Fostering Collective Efficacy Institute
February 7, 2023
Entrenched beliefs are often a barrier to implementation efforts in schools. One misguided belief, commonly held amongst educators, is that they lack the collective capability to impact the lives of their students over and above the influence of students’ homes and communities. At the Donohoo Center for Collective Efficacy, we help to dispel this myth by equipping teams to think differently about the impact they can have on student outcomes.
School leaders (formal and informal) play an important role in creating the conditions necessary to achieve collective efficacy within and across schools. Collective teacher efficacy is the shared conviction that educators make a significant contribution in raising student achievement. According to the Visible Learning research, it is the number one factor that matters most in raising student achievement.
During this full day session, participants will learn what collective efficacy is and why it’s important. Audience members will also examine the enabling conditions for collective efficacy along with a model for leading collective efficacy in schools.
Dr. Jenni Donohoo is a five-time best-selling author and professional learning facilitator with more than 25 years’ experience in leading school change. Jenni works in school divisions across the globe supporting high-quality professional learning designed to improve outcomes for all students. As the Director of the Jenni Donohoo Center for Collective Efficacy, Jenni has been recognized internationally as an educational thought leader. She has a PhD in Educational Studies and Supervisory Officer Qualifications and has taught in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools.