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Mills Teacher-Scholars to Present Progress, Successes

Oakland, CA–February 17, 2012 The work of the Mills Teacher Scholars Group, which is at the heart of addressing top priorities in the local district and nationwide, will be showcased during an event attended by educational leaders including Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Tony Smith on February 21.

The Mills Teacher Scholars Group is answering the call heard last year from the Oakland School District for improved professional development for teachers. They have also become part of a conversation that has recently been taking place across the nation about focusing more on student work in making evidence-based decisions related to the improvement of teaching practices. The educators will share what they have learned during their presentations. The group was recently highlighted during a show on KALW as an example of what is working well in public education.

For 20 years, the Mills Teacher Scholars Group has built communities of Bay Area teachers committed to understanding student learning and improving teaching. The 90 educators currently in this program of the Mills College School of Education meet monthly to analyze student work data and see what is impacting student learning, and to use their new understandings to guide instructional decisions.

Mills Teacher Scholars Group Work-in-Progress Presentations
Tuesday, February 21
5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Gathering Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd.


Last Updated: 2/17/12