Achievement Teams Plus

This two day seminar will help participants determine actions to empower teaching and leadership teams through disciplined collaboration.

Achievement Teams is an experiential, collaborative five-step protocol that focuses on collective teacher efficacy. All of the components of an Achievement Team are intentionally aligned to those teacher and leadership profiles that have the greatest impact on student achievement. 

The process provides a structure for teachers to specifically identify areas of student need and collaboratively decide on the best instructional approach in response to those needs. When schools and school systems break down the silos of individual practice, we can create truly professional teams of educators who continuously reflect on and improve their practice. 

Collective Teacher Efficacy and Achievement Teams

Some researchers have taken the concept of teacher efficacy to another level and developed a complementary construct called collective teacher efficacy. Goddard, Hoy, and Hoy (2000) define this as “the perceptions of teachers in a school that the efforts of the faculty as a whole will have a positive effect on students,” with the faculty in general agreeing that “teachers in this school can get through to the most difficult students.” In the view of these researchers, “teachers’ shared beliefs shape the normative environment of schools ... [and] are an important aspect of the culture of the school.”

Achievement Teams are about people, not programs. They promote disciplined collaboration with the purpose of improving teaching, learning, and leadership. There must be an upside to collaboration. This means that teams identify specific, measurable performance goals and select strategies for improving performance. Teacher collaboration is the most practical and feasible approach an organization can take to ensure continuous improvement. This can only take place when teachers build relationships with other teachers that center on mutual trust (Joyce & Showers, 1995).

Learn the Achievement Team protocol and increase collaboration throughout your organization.

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Achievement Team Certification: Build Internal Capacity and Collective Efficacy

This powerful three-day certification will transform the way teaching and leadership teams function and communicate. By training your own cadre of facilitators through the Achievement Team Certification process, your organization (school or district) will immediately be able to build internal capacity while doubling your ability to raise student achievement. 

Resources include:

  • training manual(s) and handouts
  • a flash drive with with presentation materials and supporting documents
  • continued monthly support
  • free webinars
  • optional follow-up coaching session (after 30-60 days of certification-additional fee required) 

Led by nationally recognized professional development consultant Steve Ventura (Author/Consultant-Corwin Professional Learning, founder of Advanced Collaborative Solutions), attendees will be engaged in authentic, performance based tasks designed to deepen their ability to learn content and sharpen facilitation skills. As each step of the training unfolds, participants receive immediate feedback on content delivery, coaching, adult learning modalities, and a multitude of implementation strategies. 

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