Developing Collaboration Skills for Highly Functional Teacher Teams

Program Details

Developing Collaboration Skills for Highly Functional Teacher Teams
Duration: 10 hours
Prerequisites: Having educational bachelor degree or completed fundamental education qualification programs, and Reflective Practitioner Teacher – training program.
Material: Training Guide, Program Kit, and online resources on Marifah
Level - Track: Advanced Educational Qualification
Target Audience : Teachers (KG, Math, Science, English, and Computer Science) grade (1-3).

Short Description

Student learning in classroom is no longer the responsibility of teachers solely. It is a duty that requires determination from the whole school community. It also requires collective collaboration and awareness. In order for an employee to be successful at work, he/she must enjoy communication skills to deal with his/her work community, as indicated by most recent 21st century studies.

This program provides the teacher with the skills of collaboration, teamwork with peers, and student-centered learning professional society. It starts with defining the concept and elements of the learning professional society, as well as the concept and skills of collaboration. It provides conscious training on five aspects of high functional teams, confidence, appreciation of diversity, commitment, accountability and result orientation.

Big Ideas

Professional learning community empowers teachers in teaching and learning.
Professional learning community helps teachers gain new skills and knowledge.
Team collaboration empowers teachers.
Team collaboration encourages teachers to search for solutions to solve problems.
The five functions of a team are important to empower the team to be an effective one.
Collecting results needs trust, conflict, commitment and accountability.

Essential Questions

How does a professional learning community enhance teacher’s status?
How does the team collaboration empower teachers?
How do the five aspects of functions empower the team?


Unit Outcomes
  • • Identify the characteristics of a professional learning community.  
  • • Understand the dilemmas of professional learning community.
  • • Identify the institutionalization of professional learning community at schools 
  • • Explain how to build team collaboration.
  • • Illustrate the power of collaboration.
  • • Develop tips to apply norms of team collaboration.
  • • Explain how collaboration empowers teachers.
  • • Design an action plan for team collaboration. .
  • • Predict solutions to solve expected problems that teachers may face in a team.
  • • Explain the effect of “trust each other” on the team group function.
  • • Develop tips to build team members commitment.
  • • Identify the five functions of effective team; trust each other, engage in conflict over ideas, build commitment, hold each other accountable, and collect a result.
  • • Identify outcomes and priorities of teachers’ team.
  • • Explain how to change learning path for teachers’ team.
  • • Plan for collaboration meetings that include accountability.
  • • Design procedures to strengthen accountability among teachers’ team.
  • • Create a plan for the collective result of teachers’ team.


No Assessment Component Weight
1 Attendance and Participation Participation 5
Attendance 5
2 Formative Assessment Self-assessment KWL-Q 5
Vocabulary Tool 5

Formative Assessment

Task1: Design an action plan to build a
professional learning community considering:
Main Objectives, Procedures, Resources,
Indicators of success, Duration.


Task 2: Design an Action plan for team Collaboration that includes: one meeting to discuss issues in teaching and learning, peer observation and discussion, one workshop about collaborative action research to solve the problems they face in teaching.

3 Summative assessment

Task: Apply a meeting to evaluate the – five functions of team according to the evaluation checklist and self-reflection.

Exit Task 5
Portfolio 10
Final exam 20
Program Total 100

Time Distribution

No Item Time (min)
1 KWL-Q 15
2 Vocabulary Tool 15
3 Terminology 10
4 Activity 1.1: Characteristics of a professional learning community 40
5 Activity 1.2: Promote professional learning community (PLC) 20
6 Activity 1.3: Team Collaboration definition 40
7 Activity 1.4: Team Collaboration checklist 20
8 Activity 1.5: Synergistic group The power of Collaboration 40
9 Activity 1.6: Norms of team synergetic and Collaboration 40
10 Activity 1.7: Team Collaboration for teacher’s empowerment 30
11 Activity 1.8: Team Collaboration solve problems 40
12 Assessment task 10
13 Activity 2.1: Trust Each Other 50
14 Activity 2.2:Engage in Conflict around ideas 45
15 Activity 2.3: Building commitment 45
16 Activity 2.4: Hold Each other Accountable 50
17 Activity 2.5:Collective result 50
20 Assessment task 10
21 Post -Vocabulary Tool 10
22 Exit Task 20
Total 5 Hours

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