The Standards: Domain 2:

Accessing and Using Research to Improve Practice and Student Learning

The teacher leader keeps abreast of the latest research about teaching effectiveness and student learning, and implements best practices where appropriate. He or she models the use of systematic inquiry as a critical component of teachers’ ongoing learning and development.  

Functions

The teacher leader:

a) Assists colleagues in accessing and using research in order to select appropriate strategies to improve student learning;

b) Facilitates the analysis of student learning data, collaborative interpretation of results, and application of findings to improve teaching and learning;

c) Supports colleagues in collaborating with the higher education institutions and other organizations engaged in researching critical educational issues; and

d) Teaches and supports colleagues to collect, analyze, and communicate data from their classrooms to improve teaching and learning.

To learn more about Domain 2 in action, view all Domain 2 exemplars.