Stories of Impact


What does it mean to create the conditions for adult learning?

December 14, 2018 | Carrie Wilson

Educational programs and best practice strategies have flooded schools and districts over the past two decades, yet, too often, the promised success is illusory. The effectiveness of programs and strategies to support learning hinges on the strength of both the...

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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...

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UC Davis Evaluation Report

April 25, 2018

In 2016-17, Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd) at UC Davis School of Education was contracted by Mills College to conduct an evaluation of the Mills Teacher Scholars Program. During this program evaluation year, the Mills Teacher Scholars Program was working...

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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...