Francesca Forzani

Deputy Director, TeachingWorks

Contact

734-647-2446

Location

Room 1005 H
610 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259

Francesca Forzani is the associate director of TeachingWorks. She has spent the past seven years collaborating with colleagues to redesign the teacher education programs at the University of Michigan and studying reform initiatives in teacher education. Her research focuses on identifying instructional practices that are essential to competent beginning instruction and on the implementation of reform in teacher education. She is particularly interested in the development of a common language for studying and teaching instructional practice and on identifying resources that support practice-focused teacher training. Before coming to Michigan, she taught high school English for four years in Greenville, Mississippi, where she was a Teach for America corps member. She also served as a teacher educator for three years in Teach for America’s summer training institute and for a year in Teach First’s summer institute in London, U.K. Forzani holds a BA in English from Smith College and a master’s degree in public policy and a PhD in education policy from the University of Michigan.

Grants

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Jan 01, 2020
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Aug 31, 2021
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Dec 02, 2018
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Feb 29, 2020
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Sep 01, 2018
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Feb 28, 2021
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Feb 29, 2020
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Aug 31, 2017
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Jun 30, 2014
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Nov 30, 2012