Stories of Public Engagement
The Patrick O'Hearn School
A Boston elementary school has enhanced student success through close cooperation with families.
The Pattonville School District
Residents in a school district in Missouri are working with their local schools to tackle emerging educational challenges.
Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD)
BUILD, a local community organizing agency, has helped urban parents set up after-school learning centers and become advocates for their children's learning.
Innovations in Professional Collaboration
Making Teaching Public
Pasadena (CA) High School teachers use a peer-observation process observing one another in their classrooms, then meeting individually and in groups to offer feedback as a way to improve teaching practice and student achievement.
A Community of Learners
At Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH, teachers regularly gather feedback on their teaching practice from peers as well as from students as part of a school-wide effort to make Souhegan a genuine community of learners.
Learning from Student Work
Looking at Student Work: A Window into the Classroom
Teachers at Norview High School in Norfolk, VA, demonstrate the collaborative examination of student work and discuss its value and implications for teaching practice.
Reflecting on Teaching Practice: Student Work, Teacher Work, and Standards
Part I - Mathematics
A tenth-grade math teacher from San Bruno, California, presents a sample of student work from her classroom to a group of teachers, administrators, and a facilitator. The group uses a "Tuning Protocol" to examine this work, to give the teacher feedback, and to discuss its implications for her teaching practice.
Reflecting on Teaching Practice: Student Work and Teacher Work
Part II - Science
Four teachers use a videotape from a fifth-grade classroom to prompt a reflective dialogue about their own teaching and the value of observing other teachers. The group models a conversation in response to a classroom observation and then discusses useful structures for peer observation and debriefing.
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