Harvard Grad School of Ed Debuts Online Data Wise Institute
The Harvard Graduate School of Education has launched an online version of its Data Wise Leadership Institute.
Data Wise Leadership Institute is a week-long intensive program that
teaches the 8-step Data Wise Improvement Process for using data from
standardized tests, student work, teacher observations and other
sources with the goal of improving classroom instruction and, ideally,
student outcomes. The institute first launched 10 years ago, and is now
available online. The online institute has lower tuition than the
on-campus program and eliminates additional airfare and lodging costs.
The program is based on the book, Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results To Improve Teaching and Learning, and includes video mini-lessons, detailed meeting agendas and live online sessions with Harvard faculty and a Data Wise coach.
Learning objectives for the Data Wise Leadership Institute include:
- Understanding the Data Wise Improvement Process;
- Cultivating habits that can improve the effectiveness of teams and help foster a supportive culture of continuous improvement;
- Experiencing more than 10 protocols for engaging faculty in collaborative inquiry; and
- Creating a plan for integrating the Data Wise Improvement Process.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education also offers the Data Wise in Action Program online for teams that have completed the Data Wise Leadership
Institute. The four-month Action program is designed to support teams
as they implement the 8-step Data Wise Improvement Process.
Data Wise Leadership Institute is being held online August 1-5,
2016 and is accepting applications through July 1. Further information
can be found on the Harvard Graduate School of Education's site.
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