Issue 8

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

An e-bulletin from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research

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New Training Resources Available for You!

The KTER Center announces two new training resources. The first is a revised and updated version of the online training module, "Introduction to Knowledge Translation Concepts." The second is the new, 2013 version of the online workshop, "Barriers and Supports for Research Use."

  • Introduction to KT Concepts
    This online module provides an overview and identifies some important concepts about Knowledge Translation, shares definitions from multiple sources, and identifies models highlighting the Knowledge to Action Model (Graham et al. 2006). Important features in planning for KT from an Employment Research perspective are presented, using the framework of the revised KT Planning Template (Barwick, 2013). The module also identifies some important resources for follow up.
  • Barriers and Supports for Research Use (2013)
    Coming Soon! Sessions were recorded at the in-person workshop, Barriers and Supports for Research Use, held in April 2013. Audio files and transcripts will soon be available as an updated online workshop! KTER staff presented initial results from a survey of vocational rehabilitation counselors regarding their use of research, and VR agency representatives responded to these findings and discussed the use of research in their work. They included: Dr. Joseph Ashley, Assistant Commissioner for Grants and Special Programs at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS); Ms. Elizabeth Smith, Director of the Policy and Planning Division for Virginia DARS; and Mr. Stephen Wooderson, CEO of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR). We are requesting pre-approval from CRCC for CRC-CEUs for the new online workshop.

Earn 6 CRC-CEUs through 12-31-13 for KTER's 2012 Online Workshop

The 2012 in-person workshop materials are available online. Presenters included Jill Houghton (USBLN), Richard Horne (ODEP), and Michael Gamel-McCormick (Senate HELP Committee), addressing how research findings are used in planning and decision making, and what new research is needed from an employer and policy perspective. The online workshop is approved for 6 CRC-CEUs through the end of 2013 for anyone who did not complete it during 2012.

Other Resources from the KTER Center:

  • Employment Research Database
    This database features articles addressing interventions that lead to successful employment outcomes. Users may sort entries by disability type, population, types of interventions, and more. KTER staff at Virginia Commonwealth University created this database.

  • Knowledge Translation (KT) Strategies Database
    This database associates KT strategies with research evidence. Articles cover multiple types of KT strategies and tools. This is a joint project created by staff working with SEDL’s KTER Center and Center on KTDRR.

  • Webcast archives
    View webcasts related to employment statistics and interventions and programs to assist people with brain injuries to return to work. Coming Soon! - A new webcast presenting results from KTER Center's research.

A look ahead to 2014: KTER's State of the Science Conference

Watch for news as we firm up plans for this national conference to share results from KTER research and from other distinguished employment researchers.

KTERToday was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) through grant #H133A100026 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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