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Creating a Culture of Collaboration SFU Summer Institute 2014

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Teacher isolation is the enemy of innovation and growth. Educators have a responsibility to their students to connect and collaborate, reaching beyond their classroom walls.
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  • 1. Creating A Culture of CollaborationSarah Garr B.A. B.Ed. M.A. Email [email protected] Twitter @garr_s SFU Summer Institute 2014 #sfusi2014 #sd36learn #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014

2. Mom Educator Learning Partners Department Leader Unwitting Innovator Risk Taker My Story #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 3. Teacher Isolation Agenda Making Global & Local Connections Taking Risks & Innovation Student Learning & Achievement #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 4. Schools and systems that foster highly collaborative practices and purposely build social capital are places where new pedagogies thrive. In particular; teacher isolation is the enemy here. -A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy 2014 Teacher Isolation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 5. Do we have a responsibility as educators to connect and collaborate with our colleagues? Teacher Isolation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 6. Teacher Isolation Detachment Dissatisfaction Stagnation Teacher Isolation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 7. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Establishing Global and Local Connections: Digital and Face to Face Global & Local Connections Its about relationships. 8. Global Connections --Dr. Alec Couros #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 There are numerous tools that mediate connections The people behind those tools are the most important. 9. We often complain about the isolation that is evident in education, but it is no longer a foregone conclusion. Isolation is now a choice educators make. -- George Couros http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/4156 Global Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 10. Twitter: Professional Learning Network #sd36learn #cpchat #bced #aussied Global Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 11. Self-Reflection & Sharing: Making Learning Visible The good, the bad, and the ugly. http://www.teachergarr.blogsp ot.ca/2013_09_01_archive.html Global Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Theres a natural transparency that emerges. How To Make Better Teachers --Dean Shareski 12. Global Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Global Audience via Twitter- But still about relationships. 13. Twitter: School Community & Culture #1000awesomethingsaboutsulli #sullirocks #sullilearns Local Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 14. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Local Connections Time is a valuable commodity. 15. Sullivan Heights Learning Partners Program http://sullilearningpartners.blogspot.ca Local Connections #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 16. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Local Connections Learning Partners Program: Decreases teacher isolation by providing opportunities to connect with colleagues. Provides release time to teachers to facilitate inter-departmental collaboration. Facilitates and supports reciprocal, non-hierarchical peer-mentoring partnerships (both beginner and experienced teachers). 17. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Local Connections Teacher Drop in Day allows teachers the rare opportunity to visit colleagues classrooms as a method to discover and share teaching resources and strategies. #OpenDoors 18. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Local Connections Collaborative Teacher Inquiry http://youtu.be/9bxZ3HK3iiU 19. The Importance of Disrupting Routines Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 20. Digitization of Binders Open Source, Open Access Binder Digital Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 21. iTunes U: What is it? http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/itunes-u/ Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 22. Surrey School District #36 iTunes U Course Development Project Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Yup, definitely out of my comfort zone. 23. iTunes U Course Manager: Course Creation https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/coursemanager/ Taking Risks & Innovation #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 24. Curating Content Choosing content: Reflection & Selection Copyright considerations: Creative Commons Selecting Assets: Apps, iMovie, iBooks, documents #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Taking Risks & Innovation 25. iTunes U English 8 Course https://itunes.apple.com/ca/course/english-8/id733901584 #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Taking Risks & Innovation 26. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Student Learning & Achievement The powerful collaboration that characterizes professional learning communities is a systemic process in which teachers work together to analyze and improve their classroom practice[which] in turn, leads to higher levels of student achievement. Richard DuFour, Schools As Learning Communities 27. #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 Student Learning & Achievement Supporting Teacher Collaboration Supports Integration of Innovative Instructional and Assessment Practices Supports Student Learning & Achievement Supported Teachers = Supported Students Makes sense to me. 28. Questions & Feedback #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014 29. Picture Credits Slide 1 Ripples: http://opsafeintl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/79c29.jpg Slide 5 Open Door: http://healthewound.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/closed-door.jpg Slide 7 Connections: http://www.activeendurance.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Connection.jpg Slide 13 Alarm Clock: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b2010-07- 20_Black_windup_alarm_clock_face.jpg Slide 19 Clock: http://img.ksl.com/slc/2498/249813/24981301.jpg Slide 28 Question mark:http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/agents/kutchuk/files/Man-With- Question-05.png #sfusi2014 S. Garr 2014

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