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Thomas Hatch
Making Teaching Public: Using Multimedia to Build Understanding of Teaching and Learning
27 September 2007

This talk will describe the multiple and related uses of multimedia websites that represent the work of teachers in a variety of different contexts. In particular, the talk will explore how these sites may be used to facilitate learning from practice, document the learning of novice teachers, and foster public discussions of what "high quality teaching" for all students might look like. (To see some related work, visit "Making teaching public: A digital exhibition" published through Teachers College Record: http://www.tcrecord.org/makingteachingpublic/ )

Dr. Thomas Hatch's research focuses on teacher learning as well as issues of large-scale school reform. His most recent work explores how successful schools find resources and manage demands in the external environment. He is also involved in a variety of efforts to use multimedia and the Internet to document teaching and share teachers’ expertise. He previously served as a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching where he Co-Directed the K–12 Program of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and the Knowledge Media Laboratory.

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