At OCSI, we want our students to collaborate. We want our students to collaborate effectively, respecting others as God’s image bearers. So, we want our students to…
- Work productively in groups to focus ideas and create artworks that address genuine local and global community needs.
- Discuss course content with honesty and kindness.
- Establish and sustain positive relationships and build Christ-centered community.
- Work with others to solve problems and help each other learn.
- Follow discussion guidelines.
- Respect other languages and cultures.
- Work in groups to serve their audience in performance and to build Christ-centered community.
- Demonstrate good sportsmanship that encourages both their own team and opponents to appreciate and develop their skills.
- Work productively in groups to design and carry out explorations and experiments.
- Follow debate guidelines.
- Use digital tools appropriately to enhance collaboration.
- Make purposeful suggestions to the group, as they build Christ-centered community.
To help students grow as collaborators, we use a variety of strategies, including:
- Encouraging active listening.
- Assigning roles within a group.
- Debriefing how group work went.
Says Michael Essenburg, head of school: “Our world needs effective, respectful collaborators. Our world needs collaborators who can serve in different cultures and make an impact for Jesus. I’m glad our students are growing as collaborators.”