COLLABORATE: Work effectively with others to broaden perspectives and work toward common goals.
In CCPS we offer opportunities to collaborate across all grade levels.
Middle and High School:
Image: Students collaborate with the librarian and a parent volunteer on a robotics challenge.
Image: School librarian collaborate with the computer science department for a school wide Hour of Code event.
Image: High School students collaborate with elementary students to teach coding and robotics. Collaboration between CHS and CES.
Image: Students collaborate during a makerspace tower challenge.
Image: Collaborating students break free of their digital break out boxes!
Image: Students work in a group, collaborating during inquiry activities.
Image: Collaboration at WHES - librarian and classroom teacher during a flexible schedule pilot.
Image: High school students collaborate to teach coding to elementary students.
Collaboration between CHS and CES.
Image: PHS Librarian and teacher collaborating and planning book tasting dates
Image: Collaborating and learning together! Setting goals.
Image: School librarians come together to collaborate after school in packing up books for Jason Reynolds book clubs.
Image: The whole district worked together on this Jason Reynolds collaborative book club.
In middle and high school, our English Language Arts (ELA) teachers have been collaborating with our school librarians to revamp and revise how we approach the teaching of our state standards. Rather than read the "traditional canon" of books, such as To Kill a Mockingbird to meet state standards, our school librarians provide book club selections for our students. Students can self-select books by genre, or by title and join a small group of students reading the same title or genre. The school librarians collaborate for book tastings, book speed dating, and book selection. We have seen an incredible amount of reading taking place in our middle school and high schools and have created a culture of reading that shines! Self-selection of books rather than assigning books and the collaboration between ELA and school library have been a win across the district. It's a win for students who choose what they read and a win for teachers who can teach the standards with more enthusiastic learners!