Networked by Design brings together work from leading international scholars in the learning sciences that applies social network theory to teachers’ social interactions and relationships. The volume examines the direct and indirect relationships and communities that teachers navigate, as well as the models, plans, and other interventions that allow them to exercise control over these networks. Each chapter draws from case studies or latitudinal research to investigate a different intervention and its outcomes. By presenting research conducted in a variety of scales and contexts, this book offers scholars, future teachers, and leaders diverse insights into how interventions in social capital and social networks can create impactful, meaningful teaching and learning.

chapter |6 pages


From Understanding Teacher Social Networks to Interventions That Build Social Capital
BySusan A. Yoon, Kira J. Baker-Doyle

chapter 2|20 pages

“The Whole World is Networked”

A Study of Connected Learning in Teacher Education
ByKira J. Baker-Doyle, Latricia Whitfield, Katie Miller

chapter 3|21 pages

Linked to Professional Development

Designing a Network Intervention to Strengthen Informal Networks in a Formal Program
BySara Van Waes, Nienke Moolenaar, Sven De Maeyer, Peter Van Petegem, Piet Van den Bossche

chapter 4|20 pages

Structuring for Success

Building Instructional Capacity Through Social Capital at Allegheny Elementary
ByElizabeth N. Farley-Ripple, Joan L. Buttram

chapter 5|26 pages

Evolving Relationships of Pre-Service Teachers

A Cohort-Based Model for Growing Instructional Practice Through Networks
ByYi-Hwa Liou, Alan J. Daly

chapter 6|20 pages

Sowing the Seeds of Change

Supporting Teachers to Be Agents of Social Capital Development
ByJodie A. Galosy, Nicole M. Gillespie, Eric R. Banilower

chapter 8|22 pages

Stimulating Teachers’ Learning in Networks

Awareness, Ability, and Appreciation
ByFemke Nijland, Daniël van Amersfoort, Bieke Schreurs, Maarten de Laat

chapter 9|22 pages

Designing Educational Infrastructures for Improvement

Instructional Coaching and Professional Learning Communities
ByMegan Hopkins, James P. Spillane, Matthew Shirrell

chapter 10|19 pages

Building Networks to Support Effective Use of Science Curriculum Materials in the Carbon TIME Project

ByWilliam R. Penuel, Elizabeth de los Santos, Qinyun Lin, Stefanie Marshall, Charles W. Anderson, Kenneth A. Frank

chapter |12 pages


Toward Intentional Network Design: Applying What We Have Learned From Teachers’ Social Capital Interventions
ByKira J. Baker-Doyle, Susan A. Yoon