Steve Ventura is the president and lead consultant at Advanced Collaborative Solutions. He is a highly motivational and knowledgeable speaker who approaches high-stakes professional development armed with practical, research-based strategies. Steve is a former elementary and secondary teacher as well as both a school and district-level administrator. Steve has published multiple books and articles, and regularly presents and keynotes at major global education events.
Title: Evidence, Inference, Impact: The Key to Effective Collaboration
Well-functioning teacher and leadership teams are essential to the continuous improvement of schools, especially in times of change and uncertainty. When schools and school systems de-emphasize individual practice and promote collective ability, the conditions are created for educators to continuously reflect on and improve their practice. In this highly interactive and engaging session, you’ll learn how to implement a four-step collaborative protocol that fosters positive relationships, encourages responsible autonomy, and creates professionals who enthusiastically believe they can improve student outcomes through equitable learning cultures. When teams follow this protocol consistently, both collaboration and student achievement increase.
After this session, you will be equipped to:
• Enable teacher teams to effectively share innovative teaching strategies and learning practices
• Make the most of your collaborative time by clearly defining goals and expectations
• Create a replicable, student-centered cycle of evidence gathering, goal setting, data interpretation, and decision-making