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April 8 & 9, 2017

São Paulo – Brazil

Facilitative Leadership Workshop for Professional Learning Communities

This session is designed for:

  • Teachers 

  • Teacher Leaders 

  • Grade Level Team Leaders 

  • Department Heads

  • Instructional Coaches 

  • Curriculum Coordinators 

  • Administrators 


Basically any educator, who participates in or has responsibility for organizing meetings, will find this session useful.

      This professional development experience will support your ability to extend teacher collaboration in your school, support the development of a collaborative school culture, encourage reflective practice, and help rethink teacher leadership — all in support of increased student achievement.

     The work we will do emphasizes making teaching practice public, assessing teaching in relation to student learning, and routinely adapting teaching to meet the changing needs of today's students.

         The SRI Critical Friendship model, which was begun in the mid 1990’s at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, is the foundation of the work. The research base for the work is detailed here.


Learning Outcomes

In thisworkshop you will experience a powerful model of effective adult learning and learn how to design a similar experience in your own context. You will work to develop an effective professional community while learning the concepts, habits, tools, and facilitation skills that lead to more reflective collaborative practice.


Guiding Questions

  • How can collaborating with colleagues improve educator practice and student learning?

  • What can I learn about my own practice by looking collaboratively at student and colleagues’ work?

  • How do I foster adult conversation and dialogue that directly impacts student learning?

  • Which facilitation skills and practices help develop effective teacher work groups?

  • What strategies will encourage full participation and engagement?

  • Why use protocols? How do I match a protocol to a task or need? What tools and structures can help a group use time effectively to accomplish a task?

  • What kind of feedback encourages and supports reflection and professional growth?

  • How can I as a teacher leader support professional growth and improvement at my school?

only 30 places available

5 facilitators - 2 workshops!!

Prefere fazer o workshop em português?

Where: Prisma Centro de Estudos

Av. Sgto. Geraldo Sant'Ana - Jd. taquaral, 901


When: 8 and 9 april/2017

time: 09:00am to 04:00pm



(registration by January 31st)


(registration after January 31st)

up to 3 installments

* Includes materials, lunch and refreshments. 

Participants Will Walk Away With….

  • Knowledge about and practice in using several strategies for engaging in discussions based on ideas contained in different kinds of "texts".

  • An understanding of how to give and receive productive feedback on professional practice.

  • Experience with the use of a variety of effective questioning techniques.

  • Practice in the use of several protocols for increasing learning by examining student and adult work collaboratively—an understanding of when to use which protocol and why.

  • A clear sense of the role of a facilitator in creating and sustaining an effective collaborative teacher work group. Practice of a variety of facilitation skills.

  • A clear, practical plan for participating in or leading a professional group.

Margaret MacLean

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An educator with over 40 years experience, in seven countries, Margaret MacLean currently provides professional development support to teachers and school leaders internationally. Margaret has taught at all grade levels from Pre K to grade 6 and served for over 15 years as a school administrator. In 1996 Margaret was named Vermont Principal of the Year.


 Margaret is a member of the School Reform Initiative. Begun in the mid 1990’s at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University USA the program is focused on developing collaborative school cultures, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership - all in support of increased student achievement. The Critical Friendship model is the basis of the work.


Margaret’s work takes her to school throughout the world to provide initial training seminars and follow up school coaching.


Siobhain Allum

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Siobhain Allum has worked in education for 20 years. She holds a Masters of Arts in Education and has been head of the Preparatory school at St Paul’s for the last seven years. She has run many insets and workshops on a wide variety of educational areas and has been an ardent supporter and advocate of professional learning communities and collaborative friends work.  



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PAYMENT/CANCELLATION POLICY: All tuition and fees are payable upon registration. No refunds are available after March 10, 2017. In the event that you need to cancel, the tuition minus an administrative fee of R$100,00 will be refunded. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop should enrollment not reach 20 participants by March 10, 2017. In this case all tuition payments will be refunded in full.


PHOTO/VIDEO POLICY: Registering for this event provides sponsor rights to publish photos or videos of you taken at the event for promotional purposes.


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