Collaboratives are self-organizing groups that, while recognized by the NCTE Executive Committee, are free to choose their own leader and conduct most of their work through an online space in the NCTE Connected Community and at the NCTE Annual Convention.
Starting a Collaborative
To become established, a group should submit. to the NCTE Executive for approval, a proposal containing the following information:
- an explanation their area of shared inquiry;
- a method of selecting a leader; and
- provide a 3- to 4- sentence description about the goal/work of the group.
Once approved by the NCTE Executive Committee, the group will be given:
- a virtual space to hold conversations, exchange files and videos, and otherwise pursue their work together on the NCTE Connected Community;
- a space to meet at the NCTE Annual Convention; and
- a slot for round-table meetings with other Collaboratives, to facilitate sharing and the creation of new opportunities for learning and action.
To maintain status as a recognized Collaborative, the group must select a new leader every three years.
Collaboratives are open to all current NCTE members who wish to participate in the work of a particular collaborative.