Toolkit of collaborative activities
- Collaborative Toolkit
- WHY is collaboration essential?
- A paragraph, sentence, phrase, word
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Artifact - Storytelling
- Case Study
- Compass points
- Cover Story
- Diamond 9
- Elevator Pitch
- Essential Agreement
- Gallery Walk
- Graffiti boards
- Heart of the Matter
- Jigsaw a document or book
- Market Place
- Photo Montage
- Place Mat
- Plus, minus, interesting
- Quotes that speak to me
- See, Hear, Feel
- See, Think, Wonder
- Think Piece
- Think Win-Win
- Visual Metaphor
The IB believes that it is important for students to learn in a collaborative way and for teachers to plan collaboratively (Standard C1). However, in my experience many schools find providing evidence of collaboration challenging when it comes to authorization or the five year evaluation.
This toolkit provides you with a diverse range of collaborative activities that you can use both in the classroom with students and in workshops with staff. Each page of this toolkit contains an individual strategy or protocol. Mix and match as you prepare lessons for students and professional learning for staff,
Collaboration is at the heart of the IB constructivist learning philosophy which holds that knowledge and meaning making is a social process. It is something which happens with others and over time. You may like to refer to A note on constructivism for a miore detailed explanation on constructivism.
Collaborative learning is at the heart of developing and sustaining a professional learning community. The leadership toolkit provides facilitated activities that encourage knowledge sharing amongst all stakeholders (students, staff, governors) in your school community.
Exploring text, focused reading (of research), prioritization
Strategies on how to start lessons and workshops
Action research tool, sharing practice
Reflection, collaborative learning, multiple perspectives
Generating ideas and solutions
Promoting ideas, marketing
Learning from practice, analyzing situations, problem solving, decision making
Evaluation, feedback, plenary, introduce a discussion
Communicate a message, clarify thinking, prioritization, visual impact
Prioritization, evaluation, making decisions, designing documents
Articulating a message, prioritization, persuasive argument
Define culture, encourage discussion, reach consensus
A protocol for providing feedback to students and staff.
A discussion tools that helps you share knowledge and generate new ideas.
Graffiti boards help to generate and share ideas collaboratively.
Summarize an argument, capture an idea, marketing key message
Prioritization, sharing and aligning opinions and understandings
Develop comparative thinking, develop synthesis skills,review multiple parts of an issue and then put together to form a bigger picture, knowledge sharing
Knowledge sharing, developing comparative thinking
Reflective tool, capture learning, identify strengths and areas for development
Collate evidence brainstorm ideas, knowledge sharing
Collecting evidence, develop collaborative planning, investigate a subject
Independent thinking, consensus building
Analyzing and evaluating
Reflection,capturing learning, making commitments
Discussion, aligning group understanding
Collecting evidence, collaborative discussion and learning
Raise curiosity, focused activity, critical and metaphoric thinking
Individual and group reflection, research, knowledge sharing
A discussion, debating and negotuating tool for developing collaborative social skills.
Internalize learning and understanding - individually and as a group