The Tarrant Institute Learning Lab:
- A year-long, credit-bearing practicum that stays rooted in the day-to-day reality of what’s happening right now for you and your learners.
- A networked community of educators, who partner with each other and their students to pursue timely questions and share their findings with each other and the field. What, exactly, are teachers and students doing in settings that are becoming increasingly student-centered? How might our findings be helpful to each other, our colleagues, and the field of education in general?
- A chance to receive ongoing, timely, and expert coaching from instructors, Susan Hennessey and Bill Rich, and the remarkable educators who are part of this year’s cohort.
- A wide range of optional asynchronous and synchronous opportunities to access resources, experiences, and experts throughout the year.
"The learning lab experience, rooted in an intentional community of trust and respect, inspires Vermont educators to accelerate innovation by opening up their classrooms and tapping into the collective wisdom of the group. Our educators aren't only sharing the shiny, perfect parts, but also the crash-and-burn moments. And it's this "straight talk" approach that is catalyzing change across our network." (Getting Site Visits Right - Learning Labs that Lead to Deeper Learning, EdSurge 2018)
We invite virtual participation from out-of-state, as well as combining in-person and virtual participation from around Vermont. What does your ideal professional learning network look like?