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.
Dr. Halverson's leadership work develops concepts in distributed leadership, particularly in questions of how school communities build and use artifacts to influence teaching and 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 in technology in schools follows from his work with the Games. Learning and Society research group and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. He led teams to develop and research projects on teacher evaluation video analysis tools, handheld tools for teachers, data visualization tools, and video games for learning. He also writes on the future of schooling and technology.