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Strategic Inquiry Media and Resources

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Strategic Inquiry: Starting Small for Big Results in Education (Harvard Education Press, 2013)

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    Books & book chapters

Strategic Inquiry is an innovative model for promoting teacher collaboration around identifying specific “learning gaps” that keep struggling students from succeeding. Gaps may include anything from the proper use of commas and conjunctions to concepts such as “slope” in math. The authors argue that addressing these critical learning gaps can lead to big changes in …

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The Writing Revolution (The Atlantic, October 2012)

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    Articles

For years, nothing seemed capable of turning around New Dorp High School’s dismal performance—not firing bad teachers, not flashy education technology, not after-school programs. So, faced with closure, the school’s principal went all-in on a very specific curriculum reform, placing an overwhelming focus on teaching the basics of analytic writing, every day, in virtually every …

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Inquiry-based School Reform: Lessons from SAM in NYC (Stanford University, Jan 2012)

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    Evaluations

Final SAM Evaluation Report

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Developing School Capacity for Inquiry-based Improvement: Progress, Challenges, and Resources (Stanford University, Nov 2010)

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    Evaluations

3rd interim SAM evaluation report 

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Starting Small for Big School Improvement (Principal Leadership, April 2010)

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    Articles

In the Scaffolded Apprenticeship Model (SAM), a school improvement strategy in place in New York City; Boston, MA; and Oakland, CA, teacher teams improve their schools by studying and closing high-leverage learning gaps for small groups of struggling students as a strategy for systemic change. SAM’s goal is for each school to continually expand its …

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Leadership Development and School Reform through the Scaffolded Apprenticeship Model (SAM) (Stanford University, Oct 2009)

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    Evaluations

2nd interim SAM evaluation report

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Children First Intensive Inquiry Team Handbook (NYC DOE, July 2008)

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    Books & book chapters

The purpose of this handbook is to introduce members of Inquiry Teams, or anyone interested in understanding New York City’s Inquiry Teams, to the basic concepts and processes related to this work. It describes the thinking behind the choice to implement Inquiry Teams as a key element of New York City’s strategy for school improvement, …

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Leading School Improvement with Data: A Theory of Action to Extend the Sphere of Student Success (Stanford University, March 2008)

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    Evaluations

1st interim SAM evaluation report

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