Monthly Archives: November 2013

EDU 6600: Action Research

Action research creates an opportunity for teachers to be the researchers. The researchers are engaged in identifying problems or questions that exist in their own teaching practice. It involves the teacher analyzing data developed from the assessment of student learning, … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Final Project

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EDU 6600: Professional Portfolios

Professional portfolios serve as a learning tool and documentation of professional growth. The unique aspect of a portfolio is it delivers a product of a teacher’s current knowledge and daily work. At the same time, the portfolio reflects a learning … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Lesson Study and Learning Circles

This week’s module focused on the implementation of two types of job-embedded professional learning: learning circles and lesson study. Both require teachers to work collaboratively to identify problems and discuss strategies for improving student learning. Both identify a sequence of … Continue reading

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EDU 6600: Learning Groups

When teachers work in a collaborative setting they are in charge of their own learning which allows them to focus on the specific needs of their students and apply theory to practice. Professional learning communities, critical friends groups, whole-faculty study … Continue reading

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