Collaboration Cycle for Effective Instruction

Collaboration Cycle for Effective Instruction

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The Collaboration Cycle for Effective Instruction represents a problem-solving method as well as a protocol for teacher collaborative meetings. These seven steps  are designed around domains teachers are already familiar with: assessment,  curriculum, and instruction.

 

collab-cycle-1 These steps continue as a cycle. They can be repeated school-wide, within a team, or for an individual teacher.

“Learning in organizations means the continuous testing of experience, and the transformation  of that experience into knowledge 9 accessible to the whole organization, and relevant to its core  purpose.”  (Senge, 1994)

collab-cycle-2How Long Should the Collaboration Cycle last?

Each school is different and the time for teachers to meet and collaborate varies greatly from school to school. The depth and complexity of the goals tends to drive the length of the cycle. We  recommend keeping goals manageable and relatively short-term. Four to six weeks is a good general guideline, though some schools set weekly goals.

“School success is dependent upon its ability to enable teachers to leave the isolation of their  own classrooms and think about student work in the broader contexts of school improvement  and professional development.” (Little, Gearhart, Curry, and Kafka, 2003)

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School Design

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Balanced Instructional Design

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Common Core State Standards

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Global Competencies

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Collaboration Cycle

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Rel. Communities of Learners

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Response To Instruction

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Instructional Coaching

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Support Special Education

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Support English Learners

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