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This presentation will discuss strategies for promoting collaboration between stakeholders, topics that relate to effective collaboration, and resources and/or references that address these topics and …

This presentation will discuss strategies for promoting collaboration between stakeholders, topics that relate to effective collaboration, and resources and/or references that address these topics and can help instructors grow professionally.

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  • 1. Promoting Student Learning By Jameka Johnson, Jamaris Young, & Alana White SPE/578 May 19, 2014 Terry McGovern, Instructor
  • 2. Strategies for Promoting Collaboration Between Stakeholders Communication is an important way to promote collaboration between stakeholders, especially parents and teachers. Three ways to communicate: ● One-way communication ● Two-way communication ● Communication through technology
  • 3. Topics Relating to Effective Collaboration to Promote Student Learning ❖ Classroom Management ❖ Teacher Collaboration ❖ Student Relationships ❖ Family Relationships ❖ School Relationships ❖ Community Relationships
  • 4. Classroom Management Classroom management focuses on promoting and teaching responsible student behavior. When students act responsibly: ● Students are more responsive ● There are fewer distractions ● There is more cooperation
  • 5. Teacher Collaboration Collaborative teaching provides opportunities for instructors to work together with students and for the benefit of students. Some approaches to collaborative teaching are ● One Teach, One Observe ● One Teach, One Assist ● Parallel Teaching ● Station Teaching ● Alternative Teaching ● Team Teaching
  • 6. Student Relationships Positive student relationships with teachers can have long lasting influences for students’ academic and social development. Students that maintain positive relationships: ● will be able to attain higher levels of achievement ● will be trusting of teachers ● are less likely to avoid school and are more self-directed ● are more cooperative and are engaged in learning
  • 7. Family Relationships Family involvement is imperative to the education of children and an important goal for schools. When families are involved in student learning: ● Students earn higher grades ● Students attend school more regularly ● Students complete more homework ● Students demonstrate more positive behaviors
  • 8. Strategies for Involving Parents & Families The following strategies can be adopted when schools plan for parent involvement: -Look to overcome time and resource constraints; -Provide information and training to parents and school staff; -Restructure schools to support family involvement; -Bridge school-family differences;
  • 9. School Relationships School relationships have a major influence on student learning. School relationships are shaped by many factors: ● The school’s espoused goals and values ● The principal’s leadership style ● The faculty’s teaching and discipline methods ● The policies regarding grading and tracking ● The inclusion or exclusion of students and parents in the planning and decision-making processes
  • 10. Community Relationships A key difference between high-and low-achieving children is how and with whom they spend their time outside of school. When community groups and schools develop educational community partnerships positive results include: ● Upgraded school facilities ● Improved school leadership and staffing ● Higher quality learning programs for students ● New resources and programs to improve teaching and curriculum ● Resources for after-school programs and family supports ● Increased social and political capital of participants
  • 11. References ● Graham-Clay, S. (2005). “Communicating with parents: Strategies for teachers.” The School Community Journal, 15, pp 117-129. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ794819.pdf ● Henderson, A. T., & Mapp, K. L. (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family and community connections on student achievement (Research Synthesis). Austin, TX: National ● Henderson, A. T., Johnson, V., Mapp, K. L., & Davies, D. (2007). Beyond the bake sale: The essential guide to family/school partnerships. New York, NY: New Press. ● Friend, M. Cook, L. (2000) Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals. Retrieved from http://www.ctserc.org/initiatives/teachandlearn/coteach.shtml ● Kyle, P. Roigen, L. (2004) Opportunities and options in classroom management. Classroom Management: Supportive Strategies. National Association of School Psychologist. Retrieved from http://www.nasponline.org/educators/HCHSII_SupportiveStrategies.pdf ● Kaufman, S.R. (2014) Improving Students' Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning Improving. Retrieved from http://apa.org. (1997) Family Involvement in Children’s Education.
  • 12. References ● SRI International. (2014). Learning Progressions. Image retrieved from http://www.sri.com/work/projects/improving-outcomes-students-learning-disabilities-math ● Baotou. (2013). Communication Skills to Help You Better to Talk to Others. Image retrieved from http://www.5ibaotou.com/tag/communication/ ● Jefferson, T. (2014). Classroom Management. Image retrieved from http://justfacs.com/classroom- management/ ● Macpherson, E. (2012). 5 ways to get more out of Teacher-to-Teacher Collaboration. Image retrieved from http://www.weareteachers.com/community/blogs/weareteachersblog/blog-wat/2012/04/24/5-ways-to-get- more-out-of-teacher-to-teacher-collaboration ● Freeway. (2008). Adolescents-Relationships in Family. Image retrieved from http://www.freeway.org/issue33/Relationshipsinfamily.htm ● Tuckcahoe Common School District. (2011). How to Stay Involved in Your Older Students Education. Image retrieved from http://www.tuckahoecommonsd.com/classrooms/main_defined.php?CourseID=C3tIPflxJc9yh&ParentID=5GK jnNujAEURp ● Reynolds-Ward, J. (2012). Building Better Relationships Between Schools and Parents of Special Needs Students. Image retrieved from http://www.childswork.com/blog/2012/02/building-better-relationships- between-schools-and-parents-of-special-needs-students/ ● Intentional Community. Image retrieved from http://weinholds.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/intentional- community.jpg