Inquiry-based learning session draws educators at Michigan high school on Election Day

McREL STEM/GreenSTEM consultant Laura Arndt spent Election Day at Marian High School, a private Catholic school for young women in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, delivering an interactive workshop on inquiry-based learning to faculty and administrators. The session, highlighted in an article in the local news outlet Hometown Life, focused on teaching strategies that promote reasoning and evidence-based problem solving across content areas. Arndt modeled these strategies as participants worked together to analyze text, synthesize data, and participate in learning scenarios that promote reasoning and the use of evidence to make decisions.

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Noteworthy Perspectives: High Reliability Organizations in Education (2011)

In this collection of articles by contributing authors, McREL outlines a case for helping school systems adopt the principles and procedures of high-reliability organizations (HROs) in other industries in order to create high-performing, high-reliability schools and districts. Individual articles include “Becoming the Best in the World at Educating Our Students” and “Best in the World: High Performance with High Reliability” by Jim Eck, “Toward Highly Reliable, High-Quality Public Schooling” by Sam Stringfield, David Reynolds, and Eugene Schaffer, and “High Reliability & Leadership for Educational Change” by Thomas Bellamy.

McREL International. (2011). Noteworthy Perspectives: High Reliability Organizations in Education. Denver, CO: Author.

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