Video of University of Oregon Follow Through Celebration Available
To honor the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Project Follow Through at the University of Oregon, the University of Oregon's College of Education recently hosted a panel of renowned experts to discuss the 50-year culture of research in the college. David Chard (Boston University), Doug Carnine (University of Oregon, Emeritus), Russell Gersten (University of Oregon, Emeritus), Colt Gill, (Oregon Department of Education) and Beth Harn (University of Oregon) discussed the research history that was born from Project Follow Through, its impact on educational pedagogy, its national and international reach, and its impact on the face of education overall. The event highlighted the lasting legacy initiated by Project Follow Through and how it advanced the Direct Instruction model and its numerous influences over the course of its 50-year journey.
The event traced some of education's most renowned and well-honored products, projects, practices, and people back fifty years to the arrival of a cohort of dedicated faculty and practitioners whose vision persists to this day. The influence and impact of Direct Instruction on current and ongoing education was celebrated, and honored. Click here to view the video.