-by Terra Graves-
Do you really know what collaboration is? Do you know how to teach students to collaborate? This mini-workshop will provide you with the answers to both of these questions.
PART ONE: Read the Collaboration Guide*
PART TWO: Identify the collaboration competencies in your lesson.
PART THREE: Elevate your collaboration competencies.
PART FOUR: Implement the new lesson plan with your students (if possible).
Congratulations! You have just added a very important 21st-century skill to your lesson plan! Your students will be on their way to becoming world-class collaborators. Keep this process in mind the next time you sit down to plan and want to include collaboration. As Flipped Learners, your students are uniquely prepared for collaborating with each other, and with others outside of your classroom/school/district/state/country. It’s amazing that technology allows us to be connected with the world in a few clicks! Prepare your students for global collaboration now! Feel free to share your newly updated lesson plan and your implementation of it, in the comments below! I would LOVE to see what you did!
Student-Friendly 21st Century Competencies (includes ALL SIX Dimensions)
*This work is adapted by Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada. Original work: Microsoft’s Innovative Teaching and Learning 21st Century Learning Design Rubrics