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Vanessa Vega profile

Vanessa Vega

Former Edutopia Senior Manager of Research

At Edutopia, I worked on bridging research and practice throughout the site, and making research useful for practitioners. I investigate innovative and scalable practices in teaching and learning through our award-winning Schools That Work video series, Core Strategy Research Reviews, blogs, and infographics. Prior to Edutopia, I was a lecturer in Media Studies at UC Berkeley, and a researcher with the Center for Learning in Informal and Formal Environments at Stanford, where I studied impacts of media-multitasking on youth learning, advertising to children, and physiological underpinnings of social learning from video media. I'm passionate about increasing educational opportunities, and leveraging digital media to support knowledge-sharing and collaboration among K12 educators, administrators, researchers, and community stakeholders.

Integrated Studies Research Review (4 pages)

Teacher Development and Leadership Research Review (5 pages)

Technology Integration Research Review (5 pages)

Project Based Learning Research Review (5 pages)

Social and Emotional Learning Research Review (4 pages)

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Schools That Work Case Study of Expanded Learning Time at Edwards Middle School

Schools That Work Case Study on Social and Emotional Learning at Mt. Desert Elementary

Schools That Work Case Study on Global Competence at John Stanford International School

Schools That Work Case Study on Collaborative Learning at College Prep Academy

Schools That Work Case Study on Engaging Students in STEM Learning at MC2 Stem School

Schools That Work Case Study of Arts Integration at Wiley Bates Middle School

Schools That Work Case Study of 100% Project-based Learning Manor New Tech High School

Schools That Work Case Study of Financial Literacy at Ariel Academy

Schools That Work Case Study of Schoolwide Meditation at Visitacion Valley Middle School

Schools That Work Case Study of Cochrane Collegiate Academy

STEM Infographic

Financial Literacy Infographic

Meditation Infographic

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  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning Research Review: Annotated Bibliography

    Dig deeper into the specific articles, studies, and reports included in our social emotional research review.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning Research Review

    Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students' academic performance. Edutopia's SEL research review explores those reports and helps make sense of the results.
  • Integrated Studies

    Integrated Studies Research Review

    Learn why and how integrated studies can be effective and get recommendations for evidence-based practices and programs.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Project-Based Learning Research Review

    What the research says about aspects of project-based learning ranging from implementation to learning outcomes.
  • Teacher Development

    Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

    How can you get the best out of your teachers and improve student learning? Edutopia's research analyst explains some of the best practices found by researchers to help ensure educator growth and success
  • Technology Integration

    Technology Integration Research Review

    Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning Research Review: Evidence-Based Programs

    Choosing the best program to implement social and emotional learning in your school can be daunting. Edutopia's research analyst Vanessa Vega recommends these research-proven programs.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Project-Based Learning Research Review: Evidence-Based Components of Success

    There are some critical elements to consider when applying project-based learning in the classroom -- here are some recommendations for research-proven steps.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Project-Based Learning Research: Annotated Bibliography

    Dig deeper into the specific articles, studies, and reports included in our project-based learning research review.
  • Technology Integration

    Technology Integration Research Review: Annotated Bibliography

    Dig deeper into the specific articles, studies, and reports included in our technology integration research review.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Integrated Studies Research Review: Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

    Evidence points to seven key approaches to integrating curricula that have been shown to be effective.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Project-Based Learning Research Review: Best Practices Across Disciplines

    What does project-based learning look like in math, science, or economics? On this page you'll find concrete examples of successful projects in specific subjects.
  • Assessment

    Comprehensive Assessment Research Review

    Discover the key comprehensive assessment practices that have been shown by extensive research to promote learning.
  • Technology Integration

    Technology Integration Research Review: Additional Tools and Programs

    Technology tools also have value beyond teaching the core curriculum. Here are our recommendations for research-proven tech tools that can enable more comprehensive assessment and better collaborative discussions. We also explore the best resources for teaching digital literacy in the classroom.