Transcript: or the world without colaboration might not be so helpful maybe because if there wasn't colaboration then we might not have been able to get the things that we have in our world today like cars trains all of those things needed collaboration to be built. THE END GOAL! and i think that without collaboration that we wouldn't have most of the things that we had today cause the things that we use like technology like phones, iPads, laptops, all of those things needed collaboration to be built so i think that without collaboration that the world would not be as good as it is now. what a world would be like without collaboration is it might be more helpful maybe. Hope you enjoyed my presentation.
Transcript: Task 1 Families, Teachers & School Collaboration Task 2 Trust Communication Authenticity Compromise Respect Characteristics of Effective Collaboration Communication Compromise Authenticity Team Player Task 3 Teacher and Home Connections Monthly Newsletters How I can Help my child Information Parent Wish Jars Meet the Teacher brochure Remind texts/ email Positive Notes Home Fun Parent Game for back to school Quick Communication More Communication How Can I Help My child? Parent Wish Jar Positive Notes Task 4 Meet the Teacher Night Back to School Night Academic Night Holiday Music Shows Stem Night Open House Donuts for Dads mornings Muffins for Moms mornings Fun in the Sun Day School & Home Connections Task 5 Confidentiality Conflict of Interest Competence Consent Respect Ethical Issues Field trip forms movie consent forms picture consent forms (school websites,yearbook,portfolios, class projects) Consent A conflict of Interest is a situation in which someone's personal (financial, or other social, sexual, family etc.) interests could influence his judgement or actions in carrying out his job. Conflict of Interest Lock up student records (including conversations written or taped records, notes, test results etc.) Confidentiality Do what you say you will do Only Promise what you can accomplish Look for more effective methods when current methods don't work Competence
Transcript: Successful Communication 3. The educators perspective will be unique from the parents. There are 3 skills important to effective collaboration! Verbal Responses: Offer short responses Paraphrase their response Open-ended questions Turn and Chat: Demonstrate positive verbal responses, active listening and physical attendance What is Collaboration? Turn and Talk JARGON should be eliminated or explained! “A style for direct interaction between at least two co-equal parties voluntarily engaged in shared decision making as they work toward a common goal”. Friend and Cook (2010, p.7.) Conversations NOT Interviews Parents remain the number 1 constant in their child's schooling! Respect Equality Commitment Equal Partnerships No pecking order Contributions equally valued Equal power in decision making Appreciate differences in opinion Physically Attending: Facial Expressions Gestures Eye Contact Personal Space Turn and Chat: Demonstrate that you are physically attending to the conversation Parents are EXPERTS on their own child Turn and Talk: What would effective collaboration look like given this definition? All teachers and staff in Education services must be sensitive to how their behavior is being received by others. Disability Standard 8 (DDA, 1992) Jargon creates barriers New Diagnosis? Parents will often grieve the loss of their hopes and dreams. 2. Each child is unique. Get creative with solutions to mutual goals. Open Communication = Meaningful Engagement Collaboration Limit Jargon 1. Respect the student as an individual What skills does Celia need master, to become an effective communicator? Turn and Talk: Create a list of jargon teachers use Equal Partnerships Staff Meeting Presentation by Karen Price Active Listening: Be animated Make comments Look interested Ask questions Offer personal story Turn and Chat: Demonstrate active listening AND physically attending Limit Jargon How do we fully engage in our communication with families? Open Communication 3 very important take home points
Transcript: Engagement can be defined several ways when connected with collaboration: 1. Enjoying the line of work and who you work with 2. Confident in the school and the cause 3. Include others in decision making 4. Open-minded and accepting #4 Respect 5 Characteristics of effective collaboration Topics of discussion Characteristics of effective collaboration Ways to foster collaboration and involvement Approaches to promote school-home connections Ethical issues to consider when working with parents and families Know who you are and what you stand for Voice your thoughts and viewpoint without fear of judgement Acknowledge your own faults Accept different views and opinions Be honest to yourself and others "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford Collaboration Presentation 1. Commitment 2. Authenticity 3. Engagement 4. Respect 5. Positivity Personal Connections: Share who you are using a storybook or "Meet the Teacher" letter, encourage students and families to create their own storybook, conduct home visits, establish community connections, and develop "Getting to Know Your Student & Family" survey. Parent Involvement: Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, create interactive homework, utilize parents as a support and resource, and hold student-parent led conferences. Consistency: Establish expectations for the year, daily folder routine, bi-weekly or monthly newsletters, and classroom website. Student Progress: Update parents with a weekly progress snapshot and daily behavior calendar as well as notes or phone calls of student praises and concerns. #5 Positivity #2 Authenticity Collaborative teams are a group of individuals working towards accomplishing the same goal. When challenges present themselves, team members need to be dedicated to and focused on the cause. Ethical