Tools for Collaboration

Tools for Collaboration

Collaboration: A relationship between individuals and/or teams to pursue a desired goal. (Collective definition from PPDP Conference delegates, August 2013)

The key to effective collaboration is regular and authentic communication.

  • QT Rounds

    Quality Teaching Rounds is a specific type of school-based professional development and provides both the processes and substance to initiate and build professional conversations around classroom practice and teaching. »

  • Professional Support Networks

    Collaborative professional support networks are vital to the leadership development and wellbeing of Principals and aspiring leaders. »

    • Hot Topics

      ‘Hot Topics’ meetings provide a structured support network which enables leaders to share their knowledge and ideas on a topic relevant to the group, or alternatively, to seek answers to questions they may have on a topic. »

    • Protocols

      In essence, a protocol is a structured professional dialogue. The benefits of following the formality of the protocol are numerous. »

  • Technology

    Technology can be a powerful tool to help build and strengthen collaboration, networking and collegial support across schools. »

  • Conferences

    It’s time to turn the tables on how we run conferences! Let’s start with a name change…to embed effective, sustainable collaboration, a residential planning workshop is a critical starting point. »

  • Partner Schools Program

    In an era where our school systems and structures are transitioning into a new reality which is more reflective of a 21st century learning environment, it makes sense for schools to work collaboratively. »

    • NS5

      The North Shore Secondary Schools Partnership is an innovative partnership between the five secondary schools in Sydney’s North Shore area. »

    • KSP

      The Killara Schools Partnership was formed in 2004 as the Killara Teaching and Learning Community but changed its name to better reflect the partnership nature of the interactions between the seven schools involved. »

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