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IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT’S HOW YOU KNOW IT

By Nicole Gillespie, Executive Director and CEO

By Nicole Gillespie —Executive Director and CEO Knowles Teacher Initiative August 3, 2017 Originally published on the website of New Jersey Assemblyman Troy Singleton One of the the aspects that I enjoy the …Read More

NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT

  July 21, 2017 Dear Friends of KSTF, Eighteen years after our founding, we at the Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles Foundation are excited to be launching a new …Read More

Forming Teacher Leader Identities

By Melissa Kagle, Senior Research Associate

By Melissa Kagle —Senior Research Associate Knowles Science Teaching Foundation July 7, 2017 While traditional views of schools see leadership as centered primarily on the person occupying the principal’s office, recent organization …Read More

Programming Professional Development at KSTF: How We Made a Code Camp

By Eric Eslinger, Program Officer, Educational Technology

By Eric Eslinger —Program Officer, Educational Technology Knowles Science Teaching Foundation June 12, 2017 In my previous post , I talked about how teachers could use programming not just as the target of instruction, …Read More

Leading from Alongside, Rather than Out in Front: Non-Positional Ways of Being a Teacher Leader

By Roseanne Rostock, Senior Program Officer, Teacher Development

By Roseanne Rostock —Senior Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation June 2, 2017 KSTF supports and prepares Teaching Fellows to become teacher leaders , and we do this from the very beginnings …Read More

Small Moves, Big Impact: Making Space for Student Stories

By Joshuah Thurbee, Program Officer for Teacher Development

By Joshuah Thurbee —Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation March 29, 2017 During the third and fourth years of the five-year KSTF Teaching Fellowship, our overall goal is for Fellows …Read More

Teacher Social Capital and Educational Improvement

By Melissa Kagle, Senior Research Associate, and Jodie Galosy, Lead Senior Research Associate

By Melissa Kagle —Senior Research Associate—and Jodie Galosy —Lead Senior Research Associate Knowles Science Teaching Foundation March 23, 2017 Recent KSTF staff blogs describe how supporting Fellows in building professional community forms a critical …Read More

Engaging as Critical Friends

By Linda Abrams and Joyce Lin, Program Officers for Teacher Development; Michele Cheyne and Roseanne Rostock, Senior Program Officers for Teacher Development; and Jodie Galosy, Lead Senior Research Associate

By  Linda Abrams and  Joyce Lin —Program Officers for Teacher Development; Michele Cheyne and Roseanne Rostock —Senior Program Officers for Teacher Development; and Jodie Galosy —Lead Senior Research Associate Knowles Science Teaching Foundation March 16, 2017 At KSTF, Teaching Fellows …Read More

Computational Literacy is Literacy: Programming Professional Development at KSTF (Part 1: Foundations)

By Eric Eslinger, Program Officer, Educational Technology

By  Eric Eslinger —Program Officer, Educational Technology Knowles Science Teaching Foundation March 8, 2017 There are a number of reasons why a math or science teacher or student might want to learn to …Read More

The Power of Relationships in Becoming Teacher Leaders

By Linda Abrams, Program Officer, Teacher Development

By  Linda Abrams —Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation February 27, 2017 We at KSTF believe that education reform is most potent when it is led by teachers, grounded in …Read More

Practitioner Inquiry and Reclaiming the Teaching Profession (Part Two)

By Nicole Gillespie, Executive Director & CEO

By Nicole Gillespie —Executive Director & CEO Knowles Science Teaching Foundation February 6, 2017 In my previous post on this blog , I wrote about some of the ways in which practitioner inquiry allows teachers to strengthen, …Read More

An Open Letter to Senator Franken

By Lindsay McDowell, Fellow

By Lindsay McDowell Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation February 1, 2017 Dear Senator Franken, I first want to thank you for the direct and relevant questioning you gave Mrs. DeVos during her …Read More

Practitioner Inquiry and Reclaiming the Teaching Profession (Part One)

By Nicole Gillespie, Executive Director & CEO

By Nicole Gillespie —Executive Director & CEO Knowles Science Teaching Foundation January 31, 2017 Teaching has been called America’s most embattled profession , and the fact that we still debate whether it counts as a profession …Read More

STUDYING TEACHER COMMUNITIES: WORKING THROUGH SOME INHERENT CHALLENGES OF INQUIRY

By Linda Abrams, Program Officer for Teacher Development, and Roseanne Rostock, Senior Program Officer for Teacher Development

By Linda Abrams —Program Officer, Teacher Development—and Roseanne Rostock —Senior Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation December 6, 2016 At KSTF, we believe that teachers at all stages of their careers have …Read More

Building Community Through the Use of Protocols

By Ayanna Perry, Program Officer, Teacher Development

By Ayanna Perry Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation November 9, 2016 KSTF staff have seen a proliferation of Professional Learning Communities among teachers. In our work with teachers, we …Read More