Foreword by Janice F. Almasi.
PART 1 Why Support Collaborative Research?
Chapter 1 Improving Teacher Professional Learning.
Chapter 2 Initiating Educational Improvements.
PART 2 Building a Professional Learning Community.
Chapter 3 Understanding the Inquiry Process.
Chapter 4 Getting Started.
Chapter 5 Staying Productive.
PART 3 Collaborating Effectively.
Chapter 6 Ethical Considerations: Improving Group Dynamics.
Chapter 7 Leadership Strategies for Collaborative Support Groups.
PART 4 Model Learning Communities in Action.
Chapter 8 School-Based and Partnership Communities.
Chapter 9 Networking and Online Collaborations.
Chapter 10 A Districtwide Model: The Fairfax County Public Schools Teacher Researcher Network, Contributed by Gail V. Ritchie.
Epilogue: Supporting and Sustaining Professional Collaboration.
Appendix A Tools and Templates.
Stage 1: Getting to Know Invited Members.
Brainstorming Chart: Whom to Invite to the Group.
Stage 2: Sharing Perspectives and Talents.
Tentative Agenda for Meetings.
Roles Signup Sheet.
Stage 3: Supporting Each Other’s Efforts and Learning.
Stage 4: Exploring the Possibilities.
Ongoing Group Evaluation.
Stage 5: Ongoing Conversations.
Appendix B Reflection Questions.
Appendix C Study Group Exercises.
Appendix D Valuable Resources.
Appendix E Teacher Research Survey.