Presentation on theme: "Welcome! Your hosts today are: Aaron Tark, Assistant Principal, Atholton E.S. Terri Savage, Elementary Instructional Facilitator in the Department of Special."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome! Your hosts today are: Aaron Tark, Assistant Principal, Atholton E.S. Terri Savage, Elementary Instructional Facilitator in the Department of Special Education
Review of Outcomes Increase understanding of our professional learning for the year Explore change theory as it applies to our leadership and practice Use change theory as a lens to enhance authentic collaborative planning Examine school and centrally based models of collaborative teaming that have leveraged adult and student learning Enhance relationships between and among DOI colleagues to strengthen our learning community
Professional Learning and Student Results http://www.learningforward.org/news/jsd/index.cfm
Building a Climate of Collaboration: Outcomes Explore characteristics of collaboration for achieving results Identify strategies to foster a climate of collaboration through on-going reflection
Check-in Think about a team you are currently on and/or leading. How often does this team reflect on its success at collaborating?
Partner Discussion What structures or strategies have you used or experienced to promote reflection within the team you had in mind? What was the impact?
Quote about Collaboration The only way to build trust professionally or personally is by being trustworthy. -Gerald Arprey, CEO American Airlines
Creating a Climate of Collaboration Leaders need to be able to inspire trust and confidence in others. Trust is about credibility. Credibility boils down into four focus areas: Integrity Intent Capabilities Results
Integrity: Are you congruent? Integrity includes honesty (telling the truth and leaving the right impression) Congruence (walking your talk), humility, and the courage to do what is right
Intent: What’s your agenda? Intent is about motive and behavior Motive is your reason for doing something. Agenda grows out of motive. It’s what you intend to do or promote because of your motive. Behavior is the manifestation of motive and agenda.
Capabilities: Are you relevant? Capabilities are the talents, skills, knowledge, capacities, and abilities we have that enable us to perform with excellence One way to accelerate the rate of learning, both individually and organizationally, is to learn with the intent to teach others that you learn (you learn most when you teach)
Results: What’s your track record? How to improve your results: Take responsibility for results (focus on results, not activities) Expect to win – we tend to get what we expect, both from ourselves and from others. When we expect more, we tend to get more; when we expect less, we tend to get less Finish strong – results are all about finishing strong
Time to Collaborate Spend some time exploring collaboration keeping integrity, intent, capabilities, and results in the front of your mind.
Reflection Take some time to analyze and reflect on the collaborative process you used to complete this chart. What went well? What didn’t go well? What can you infer about the collaborative process? How does reflection inform your practice for future collaborative meetings?
Closing In what ways does the knowledge of integrity, intent, capabilities, and results help you begin to reflect on the collaborative practices in your building/office?