Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
As you have learned throughout your program, action research is primarily about encouraging teachers and other leaders to be continuous and reflective learners in their specific practice. Action research is considered a work in progress. It is iterative. Action research has strong implications for various types of organizations and can be an incentive in improving student learning, specifically. As part of becoming a reflective practitioner, you will engage in the process of deep thought and deliberation of the ways that you can become problem solvers and change agents (Buczynski & Hansen, 2014).
Initial Post: Prepare for your initial post by reflecting on all you have learned through this course. In your post, explain in at least one paragraph and using scholarly resources to support your assertions how the continuous improvement efforts through the use of action research can inform progress of a school/community/organization. Then, in at least two paragraphs, describe how the action research implemented in this study will generally improve student learning.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two peers. In your responses, consider asking questions of your peers about their responses to encourage further conversation. In your replies, look through the lens of the lens of the teacher, administrator, or other personnel that was involved in your study. Consider what their perception or reaction may be in response to the action research study that was implemented. As has been the advice throughout this course, though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you including the instructor to further the conversation while also giving you opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real world experiences with this topic.