WE ARE Creating Communities of Innovation (CCI) research project supports skilled person and educators to engage in context-specific, inquiry-driven innovations that improve life and outcomes for all communities in sustainable and scalable ways.
The CCI model supports youths and educators to
(1) develop inquiry skills,
(2) use inquiry methods to identify, design, prototype, implement, and assess the impact of school-based “innovations” (resources, practices, or tools to effect pedagogical change), and
(3) build a robust and supportive living learning community both within and across participating community and VTC.
The CCI team has developed a suite of research-based tools and resources and is currently preparing a handbook meant to be adaptable to a variety of teaching and learning environments. They are also preparing analytical case studies and a paper on the dispositional and cognitive shifts experienced by participating educators.