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Collaboration friday

  1. 1.
  2. 2. Collaboration…. often associated with ‘teamwork’<br />
  3. 3. Collaborative Culture<br />Positive Attributes<br />Tired Instruction<br />Planning Process<br />Out of the Box and Join the Circle of Collaboration <br />Shared Beliefs<br />Meaningful <br />Instruction<br />Shared <br />Accountably<br />Mutual Goals<br />Meaningful Planning<br />Reflections<br />Defined Roles<br />Best Practice<br />
  4. 4. Collaboration<br />Teacher collaboration can be:<br /><ul><li>Two teachers informally discussing a student’s progress
  5. 5. Cooperative planning
  6. 6. Long-term, regularly scheduled meetings with school stakeholders
  7. 7. Examining state standards, and research to overhaul curricula</li></ul>One of the constants, however, when educators come together to collaborate is the intellectual effort they put forth to better themselves as a group to benefit their students.<br />
  8. 8. Hmm…<br />
  9. 9. Positive Attributes of Collaboration<br /><ul><li>Increased opportunity to interact with their colleagues in areas of difficulty
  10. 10. Obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources
  11. 11. Shared commitment in monitoring results and making adjustments when barriers and problems are identified;
  12. 12. Shared information and resources;
  13. 13. Opportunities for risk-taking, new roles, and continued learning;
  14. 14. Flexibility in terms of different styles and different ways to meet goals
  15. 15. Communication and cooperation
  16. 16. Ability to disagree and still work together
  17. 17. Time and opportunity to plan and build classroom structure
  18. 18. Joint decision-making
  19. 19. An increase in teacher sensitivity to other's roles and responsibilities.</li></li></ul><li>Planning Process<br />
  20. 20. <ul><li>A clear understanding of where we have been.
  21. 21. A methodical examination of the school environment.
  22. 22. A thorough assessment of the school’s mission.
  23. 23. A clear vision of organizational goals.
  24. 24. A process to present ways of reaching those goals.
  25. 25. An inclusive, collaborative process for gathering information, ideas, opinions and intuitions on which goals and decisions are based.
  26. 26. A realization that planning never stops.</li></ul>Planning Process<br />
  27. 27. Meaningful Planning For Collaboration <br />“Commitment must be given to a data-driven curriculum, to clear and specific objectives, and to a mindset of deep purpose for meaningful planning and collaboration.”<br />Gamble, J. (2008)<br />
  28. 28. Meaningful Planning For Collaboration <br />Collaborative planning requires <br />making <br />the time to work and learn with colleagues.<br />
  29. 29. <ul><li>Develop a master schedule that includes time for shared planning time.</li></ul>Meaningful Planning For Collaboration <br /><ul><li>Allow students to have longer instructional periods with fewer teachers through the integration and implementation of technology.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Build professional development days into the school calendar that are specifically for collaborative planning .
  30. 30. Ensure that meetings (whether face-to-face or digital) provide opportunities for collaborative planning.</li></ul>Meaningful Planning For Collaboration <br />
  31. 31. MEANINGFUL PLANNING KEEPS YOUR SCHOOL FROM BECOMING… <br />
  32. 32. School-based teams use a variety of configurations as an approach for providing collaboration:<br /><ul><li>Connecting People to Information and Knowledge
  33. 33. Connecting People to People
  34. 34. Organizational Improvement
  35. 35. Knowledge Exchange
  36. 36. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous</li></ul>Best Practices<br />
  37. 37. <ul><li>Diigo - a social bookmarking site available anywhere there is Internet access
  38. 38. GoogleDocs enables multiple people in different locations to work simultaneously on the same document from any computer with Internet access
  39. 39. Oovooallows up to a 4 person collaborative video conference</li></ul>Collaborative Tools<br />
  40. 40. <ul><li>greater teacher retention rates
  41. 41. increased teacher job satisfaction
  42. 42. improved student achievement</li></ul>Benefits of Staff Collaboration<br />
  43. 43. The proliferation of Web 2.0 tools on the web offers numerous ways of collaborating with colleagues<br />Web 2.0 Tools<br />
  44. 44. Collaboration can occur anywhere at anytime through the use of the Internet, digital video and communication technologies.<br />
  45. 45. The 21st Century Real World…<br />
  46. 46. Teachers collaborate during lesson planning to personalize learning for each student.<br />Tiered Instruction<br />
  47. 47. Tiered Instruction is:<br />
  48. 48. Tiered Instruction Is: <br />
  49. 49. <ul><li>Tiers are flexible
  50. 50. Collaboration between educators and parents</li></ul>Tiered Instruction<br />
  51. 51. Roles<br />Roles are not necessary, but may be used.<br />Suggested roles:<br /><ul><li> Facilitator/Leader
  52. 52. Notetaker/Listener
  53. 53. Questioner/Devil’s Advocate
  54. 54. Harmonizer</li></li></ul><li>Participants feel their presence and contribution is important to the group.<br />
  55. 55. Active Participation<br /><ul><li>Talking
  56. 56. Asking questions
  57. 57. Acknowledging and resolving conflict
  58. 58. Clear decision making processes
  59. 59. Making decisions
  60. 60. Volunteering for tasks
  61. 61. Bringing information back to the group (scaffolding)</li></li></ul><li>Active Participation<br /><ul><li>Holding each other to commitments
  62. 62. Equalizing power
  63. 63. Note taking
  64. 64. Facilitation—a means to the end</li></li></ul><li>Mutual Goals<br />
  65. 65.
  66. 66. Mutual Accountability<br /><ul><li>People collaborate only when they share a goal
  67. 67. Make sure the goals are clearly defined
  68. 68. There must be buy-in to achieve success
  69. 69. Mutual goals should be concrete and attainable</li></li></ul><li>Shared Accountability<br />
  70. 70.
  71. 71. Shared Accountability<br /><ul><li>Reinforces a sense of equality
  72. 72. Accept responsibility for results both positive or negative
  73. 73. Promotes trust and individual integrity
  74. 74. Accountability should address the issue, not assign blame
  75. 75. Everyone is responsible for doing their share </li></li></ul><li>Shared Beliefs<br /> Teachers’ instructional practices should support the achievement of 21st century learning expectations by:<br /><ul><li>personalizing instruction
  76. 76. engaging students in cross disciplinary learning
  77. 77. engaging students as active and self-directed learners
  78. 78. emphasizing inquiry, problem solving, and higher order thinking skills
  79. 79. applying knowledge and skills to authentic tasks
  80. 80. engaging students in self-assessment and reflection
  81. 81. integrating technology </li></li></ul><li>Shared Beliefs<br /><ul><li>Teachers have a shared responsibility for student achievement across the entire school community.
  82. 82. Teachers have expectations of their students and of themselves to be life-long learners.</li></li></ul><li>Reflection<br />

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