Learning Lab is a seven-month program designed to guide participating teams through the process of initiating and launching their own networked improvement community (NIC). Participants develop their knowledge of a set of tools and processes by applying them to their own work with guidance from Carnegie Foundation faculty. A sampling of past participants’ focus areas include:
- Student agency and growth mindset in mathematics
- Successful completion of advanced STEM courses
- Recruitment and retention of early career teachers
- Improving third-grade literacy
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- Execute foundational activities to initiate a NIC (i.e., chartering)
- Apply NIC developmental theory to your work
- Launch a NIC with a plan for roles, structures, routines, and desired cultural norms
It is important that teams have consistent team member participation for the duration of the program. Teams attending Learning Lab should be comprised of four members in the following roles:
Learning Lab is a seven-month commitment. There will be four in-person workshops for 2.5 days each. During the time between workshops, teams should be prepared to dedicate focused effort to Learning Lab-related work. When deciding to participate in Learning Lab, it is important that a team is:
IS LEARNING LAB RIGHT FOR YOUR TEAM?
Due to the advanced nature and time commitment of this course, we require an introductory call to ensure that this course is the right fit for your team. Please complete as much of this form as possible and we will schedule a call with you. If you have questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.