Co-labs draw on educators' problem-solving skills

By Marla Fenwick and Kat Johnston
June 2019
Vol. 40, No. 3
On a Wednesday night in February, a group of teachers gathered in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts — an international hub of high-tech innovation — to engage in some innovative work of their own. They included a kindergarten teacher from the Boston Public Schools, a middle school Spanish teacher from a nearby charter school, and a high school history teacher from a more affluent suburb. Their career experience ranged from relatively new teachers to seasoned veterans. What they had in common was a desire to learn from one another and to problem-solve around particular challenges related to cultural competency in their classrooms. The teachers are participating in Co-Labs for Innovation, one of the core programs of the Boston-based Teacher Collaborative. Co-labs bring together

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