three sessions | 1-2 pm, jan. 21, March 4, April 15

Using place-based data to understand social, emotional, and learning environments

Generation Next and Minnesota Compass will share insights from the initial research across three convenings in early 2021.

Participants will gain practical insights into and contribute to the understanding of the social, emotional, and learning environments of different Twin Cities neighborhoods. They will begin to see how the practice of using data to accurately represent community assets can aid in their efforts to support lifelong learning for all our young people from early childhood through high school and beyond.

The first two sessions will focus on specific angles through which to view communities. The final convening will serve as a capstone for integrating community perspectives in developing a clear through-line for effectively connecting individual, neighborhood, and systems data. 

Session 1: January 21, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 PM 
Geographic mobility and educational attainment will highlight neighborhood-level data to explore housing stability and parental educational outcomes as environmental factors for possible impacts on early learning.

Session 2: March 4, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 PM 
Intergenerational households and school enrollment will examine how the roles of extended family and active demonstrations of family commitment to lifelong learning manifest at a neighborhood-level as critical factors influencing early childhood outcomes.

Session 3: April 15, 2021 , 1:00 - 2:00 PM 
Community perspectives on data, achievement and opportunity will center on community knowledge, skills and expertise in making meaning from data-based approaches to creating, supporting, and sustaining healthy social, emotional, and learning environments where all children, families, and neighborhoods flourish and thrive.

register for the second convening   

three sessions | 10 am to 12 pm, Feb. 19, March 12, April 16

Wilder Research Training Series: Helping Greater Minnesota Make Data-Informed Decisions

Wilder Research is offering this three-part online training series to help organizations in greater Minnesota learn how to use data to make decisions to improve programs, services, and outcomes for the people they serve. Participants will learn to use practical tools and activities to build knowledge and capacity to make data-informed decisions to plan for the future, set better policy, and ensure wise use of resources.

  • Session 1 - Identify the decision you want to make
    Friday, February 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Session 2 - Identify and practice using tools to facilitate data-informed solutions to our problems
    Friday, March 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Session 3 - Improving our work and telling our story
    Friday, April 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

SORRY, the series is full and registration has closed. To be added to a waitlist, email