Program Highlights

Program Highlight: Mills Teacher Scholars Summer Institute 2017

August 3, 2017

In June, sixteen teachers, coaches, and school and district leaders from five East Bay districts participated in the 2017 Mills Teacher Scholars Summer Institute. Over the course of this three-day workshop, participants deepened their understanding of the conditions necessary to...

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The Impact of Teacher-Led Collaborative Inquiry

June 13, 2017

Our multi-faceted evaluation approach includes participant surveys, teacher learning data analysis, and principal interviews. We strive to understand the impact of collaborative inquiry on: Students’ learning Teachers’ instruction Quality of collaboration with colleagues In 2016-17, 91% of participating teachers...

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Unlocking Uncertainties at Oakland Tech

May 18, 2017

At Oakland Tech High School, 17 ninth-grade teachers are wrapping up their first year of collaborative inquiry work with Mills Teacher Scholars. Comprised of both new and veteran teachers, this cross-disciplinary group met monthly to investigate questions and dilemmas...


Mills Teacher Scholars Featured in EdWeek

May 15, 2017

Mills Teacher Scholars support of the OUSD Social and Emotional Learning Teacher Scholars was featured in EdWeek earlier this month in an article entitled “Teachers Weave Social-Emotional Learning Into Academics.”  ...

Program Highlights

A Principal Learns Alongside Teachers

April 27, 2017

An essential component to establishing an adult learning culture in schools is the leader modeling a learning stance alongside their staff. At Mills Teacher Scholars partner site Montalvin Elementary in West Contra Costa Unified, principal Katherine Acosta-Verprauskus is...