Organizing to Learn Practice: Teacher Learning in Classroom-Focused Professional Development

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Sep 01, 2016

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Sep 01, 2020
Funding Agency
National Science Foundation
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The Organizing to Learn Practice (O2LP) project, led by Meghan Shaughnessy (PI), Nicole Garcia, (co-PI), and Deborah Loewenberg Ball, (co-PI), has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project seeks to address the challenge of supporting the learning of practice by designing and studying an approach to professional development, situated in a common "live" case of elementary mathematics instruction. The approach uses this classroom as a "common text" for working on practice, where participants are not only watching and discussing, but are engaged in developing and learning practice. Through this project, it will be possible to learn more about 1) how teachers’ learning in this setting is used in their own classrooms and 2) whether it is possible to make this type of opportunity available to more teachers using technology-supported distance learning.

Primary Investigator(s)

Research Specialist Lead; Lecturer IV
Arthur F Thurnau Professor; William H Payne Collegiate Professor of Education; Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Chief Program Officer; Intermittent Lecturer in Teacher Education

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