The collaborative team meeting is at the absolute heart of Collaborative Response.
Healthy and vibrant collaborative team meetings fuel innovation for how we address student needs and lead to approaches or ideas previously left unexamined or unimagined for individual staff members. However, this critical meeting is very different from how we traditionally discuss and respond to the needs of students.
Part of a Layered Approach
The collaborative team meeting is one of the four essential meeting types that need to exist in each and every school.
Explore this blog posting to learn more about these four layers of team.
Observing a Collaborative Team Meeting
We have two meeting sample clips to view that show the collaborative team meeting in action, including accompanying resources used during the meeting (i.e. data overview samples, pre-meeting organizers, agenda and notes documents).
Collaborative Team Meeting Observation - Reflection Template - Organizer used when observing a collaborative team meeting, reflecting on key elements of the meeting and establishing next steps - could be used when viewing a team meeting video below
Elementary Team Meeting
|Collaborative Team Meeting Sample - Grade 5 - Sample clip of a collaborative team meeting focused on students at the elementary level|
- CTM Data Overview
- CTM Agenda and Notes
- Pre-Meeting Organizer - Andrews
- Pre-Meeting Organizer - Cook
- Pre-Meeting Organizer - Lewis
- Key Issue 1 - Frequent interruptions when focus starts to wane
Secondary Team Meeting
|Collaborative Team Meeting Sample - Featuring WeCollab - Sample clip of a collaborative team meeting focusing on high school students and featuring the WeCollab software system to record the conversation from the meeting.|
Looking to introduce collaborative team meetings to your team? This collection of sample clips from collaborative team meetings shows the continued progression of learning and infusion of highly effective practices related to collaborative team meetings.
What a Collaborative Team Meeting is NOT:
- A meeting focused exclusively on high needs or at-risk students
- A meeting to discuss a student in-depth
- A meeting to vent about what a student can not or is not doing
- A meeting to update each other regarding what we are doing for a student or what we know about a student
- A meeting where administrators, learning support or other specialists leave with the majority of actions to complete
Access this Why of Collaborative Response video to learn more about when a collaborative team meeting is not having optimal impact.
Additional Resources and Support
Interested in learning more about the collaborative team meeting? Access this blog series to dive deep into the key structures, processes and considerations that ensure this team meeting structure is having optimal impact!