How is Collaborative Planning like . . . ?. Plan curriculum, units, lessons, & assessments Examine student work Examine teacher work Plan the use and evaluation of instructional practices. Collaborative planning involves a group, team, or partnership of people working and learning together .
. . . is a systematic process in which teachers work together to analyze and improve their classroom practice. Teachers work in teams, engaging in an ongoing cycle of questions that promote deep team learning. This process, in turn, leads to higher levels of student achievement.
Richard Dufour, 2004
Improvements in instruction
Increases in student achievement
Increase in teacher pedagogical knowledge
Overall increase in teacher satisfaction
Lower turn-over rate among beginning teachers
(weekly or bi-weekly)
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