Our 2014 Teacher Inquiry in Action Forum was a success! Over 250 teachers, district administrators, district coaches, foundation program officers, college faculty, and school-site parents from across the Bay Area enjoyed the poster and breakout sessions, learning from teacher scholars who have spent the academic year immersed in systematic inquiry around an area of their teaching practice.
The event started with a poster session in which attendees could learn about the range of inquiry projects, mingle, and dialogue with teacher scholars.
Among the evening’s guests were many Bay Area teachers, faculty from local schools of education, the Superintendent of Berkeley Unified School District and district office personnel from the Oakland Unified School District. Here, Emery Unified teacher scholar Malcolm Waugh discusses building students’ collaborative discussion skills with Mary Hurley, Coordinator for SEL and Leadership Development at Oakland Unified School District.
Breakout sessions featured presentations by individual teacher scholars and school site teacher scholar panels. In this photo, Korematsu Discovery Academy teachers (OUSD) discuss using a student centered approach to writing instruction
A standing room only crowd filled the room to hear these New Highland Academy (OUSD) teacher scholars discuss their inquiry work around helping students with developing claims and supporting these claims with evidence.
Berkeley Unified teachers from Rosa Parks Elementary shared how they used technology to gather data to better understand students’ math reasoning skills.
As one of our audience members reflected, the power of the event was “hearing DIRECTLY from teachers about REAL research, thinking, and ideas about teaching.”
We look forward to sharing the work of our incredibly thoughtful and dedicated teacher scholars at next year’s Teacher Inquiry in Action Forum.