Oakland Unified School District

Lincoln Elementary (2019-20)

Transitioning — In its third year of partnership, teachers are using inquiry to understand the intersection between Social Emotional Learning and academic learning within the writing workshop instructional routines.

OUSD Newcomers Group (2019-20)

Sustaining — In its fifth year of partnership, Newcomers Group has transitioned into a sustaining model in which the department lead and teacher leaders facilitate the inquiry group with planning support from Mills Teacher Scholars. The Newcomers Group uses inquiry to design experiences that improve Newcomer student learning.

OUSD Computer Science Department (2019-20)

Sustaining — In its fourth year of partnership, the Computer Science Group is developing a shared understanding of cross-grade student computer science success, deepening collaboration to achieve equitable outcomes for all students and foster the professional community within the department.

OUSD Social and Emotional Learning Group (2019-20)

In its seventh year of partnership, the Social Emotional Learning Group is a supported, structured space for the OUSD SEL Lead Learners to understand and refine their leadership of SEL integration at their school sites. The SEL Lead Learners engage in collaborative inquiry around routine, high-leverage classroom practices and serve as models at their sites of how to intentionally reflect on their effectiveness at integrating SEL into academic learning.

OUSD Expanded Learning Department All Leaders (2019-20)

In its second year of partnership, district, site, and agency leaders are using collaborative inquiry to revise their Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process so that it authentically supports ongoing, data-based, site-driven program improvement to nurture the whole child across the school day.