ERIC Number: ED461616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Instructional Support Team (IST) Collaboration. Trainer's Manual.
Kovaleski, Joseph F., Ed.
This trainer's manual focuses on facilitating collaboration in an educational setting. It begins with tips for trainers to involve training session participants, answer questions and respond to challenges, and evaluate their own performance, along with sample agendas and worksheets used in collaboration training. Each of the next six sections contains overhead masters, descriptions of activities, forms and worksheets, and other support materials. Section 2 provides an overview of collaboration, detailing benefits for administrators, teachers, students, and parents. Section 3 examines district/building planning for the Instructional Support Team (IST) program, including the roles of key personnel, identification of school resources, and ramifications. Section 4 describes the IST four- step problem-solving process, illustrated by several case studies. Section 5 looks at interactive communicative skills. Section 6 explores team practice, focusing on selection of team members, meetings, IST roles and functions, and record keeping. The final section covers team maintenance and the activities designed to promote cooperative, respectful, and effective working relationships among team members. (Contains 20 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cooperation, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Problem Solving, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Student Relationship, Team Training, Teamwork
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Instructional Support System of Pennsylvania, East Petersburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania