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Concerns-Based Adoption Model Videos Concerns-Based Adoption Model Videos
The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) is a conceptual framework that provides tools and techniques for assessing and facilitating reform in an educational environment. It helps leaders examine the components of an innovation, track the progress of implementation, report the findings objectively, and design interventions or strategies that will move the process forward. SEDL has created a series of introductory videos that provide an overview of CBAM and its three diagnostic dimensions: Stages of Concern, Innovation Configurations, and Levels of Use. The videos include interviews with Shirley Hord, Gene Hall, and other CBAM leaders and are available free of charge on SEDL’s website.

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Implementing School Improvement Initiatives: A Closer Look

Want to learn more about the tools of CBAM? Register for the spring webinar series, Implementing School Improvement Initiatives: A Closer Look. This 5-part series introduces the three CBAM tools, and participants also have the opportunity to develop a plan for using CBAM with a specific change initiative. Registration is open until March 31, and the course begins on April 2. To learn more about the webinar and register, visit the Center for High-Performing Schools website.

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Calling Kindergarten-Age Volunteers

Our research and evaluation team is studying how children learn reading and math and how we can help them. We need kindergarten-age volunteers to help prepare our team in administering assessments. Participating children will receive a $10 Target gift card and a toy to take home. Register your child to be at SEDL on Wednesday, March 19, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. by contacting Amanda at (512) 391-6555 or

Bridge Event


REL Webinars—Implementing a Computer Data System: The Human Side

The Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest is hosting the bridge event webinar Implementing a Computer Data System: The Human Side. This webinar will examine the often-ignored human aspects of implementing data systems for district and school improvement. The webinar takes place on April 1, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (CDT) and is free and open to the public.

SEDL Insights

SEDL Insights on Managing the Implementation of School Improvement Initiatives

For a school improvement initiative to succeed, education leaders must do more than adopt a new program and train staff. This issue of SEDL Insights explores steps that leaders can take to ensure the successful implementation of a new program or practice.

SEDL in the News


Two new articles discuss SEDL’s work on family and community engagement. In an article outlining Minidoka School District’s approach to parent involvement, highlights findings that students experience greater academic success when their parents are involved in their education. The National Education Association also mentions SEDL’s publication A New Wave of Evidence in a research spotlight on parental involvement in education.

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SEDL has openings for education researchers and a research assistant in our Research and Evaluation department. We also have an opening for a program specialist or program associate in our Education Systems Support department. For more information and to apply for these jobs, visit the careers section of our website.

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