School of Education Research Colloquium: Organizing Schools for Improvement and Learning to Improve—Lessons Learned
James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23284
Anthony S. Bryk, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching at Stanford University, discusses how a process of disciplined inquiry can be combined with the use of networks to identify, adapt and successfully scale up promising interventions in education. Rather than "implementing fast and learning slow," he believes educators should adopt a more rigorous approach to improvement that allows the field to "learn fast to implement well."
The event is free and open to the public, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone please call the VCU Libraries events office at (804) 828-1105 prior to Jan. 25.
Registration is now closed.
About the Speaker
Anthony S. Bryk is the ninth president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he is leading work on transforming educational research and development, more closely joining researchers and practitioners to improve teaching and learning. Formerly, he held the Spencer chair in organizational studies in the School of Education and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 2004 until assuming Carnegie's presidency in September 2008. He came to Stanford from the University of Chicago where he was the Marshall Field IV professor of urban education in the sociology department, and where he helped found the Center for Urban School Improvement, which supports reform efforts in the Chicago Public Schools. He also created the Consortium on Chicago School Research, a federation of research groups that have produced a range of studies to advance and assess urban school reform.