Harnessing the Power of Teacher Teams (Singapore Premiere)

This full day session provides the foundation for understanding collective efficacy, its impact on student achievement, and the consequences associated with collective teacher efficacy. Since ‘Collective Teacher Efficacy’ topped John Hattie’s Visible Learning list of factors that matter the most in raising student achievement, school leaders (both formal and informal) are asking themselves: How can we foster a sense of collective efficacy in schools? In this session, participants will consider how to harness the power of teacher teams by identifying four research-based, efficacy enhancing leadership practices. Participants will also examine how leaders and teams can utilize these practices in their daily-routines.

Participants will:
•    Differentiate between self-efficacy, teacher efficacy, and collective teacher efficacy;
•    Identify characteristics of efficacious teams;
•    Explain the effect size research and identify where different influences rank in relation to collective teacher efficacy;
•    Know the positive and negative consequences associated with collective teacher efficacy;
•    Understand sources that influence a team’s beliefs about their ability to impact student results;
•    Identify four research-based leadership practices that can be employed to foster collective teacher efficacy;
•    Identify specific ways to strengthen collaboration in professional learning communities;
•    Propose ways to empower teachers;
•    Differentiate between mastery and performance goals and explain the relationship between mastery goal-orientations and collective efficacy;
•    Determine a structure for helping teams interpret results (know thy collective impact).