Dr. Halverson's research aims to bring the research methods and practices of the Learning Sciences to the world of educational leadership. His research explores the use of data driven instructional systems in schools, and the development of game and simulation based tools for professional learning. He currently co-directs the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) study to develop an on-line, 360-degree formative evaluation system for school leadership.
Dr. Halverson's work integrates how classical ideas of wisdom and practical knowledge can be used to understand the complex work of contemporary school leaders. He has developed research methods and theoretical frameworks to access, document and communicate the expertise of school leaders.
Dr. Halverson co-founded the Games Learning and Society (GLS) research group at UW-Madison. He is a Fellow at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and is an affiliate member of the UW-Madison Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology departments, and a founding member of the UW-Madison Learning Sciences program area.
Phone: (608) 265-4772
Office: 270A Education
Current ProjectsConnecting Educators and Evidence through Data
Completed ProjectsData-Driven Instructional Systems Accessing How School Leaders Develop Local Capacity to Use Data to Influence Instruction
Developing and Validating the Next Generation of Leadership Evaluation Tools: Formative Assessment for High-Stakes Accountability (CALL)
Tracking the Processes of Data Driven Decision Making in Higher Education
Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network)
Personalization in Practice (PIP)