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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
    Mutual Goals
    Meaningful Planning
    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
    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
  • 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