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Communities Commit
to Collaboration
Creating strong partnerships within & beyond schools.

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ollaboration, a term
increasingly discussed and
woven into schools' vision
statements and districts'
plans, has sparked thoughtprovoking questions. What does
effective collaboration in schools
look like? How do educators explain
the benefits of shifting from classic
teaching, with an individualist focus,
to the cooperative learning processes,
where students share a vested interest
in each other's learning?
The Partnership for 21st
Century Learning (P21) identifies
collaboration as one of the 4 Cs-
along with creativity, communication,
and critical thinking-essential for
college and career readiness. To
address educators' desire for deeper
understanding, P21 published a
research report, What We Know about
Collaboration. The report explains
www.naesp.org

White County Central
Elementary School,
Judsonia, Arkansas

that collaborative competence is not
something students learn on their
own without guidance, practice,
and opportunities to observe adult
role models collaborate. P21 defines
collaboration as:
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Demonstrating the ability to work
effectively and respectfully with
diverse teams;
Exercising flexibility and willingness
to be helpful in making necessary
compromises to accomplish a
common goal;
Assuming shared responsibility for
collaborative work; and
Valuing the individual contributions
made by each team member.

When schools intentionally focus
on the P21 four-part definition of
collaboration, and leaders articulate
a clear expectation that interactions

among teachers, students, and
community members/parents will
follow this definition, it changes the
culture and outcomes for the entire
learning community.

Teacher Collaboration:
Scaffolding to a Higher
Level of Partnership
Principals have found that art
integration is a natural catalyst for
increasing collaboration in schools-
starting with faculty and organically
spreading to students. By its nature,
art integration is cross-disciplinary. So
the most effective way to implement
this teaching strategy is to bring
together the expertise of art teachers,
other subject matter experts, and
classroom teachers.
Lusher Charter School in New
Orleans credits its intense faculty
collaboration to having on staff five

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http://www.p21.org/ http://www.p21.org/ http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/docs/Research/P21_4Cs_Research_Brief_Series_-_Collaboration.pdf http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/docs/Research/P21_4Cs_Research_Brief_Series_-_Collaboration.pdf http://www.naesp.org

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