Below are resources for you to use with your teams and examples of how TeamMark leverages not just the power of your teams and PLCs but the power of technology to help us work smarter, not harder!
Collaboration Log Report
Teams are busy! It's good to take a moment to celebrate.
Completing a focused collaboration session in TeamMark becomes a moment to celebrate, not only because using TeamMark elevates the synergy of a team during collaboration, but because the simple act of clicking "Complete" starts a powerful chain reaction that carries this synergy forward.
Upon clicking "Complete", team members confidently return to tasks at-hand knowing that all of their collaboration notes and other detailed information has automatically been emailed to all team members, including administration, and is saved automatically within the TeamMark toolkit.
The Collaboration Log Report will always include:
Agenda Items and their status (addressed or not)
All collaboration notes ("Comments") attached to each Agenda Item
Notes regarding Successes and Challenges
Current Essential Learning Topics/Objectives
Details of their Action Plans
Team members, including administration, relax knowing they will always receive the detailed Collaboration Log Report whenever a team completes their collaboration sessions.
Administrators easily keep the pulse of multiple teams, even across multiple campuses, by simply opening an email to review a team's notes, and engaging with the team in a number of responsive ways. No more chasing down notes or team members to stay updated.
No files or folders to manage, copies to make. Just a wonderfully detailed report automatically sent to your inbox.
Teams create norms in the TeamMark toolkit.
Creating meaningful norms requires both group planning and a personal commitment to each norm. Once norms are created, each team member is expected to either Accept or Deny every norm. If she/he Denies a norm, they are required to provide a justification. This process encourages reflection and internalization of every norm.
Along with the Norm Popup that automatically appears when the team logs into TeamMark, teams can return to the Norms tool anytime to review, edit, delete, or add new norms.
When creating a new agenda topic, any team member or administrator can distribute topics to teams, schedule topics to be delivered on specific dates, is required to assign a "Category" to the topic (thus encouraging intentionally and helping to facilitate agenda topic analysis and reflection) and can attach documents to specific agenda items. When Saved, all team members automatically receive an email notification that their team has a new Agenda Topic to discuss in an upcoming collaboration.
The Agenda Topic will appear in the assigned Collaboration Log under "This Week's Agenda" (see left). Teams address each agenda topic by documenting notes, comments, and more. A topic can remain in the agenda for as long as the team chooses or a topic can be marked as addressed and will not appear again in the Collaboration Log's agenda.
Lastly, when a team "Completes" a collaboration session, their Collaboration Log Report will display each agenda item, its corresponding notes, and if the agenda item has been marked as addressed or remains not addressed.