Distributed expertise staffing matrix

Distributed expertise staffing matrix

This protocol helps educators make strategic decisions around how to best leverage the distributed expertise of team members. Additionally, it can help to identify other educators who may need to join the team and in what capacities.
Distributed expertise staffing matrix

Interest-based student groupings

One way Next Education Workforce teams deepen and personalize learning for students is through dynamic student grouping. Dynamic student grouping: Is responsive to student data. It may be driven by formative student learning data or by student interest. Is temporary!...
Distributed expertise staffing matrix

Skills-based student groupings

One way Next Education Workforce teams deepen and personalize learning for students is through dynamic student grouping. Dynamic student grouping: Is responsive to student data. It may be driven by formative student learning data or by student interest. Is temporary!...
Distributed expertise staffing matrix

Establishing norms for managing conflict

Through this activity, educator team members reflect on their preferences for managing conflict and work together to agree on norms for healthy conflict as a team. This resource was created in collaboration with Blue Engine, an organization that partners with schools,...
Distributed expertise staffing matrix

Establishing communication and working styles norms

This activity offers team members an opportunity to reflect on and share what it takes for them to feel balanced, how they prefer to process information, what they need most from their team members and more. After reflecting and sharing, team members will work...
Distributed expertise staffing matrix

River of life

This activity invites team members to gain a deeper understanding of one another, including backgrounds and context for teamwork. In it, you will create a map that captures key life experiences and then share your map with your educator team. This resource was created...
Distributed expertise staffing matrix

Story of self

This activity invites team members to gain a deeper understanding of one another, including backgrounds and context for teamwork. In it, you will respond to questions about your background, education, hobbies and more, and then share responses with your team. This...
How teaming has impacted one lead teacher’s practice

How teaming has impacted one lead teacher’s practice

Mountain View School kindergarten lead teacher Danielle Ashenbrener describes how a team-based approach has helped her to get to know her students better and to target student learning to meet individual students’ needs.
Changing the model: Building the Next Education Workforce

Changing the model: Building the Next Education Workforce

What’s normal in education is broken. Nationally, teacher preparation programs have long seen declining enrollment. Teachers switch careers or retire early. They receive less pay and enjoy less social status than many other professionals. The job is hard in...