A Longitudinal Study of Inservice Education on Effective Team Skills

Dr. Jennifer Olson,
Carilee Murphy
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Teachers in the field often experience a sense of isolation from others in the field and a lack of connectedness to current research and evidence based practices. Inservice training is the primary mechanism for connecting teachers to one another and new content. The Building Effective Teams Model utilizes communities of learners to provide experiences and knowledge leading to the development of effective teaming strategies. This longitudinal study examines the responses of the participants over three data points, pre, post and post/post. A synthesis of pre to post growth and a comparison of long term growth noted through examination of the pre to post/post scores. The relationship of length of time involved in inservice and resulting perceptions of teaming skills is also examined.

Keywords: Longitudinal Study of Team training, Perceptions of Change in the Teaming Skills, Communities of Learners
Stream: Adult, Vocational, Tertiary and Professional Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Jennifer Olson

Professor, College of Education University of Idaho , Center on Disabilities and Human Development

Dr Olson is the co-creator of the Building Effective and Successful Teams model. It is an innovative project funded by the US Department of Education and other regional resources for the past eight years. She has published numerous articles in the areas of teaming and collaboration and is the co-author of the Teaming Profile Instrument designed to measure team building skills.

Carilee Murphy

Project Director, College of Education University of Idaho , Center on Disabilities and Human Development

Dr Murphy has published numerous articles on the topic of teaming and collaboration, she also coordinates the Idaho Training Clearinghouse for the State of Idaho, and has extensive experience in preparing inservice offerings and the creation of learning communities.

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