The Nina B. Hollis Institute for Educational Reform
Working Today to Change the Schools of Tomorrow
The Nina B. Hollis Institute for Educational Reform is a comprehensive learning community. In collaboration with local community leaders, district personnel, educational agencies and Stetson University faculty, the Institute has created a model for reform that supports education. Through research and pedagogical assistance, the Institute provides assistance in developing research-based best practice in-service workshops and events to educators, families, businesses, universities and policymakers for the advancement of teaching and learning.
The Institute and schools throughout the State of Florida have joined together to participate in K-12 education reform and to work toward common educational goals that include:
- Developing exemplary practice to maximize student outcomes
- Providing optimum sites for pre-service teacher training
- Offering connected in-service teacher professional development
- Conducting program evaluation to inform and enhance teacher and student learning and development
It is the mission of the Nina B. Hollis Institute at Stetson University to stimulate innovations for the advancement of all learners, particularly birth through grade 12 and non-traditional students relating to creating educational opportunities for all students through research and applied partnerships. The Institute focuses on outreach and dissemination to address ways in which race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, English proficiency, community wealth, familial situations, and other factors contribute to or perpetuate lower educational aspirations, achievement, and attainment for affected groups of students.
The Nina B. Hollis Institute for Educational Reform serves as a catalyst to positively impact K-12 education through inquiry, research, evaluation and professional practice. The Institute works collaboratively with educators, families, businesses, universities and policymakers for the advancement of teaching and learning.
Areas of Focus
The Institute's areas of focus include: