COLLABORATE A Process for Developing Collaborative Student Projects
1. Building Collaborative Projects Building Community through Telecollaboration Project McGill Faculty Club November 25, 2010 Karen Rye & Veronique Lemay
2. 21st Century Skills
"The study clearly showed that students graduating from secondary schools, technical colleges, and universities are sorely lacking in some basic skills and a large number of applied skills.
oral and written communication,
critical thinking and problem solving,
professionalism and work ethic,
teamwork and collaboration,
working in diverse teams,
leadership and project management."
p.7 21st Century Skills: Learning For Life in Our Times by Bernie Triling and Charles Fadel
3. Video Clip of kids learning
4. Step 1 Build a Collaborative Community
5. How does collaboration happen?
Our Role as Cycle Leaders
Your Role as Participants
Share and listen
to be reliable,
to be flexible,
to take risks,
to have a good sense of humour.
6. Designing a Collaborative Project
...it's an uphill journey but the view from the top is GREAT!
7. C onsider O utline L isten L ist A ssess B uild O rganize R eview A ssemble T echnology E valuate
8. C onsider Topics
Topics that are...
relevant and interestng
related to the QEP
9. O utline the Purpose Establish a clear purpose for the project so everyone has common understanding
10. L isten to Each Other
to further develop and shape/reshape the project
to ask any clarifying questions
11. L ist the Key Features Outline the main elements of the project
12. A ssessment Is the project doable and realistic? How will you assess what the students are learning?
13. B uild a Project Outline
Purpose and Evaluation
14. O rganize into Support Teams
Within your project group find someone,
who will encourage you
help you throughout the project
(SAKAI discussion group, email)
15. R eview the Progress
Continuously communicate on SAKAI
Respond to emails
16. A ssemble the Project In your class, follow through with the with the steps as outlined in your planning.
17. T echnology in Action Integrate technology tools to take your project one step further. Warning! The waters will not always be smooth with technology. Your teammates are there to help when the waves hit!
18. E valuate the Project and Share it Encourage your students to share their learning with others!