National Demonstration Project

After exploring during 1997 the feasibility and desirability of establishing new Teachers Institutes at other locations, the Teachers Institute undertook a National Demonstration Project to demonstrate the potential for adapting at other sites the approach to teacher professional development that had been followed for more than two decades by the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.

  • A National Demonstration Project: Aims and Current Accomplishments, 2000
    (pdf version with photos)

    The report describes the establishment of four new Teachers Institutes serving urban school systems that enroll students who are mainly from low-income and minority communities. It sets forth the basic principles that had been developed by the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute that became the guiding principle for each of the new Teachers Institutes.

  • A National Demonstration Project, 1999
    (pdf version with photos)

    The report describes the establishment and purposes of a National Demonstration Project including the site visits that resulted in a proposal for a 4-year project that would constitute a major step toward the nationwide establishment of Teachers Institutes following the approach developed originally in New Haven.