In June 2017, Mariana Merritt, MNPS Coordinator of Family and Community Engagement, Pre-K, attended the Leading Collaborative Inquiry Teams workshop. A challenge at the end of the workshop was to use some of the structures, strategies, and principles at your next meeting. Mrs. Merritt was up to the challenge and is willing to share with us strategies she used and how it affected her meeting.
On July 15, 2017, Mariana Merritt facilitated the Parent Ambassador Annual Meeting. Since this group just formed, their first task was to develop a vision and mission statement to guide their work for the 2017-2018 school year. During her reflection, she shared three strategies that helped her effectively lead this collaborative team.
Collaborative Inquiry Process
Diamond Pattern of Interaction
Thanks to Mariana Merritt for allowing us to learn with her.
If you have a collaborative inquiry story and/or need support with collaborative inquiry, please email Margie Johnson at email@example.com.
Lipton, L. & Wellman, B. (2015). Leading groups: Effective strategies for building professional community. Charlotte, VT: MiraVia, LLC.
MNPS Community of Practice. (2017). MNPS collaborative inquiry toolkit website. Retrieved from http://www.mnpscollaboration.org/
Wellman, B. & Lipton, L. (2017). Data-driven dialogue: A facilitator’s guide to collaborative inquiry. Charlotte, VT: MiraVia, LLC.
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