Collaboration

Find a Partner for Collaboration: https://www.globe.gov/globe-community/find-a-collaboration-partner 

I - FOUR-STEP PROCESS FOR THE COLLABORATION EXPERIENCE ITSELF

1.  FIND:  Find a School with Which to Connect

The first step is to thoughtfully select a school with which to collaborate. 

2.  PREPARE:  Prepare Your Students 

In order to establish a sense of collaboration and understanding, it is important that students “do their homework” on the collaborating school. They should get to know the school, it’s location, student populations, history, and culture.  They should also have the opportunity to take some responsibility in the exchange.  Teachers also have to prepare. 

3.  IMPLEMENT:  Carry out the Exchange

Engage with the collaborating school via Zoom or other strategy, as described under “Finding a Collaborator”. 

4.  FOLLOW UP:  Encourage Reflection and Build Lasting Connections 

Follow up with your collaborating school, deepen learning, and support ongoing collaboration.

For a detailed guide of the 4-step collaboration process, click HERE.

 

II - PLANNING NOTES FOR EMBEDDING COLLABORATION INTO CLASSROOM LEARNING

This document provides teachers with 

  • DECISIONS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BEGINNING
  • POSSIBLE STEPS (SAMPLE TIMELINE)
  • IDEAS FOR FORMAL OR INFORMAL ASSESSMENT
  • POSSIBLE INTEGRATION ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES (TO LEVERAGE WHAT EACH CAN OFFER)

To see the detailed planning notes, click HERE. 

III - FINDING A COLLABORATOR

This document guides GLOBE teachers who want to connect with other GLOBE classrooms anywhere in the world.  Once two teachers are connected, then students can begin to connect with other students across the partnering classrooms.

To see the detailed Finding a Collaborator Guide, click HERE.

IV - TEAMWORK

Teamwork involves building relationships and working with other people using a number of important skills and habits. This document has ready-to-use lessons and activities to facilitate teamwork with students.

To see the detailed teamwork document, click HERE.