A Partnership of Kent State University and Local School Districts:Aurora City Schools Barberton City Schools Crestwood Local Schools Cuyahoga Falls City Schools Field Local Schools Kent City Schools Nordonia Hills City Schools Norton City Schools Springfield Local Schools Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Streetsboro City Schools Summit Educational Service Center Tallmadge City Schools Windham Local Schools
A Brief Overview of KEEP
Since 2010, the Kent Education Excellence Partnership (KEEP) has provided teachers with opportunities for holistic and reflective learning about classroom practice in concert with other committed educators from several public school districts in northeastern Ohio. This is done annually at the KEEP summer teachers’ academy and sustained throughout the year through teacher collaborative inquiry into classroom practice research. Over the 2018-2019 school year, the KEEP Academy Teacher Planning Committee met three times for 2-hour, after school meetings held at schools in one of the partnering school districts. The 2019 KEEP Academy will be held for three days over the summer, and during this event the teachers’ learning will be continue through critical conversations, inquiry, and reflection. After summer, teacher collaborative inquiry projects proposed during the Academy will be developed during the 2019-2020 school year. These Inquiry Into Practice projects will be based on a research protocol developed during the Academy. The teacher researchers then publicly share their findings in the spring during the KEEP Symposium of Excellent Teaching.