My Team IS Different
A New Lens for Looking at Collaboration
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Jon Grice
Fine Arts Director

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My Team IS Different:
Blended Teaming as A New Lens for Looking at
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Contact Information
Wendy Custable, Applied Arts Director
847-415-4151
wcustable@d125.org
Jon Grice, Fine Arts Director
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  1. 1. My Team IS Different A New Lens for Looking at Collaboration - Blended Teams - Jon Grice Fine Arts Director Wendy Custable Applied Arts Director Adlai E. Stevenson High School
  2. 2. My Team IS Different: Blended Teaming as A New Lens for Looking at Collaboration This session will provide definitions and ideas of how to collaborate within diverse team structures, while addressing the uniqueness associated with being the only teacher of a course in your school.
  3. 3. Questions: n  In the group today: n  n  n  n  Teachers - of singleton classes Administrators How many of you are in the process of embracing Learning Community philosophies at your school? What do you hope to take away from this session?
  4. 4. Who Are We? n  Fine Arts Division n  n  Art, Dance, Music, Theatre, & Odyssey Applied Arts Division n  Business, Family & Consumer Studies, Technology, and Driver Education
  5. 5. Professional Learning Communities: n  n  n  Focus on Results Focus on Student Learning Focus on Collaboration
  6. 6. Professional Learning Communities: n  PLC Guiding Questions: n  n  n  n  What do we want student to know? How will we know if students have learned? What will we do if students don’t learn? What will we do if students already know it?
  7. 7. Blended (Collaborative) Team: n  A group of diverse professionals with a common purpose, appreciation, understanding, who work collaboratively towards common student learning goals. n  n  n  Common Purpose / Goal Interdependent Work Mutually Accountable
  8. 8. Acknowledgements: n  Being a part of Blended Teams is OK and can work effectively!!
  9. 9. Benefits of Team Blending n  n  n  n  n  No person is alone - everyone has support Learning from one another beyond the curriculum Variety of perspectives - challenges our assumptions More opportunities for vertical articulation, cross curricular discussions, and/or activities Access to a larger pool of data
  10. 10. Team Structures: n  n  n  Multiple Approaches Professionals Assigned Share Responsibility to improve student learning Potential Team Structures: n  Interdisciplinary n  Vertical or Horizontal n  Beyond the School Walls n  Digital
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  12. 12. Collaborative Tasks: n  Norms n  n  How we behave and treat each other Processes n  How we work together to provide support to all team members and courses n  Collaborative protocols – Critical Friend
  13. 13. What do we want student to know? n  Finding Common Denominators n  Less focus on content and more focus on… n  Curriculum – School/District initiatives n  n  Assessment for student learning n  n  SEL, Literacy, Research, Technology…etc. Common, Formative, Evidence…etc Instructional Strategies n  Question/Discussion, Demonstrations, Critiques…etc.
  14. 14. What do we want student to know? •Intent Illustrate a theme (R, P) •Form Analyze proportions (R) Distort form to illustrate a concept. (R) Use value to create illusion of form. (S, P) • Technique Use mark making to support the theme. (R) Use weighted line / line variation for design. (S.P) Create value through mark making. (S.P) •Composition Demonstrate divergent thinking skills in idea development. (R) Use positive/negative space to create balance. (K, S, P) Create focal points. (R, S, P) Guide eye to focal points. (R, S, P) •Critique Analyze the effectiveness of a work of art. (R) Participate in self-assessment processes. (R, SEL)
  15. 15. How will we know if students have learned? n  SMART Goals n  n  n  n  n  Specific Measurable Attainable Result Orientated Time Bound
  16. 16. How will we know if students have learned? n  Critical Question: n  n  Are at least 80% of the Beginning Dance students proficient or higher in achieving the Objective of Technique? Student Achievement SMART Goal: n  80% of students will be proficient or higher at the skill of Technique.
  17. 17. How will we know if students have learned? n  Common Assessments n  Formative n  n  Assessment for Learning Summative n  Assessment of Learning
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  24. 24. What will we do if students don’t learn? n  Addressing Needs of… n  n  Struggling Students Gifted Students
  25. 25. Continuous Improvement: n  Revision… n  Curriculum n  Instruction n  Assessment
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  27. 27. Outcomes of a Blended Team n  n  n  Improve individual teacher practice Build the team’s capacity to achieve its goals Intervene on behalf of students
  28. 28. Contact Information Wendy Custable, Applied Arts Director 847-415-4151 wcustable@d125.org Jon Grice, Fine Arts Director 847-415-4751 jgrice@d125.org Website www.d125.org

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