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Creating A Culture of
CollaborationSarah Garr B.A. B.Ed. M.A.
Email garr_s@surreyschools.ca Twitter @garr_s
SFU Summer Ins...
Mom
Educator
Learning
Partners
Department
Leader
Unwitting
Innovator
“Risk
Taker”
My Story
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Teacher
Isolation
Agenda
Making
Global
& Local
Connections
Taking Risks
&
Innovation
Student
Learning
&
Achievement
#sfusi...
“Schools and systems that foster highly
collaborative practices and purposely
build social capital are places where
new p...
Do we have a responsibility as
educators to connect and
collaborate with our colleagues?
Teacher Isolation
#sfusi2014 S. G...
Teacher
Isolation
Detachment
Dissatisfaction
Stagnation
Teacher Isolation
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Establishing Global and Local Connections:
Digital and Face to Face
Global & Local Connections
It’...
Global
Connections
--Dr. Alec Couros
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
There are
numerous
“tools that
mediate
connections
…The
peopl...
“We often complain about the isolation
that is evident in education, but it is no
longer a foregone conclusion.
Isolation ...
Twitter: Professional Learning Network
#sd36learn #cpchat #bced #aussied
Global Connections
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Self-Reflection & Sharing: Making Learning Visible
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
http://www.teachergarr.blogsp
ot.ca/20...
Global Connections
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Global Audience via Twitter-
But still about relationships.
Twitter: School Community & Culture
#1000awesomethingsaboutsulli #sullirocks #sullilearns
Local Connections
#sfusi2014 S. ...
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Local Connections
Time is a valuable commodity.
Sullivan Heights
Learning Partners Program
http://sullilearningpartners.blogspot.ca
Local Connections
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2...
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Local Connections
Learning Partners Program:
 Decreases teacher isolation by
providing opportunit...
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Local Connections
Teacher Drop in Day allows teachers
the rare opportunity to visit colleagues’
cl...
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Local Connections
Collaborative Teacher Inquiry
http://youtu.be/9bxZ3HK3iiU
The Importance of Disrupting Routines
Taking Risks & Innovation
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Digitization of Binders
Open Source, Open Access
Binder Digital
Taking Risks & Innovation
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
iTunes U: What is it?
http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/itunes-u/
Taking Risks & Innovation
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Surrey School District #36
iTunes U Course Development Project
Taking Risks & Innovation
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Yup, defi...
iTunes U Course Manager:
Course Creation
https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/coursemanager/
Taking Risks & Innovation
#sfusi2...
Curating Content
 Choosing content: Reflection & Selection
 Copyright considerations: Creative Commons
 Selecting Asset...
iTunes U English 8 Course
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/course/english-8/id733901584
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Taking Risks & ...
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Student Learning
& Achievement
“The powerful collaboration that characterizes
professional learnin...
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Student Learning
& Achievement
Supporting
Teacher
Collaboration
Supports
Integration of
Innovative...
Questions & Feedback
#sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
Picture Credits
Slide 1 Ripples: http://opsafeintl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/79c29.jpg
Slide 5 Open Door:
http://heal...
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Creating a Culture of Collaboration SFU Summer Institute 2014

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Teacher isolation is the enemy of innovation and growth. Educators have a responsibility to their students to connect and collaborate, reaching beyond their classroom walls.

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration SFU Summer Institute 2014

