Collaboration: An Important Element Needed for the 21st Century

This past weekend I had the opportunity to see effective collaboration in action in Birmingham, Alabama.  A team of professionals from Childcare Resources were guided by a competent and caring leader, Amy Bradley. These women worked together to plan and implement a quality conference that provided professional development to many early childhood educators.

Collaborative groups share responsibilities, adapt and adjust to changes, and communicate to each other about their important contributions in their roles. It was great to observe all these things occurring during the conference. The participants at the conference felt the positive attitudes of the group, saw their effective organization demonstrated, and appreciated the sessions in the program.

How wonderful it was for me to do the keynote on 21st Century Skills which included the 4C’s – while observing Collaboration working so effectively!

As we plan professional development opportunities for your early childhood educators we need to strive to be a collaborative team – just like this fabulous group in Birmingham!

Remember the 4 C’s: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking!