Building and Supporting Improvers

In the Carnegie Commons blog, authors Jennifer Russell and Maggie Hannan explore how Networked Improvement Communities (NICs) can build educators’ capacity to use improvement science to learn from practice. Improvement science offers methods to guide disciplined inquiries that generate knowledge to improve practice. Improvement research—the inquiry processes that lie at its core—provides a set of Read more about Building and Supporting Improvers[…]

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Teacher Action Research Prize

The annual Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize recognizes and supports the leadership of teachers who continually work to improve their practice through action research. The School of Management (SOM) Education Leadership Conference is seeking applications from educators who are trying new lessons, modes of content delivery, or types of activities to improve student outcomes. Read more about Teacher Action Research Prize[…]

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Professional Development Transformed

In a recent post in Education Week, Marc Tucker examines the teacher professional development systems in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, British Columbia, and Shanghai. Professional development looks very different in all these places than it typically does in the United States.  It is the main driver of school improvement.  Far from something that takes the Read more about Professional Development Transformed[…]

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2016 Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize [Deadline extended!]

Great teachers routinely innovate by trying new lessons, modes of content delivery, or types of student activities to enrich the educational process. The Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize recognizes and supports the leadership of teachers who continually work to improve their practice through action research. How it Works Develop an intervention to improve student Read more about 2016 Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize [Deadline extended!][…]

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Using the Wisdom of Educators

One of education’s big problems is that the collective wisdom, insights, observations and experience of educators are pretty much squandered. That is to say, millions of educators have figured out important things about what and how to teach under different kinds of conditions — but no system exists for them to contribute their bit of Read more about Using the Wisdom of Educators[…]

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Upcoming (and recorded) Webinars from the Regional Ed Labs

The Regional Education Laboratories offer a number of webinars that are of interest to education reformers. Below, you will find a list of recently recorded webinars as well an upcoming event of interest. Effective School Leaders This webinar explores the role of school leaders in fostering teacher effectiveness and  discusses strategies they can use to Read more about Upcoming (and recorded) Webinars from the Regional Ed Labs[…]

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Teachers as Researchers: Another Mark of Professionalism

On his Education Week blog, Marc Tucker argues that teachers should serve as the agents of education research, not just subjects of it. There is no argument about the need for research in the United States, but Tucker worries that most of it is done by academics not involved in the daily demands of teaching. Read more about Teachers as Researchers: Another Mark of Professionalism[…]

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