Collaborative teacher professional networks have a unique opportunity for reflective practice, thereby strengthening innovative practices for school improvement (Bauman, 2019). The Model for Collaborative Evaluations (Rodriguez-Campos and Rincones–Gomez, 2013) is composed of elements that influence each other and, as a consequence, the overall collaborative evaluation process. To accomplish a comprehensive collaborative evaluation, the interactive use of the MCE elements on a rotating and remixing basis is recommended. However, there is a benefit of utilizing the individual MCE component Encourage Effective Practices, and the subcomponent Encourage Flexibility and Creativity, to support a habit of reflective practice within professional networks for transformation and innovation. Teacher professional networks driven by collaborative relationships can develop and foster habits of reflective practices to empower innovation for improvement.
PresentersCynthia B. Bauman
Associate Director/Instructor, Educational Leadership and Research Methodology, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, United States Liliana Rodríguez-Campos
Evaluation Professor and the Director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Measurement, University of South Florida
Collaborative Evaluation, Professional Networks, School Improvement