In July 2018, we launched our inaugural cohort of Modern Classroom Fellows with a week-long "Building the Modern Classroom" workshop in Washington, DC. These Fellows include English, Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers, who teach at public middle and high schools in the District of Columbia and Fairfax County. At the end of the workshop, Fellows were asked to rate their level of agreement with the statements below.
We’ve also collected data from Modern Classrooms students and teachers at both the start and mid-point of the 2018-2019 school year. Halfway through the school year, we found that our practices had made statistically significant impacts on both students and teachers, as compared to their prior experiences in traditional settings:
The full results of that analysis, conducted by the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University, are available here.
In participants' own words...
“This training was so solutions oriented and collaborative! It was a great space for real conversations and questions about pedagogy.” — Grace, English teacher
“If I could tell teachers about this training, I would tell them DO IT... RIGHT NOW. Your thoughts about and methods of teaching will change forever.” — Angel, science teacher
“All teachers should complete this training, and all administrators should have their teachers complete it.” — Michael, 23-year math teacher
“The training was sound and effective. I haven't been this excited to start the school year in many years. Now I have to get to work! —Matt, social studies teacher