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CPED Scholarly Practitioner Forum
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 11:45 AM - 5:30 PM EDT
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October 19, 2021

CPED Scholarly Practitioner Forum 2021

2021 CPED Scholarly Practitioner Research Forum: 
Setting a Community Responsive Agenda for the Next 100 years


The 2nd annual Scholarly Practitioner Research Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 and will align with the CPED convening theme, “Setting a Community Responsive Agenda for the Next 100 years.” We are very excited that the 2021 virtual convening format will continue to provide an opportunity to expand participation to a wider CPED audience -- specifically, students.  This forum is a day dedicated to students which includes a series of presentations and workshops intended to build a supportive community within the CPED network. This will be an opportunity for students to present and share work in practice, along with networking with fellow scholarly practitioners.

The student forum is free of charge and open to all students at CPED member institutions.

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Tentative Agenda

The forum will be approximately five hours long.  You are not required to attend every session.  A detailed agenda will be published after registration has been completed and closer to the convening in October. 

(All times in Eastern Time Zone) 

11:45 AM -12:00 PM:   Welcome

12:00 - 1:00 PM:   Poster Session Roundtable 1
Sessions focusing on ethics/social justice, the impact of families in K12 education, higher education and/or community facing organizations.

1:15 - 1:45 PM:   Learning Session: Tools for Writing and Research

2:00 - 3:00 PM:   Poster Session Roundtable 2
Sessions focusing on applying knowledge to make change or analyzing problems of practice in K12 education, higher education and/pr community facing organizations.

3:15 - 3:45 PM:   Dissertation in Practice (DiP) Award Winners Panel

4:00 - 5:00 PM:   Poster Session Roundtable 3
Sessions focusing on providing developing professional knowledge linking theory with systemic inquiry or generating and transforming professional knowledge in practice for k12 education, higher education and/or community facing organizations.

5:00 - 5:30 PM:   Networking Session & Scholarly Practitioner Alliance CIG Introduction
Affinity-based networking groups for participants to select and attend.

With our virtual setting, we anticipate record numbers of members participating. Therefore, we invite all of our members to consider this opportunity to participate! 

Organizing Committee 

The 2021 Scholarly Practitioner Research Forum is co-chaired by Kara Thomas and Shallegra Moye. Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf (Arizona State University) is providing faculty support. 


Shallegra Moye is a scholarly practitioner pursuing a doctorate in Administration and Policy Studies in Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research explores sustaining equity in university-public school partnerships. Shallegra is the Program Director of the Heinz Fellows Program at the Center for Urban Education and the Community Lead of the 3R’s (Racial Equity, Reading and Relationships) scientific committee of The Pittsburgh Study. Shallegra is long-time preK-12 education leader and advocate and has developed projects for The Annenberg Institute for School Reform and 50CAN (Campaign for Achievement Now) as well as presented at the Children’s Defense Fund, National Community Schools Forum and State of Black Learning.


Kara Thomas is a native from Dayton, Ohio, currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Leadership for Organizations from the University of Dayton. Kara is an advocate for education and social justice and has a research interest in leadership, including the glass cliff effect. When not researching, Kara enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. 

Dissertation in Practice Poster Sessions
Call for Participation

Student Registration: Free

The DiP poster sessions are an opportunity to share your dissertation work in progress with fellow EdD students and faculty mentors. The intent of the session is to provide open and collegial feedback on work in progress. We invite proposals from students who are preparing to defend their proposal, are in data collection, or, are preparing to defend their dissertation. Themes for the poster sessions will be centered on the six guiding principles of CPED and the 2021 convening theme “Setting a community responsive agenda for the next 100 years.” The CPED principles are:

  1. Creating equity, ethics and social justice in K12 education, higher education, and/or other community facing organizations e.g., government and nonprofit organizations.
  2. Understanding the impact of individuals, families, organizations and communities in K12, HE, or other facing organizations.
  3. Applying knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.
  4. Providing field-based opportunities to analyze problems of practice and use multiple frames to develop meaningful solutions.
  5. Developing a professional knowledge base that integrates both practical and research knowledge, that links theory with systemic and systematic inquiry.
  6. Emphasizing the generation, transformation, and use of professional knowledge and practice.


  • Each poster session roundtable will be 1 hour long.
  • Each presenter will have no more than 6 minutes to present their study.
  • You will create a 1 page/slide virtual poster to display during your presentation.
  • After everyone has presented, student participants will engage in discussion with moderators and audience members.

If you are interested in attending or presenting, please fill out the registration form below.

Proposals are due August 1, 2021. 

The student forum is free of charge and open to all students at CPED member institutions.

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Contact: [email protected]