Collaboration Nation
Collaboration Nation

A national study of collaboration instruction and assessment in K-12 schools.

Collaboration is a skill that most educators consider vital, but the strategies for building this skill are still unclear. There is currently very little scientific research on how to measure and improve collaboration skills (c.f., Pellegrino and Hilton, 2012; Plucker, Kennedy, & Dilley, 2015). To advance our understanding of current practices, a group of concerned, mission-driven organizations and researchers have committed to conduct the first systematic national study of collaboration instruction and assessment in schools. The final report will be posted on the P21 website and the data will be shared with all Partners.

More specifically, the goals are:
To assess district and teacher priorities for teaching collaboration
To understand how student collaboration is encouraged, taught, and assessed
To understand how prepared educators are to teach and assess collaboration
To investigate the supports and tools that teachers need

Cost: Free

Study Director: Jordan Lippman, PhD, Executive Director at ISA Learning™
Project Manager: Wesley Waldrup, LPC, Director of Research at Project Playground™
Independent Data Analyst: Annie McNamara, MA, Graduate Student at the University of Pittsburgh

Mr. Fred W. Brown, Jr., President and CEO, Homewood Children’s Village
Patrick E. Crawford, Ed.D., Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Leadership Development Center (PLDC)
James W. Pellegrino, Ph.D., Co-director of Learning Sciences Research Institute, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, and Distinguished Professor of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
Mr. David Ross, Chief Executive Officer at the Partnership for 21st Century Learning
Ms. Selena Schmidt, Engagement at PBS KIDS, Public Broadcasting Service

Participate in the Collaboration Nation Survey was last modified: December 16th, 2016 by The Sprout Fund