Coaching Series 2 moves forward by exploring how effective teams work and the structures they regularly use to make meetings efficient. The series consists of three modules focusing on creating effective teams, supporting teams through the stages of development, and assisting teams in holding effective meetings.
The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, please complete the pre-post test at the bottom of this page after viewing all of the following modules.
Coaching in an MTSS Framework: Creating Effective Teams and Meetings, provides a brief overview of the series' modules; the most effective way to use/view the modules; and how to access and use handouts.
The first module in the series begins the journey by creating a common understanding of building effective teams. By the end of this module, learners will be able to identify the type of teams that need to be part of the district structure; understand the purpose or focus for each team; describe a team's responsibilities; and list skills that might improve a team's effectiveness.
The second module in the series again focuses on teaming. As groups come together to work, they experience several stages of development. This module concentrates on the stages of team development and the norms that support teams in working collaboratively. Learners will be able to describe the stages of teaming, determine where their current teams may be functioning, and explain how the 7 Norms of Collaboration support effective teaming.
Carolyn McKanders, former Co-Director of the Center for Adaptive Schools, states "The quality of the adult talk that happens in an organization directly influences the quality of the work that gets done for students." Much of the adult talk in schools occurs in meetings. For adult talk to be impactful for students, meetings must be effective and productive. The third and final module of the series concentrates on improving meeting effectiveness and answers the questions:
What strategies might increase meeting predictability and why is this important?
How might participation be increased to include ALL?
What are some effective communication skills teams might consider?
What impact does accountability have on a team's overall effectiveness? By the end of this module, learners will be able to identify 1-3 strategies that a team can implement to improve meeting effectiveness.
The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, we kindly request you complete this short pre-post survey after viewing each series.