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Title: Collaboration Toolkit


1
Collaboration Toolkit
  • Wynn Smith
  • Gerry Solomon
  • NCDPI

2
Collaboration
  • is the key to impacting student achievement.

3
We must clearly distinguish between effective
collaboration and the appearance of
teamwork. Schmoker, Mike. Results The Key to
Continuous School Improvement. Alexandria, VA
ASCD, 1998.
4
Collaboration Is a Journey…
  • that goes through stages.

5
Stages of Collaboration
  • Integration - provision of media and technology
    resources to support classroom topics and
    instructional needs
  • Cooperative activities - media and technology
    personnel design lessons to support classroom
    objectives
  • Co-planning - teachers and media and technology
    personnel create cross-curricular lessons and
    units (jointly delivered and evaluated)

6
Developing Communication
  • Regularly scheduled team meetings
  • Rules of the Road for meetings
  • Lead teacher chairs the meeting
  • Teachers talk about curriculum goals and ideas
    for instructional activities
  • Media coordinator and tech facilitator bring
    related resources and activity ideas

7
As you plan together
  • Discuss curriculum goals and objectives
  • Brainstorm possible activities and instructional
    strategies
  • Determine necessary resources
  • Determine outcomes and how to evaluate
  • Schedule time for instructional activities

8
Ultimate Collaboration
  • Formal lessons/units collaboratively planned,
    implemented, and evaluated
  • SLMC and Technology Facilitator may also co-teach
  • Seamless infusion of technology

9
Developing Integrated Units
  • Target the unit (teacher)
  • Brainstorm objectives (collaborative)
  • Refine the activities (collaborative)
  • Assign responsibilities for instruction
  • Schedule time
  • Present the unit (collaborative)
  • Evaluate the unit (collaborative)
  • Dobrot, Nancy and Rosemary McCawley.
  • Beyond Flexible Scheduling, 1992.

10
It Starts with Classroom Objectives
11
The Collaboration Toolkit
12
What Is It?
  • A set of tools to assist collaborative teams in
    working more effectively during scheduled
    planning sessions.

13
What Is a Collaborative Team?
  • Team Leader initiates and facilitates meetings
    communicates session progress
  • Teachers contribute curriculum objectives and
    learning needs of students
  • Administrator ensures that school improvement
    goals are addressed

14
Collaborative Team contd
  • Media Coordinator contributes Information
    Skills objectives, media resources, and
    instructional strategies
  • Technology Facilitator contributes Computer
    Skills objectives, technology resources, and
    instructional strategies
  • Recorder captures session minutes
  • Timekeeper monitors progress to keep session on
    task

15
Media Coordinator and Technology Facilitator
Roles
16
Purpose
  • Provide a vehicle for ensuring productive
    planning focused on student achievement
  • Provide an overview of the entire collaborative
    planning process
  • Provide tools that guide and document the
    planning process

17
Why Is the Focus of the Toolkit on Student Needs?
  • Instructional decisions focused on individual
    student needs ensure
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Motivation
  • Engagement

18
How Should It Be Used?
  • Any or all components can be used by planning
    teams to guide planning
  • Tools should be modified and adapted to meet the
    needs of your school teams

19
Toolkit Components
  • Participant Checklist
  • Team Leader Checklist
  • Agenda Template
  • Results-Based Collaborative Planning Form

20
Toolkit Components contd
  • Rubric
  • Collaborative Planning Session Checklist
  • Suggested Resources

21
Participant Checklist
  • Identifies individual strengths and weaknesses
    of students
  • Gathers materials to bring to meeting, e.g.
  • Lesson/unit plans
  • Resources
  • Calendar
  • Reviews rubric

22
Team Leader Checklist
  • Completes Individual Checklist
  • Creates agenda and shares prior to meeting
  • Obtains calendars

23
Agenda Template
  • Team Leader fills out top of form
  • Recorder documents participants/roles in
    meeting

24
Results-Based Collaborative Planning Form
  • Target instructional goals
  • Identify differentiated instructional strategies
  • Identify appropriate resources

25
Planning Form contd
  • Determine assessment strategies
  • Analyze student progress to determine
    effectiveness of instructional strategies
  • Determine staff development needs

26
Rubric
  • Management/Administration logistics of
    successful planning
  • Student Data making decisions based on analysis
    of student data

27
Collaborative Planning Session Checklist
  • NC SCOS Alignment
  • Instructional Practice
  • Resources
  • Professional Development

28
Resources
  • Research-based strategies for student achievement
  • Formative assessment
  • Student research models
  • Effective teams

29
Collaboration Toolkit
  • www.ncwiseowl.org/impact/toolkit.doc

30
Questions
  • Wynn Smith
  • wsmith_at_dpi.state.nc.us
  • Gerry Solomon
  • gsolomon_at_dpi.state.nc.us
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