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School-Site Spotlight: Roosevelt Elementary

October 10, 2012

Our first Mills Teacher Scholars School-site partner, Roosevelt Elementary School, has just begun its fourth year of work with our program. Roosevelt teachers recently gathered for their initial meeting, facilitated by their amazing teacher scholar leaders (Cynthia Epps, Wendy Papciak,...

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Teacher Scholars Summer Blog Writing Workshop

July 30, 2012

Mills Teacher Scholars Program Associate Daniela Mantilla facilitated a three- session blog writing workshop for teacher scholars in July. The purpose of the workshop was to support MTS participants to share their inquiry work with a broader audience. We will...

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Teacher Inquiry in Action Forum 2012

July 30, 2012

In June over 175 people attended the Mills Teacher Scholars Inquiry in Action Forum where 40 teacher scholars presented their work. Please check out our video clip of the event. Here’s the link to the video:...

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Alternative Teacher Evaluation: Do We Dare?

May 20, 2012

Written by Daniela Mantilla, Program Associate  (more about Daniela) The national debate on teacher quality has put a spotlight on teacher evaluation—on its importance and the poor state of the status quo in reflecting an evaluation system...

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The Complex Work of Figuring Out What Students Know

April 24, 2012

Written by Carrie Wilson, Executive Director (more about Carrie) After more than a decade of placing far too much emphasis on standardized test results, there is (finally) growing acknowledgement that standardized tests cannot be...