Webinar series: Collaborative teams that work with Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper

Webinar series: Collaborative teams that work

with Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper

The Collaborative teams that work webinar series outlines the twelve essential actions of a cycle of learning carried out by highly successful collaborative teams that have embraced the four critical questions of a PLC at Work®.


These virtual sessions will provide proven, practical actions that classroom educators and school leaders can take now to ensure continuous collaboration that results in high levels of learning for all.

Implemented through each cycle of learning (unit of work), these actions provide teams with a roadmap to ensure students and teachers benefit from the learning their collaborative efforts bring.

Presenters Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper share key knowledge and tips to bridge the gap between PLC research and reality for collaborative teams and schools. Viewers will come away from these sessions with a blueprint for collaborative teams to use in their ongoing school improvement efforts. This webinar series has been designed to assist teachers and teams, whether they are working in school or via remote learning, to ensure that any potential learning shortfalls are addressed.

Order the new book from Colin Sloper and Gavin Grift!

Collaborative Teams That Work

The Definitive Guide to Cycles of Learning in a PLC

The PLC at Work® model helps teachers around the world produce better outcomes for their students. But when it comes to putting theory into practice, many find themselves unsure of what to do in collaborative team meetings and how it all translates to the classroom.

With Collaborative teams that work, experienced teachers and educational coaches Colin Sloper and Gavin Grift take the confusion out of the collaborative process for school leaders and educators. They draw on their own experiences of working with schools, leading researchers and practitioners to delineate the right work of high-performing collaborative teams and breaking down cycles of learning into twelve clear actions. Whether your school is just starting out on its PLC journey or your team is ready to take student learning to the next level, this essential guide will bring clarity and focus to your team meetings and generate real results for the students you serve.

Featuring a foreword by internationally sought-after educational consultant Anthony Muhammad, this book transforms the very best research into concrete actions that will help your school answer the critical questions of a PLC, and anticipate, address and overcome the challenges that collaborative teams often encounter on their quest to ensure high levels of learning for all.

Carry Colin and Gavin’s decades of experience into your next cycle of learning with Collaborative teams that work.

$44.95 • HB6104

Robert J Marzano, Tammy Heflebower, Jan K Hoegh, Phil Warrick and Gavin Grift with Laurel Hecker and Janelle Wills

Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs is groundbreaking. It offers F–12 teachers and school leaders a practical, comprehensive model for building successful professional learning communities (PLCs).

Authors Robert J. Marzano, Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, Phil Warrick and Gavin Grift, with contributors Laurel Hecker and Janelle Wills, draw from extensive research and experience to present a clear and compelling look at the future of PLCs. Beginning with essential theory, the authors then detail the practical steps that collaborative teams can take to transform their schools. If you are an educator in the process of developing your school as a PLC, this book is an invaluable resource.

Chris Weber, Tom Hierck and Garth Larson with Colin Sloper and Gavin Grift

The challenges faced when implementing school improvement efforts are complex. Sitting at the epicentre of these efforts is ensuring that all students learn at high levels. In this book, Collaborative Systems of Support, the authors provide schools, leaders and educators with the opportunity to address these challenges both practically and ethically.

Inspired by the promise of Professional Learning Communities, Response to Intervention and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, the authors draw on their collective and extensive background in the field to propose a collaborative and systematic process that ensures high levels of learning for all students, without exception, can be reached.

Tonia Flanagan, Gavin Grift, Kylie Lipscombe, Colin Sloper and Janelle Wills

You would be hard-pressed to find a team, school or system in education today that is not working to become more effective. From Robert Marzano and Michael Fullan to Dylan Wiliam, Michelle Jones and Alma Harris, there is consensus among the world's leading educational researchers that a collaborative approach to practice is the best way for schools to achieve results and improve student learning.

Transformative Collaboration: Five Commitments for Leading a Professional Learning Community provides insights, tips and techniques to help you transform your school through collaboration with the goal of becoming a high-performing PLC. Each chapter revolves around one of the five commitments for leading a PLC that the authors have identified through experience and research as essential to the transformation process.