May 2007Myles & Schwartz Three-Day Notice A teacher requests help with a project and the library media staff or the technology staff can make the project work better, smoother, faster… …but its still not a collaborative venture
May 2007Myles & Schwartz Next Week Project Knowing that he or she will be absent, a teacher creates a project that can be handled by a substitute teacher… …in the library media center, with your help!
May 2007Myles & Schwartz Working Together The teacher, library media specialist, and technology integrationist work together to create a project that provides students with a strong foundation in Information literacy Learning experiences in content Technology application for teaching and learning
May 2007Myles & Schwartz Simple Steps for Real Collaboration Have a common purpose Accommodate your partner Take time to develop and implement real collaboration Know the process isnt necessarily linear Make a conscious decision to work better and more effectively
May 2007Myles & Schwartz This Doesnt Happen Naturally Time Good collaboration takes time because its a process and its about building relationships Its Not All About You Collaboration is about accommodation, compromise, and valuing what others bring to the project
May 2007Myles & Schwartz This Doesnt Happen Naturally Reflection Many of us are not self-reflective and we dont build that into our structures…including our daily activities Collegiality Ones personality and perception of the role of a teacher may inhibit the choice to develop a collaborative team relationship