The CREATEd Team is working to build a Knowledge Broker Network.
Knowledge brokers – people who facilitate the development, uptake, and implementation of research in policy and practice – are found in a wide range of organizations and roles. These individuals play a critical role for evidence use. However, in the U.S. education system, few opportunities exist for professional learning or knowledge sharing between knowledge brokers, and there is little infrastructure for supporting and organizing their work. Further, with so many individuals and organizations serving as brokers, it becomes difficult to understand, evaluate, and support the knowledge mobilization roles they play across the system. A network or community of practice can reduce silos, improve collaboration, and build capacity to link research and practice across the system. CREATEd plans to address this need.
What is the purpose of the network?
The goal of the network is to develop a professional community of knowledge brokers who are interested in and working to improve educational equity. The network provides members with opportunities to engage in professional learning, share practices, and collaborate with others passionate about connecting research and practice in education.
The network will consist of individuals from a range of organizations who engage in knowledge brokering work. Members will come together around shared commitments to strengthen the relationship between research and practice and to improve educational equity. The network will provide members with opportunities to engage in professional learning, share practices, and collaborate with others passionate about connecting research and practice in education.