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“Coming together is the beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
- Henry Ford

Collaboration is the practice of working together to achieve a common goal. Collaboration in school and at work demands patience, understanding, and self-awareness. To effectively collaborate, you must also effectively communicate. Students need to develop the ability to effectively communicate, problem-solve, and collaborate both face-to-face and virtually.

As a district, we recognize that our students will need the skills necessary to effectively collaborate and communicate with others for the rest of their lives - no matter their path after graduation. These skills will be critical for our students entering a workforce where partnerships will be foundational. Students who can effectively collaborate and communicate will be highly valuable in the workplace of the 21st century.

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What are the COLLABORATIVE skills we want all of our students to learn and develop?

Values Individual Contributions and Teamwork - Students share responsibility and valuing the individual contributions made by each team member.

Listens Actively - Students actively listen to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions.

Communicates Effectively - Students utilize effective interpersonal skills during conversations and discussions to build positive relationships and deliver clear, concise, and accurate ideas through spoken and written words using appropriate technologies and formats.

Gives and Receives Feedback - Students give and receive quality feedback, while exercising flexibility and a willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a goal.

Works With Others to Accomplish a Goal - Students work effectively and respectfully across diverse teams to research challenges, share ideas, deliberate to find solutions, share responsibilities, and practice thoughtful discourse.

Collaborative Skills We Are Building at SCS

What 'Collaborative' Looks Like at SCS