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Stokes, Laura – Inverness Research, 2019
The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (CFTL) at WestEd led the Teacher Practice Networks (TPN) initiative for five years, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Initial rounds of Gates funding supported 21 education improvement organizations in disseminating standards-based resources around the nation. Later rounds…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Program Effectiveness
Mitchell, Heather; Phillips, Michelle; Stokes, Laura – Inverness Research, 2019
The story of the Teacher Institute's NIH-SEPA grant is about evolution and lessons learned in the time of NGSS. This final report is in four modules. Module 1 provides background, a summary of key takeaways from the evaluation, and an overview of Modules 2, 3, and 4. Module 2 summarizes why and how the Teacher Institute's NIH-SEPA work evolved…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Academic Standards, Teaching Methods
St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2018
The Research+Practice Collaboratory provides a compelling case that illustrates the ways in which the collaboratory structure--which is distinct from partnerships, centers, consortia, and other common structures--can make Grand Challenges in education "investable." The collaboratory structure, we suggest, has features that allow…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, Research and Development
Stokes, L.; Carroll, B.; Helms, J. V.; Mitchell, H.; Phillips, M.; St. John, M.; Tambe, P. – Inverness Research, 2018
This is the executive summary of the report, "Combining Researchers' and Practitioners' Intelligences for STEM Improvement: A Study of the Local Labs of the Research and Practice Collaboratory." The Research and Practice Collaboratory (RPC) supported projects in three states--California, Maine, and Washington--that had the function of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, STEM Education, Educational Improvement
Stokes, Laura; Carroll, Becky; Helms, Jenifer V.; Mitchell, Heather; Phillips, Michelle; St. John, Mark; Tambe, Pamela – Inverness Research, 2018
The Research and Practice Collaboratory (RPC) supported projects in three states--California, Maine, and Washington--that had the function of serving as "Local Labs" for the RPC. While these labs worked independently on specific, local STEM improvement problems, RPC leaders held themselves to shared conjectures (cite) about their work…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, STEM Education, Educational Improvement
Stokes, Laura; Helms, Jenifer V.; Lopez, Laurie Miller – Inverness Research, 2017
Supported by a four-year grant, the Science-rich Education Institution (SREI) Learning Community was created to provide professional learning opportunities for informal science educators who frequently do the same for formal educators, but rarely have the opportunity to focus on their own learning. This paper outlines the story of the SREI…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
Stokes, Laura; Heenan, Barbara; Houghton, Nina; Ramage, Katherine; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2017
In a two-year time span, 2013-14 through 2015-16, the National Writing Project's College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) achieved significant results in an independent, intent-to-treat, randomized controlled study. Middle and high school teachers in high-poverty rural districts in ten states changed their practices in response to the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Writing Instruction, National Programs, Middle School Teachers
Heenan, Barbara; Houghton, Nina; Ramage, Katherine; St. John, Mark; Stokes, Laura – Inverness Research, 2017
The National Writing Project (NWP) received an Investing in Innovation grant in 2012 designed to provide 7-10th grade teachers in high-poverty, low-achieving rural school districts with professional development. The goal of the NWP effort, the College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP), was to enhance teachers' capacity to teach…
Descriptors: Poverty, School Districts, Disadvantaged Schools, Program Descriptions
Stokes, Laura; Heenan, Barbara; Houghton, Nina; Ramage, Katherine; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2017
The development of teacher leadership is a core function of the National Writing Project. To date, studies of teacher leadership in the NWP have focused on program participants in the Invitational Leadership Institutes. The College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) offers a setting for the study of teacher leadership in the context of…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Persuasive Discourse, Writing Instruction, Rural Schools
Inverness Research, 2016
In facilities throughout the United States and abroad, communities of scientists share infrastructure, instrumentation, and equipment to conduct scientific research. In these large facilities--laboratories, accelerators, telescope arrays, and research vessels--scientists are researching key questions that have the potential to make a significant…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Case Studies
Inverness Research, 2016
For the past five years, the education and outreach effort of the Sanford Underground Research Facility has been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to plan, develop, prototype, and prioritize the suite of educational outreach activities of the lab. Now known as the Sanford Science Education Center (SSEC), education and…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Case Studies
Phillips, Michelle – Inverness Research, 2015
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) represents a partnership between NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The observatory itself is a Boeing 747 SP that has been modified to serve as the world's largest airborne research observatory. The SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program is a component of SOFIA's…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Faculty Development, Partnerships in Education, STEM Education
St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2014
The Algebra Project DR K-12, funded by the National Science Foundation as a Research and Development Project, addressed the challenge of offering significant STEM content for students to ensure public literacy and workforce readiness. The project's primary purpose was to test the feasibility and effectiveness of a model for establishing four-year…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Algebra, Demonstration Programs, Cohort Analysis
St. John, Mark; Castori, Pam – Inverness Research, 2014
The Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) is a program that seeks to develop a skilled local STEM workforce to meet the needs of Hawai'i's growing high-tech industry. Launched as an internship program in 2002, AWI is the result of a long-term collaboration among the University of California Santa Cruz's Institute for Scientist and Engineer Educators…
Descriptors: Program Design, Program Descriptions, Educational Development, Labor Force Development
St. John, Mark; Castori, Pam – Inverness Research, 2014
This brief presents a third party, external perspective on the Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI), highlighting some of the contributions of the initiative over the last ten years. AWI is a program that seeks to develop a skilled local STEM workforce to meet the needs of Hawai'i's growing high-tech industry. It began as an internship program…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, STEM Education, Skill Development, Job Skills
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