Champion Creatively Alive ChildrenTM COLLABORATIONPhoto by John Pinderhughes
TMChampion Creatively Alive ChildrenCOLLABORATION Champion Creatively Alive Children Series 21st Century Skills: The 4 Cs Creativity Discovering novel ways to think, learn and do Critical Thinking Using original ideas to solve problems Communication Expressing thoughts and feelings effectively Collaboration Working in partnership with others toward a common goal PLUS Arts-Infused Education Advocacy Championing the integration of the arts across the curriculum and school-wide to build the 4 Cs
TM Champion Creatively Alive Children COLLABORATION Warm-Up Exercise 4 Kinds of Creative Collaboration for Schools Creative collaboration among students Creative collaboration among faculty Creative collaboration between educators and parentsPhoto by John Pinderhughes Creative collaboration between the school and the broader community
TMChampion Creatively Alive ChildrenCOLLABORATION Dispelling MythsMyth When Reality When students students collaborate, study or work they learn together, it’s valuable skills. “like cheating.”
TMChampion Creatively Alive ChildrenCOLLABORATION Dispelling MythsMyth Assertive, Reality With skilled instruction, popular students collaborating enables take over and children to share what shy, less popular they know and can do students are with others with whom left behind. they might not routinely interact.
TMChampion Creatively Alive ChildrenCOLLABORATION Dispelling MythsMyth Collaborative Reality Self- and peer learning assessments experiences show how students are hard for handle conflicts, teachers distribute workloads, to grade. provide feedback and contribute.
TMChampion Creatively Alive ChildrenCOLLABORATION 4 Cs of Collaboration Common Goal Contributions Compromise–Consensus Creative, Collaborative Culture Photo by John Pinderhughes
TM Champion Creatively Alive Children COLLABORATIONCommon Goal Do collaborators understand the shared objectives and their roles when they work as a group or on a team? Photo by John Pinderhughes
TMChampion Creatively Alive ChildrenCOLLABORATION Contributions Are the talents and skills of everyone in the group leveraged? Is everyone given the opportunity to make contributions? Do you assign roles that play to individual strengths? Are diverse points of view solicited and welcome? How is feedback used to improve collaboration? How are individual contributions and abilities to work as a team assessed?
TM Champion Creatively Alive Children COLLABORATION Compromise– Consensus Do collaborators know how to compromise and reach consensus? Is the decision making process clear? If no compromise or consensus is reached, who makes the ultimate decision?Photo by John Pinderhughes Do collaborators have opportunities to share constructive feedback?
TM Champion Creatively Alive Children COLLABORATION Creative, Collaborative Culture Does the group have strategies to makePittsburgh Carmalt Academy of Science & Technology, sure everyone contributes—without some people dominating or others left out?Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by eMedia Works Is there a culture of creative collaboration —an environment in which people respect one another’s ideas and nurture creative expression? How is conflict handled? Are disagreements handled respectfully?
TMChampion Creatively Alive ChildrenCOLLABORATION Group Exercise Four Cornerstones of Collaboration Drawing by Linda Parzych
TMChampion Creatively Alive ChildrenCOLLABORATION Hands-On Exercise Team Sculpture Challenge • Use Crayola Model Magic® to form spheres, cubes, cones and pyramids. Make as many shapes and sizes as you want. • Work together to assemble your shapes into the tallest Jonathan D. Hyatt P.S. 154, Bronx, NY. sculpture possible, making Photo by eMedia Works sure that it stands upright.
TM Champion Creatively Alive Children COLLABORATION Hands-On Exercise Draw Your Collaborative Culture • Do group members share a common goal? • Are individual contributions respected and fully used? • How are conflicts handled? • Is there a process for compromise and consensus building?Drawing by Linda Parzych • Who are the decision makers? • Who has input into decisions? • Does the culture feel supportive or divisive?
TM Champion Creatively Alive Children COLLABORATION Assessment Tool Collaborative Culture • Reflect on your collaborative culture. • Share your honest responses and reactions.Pittsburgh Carmalt Academy of Science & Technology,Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by eMedia Works
TM Champion Creatively Alive Children COLLABORATION Key Points Collaboration is a fundamental 21st century skill. The arts give people a context for collaboration —and an engaging way to learn together. The 4 Cs of collaboration—a Common Goal, Contributions, Compromise–Consensus and a Creative, Collaborative Culture—helpPittsburgh Carmalt Academy of Science & Technology, us understand the key elements of collaboration for students and adults.Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by eMedia Works The role of educators, parents and community members is to collaborate for students’ success, develop students’ collaboration skills and foster a culture of collaboration.