  1. 1. Creating A Culture of CollaborationSarah Garr B.A. B.Ed. M.A. Email garr_s@surreyschools.ca Twitter @garr_s SFU Summer Institute 2014 #sfusi2014 #sd36learn #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  2. 2. Mom Educator Learning Partners Department Leader Unwitting Innovator “Risk Taker” My Story #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  3. 3. Teacher Isolation Agenda Making Global & Local Connections Taking Risks & Innovation Student Learning & Achievement #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  4. 4. “Schools and systems that foster highly collaborative practices and purposely build social capital are places where new pedagogies thrive. In particular; teacher isolation is the enemy here.” -A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy 2014 Teacher Isolation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  5. 5. Do we have a responsibility as educators to connect and collaborate with our colleagues? Teacher Isolation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  6. 6. Teacher Isolation Detachment Dissatisfaction Stagnation Teacher Isolation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  7. 7. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Establishing Global and Local Connections: Digital and Face to Face Global & Local Connections It’s about relationships.
  8. 8. Global Connections --Dr. Alec Couros #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 There are numerous “tools that mediate connections …The people behind those tools are the most important.”
  9. 9. “We often complain about the isolation that is evident in education, but it is no longer a foregone conclusion. Isolation is now a choice educators make.” -- George Couros http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/4156 Global Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  10. 10. Twitter: Professional Learning Network #sd36learn #cpchat #bced #aussied Global Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  11. 11. Self-Reflection & Sharing: Making Learning Visible The good, the bad, and the ugly. http://www.teachergarr.blogsp ot.ca/2013_09_01_archive.html Global Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 “There’s a natural transparency that emerges.” How To Make Better Teachers --Dean Shareski
  12. 12. Global Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Global Audience via Twitter- But still about relationships.
  13. 13. Twitter: School Community & Culture #1000awesomethingsaboutsulli #sullirocks #sullilearns Local Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  14. 14. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Local Connections Time is a valuable commodity.
  15. 15. Sullivan Heights Learning Partners Program http://sullilearningpartners.blogspot.ca Local Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  16. 16. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Local Connections Learning Partners Program:  Decreases teacher isolation by providing opportunities to connect with colleagues.  Provides release time to teachers to facilitate inter-departmental collaboration.  Facilitates and supports reciprocal, non-hierarchical peer-mentoring partnerships (both beginner and experienced teachers).
  17. 17. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Local Connections Teacher Drop in Day allows teachers the rare opportunity to visit colleagues’ classrooms as a method to discover and share teaching resources and strategies. #OpenDoors
  18. 18. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Local Connections Collaborative Teacher Inquiry http://youtu.be/9bxZ3HK3iiU
  19. 19. The Importance of Disrupting Routines Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  20. 20. Digitization of Binders Open Source, Open Access Binder Digital Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  21. 21. iTunes U: What is it? http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/itunes-u/ Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  22. 22. Surrey School District #36 iTunes U Course Development Project Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Yup, definitely out of my comfort zone.
  23. 23. iTunes U Course Manager: Course Creation https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/coursemanager/ Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  24. 24. Curating Content  Choosing content: Reflection & Selection  Copyright considerations: Creative Commons  Selecting Assets: Apps, iMovie, iBooks, documents #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Taking Risks & Innovation
  25. 25. iTunes U English 8 Course https://itunes.apple.com/ca/course/english-8/id733901584 #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Taking Risks & Innovation
  26. 26. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Student Learning & Achievement “The powerful collaboration that characterizes professional learning communities is a systemic process in which teachers work together to analyze and improve their classroom practice…[which] in turn, leads to higher levels of student achievement”. –Richard DuFour, Schools As Learning Communities
  27. 27. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Student Learning & Achievement Supporting Teacher Collaboration Supports Integration of Innovative Instructional and Assessment Practices Supports Student Learning & Achievement Supported Teachers = Supported Students Makes sense to me.
  28. 28. Questions & Feedback #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014
  29. 29. Picture Credits Slide 1 Ripples: http://opsafeintl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/79c29.jpg Slide 5 Open Door: http://healthewound.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/closed-door.jpg Slide 7 Connections: http://www.activeendurance.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Connection.jpg Slide 13 Alarm Clock: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b2010-07- 20_Black_windup_alarm_clock_face.jpg Slide 19 Clock: http://img.ksl.com/slc/2498/249813/24981301.jpg Slide 28 Question mark:http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/agents/kutchuk/files/Man-With- Question-05.png #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014

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