Stories of Change: How K-12 Educators Are Changing Practice

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Dr. Rachel Burstein  
Dr. Diana Lee  

We'll explore how storytelling can propel educators to change practice. We'll read and discuss an article about teacher-researchers written by an EdSurge reporter. We'll discuss the article in the context of our own teaching settings, and leave with ideas about how to develop a plan for teacher-led research in our own classrooms.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: No materials needed.
Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

1. To learn how educators and school communities are shifting practice and serving the whole child during an unprecedented school year

2. To build connections with and learn from a diverse set of educators through a conversation around an EdSurge article

3. To engage with questions that will allow participants to develop an action plan for implementing their own teacher-led research projects


1. Read an EdSurge article about teacher-researchers during the pandemic-shaped school year

2. Moderated discussion to discuss the article

3. Begin to engage with questions to develop an action plan for conducting research in the classroom

Supporting research

We will be reading this article, which includes links to additional materials about teacher-researchers.

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