Deepen Student Learning Through Collaborative Partnerships


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CEC will host an orientation session for district and school leadership teams on deepening student engagement through collaborative partnerships. The orientation is designed for teams that are interested in diving deeper into the theories and practices for improving school systems through a collaborative approach focused on strengthening collaborative partnerships.

The session will be immediately following the conclusion of Great Lakes TURN. During the orientation session, teams will reflect on concepts and strategies to strengthen union-management relationships and consider actions steps to strengthen collaborative partnerships throughout their school systems.

Anyone registered for Great Lakes TURN event can attend this session free of charge. Registration is $30 for educators just attending the orientation session who are not registered for Great Lakes TURN.

Who: School and/or District Collaborative Leadership Teams

What: Half-day workshop focused on theories, tools and practices to strengthen union-management partnerships to improve teaching and learning. CEC Senior Director Mary McDonald and CEC Consultant Ann Cummins-Bogan will lead out the workshop that will be tailored to the needs of those in attendance.

Why: School and district level collaborative partnerships result in improved student achievement, minimizing the impact of poverty on student learners and decreasing teacher turnover.

Next Steps: This introductory session leads many districts on a journey that includes a five-day workshop that takes place over two-three months. During those workshop sessions, teams of educators learn how to strengthen union management collaborative partnerships in ways that improve student achievement, relationship building, communication and teacher retention. Participating teams develop action plans for their school or district that can immediately be implemented following each training session.

When & Where


  • $30 per person

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Laura Sestak

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