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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S. Hord & W. Sommers, Leading Professional Learning Communities, pg.11
“The most successful student learning occurs when teachers find solutions together.” (pg. 25)
Professional Learning Communities: Communities of Continuous Inquiry and Improvement
Defining Collaborative Culture
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)
Make a T Chart
You Tube, Teamwork Funny CTS Connect
Solution Tree: Rick DuFour on Groups vs. Teams, http://youtu.be/0hV65KIItlE
What is the purpose of teaming?
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Elements of an Effective Team
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
The Power of Teamwork by Scott Beare & Michael McMillan, Simple Truths http://youtu.be/VhnylkfKUH4