issues to consider when working with parents & families By marissa ofenloch Develop meaningful and valued connections with students and families Provide parents with the opportunity to be a part of the learning process at school and at home Establish consistent and reliable expectations and a communication system Update parents and families on student academic and behavioral progress Partner with parents in sharing the responsibility of expert role #3 Engagement http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-twardowski/11-signs-of-a-truly-authentic-person_b_9462220.html http://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/focus-parents/encouraging-positive-attitude-creating-positive-environment/ Amatea, Ellen. Building Culturally Responsive Family-School Relationships, 2nd Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions, 04/2016. VitalBook file. Encouraging positivity: Remove any causes of dissatisfaction Instill, "We can", or, "We will try our best!" Compliment with uplifting words Spread gratefulness or praise with a note Focus on family strengths Honor the opinions, lifestyle, beliefs, culture, skills, and experiences of others. Show respect with gratitude, encouragement, mindfulness, sincerity, and commitment. Ways to foster collaboration & Involvement Respect, preserve, and value family responsibilities, rights, culture, and traditions Uphold procedures, policies, laws, and regulations Eliminate any biases and personal prejudices Collaborate with parents and families in a professional manner Disclose relevant information to the parents only in regards to their student Be morally responsible Supplemental Resources Highly motivated and positive school-home connections increase productivity, awareness, success, curiosity, creativity, and willingness to see goals through. #1 Commitment Approaches to promote school-home connections
Transcript: Metrics Research for Paris Metric Research for London Metric research for Prague Metric Research for Paris Metric Research for London Metric research for Prague Height in feet and meters of Eifel Tower are 984feet & 299.92meters Metric Research for Paris London to paris is 459km 285 miles Deon Riley & Shariff Rodriguez Collaboration Presentation Restaurant is called Arpege We want to order Vol-au-vent "financiere"a la truffe noire ris de veau, poularde du Patis Metric Research for Prague To rmrmber Prague we will get a cup. The weight of our bag will be under 50 pounds or 22.5 kilogram limit. Metric Research for London On our flight from Paris to Prague, we will be using Air France. The ticket will cost 337 dollars or 8367 in Czech Koruna On thursday Jan 21 the weather in London will be 0 degree - 8degree celsius or 31 degrees - 47 degrees farenheit London Eye $47 or 33 british pounds When in Czech we will visit the national museum. It is 160 in Czech Koruna or about six dollers When we departure at 10:30, 9:30 pm will be the local time in london
Transcript: Collaboration Presentation Created by : Mae Girard Topic 1 Characteristics for Effective Collaboration Things to Consider Be aware of the way you see the world when interacting with students and families Know how your behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs can influence the way you act This can either attract or discourage parents interaction Get rid of the "its either us or them" mentality. The focus should be on the student and community as a whole " we are all in this together" Things to Consider Topic 2 Traditional Paradigm The school is the center focus in a child's education Current Paradigm The families, community and school are equal partners in the student's learning process Topic 3 Ways to Foster Collaboration and Involvement : Parents, Families. Schools Things to Consider Go all out to create a partnership rather than a confrontational environment Have Parents included in teacher/staff meetings So that they can be actively involved Allow more parent exposure on the district level Take measures to dissolve parents and community concerns Don't just listen Things to Consider Topic 4 Approaches to Promote School-Home Connections Things to Consider School keeping the lines of communication open with families School responding to families concerns immediately, not eventually Keep an open door policy encouraging families to have more involvement in school activities Providing resources for parents with English as a second language School volunteering to participate in community events, activities and celebrations School reaching out to help families in need all of the time, not just on “giving’ holidays Things to Consider Ethics Ethical Issues to Consider Ethical Issues (1) Ethical Issues Originate when your private interests conflict with your official duty. There is an ethical issue when parents are made to feel inferior to teachers and administrators. Ethical Issues (2) Not keeping current with all of one's professional requirements and still practicing. Ethical Issues (3) https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/analyze/choose-and-adapt-community-interventions/ethical-issues/main https://www.skyward.com/discover/blog/skyward-blogs/skyward-executive-blog/february-2015/3-ways-to-improve-community-relations-in-your-dist http://www.armsdeal-vpo.co.za/special_items/reading/ethics.html https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/training-technical-assistance/education-level/early-learning/family-school-community-partnerships Resources Resources :
Transcript: Collaboration informs thinking and learning through inquiry without necessarily having the group come to a consensus. Cooperation requires the group to come to a common agreement Evita is a little burgandy girl. I first saw your prezi, and then I was taken to my prezi page. I saw your prezi on it, I clicked and began editing. How come your avatar isn't pregnant? Because it is! Collaboration vs Cooperation Evita is fooling around with my work.
