Chief Program Officer
Vicki Dimock is SEDL's Chief Program Officer. In this role, Dr. Dimock oversees SEDL's core programmatic components, including the Research and Evaluation, Improving School Performance, Disability Research to Practice, and Afterschool, Family, and Community programs.
You may contact Vicki Dimock at 512-391-6511
Dr. Dimock's areas of interest include systemic school improvement, STEM education, and improving educator effectiveness. She has more than 30 years of experience working with educators to improve educational experiences and outcomes for children and youth. She has conducted case studies and descriptive research in the area of school leadership, including teacher leadership. She also has co-authored and led the development of books, professional learning materials, and online courses to promote school improvement and improve educator effectiveness.
In the areas of technology and STEM education, Dr. Dimock has conducted correlational research and case studies regarding the impact of technologies on teaching and learning. Technology as a Catalyst for School Communities: Beyond Boxes and Bandwidth, the book she co-authored, describes the role of technology and professional development in creating school communities of practice. Most recently, she oversaw the development of Connecting Kids to Math and Science, a professional development toolkit, and Mosaic, an integrated K–5 math and science curriculum available in both English and Spanish.
Throughout her career, Dr. Dimock has also promoted the use of evidence-based instructional practices to support students from high-need populations by providing professional learning experiences for teachers, principals, and policymakers. She has presented hundreds of workshops at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. Experience
Dr. Dimock's previous management experience includes leadership and oversight for SEDL’s Improving School Performance unit, which houses both the Texas and Southeast Comprehensive Centers, two large-scale technical assistance initiatives through which SEDL works with state and regional education agencies to assist schools and districts that are struggling to close achievement gaps and ensure success for all learners. In SEDL’s Science Technology, and Mathematics program, Dr. Dimock has led initiatives addressing math and science instructional reform and the use of technology to improve teaching and learning; these initiatives include grants and contracts for research, evaluation, professional development, and development of online tools and resources for educators. She also has a range of experience on SEDL’s past Regional Educational Laboratory projects, including leadership responsibility for the conduct of descriptive research, case studies, and development and testing of professional development materials.
Before coming to SEDL in 1991, Dr. Dimock was a school improvement specialist and mathematics specialist at a regional education service center, a district coordinator of gifted education, and a secondary mathematics and social science teacher. Education
Dr. Dimock holds a BS in education from Midwestern State University, an MEd in educational administration from Texas Woman's University, and a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. SEDL Publications
- Connecting Kids to Mathematics and Science (2012)
- Mosaic: An Integrated Approach to Mathematics, Science, Technology, & Language (2012)
- Intermittent Title I SSOS Focus Group Report: Self-Assessment of the Statewide System of Support (2010)
- Working Systemically in Action: Engaging Family & Community (2010)
- Texas Focus: The Newsletter of the Texas Comprehensive Center (2009)
- Texas Focus, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2008): Collecting, Interpreting and Using Data in the Working Systemically Approach (2008)
- Technology as a Catalyst for School Communities: Beyond Boxes and Bandwidth (2007)
- Leading with Technology (2005)
- Digital Anatomy: Students Creating Online Resources (2002)
- Authentic Algebra (2001)
- Creative Geometry (2001)
- 2nd Grade Classroom Episode: The Desert (2000)
- 4th Grade Bilingual Classroom Episode: Graphing (2000)
- 6th Grade Classroom Episode: Collaborative Language Arts (2000)
- 9th Grade Classroom Episode: Spanish Travelers (2000)
- Active Learning with Technology (ALT) Portfolio (2000)
- Active Learning with Technology Video Series (2000)
- Classrooms Under Construction: Integrating Student-Centered Learning with Technology (2000)
- Planning into Practice: Resources for Planning, Implementing, and Integrating Technology (2000)
- Reading Buddies: 1st and 5th Graders Learning Together (2000)
- TAP into Learning v3.2: Learning is an Active and Reflective Process (2000)
- Constructing Knowledge with Technology: A Review of the Literature (1999)
- Engaged Discoverers: Kids Constructing Knowledge with Technology (1999)
- TAP into Learning v1.2: On the Road to Student-Centered Learning (1999)
- TAP into Learning v1.1: Getting Started with Constructivism and Technology (1998)
- Lessons in Professional Development - What Educators Should Know When Technology Comes to School, SEDL Letter, Volume IX, Number 4 (1996)
- Leading Change from the Classroom: Teachers as Leaders: Issues About Change, Volume 4, Number 4 (1995)
- Schools as Learning Communities: Issues About Change, Volume 4, Number 1 (1994)
- Superintendents of Small Districts and School Improvement: Planning, Providing Resources, and Professional Development: Issues About Change, Volume 3, Number 1 (1993)
- Creating a Context for Change: Issues About Change, Volume 2, Number 2 (1992)
- School Context: Bridge or Barrier to Change? (1992)
- Sherron, T., Dimock, V., & Foshay, R. (2007). The impact of graphing calculator use on Algebra I end-of-course examinations. Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints, 33(2), 16–21.
