Build Collaborative Teams

Capture the power of collaboration in your school or district. Pulled from the Global PD Library, this curated collection of e-book chapters will help you develop high-performing collaborative teams committed to increasing student achievement across grade levels and subject areas.

Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work®

Chapter 1: Getting Started as a Collaborative Team
Chapter 1 of the best-selling Common Formative Assessment provides an overview of the purpose, structure, and workings of a professional learning community. Authors Chris Jakicic and Kim Bailey provide an explanation of how common formative assessments fit into the work of teams.

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The Collaborative Teacher: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community

Chapter 2: Creating Intentional Collaboration
In this chapter of the anthology The Collaborative Teacher, education expert Susan K. Sparks provides protocols, rationale, and talking points for building productive, focused collaborative teams.

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The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level

Chapter 4: The School Culture Framework: Creating a Culture of Collaboration
In chapter 4 of the best-selling book The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach, authors Anthony Muhammad and Sharroky Hollie describe two cultural subsets that create school culture: collegial culture and managerial culture, and explain the importance of communicating expectations in creating a healthy school culture.

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