AASL Standards: COLLABORATE #3
When one collaborates, one uses communication strategies needed to fully participate.
Here are a few tidbits I scribbled down at the AASL conference:it’s all about community building; collaboration often makes you question your belief system because you hear opinions and ideas of others; a great way to negotiate meaning in one’s life; often helps make the problem solving process easier for kids; builds skills of 21st century learners in a diverse, collaborative world; companies seek those who have the ability to communicate effectively
How can librarians lead in the library and the school?
- Explicitly teach communication strategies like questioning, listening, compromise, and negotiation.
- Create group norms and goals when establishing learning groups.
- Release control and allow groups to become more independent as their collaboration skills develop.
- Encourage students to use a variety of communication tools and resources.
- Cultivate relationships with staff.
- Routinely practice collaboration by sharing work with staff in a variety of ways.
Short Student Video
P.S. Find an overview of the new AASL standards here and Foundation #1 (Inquire) here, and Foundation #2 (Include) here.