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    1. 1. Kahalu’u School The bus takes a pit stop to refresh
    2. 2. Let’s check our systems Professional development teams foster collective responsibility for improved student performance.” from Joellen Killion, Deputy Executive Director, National Staff Development Council, Becoming a Learning School, Collaborative Professional Learning Teams
    3. 3. Team’s must do’s Align with rigorous state student academic achievement standards, related local and school improvement goals. Conduct among educators at the school, facilitated by well-prepared principals or school based coaches/ teacher leaders. Engage teams several times per week in a continuous cycle of improvement. Define clear goals based on rigorous analysis of data Implement coherent, sustained, evidenced based learning strategies such as lesson study and the development of formative assessments, that improve instructional effectiveness and student achievement. Support the transfer of new knowledge and skills to the classrooms through coaching or other assistance. Regularly assess the effectiveness of the teams in achieving goals, improving teaching, assisting all students in meeting challenging state academic achievement standards.
    4. 4. Let’s Check the Map (are we getting close?) Where are we now? Where do we want to go? How would we know we have arrived?
    5. 5. Tune up the bus! For 2nd quarter, have a focus: Task - what is your team going to do? Roles - Who will be responsible for doing what? Timeline -When will you do it? Outcomes - What results do we want to achieve?
    6. 6. We’re ready to roll! Everyone agrees on the game plan: Team organization looks/sounds like..... Team engagement looks/sounds like..... Teamwork looks/sounds like.....
    7. 7. Team Organization All members are present. The team facilitator has the agenda. Teams have their norms visible. Teams have their plan visible. Teams have their professional learning oals visible. g Teams have their student learning oals visible. g Team Engagement All members are actively engaged. Teams use positive communication strategies. The facilitator helps the team accomplish its work without being directive unless the work the team is doing requires it. Team members contribute equitably to the work. Team members treat one another with professional courtesy and respect. Teamʼs Work Teams are focusing on an identifiable curricular area. Teams are focusing on instruction. Teams are focusing on data. Teams are focusing on assessments. Teams are focusing on meeting the needs of specific students. Teams refer to the curriculum. Teams consult external resources. Teams discuss the purpose of the meeting. Team members assess their team’s work, their own learning, and student learning. Team members set an agenda for the next meeting. Team members complete the meeting summary.
    8. 8. The journey continues