Case Studies

High quality teaching supports high quality learning

CEL has commissioned research through the University of Washington Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy on its work in partnership with school districts. To request a free copy of the research briefs, contact CEL's office at 206-221-6881 or edlead@u.washington.edu.

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Research Brief 7

Research Brief VII (January 2008)

Balancing Direction and Support
Center for Educational Leadership and Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

This publication summarizes findings from a second interim report on a partnership between CEL and Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.  The study highlights the successes and challenges of the district's implementation of policies, procedures and professional development to support literacy instructional reform efforts.

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Research Brief 6

Research Brief VI (December 2007)

Changing Teacher Beliefs and Instructional Practices

This qualitative analysis as part of a doctorate dissertation describes how high school professional development can change teachers’ instructional practices.

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Research Brief 5

Research Brief V (October 2007)

Learning at Every Level
Center for Educational Leadership and Marysville School District

This qualitative study highlights the partnership between CEL and the Marysville School District to provide learning opportunities for teachers, principals, and district leaders to enhance and practice content-specific instructional strategies.

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Research Brief 4

Research Brief IV (May 2007)

Gaining traction through professional coaching
Center for Educational Leadership and Highline School District

This qualitative analysis of a partnership between CEL and the Highline School District highlights the gains made as a result of an embedded coaching model.

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Research Brief 3

Research Brief III (March 2007)

Improving Instruction: Developing the Knowledge and Skills of School Leaders
Center for Educational Leadership, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District and Marysville School District

This study summarizes results from a collaborative partnership between CEL, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District and Marysville School District to improve instructional leadership, and by extension, classroom instruction.

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Research Brief 2

Research Brief II (February 2007)

Aiming High: Leadership for District-wide Instructional Improvement
Center for Educational Leadership and Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

This publication summarizes findings from research on a partnership between CEL and Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District to support a focus for creating powerful literacy learning opportunities for all students.

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Research Brief 1

Research Brief I (September 2006)

A Partnership for Improving Instruction
Center for Educational Leadership and Highline School District

This qualitative study describes a partnership between CEL and the Highline School District to align district policies, practices, and structures in implementing strategies for powerful classroom instruction.

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