Collective Efficacy: A School Community’s Approach to Positively Affecting Students


October 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – October 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual Via Go-To-Meeting
Jan Yost, Executive Director

Collective Efficacy: Implications for School Leaders, Teachers & Instructional Coaches

What is it, specifically, that instructional leaders and teachers do to support and implement Collective Efficacy? In this interactive and engaging session, participants will learn how teacher and leadership efficacy can make a significant difference to student learning.

Collective Teacher Efficacy (CTE) represents the overall belief of a school and its teachers that they can positively affect students. Is it possible for teachers and leaders to have a more significant influence on student achievement when they combine their collective efforts? CTE is a construct that focuses on a shared belief by faculty that together they can improve the lives of the students they serve. It simply means that we can be effective, and when we are, it boosts our self and collective efficacy.

According to Professor John Hattie (Visible Learning), Collective Efficacy ranks number one out of 250 influences that impact student achievement and progress.  With an overall effect size of 1.39, simply stated, student achievement improves when teachers and leaders work together to make each other better.

This session includes design templates and other tools to acquire efficacy through disciplined collaboration and research-based instructional strategies. Participants will examine effective leadership profiles and instructional practices in order to determine the “collective impact” on student achievement and learning.

Join Steve for an unforgettable, inspirational session, and learn how to pursue higher levels of collective efficacy with greater focus, rigor and clarity.

About Steve

Steve Ventura is the founder and president of Advanced Collaborative Solutions (ACS), an education community movement that challenges and inspires students and educators to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to teaching, learning, and leadership. Since its inception, Steve has been working towards a future in which every child – regardless of race or socioeconomic status – has access to highly effective teachers and leaders who have received exceptional professional development.

Steve is a highly motivational and knowledgeable speaker who approaches high stakes professional development and decision making armed with practical, research-based strategies. He is a former elementary, middle, and high school teacher. His administrative experiences encompass those of assistant principal, principal, director, and superintendent.

In addition to his professional development work with teachers and administrators, Steve is also a frequent speaker at state and national conferences and has contributed to several books focused on teaching, learning, and leadership. Titles include Standards and Assessment: The Core of Quality Instruction (2011) and Engaged Instruction: Thriving Classrooms in the Age of the Common Core (2015). His newest publication, Discovering Achievement Teams-The Key to Effective Collaboration, will be available in the Fall of 2020.

Through his own reality-based experiences, Steve has inspired teachers and leaders across the nation to pursue higher levels of implementation with greater focus, rigor, and clarity. He has a strong moral aspect, intelligence, easy way with people, and a saving sense of humor that support him in his life and work.

Mr. Ventura resides in the small community of Templeton, Ca. He enjoys wakeboarding, mountain biking, and reading.

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