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The COVID-19 crisis presented schools with a challenge that few were prepared to meet. Even among schools that had already explored online learning, the complexities of suddenly shifting all teaching online overwhelmed existing mechanisms.
As schools continue to leverage enhanced technology and new approaches, training and reflection are required to effectively apply these innovations. The context of the COVID-19 pandemic creates a unique opportunity to provide school leadership with an introduction to the toolset of education research, such that they can address key challenges while simultaneously improving learning by:
- Focusing technology use on the most pressing teaching and learning questions;
- Developing research to inform planning and evaluate outcomes;
- Communicating research results effectively to a wide community of stakeholders, while simultaneously mediating student and teacher voices.
Over a month-long professional learning experience, the Building Microscopes for Reflection project allows K-12 school leaders - superintendents, principals, heads of school - to work alongside researchers and data scientists to develop a simple toolset to accomplish these tasks.