Moonhawk Kim

Closed (1) Communicating Partnership Research: How to Disseminate the Work of Research-Practice Partnerships with School Districts

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

We will use a variety of communication and visibility strategies to document and disseminate the work of research-practice partnerships (RPP). Researchers at UC Berkeley collaborate with PK-12 teachers and leaders at Oakland Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School District to focus on priorities that they have identified. These RPPs are long-term partnerships between the university and local school districts that seek to systematize research and practice to transform education. RPPs are collaborative, locally driven, and focused on solving relevant, real-world challenges that school districts face. URAP students will work on writing for diverse audiences, information management, analysis, and dissemination of RPP research findings and RPP collaboration. Students will gain skills in project management, research and non-research writing, and dissemination of research findings for broader consumption.

- Collaborate with graduate student researcher (GSR) to develop communication and visibility plan for the Research-Practice Partnerships Collaborative
- Help develop and manage web pages that highlight RPP work
- Help generate public-facing documents and various visual representations for diverse audiences, including community members and campus partners
- Help document RPP collaborations and key efforts and steps toward establishing effective partnerships
- Establish social media presence
- Draft infographics, flyers, or visual one-pagers of key information
- Keep up to date on the RPP research

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Pa Vue, Graduate Student

Qualifications: We are particularly interested in engaging students who have experience with or are interested in communicating research findings to broader audiences and enjoy working with design programs such as Canva and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop/Publisher. Previous experience or interest in working with youth and/or around advocacy, empowerment, youth voice and/or education. Preferred: Interest in or experience with communicating research findings to diverse audiences. A plus: Background in graphic design, website design, and/or social media. Note: Students without research experience who have other relevant demonstrated skills are still encouraged to apply. </p>Students selected for this project may also be given the opportunity to participate in the Youth Equity Discovery Initiative (YEDI) Research Immersion Experience, a year long research apprenticeship and mentorship program for undergraduates (also known as the Youth Equity Scholars Program). YEDI complements the URAP experience through cascading mentorship, skill-building workshops, and professional development. Students in the YEDI program will cultivate community and supportive relationships between scholars themselves, their graduate and faculty mentors, as well as faculty and staff, with the goal of providing supportive pathways into careers addressing adolescent inequities and well-being. Participating in YEDI *requires* registering for an additional 1-unit course and attending bi-weekly workshops on Fridays from 10a-12p, which is above and beyond the research project requirements. YEDI participation also requires some assignments to be completed between workshops. For more information, please see: https://i4y.berkeley.edu/youth-equity-scholars-yes).

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs