Teachers Teaching Teachers @ 4th annual Teaching Inquiry Showcase

More than 400 K-12 educators and prospective teachers across North Central Florida converge upon P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville every spring for the annual Teaching, Inquiry and Innovation Showcase, where they share with each other what they have learned individually about school improvement through the process of teacher research. The showcase is staged by the Center for School Improvement at the UF College of Education. Co-sponsors are P.K. Yonge (UF’s laboratory school) and the North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC). Instead of traditional professional development relying on outside experts, this novel professional-development showcase features an emerging inquiry-oriented approach in which practicing educators and UF education students collaboratively assess their own teaching practices and share new knowledge among themselves. This video features a brief television news report (from Gainesville’s ABC affiliate, WCJB TV-20 ) of the 4th annual Teaching Inquiry Showcase, held April 18-19, 2008. (2 min.)