Bold Ventures: Volume 2 Case Studies of U.S. Innovations in by Senta A. Raizen (auth.), Senta A. Raizen, Edward D. Britton

By Senta A. Raizen (auth.), Senta A. Raizen, Edward D. Britton (eds.)

This booklet offers finished effects from case reports of 5 recommendations in technology schooling that experience a lot to supply towards realizing present reforms during this box. every one bankruptcy tells the tale of a case in wealthy element, with vast documentation, and within the voices of the various participants-the innovators, the lecturers, the scholars. equally, quantity three of daring Ventures pre­ sents the implications from case stories of 5 strategies in arithmetic schooling. quantity 1 presents a cross-case research of all 8 concepts. Many U.S. readers definitely may be very accustomed to the identify of no less than one if now not all the technology options mentioned during this volume-for instance, venture 2061-and most likely with their normal substance. a lot of the schooling community's familiarity with those arises from the initiatives' personal dissemination efforts. The learn said during this quantity, even if, is among the few specific reviews of those options undertaken through researchers outdoors the initiatives them­ selves. all the 5 reviews used to be a large-scale attempt regarding groups of researchers over 3 years. those groups analyzed many files, attended quite a few severe venture conferences, visited a number of websites, performed dozens of person interviews. The group leaders (Atkin, Huberman, Rowe), having spent a lot time with technological know-how schooling over lengthy careers, checked out those concepts via many lenses. It used to be a frightening activity for every group to sift throughout the mountains of aspect so one can convey the main compelling subject matters to the surface.

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Its size has also won it influence in the assessment community, such as with the Educational Testing Service's development of the National Teacher Exam (NTE) for science teachers. Stage recounts: 20 Changing Science Teaching in California So the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing said it wouldn't buy the NTE unless the NTE changed to reflect California's changed notion of the subject area ... You want to talk about leverage! You want to talk about farreaching effects. You sit there at Princeton, and you see these people who look scared because if your customer who accounts for 15 percent of your sales is bailing all of a sudden ...

Throughout the process of program implementation and staff development, the network leadership tries to help teachers and administrators understand that long-lasting change is difficult, that it "hurts," and that it takes time. Structure Versus Flexibility. CSIN has been criticized for being highly centralized, monolithic, and excessively formal. A rigid model is implied by PEM and the content matrix. Every school has a staff developer or lead teacher, and most schools go through two phases-CSIN Levelland CSIN 2.

In tum, direct reliance on CSIN in the Framework gave the network added prestige and direction. DiRanna explains: It became an enormous selling point for people to join the network because [CSIN] was in the Framework. Here is a major push. If we weren't in the Framework we would never have gotten the push ... CSIN's primary job was to translate what the philosophy and goals of the Framework look like at your school. The Implementation Process Schoolwide Change. Before CSIN, the almost universal model of professional development in elementary school science had been to create opportunities for teachers to hear from well-recognized speakers who had provocative ideas, usually by attending a lecture or a one- or two-day workshop.

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