This step-by-step book includes all the necessary guidelines for facilitators to help educators build a successful professional learning team. Written in plain, easy-to-read language, background sections set the stage for each of 10 chapters that steer groups through the process. A comprehensive set of tools, totaling 150 pages, will enable facilitators and learning team leaders to take the necessary actions that will lead to high-performing teams.
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- Building a strong foundation, understanding the process, and preparing to actively support and participate in PLTs requires commitment, creativity, and flexibility.
- Teams should establish focused goals, plan accordingly, be respectful of each other and the process, and ensure meetings are focused and productive.
- There are tools and resources available to assist PLTs as they establish their teams and evaluate outcomes.
Ways to use:
- To assist district and school administrators better understand why PLTs are an important tool to improve teacher quality and practice.
- To provide PLT facilitators with needed guidance in developing and sustaining teacher teams.
- To guide members of PLTs in the roles, responsibilities, and activities of their teams, as well as determine how effective they are.
Jolly, A. (2008). Team to teach: A facilitator's guide to professional learning teams. Oxford, OH: National Staff Development Council