This project is designed to study the Partnership for Reform in Secondary Science and Mathematics professional development model. The research on this model will contribute to the knowledge base on professional development through an empirical investigation of the model of supported teacher collaborative inquiry. The research addresses how the interactions amongst Professional Learning Community teachers contribute to new understandings about teaching, learning, and disciplinary content, and whether this translates into changes in classroom practice.
About Me (Bio):
Kennedy is the founding Director of the Science and Mathematics Education Resource Center (SMERC), a partnership of Educational Service District 112, Washington State University Vancouver, and 30 SW Washington School Districts. Kennedy has served as principal investigator on a number of K-12 projects focused on developing leadership (teacher & principal) in mathematics and science including recent work with school based professional learning communities. She is active in supporting reform efforts at the regional and state level. Her current teaching and research interests include school change, leadership, and sustainable program development and implementation.