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University of Iowa to offer MFA in Spanish creative writing

on November 1st, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

Beginning in Spring 2012 the University of Iowa will offer an Master of Fine Arts degree in Spanish creative writing. The new program is one of only three in the nation, with the others being the University of Texas, El Paso and New York University. The UI program director, Ana…

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Instructional Rounds: A Powerful Reform Strategy

on September 29th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

Collaboration, networking, school improvement, instructional support, a collaborative learning culture, knowledge building, and rigorous and relevant teaching—these are all attributes and practices school reformers strive for by awarding funds, promulgating rules, instituting strategic plans, launching training initiatives, and extending promises to stakeholders. One approach that truly advances all of these…

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Summary of The Knowledge Garage: Redesigning Education R&D to Transform Learning

on August 10th, 2009 in Education R&D, Innovation by | No Comments

Download the Full White Paper (PDF) Download the Summary (PDF) Executive Summary Education R&D has its passionate advocates, to be sure, but even they would be hard pressed to argue that the topic conjures up visions of unbridled creativity, free flowing inventiveness, and audacious risk-taking—at least at first glance. This…

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