Collaborative Classrooms: Unlocking Student Success Through Teacher Collaboration

A panel discussion on the role of teacher collaboration in student achievement, featuring Wendy Anderson and Carrie Leanna

Watch our panel conversation with Wendy Anderson, Shared Curriculum Director for Baxter and Colfax-Mingo Community School Districts, and Carrie Leana, George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management at the University of Pittsburgh. They discuss the role of teacher collaboration in improving student achievement. Learn why fostering strong relationships among educators is essential for student success and discover practical strategies for promoting collaboration in your school or district.  

In this webinar, you’ll:

  • Gain insights into the research supporting the pivotal role of teacher collaboration in enhancing student achievement
  • Learn actionable strategies for fostering a culture of collaboration among educators
  • Discover how fostering a culture of collaboration can lead to improved instructional practices and increased student learning outcomes

Carrie R. Leana

Carrie Leana is the George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management at the University of Pittsburgh where she holds appointments in the Katz Graduate School of Business, the School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She is also Director of the Center for Healthcare Management and Academic Director of the Executive MBA Program in Healthcare. Leana currently serves as Senior Editor at Behavioral Science and Policy journal, is the current Dean of the Fellows of the Academy of Management and has served on its Board of Governors. She has published two books and more than 100 papers on such topics as financial precarity, economic inequality, and public school reform; and has been PI or co-PI on over $10 million in sponsored research. She has been a resident scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation. She was awarded the Viterbo Chair by the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and has held visiting appointments at universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Leana received the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award for Academic Leadership, the Responsible Research in Business and Management best paper award, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Best Paper Prize, and several other research, teaching, and public service awards. Her current research examines financial well-being and economic inequality. She is particularly interested in the negative outcomes of financial precarity for individuals and the organizations in which they work, as well as practice and policy interventions to reduce financial precarity.

Dr. Wendy Anderson

Wendy Anderson is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Baxter and Colfax-Mingo Community School Districts in central Iowa. In her 30 years as an educator, she has also served as a middle school literacy teacher, school counselor, and educational consultant. She holds master’s degrees in school counseling and administration as well as a doctorate of philosophy in educational psychology. Wendy is passionate about building educators’ capacity and self-efficacy and developing systems that serve the needs of all learners.