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Maximizing Teacher Collaboration to Realize Collective Impact

Over the past four decades educational experts have agreed upon the characteristics of high-quality professional learning. When the learning of teaching is done collaboratively and teachers’ every day work becomes the source for professional learning, it has a lasting effect on classroom practice. Collaborating for improved student outcomes makes sense.But beyond theory, do educators know where to begin and furthermore, do they know how to sustain the work? In this session, participants will learn how to support purposeful, productive, impactful collaborative work in schools.

The session introduces characteristics of high-quality professional learning and the barriers that get in the way. During this session, we’ll focus on what it means to intentionally interrupt the status quo to overcome barriers to learning that impede permanent change and improvement.

Participants will be able to:

  • list and describe the characteristics of effective professional learning.
  • identify the psychological processes involved in learning and which biases get in the way of making professional learning stick.
  • determine how to utilize protocols to help in overcoming common pitfalls of collaboration.
  • build common understandings about the role teacher leaders and administrators
  • play within an adult learning environment and how that affects collaboration and implementation.

About the Presenter: 

Dr Jenni Donohoo

Jenni Donohoo, PhD, is a three-time, best-selling author and professional learning facilitator with more than 20 years experience in leading school change. Jenni’s three books include: Collaborative Inquiry for Educators: A Facilitator’s Guide to School Improvement, The Transformative Power of Collaborative Inquiry: Realizing Change in Schools and Classrooms (co-authored by Moses Velasco) and Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning.

Jenni completed her doctorate in 2010. Her dissertation focused on fostering metacognition in adolescent students. In addition to her writing and consulting work, Jenni is on contract with the Council of Ontario Directors of Education. In this role she works alongside system and school leaders in order to improve the quality professional learning and collaboration in schools and districts. Jenni has also designed and taught Experienced Principals’ Courses for the Ontario Principals’ Council and Additional Qualification courses for the University of Windsor. Jenni is the past president of Learning Forward Ontario.

Registration Details

Course Code: JD201123

Topic: Maximizing Teacher Collaboration to Realize Collective Impact

Trainer: Dr Jenni Donohoo

Date: 23 July 2024 Tuesday

Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm

Mode of Delivery: Zoom

Closing Date: 7 June 2024 Friday

Workshop Fee: S$250.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST.

Other Information: Registration is on a first come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration

Please contact Joseph Loy by email or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.