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Action Research and Action Planning

Action Research and Action Planning

Author: Jody Waltman

In this lesson, students analyze the similarities and differences between action research and action planning.

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Notes on "Action Research and Action Planning"

(00:00 - 00:17) Introduction

(00:18 - 01:00) Action Research Basics

(01:01 - 06:49) Steps in Action Research

(06:50 - 09:24) Action Research and Action Planning

(09:25 - 10:00) Stop and Reflect

Additional Resources

Action Research in Education: Methods, Examples & Quiz offers a lesson with videos on action research in the classroom. This is a useful resource for illustrating what action research looks like in application.

What Is Action Research?

ASCD offers the first chapter in the text Guiding School Improvement with Action Research
by Richard Sagor. This text offers excellent planning tools that can be used in PLCs and workshops to develop action research questions and engage in the process of action research.

Montgomery County Public Schools: Quality Tools for the Classroom

Montgomery County Public Schools has published sample action plans for use in classrooms following the Baldrige Model. Click on, scroll through, and download these tools to support the development of action plans in your classroom or with your PLC.

Deployment Guide for School Improvement Teams

The Cedar Rapids Community School provides a step-by-step guide to walk you through the stages of action research. Although they have bundled together some of the 12 steps noted in the above tutorial, the process is essentially the same. The template is useful to guide research planning, monitoring, and review.