Collaborative planning is time devoted to teachers coming together intentionally to learn, reflect, and prepare to teach.
The collaborative planning structure includes three key practices: unit internalization, lesson preparation, and student work analysis. If teachers are able to build these skills together, they will have the information they need to improve their instruction, resulting in better learning experiences for students. The conditions in which teachers engage in these practices are crucial to their success.
This rubric can help assess your school’s current conditions for collaborative planning so that you can lay the groundwork for effective professional learning.