Achievement Teams™

Achievement Teams™

Achievement Teams™ is an experiential and effective four-step protocol centered around Collective Teacher Efficacy — a shared belief that educators can have a greater impact on student achievement when they work together. Within Achievement Teams, educators look at student data to make decisions about instruction and teaching practices that need to shift to best meet student needs. Achievement Teams ensure continuous improvement and better student outcomes by providing a structure for teachers to collaboratively reflect, identify areas of need, and select optimal instructional approaches to respond to those needs.

ASCD Quick Reference Guide Now Available!

Highly Effective PLCs and Teacher Teams provides tools and templates that easily apply to diverse settings and scenarios. This quick reference guide for leaders, produced by ASCD, outlines the whole process, from gathering the team through incorporating the system into existing PD teams. This essential resource prepares you to lay the groundwork for successful professional learning in your school and, as a result, increase student achievement.

$12.95 ($9.95 member price)

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Achievement Teams Toolkit

Everything you need to support Achievement Teams implementation. Toolkit includes a 31-page flip book, 5 posters, glossary, role cards, 10-day challenge, meeting success criteria guide, and more.

Toolkit: $90 (includes flip book and poster set; discounts available for bulk orders)
Flip Book: $25 
Poster Set: $37 (discounts available for bulk orders)

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The Achievement Teams Implementation Package allows schools and districts the ability to implement this collaborative protocol, while building internal capacity with support from experts along the way. The model includes a Foundation Day workshop, followed by implementation days to support effective adoption of Achievement Teams. Additional offerings such as Teacher Clarity, Coaching and Leading Achievement Teams, Formative Assessment, and Building and District Achievement Teams can be included to support further learning. The Certification Training model can be used to build on-site capacity to further strengthen your teams and PLCs.


Achievement Teams Foundation Day (1 day)

This one-day workshop provides participants with foundational knowledge and skills of the Achievement Teams framework. Participants will develop an understanding of the critical components that lead to increased levels of collective teacher efficacy and empower your PLC.

After a workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Strengthen collective efficacy within their PLCs or teacher teams
  • Use tools to support the Achievement Teams process
  • Implement the four-step protocol

Resources include:

  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Access to presentation materials and supporting documents

Achievement Teams Implementation Days

Implementation days support the overall sustainability and adoption of this new protocol with educators. These can be customized to meet the needs of your school or district, but common themes include:

  • Coaching and meeting support for new and existing Achievement Teams
  • Leadership coaching for instructional coaches and leaders
  • Digging deeper into any of the four Achievement Teams steps
  • Teacher Clarity
  • Formative Assessment

Achievement Teams Certification Training (3 days)

Transform the way teams function and communicate in your organization. By certifying your own cadre of educators, you will build internal capacity to collaboratively improve instruction and increase student achievement using the Achievement Teams methodology.

After this powerful three-day certification, participants will be able to effectively:

  • Lead the implementation of the four-step Achievement Teams protocol
  • Provide feedback to coach teams on professional growth
  • Monitor the impact of the Achievement Teams process on student learning
  • Sustain the impact of Achievement Teams through ongoing professional development
  • Create an implementation roadmap

Resources include:

  • Book: Achievement Teams How a Better Approach to PLCs Can Improve Students Outcomes and Teacher Efficacy 
  • Access to presentation materials and supporting documents


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