Though this post isn’t particularly helpful to new Mac Users (but I AM typing this on my new Mac), I want faculty to know about the good work your colleagues are doing to learn more about collaborative teacher teams.
Lauren DuPriest, Laura Pattison, Marlene Getzendanner, Sue Davenport, Stacy Chalmers, Julie Moor, Linda Cherniavsky, Patty Johnson, Anna Major, Maureen Miller, Sam Gough, Ellen Vesey, Jim Justice, and I are attending a “PLCs at Work” conference in Little Rock (special thanks to Arkansas native Becky Doster for local recommendations!).
Westminster teachers collaborate every day, and many of us are already involved in teams–such as PLCs–that have a specific focus on student learning and growth.
Like many of you, we’ve been inspired to focus more on such things as:
- Learning rather than teaching
- Collaboration rather than isolation
- Defining essential learnings
- Supporting ALL students (not just those in our classes)
- Using common and formative assessments, research, and data to improve instruction and learning