If Your School Doesn’t Support Collaboration, Look for It Elsewhere!

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  • File Type: Audio
  • Capacity Building: Collaborative Culture
  • In this 3 minute clip, Dr. Cindy O'Donnell-Allen, Professor at Colorado State University English Department and Director of the CSU Writing Project, talks about how in her teaching career she had to look beyond the colleagues in her school to find collaborative partners who supported her inquiry into practice. Her participation as a teacher in a National Writing Project community where each teacher had a question about instruction and learning really kept her in teaching. At a time when she was daily looking at job postings outside of education, the community that she found and the learning she engaged in with them is what sustained her interest and passion in teaching.