Western University and the Halton Catholic District School Board — A Research-Practice Collaboration

By Rebecca Merkley

The worlds of education research and classroom practice are often seen as two different worlds. Rebecca Merkley is a researcher at Carleton University and Patrick McLeod is an educator in Eastern Ontario. Together, they explore the ways in which stronger relationships between the lab and the classroom can impact the way we do our work—as researchers and as educators.

Patrick McLeod and Rebecca Merkley are joined by Dr. Daniel Ansari and Jacqueline Mickle to talk about an exciting collaboration between Western University’s (Numerical Cognition Lab and the Halton Catholic District School Board.

The project sought to better understand educator experiences implementing screeners to assess children’s early math skills and the team digs deep into the opportunities, challenges and what is being learned by the partnership.