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ERIC Number: ED568397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-8
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
Case Study III: The University of Washington and Bellevue School District Partnership
Coburn, Cynthia E.; Penuel, William R.; Geil, Kimberly E.
William T. Grant Foundation
This design-research partnership involves learning scientists, design researchers, and graduate students from the Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center and the College of Education at the University of Washington (UW), and district staff, teachers, and students from the Bellevue School District (BSD). The goal of their work is to improve curriculum, increase student achievement, and test design and learning science principles. The partnership has several projects underway. This case study will discuss "Agency in Sustained Problem-Based Inquiry: Learning Science Through and As Innovation." Additional work includes a Knowledge in Action project revising high school AP environmental and government curriculum using project-based learning, and an Investing in Innovation (I3) grant to redesign a high school with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focus. The report is organized into the following brief sections: (1) History; (2) Nature of the Partnership; (3) Challenges; and (4) Benefits. [This case study is a supplement to "Research-Practice Partnerships: A Strategy for Leveraging Research for Educational Improvement in School Districts," ED568396.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: William T. Grant Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Washington