Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools
The core of a professional learning community is a network of collaborative teams – the groups of teachers who work together to improve student learning. Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools offers F–12 teachers, leaders and administrators a practical, comprehensive model for implementing high-performing professional learning communities (PLCs). The PLC process emphasises collaboration, critical inquiry, and improved learning, and has been proven to significantly benefit teachers, students, and school leaders at all levels. Rather than working in isolation, teachers work in collaboration to ensure students don’t slip through the ‘cracks’.
The Collaborative Teams that Transform Schools framework builds on the four key questions of PLCs at Work® and adds two other significant questions for teams to consider:
- What is it we want our students to know?
- How will we know if our students are learning?
- How will we respond when students do not learn?
- How will we enrich and extend the learning for students who are proficient?
- How will we increase our instructional competence?
- How will we coordinate our efforts as a school?
Workshops and In-School Support Services
- Two consecutive days for a thorough overview of all session outcomes.
- Multiple one-day sessions to go deeper with individual session outcomes.
Learn how to transform the work of collaborative teams through applying evidence-based approaches to curriculum, assessment, instruction, teacher development and leadership. Participants will explore:
- School-wide and team norms and how to apply them
- Key considerations when working with team members to build Productive Collaboration
- How to develop a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
- Key insights into using data and formative assessment as key levers for change
- How to use SMART Goals to build genuine collective responsibility
- How PLCs develop teachers in their professional practice – what to focus on and what to avoid
- Key responsibilities needed to contribute to the leadership of PLCs
- Interactive webinars –Tailored sessions to focus on specific aspects of the framework to meet the needs of the school
- In-school Coaching Support – Our experts can work with teams of educators to clarify, analyse, explore and plan the range of possibilities available to achieve the school’s implementation goals and priorities.
- Progress Reports - The progress report draws upon the latest research into the practices of successful professional learning communities (PLCs) to evaluate advances made and challenges faced during a school’s journey towards becoming a PLC. The report captures relevant data from the school, reviews of schoolwide products and artefacts as well as interviews with leadership and teaching staff on-site to highlight progress and recommendations for future actions.
Who should attend?
All educators, including (but not limited to) classroom teachers, principals/assistant principals, and instructional coaches.