Tuesday, February 14, 2012

TARGET Members Involved in International Action Research Program

Trish Cislak - TARGET Member since 2003 - has taken on the role of Team Advisor for the 2012-2013 International Boys' Schools Coalition Action Research Program.  Trish has contributed to 'Ask Me' (a TARGET original product), completed an action research project on Sharkopoly (a grammar board game for grades 3-5), and an IBSC project on the role audio books play in the pleasure reading habits of boys.  She firmly believes her time within the TARGET group has given her the experience to take on such a role and provide guidance to colleagues undertaking action research, many for the first time.  Trish's team is comprised of 14 educator's from boys' schools all over the world. 

Erica Sprules, current Chair of TARGET's steering committee, will be taking part in the IBSC's action research program this year. She began participating in the TARGET program in 2003, completing an action research project on parent involvement in character and guidance education programs. Erica is currently completing a project on communication methods utilized during hands-on problem-solving activities in the science classroom, and will extend this work through the IBSC's program next year.

In addition, current TARGET members Alex Shum (Royal St. George's College School) and Ian Fisher (Crescent School) will also be participating in the IBSC's international action research program. All projects will be related to boys, technology, and creativity.