Leading Impact Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy combines some of the best innovations from the last decade to ensure a focus on changing the learning lives of students.
Maximizing this impact involves teachers learning from students about their impact---and this is the heart of formative evaluation, which in turn is the substance of collaborative inquiry among teacher teams.
- Professor John Hattie
Visible Learning, 2009
Excellent teams build excellent schools!
Our belief and our experience is that every school has what it takes to improve...EVERY school! The resources under the roof of a school building are extraordinary.
The model combines two existing practices, formative assessment and collaborative inquiry, and promotes a school culture in which teachers and students are partners in learning.
We believe that when you create optimal conditions to expand student ownership - everyone will learn how to share, to fail, to reflect, to persevere, and ultimately celebrate success.
Build a culture of efficacy
Take collective action using high yield strategies
Clarify & calibrate learning goals, success criteria
Maximize self & peer assessment
Leverage learning progressions
Expand evidence-based feedback
Dr. Paul Bloomberg & Barb Pitchford
Impact Teams Empower Students to Take Ownership