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Senior Research Associate
WestEd Company

WestEd Company

Member of Comprehensive School Assistance Program
WestEd Company


University of Queensland

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Julie M. Duffield
Senior Research Associate
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Technology and Access for Students With Disabilities
Senior Research Associate Julie Duffield manages webinars for SchoolsMovingUp, WestEd's award-winning school improvement website.
SchoolsMovingUp helps schools and districts address the immense challenge of raising student achievement in low-performing schools. This site offers a wealth of practical ideas and models for school improvement including webinars featuring experts who share lessons learned, new ideas, and related resources about various education topics. Duffield has managed webinars on topics such as English learners and the language arts, high school dropout rates, charter schools, early childhood, and Response to Intervention.
A member of WestEd's Comprehensive School Assistance Program, Duffield also works on school improvement projects and has served on school improvement teams.
Duffield joined WestEd in 1990. She has more than 25 years of experience both within and outside of the classroom, including working with diverse learners. Beginning in the early 1980s, Duffield provided technical assistance to educators on language arts for English language learners in remote rural communities, using technology to support professional development.
Duffield has been an early adopter of using communications technologies, such as web-based conferencing, to support dissemination engagement and communities of practice. She has worked on state and federal initiatives to apply technology to support student learning. As a member of WestEd's Distance Learning Resource Network, Duffield was an early adopter of online learning including using technology in teacher professional development.
She also managed the Access and Equity strand of WestEd's Regional Technology in Education Consortium where she highlighted best practices of differentiated instruction and technology to support diverse learners in reading and writing skills. As part of this work, she developed the Using Technology to Support Diverse Learners website. More recently she has blogged about diverse learners access issues as part of The Infinite Thinking Machine, designed to help teachers and students thrive in the 21st century.
In 2005, Duffield and her SchoolsMovingUp colleagues received the Annual Award for Exceptional Contribution to the WestEd Community for their innovative website and outreach methods to increase the agency's reach to schools and districts.
Duffield received a BA in psychology from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, a teaching diploma from Kedron College, Brisbane, Australia, and a technology in education certificate from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The Center on School Turnaround — About Us

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Julie Duffield

Julie Duffield manages online learning for SchoolsMovingUp at WestEd, which has been conducting high-quality interactive webinars since 2003 to engage educators from around the country in conversations about educational research and practice. Duffield provides help on how to apply technology to enhance dissemination and technical assistance. She facilitates the design, development, and implementation of protocols using web communication and collaborative tools to support online communities of practice. Duffield works closely with researchers and practitioners to present their work in-depth and to help others engage with it.

WestEd - Center on School Turnaround - Journeys – Connecting Communities: Learning Together Using PLC’s

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By Julie Duffield, posted September 20, 2013

Julie Duffield Julie Duffield is on the leadership team of the Center on School Turnaround and oversees the development of networks and online interactions. She is on the Journeys content team and designs webinars and other virtual interactions to extend conversations about the Journeys work, and is a blog contributor.
I've known Julie for years and followed her work at WestEd with turnaround schools especially those in rural areas.
Julie- Thanks for sharing your insights on developing meaningful professional learning through PLCs.

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