The 4C's in the Classroom

Effective Collaboration

What are the 4C's?

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Creativity & Innovation

Lego Activity

  • You have 3 minutes to build a 3-Dimensional Lego structure.
  • Collaborate with your group to build it.
  • The tallest structure wins.

What's the difference between Collaboration and Communication?

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How do we define collaboration?

Collaboration can be defined in many ways, but P21 defines collaboration as follows:

Collaborate with Others

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams
  • Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal
  • Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member

National Education Association. (2014). Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society, 14. NEA Education Policy and Practice Department. Accessed March, 4, 2014.

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Discussion: How do we integrate Collaboration into the Classroom?

What are ways you currently use collaboration in the classroom?

Are there ways that you could use collaboration to enhance classroom projects?