Action Research Findings
There are many effective teaching strategies and many programs extract and compile those strategies to try and define and replicate effective teaching practices. However, when these strategies are shared with teachers, it is often with one type of learner in mind. If a teacher perceives that they are not teaching that type of student or if the strategies are compiled into a specific program that a teacher is not obligated to teach, the strategies are not shared and implemented systematically. We are then left with knowledge gaps and silos which lead to disjointed messages and uses of effective strategies. If our purpose is to get All Students College and Career Ready, wouldn’t it make sense to build a toolkit of effective strategies from various programs that could be used by all teachers? I believe the only way we can make our dream a reality is to create a system that has a message of how to support ALL learners. We can do this if we create a unified message; a toolkit of effective strategies that keep all of our students moving forward academically within a PBL framework. The information gathered from this action research project lead to birth of The ALPS Project Zone!