Introduction to Teaming


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This is the first of six PowerPoints used by our school's Building Leadership Team to introduce teaming to the faculty. Concepts and some activities are based on Patrick Lencioni's "Five Dysfunctions of a Team".

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Introduction to Teaming

  1. 1. Teaming IntroductionMarch 15, 2013Find your team card and a place to sitat the table that matches your cardcolor. Please feel free to enjoy somerefreshments before we begin.
  2. 2. IHMS Mission & VisionStatementsOur Mission: To provide for the academic success of every studentOur Vision: To ensure that every student learns
  3. 3. Elevator VideoTeaming Meeting Norms This is a safe place for teaming; all ideas are worth consideration Please be respectful to those around you; avoid side conversations. Use technology to enhance learning  online shopping = inappropriate  Taking notes = appropriate  Cell phones silenced = very appropriate Your participation is needed; please engage in teaming and put away classroom work Everything we do here should reflect our commitment to providing for the academic success of every student.
  4. 4. What is your experience withCross-Curricular Teaming?25% Positive experience9% Negative experience66% No experienceFrom those who responded to the Mindset Discussion #2 Questions
  5. 5. What are we expecting for IHMS? 2013-2014 Goals  We will foster effective communication amongst teachers, administrators, students, and parents.  We will identify and provide for students in need of Tier 2 and 3 Interventions.What are we NOT expecting?  Perfection  One person (or department) to do everything  Ginormous cross-curricular projects with bells and whistles that have absolutely nothing to do with Core instruction
  6. 6. The Five Functions of a Successful Team Focusing on… Results Accountability Embracing… Commitment Achieving… Mastering… ConflictBuilding… Trust Based on The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  7. 7. Team RolesPlease take 2-3 minutes to determinea role for each person in your team.Roles could include, but are notlimited to a spokesperson, note taker,time keeper, or agenda maker. Theteam lead has already been assigned.
  8. 8. Personality TestPlease take about 5 minutes to complete the personalitytest. We’ll share results within your teams shortly.1. What did you find out about your team members from this short exercise?2. Do you think you have a good mix of personalities in your team? Why or why not?3. How does being aware of your team members personalities affect your contributions to the team?
  9. 9. Create Team FlagPurpose To promote team unity To create a team name To be fun To help recognize your “stuff”
  10. 10. Team-Work(aka Homework for Teams)Create a Team Goal to complete bynext meeting (April 5th) in thecontext of our total journey (Five ResultsFunctions of a Successful Team).It may be something as easy as Accountabilitycreating a team Dropbox folder Commitmentand inviting everyone to access it;or your team goal may be Conflictsomething more complex. Trust