Learning in Canada's northwest territories

By Learning Forward
October 2019
Vol. 40, No. 5
Learning Forward was in the Northwest Territories of Canada recently working with rural teachers, coaches, and school leaders in Inuvik to implement teacher-led learning teams in their schools. More than 100 teachers, 30 school leaders, and 15 coaches from across the region participated in an exploration of the five-step learning team cycle, as well as effective leadership and coaching practices to support teachers in working through the cycle. Teachers focused on how the learning team cycle facilitates collective efficacy and impacts instructional practice, then explored each of the five stages: analyzing data, setting SMART goals, learning individually and collaboratively, implementing new learning, and monitoring, assessing, and adjusting practice. Leaders explored their roles in supporting implementation of learning teams and factors that support meaningful collaboration, including

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