College of William & Mary

For An Evaluation Of The School Retool Project

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    12 Months
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The College of William and Mary's School of Education focuses on the connections with public schools and professional organizations, with a priority of translating theory to practice. This grant will enable researchers to study the key elements of School Retool, a professional development program that builds educational leaders' mindset to use "do it yourself" approaches to begin to develop schools focused on deeper learning outcomes. This project will enable the program to test several key theories of diffusion embedded in the School Retool approach.
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