Inventors develop ideas through collaboration, feedback, and exchange in diverse communities.
Children participate in and contribute to learning with others when adults…
- invite children to develop a shared language of collaboration
- foster children’s ability to give and receive feedback
- are intentional about the choreography of individual and group learning
- use whole group meetings to make experiences and ideas visible and connect them to each other
Teachers participate in and contribute to learning with others when they…
- see their work as a valuable part of a professional learning community in which their ideas and experiences matter
- ask pedagogical questions and seek answers through direct experience in the classroom alongside colleagues who are pursuing similar questions
- collectively examine artifacts from learning experiences through the lens of the Inspiring Inventiveness Principles and Practices
- use thinking routines or discussion protocols to support collaborative understanding of student learning
Snapping Ideas Together
Use this tool to help children problem-solve on their own with little or no adult guidance.
Use this tool to help children contribute to and learn from the work of their peers.