Teacher Scholar Voices

Problem Solving in Computer Science: What Does It Really Mean?

December 16, 2019 | Sonia Spindt

A Daunting Challenge Many of my students complain when asked to read technical literature, despite my efforts to make it fun and relevant. Especially in my most advanced computer science class, it becomes difficult to use material that...

Program Highlights

Practicing Public Learning

December 16, 2019

To create an adult learning culture in the service of every student, the process of learning must be visible and valued across all levels of the organization. Why practice public learning? So often, in an effort to...

Program Highlights

Expanded Learning

November 19, 2019

On a clear October morning, 100 Oakland Expanded Learning site coordinators and agency directors gathered on the Mills College campus to collectively explore the question “What do we mean by quality?” Under the leadership of Martha...


What does supportive challenge sound like?

November 11, 2019

Updated July 20, 2021 While conversations about planning and assessment are common, our partner teachers and leaders consistently report that learning conversations involving questioning a colleague’s idea or tackling a deeper purpose together are rare. In addition, there is often...