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Framework (AP) Academic Preparedness 

AVI-06.AP.03: Collaboration is teamwork with shared responsibility, sharing of ideas, information and opinions, and formal and informal discussion. Students who collaborate work together toward a common goal, develop positive interdependence, work in focused study groups, and support the learning of others through inquiry.


(a) Establish norms and expectations around shared responsibility among group members
(b) Establish norms and expectations around appreciating diversity among group members
(c) Develop a foundational familiarity and comfort with classmates
(d) Identify respectful and disrespectful actions of self and others
(e) Check group members’ level of understanding
(f) Utilize technology to collaborate with classmates
(g) Apply basic understanding of effective public speaking
(h) Incorporate visual aids and/or technology when appropriate
(i) Describe the characteristics of effective listening, such as eye contact and mirroring
(j) Monitor word choice when speaking
(k) Identify formal and informal language registers

Students who collaborate can:

  • Create a safe and supportive physical and philosophical environment
  • Work through identified structures and roles to achieve a common goal
  • Develop positive interdependence
  • Clearly communicate verbally and non-verbally
  • Listen effectively to decipher meaning
  • Deepen the learning of others through inquiry and active engagement



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