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Organizing to Learn Practice: Teacher Learning in Classroom-Focused Professional Development


Sep 01, 2016


Dec 31, 2022
Funding Agency
National Science Foundation

The Organizing to Learn Practice (O2LP) project, led by Meghan Shaughnessy (PI), Nicole Garcia, (co-PI), and Deborah Loewenberg Ball, (co-PI), has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project seeks to address the challenge of supporting the learning of practice by designing and studying an approach to professional development, situated in a common "live" case of elementary mathematics instruction.


The approach uses this classroom as a "common text" for working on practice, where participants are not only watching and discussing, but are engaged in developing and learning practice. Through this project, it will be possible to learn more about 1) how teachers’ learning in this setting is used in their own classrooms and 2) whether it is possible to make this type of opportunity available to more teachers using technology-supported distance learning.

Primary Investigator(s)

William H. Payne Collegiate Professor of Education and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Marsal Family School of Education; Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Associate Director, TeachingWorks; Intermittent Lecturer in Teacher Education

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