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Sandra Harris Assignment Vi Power Point

  1. 1. Prior to this presentation…  All staff will take the short 5 question collaboration survey online using surveymonkey.com and the data will be inserted into the power point before presenting. All staff will be asked to define collaboration in their own words and bring their definition to the presentation. All staff will be asked to write a minimum of 5 ways in which collaboration could improve at JC Sawyer. All staff will be asked to write a minimum of 5 hindrances that impede teacher’s time to plan together and collaborate at JC Sawyer and a suggestion to solve each hindrance. Copies will be made of the power point presentation as handouts for all staff attending the presentation.
  2. 2. Collaboration JC Sawyer Elementary School Home of the Mighty Dolphins 2009-2010 Sandra Harris
  3. 3. Reflecting on Collaboration The objectives of this presentation are: To define collaboration To discuss the importance of collaboration as it pertains to education To share and reflect on data pertaining to collaboration at JC Sawyer To provide 21st century ways to implement collaboration at JC Sawyer To motivate and inspire us to make collaboration a priority for the staff of JC Sawyer this year.
  4. 4. Activity #1: Collaboration is….. What was your definition of collaboration? (ask for volunteers to share)  The act of working with one another  Cooperating  United labor  Working together  Working with one or more people to achieve a common goal.
  5. 5. Why is Collaboration Important?  Helps to bring colleagues together  Builds strong positive working relationships  The positive working relationships are essential for positive educational outcomes  To increase our ability to focus on students and the work we design for them  To network with others on creating engaging work for students  To dialogue with colleagues about creating a school environment that encourages student engagement in academic tasks
  6. 6. Collaboration Where we were in 2008…. JCS District Collaboration N.C. 2.88 3.42 3.31 0 1 2 3 4 5 The following results summary provides a quick snapshot of results from the 2008 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey. All averages above are on a 1 to 5 scale with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest for each of the factors described. This is the average of the 5 questions from the TIME section of the survey that were most important in explaining the presence of impediments on teacher's time to plan and collaborate.
  7. 7. Collaboration Where we are in 2009? I. Teachers have reasonable class sizes, affording them time to meet the educational needs of all students. a. Strongly disagree 10% This will be percentage for 2009 b. Somewhat disagree 58% This will be percentage for 2009 c. Neither disagree or agree 3% This will be percentage for 2009 d. Somewhat agree 23% This will be percentage for 2009 e. Strongly agree 6% This will be percentage for 2009
  8. 8. Collaboration Where we are in 2009? II. Teachers have time available to collaborate with their colleagues. a. Strongly disagree 28% This will be percentage for 2009 b. Somewhat disagree 66% This will be percentage for 2009 c. Neither disagree or agree 28% This will be percentage for 2009 d. Somewhat agree 28% This will be percentage for 2009 e. Strongly agree 28% This will be percentage for 2009
  9. 9. Collaboration Where we are in 2009? III. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students. a. Strongly disagree 23% This will be percentage for 2009 b. Somewhat disagree 10% This will be percentage for 2009 c. Neither disagree or agree 6% This will be percentage for 2009 d. Somewhat agree 39% This will be percentage for 2009 e. Strongly agree 23% This will be percentage for 2009
  10. 10. Collaboration Where we are in 2009? IV. School leadership tries to minimize the amount of routine administrative paperwork required of teachers. a. Strongly disagree 23% This will be percentage for 2009 b. Somewhat disagree 23% This will be percentage for 2009 c. Neither disagree or agree 6% This will be percentage for 2009 d. Somewhat agree 29% This will be percentage for 2009 e. Strongly agree 19% This will be percentage for 2009
  11. 11. Collaboration Where we are in 2009? V. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient. a. Strongly disagree 23% This will be percentage for 2009 b. Somewhat disagree 39% This will be percentage for 2009 c. Neither disagree or agree 0% This will be percentage for 2009 d. Somewhat agree 32% This will be percentage for 2009 e. Strongly agree 6% This will be percentage for 2009
  12. 12. Collaboration Where we are in 2009? How many hours are available for structured collaborative planning at JC Sawyer? a. None 28% This will be percentage for 2009 b. Less than or equal to 3 hours 66% This will be percentage for 2009 c. More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours This will be percentage for 2009 3% d. More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours 3% This will be percentage for 2009 e. More than 10 hours 3% This will be percentage for 2009
  13. 13. Collaboration Where do we want to be in 2010? Activity #2: At your table, share your 5 ways in which collaboration could be improved at JC Sawyer for the 2009-2010 school year. Formulate a list of what is needed in order for the administration to provide staff with a learning community that has opportunities to develop our collaboration skills.
  14. 14. 21st Century Collaboration: Web 2.0  Blogs  Wikis  Podcasts  Google Documents  Teacher Tube  Classroom Webpages  Twitter
  15. 15. Online Videos on Collaboration A collaborative planning session among a librarian and classroom teacher. (approx. 7 minutes) http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=59189&title=Collaborative_Convers A video on collaborative cultures. (approx. 8 minutes) http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=87938&title=Glenn_Hills_High_CTA Oh The Places You’ll Go With Web 2.0. (approx. 3 minutes) http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=74939&title=WEB_2_0
  16. 16. References Excerpt from a manuscript draft by Phillip Schlechty. Sugar, W.A., Warren, L.L. (2005). Introducing The Teacher- Leader/Designer. Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. North Carolina’s Teachers Working Conditions Initiative. 2008 Survey Results. Retrieved July 16, 2009, from http://www.northcarolinatwc.org/reports/report_main.php?orgID= www.dictionary.com www.teachertube.com

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