Acknowledgments About the Authors List of Figures, Tables, and Resources Preface Part One: Collaborative Inquiry: A Transformative Professional Learning Design Chapter 1. Teacher Driven Improvement Addressing Adaptive Challenges A Collaborative Inquiry Framework What it is and What it is Not What do the Experts Say? Moving Collaborative Inquiry from Theory to Practice Chapter 2. Bringing Collaborative Inquiry to Scale Coburn's (2003) Redefinition of Scale Conditions Necessary to Bring Collaborative Inquiry to Scale Part Two: Strengthening the Power: Realizing Change in Schools and Classrooms Chapter 3. Determining and Maintaining Focus Establishing a Needs Based Focus Formulating an Inquiry Question Developing a Robust Theory of Action Chapter 4. Provoking Thinking to Assess Impact Building Appreciation for and Capacity to Use a Variety of Assessment Data Teacher Learning Through the Collaborative Analysis of Student Work Determining Next Best Move Reconciling Discrepancies: Theories of Action Chapter 5. Shaping the Development of a Professional Learning Culture Shifting from Professional Development to Professional Learning Building Quality Professional Relationships Improving Collaboration Expanding the Reach of Learning Resources References
Jenni Donohoo is the director of Praxis-Engaging Ideas, Inc and a project manager for the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE). Jenni has a PhD in Educational Studies and Supervisory Officer Qualifications. Jenni is a former classroom teacher and currently works with system, school leaders, and teachers around the world to support high quality professional learning. She has authored many peer-reviewed publications and three best-selling books, including Collaborative Inquiry for Educators, The Transformative Power of Collaborative Inquiry (with Moses Velasco), and Collective Efficacy: How Educators' Beliefs Impact Student Learning. Jenni's areas of expertise include collective efficacy, metacognition, adolescent literacy, and facilitating collaborative learning structures. Moses Velasco is a Professional Learning Leader with Toronto District School Board. He has held several teacher leadership positions at both the school level and central departments. He is currently completing a Masters of Education degree with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. In addition to his professional and academic work, he sits on the board of directors for the Learning Forward Ontario affiliate. Moses is passionate about the critical role teachers play in improving education by expanding their understanding and exercise of leadership and influence. He also loves karaoke.
"There is a new #1 in Visible Learning - teachers' collective
efficacy. This book gets to the heart of working together to build
the confidence that teachers and school leaders can change the
learning lives of all learners, that they then do change their
learning lives, and that they collaborate in this endeavour.
Donohoo and Velasco ensure we focus on the right problems to
collaborate about, that the process can be scaled, and that
thinking is provoked to maximise impact. A most worthwhile book
that shows the why, the how, and the impact of collaborative
inquiry." -- John Hattie, Professor of Education & Director of
the Melbourne Education Research Institute
"The concept Collaborative Inquiry is increasingly bandied about these days with little precision. In one fell swoop Donohoo and Velasco change all that with this succinct, hard hitting, complete, powerful and above all accessible book on Collaborative Inquiry. It's all there: research, practice, theory, examples and crystal clear charts and guides to comprehension and deep action. _We learn what high quality Professional Learning is, and what it is not (13 comparisons); the 6 Lynchpins of Collaborative Inquiry, the distinction between Professional Development and Professional Learning, and each chapter starts with a 'Cardwork Map' that contains the 4 key ideas in each chapter. The Transformative Power of Collaborative Inquiry is as it promises: you can transform learning in your school and district by examining and employing the ideas in this book!"-- Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus
"The Transformative Power of Collaborative Inquiry is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in realizing the enormous potential of collaborative inquiry to substantially deepen the learning of students, adults, and educational systems. With a rich collection of guidelines, tools, and examples, Jenni Donohoo and Moses Velasco bring clarity and precision to the what, the how, and the why of effective collaborative inquiry. A valuable and timely book for change agents in schools and districts."-- Santiago Rincon-Gallardo, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow