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Professional Learning Community. Creating Collaborative Culture. Bringing Focus to Professional Learning Community. Creating Collaborative Culture. Talking with one another about their practice Sharing their craft knowledge Observing one another while they are engaged in their practice

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Professional learning community
Professional Learning Community

  • Creating Collaborative Culture



Creating collaborative culture
Creating Collaborative Culture

  • Talking with one another about their practice

  • Sharing their craft knowledge

  • Observing one another while they are engaged in their practice

  • Rooting for one another

    S. Hord & W. Sommers, Leading Professional Learning Communities, pg.11


Why collaboration
Why Collaboration?

“The most successful student learning occurs when teachers find solutions together.” (pg. 25)

Professional Learning Communities: Communities of Continuous Inquiry and Improvement


Create a symbolic representation about collaborative culture based on the following definition
Create a symbolic representation about collaborative culture based on the following definition........

Defining Collaborative Culture


Definition of collaboration creating common language
Definition of Collaboration based on the following definition......Creating Common Language

A systematic process in which we work together, interdependently to analyze and impact professional practice in order to improve our individual and collective results. Dufour, Dufour, andEaker


“Little happens in a relationship until individuals learn to trust each other.”

(David W. Johnson)


Building trust
Building Trust learn to trust each other.”

Make a T Chart

  • Behaviors/ Processes that build trust

  • Behaviors/ Processes that diminish trust


Importance of teams
Importance of TEAMS???? learn to trust each other.”

You Tube, Teamwork Funny CTS Connect

http://youtu.be/1qzzYrCTKuk


Team vs group
Team vs Group learn to trust each other.”

  • Identify the characteristics of a group

  • Identify the characteristics of a team

  • Compare

Solution Tree: Rick DuFour on Groups vs. Teams, http://youtu.be/0hV65KIItlE


7 stages of the team performance model
7 Stages of the Team Performance Model learn to trust each other.”

  • Orientation: Why am I here?

  • Trust building: Who are you?

  • Goal clarification: What are we doing here?

  • Commitment: How will we do it?

  • Implementation: Who does what, when, where?

  • High performance: Wow!

  • Renewal : Why continue?

  • Drexler, Sibbet, & Forrester, 2009 as cited in Journal of Staff Development,VOL.30 #5 , Ginny Lee pg. 46


What is the purpose of teaming? learn to trust each other.”

  • What teams do you have at your school?

  • What is their purpose in working towards the common vision?

  • What makes these teams effective or ineffective?

  • Are the teams/groups there by tradition or are they established to work towards the school improvement goals?

  • How do you assess a teams’ effectiveness?



Elements of an Effective Team have a willingness to work together in continuous improvement processes?

1. Collaboration is ROUTINE and embedded

2. Time for collaboration is established during the school day.

3. Student achievement is always the focus - it is the mission

4. Collaboration yields tangible and relevant products

5. Collaborative teams develop norms that guide discussion

6. Specific and measurable goals reflect a focus on student achievement

7. Data is transparent and information is relevant

8. Everything is purposeful and aligned


Cultural shift
Cultural Shift have a willingness to work together in continuous improvement processes?


Creating Time have a willingness to work together in continuous improvement processes?


Create a plan of action
Create a Plan of Action have a willingness to work together in continuous improvement processes?


Together we can
Together we CAN! have a willingness to work together in continuous improvement processes?

The Power of Teamwork by Scott Beare & Michael McMillan, Simple Truths http://youtu.be/VhnylkfKUH4


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