True Stories of Collaboration and Inquiry
- Vignettes: Short stories focused on a particular issue of collaborative inquiry inviting readers into conversation.
- Cases: In-depth stories of a group's collaborative inquiry accompanied by a wealth of resources for digging deeper into topics of literacy and capacity building.
This case features a community of practice at Rowland High School, Rowland Heights, California, that studied academic vocabulary during the 2010-2011 school year. Formal support for communities of practice began in the 2009-2010 school year. In 2010-2011, approximately 120 educators (13% of the district’s certificated staff) were members...
When Superintendent Marc Johnson and Deputy Superintendent Rich Smith took on the challenge of turning around their district’s failing schools in 2004, they confronted a culture designed to perpetuate the status quo. Johnson and Smith agreed that nothing short of transforming the district culture would work to improve student success.
It is no surprise to learn that the nation’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiative has taken the K-12 education world by storm. There are three main White House priorities for STEM education: increasing STEM literacy so all students can think critically in these subjects; improving the quality of math and...