Using Technology to Drive Student Collaboration

Focus Area: Meaningful Tech Integration
Audience:

Teachers

Pathway: Understanding

Available Now

Overview

In this time of social isolation, it is more important than ever to provide students with opportunities to work and learn together. Yet it can feel daunting to promote collaboration either when teaching remotely or in classrooms that may look quite different. In this Virtual Workshop participants will:

  • Define the potential of collaborative learning to engage students, make their thinking visible, and build skills
  • Explore strategies and tools that can support student collaboration in both synchronous and asynchronous situations, such as consultancies, Padlet, and Google Jamboard
  • Build and get peer feedback on a plan for developing systems of collaboration

Audience

This workshop is designed for educators working in hybrid or remote learning environments.

Specifications

  • 2 hours

Outcome

I design learning experiences that leverage technology to drive student collaboration.

Learning Experience

Define

  • The potential of collaborative learning to engage students, make their thinking visible, and build skills
  • The key components of collaborative learning:
    • How can we build clear roles and routines to build trust and collaboration?
    • How can we build agreements and mindsets to support collaboration?
    • How do we develop ‘synergy’ and discussion within collaboration?
    • How can we support student thinking to be more visible and accessible?

Explore

  • Examples and scenarios of how classrooms both create and refine systems over time
  • Tools that can support student collaboration in both synchronous and asynchronous situations, such as consultancies, Padlet, and Google Jamboard

Build

  • A strategic plan for developing or enhancing their own personal systems of collaboration