I really want a meaningful, practical collaboration checklist that students can use for self-assessment. I found one in one of the sample assessment plans (see attached file). It is a bit long (12 items); I will pare it down to the five items below:
I accept other’s ideas
I encourage the members of my
I offer feedback in a constructive,
I listen when someone is talking
I complete all of my work
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The Assessing Projects portal blended with the Intel Elements Assessment course are my favorite resources because I have at my finger tips multiple assessment types to share and distribute amongst educators.I consider the Assessment resources a pot of gold, because I can instantly use a pre-made assessment that is provided or quickly alter an assessment to best fit my unit of study.
My biggest challenge when working in group activities - even with educators- is that everyone needs to pull their weight to contribute and collaborate. I always start with the collaborative group work and peer feedback rubrics to guide the educators that I work with to set a high standard of accountability and given task assignments within each group of educators. Everyone then identifies a task that they are responsible for and also documents their contribution to the group project. It's a wi- win for everyone and once modeled with educators, they see the importance to model and utilize with their students.
The Assessing Projects portal gives a lot of great examples of collaboration checklists. I like to have students create their own checklist. I usually use a what does good collaboration Look Like? What does it Sound Like? We review classroom norms and compile our list. Students take ownership because they made the list. Each day of the project I ask them which item on the list they want to do really well. At the end of the session you can ask on a scale of 1 to 10 how was your collaboration? If it was less than 10 what would they need to do the next day to make it a 10.