CSET takes pride in its work as a research center and as an innovator in professional learning experiences for teachers.

At CSET we recognize that supporting excellence in teaching is a massive undertaking requiring a large community of people committed to a vision of excellent teaching that leads to more powerful learning for all students. We participate in the community committed to excellence in teaching through partnership work.

Working in partnership is an active, dynamic approach to solving persistent problems of practice. When partnering, CSET seeks to work with others who share our values about keeping equity for learners at the center of the work while emphasizing the roles of teacher leadership and instructional improvement.

We seek opportunities to partner in ways that enhance opportunities to bridge research and practice while offering opportunities to leverage the strengths and perspectives of each partner to achieve goals beyond what we could accomplish individually.

How CSET Works in Partnership

Learn about CSET's partnership with nanofacilities at Stanford University and how, together, we collaborate to bring professional learning to middle school teachers.

Our Ongoing Partnership with Stanford Global Studies

As featured in the Stanford Report, CSET partners with Stanford Global Studies to bring rich content from Stanford faculty and combine it with pedagogical expertise to History and Social Studies teachers.

Froggers School Program

Developed by Dr. Lauren O'Connell as a partnership with K-12 science teachers to bring dynamic, meaningful, and engaging learning experiences to the classroom. Learn more.

CSET currently partners with others in four different ways.
Type of Partnership Key Characteristics Examples

Research Practice Partnerships

  • Focus on a mutually agreed upon “problems of practice”
  • Include researchers and practitioners working collaboratively to address the problem
  • Use continuous iteration to optimize implementation and outcomes and
  • Work to develop new knowledge about organizing conditions to improve learning

Research Collaborations

  • Focus on developing research frameworks and tools that can cross settings to develop a more robust research agenda that crosses specific locales and cultures
  • Core Practice Consortium
  • PCK Summit

Content Area Partnerships

  • Leverage complementary expertise from different partners to generate professional learning experiences
  • Stanford Department of Chemistry | ChemEx2
  • Stanford Global Studies
  • Stanford School of Engineering | Nanotechnology & NEMS/MEMS

Organizational Alliances

  • Are driven by a large scale educational challenge of mutual interest
  • Provide opportunities for greater impact than either organization working alone