Networking, Designing, and Using Digital Video: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice

Lynn Shanahan, Mary Lavin

Abstract


Institutions of higher education and school districts have infrastructures in place that inhibit collaborations between practitioners and researchers, especially when the focus is on complex instructional literacy practices. In this article we describe potential barriers we experienced developing and sustaining our collaboration and how we collectively made strides in narrowing the research to practice gap. We specifically focus our discussion on how: (a) our network evolved, (b) our professional development was designed, and (c) digital video was used as a tool to mediate the divide between research and practice.

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