When St. Andrew’s committed to become part of the Research Schools International it also believed that the two key stakeholders in any education setting, teachers and students, should play a vital role in this partnership. As a result, each year St. Andrew’s teachers and students apply to become CTTL Research Fellows. This competitive program brings St. Andrew’s teachers, students, and Harvard University Graduate School of Education Researchers, led by Dr. Kurt Fischer and Dr. Christina Hinton, together to help design a research study that is important to teaching and learning at St. Andrew’s. The CTTL is committed to share the results of each year’s study with the larger educational community in order to spark dialogue about research that can enhance teacher quality and student achievement.
Omidyar Teacher Research Fellows Program
Each year, up to five St. Andrew’s teachers are awarded with 1-year fellowships to deepen their understanding of the connection between educational neuroscience and classroom practices. Teacher research fellows play a critical role in the design and collection of data for the CTTL/Research Schools International partnership (led by Harvard University faculty). Fellows will be awarded up to $1000 to attend a mind, brain, and education professional development program as well as for fellowship work that takes place during the school year.
Finn Family Student Research Fellows Program
Through this competive program, upper school students apply to learn more about Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Science through a two-year research fellowship. Fellows will work directly with individual researchers from Harvard Graduate School of Education and the St. Andrew’s community on an original research study in the field of MBE Science. The student research fellows play a critical role in the design, data collection, and dissemination of results and “interventions” of the CTTL’s yearly research focus.