- Burns, M., & Dimock, K. V. (2007). Technology as a catalyst for school communities: Beyond boxes and bandwidth. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Education.
- Sun, J., Heath, M., Byrom, E., Phlegar, J., & Dimock, K. V. (2000). Planning into practice: Resources for planning, implementing, and integrating instructional technology. Greensboro, NC: SERVE.
- Boyd (Dimock), K. V. (1996). Creating a context for change. In R. E. Blum & J. A. Arter (Eds.), Handbook for student performance assessment in an era of restructuring. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
- Boyd (Dimock), K. V., & Hord, S. (1995). Creating a context for change. Waves of learning, II. Austin, TX: Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Texas Professors of Educational Administration.
- Boyd (Dimock), K. V., & McGee, P. (1995). Computer mediated communication: Facilitating online dialogues. In D. Willis, B. Robin, & J. Willis (Eds.), Technology and teacher education annual. San Antonio, TX: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
- Dimock, K. V., Chavez, D., Trujillo-Chavez, L. (2012, February 23). Working systemically to implement the Common Core Standards. New Mexico Association of School Business Officials. Albuquerque, NM.
- Dimock, K. V. (2009, December 2). Systemic thinking for turning around low-performing schools. Texas District Turnaround Institute, Austin, TX.
- Dimock, K. V. (2008, July 16). Technology integration: Access, use, and professional development. Invited testimony to Texas House Committee on Public Education, Austin, TX.
- Dimock, K. V. (2007, November 28) How might we improve the performance of Oklahoma students on the NAEP? Invited presentation to Oklahoma Governor’s Achieving Classroom Excellence II Task Force, OK.
- Dimock, K. V., Cowan, D., Ferguson, C., Joyner, S., Neeley, A., Sommers, B., & Williams, H. (2006, July). Strategies for school improvement: Understanding and achieving adequate yearly progress. Annual Forum of the Texas Comprehensive Center, San Antonio, TX.
- Dimock, K. V., & Sherron, T. (2006, April). The impact of graphing calculator use on statewide assessments. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
- Dimock, K. V. (2006, February). Reflections on progress. EETT Consolidated State Performance Report Technical Assistance Workshop, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.
- Dimock, K. V. (2005, April). Constructivist research and practice in mathematics, geography and Web-based settings. Session Discussant at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
- Dimock, K. V. (2003, September). Evaluating school and district technology programs. Workshop at the New Mexico Public Education Department Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
- Dimock, K. V. (2002, April). Whatever it takes for kids. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
- Dimock, K. V., Adams, S., Burns, M., Burniske, J., & Heath, M. (2000, April). The emergence of classroom models of constructivist learning environments supported by technology. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
- Harris, J., & Dimock, K. V. (2000, April). The importance of efficiency: Secondary students’ analysis of the relative advantage of on-line information access. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.