What matters most in raising student achievement? Research identifies collective efficacy—the shared belief that what we do really matters—as the number-one factor. When teachers believe that, together, they can positively impact student learning, it results in a number of productive patterns of behavior: deeper implementation of high-yield strategies, increased teacher leadership, high expectations, and a strong focus on academic pursuits. Join us to learn more about what collective efficacy is, why it's important, and how to foster efficacy to ensure equity, promote well-being, and enhance public confidence in education.
Understand what collective efficacy is and why it’s important
Learn about the effect size research that demonstrates factors that influence student achievement
Gain insight into how collective efficacy beliefs are formed
Identify the positive consequences associated with collective efficacy and the negative effects that occur when staffs do not share a sense of efficacy
Know the enabling conditions that help collective efficacy to flourish
Examine ways to foster efficacy beliefs through leadership practices