Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, the US and Australia in only three years, with more planned every week.

‘…people like Tom Bennett..are shaping the education debate in a way far more powerful than many politicians.’ Michael Gove, as UK Secretary of State for Education

‘[Tom Bennett is] the most influential teacher in the UK’ – US Senator Mike Johnston

About researchED

ResearchED was founded in 2013 by Tom Bennett, a London-based high school teacher and author. The impact researchED has made in United Kingdom resulted in Tom Bennett being appointed special advisor to the department of Education in the UK. ResearchED is a truly unique, grassroots, teacher-led phenomenon, bringing people from all areas of education together onto a level playing field.  Speakers include teachers, principals, professors, researchers and policy makers. Read more about our story. Find a video with speakers and attendees (subtitles available):

Press Contact

Press passes are available. For interview requests or other media requests please contact:

Nils Tishauser, Business Manager:

Eric Kalenze, researchED US Ambassador:


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