The Data is in the Details Workshop Series: Up Close & Personal – Focusing on Teacher Candidates Characteristics
Workshop Topic: Disaggregation of pedagogical exam scores by candidate demographics
The preparation of high-quality teachers is driven and informed by high quality data. The ability to access and engage with data inspires and empowers individuals to take purposeful collective action to foster an active culture of inquiry. Data empowerment is most effective when it addresses and dismantles issues of inequity.
Teacher Preparation Programs (TPPs) have a wealth of data—more data than we know what to do with. Transforming data from spreadsheets enables us to discover the impact it has on those it represents. The Data Empowerment Series aims to enable individuals to utilize data to support their Teacher Candidates. Presented in an engaging manner, these workshops are designed for anyone who is involved with TPP data—this means YOU! In these workshops, you will learn skills that will help you develop a culture of inquiry leading to data-informed decision making for program improvement. You will organize, explore, and analyze data to lead data conversations in different contexts for continuous improvement.
Dr. Alicia Gonzalez QuirozData Scientist
Dr. Alicia Gonzalez Quiroz’s experience is varied and multifaceted having worked in higher education in providing instruction and in student support services and administration for several years and over ten years in public health administration, promotion, policy and research. Dr. Quiroz’s area of interest is in the area of research methodology, analysis and interpretation, having extensive experience in statistical analysis for outcome assessments and program evaluations. Major roles have included developing, coordinating, administering and evaluating services to provide guidance and support; using her credentials as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian to teach in the college setting; and collaborating with national researchers to add to pool of knowledge in the areas of education, health and public policy.
Dr. Alicia Quiroz is a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship recipient. She earned her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University, her Master of Science degree in Nutrition from The University of the Incarnate Word, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. She is pursuing her second doctoral. degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from the North Dakota State University. Dr. Quiroz is bilingual in English and Spanish to fully encompass the nuance for Hispanic-serving populations.