The thinking behind collaboration is that it ‘involves the ability and disposition to consider the interdependence of people with each other and the natural environment; to contribute positively to one’s family, community, society and the environment; to resolve problems peacefully; to empathize with others and appreciate their perspectives; and to create and maintain healthy relationships’.

Students of Focus

Anxiety and sense of belonging are areas of concern for our Intermediate students. The data reflected in Our Schools Survey, Student Learning Survey MDI, FSA, office referrals and School Based team expertise lead to concerns for our Intermediate Students. Refer the section, Process For Determining Area of Student Learning of Most Concern, for data.

Knowledge and Skills

Taken and adapted from BC Career Life Education for grade 7 – If students and staff are able to know and do the following, students will be able to understand how to collaborate.

Students are expected to be able to do the following – DO:

  • Recognize personal preferences, skills, strengths, and abilities and set goals to define path.
  • Appreciate importance of respect, inclusivity, and other positive behaviours in diverse, collaborative learning.
  • Solve real-world problems through collaboration and contribution to the school and local and global community.  

Students are expected to know the following – KNOW:

  • Self-Identity
  • Personal Development skills: self-regulation, goal setting, self-assessment.
  • Connections to Community: cultural and social awareness and school and community needs and opportunities  

Students are expected to understand the following and to help them understand, we will post these around the school – UNDERSTAND:

  • Our attitude towards our learning is inclusive. We understand that learning is influenced by our ability to self-regulate and by our view of ourselves, friends, family, and community.
  • Safe environment depends on honoring cultural identity.
  • Solving real world problems expands our ability to create new ideas and collaborate.

We believe that staff and student learning takes place as one. Note: as with the previous SLP, we will modify the language and outcomes to reflect Primary scaffolding of understanding.