Standards Connection
The following rubric descriptors from the SLMC instrument address collaboration.
  • Understands the significance of a collaborative media program and its impact on student learning.
  • Provides leadership in collaboratively planning, promoting and sustaining the school library media program, services, and resources.
  • Supports and participates in professional learning communities.
  • Collaborates with teachers to integrate information and instructional technology into all curricular areas.
  • Collaborates with teachers to develop culturally relevant classroom instructional practices.
  • Collaboratively designs differentiated instruction that assures the integration of content, pedagogy, and technology across the curriculum.
  • Facilitates the collaborative design of learning experiences that cultivate creativity and critical thinking.
  • Communicates the connection between a flexibly scheduled school library media program, collaboration with classroom teachers, and student learning.
  • Collaboratively plans, implements, and assesses inquiry-based instruction.
  • Communicates data that illustrate the connection between an open and flexibly scheduled library media program, collaboration with classroom teachers, and student learning.
  • Collaborates with school staff to incorporate participatory and social learning into their instructional practices.
  • Provides leadership in collaboratively assessing, evaluating, and synthesizing information resources to support teaching and learning.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to use action research findings in the implementation of the school library media program.

Being a Reflective Practitioner
  1. Read each suggestion about initiating or improving collaborative experiences.
  2. Think of an example of this suggestion from your personal experience.
  3. Jot down notes about the factors that may have contributed to the success or failure of the experience.
  4. After the allotted time, move to the next Padlet.
  5. After you have had time to add notes to all five Padlets, review the notes within your group to see if there are commonalities or trends within them.
  6. Reflect with the larger group.

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Padlet 4
Padlet 5

Conversation Capture

Collaboration Strategy

Collaboration and Reflection
The Power of Collaboration

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