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Core Value in Action: Learning Collaboratively

October 13, 2017

At Mills Teacher Scholars, we engage teachers in building professional learning partnerships that fuel innovative instruction. The transformation at OUSD’s Life Academy High School shows this core value in action. In a district effort to improve teacher retention...

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Core Value in Action: Engaging Curiosity

October 13, 2017

At Mills Teacher Scholars, we support our partner teachers to build their inquiry stance, allowing questions and curiosity to drive instructional improvement. Kindergarten teacher scholar Brook Pessin-Whedbee’s inquiry journey is an example of this core value in action.

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The Power of the Collective

September 18, 2017

Is This Making a Difference for Students? Researcher John Hattie’s latest meta-analysis of factors that influence student achievement has some new and familiar insights into the question of what makes a difference for...

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Program Highlight: Mills Teacher Scholars Summer Institute 2017

August 3, 2017

In June, sixteen teachers, coaches, and school and district leaders from five East Bay districts participated in the 2017 Mills Teacher Scholars Summer Institute. Over the course of this three-day workshop, participants deepened their understanding of the conditions necessary to...

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The Impact of Teacher-Led Collaborative Inquiry

June 13, 2017

Our multi-faceted evaluation approach includes participant surveys, teacher learning data analysis, and principal interviews. We strive to understand the impact of collaborative inquiry on: Students’ learning Teachers’ instruction Quality of collaboration with colleagues In 2016-17, 91% of participating teachers...