ERIC Number: ED455627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Tasks, Tips and Tools for Promoting Collaborative Community Teams. Collaborative Planning Project for Planning Comprehensive Early Childhood Systems.
Hayden, Peggy; Frederick, Linda; Smith, Barbara J.; Broudy, Alison
This document provides information on tasks, tips, and tools derived from a federally funded project that provided training and technical assistance to local early intervention interagency teams. The project's purpose was to facilitate the establishment of local collaborative teams to work on challenges associated with putting in place a long-term vision for systems change to achieve inclusive, quality, comprehensive early care and education services to young children birth through 5 (or up to age 8) and their families. The tasks, tips, and tools presented in this paper address: (1) deciding why to collaborate; (2) recruiting collaborative team participants; (3) conducting the organizational meeting; (4) creating an effective structure for the team's operation; (5) creating a shared community vision grounded in the community's current context; (6) developing action plans to achieve the vision; (7) methods for implementing collaborative decisions, plans, policies, and procedures; and (8) tracking and evaluating collaborative efforts. Tasks and tips compose the first half of the document. The second half provides various tools that are referenced in the tasks and tips sections. Tools include formats for organizing and running effective meetings and instructions for team activities such as assessing the community context, visioning, and action planning. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Planning, Infants, Integrated Services, Interpersonal Communication, Interprofessional Relationship, Team Training, Teamwork, Toddlers, Young Children
Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership, 1380 Lawrence St., Suite 650, Denver, CO 80204. Tel: 303-556-3330. For full text: http://www.nectas.unc.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Denver. Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership.