May 23, 2018/
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New Hampshire offers innovative, successful approaches in competency-based and deeper learning practices and is a model for other states to follow.
Strengthening Student Learning for Success in
College, Career and Civic Life
New Hampshire offers innovative, successful approaches in competency-based and deeper learning practices and is a model for other states to follow. That’s why Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit, is partnering with the NH Learning Initiative, the NH Department of Education, and the National Center for Innovation in Education to understand how work-study practices are being adopted and scaled across the state. We are seeking to understand how certain professional development opportunities impact teachers’ and students’ experiences as they learn to develop, use and assess work-study practices in classrooms. We invite you to join this important study, which offers numerous benefits for your professional development. Please see below for basic details followed by a link for more information.
If you are a NH teacher, school leader, or district official currently engaged in or entering the PACE system, we want you to participate in our study! As a participant, you will:
Why we are doing this:
Research suggests that when students learn specific work-study practices connected to communication, creativity, collaboration, and self-directed learning, they are more likely to experience success in college, career and civic life.
Who is involved:
We are a collaboration of researchers, leaders, and professional development providers with a strong track record of working collaboratively and productively with teachers and districts.
What we are doing:
We are embarking on a series of data collection and analysis activities designed to strengthen and scale research-proven practices to meet the needs of all New Hampshire’s teachers and students.
Where we are workings:
Classrooms and districts that are engaged in the PACE system
When it is happening:
May 2018 – January 2021
How we are operating:
We want to understand how work-study practices are being implemented and scaled so we can help NH and other states build the capacity needed to fully adopt and adapt best practices. Consequently, we will be combining state collected PACE data on work study practices with student and teacher surveys to understand how student outcomes at the classroom level relate to student and teacher experiences in those classrooms. We are interested in what is embedded in classroom practice data vs. what is a part of your classroom activities and assessments. Please note: the study is neither connected to teacher performance evaluations nor will data be used to assess individual student learning outcomes.
What’s your part?
HOW TO JOIN
You can sign up at: http://bit.ly/NHDiffStudy
JFF is a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American labor market through system disruption and innovation at scale. To review JFF’s work with student centered learning research, please visit: studentsatthecenterhub.org/resource/research-collaborative/