Collaboration: A Journey


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This slidecast discusses the 3 levels of Collaboration: Cooperation, Coordination, and Collaboration. It compares the three levels and presents their benefits to students and teachers.

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  • In this model the teacher, librarian and tech teacher are working separately. The resources being provided will provide a connection to lessons of the classroom teachers. Knowledge of the classroom lessons is known but there is no shared planning, creating or teaching.
  • This level is similar to many of the projects we planned last year. We had a common planning time, a planning sheet, created a schedule and separately taught our skills. “Full integration of information literacy processes and curriculum content is not achieved at this level.” Stripling, 1999
  • These projects may be viewed as an “add on” to the curriculum. They were missing an inquiry approach and did not provide a higher level of thinking for the students. The children missed the opportunity to be guided by more than one teacher and the deeper learning of the topic.
  • “ Through collaboration, information skills are taught in context of new and creative units of study. As a result, students benefit and achievement rises.” Buzzeo 2007
  • Collaboration: A Journey

    1. 1. Collaboration The Journey Presented by: Amy King Maureen Schoenberger
    2. 2. Three Levels of Collaboration <ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
    3. 3. Collaboration <ul><li>Collaboration is the process of shared creation : two or more individuals with complementary skills interacting to create a shared understanding that none had previously possessed or could have come to on their own. Collaboration creates a shared meaning about a process, a product, or an event. </li></ul> Taken from AASL Website
    4. 4. Cooperation <ul><ul><li>Simplest form of interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, Librarians and Technology work separately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires little commitment from the individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Few defined goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No defined structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal organized effort to work together </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Cooperation Example <ul><li>Tech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placing a file on the S drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking a website to the Resource page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using printers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bringing resources into your classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulling resources in the library for students to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving book talks about genres </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Coordination <ul><ul><li>Covers a longer time frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More formal arrangements exists – planning sheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team approach – open communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, Librarian and Tech Teacher plan together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles are defined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching is separate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May not occur in the same environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on a unit of study or project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measureable end goal - celebration </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Coordination Example <ul><li>Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Students gather biographical information about African Americans from books, databases, encyclopedias. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Students read information and gather facts. </li></ul><ul><li>Use graphic organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Create paragraphs of information </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Students turn their facts into a tri-fold brochure with images and text. </li></ul>African Americans Unit
    8. 8. Collaboration <ul><ul><li>Common mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-range scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires comprehensive planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching is done together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources are shared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers work together to present material, guide the active engagement process and access. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus is aligned to the standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquiry driven question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis is on critical thinking and problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team taught lessons happen during the subject area time not during Book Exchange time. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Collaboration Example Shared Thinking ~ Shared Planning ~ Shared Creation Team Teaching Team Teaching Team Teaching
    10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>Buzzeo, Toni. Collaborating to Meet Standards Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6 2 nd Ed . Columbus: Linworth Publishing Inc., 2007. Print </li></ul><ul><li>Doll, Carol A.. Collaboration and the School Library Media Specialist . Landom: Scarecrow Press, 2005. Print </li></ul><ul><li>Stripling, Barbara K., ed. Learning and libraries in an information age principles and practice . Englewood, Colo: Libraries Unlimited and its Division Teacher Ideas, 1999. Print. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Contact Information <ul><li>Mrs. Amy King: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Maureen Schoenberger: [email_address] </li></ul>