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Collaborative Teams

Collaborative teams allow educators to work interdependently to study and communicate the impact of their teaching, using evidence of student progress to improve outcomes for all students. These teams set the stage for data inquiry, during which the focus shifts from how students work to how students think.

Learning Objectives:

  • Educators collaboratively develop common purposes and goals for improved student outcomes within a culture that embraces continuous school improvement.
  • Educators intentionally collaborate about the most effective practices within curriculum, instruction, assessment, and climate.
  • Educators effectively utilize team processes (agendas, minutes, dialogue and discussion, norms, logistics, consensus, roles, decision-making skills, protocols).

Participant and Presenter Materials

Participant Materials

Participant Handouts: Listed below are handout packets that are valuable to all sections of the CT professional learning module as well as additional handouts specifically related to some of the sections.

pdf-icon CT Handouts Related to All Sections

pdf-icon CT Handouts for B-Agendas and Minutes

pdf-icon CT Handouts F-Collaborative Skills

Pre/Post Educator-Learner Assessments: Pre and post assessments are a component of high quality professional development. It is recommended that all consultants and other trainer/facilitators use them as they tailor their professional development for their audience. The pre/post assessment and the answer key are posted below for downloading and administering.

Word document icon Pre-Post Assessment with Answer Key


Presenter/Consultant Materials

Presenter PowerPoints with Notes

PowerPoint files with detailed presenter notes are available for each learning package.

ppt icon A-Collaborative Teams Overview

ppt icon B-Agendas and Minutes

ppt icon C-Norms

ppt icon D-Roles

ppt icon E-Consensus

ppt icon F-Collaborative Skills

ppt icon G-Protocols

Implementation Supports

Word document icon Next Steps Action Plan

Word document icon Collaborative Teams Practice Profile

Additional Resources

link For useful materials on effective PD delivery, visit the helpful resources page.

Word document icon References