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Collaboration

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Collaboration
Video
As you view the videos, think about "collaboration". What does it look like, sound like, feel like?
Please use the "Collaboration
T-Chart" to jot down your thoughts.

Collaboration
in the NYSUT Rubric
II.2B
Incorporates individual and collaborative critical thinking and problem solving
III.5A
Provides opportunities for collaboration
III.5B
Provides synthesis, critical thinking and problem solving
IV.3B
Establishes instructional groups
Welcome!
We are so happy that you are here!
Please find a table and introduce yourself to your table mates
Work with this group on the "
Snack Attack
" activity. The instructions are on the table.
You will have until 4:10 PM to complete this activity!
Learning Targets
I can
define "collaboration".
I can
plan collaborative experiences.
I can
commit to plan and implement at least 2 collaborative activities within the next few days.
Duck Dynasty!
Cake Boss
Marshmallow Tower
Why Collaborate?
With your table mates
Discuss
reasons collaboration might be important
Together
create a chart

Hang your chart
on the wall
As each group finishes take a "
Gallery walk
" through our work
After your gallery walk, please complete the
green reflection sheet
We will be sharing our thoughts on these questions:
What are some examples of collaboration?
What could be some ways you might consider planning for collaborations?
As you reflect on a few of the resources you value on collaborations, what comes to mind?
How might we change the climate of our District so that collaboration is an integral part of our teaching practice?
If you could do three things to help support collaboration as it relates to our teaching practice what would your three ideas be? Why?

Socratic Seminar
Seminar can have 1 or 2 leaders:
Ask a series of questions to begin the discussion
Help participants examine or rephrase answers to draw out embedded meaning
Listen carefully to comments, and ask follow-up or clarifying questions
Know when the discussion has been adequately covered
The leaders are not participants – they keep the discussion flowing and connected to the text!

Socratic Seminar Leader

List or poster of simple classroom rules or protocols for Socratic Seminars should be created by and visible to all participants

Socratic Seminar

When collaborating in a Socratic Seminar it is important to establish an agreed list of norms. These will help the discussion to run smoothly, create a safe place to share ideas, and promote a deeper understanding of the text and each other!

What are the norms we should use in our classroom Socratic Seminar?

Socratic Seminar Norms

A group discussion on a topic or reading where the participants engage in a search of the author’s meaning.
Socratic seminar is a structured discourse about ideas and ethical dilemmas that seeks to arrive at collective insights and understandings through questioning and discussion.
It is based on the dialogues lead by the philosopher Socrates. (Metzger, 1998; Tredway, 1995).


Socratic Seminar

Socratic Seminar

Researchers:
Metzger, 1998
Polite & Adams, 1997
Tanner & Casados, 1998
Tredway, 1995

Explained in Brief!

Socratic Seminars

Through active listening and the questioning process, students have a better understanding of the perspective of others.
~Joanne Rowe

“Good questions are the essence of good discussion.” (Unit VI, page 23)





Socratic Seminar Questions

Socratic Seminar

An exchange of ideas
A setting where participants are all first among equals
A setting where the book or text is the teacher
An exchange that requires the support of ideas through evidence in the text
A setting where the leader guides rather than controls
Participants are seated in a circle
A setting that is handled by simple rules

Socratic Seminar is…



Essential Question

How can talking together to analyze a piece of work foster both, a deeper understanding of the text, as well as a deeper understanding of each other?



Socratic Seminar…
Share what you know

Concentrate on the selection
Address the question
State own opinion
Listen Carefully
Discuss the author’s ideas, not his life and times
Be Patient

Socratic Seminar Guidelines

Essential Question

How can talking together to analyze a piece of work foster both, a deeper understanding of the text, as well as a deeper understanding of each other?



Socratic Seminar…
Share what you know

Explained in Brief!

Socratic Seminars

Through active listening and the questioning process, students have a better understanding of the perspective of others.
~Joanne Rowe

Seminar can have 1 or 2 leaders:
Ask a series of questions to begin the discussion
Help participants examine or rephrase answers to draw out embedded meaning
Listen carefully to comments, and ask follow-up or clarifying questions
Know when the discussion has been adequately covered
The leaders are not participants – they keep the discussion flowing and connected to the text!

Socratic Seminar Leader

When collaborating in a Socratic Seminar it is important to establish an agreed list of norms. These will help the discussion to run smoothly, create a safe place to share ideas, and promote a deeper understanding of the text and each other!

What are the norms we should use in our classroom Socratic Seminar?

Socratic Seminar Norms

Socratic Seminar

A group discussion on a topic or reading where the participants engage in a search of the author’s meaning.
Socratic seminar is a structured discourse about ideas and ethical dilemmas that seeks to arrive at collective insights and understandings through questioning and discussion.
It is based on the dialogues lead by the philosopher Socrates. (Metzger, 1998; Tredway, 1995).


Socratic Seminar

Socratic Seminar

Researchers:
Metzger, 1998
Polite & Adams, 1997
Tanner & Casados, 1998
Tredway, 1995

An exchange of ideas
A setting where participants are all first among equals
A setting where the book or text is the teacher
An exchange that requires the support of ideas through evidence in the text
A setting where the leader guides rather than controls
Participants are seated in a circle
A setting that is handled by simple rules

Socratic Seminar is…



Explained in Brief!

Socratic Seminars

“Good questions are the essence of good discussion.” (Unit VI, page 23)





Socratic Seminar Questions

Concentrate on the selection
Address the question
State own opinion
Listen Carefully
Discuss the author’s ideas, not his life and times
Be Patient

Socratic Seminar Guidelines

List or poster of simple classroom rules or protocols for Socratic Seminars should be created by and visible to all participants

Socratic Seminar

Essential Question

How can talking together to analyze a piece of work foster both, a deeper understanding of the text, as well as a deeper understanding of each other?



Socratic Seminar…
Share what you know

What is Collaboration?
Refining
The remaining time is yours! Please use this in a way that best suits your needs.
Engage colleagues in conversations around collaboration in the classroom
Read articles provided
Share internet sites
Plan for collaborative experiences
Reflecting and
Refining
Working collaboratively with your group fill in the statement.
Write your sentence on the card.
Post your statement on the poster.

Collaboration is like ________
because ___________!
Seminar Reflection
Reflection
Using the "Individual Reflection" sheet, please take a minute and reflect on our time together.
Share some of your thoughts on a post-it note and place them on the "What Stuck" poster.
Why Collaborate?
Builds community
Provides opportunities for critical thinking
Enables the construction of viable arguments
Constructively critiques the reasoning of others
Excellent practice of patience and kindness
Responsible listening and speaking
Engages all students
Recognizes and builds strengths
Celebrates and values diversity

Is a coordinated, synchronous activity that is the result of a continued attempt to construct and maintain a shared conception of a problem.
~Krishna Alluri and K.Balasubramanian
Collaboration...
Researchers
For more information look for works by these leading researchers:
Robert Marzano
Rachel Billmeyer
Tinzmann, Jones, Fennimore, Bakker, Fine and Pierce
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Phillip Schlechty
Lev Vygotsky
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