Long-term, regularly scheduled meetings with school stakeholders
Examining state standards, and research to overhaul curricula</li></ul>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.<br />
A process to present ways of reaching those goals.
An inclusive, collaborative process for gathering information, ideas, opinions and intuitions on which goals and decisions are based.
A realization that planning never stops.</li></ul>Planning Process<br />
Meaningful Planning For Collaboration <br />“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.”<br />Gamble, J. (2008)<br />
Meaningful Planning For Collaboration <br />Collaborative planning requires <br />making <br />the time to work and learn with colleagues.<br />
<ul><li>Develop a master schedule that includes time for shared planning time.</li></ul>Meaningful Planning For Collaboration <br /><ul><li>Allow students to have longer instructional periods with fewer teachers through the integration and implementation of technology.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Build professional development days into the school calendar that are specifically for collaborative planning .
Ensure that meetings (whether face-to-face or digital) provide opportunities for collaborative planning.</li></ul>Meaningful Planning For Collaboration <br />
MEANINGFUL PLANNING KEEPS YOUR SCHOOL FROM BECOMING… <br />
School-based teams use a variety of configurations as an approach for providing collaboration:<br /><ul><li>Connecting People to Information and Knowledge
Accountability should address the issue, not assign blame
Everyone is responsible for doing their share </li></li></ul><li>Shared Beliefs<br /> Teachers’ instructional practices should support the achievement of 21st century learning expectations by:<br /><ul><li>personalizing instruction
engaging students in cross disciplinary learning
engaging students as active and self-directed learners
emphasizing inquiry, problem solving, and higher order thinking skills
applying knowledge and skills to authentic tasks
engaging students in self-assessment and reflection
integrating technology </li></li></ul><li>Shared Beliefs<br /><ul><li>Teachers have a shared responsibility for student achievement across the entire school community.
Teachers have expectations of their students and of themselves to be life-long learners.</li></li></ul><li>Reflection<br />