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July 02, 2018

Launching Innovation in Schools in Review

Elizabeth Huttner-Loan, Rachel Grubb, Garrett Beazley, Alyssa Napier, Justin Reich


All around the world, school systems are working towards more ambitious teaching and learning in classrooms—moving away from passive lecture, worksheets, and recitation and towards innovations in active, student-centered, technology-mediated learning. Better student learning depends on better teacher learning; school systems need to dramatically increase the quantity and quality of learning opportunities for educators within the system. Online and blended courses and experiences will play a crucial role in making this dramatic increase possible. The Microsoft in Education MOOCs represent an important experiment in using online resources to create new learning opportunities for school leaders looking to take the helm of transformational change in schools.


Huttner-Loan, E., Napier, A., Beazley, G., Grubb, R., Reich, J. (2017) Launching Innovation in Schools in Review.

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