CRPE research analysts Colleen McCann and Tricia Maas will be presenting on some of our personalized learning work at the annual iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium.
Colleen McCann is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she studies the implementation of personalized learning models. Before joining CRPE, she was a research associate at Policy Studies Associates in Washington, D.C. While at PSA, she conducted program evaluations and research in the areas of expanded learning time, school-community partnerships, training and support programs for educators, social-emotional learning, and afterschool programming. Colleen also led the research and writing of The Decade-Plus Teaching Career: How to Retain Effective Teachers Through Teacher Leadership while working at Teach Plus. The paper, which details efforts by traditional and charter schools, school districts, and charter management organizations to design opportunities for teachers to lead and grow their careers while remaining in the classroom, was released by the US Department of Education at a Teach to Lead Summit in Boston in early 2015. Colleen holds an EdM in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in History from Colgate University.
This study explores families’ experiences choosing and enrolling in schools using the new Camden Enrollment, and provides recommendations for improvements to the system.
Betheny Gross and Colleen McCann say thought partners can provide needed insights and coaching for schools implementing personalized learning. This is the fourth in our series of "Notes From The Field."