“….collective efficacy, or the shared belief that the group will successfully achieve its goal, is a prime resource for sustained improvements in student learning”
(Goddard, Hoy, & Woolfolk Hoy, 2004).
On December 6, 2016, representatives from MNPS had the opportunity to present at the Learning Forward conference. The presentation, Leveraging Collaboration for Supporting Student Achievement, shared the three-year journey of MNPS’ partnership with the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (REL AP) for building middle school educators’ capacities to engage in the collaborative inquiry process for raising student achievement. The presentation provided evidence-based, practical tips for translating collaborative inquiry from theory at the national level to implementation at the district, school, and classroom levels.
While you can access the presentation below, here’s an overview of what was shared:
Whitney Akin, 5th grade literacy teacher at Dupont Hadley, shared how she took the idea of innovation configuration map and the collaborative inquiry process into her classroom. She has her students create an IC Map for data chats, so they know the expectations of them. She also uses the collaborative inquiry process as a literacy strategy for helping students process text. Check out her literacy handout HERE.
Goddard, R. G., Hoy, W.K., & Woolfolk Hoy, A. (2004). Collective efficacy: Theoretical development, empirical evidence, and future directions. Educational Researchers, 33, 2-13.
Johnson, M. (2016). Experience from the field. Excerpt obtained from How to Make Data Work: A Guide for Educational Leaders, pp. 171.
Lipton, L. & Wellman, B. (2012). Got data? Now what? Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.
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