Looking for a research-based approach to professional collaboration that will impact student achievement? 

This training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and inform group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups. It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement. Adaptive Schools is the “how” of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching and learning.

[NOTE: This is a four-day training - participants should plan to be in attendance all four days]

Day #1 - Aug 17 

Day #2 - Aug 18

Day #3 - Sep 22 

Day #4 - Sep 23

Participants will develop:

  • An increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain  high functioning groups
  • New lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development
  • An expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools
  • Understandings of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each
  • Skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus
  • Ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict
  • Strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful

Target Audience:

  • Consultants 
  • School Improvement Facilitators
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Teacher Leaders
  • Building Administrators
  • Central Office Administrators


Participants will earn up to 6 SCECHs/day (24 total) after completing all 4 days of training.


Genesee ISD - Davis Education Center
2413 W. Maple Ave.
Flint, MI 48507

Facilitated by:

Steve Seward, MASSP Associate Director



Price: $450.00