INCLUSIVE AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
WHAT IS INCLUSIVE AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING?
This pillar fosters empathy and the ability to work as a team (cooperation). Cohorts and teams are the practice, no longer the exception. The ability to collaborate well is one of the most sought-after skills in education and the workplace and is therefore paramount to our children’s success. CSLC offers an inclusive educational environment—where children of all ages and abilities learn and grow together. This model helps children develop compassionate and realistic expectations of one another and promotes the authentic development of empathy. Children are valued for their differences and taught to recognize and build on one another’s strengths to further a common goal. This has significant implications in a society where bullying, ostracism, and otherness are becoming more and more problematic and distracting for our youth.
CSLCis committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive and is supportive of each and all of its members. CSLC seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin.
CSLC recognizes that we live in an increasingly interconnected, globalized world and that students benefit from learning in educational and social contexts, in which there are participants from all manner of backgrounds. The goal is to encourage students to consider diverse experiences and perspectives throughout their lives. All members of the CSLC community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.
"Children see magic because they look for it."
- Christopher Moore, writer
Children's SLC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. To donate, please contact us.
Children's SLC is a nonprofit learning collaborative in Salt Lake City, UT. Our classroom largely depends on events and fundraisers to raise funds for children from diverse areas and family income structures. Money raised pays for scholarships, buys passes to various venues around Salt Lake City and provides supplies for learning and creative expression. Please contact us about donations or ask us about our annual Gala and Art Shows.