June 17, 2022 Tang Institute
06/17/2022 12:00 AM 06/17/2022 11:59 PM America/New_York Andover Action Research Program

Improving schooling through participatory action research

Educators are invited to apply for a year-long Action Research Program that will be framed by Dr. Rebecca Stilwell, lecturer at the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, and supported by the Tang Institute at Andover. Through this program, a cohort of educators will generate insights into transitions at their schools, and design and implement approaches for better supporting students in their home communities.

This program will begin with an orientation in the afternoon of June 17 at the Reimagining Transitions conference and continue throughout the 2022–2023 academic year. Participants will meet monthly on Zoom to share their learning and deepen the community built during the summer conference. In spring 2023, participating educators will share what they have learned in their action research in a conference at Phillips Academy.

In this first pilot year of the program, a maximum of 12 educators will be selected. Educators who are chosen will be provided a stipend for their work.

Applications are due by Sunday, June 5. To apply, click here.

Expectations

If selected for this program, you will be expected to:

  • Attend an orientation on the afternoon of June 17, following the Reimagining Transitions conference
  • Devote about 1-2 hours per week to your personal action research during the 2022–2023 academic year
  • Participate in once-monthly meetings with fellow researchers and a facilitator from the Tang Institute
  • Participate in quarterly research workshops with Dr. Rebecca Stilwell of the Klingenstein Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Participate in a conference at Phillips Academy in spring 2023
Why Participate

This action research program supports a method of learning and working collaboratively that draws upon teachers’ expertise—including their understanding of context and culture, ability to learn and solve problems, their creativity and empathy and motivation. The program’s structure utilizes these assets in a dynamic, participatory design process to address a specific issue in pragmatic ways. The method is productive at several levels: it reinforces the most efficient and good learning practices and generates immediate improvements that evolve over time and can be applied more widely.

Action Research Program

Action Research Program

Improving schooling through participatory action research

Educators are invited to apply for a year-long Action Research Program that will be framed by Dr. Rebecca Stilwell, lecturer at the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, and supported by the Tang Institute at Andover. Through this program, a cohort of educators will generate insights into transitions at their schools, and design and implement approaches for better supporting students in their home communities.

This program will begin with an orientation in the afternoon of June 17 at the Reimagining Transitions conference and continue throughout the 2022–2023 academic year. Participants will meet monthly on Zoom to share their learning and deepen the community built during the summer conference. In spring 2023, participating educators will share what they have learned in their action research in a conference at Phillips Academy.

In this first pilot year of the program, a maximum of 12 educators will be selected. Educators who are chosen will be provided a stipend for their work.

Applications are due by Sunday, June 5. To apply, click here.

Expectations

If selected for this program, you will be expected to:

  • Attend an orientation on the afternoon of June 17, following the Reimagining Transitions conference
  • Devote about 1-2 hours per week to your personal action research during the 2022–2023 academic year
  • Participate in once-monthly meetings with fellow researchers and a facilitator from the Tang Institute
  • Participate in quarterly research workshops with Dr. Rebecca Stilwell of the Klingenstein Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Participate in a conference at Phillips Academy in spring 2023
Why Participate

This action research program supports a method of learning and working collaboratively that draws upon teachers’ expertise—including their understanding of context and culture, ability to learn and solve problems, their creativity and empathy and motivation. The program’s structure utilizes these assets in a dynamic, participatory design process to address a specific issue in pragmatic ways. The method is productive at several levels: it reinforces the most efficient and good learning practices and generates immediate improvements that evolve over time and can be applied more widely.

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