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Research To Practice Demonstration Site

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WISH serves as a local, regional, and international demonstration site for best practices in education.  We are thrilled to be identified as a formal demonstration site for Loyola Marymount University’s (LMU) School of Education!  Our partnership with LMU's school of education allows for the implementation of innovative research-based practices and on-going growth and reflection!   

LMU’s nationally recognized school of education is located just blocks from the WISH campuses. WISH classrooms serve as research-to-practice spaces that disseminate and share effective educational practices with educators and visiting researchers. LMU assists WISH in continuing to grow its model by providing high-quality student teachers who lower WISH’s student-teacher ratio; fieldwork students who study and learn here and provide a valuable feedback loop; professional development presented by university faculty to deepen the skills of the WISH team; university faculty who offer support and expertise; and student tutors and mentors who work one-on-one with WISH students. In exchange, WISH assists LMU by providing hands-on training for graduate students and an innovative, cutting-edge instructional environment rich with joy and enthusiasm for learning!