interaction. It was clear that we needed to create separate spaces - one space for guiding understanding
of action research stages, and another space for working through each action research stage.
The next iteration of the tool was organized into a Google Doc that allowed The Workbook to provide a
simple to use guide for each stage of action research, and hyperlinks that corresponded to a workspace
for each stage. The new structure allowed an educator to be able to learn about a stage of action research,
and then immediately follow a link to the corresponding workspace and begin to work. For example, an
educator could read about the Rationale stage and then follow a link to a workspace where they could
write their own rationale and test it against a rubric. This iteration and the following round of feedback
from the R&D Team helped clarify the tool. Team members could see the potential for the tool and the
different ways it might be used.
The Workbook - Always Beta
The Workbook is complete. But like any always beta tool, there are more developments to come as we
begin using it and getting feedback from other schools and educators (maybe even you) from around the
world. With that in mind we anticipate that The Workbook will be an effective tool for:
Developing a culture of research and action at ASB and other schools.
Inspiring deep and ongoing professional development.
Increasing collaborative action research at ASB and between ASB and other organizations.
Creating networks of knowledge and nodes of expertise at ASB and between ASB and other
Increasing our capacity to document and share our research.
Increasing effective innovation, implementation, and evaluation of new instructional practices
Increasing capacity for informed decision making and strategic planning.