Team time log -- suggestions?

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    For those of you who have to log your team meeting times and topics -- Do you have a specific format that you follow? My P introduced a form last year that many teachers felt was too cumbersome -- there was a place for each content teacher to record standards covered, assessments, new strategies, and concerns about students. Due to complaints, the prof. dev. committee on which I serve has been charged with creating a new form. Any ideas you can share will be appreciated!
     
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    I forgot to mention -
    we want to be able to teach cross-curricular lessons and also avoid giving a test in every subject on the same day. So that's part of the reason...the other reason is that some other teams never really met and so we have to show that we do more than sit around and gossip.
     
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    Can you keep a calendar to show test dates and cross-curricular projects?
     
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    We could keep a calendar, although when we've tried that before, not everyone remembered to log info. :) Thanks for the suggestion - this is 90% for admin and 10% to keep the team straight.
     
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    Could it be something that you fill out at your team meeting?
     
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    My team has used a very simple log in the past. There's a space on the top for the names of people present, then a lot of lines for meeting minutes, and a smaller section of lines for follow-up.

    If you don't keep a master calendar, can you designate a particular day to discuss any upcoming assignments or assessments (probably a Monday would be best) and then record those in your meeting log for the day? We have done that in the past.
     
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    We have a log that has a spot for those present/absent as well as the date, facilitator's name, and recorder's name. Then, there is a table that includes columns for: Agenda/Action, What We Discussed/Learned, and Next Steps. Another table follows with Agenda Items/Actions Needed, Dates for discussion/action, and Materials Needed. We fill it out at each PLC meeting and submit it to our principal for her review.
     
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    Thanks to all who replied. We meet every Monday as a team and record 1-an overview of what each content teacher is covering for the coming week (in order to facilitate cross-curricular activities); 2- days/types of assessments, so we don't all give a test on the same day; 3- new strategies we've tried; 4- how we've incorporated technology and reading/writing across the curriculum; and 5- student concerns. Our committee met today but the chair had already made up her mind about what we'd do to the form (sigh).
     
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    Our school is a professional learning community, so whenever we meet, we record what we discuss in one of the following four quadrants:
    1 - What do students need to know and be able to do?
    2 - How will we know when they have learned it?
    3 - What will we do when they haven't learned it?
    4 - What will we do when they already know it?
     
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