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Information for the IMLS/ND LEAD/VCSU Collaborate 21 Initiative.
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Collaborate 21

An IMLS grant-funded initiative, with Valley City State University and ND LEAD as partners, whose mission is to develop, implement, and disseminate projects integrating the national content standards and 21st Century Skills in classrooms statewide. Collaborate 21 is in its 3rd year! Click here for a Detailed Description of the Collaborate 21 Initiative.

Congratulations to the School Teams selected to attend the 2nd Collaborate 21 Summer Academy!
Ashley Public School District #9 , Kennedy Elementary: Fargo Public Schools
Mapley Valley at Buffalo, Oakes Public School
Park River, Stanley Elementary School
Wilton Public School, Zeeland Public School
Click on the School Names in the menu above to learn more about that school's Collaborate 21 Project.
*Note: Projects for the 2nd Round of Schools have not yet been posted.

    School Team Projects

    What administrators are saying:

       "This project has brought our technology coordinator, the school library media specialist and our classroom teachers together to the benefit of the students."


    Click on a School Name Tab (above) to see the project designed by that school. To see what administrators are saying, scroll down to the bottom of this page!
    Projects from the Cadre Two schools will be posted as they become available.


    What they are saying.....

    Lessons Learned from Collaborate 21, 2012:
    "As an administrator I learned that I need to allow more collaborative planning time for all of my staff."

    "The library media specialist was the tie-in."

    "My vision for the library media specialist has changed and is evolving."

    "Our library media specialist is now seen as a 21st Century educator."

    "This group has set the bar pretty high for what I will expect from other teachers, now."

    "I have learned that if I trust my teachers, they can do great things. I am so proud of the teachers and the students for their collaborations."

    "This project has brought our technology coordinator, the school library media specialist and our classroom teachers together to the benefit of the students."

    News about Collaborate 21


    April 10, 2014 is the date for the second cadre of schools to present their projects for review.
    Top Team will travel to ISTE in Atlanta, GA at the end of June to present their findings in a poster session!

    3rd ANNUAL
     June 9-11, 2014
    This year's academy will be offered with an option for the attendee to take it for one continuing education credit at a cost of $50

    THREE Collaborate 21, 2012 teams travelled to national conferences to represent Valley City State University, ND LEAD, and the IMLS Collaborate 21 Grant in 2013.

    Presenters were accompanied by Jim Stenehjem, Konnie Wightman and Donna James. All three presentations were successful.


    Click on the tabs above left to view the Final Projects from the first and second Collaborate 21 cadres of schools.


    See more photos from the 2013 Academy at


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