Middle School Improvement Initiative Defines Collaboration

Collaboration is a process whereby teachers work together (usually by grade level and content) to interpret the curriculum, develop lesson plans, reflect on teaching and learning, and examine student data/work in a cooperative effort to improve student achievement.

Teaming is a structural arrangement whereby an interdisciplinary group of teachers work collectively with the same group of students. The focus in teaming is for teachers to work together to improve student achievement, to meet students’ psycho-social-emotional developmental needs and to improve communication between the school and the family.

To find out more about the MiddleSchool improvement Initiative, visit our website or view Dr. Daniel Whitehorn's video presentation on the Middle School Improvement Initiative.  He explains how teacher collaboration is helping teachers to better teach their students, and improve each other's skills.