Design-Based Implementation Research Workshop

  • Design-Based Implementation Research Workshop
  • Design-Based Implementation Research Workshop
  • Design-Based Implementation Research Workshop

The workshop is for individuals and teams interested in learning about how to develop proposals for, organize, and write about DBIR research projects. The workshop is designed for both individual researchers and practitioners in K-12, higher education, and informal settings, as well as to teams that comprise both researchers and practitioners from these settings. Teams may be composed of participants from either newly forming or mature research-practice partnerships.

The workshop will take place at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on May 8-9, 2018.

Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain practice with using tools and routines for negotiating the focus of joint work in a partnership
  • Learn about ways to organize the collaborative design process equitably and to fit local circumstances
  • Analyze different plans for studying and using implementation evidence
  • Devise strategies for local capacity building within their teams and in local educational systems
  • Discuss approaches to publishing results from DBIR studies

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is intended as an introduction to key tools and practices of Design-Based Implementation Research. We are offering this basic workshop for both newcomers to DBIR and people who have been trying out DBIR. At present, the approach is still new enough that everyone should benefit from a learning experience where people of varying levels of familiarity with DBIR can attend.

Both individuals and teams can attend, and we will provide opportunities for teams to work together as part of the agenda.

In the past, researchers who have attended DBIR talks and workshops have included:

  • University researchers
  • Researchers in independent, nonprofit organizations
  • Independent consultants
  • Researchers in informal science centers
  • Learning scientists
  • Sociologists of education
  • Policy researchers
  • Instructional designers
  • Learning technologies designers


In the past, practitioners who have attended DBIR talks and workshops have included:

  • District curriculum leaders
  • Instructional coaches in mathematics and science
  • Teacher leaders
  • Program developers and managers in community-based youth organizations
  • Museum educators
  • Exhibit designers

Schedule and Location

The workshop will take place on May 8-9 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Participants should plan to arrive by 8:30am on Tuesday May 8, 2018 in order to attend the first session at 9am. The workshop will conclude at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

A more detailed scheduled will be posted here when available.


$600 for faculty, research scientists, and postdoctoral scholars

$200 for students and practitioners (e.g., teachers, district or school leaders)



If you have questions, please contact Angela Neblett ( or 336-256-1378).

$ 600.00