PILSR provides individual schools with an online research tool to measure their own innovative teaching practices that develop the skills students need for life and work today. Based on globally-recognized research, the PILSR research tool is international in scope, enables school-specific measurement of innovative teaching, and provides a common language to drive community dialogue and systemic change – all at no cost to schools.

clip_image001What are the benefits of the online research tool?

Partners in Learning School Research helps schools achieve a common understanding of innovative teaching practices, educational transformation, and how all parties can collectively move forward.  PILSR is:

Credible.  The research tool validates the role/importance of ICT and is based on globally-recognized research* that measures innovation in three key areas:

o Student-centered pedagogy (teaching/learning)

o Extend learning beyond the classroom

o ICT** used for teaching and learning

· Complimentary.  Available at no cost to primary and secondary schools worldwide.

· Easy/Accessible.  Available online and easy to administer. Set up, distribute surveys, and receive data easily and with minimal time commitment. 

· Measurable.  School-specific measurement and a path to innovation.  Research data provides factual, school-specific information to empower leaders to make educated, data-driven decisions.

· Personalized.  Provides school-specific results based on each individual school’s own environment.

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1. Schools sign up using a simple set up wizard:  Sign up for PILN. Identify a research leader. Invite teachers. Invite School leaders. Takes 15-20 minutes to set up.

2. Distribute Surveys & Reminders

Easy Distribution:  PILN sends emails that contains survey links, call-to-actions, and deadlines. PILN enables research leaders to see who has and has not taken the surveys and sends reminder emails to complete surveys.

Invitation to take the school survey

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Monitor your school’s survey progress screen

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Reminder emails are sent to participants who haven’t completed their survey

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3. Use the Report

Insightful Results:  Once the survey window has closed, a report is generated and available to people who participated in the survey. The report measures elements of innovative teaching practices and compares educator and school leader responses.

Below are a few examples of PILSR results.  clip_image006

§ Innovative Teaching Practices Index

§ Student Centered Pedagogy

§ Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom

§ ICT Used for Teaching and Learning by Educators

§ ICT Used for Teaching and Learning by Students

§ Barriers to Technology Use

§ Topics of Professional Development and Levels of Innovative Teaching Practices

§ Types of Professional Development and Levels of Innovative Teaching Practices

§ Collaboration among Educators

§ Incentives and Recognition for Innovative Teaching