Design-Based Implementation Research as a Strategy for Expanding Opportunity to Learn in School Districts (2015)

Penuel, W. R., & Martin, C. (2015, April). Design-Based Implementation Research as a Strategy for Expanding Opportunity to Learn in School Districts. Paper presented at the Research Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Boston, MA.

Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) is an approach to research and development that can support district-level efforts to improve teaching and expand opportunities for all students to learn. DBIR is organized around problems of practice, and researchers collaborate with teachers and district leaders to design and test innovations. In this presentation, we will describe the principles of DBIR. In addition, we will describe how we are applying these principles to support and study Denver Public Schools’ efforts to expand all students’ opportunities to gain access to rigorous mathematics tasks and build teacher leadership in the district.