Transcript: Presented by Group G for ITL 602 Collaboration Created By: Created By: Jessica Spangler Gillian Stewart-Moore Jaclyn Wheeler Eva Xiong Benefits of Collaboration Benefits of Collaboration Expansion of teaching practices. Consistency in grade level lessons and base knowledge for students. Increased accountability to reach goals and uphold district standards. Help individual students be successful by sharing ideas. Teacher to Teacher Teacher to Teacher Teacher with Parents Teacher with Parents Reinforcement of parent involvement to help students succeed at school taught concepts with practice at home. Increased accountability for students. Parents and teachers stay on the same page for student's expectations and behaviors. Students have a higher chance of understanding the material when they work with their peers and see different ways of solving a problem. Sets higher expectations for students as individuals. Allows for ongoing alternative assessment opportunities. Motivates students and helps them stay involved. Teacher to Students Teacher to Students Better retention of material. Helps develop higher level thinking-skills and problem-solving abilities. Encourages participation. Builds cooperative community skills. Teaches social skills and teamwork. Student to Student Student to Student Collaboration Helps! Collaboration Helps! Collaboration teaches us to accommodate the similarities and differences in cultures. Connect learning to personal experiences. Celebrate both differences and common interest. Collaboration teaches the students to look past stereotypes and to use their differences as a good thing. Appreciate Diversity Appreciate Diversity Work together to create lesson plans. In co-teaching, alternate teaching the class so the students have two different styles to learn from. Both teachers will be able to learn from one another. Parents can learn techniques from teachers, while teachers can better understand each student through commmunication with parents. Multiple Perspectives Multiple Perspectives Accomadate individual learning needs. Keep in mind the different learning styles, cultures, and backgrounds when creating lesson plans. Treating each student equally, no matter their culture, shows students how to respond to their cultural differences. Cultural Responsiveness Cultural Responsiveness Maintain authority while encouraging positive peer relationships and respect of each other's ideas. Emphasize that it is important to: Develop Positive Relationships Develop Positive Relationships LISTEN LEARN SHARE Facilitating Collaboration Facilitating Collaboration It is important to provide the necessary environment conducive for students to collaborate that includes: Table Seating Encouraging a safe environment where all ideas are respected. Regular practice for group discussions. Provide a starter question to get discussions or collaborations started. Among Students Among Students Parent communication folders. Regularly scheduled meetings between teachers for grade level expectations. District Seminars. Parent - Teacher Meetings. Virtual meetings and applications for easy discussion. Among Adults Among Adults Let's Increase Effectiveness! Let's Increase Effectiveness! Share strengths and eliminate weaknesses. Build mutual trust and respect. Keep lines of communication open. Meet regularly. Collaboration Collaboration A lower student to teacher ratio. Increased instructional options. Teachers can each work with small groups, providing more grouping options. Decreased stigma. Two minds are better than one! Co-Teaching Co-Teaching Everyone's goal in education is to help better the students. Working together allows for multiple ideas to become one to best reach that goal. Allow students to be part of that goal and create a collaborative environment where everyone is able to focus in on that common goal. Common Goal Common Goal Overcoming Barriers Overcoming Barriers Individualism Individualism -share goals and strategies with other teachers that reach all students. -get to know your fellow teachers. -establish roles and responsibilties within school. -set clear expectations. Station Teaching By sharing lesson plans, you can gain knowledge from one another. Remember that your main interest is that of insuring that all students are able to achieve their goals in learning and growth. Conflict of Interest Conflict of Interest Share with each other. Work together. Encourage one another. Understand that co-teachers are partners and should share all classroom knowledge with each other. Share authority over class. Teamwork NOT Competition Teamwork NOT Competition Collaboration in Practice Collaboration in Practice Literacy Circles Socratic Method Allow students to navigate a problem themselves. Use student led discussions across all subject matter. If needed ask students questions to continue the conversation. Student Led Group Discussions Student Led Group Discussions Teacher can meet the need of all students. How
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