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Groups at Work

Strategies and Structures for Professional Learning

By: Laura Lipton, Bruce Wellman

Fill your toolkit with effective strategies to own your processes, actions, and outcomes in professional learning group activities. The authors provide leaders with methods to design and prepare productive and efficient group meetings and interactions, regardless of place.

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Tools to design and prepare productive and efficient meetings with groups

Lead skillful groups and effective learning communities using 78 field-tested strategies for structuring time-efficient, task-focused meetings. Reduce preparation time and maximize the learning potential for all by using the authors’ six functions for productive groups: activating; assessing, goal setting, and planning; dialogue and discussion; generating ideas; summarizing and synthesizing; and text and information processing. Discover facilitation tips, rich examples, and extension ideas.

This book will help K–12 group leaders:

  • Receive clear directions for strategy application, including necessary materials, time frames, and group sizes
  • Experiment with strategies and design elements in low-risk situations to refine their practice
  • Reduce preparation time by accessing ready-made recording sheet masters and PowerPoint slides
  • Discover tips for facilitation and collaboration, examples for use, and ideas for extensions

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Product Code: BKG230, EKF774

ISBN: 9781962188395

Published By: Solution Tree

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