Leading Collaborative Learning

Leading Collaborative Learning

Empowering Excellence

By: Lyn Sharratt, Beate Planche
ISBN: 9781483368979

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Today’s improving school systems require educators who intentionally collaborate and co-learn in service of students to get expected results. This resource-rich book from experts Sharratt and Planche is a straightforward, strategic path to achieving sustainable communities of deep learners. Research-proven inquiry techniques, vignettes, case studies and practical action-oriented protocols help you build strong learning relationships for high-impact student achievement.

System leaders, principals and teachers learn to:

  • Integrate diverse views and perspectives
  • Build trust and hear every voice
  • Apply a replicable inquiry framework to leverage key resources and processes
  • Build students’ cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills
  • Use “Assessment-in-Action” to improve, monitor and sustain student and staff progress
  • Build a collaborative culture through learning together

Use this guide to transform your school from a place of ‘good intentions’ to a center of intentional practice today!

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Leading Collaborative Learning
Chapter 2: From Theory Into Action
Chapter 3: System Leaders Working Alongside School Leaders
Chapter 4: School Leaders Working Alongside Teacher-Leaders
Chapter 5: Teachers Working Alongside Teachers
Chapter 6: Teachers and Students Working Alongside Each Other

Author Biography

Lyn SharrattLyn Sharratt coordinates the doctoral internship program in Educational Administration for the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Lyn is the former Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Services in the York Region District School Board, a school district in Ontario, where she and her curriculum team analyzed assessment data and developed a comprehensive literacy improvement program which they launched with the cooperation of senior leadership, principals in over 200 schools, and 9,000 teachers. The continuously improving 14 Parameter program resulted in increased achievement for a diverse, multicultural, and multilingual population of over 115,000 students, and the district became the top performing district in Ontario. Lyn has been a curriculum consultant and administrator, and she has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings. Lyn has analyzed and commented on public policy for a provincial trustee organization, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, has taught pre-service education at York University, and led in-service professional learning in a provincial teachers’ union head office. Currently, Lyn is on the Advisory Board of the International System and School Leadership Programs for the Ontario Principals’ Council, is an Author Consultant for Corwin Publishing and consults internationally, working with states, systems, school districts, administrators, curriculum consultants, and teachers in Australia, Canada, Chile, the United States, the United Kingdom.

Beate PlancheBeate Planche is an educational practitioner, consultant and researcher. Beate is a sessional instructor in Graduate Education for the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Through her consulting work, Beate provides research, consulting and coaching for educators in the areas of literacy programming, collaborative inquiry, and inquiry-based learning for students. Beate is a former Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services in the York Region District School Board as well as a former Superintendent supervising schools, a principal, vice principal and a co-director of a private school. During Beate’s tenure as Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services, the department she led served over 200 schools and 9,000 teachers through their work with Area Superintendents, area Learning Networks and their work with new teachers, and teachers seeking individual support. In her 20 years in educational administration, Beate has led in-service professional learning and has supported and mentored many new administrators, as well as curriculum and teacher leaders. Beate taught elementary as well as secondary students, spending a large portion of her career in Special Education working with students identified with learning disabilities.

 

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