Chase Nordengren


Chase Nordengren, PhD is an education researcher, author, and advocate focused on turning high quality research into concrete instructional practices that make teaching easier and serve students as individual learners. His work also focuses on the use of practical research methods to support development of organizational theories of action and the empowerment of educators to understand their own impact. He received a PhD in Leadership, Policy, and Organizations in K-12 Systems from the University of Washington and is the author of “Step Into Student Goal Setting: A Path to Growth, Motivation, and Agency” from Corwin Press.

selected publications


  1. The Transformative Ten: Instructional Strategies Learned from High-Growth Schools
    Nordengren, Chase
    White Paper for NWEA


  1. Step into Student Goal Setting: A Path to Growth, Motivation, and Agency
    Nordengren, Chase
    Book published through Corwin Press


  1. Chart a Clear Course: Evaluation Is Key to Building Better, More Relevant Learning
    Nordengren, Chase; and Guskey, Thomas R.
    The Learning Professional


  1. Ties and Talk: Tracing the Work of Informal Teacher Leaders through Mixed Methods Social Network Research
    Nordengren, Chase R.
    Doctoral dissertation, University of Washington