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TLA Collaboration


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TLA Collaboration

  1. 1. Making a Case for Collaboration What it is, why it matters, and how to do it
  2. 2. What is collaboration? <ul><li>Instructional Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and library media specialists working together to plan, teach, and assess curriculum standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators and library media specialists coordinating and cooperating for improved student learning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Charm and Challenge of Collaboration <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combines areas of expertise and talent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combats isolation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevents overextension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates synergy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(combined effect greater than </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the sum of separate effects) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Charm and Challenge of Collaboration <ul><li>Obstacles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time/schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perception/fear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good working relationships require conscious care </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Areas of Administrative Collaboration <ul><li>Scheduling/Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>
  6. 6. Levels of Instructional Collaboration No interaction Full collaboration Partial collaboration Some interaction Beginning collaboration
  7. 7. Levels of Instructional Collaboration Full collaboration Partial collaboration Beginning collaboration No interaction Some interaction
  8. 8. Achieving Instructional Collaboration <ul><li>What does full collaboration look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Example: Barbara Jansen, Library Media Specialist, St. Andrew’s HS, Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Using a Collaborative Planning Organizer to accomplish this work </li></ul>