Gallup, Inc, a research-based consulting company will visit The Dunham School October 29-30, 2018 to collect data and discovery as part of a national study of best practices in school innovation.
Earlier this year, a robust K-12 research team compiled a broad list of schools known for their use of innovation in education. That list, narrowed down by a different research team, identified the most innovative schools in the nation. Dunham is one of 10 schools selected for an onsite visit.
“During their two day visit, the Gallup team will visit classrooms, talk with teachers and students, explore educational spaces and barriers,” said Nikole Blanchard, Director of Innovation and Technology. “They want to see how innovation takes place from the PreK classroom to an Upper School English class around the Harkness table.”
From the data gathered during their visit to Dunham and nine other schools across the country, Gallup will develop a survey focused on the implementation of innovation in K-12 classrooms, to be polled in March 2019. Quantitative data collected through that nationwide survey will culminate in a report outlining the best practices for innovation in K-12 schools.
Founded by George Gallup in 1935, the company is known for its public opinion polls conducted worldwide.