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  • 1.
  • 2. Collaboration…. often associated with ‘teamwork’
  • 3. Collaborative Culture
    Positive Attributes
    Tired Instruction
    Planning Process
    Out of the Box and Join the Circle of Collaboration
    Shared Beliefs
    Meaningful
    Instruction
    Shared
    Accountably
    Mutual Goals
    Meaningful Planning
    Reflections
    Defined Roles
    Best Practice
  • 4. Collaboration
    Teacher collaboration can be:
    • Two teachers informally discussing a student’s progress
    • 5. Cooperative planning
    • 6. Long-term, regularly scheduled meetings with school stakeholders
    • 7. Examining state standards, and research to overhaul curricula
    One of the constants, however, when educators come together to collaborate is the intellectual effort they put forth to better themselves as a group to benefit their students.
  • 8. Hmm…
  • 9.
  • 10. Positive Attributes of Collaboration
    • Increased opportunity to interact with their colleagues in areas of difficulty
    • 11. Obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources
    • 12. Shared commitment in monitoring results and making adjustments when barriers and problems are identified;
    • 13. Shared information and resources;
    • 14. Opportunities for risk-taking, new roles, and continued learning;
    • 15. Flexibility in terms of different styles and different ways to meet goals
    • 16. Communication and cooperation
    • 17. Ability to disagree and still work together
    • 18. Time and opportunity to plan and build classroom structure
    • 19. Joint decision-making
    • 20. An increase in teacher sensitivity to other's roles and responsibilities.
  • Planning Process
  • 21.
    • A clear understanding of where we have been.
    • 22. A methodical examination of the school environment.
    • 23. A thorough assessment of the school’s mission.
    • 24. A clear vision of organizational goals.
    • 25. A process to present ways of reaching those goals.
    • 26. An inclusive, collaborative process for gathering information, ideas, opinions and intuitions on which goals and decisions are based.
    • 27. A realization that planning never stops.
    Planning Process
  • 28. Meaningful Planning For Collaboration
    “Commitment must be given to a data-driven curriculum, to clear and specific objectives, and to a mindset of deep purpose for meaningful planning and collaboration.”
    Gamble, J. (2008)
  • 29. Meaningful Planning For Collaboration
    Collaborative planning requires
    making
    the time to work and learn with colleagues.
  • 30.
    • Develop a master schedule that includes time for shared planning time.
    Meaningful Planning For Collaboration
    • Allow students to have longer instructional periods with fewer teachers through the integration and implementation of technology.
    • Build professional development days into the school calendar that are specifically for collaborative planning .
    • 31. Ensure that meetings (whether face-to-face or digital) provide opportunities for collaborative planning.
    Meaningful Planning For Collaboration
  • 32. MEANINGFUL PLANNING KEEPS YOUR SCHOOL FROM BECOMING…
  • 33. School-based teams use a variety of configurations as an approach for providing collaboration:
    • Connecting People to Information and Knowledge
    • 34. Connecting People to People
    • 35. Organizational Improvement
    • 36. Knowledge Exchange
    • 37. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous
    Best Practices
  • 38.
    • Diigo - a social bookmarking site available anywhere there is Internet access
    • 39. GoogleDocs enables multiple people in different locations to work simultaneously on the same document from any computer with Internet access
    • 40. Oovooallows up to a 4 person collaborative video conference
    Collaborative Tools
  • 41.
    • greater teacher retention rates
    • 42. increased teacher job satisfaction
    • 43. improved student achievement
    Benefits of Staff Collaboration
  • 44. The proliferation of Web 2.0 tools on the web offers numerous ways of collaborating with colleagues
    Web 2.0 Tools
  • 45. Collaboration can occur anywhere at anytime through the use of the Internet, digital video and communication technologies.
  • 46. The 21st Century Real World…
  • 47. Teachers collaborate during lesson planning to personalize learning for each student.
    Tiered Instruction
  • 48. Tiered Instruction is:
  • 49. Tiered Instruction Is:
  • 50.
    • Tiers are flexible
    • 51. Collaboration between educators and parents
    Tiered Instruction
  • 52. Roles
    Roles are not necessary, but may be used.
    Suggested roles:
    • Facilitator/Leader
    • 53. Notetaker/Listener
    • 54. Questioner/Devil’s Advocate
    • 55. Harmonizer
  • Participants feel their presence and contribution is important to the group.
  • 56. Active Participation
    • Talking
    • 57. Asking questions
    • 58. Acknowledging and resolving conflict
    • 59. Clear decision making processes
    • 60. Making decisions
    • 61. Volunteering for tasks
    • 62. Bringing information back to the group (scaffolding)
  • Active Participation
    • Holding each other to commitments
    • 63. Equalizing power
    • 64. Note taking
    • 65. Facilitation—a means to the end
  • Mutual Goals
  • 66.
  • 67. Mutual Accountability
    • People collaborate only when they share a goal
    • 68. Make sure the goals are clearly defined
    • 69. There must be buy-in to achieve success
    • 70. Mutual goals should be concrete and attainable
  • Shared Accountability
  • 71.
  • 72. Shared Accountability
    • Reinforces a sense of equality
    • 73. Accept responsibility for results both positive or negative
    • 74. Promotes trust and individual integrity
    • 75. Accountability should address the issue, not assign blame
    • 76. Everyone is responsible for doing their share
  • Shared Beliefs
    Teachers’ instructional practices should support the achievement of 21st century learning expectations by:
    • personalizing instruction
    • 77. engaging students in cross disciplinary learning
    • 78. engaging students as active and self-directed learners
    • 79. emphasizing inquiry, problem solving, and higher order thinking skills
    • 80. applying knowledge and skills to authentic tasks
    • 81. engaging students in self-assessment and reflection
    • 82. integrating technology
  • Shared Beliefs
    • Teachers have a shared responsibility for student achievement across the entire school community.
    • 83. Teachers have expectations of their students and of themselves to be life-long learners.
  • Reflection