Residency features peer-to-peer training in new teaching methods

A Texas district's teaching residency trains educators to abandon their traditional role as lecturers to help students learn using collaborative, hands-on projects. Funded by federal stimulus money, the residencies use peer-to-peer instruction to help teachers create data-driven projects for their schools. After the four-day residencies, educators will be mentored for one year by master teachers, who will visit their classrooms and provide feedback on new teaching methods.

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