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#FPFinal14 : EduDesign Lab

Posted by Sujata Agrawal

Established Nonprofit

EduDesign Lab (UW INSPIRE Center)

Elham Kazemi

The Big Idea
“We are trying to lead professional development ‘for teachers by teachers’. We are trying to support early-career teachers to come together in the summer and choose a concept to explore, inviting community experts to help them, and partner with a community organization to try out those ideas with the kids so that when they’ve gone back to the classroom they already know how to use those ideas to practice.”

“This endeavor has grown out of a model for teacher education called the “Learning Cycle” that has been researched and adapted over the past 15+ years by faculty across multiple universities. We are interested in finding new ways to make use of what we have learned about how to support teachers to learn and address issues of teacher isolation, retention, career pathways, and leadership development in order to better serve the profession, and the students served by the profession.”