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The Saginaw Teacher Study Group Movement: From Pilot to Districtwide Study Groups in Four Years

By: Mary Weaver, Mary Calliari, Janet Rentsch
Publication: National Writing Project At Work
Date: March 2005

Summary: The authors describe a districtwide approach to teacher-led study groups that resulted in significant changes in teacher practice and student learning as well as leadership development among teacher facilitators.

 

Mary Weaver and Mary Calliari, teacher-consultants at the Saginaw Bay Writing Project in Michigan, describe a districtwide approach to teacher-led study groups that resulted in significant changes in teacher practice and student learning as well as leadership development among teacher facilitators.

In an afterword, Janet Rentsch, co-director of Saginaw Bay Writing Project, focuses on the collaboration between the university and school district that supported the successful program.

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