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Hacking Groupwork — How to TEACH Collaboration

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 111AB

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Elk Grove Unified School District
Lorna Miller is Graphic Design Instructor at Franklin High School in CA. She has over 25 years of design and teaching experience. Lorna has taught all levels of graphic design and traditional Art and continues to pursue learning the trade herself. Lorna loves that no matter how much she knows about design, students are always teaching her as well. She LOVES creating, LOVES teaching, and LOVES helping her students see that graphic design skills can be useful in ANY career.
Franklin High School, EGUSD
@Dawn Williams
Dawn Williams has been teaching for over 25 years and has taught at Franklin High School since it opened, instructing new filmmakers and advanced students in various media classes, with her broadcast students producing a daily campus-wide newscast. Mrs. Williams continually adapts her approach to the ever-changing media landscape, looking for new ways to bolster her students’ aspirations no matter where their journeys take them. She genuinely cares that her students have the skills and knowledge needed when they graduate and is known for her patience with her students and her ability to relate to students of varying backgrounds.

Session description

Want to take your group work to a whole new level? Join this session to find out how to use collaborative intelligence, design thinking, after-action reviews and project management techniques to up the collaboration game in your classroom!

Purpose & objective

Educators and Thought Leaders will be able to elevate any collaborative efforts with their students AND with their colleagues.

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Why TEACH collaboration?
Collaborative Intelligence "Mind Patterns"
Collaborative Intelligence "Thinking Talents"
Design Thinking
After Action Review Reflection

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Supporting research

Collaborative Intelligence, Donna Markover and Angie McArthur
Henry Ford Learning Institute

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Session specifications

Communication & collaboration
Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Attendee devices:
Devices not needed
Subject area:
Career and technical education, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards:
For Coaches:
  • Establish trusting and respectful coaching relationships that encourage educators to explore new instructional strategies.
For Educators:
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.