During the September ELP (Executive Lead Principal) meeting for Dr Michelle Springer's network, they reviewed various sets of data around literacy achievement. A request made by the principals in the network was to form a community of practice with representation from the schools to take a deep dive into literacy achievement.
With representatives identified, the Literacy Community of Practice (CoP) convened on January 24, 2017 for an all day meeting to discuss literacy not only with school representatives, but central office, high school, and community partner representatives.
Using the collaborative inquiry process to plan for the day's conversations, the CoP identified hopes, fears, and successes for their CoP. Building upon the successes, the Literacy CoP for Dr. Springer's network is working to Shift the Narrative by leveraging the collaborative expertise in the CoP.
To learn more about the day, including top three barriers guiding the work, please go to: http://www.mnpscollaboration.org/dr-springer-literacy-cop.html.
You can also access other collaborative inquiry workshop materials at the Workshop Warehouse located at http://www.mnpscollaboration.org/workshop-warehouse.html
Hattie, J. (Fall 2015). What works in education: The politics of collaborative expertise. London, UK: Pearson. Retrieved from https://www.pearson.com/content/dam/corporate/global/pearson-dot-com/files/hattie/150526_ExpertiseWEB_V1.pdf
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