The following resources, created by LSI academic teaming experts, can be used to gain a deeper understanding of academic teaming and get started on your teaming journey.
These examples demonstrate team tasks that are aligned to the intent and the complexity of the learning target(s) or standard and require a team to collaborate to produce evidence of their learning with autonomy from the teacher. Each student may produce the same learning product, but he or she must collaborate and agree that the learning meets the requirements of the success criteria.
Standards with Learning Targets & Success Criteria
These examples reflect LSI’s commitment to the implementation of College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and the Core Actions. The integration of standards is the intent and architecture of the CCRS. The examples demonstrate use of focus/major and supporting standards. ELA/Literacy examples will integrate disciplinary standards (science, social studies, health etc.) in service of the topics.
The Core Instruction Continuum
These figures and tables from The Power of Student Teams: Achieving Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Learning in Every Classroom Through Academic Teaming (Toth & Sousa, 2019) can be used in deepening your understanding of the shift from teacher-centered core instruction to academic teaming core instruction.
The Academic Teaming Process
These figures and tables from The Power of Student Teams: Achieving Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Learning in Every Classroom Through Academic Teaming (Toth & Sousa, 2019) can be used in understanding the scientific process of teaming outcomes, avoiding pitfalls that derail a team, and learning the teaming terminology.