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Global Collaboration

In order to prepare students to apply rigorous learning to new and real-world situations, educators must provide opportunities that foster critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration.

Importance of Global Collaborations

Common Core State Standards demand students to collaborate with diverse partners, thereby expanding students' global awareness.

Some of the benefits of collaboration might include:
Developing interpersonal skills of working together as a team.Fostering critical thinking skills while working towards a collaborative goal.Increasing comprehension while partaking in conversations and exploring ideas from different perspectives."Collaborative learning promotes communication among students; it is particularly beneficial for English Learners (ELs) because peer interaction contributes to the development of language," (CA ELA ELD Framework, Chapter 2).
New 2016 ISTE Standards for Students

I recently attended the ISTE Conference in Denver, where th…