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Destination 2015: Great Teachers in Action: Action Research Toolkit

This is a toolkit for faculty participating in Destination 2015

Destinations 2015- LibGuide Overview

Cartoon drawing of scientists with the words Action Research


Welcome to the Destination 2015: Great Teachers in Action LibGuide

This LibGuide is designed to be a central respository to serve the needs of Action Research participants.  Great Teachers in Action are creating plans to investigate questions regarding student learning that directly impact their practices.



The LibGuide Resource-- this main homepage has all the links to the AR Toolkit components.

The LibGuide also has separate tabs for each Action Research Topic. 

Each AR Topic has separate homework readings and supplemental resources.


Teacher-as-Researcher Article

Teacher-As-Researcher   This article by Beverly Johnson examines how teacher research has its roots in action research.

ARP Tutorial

Action Reseach Project Tutorial  This tutorial is an interactive, online resource developed to further explain the components of action research.

Constructing Measurable Student Learning Outcomes

How to Write a Measurable Learning Outcome  This PowerPoint tutorial offers specific step-by-step directions on how to develop a measurable learning outcome

Criteria for Measurable Learning Outcomes  Page one is a list of action verbs for writing learning outcomes and page two is a review the 5 criteria for developing measurable learning outcomes.

How to Access Common Course Outcomes  This site reviews where to access the Course Outline Builder

IRB Questions Checklist

IRB Pre-Screen Checklist   IRB Screening that contains a "Key Questions Checklist" to help Valencia Faculty, Staff and Students determine whether or not they need to submit an application for IRB review.

ARP Template

Action Research Project Template  This document provides faculty with a template to organize the action research project plan.

ARP Rubric

Action Research Project Rubric  This rubric includes the Standards of Scholarship and Action Research Project Elements broken down into the criteria to meet the three levels of acheivement.

AR Builder Tutorial

Action Research Builder Tutorial   This tutorial guides users through the process of "how to log on" to the Action Research Builder.

Best of Destination 2013 Action Research Project

Best of Destination 2013: Action Research Project Example    This example action research project, by Alison Hammack, won the prize for Best Destination Action Research project during 2013.

To view the project, click on the document link below.

Action Research Project Resources

Qualtrics Survey Tool: This survey tool is free for faculty to create an account and use to develop surveys for students and projects.

Centers for Teaching/ Learning Innovation: A place where faculty learning, collaboration, innovation and scholarship contribute to the greater success of our students, faculty and our community.  Faculty can use technology resources, like Camtasia, and work with instructional designers to developing teaching tools.

Session 1: Presentation Materials

Session 2: Presentation Materials

Session 3: Presentation Materials

Session 4: Presentation Materials

Session 5: Feedback Form for Peer Review

Fall Kickoff Tools

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