Presentation on theme: "2012 Summer Institute STRUCTURING AND SUPPORTING EFFECTIVE TEACHER TEAMS."— Presentation transcript:
2012 Summer Institute STRUCTURING AND SUPPORTING EFFECTIVE TEACHER TEAMS
2012 Summer Institute I believe in individuals banding together for a higher purpose. Some people don’t like organizations. But it is always awesome to me when you can pool a lot of people who have so many talents. That’s when you can really make your program move. ~Hortense Canady
2012 Summer Institute SESSION GOALS DISCUSS PHILOSOPHICAL AND RESEARCH CENTRAL TO THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO TEAMING ENGAGE IN EXPERIENCES TO EXPLORE THOUGHTS ABOUT COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO TEAMING SHARE IDEAS AND BEST PRACTICES FOR FORMING AND SUPPORTING TEACHER TEAMS
2012 Summer Institute TEAM FORMATION 1.Pick up a post-it note at your table 2.Find four other people with a common word or phrase 3.Identify the theme _________________________ 1.Develop a team name 2.Each team member should identify one skill that will compliment the team 3.DO NOT WRITE NORMS YET!
2012 Summer Institute RESEARCH 1.Read the passage at your table. 2.Spend a moment thinking about the meaning of the passage for you and your work. 3.As a team, identify a word or phrase that your team believes is critical to understanding teaming.
2012 Summer Institute THREE KEY IDEAS BEHIND TEAMING… IN TALENT DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS Teaching and learning should be the heart of the school. Teaching and learning should be the heart of the school. Distributive leadership is utilized to solve problems and make decisions. Distributive leadership is utilized to solve problems and make decisions. Adults are viewed as learners…the school is the device by which we reach the students. Adults are viewed as learners…the school is the device by which we reach the students.
2012 Summer Institute NORMS WHAT IS THE EXPECTED BEHAVIOR OF EACH TEAM MEMBER? Norms are standards or expectations of conduct that guide the behavior of the team members. Norms is a way of saying "this is what we normally expect to see happen, but we do understand that occasionally circumstances may cause you to perform outside the norm". Norms tend to result in conformity
2012 Summer Institute NORMS As a team, develop a prioritized list of four norms. Write them on your poster. Be prepared to discuss the process.
2012 Summer Institute CHARATERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE TEAM Shared Vision Strong Leadership TrustRespect Open Communication Clear roles Complimentary Skills
2012 Summer Institute TEACHER TEAMS Team Leader English Teacher(s) Guidance Counselor Social Studies Teacher(s) Science Teacher(s) Elective Teacher(s) Special Educator Math Teacher(s)
2012 Summer Institute ROLES Facilitator Keeps meeting moving through the agenda Recorder Takes and distributes minutes of meetings Time Keeper Reminds others of time remaining Motivator Keeps the meeting positive
2012 Summer Institute OTHER SCHOOL ROLES Data Collector Gathers and prepares data for team Special Events Coordinator Prepares for field trips, guest speakers, etc. Recognition Coordinator Plans awards assemblies, attendance celebrations, honor roll Community Outreach Coordinator Prepares activities with/for parents and other community members
2012 Summer Institute TEAM LEADER Scheduling, developing agenda for and conducting team meetings Serves as liaison between Academy administration and the team Facilitating communication among team members, among parents and the team, and among teachers and students
2012 Summer Institute RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT DO TEACHER TEAMS DO? Identify and address student challenges and needs Analyze data to set common instructional goals Work together to personalize the learning environment for each student Meet regularly at scheduled times Conference with students and/or their families Organize instructional day Coordinate special events and activities
2012 Summer Institute VOICES FROM THE FIELD Team Formation Team Challenges & Successes Support for Teams
2012 Summer Institute Cheree Davis, School Transformation Facilitator Gwen Statham, School Transformation Facilitator Amarena Baker, BTDHS Team Leader THANK YOU!
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2012 Summer Institute ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS OF TEAMING 1.Why should we do this? 2.What is our goal? 3.How do we do this? 4.What am I supposed to do? 5.How do we begin to do this? 6.What do we do now? 7.How does this contribute to our goal? 8.How can we be sure things are getting done? 9.How do we effectively address our challenges? 10.How do we know if what we are doing is working?
2012 Summer Institute SCHOOL TEAM School Transformation Facilitator Instructional Facilitators –Math –ELA School and Students Support Coordinator Communities in Schools-Site Coordinator City Year-Program Director Administrator