Fri, Feb 01|
Trenton Public Schools
Building Collective Efficacy
Building collective efficacy by opening classroom doors.
Time & Location
Feb 01, 2019, 9:00 AM
Trenton Public Schools, 108 N Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08609, USA
About the event
John Hattie has demonstrated in repeated meta-analyses that collective efficacy is the number one impact on student achievement (2017). As schools build an understanding about the research around collective efficacy and why it is essential, the next question is, how do we build it? Supervisory systems of teacher evaluation don’t build collective efficacy—in fact, they may actually create divisiveness (Popham, 2013). As we rethink appraisal to focus on professional growth, one of the best approaches to building collective efficacy is to create opportunities for teachers to see each other teach. This has long been a challenging issue in schools as teachers resist what they perceive as peer observation and evaluation. Done well, however, collegial work in each others’ classrooms fosters exactly the collaborative efforts that build collective efficacy.
This session introduces school administrators, instructional leaders and teachers to options for Opening Classroom Doors that have been successfully implemented in schools around the world. We will explore the foundational structures that foster the open door culture that builds collective efficacy. Participants will leave the session with a set of strategies to begin the process in their local context. Large or small, public or independent, no matter where in the world you are located, Opening Classroom Doors is a powerful approach to build collective efficacy in your school.